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Morganton to Join International Music on the Porch Day

Play Music on the Porch Day is a worldwide event based on a simple idea: What if for one day everything stopped… and we all just listened to the music? The event is set for Saturday, August 26th at various locations and times in Morganton.
What began in 2014 as one man’s idea that music could help to bring people around the world together has spread to over 70 countries with over 1,100 porches and other locations participating. Morganton joined in on the fun in 2022 with seven porches. This year there are 18 porches on the schedule. Participants are encouraged to pack a chair/blanket and refreshments and make a plan from the schedule. It will truly be a day of the Mo-town spirit of live music! Play Music on the Porch Day in Morganton is supported and promoted by the Morganton Cultural Arts Commission.

In Morganton, there are 18 porches (up from 7 locations last year) and over 50 musicians participating in Play Music on the Porch Day; beginning at 8am at the Morganton Farmers Market and ending with a concert on the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square amphitheater. Throughout the day there will be live music on porches all around Morganton and everyone is encouraged to walk around town and enjoy a day of music, friends and community. Anyone can join in, to participate just go outside and play some music on the porch. Participants are encouraged to upload a video and add #playmusicontheporchday to the post on social media.

To find more information on Morganton’s Play Music on the Porch Day visit the FB page: or visit and see the interactive map.