JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tomorrow, people will pour into Jacksonville for the River City’s largest patio party. Local bands are crashing the decked-out homes of Springfield for the annual“The hope and goal is people will have a chance to explore the neighborhood and see what Springfield has to offer,” says Mike Haskins, the executive director of SPAR., or Springfield Preservation and Revitalization, is the nonprofit community group that hosts PorchFest each year.
“It’s really important to honor the legacy by ensuring we maintain the creative vibe of this neighborhood that is a home for many, many people,” Haskins says.SPAR says turnout at PorchFest has been growing for years and it’s not expected to slow. The nonprofit is expecting more than 20,000 people to line up on Springfield’s streets to hear the beats of the local bands.“We’re right back in the place where it all started, it’s a very full-circle moment,” says Flash, a member of the band.
“I’ve been a part of quite a few of these festivals, this is going to be the best one,” says Justice. SPAR says the proceeds from PorchFest will go back into the Springfield neighborhood to support local artists. The event starts tomorrow, lasting from 12:00-8:00 PM.
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