PHOTOS: Hyattsville’s first PorchFest

The Marx Family Jam Band plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard

The Hyattsville Preservation Association organized the city’s first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Twelve houses hosted musicians for an afternoon of musical entertainment. Residents had the option to stroll along from house to house, or post at one house and hear a range of musicians. There was a brass quintet, acoustic sets, an Irish harper, ukulele, music for kids, a jam session, jazz, rock, Americana, contemporary folk, blues, flamenco guitar, rock, pop — a wide variety of music crammed into four hours.

  • Residents join Bruce Hutton during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents enjoy music by Bruce Hutton on Jefferson Street during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents enjoy music on Jefferson Street during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Bruce Hutton plays folk music on his banjo on Jefferson Street during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents join in and play some of Bruce Hutton's instruments during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents enjoy music during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Naniukelelejo plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents enjoy music on during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Naniukelelejo plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Residents enjoy the music during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • A house on 42nd Avenue hosted an open jam session during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • A house on 42nd Avenue hosted an open jam session during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • A house on 42nd Avenue hosted an open jam session during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • A house on 42nd Avenue hosted an open jam session during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Jim Groves & Friends plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Jim Groves & Friends plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Jim Groves & Friends plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by BreAnna Bell
  • Sense of Wonder plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Rick and Audrey Engdahl perform as Sense of Wonder during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Residents enjoy the music during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • A performer entertains the audience with a story during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • The Marx Family Jam Band plays during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Residents enjoy the music during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Will the Harper plays an Irish Harp at his home on 39th Avenue during Hyattsville's first PorchFest. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Will the Harper plays an Irish Harp at his home on 39th Avenue during Hyattsville's first PorchFest. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Will the Harper plays an Irish Harp at his home on 39th Avenue during Hyattsville's first PorchFest. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Jorge Serafin plays Classical Latin guitar on 40th Place during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Residents listen to Jorge Serafin play Classical Latin guitar on 40th Place during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard
  • Local resident Janine Wilson sings as Jorge Serafin plays Classical Latin guitar on 40th Place during Hyattsville's first PorchFest on Sept. 16. Photo by Krissi Humbard