Sunday, April 21, 2024

Audrey Ryan performs from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday on a loading dock at 440 Somerville Ave. during Somerville’s Porchfest. (Photo: Audrey Ryan via Flickr)

PorchFest and the Ignite! Global Food and Fire Festival are Saturday in Somerville.

During PorchFest, audience members experience live music by traveling around Somerville to see performers on porches and in yards. The event runs from noon through 6 p.m. Musicians perform from noon to 2 p.m. in spots west of Willow Avenue; from 2 to 4 p.m. between Willow Avenue and Central Street; and from 4 to 6 p.m. in areas east of Central Street.

A full list of performers and a map of performer locations is available here.

After PorchFest, people can celebrate Union Square’s “sizzling food landscape” at Ignite! from 6 to 10 p.m. in Union Square Plaza. Revelers can “expect an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment and a raucous celebration of global culture,” according to the Somerville Arts Council. A $2 donation is suggested. A full Ignite! schedule is here.

version of this story appeared originally on Somerville Neighborhood News.