Music

Weekly Jams

Bluegrass Jam every Monday at 7 PM

Blues Jam every Tuesday at 7 PM

Old Time Jam TBD

Every Saturday at 11 AM we host the West African Drum Ensemble‘s open drum circle

Our partners at C-ville Hoedown host square and contra dances biweekly. The dances have finished until the end of the summer and will resume on August 24th

Swing Dance every Wednesday from 7 PM to 10:30 PM with SwingCville

Check out our Events Calendar and click on any of the listings to learn more.

Lessons

Lessons

Our Summer 2017 Session of Lessons is available for registration! Click here to register for our 6 week session of classes that begins on May 15th. The Front Porch’s talented and experienced teaching staff offers private lessons and group lessons on various instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, fiddle, piano, ukulele, voice, and songwriting. Call Jess at (434)806-7062 with questions, or email us at info@frontporchcville.org.

We also offer weekend and week-long summer camps for kids, teens, and adults ranging from songwriting to bluegrass, string band, and more! Registration and more information can be found here.

Workshops and Concerts

Workshops and Concerts

Tuesday, June 27 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Front Porch, in partnership with James Monroe’s Highland, will host the 3rd annual Tuesday Tunes, a five-part series of sunset concerts at the home of President James Monroe. These performances are a perfect opportunity to bring the family out with blanket and chairs in tow to enjoy music from Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region! The June 27th Tuesday Tunes concert will feature Darrel Rose and Friends. Tix here.

Join us on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm for The Fiddler’s Convention on Duck Mountain – a double header concert at The Front Porch with The Orpheus Supertones and Uncle Henry’s Favorites! These folks have devoted their lives to the old time music tradition and bring not only a great deal of sensitivity to the music, but also plenty of spirit and humor in the vein of past Old Time performers. Bring the family for an evening of entertainment you won’t forget. Tix here.

Join us on Sunday, July 2 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for our first Front Porch open mic! This event is free, open to all musicians and singers, and is the perfect place for Front Porch students to perform in a true listening room setting! More information here.

On Saturday, July 8 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm, join us for An Evening with Claire Lynch. Dolly Parton credits Claire with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Don’t miss this wonderful concert at The Front Porch! Tix here.

Tuesday, July 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Front Porch, in partnership with James Monroe’s Highland, will host the 3rd annual Tuesday Tunes, a five-part series of sunset concerts at the home of President James Monroe. These performances are a perfect opportunity to bring the family out with blanket and chairs in tow to enjoy music from Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region! The July 18th Tuesday Tunes concert will feature Lua. Tix here.

On Friday, July 21, Positive Collective returns to The Front Porch for another reggae dance party!! Come shake your groove thang with us from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. $5 gets you into the best dance scene in Charlottesville. Tix here.


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