Thank you from 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 was a rocking good time. Thank you to Highland Square residents and festival goers for making this community event an even bigger success! With over 10,000 visitors, PorchRokr has become the best event to see original music of every genre from Akron and beyond. 

If you loved PorchRokr and want Highland Square Neighborhood Association to keep bringing this and other great events to the Neighborhood, please consider giving to HSNA or secure your sponsorship for next year's PorchRokr!

 

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WHO PERFORMED

The Dreemers headlined at the Jilly's Music Room Main stage, located at Conger and West Market Streets. Akron's own Robert Keith, Benjamin Patrick Natalie and Grieshammer create Garage Soul & Rock n Roll that's fun to dance to.
So many great performers make PorchRokr so special. Check out the band line-up and catch-up on who you may have missed.

Performers and Band Line-up
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WHAT TO BUY

From vintage clothing and accessories to handmade jewelry, upcycled furniture and gourmet goods, yard sales and community organizations. there is something for everyone as you wander along the gorgeous Highland Square streets. Artists and vendors will be set up throughout the festival footprint. Check out the what's where.


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DOPLER AVENUE

  • FOOD:
  • New Belgium Beer Garden
  • Mustard Seed Market
  • ART:
  • EarthQuaker Devices
  • Blue Sky Ceramic Studios
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CASTERTON AVENUE

  • FOOD:
  • NORKA Food and Beverage
  • Not Yo' Daddy's Mexican Hot Sauce by Mango & The Prickly Cactus
  • Akron Coffee Roasters
  • Tootsie treats
  • Heini’s Cheese & American Classic Popcorn
  • The Square Scullery
  • Nom Nom Popcorn Company
  • Miss Julie's Kitchen
  • ART:
  • Urban Lace
  • Only in Akron
  • Whiskertin
  • Human Unlimited
  • Meggie Sue Designs
  • All Things B
  • Jewelry by Design
  • Zuzu & Madelaine
  • Sisters Scented Candles
  • The Artful Cricket
  • MyGlo Design
  • Rubber City Clothing
  • Buckeye Clothing Company
  • Ely Road Boutique
  • RichHeartWealthySoul
  • Salamander's Forge
  • Lauren's Artistic Epiphytes
  • Terri's Things
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Akron Soul Train
  • Falls Music School
  • Innovation Church
  • Firefly Music School
  • Akron Square Fest - City of Akron
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Conger AVENUE
  • FOOD:
    Jilly's Music Room
  • ART:
    Diana Schott
    Erica Kraus

    COMMUNITY:
    West Hill Neighborhood Organization
    BARC Better Akron Recreation for Canines
    King Elementary School PTA
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EDGERTON ROAD

  • FOOD:
  • Pop Smith
  • ART:
  • Linda Henretta Designs
  • Pandora's Creations
  • Simply Silver
  • Beads n Beans
  • EPIC Art
  • Tea Dude
  • Urban Buzz
  • The Guitar Department
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HEREFORD PARK-HEREFORD AVENUE
  • FOOD:
  • Stray Dog Cart
  • Snowie Daze
  • Jimmy's Backyard BBQ
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Fairlawn School of Music
  • KinderCare
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THE MERRIMAN-MERRIMAN ROAD

  • FOOD:
  • Cafe Arnone
  • Sassy Dog
  • A Twist of Leona
  • ART:
  • Axis Mundi
  • Anderung Design
  • Genuine Article
  • Tindercraft Ceramics
  • Greta Ramey and Jeremy Ondo
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Rahab Ministries
  • Summit Toyota
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NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE
  • FOOD:
  • Southern Thangs
  • McCoy's Custom Catering
  • ART:
  • BucketWear Clothing Company
  • Echoes
  • Land of Plenty
  • Chris Deighan Art
  • Neighbors Apparel
  • Winter's Studio
  • Rockeverywear Apparel & FashionTruck
  • Common Scents Etc
  • Crafty Bastards
  • Elisabeth Darby
  • Divine Designs
  • Plan 10 Photodesign
  • StegoKitty
  • Blimp City Jewelry & Gifts
  • Baby Mama Design
  • The Chippy Beaver
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron
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WE APPRECIATE OUR SPONSORS

An event like this cannot happen with out the tremendous support from the community, local businesses and our city. Please patronize these amazing sponsors and let them know they are a valuable part of our community.

Jilly 's (1)

JILLY'S MUSIC ROOM

Main Stage Sponsor

Earth Quaker (2)
Earthquaker Devices

Beer Garden Stage

FSM-HSM (1)
Fairlawn & Hudson School of Music

Teen Stage

Summit Toyota (1)

Summit Toyota of Akron

JAZZ STAGE

Revival -Square
Revival &
Square Records

Silent Disco

Kinder Care
Kinder Care

Kid Zone

New Belgium

New Belgium

Beer Garden

Ray &Manny
Ray's Pub &
Manny's Pub

GUITAR ORCHESTRA

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PHOTO BOOTH
South Point Tavern
CRAFT SERVICES
Arnie's Public House
Eye Opener
TRANSPORTATION
KK Architectural Sales
Fairlawn & Hudson School of Music
WATER STATIONS
Donamarc Water Systems
GROWLERS & GLASSES
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
ANNOUNCING-EM-C
91.3 The Summit
EVENT SPACE
The City of Akron
PORTABLE RESTROOMS
Sir Speedy
Special Thanks to 
Graffitti Print Shop / Power Media / Ohio Brewing Company / Rockyknoll

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PORCHES

  • Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
  • Noel & Beth Dannemiller
  • Falls Music School
  • Jilly's Music Room
  • Richard Swirsky
  • Andrew Smolen Cutler Realty
  • HiveMind
  • TinyCircuits
  • Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
  • Roundhouse Apartments
  • Good Life Piercing
  • Mustard Seed Market
  • CP & Sons Landscaping
  • Highland Veterinary Clinic
  • St.V High School
  • Headwaves
  • Summit Croissants
  • NORKA
  • Spring Garden Waldorf School
  • Frank's Place
  • South Point Tavern
  • Adolph Optical
  • West Akron Baseball Leagues - W.A.B.L
  • Amer's West Hill Marathon
  • Hollow Bone Records
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BAND SWAG
  • Akron Coffee Roasters
  • Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
  • Hower House Museum
  • Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Countryside Conservancy
  • Nuevo Modern Mexican
  • Akron Symphony Orchestra
  • WKSU