Second annual Woodbridge Porch Concerts highlights the neighborhood’s rich history

The free event featured performances from local musicians, a signature beer and fundraising for lower-income homeowners.

A bassist, an electric guitarist and a drummer perform on a Woodbridge porch

Musicians perform on a Woodbridge porch.

This weekend marked the second annual Woodbridge Porch Concerts.

The free event showcased musicians from the neighborhood, aiming to highlight the historic charm of the neighborhood known for its covered porches and homes dating back to the 1880s.

Following the porch concerts, the Woodbridge Pub hosted a Woodbridge Co-Hop Beer Tapping event featuring their unique Woodbridge Ale and a jazz performance by Detroit artist Sky Covington.

eight children play violins on the front steps of a Woodbridge home
Children play their instruments on the front steps of a Woodbridge home.

Proceeds from the event supported lower-income homeowners in the neighborhood. There were opportunities for participants to support the neighborhood’s minor home repair program with donations throughout the event.

Rieanna Stewart is the Director of Programs and Communications for Woodbridge Neighborhood Development. She joined CultureShift to chat about the event.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Schira/WDET.

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.