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Porchfest: Listen to music, meet your neighbors

File this under the "More" part of this blog's title. That's because this particular post involves music, not movies.

On Saturday, between the course of 3 and 7 p.m., Porchfest will return for the fourth straight year. Set in the West Central neighborhood, including parts of Kendall Yards, the home-grown music festival will feature a number of groups and individual performers playing live on — as of this moment — 17 different porches.

As event promoter Marshall Peterson told then-Spokesman-Review staff writer Nathan Weinbender before the 2014 inaugural event, "The basic idea was to give neighbors an excuse or a reason to get out and interact with their neighbors, whether that’s pulling them away from their computer screen or pulling them away from their TV screen."

Click here to access a list of the featured porches, the scheduled performers and an overall event map.

And remember the words of the late John Denver: "No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”