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July 2018

An Evening with Claire Lynch

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Her harmonies have graced…

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August 2018

Christie Lenée

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk-pop and rock band audiences. Combining guitar mastery, contemporary singer/songwriter and a passion for storytelling, she thrives on bringing people together through the language of music. Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as "Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews." Among the vast community of fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Chloë Ester.

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Please join us for our monthly open mic and potluck! Potluck at 5:30 pm, open mic begins at 6 pm. Feel free to bring a dish, snacks, or beverages. Wine and Champion Brewing beer will be available for purchase. Our monthly open mic is free, open to all, and includes Front Porch friends and Central Virginia songwriters. 2 songs per performer. Originals or clever covers are welcome. Front Porch students – this is the perfect opportunity to perform some of…

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Vivian Leva and The Onlies

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:00 / Show 8:00 PM Please note: the location of this show has been changed! This will be a Village Concert Series house concert at the home of Polly King and Van Holton in the Village of Palmyra, a 25 minute drive from Pantops. Once you purchase your ticket, we will email you the exact address and driving directions. Optional: please come at 7 with a dish to share, and bring your drink of choice. Vivian Leva: Vivian Leva, of Lexington, Virginia…

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Tuesday Tunes: The Pollocks + Songwriter Showcase

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The Front Porch, in partnership with James Monroe’s Highland, will host the 4th annual Tuesday Tunes, a three-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! Tuesday Tunes is a free concert series. For our final Tuesday Tunes of the season, come out and enjoy The Pollocks. We will open the…

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Hoot and Holler

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 PM In early 2013, a mutual love of American folk music brought Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) together. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene for two and a half years,…

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September 2018

Barn Dance with Ragged Mountain String Band

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$20 – $40

Join us for a barn party fundraiser with Ragged Mountain String Band leading a square dance! Dance starts 8 PM sharp. $20 per person or $40 per family Once you have bought your ticket, we will follow up with the address and driving directions. Beer and wine will be provided.  About Ragged Mountain String Band: Ragged Mountain String Band plays traditional old-time music from Appalachia, suitable for dancing or listening. Their songs have a modern day appeal and sensibility, pleasing…

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Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM On the seventh day of a ten-day retreat at a Vipassana meditation center outside the historic Indian city of Kolhapur, Phoebe Hunt intrinsically felt the life leave her namesake’s body on the other side of the world. The story of how she came to be known as Phoebe — a tale woven subtly into the whimsical threads and spiritual contradictions of Shanti’s Shadow, her new record — has the humor and richness of a…

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The Jellyman’s Daughter

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stage Left, 105 E 3rd Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 – $12 50 tickets left

Doors 7:00 PM / Concert 7:30 PM Scottish duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new. After making each other’s acquaintance in the inspiring setting of Edinburgh, the pair soon found a love for playing music with each other, staying…

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October 2018

Nathaniel Star and Friends

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Born and raised in Charlottesville, Nathaniel has been enveloped in music since before he can remember. Music was a rite of passage in his musical household, as it was present from the very beginning of his life. Some of his earliest and fondest memories involved long car trips with his mother and sister, singing a cappella harmonies for hours. Nathaniel became involved with the Charlottesville music scene, first as a member of the Music…

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Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 PM Playing together for many years and recording two CD's with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with guitarist Mike Baliff, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and bass player Joe Currence to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band is based in central Virginia. The band has been together since 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. In February, 2014 the band released its first well received self-titled CD. The band plays traditional and…

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Brazilian Strings Trio

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Brazilian Strings Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger. Ted Falcon Ted Falcon has released eight CDs, performed…

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November 2018

Sam Reider and The Human Hands

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Sam Reider and The Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Along with Sam, they include violinist Alex Hargreaves (Turtle Island Quartet, Sarah Jarosz, Béla Fleck), mandolinist Dominick Leslie (Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, The Deadly Gentlemen), guitarist Roy Williams (Stephane Wrembel), and bassist Dave Speranza (Jim Campilongo). Sam Reider is a composer, accordionist, pianist, and singer from Brooklyn, NYC. Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining…

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Riley Baugus, James Leva and Leo Shannon

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Riley Baugus and James Leva met at Tommy Jarrell’s house while Riley was still in his teens. They share a repertoire of tunes and songs in the Round Peak style. Riley’s many musical endeavors include playing with Willie Nelson, and with Allison Krauss and Robert Plant as well as on the soundtrack for the movie “Cold Mountain”. James Leva has played and recorded with many seminal bands, such as the Hellbenders, The Renegades, and Purgatory Mountain, that combined…

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December 2018

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th! For more than three decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it “Americana,” but these two revered music…

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An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th! For more than three decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it “Americana,” but these two revered music…

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