Kansas City's Front Porches Are Gathering Places, And Now Music Venues, Too
The front porch is an American institution. It's an ideal place to wind down with a cool drink on a summer night. But this familiar scene is all-too-easy to take for granted.
On the occasion of Kansas City's inaugural PorchFest, a music festival bringing 70 bands to residential porches, Central Standard takes a look at the history of the American front porch. We also visit with the festival organizer to hear about the bands bringing West Plaza porches to life this weekend.
- Kathryn Golden, Organizer, PorchFest KC
- Michael Dolan, author, The American Porch: An Informal History of an Informal Place