A house’s front porch is a special place, a bridge between a person’s home and their community.

Austin’s Neill-Cochran House, Flower Hill Urban Homestead and Pioneer Farms have played enormous roles in our city’s history and, this fall, each will be opening their front porches for special evenings of music, revelry and community.

Austin’s first annual Music on the Porches concert series will feature an array of local talent sharing the sounds of our collective past and future: the music that brought together the Austin community of old, bringing us together once again.  

Stop on by one of the three historic locations for toe-tapping, finger-snapping and rocking chair-rocking — there’s room for everyone. Just follow the sound of fiddles, guitars, and washboards, or, do it 21st century-style. We’ll leave our porch-lights on for you.

The Hot Pickin 57s, a well-known bluegrass and country band, will headline the first event from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Pioneer Farms’ Sprinkle Corner.

This is your chance to hear some great music, with some liquid refreshments, surrounded by some very cool Texas history.

The October event is planned at the 1855 Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2310 San Gabriel Street in downtown Austin.

The events are held in partnership with Pioneer Farms, the Neill-Cochran House Museum and 1877 Flower Hill Urban Homestead at 1316 West Sixth Street.

Tickets are available at this Experience music the way people did in the 1800s, on shady veranda porches in the late afternoons. The well-known bluegrass-country band Hot Pick -57s opens a three-month series at local historic sites, at our 1899 Jarmon House.

Tickets are on sale here.