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1,000 dance Cajun at 'Garage Band' after Porchfest

Squeezebox Stompers perform after Porchfest, 2022.Dancing to the Squeezebox Stompers. / Tom Davison photo

For six hours on Saturday, June 18, more than 250 musical groups performed on or near porches throughout Arlington -- the fifth Arlington Center for the Arts' Porchfest since 2016.

Then for two more hours, "Garage Band" charged up residents young and old to dance to a mix of zydeco, Cajun, blues and roots played by the Squeezebox Stompers

Over the course of two hours of crowd-pleasing music, close to 1,000 revelers stopped by the Arlington Global Service Station at 334 Mass. Ave. to listen and dance to the veteran group of excellent musicians.

Billed as the Arlington Porchfest "after-party," the event was organized by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ACAC) to close out a day in town filled with music. For information on upcoming events around town, visit

Asked how ACAC drew this band to town, Thomas Davison of Arlington said he worked with the band about 10 years ago for another event. "They are all seasoned musicians, many of whom have toured with some big-name acts," he wrote, "And a great bunch of guys to boot."

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June 18, 2022: Nearly 250 bands return town to Porchfest


This news summary was published Monday, June 20, 2022.

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