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PHOTOS: Picking on the Porch

Porchfest returns to downtown New London

Madisen Radabaugh performs on the deck of Happy Sol in downtown New London during Porchfest on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Madisen Radabaugh performs on the deck of Happy Sol in downtown New London during Porchfest on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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NEW LONDON — Sunny skies and mild temperatures set the stage for this year's Porchfest festivities in downtown New London over the weekend. Toe-tappers of all ages gathered on the porches of area participating businesses, as musical acts performed free concerts from late morning well into the evening hours.

The full day of live music is held to celebrate the life of former New London Mayor Bill Gossman, who passed away in 2020. This year's event was hosted by the New London Arts & Culture Alliance.

Mother Hailey Damhof pulls her children, Asher Damhof, 3, and Kinsley Damhof, 1, around in a red Radio Flyer wagon while venturing from stage to stage during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Mother Hailey Damhof pulls her children, Asher Damhof, 3, and Kinsley Damhof, 1, around in a red Radio Flyer wagon while venturing from stage to stage during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Jeff Vetsch performs outside Paisley Threads during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Jeff Vetsch performs outside Paisley Threads during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Madisen Radabaugh performs on the deck of Happy Sol during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Madisen Radabaugh performs on the deck of Happy Sol during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A passing cyclist looks over to John Marchand while performing at the Greenwater Garage Patio during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
A passing cyclist looks over to John Marchand while performing at the Greenwater Garage patio during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A crowd builds outside Happy Sol while Madisen Radabaugh performs during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
A crowd builds outside Happy Sol while Madisen Radabaugh performs during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
The Goat Ridge Jammers perform on the Bill Gossman Memorial Stage during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
The Goat Ridge Jammers perform on the Bill Gossman Memorial Stage during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
John Marchand performs outside Greenwater Garage Patio during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
John Marchand performs outside Greenwater Garage on the patio during Porchfest in downtown New London on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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