The porches of Jamaica Plain will be rockin and rollin’ on Saturday, August 20th for the annual JP Porchfest celebration, and Tres Gatos will be right in the middle of all the action. Head to Boston’s only bookstore/music store/tapas joint at 470 Centre Street on Saturday starting at 10:30am for brunch and get fueled up before heading out to see music, dance and theater performed live on porches all around the neighborhood. Order the essentials: coffee, Bloody Mary and a Centre Street Scramble (three farm eggs, salsa verde, sautéed garlic & lemon chard, crispy potatoes, Iggy’s toast) and flip through the sale stacks of $1 records before you go exploring 12:00 to 6:00pm.
Started in 2014, Porchfest is produced by Dunamis, a nonprofit committed to nurturing Boston’s next generation of artists and arts managers of color through professional development opportunities. Make Tres Gatos your home base as they’ll have live acts playing throughout the day on their Roseway Street patio (see schedule below), and will be serving food until 10:00pm. For more about Porchfest, including a schedule and map of events, check out the official website. Brunch and patio space at Tres Gatos is first come, first served, and you can make a dinner reservation here or call ahead at 617.477.4851.
Tres Gatos JP Porchfest Schedule
Fever Dreams: 12:00 to 12:30pm
Najem Raheem: 2:00 to 2:30pm
Manouche Urbain: 4:00 to 4:30pm