what is portalfest?
Santa Fe Portalfest brings you New Mexico's second annual neighborhood porch music festival on August 12, 2023. Portalfest is a free, DIY, independent music festival hosted on portales, driveways, and yards in an eight block radius in the La Madera/Alto Park neighborhood. In addition to live music, Portalfest hosts a local art market, community wellness area, and food vendors.
how do i get involved?
Portalfest is by the community for the community. Thank you for being here and supporting us, the DIY music scene in Santa Fe, and the incredibly talented musicians that will be on stage this year. We are looking for performers, hosts, volunteers, and vendors for Portalfest 2023!
give us your money?
We are currently fundraising for Portalfest 2023! With a goal of $16, 750, our fundraising priority is to pay our talent. Beyond that, we would love to pay our organizers a stipend for their time, pay a land tax to a local Indigenous organization, and cover the cost of supplies, rentals, and equipment for the festival. All donations are 100% tax deductible! We have a fiscal sponsorship with Queen Bee Music Association, a local community music school and non-profit organization. To learn more about our fundraising campaign, check out our GoFundMe.
love notes to portalfest
“Portalfest is so special because it gives our community of musicians and artists a space to share their gifts within the community itself, within the spaces that are our homes, our neighborhood. This is radical in a sense because we are making the spaces we want to see, to be a part of, as a community. Portalfest is evidence of the power we hold we we come together and create the something we are looking for.”
“Dear Portalfest, thanks for making me smile all day outside listening and grooving to so many Santa Fe gems! You brought art and community alive and I am so excited for what you will bring us in 2023.”
“It was an absolute pleasure to volunteer at Portalfest last year! Portalfest is a rare opportunity to see many talented artists of New Mexico in such a fun, accessible way. I heard new bands and saw old faves - all while in the coziness of one of Santa Fe’s sweetest neighborhoods.”
“Santa Fe Portalfest is such a unique, fun, welcoming atmosphere brought into being with love and thoughtfulness. What a special way to feel more connected to the community and get to know such diverse and talented local artists!”
“Dear Portalfest, my favorite moment with you was being held while listening to a song that spoke directly to my grief as the rain joined in the tears on my face. Maybe don’t bring the rain again this year, but I am so grateful for that memory.”
“Santa Fe Portalfest was just a super awesome event. All the stage setups were super cute and the crowds were eager and full. I loved wandering around the neighborhood, following the cute map that the organizers designed, or just following where my ears led me. Lots of sweet acoustic music, as well as fun loud rock too! After all the sets, we had an awesome dance party with live DJs and cool artisan goods for sale. I seriously cannot wait for this year’s event. With all the work the organizers are putting in, I have no doubt it’s going to be on a whole ‘nother level!”