The quad may be fenced off, but that won’t stop hundreds of students from gathering this Saturday near the I-lounge for the annual Porterpalooza.
This year’s all-day free music fest boasts free popcorn and free snow cones for all, complete with body painting and a full band schedule from 11 a.m. to 8 at night.
The line-up consists of 17 bands and one headliner who will be a surprise at the end of the day. The bands are almost entirely local, from the all-Porter group Bran 182 to the San Francisco/Santa Cruz separated love duo Animal Spirit.
Under Kat, performing at 3:45 in the afternoon, has songs that cover struggles with queer identity and acceptance of life for what it is: imperfect. Her style can be described as indie, experimental folk rock and her voice reflects the content of her lyrics impeccably.
Another artist, James Rabbit, has a large fan following. They mark their style as “melodramatic popular song” and put on very unique shows. A Porterpalooza veteran, this group is sure to entertain. On stage at 6:05 p.m.
While guitar seems to be a common stream in the lineup, the UCSC R&B Combo plans to keep the beat bumpin’ and the High Street Jazz Collective will be jazzy.
The threat of rain hovers over the head of this celebration, but perhaps with enough fingers crossed Porterpalooza can liven the Porter area again this year.