Philadelphia Freedom: West Philly Porchfest

With Isolation Drills, MAGNET has been checking in with Philadelphia-area musicians during the pandemic, while Where We Belong shines a light on our beloved local venues. Now that our city is opening again, MAGNET has launched Philadelphia Freedom to explore what happens next with our music scene, post-quarantine. Photos by Chris Sikich.

West Philly Porchfest is an annual DIY festival held in the City Of Brotherly Love since 2016. Having to skip last year for obvious reasons, Porchfest came back as strong as ever in 2021. These are some of the highlights from this year: Ellen Siberian Tiger, Twin Princess, Joy Ike, I Think Like Midnight and Philadelphia Women*s Slavic Ensemble.

Ellen Siberian Tiger
Twin Princess
Joy Ike
I Think Like Midnight
Philadelphia Women​*s Slavic Ensemble