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October 2018

Punky Reggae Party with Positive Collective

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM   Positive Collective returns to The Front Porch for another punky reggae dance party!! Come shake your groove thang with these amazing folks and musicians:   Greg Ward, Chris Leva: Guitar and Vocals   Nate Hawkes: Baritone Sax   Nathaniel Lee: Trombone   Rob Hubbard: Drums   Gabe Gavin: Bass   Shallel Inglima: Keyboard   Darrell Rose: Percussion

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Nathaniel Star and Kinfolk

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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Grant Gordy and Adam Larrabee

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Grant Gordy will be offering a master class earlier in the day called Unlocking the Fretboard from 10 am - 12 pm. For more information and registration for this master class, click HERE. Grant Gordy For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David…

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Greg Howard and Peyton Tochterman

October 12 @ 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 Greg Howard is one of the best known Chapman Stick players in the world today. This unique electric stringed instrument, played by tapping on the string with both hands, brings together elements of guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion. Since his debut recording with guitarists Tim Reynolds in 1987, Greg has released 14 albums on his own Espresso Label as a soloist and in ensembles with musical luminaries like John D’earth, Darrell Rose, Robert Jospe…

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Andrew Neil Album Release Concert

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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  Doors 5:30 / Show 6:00 PM Please join Andrew Neil as he celebrates the release of his album, "Merry Go Round". Vinyl and CD's will be available for purchase as well as limited edition signed prints of the Album Art. This is a donation-based event, with proceeds benefiting The Front Porch. Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be for sale. Andrew Neil “If I were to describe Andrew Neil’s musical Journey in one line it would probably read something…

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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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The ’77z – Grateful Dead Halloween Set

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM The '77z celebrate Halloween The Grateful Dead way! The five members of the ’77z are all veterans of the Virginia music scene, and the band includes current members of Virginia-based bands Love Canon (Darrell Muller, Jay Starling), Indecision (Craig Dougald), King Wilkie (Jake Hopping), and Positive Collective (Chris Leva). The ’77z style resembles a roadmap through the Grateful Dead’s unique mixture of genres, American roots music being at its core. The Grateful Dead have continued…

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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. They have recently released a self-titled album. Give it…

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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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Indiscriminate Lovers featuring Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels

November 9 @ 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 Indiscriminate Lovers is a musical partnership between Trent Wagler and Derek Kratzer, who first began playing music together in college. "Amen" is their first collaborative project since 2006. This album grew out of an inspired evening of music at a Leonard Cohen tribute night. Derek Kratzer teaches strings in Chapel Hill, NC. He and long-time friend, Trent Wagler were looking for an opportunity to make music together around their otherwise busy schedules when they…

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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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Robey Family Band

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$20 – $25 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM The Robey-Morrison Family brings to the stage a mix of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional music rich in lyric, melody, and harmony. Denny and Fair Robey played music professionally in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA before moving to Franklin County to raise their family in a rural setting and become educators. Denny served as an administrator in the Franklin County school system for many years, and Fair served as a music teacher. Emily, Gabe, and Austin…

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Women on the Mic

November 16 @ 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 Please join us for Women on the Mic: A Benefit for Fight Like a Grrrl (FLAG), where five central Virginia female singers, songwriters, and musicians will perform at The Front Porch. Women on the Mic features Erin Lunsford, Devon Sproule, Sally Rose, Becca Porter, and Emily Julia Kresky. Fight Like a Grrrl Fight Like a Grrrl (FLAG) strives to empower people with the ability to protect their physical and emotional wellbeing through female-driven self-defense education. "With simple,…

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December 2018

Missy Raines Trio

December 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 7-time award winner of the IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, is considered to be one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A member of Alison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band, she has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending trio out of Nashville, TN; a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots…

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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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An Evening with Wild Common

December 15 @ 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 Wild Common is a genre-defying “New Appalachian” band out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Frontwoman Davina Jackson is a soul and gospel singer with a killer voice at the center of the band’s music. She used to sing back-up with the Wailers. Fiddle player Nate Leath won the famous Galax Fiddler’s Convention when he was 11 and has since grown into one of the most talented fiddlers of this generation. Drummer Rob Hubbard grew up in…

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