Front Porch Fest: The Evolution of a Party

Eight years ago Chris Prutting was preparing to move out of town when his family threw him a surprise going away party. That party was such a hit that they decided to make it an annual event. What started as a gathering of just over 100 people has evolved into an intimate three-day music festival. This year, Front Porch Fest, held each Labor Day Weekend at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart, VA, is expecting its largest crowd between 1,200 and 1,500 people.

“We’ve had a lot of changes over the past eight years, said Prutting, Director of Front Porch Fest and President of non-profit One Family Productions. “The first few years we were really just throwing a party. Now we spend a lot of time and energy on attention to detail and on bringing in really great bands.”