On Sunday, May 21, the Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association launched its concert series Porch Pickin’ in Woodland Heights at historic Lafayette Park.
The concert began at 3 p.m. with a performance by Paul Phariss. Neighbors gathered with lawn chairs and blankets to listen to music while children made use of playground equipment and games provided by the Springfield Greene-County Park Board. Todd Osbern, of the band Hometown Tourist, played next. And Jack Bowden played the last set, closing the concert down at 7 p.m.
During the musical performances the crowd waxed and waned as neighbors stopped in for a few numbers before leaving again to fulfill obligations. More than 50 neighbors gathered together to enjoy the concert in all.
Porch Pickin’ will return every third Sunday until Sept. 17. The plan is for neighbors to host future concerts on various porches throughout Woodland Heights. Hopefully, we’ll bring our community together one performance at a time.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and website at woodlandheightsneighborhood.org for future Porch Pickin’ locations. If you’re interested in playing a concert on a porch in Woodland Heights, send us an email at email@example.com.