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.

PorchRokr is Saturday, August 19, 2017.  

Time Cat

Jilly's Main Stage TIME CAT

Time Cat is a high-energy Akron fan favorite! Band members Jeri Sapronetti, Sam Caler, and Corey Jenkins will bring the House down with some in your face rock 'n' roll!  Stick around and rock the night away, and prepare to have your mind blown!    


Art, crafts FOOD & MORE

From vintage clothing and accessories to handmade jewelry, upcycled furniture and gourmet goods, your trinkets are someone else’s treasures. You won't go away hungry with dozens of local food tents, trucks, and carts to satisfy any craving! 

Guitar -Raffle


Thanks to the Devil Strip, The Guitar Department and generosity, imagination and talent of the Highland Square based artist Matt Miller, the guitar for this year’s PorchRokr raffle is one-of-a-kind. Rock Hall inductee, Mike Mills of R.E.M. fame, graciously autographed a guitar to be raffled off at PorchRokr Music and Arts Festival. The raffle will benefit the Highland Square Neighborhood Association.Tickets on sale at all PorchRokr information booths. Don’t miss your chance!


Beer -Garden

South Point Tavern BEER GARDEN

Enjoy some great bands at the Earth Quaker Devices Beer Garden Stage along with some tasty beer form Fat Head’s and Jackie O’s brewery. Grab yourself some custom-designed pint glasses and mini-growlers designed by local artist Jacob Mollohan and sponsored by Ray’s Pub