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Mapleton Hill
Boulder, CO

September 22, 2024
12:00 - 4:00 pm

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Mapleton Hill PorchFest—founded in 2011—is a free neighborhood walkabout where dozens of local musicians play and sing on the beautiful porches of historic Mapleton Hill. It’s Free! Come celebrate the arts and community.


“Today’s PorchFest was the perfect way to spend a lovely fall afternoon strolling the neighborhood! Thanks to the committee! Look forward to it next year.”

"When live music is enjoyed under the shade of changing silver maples, in one of Boulder’s most picturesque neighborhoods, it just sounds better." Boulder Daily Camera, Sept 7, 2022


Mapleton Hill

(Between 4th and 9th)

Boulder, CO 



Band FAQ

I want to play! A quick FAQ . . . and sign up below to play at the Mapleton Hill PorchFest!

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WE ARE FULL UP FOR 2024! Sign up below to be on the waitlist or to play in 2025!


On behalf of the Mapleton Hill PorchFest Committee we are very excited to announce that we are in full planning mode and currently taking band submissions for this year’s event! PorchFest will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2024!


Here’s what you'll want to know:

  • The event will run from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • Bands can sign up to play in one of three time slots. The set times are as follows:
    ○ Set 1 (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
    ○ Set 2 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
    ○ Set 3 (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

  • To accommodate set-up and breakdown times, Porch Hosts hosting two bands will ONLY be scheduled for Set 1 and Set 3. This will provide a one-hour break between bands so that bands have enough time to properly breakdown and set-up.

  • This is primarily an acoustic event.
    ○ We encourage all bands to perform acoustically when possible. This allows us to maximize the number of groups that can perform within Mapleton Hill, keeping this a walkable and enjoyable event for all. We understand that some performers will require electricity and some amplification (especially with solo- artists, keyboards, etc.) and are happy to accommodate as needed.
    ○ We ask that you please be considerate of other performers during the event, complying with requests to reduce sound if asked.

  • Mapleton Hill PorchFest does not pay bands.

  • Tip jars will be provided.

  • If you have it, we encourage you to offer merchandise for sale.

  • Be sure to bring everything you’ll need to perform, including power cords.


Thank you in advance for your interest and participation - we can't do this without your support!

Mapleton Hill PorchFest Committee

Musician Sign Up

We are full for 2024! Please feel free to sign up to be on the waiting list for 2024! Or to be on the considered for 2025!

First Choice for Set Time
Second Choice for Set Time

Thanks for submitting! We will be in touch!

I want to be a Porch Host! A quick FAQ . . . and sign up here to host a band/musician at the Mapleton Hill PorchFest!

Thanks so much for considering hosting a band on your porch!

Here are guidelines to explain the benefits and expectations of Porch Hosts as
well as the role the Committee plays in assigning and scheduling porches.

The date for PorchFest is Sunday, September 22, 2024. We will follow the three-set format
introduced in 2023 with the event running from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. This year, Porch Hosts can sign up to host one or two bands.

  • If a Porch Host opts for one band, they can give a preference to which Set they would like to host.

  • If a Porch Host opts for two bands, the bands will be assigned to Set one and Set three, allowing adequate set-up and breakdown times for both bands.

  • If a Porch Host has a band that they would like to have play on their porch, that band must fill out the band form on the Mapleton Hill PorchFest website here. Doing so makes sure the band is accurately recognized on the event day map.

  • If you are a band playing on your own porch, we ask that you sign up as both a Porch Host and a band. This helps us for planning purposes.


The Committee will do its best to accommodate all Porch Host requests. Please understand that in making assignments the Committee may need to adjust your Set preference to ensure proper placement of bands throughout Mapleton Hill. We will communicate directly with you as planning progresses.


Sounds good? Sign up with the form below. Questions? Send us an email by clicking here.

Porch Host Sign Up

Read the FAQ above before signing up!

Is this your first time hosting?
I Want to Host a Single Set (pick preferred time)

Set Selection (pick either a single or double set)

I Want To Host TWO sets!

Thanks for submitting! We will be in touch!

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