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Porch Fest planned for city’s porches

The Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce is in the final planning stages for this year’s Porch Fest.

The event will take place on the porches of homes along historic Belleville Avenue on Saturday, November 7.

Performances will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m.

Judy Crane, Chamber Executive Director, said the group is working out the final performance line up, with the main act ready to take the stage.

“We are working on which performers will be on which porches for the day,” Crane said. “But we do know that our main act, Tobacco Rd., will take the main stage at 6 p.m. and perform until 8 p.m.”

The main stage will be set up at the Downing House in its usual spot, Crane said.

With many events being canceled across the country, Crane said special precautions are being taken for this event.

“We want to do these kinds of things for the public, but we need their help to make that happen,” Crane said.

There will be hand-washing stations set up throughout the festival area, Crane said.

“We are asking that everyone practice social distancing as much as possible,” Crane said. “We also encourage masks for this event.”

For those looking for a little refreshment during the event, there will be concessions available, Crane said.

“The police department, fire department, Battered by the Bay and Kona Ice will be on hand for concessions,” Crane said.

The annual event usually hosts a kids area, but, Crane said, that will not be available for this year.

“We are doing our best to make this a safe event,” Crane said. “With the Corona virus, we agreed that it would be safer not to offer a kids area this year.”

Along with Tobacco Rd., singer/songwriters, Brooke Brown and Buddy Barnes will be performing. Others will be performing through the district and will include a variety of musical genres. There is no admission charge to enjoy the musical presentations.

A detailed list of performers and their performance locations will be released in the coming days, Crane said.