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Memphians celebrated local artists during Cooper-Young Porchfest Saturday

The event had 80 local artists perform on 40 front porches in the Cooper-Young neighborhood.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 80 local Memphis artists took to 40 front porches in the Cooper-Young neighborhood for Porchfest Saturday.

The festival celebrated local artists and held yard sales for residents to enjoy in the neighborhood. 

All musicians that participated in the event did so as volunteers, and Porchfest drew crowds double of what was seen in 2019. 

"I'm so relieved, I didn't know how this was going to turn out," said Ally Wallace, Porchfest organizer. "Having all these people here makes me think, OK, I've done something right; this is good for the community."

Wallace started Porchfest in 2019 after going to a similar event in Philadelphia. She brought the idea to the Cooper-Young Community Association and held their first Porchfest that year. 

Editor's note: the original story said that this was the first Front Porch Fest in two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, Front Porch Fest took place for the first time in 2021 and resumed in 2022. The article has been edited to reflect that.

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