Porchfest brings Flint residents to Carriage Town for live music, art

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FLINT, MI – More than 10 different musical and artistic acts were performed Friday night at Porchfest on First Avenue and Mason Street in Flint’s Carriage Town.

Residents saw the street and porches along First Avenue and Mason Street turn into concert halls for the free event hosted by What’s Up Downtown Flint.

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The event began in 2020 as a way for residents of Flint to exit the home safely during the COVID-19 lockdown, Porchfest organizer Kady Yellow said.

“Art, music and creativity are powerful healing tools,” she said. “It’s time to come together for the first time in over a year and reward our senses through multisensory experiences, that’s what you’ll discover in both spaces.

Residents were encouraged to bring their own food and drink, chairs and blankets to sit on during performances.

The event included garden games, face painting, yoga, a poet for hire, a food truck, and visual art exhibits.

More summer events can be found on the What’s Up Downtown Flint website.

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