What is PorchRokr?

Highland Square’s annual PorchRokr Music and Art Festival transforms the verandas of one of Akron's most historic and eclectic neighborhoods into one-day art studios and concert venues. Thousands of locals and out-of-towners rock out to some 130 diverse musicians and artists, using both area residences and business establishments as their personal stage. The festival rotates each year among four sections of Highland Square to encourage spontaneous interaction among all its neighbors.

Our next PorchRokr is Saturday, August 19, 2017. We’re looking for event performers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers, so if you’re interested, check out below. This year, the festival footprint is back to the beginning. Come hang with us!




Banjo. Electric guitar. Saxophone. Violin. Accordion. Whatever you enjoy playing, our audience will enjoy listening. Whether it’s hard rock, blue grass or pitch-perfect acapela, we’re ready to get our groove on.


I wanna SELL

From vintage clothing and accessories to handmade jewelry, upcycled furniture and gourmet goods, your trinkets are someone else’s treasures. Set up shop now at the coolest venue in Northeast Ohio!



How much do you love PorchRokr? Now’s your chance to support this one-of-a-kind event and advertise your business all at one time. Sponsor a porch and get your name or business name displayed!



So are you handy with set up and teardown? Or maybe know the lay of the land, so could help guide visitors? This community event is fueled by all types of tireless volunteers. And you could be one of ‘em!