UPDATED June 15: Porchfest, the annual live-music celebration taking place at dozens of outdoor locations in Arlington (not necessarily all literally porches) was held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Those who wished could keep right on enjoying entertainment immediately afterward at the homegrown music and community party known as "Garage Band," this year featuring bluegrass group Local Freight.

Free and open to all, the outdoor event ran 6 to 8 p.m.. at Abe's Global Service Station, 334 Mass. Ave., East Arlington.

The business had a stage and sound equipment, and a side street was closed so that all those attending may dance and socialize, a news release says.


"Local Freight is from our region, featuring accomplished musicians who will really amaze you with clean harmonies, strong pickin’ and a solid groove to best enjoy a summer evening," said organizer Ed Blundell, a volunteer with event sponsor Arlington Commission for the Arts and Culture (ACAC) or Arts Arlington.

He and other organizers are asking "folks to walk, bike or [use] other people-powered arrival methods instead of driving and parking."

This was a free, family-friendly event with activities from Mystic Open Studios for kids to enjoy, including beads and bubbles.

YourArlington shared an information table there with ACAC, a website underwriter.

For more information, go to ArtsArlington.org

This news announcement was published Wednesday, June 5, 2024, based on information from local resident Edward Blundell, volunteer with the ACAC and an organizer for the Garage Band event, and updated June 6, to add a request for attendees if possible to use "people-powered arrival methods instead of driving and parking," as well as June 11, to include YourArlington's participation. It was updated twice June 15, for time references.