11855618_393814007475180_4722727442921001558_nIf you love live music, then head to the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur on Sunday, Oct. 18, when more than 130 bands will be performing as part of the inaugural Porchfest.

The free event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. and see musicians of all kinds playing on the porches and lawns of homes throughout the neighborhood.

A joint collaboration of resident Scott Doyon, local blog Decatur Metro, and the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Oakhurst Porchfest will transform the neighborhood into a festival a square mile in size. First created in Ithaca, NY, Porchfests have popped up all over the country.

“This being our first year, we set out with a conscious decision to aim low and start small,” says Doyon. “Turns out the community had other plans. Their enthusiastic embrace of the idea has already made us one of the five largest Porchfests on the continent.”

Parking is available in decks and lots throughout the neighborhood though visitors are strongly encouraged to instead arrive on foot, by bike, with Uber, or by exiting MARTA’s Blue Line at the East Lake Station.

For a schedule and more details, visit oakhurstporchfest.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.