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December 2017

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$22 - $25

Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 15th & 16th! 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 masters were living and breathing this…

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An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$22 - $25

Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 15th & 16th! “…Among contemporary country performers,, Robin and Linda Williams shine like a diamond amid rhinestones. " David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe " ... Vocally and instrumentally, the Williamses combine impeccable musical discipline with a         bare simplicity and an utter lack of pretension." Stephen Holden, The New York Times “…The Williamses are able to sum up a…

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January 2018

The 77’s Tackle the Grateful Dead!

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$5

Join us as The ‘77s tackle Grateful Dead’s 1980 acoustic sets for a special Front Porch Concert! “Featuring members of Love Canon (Jay Starling, Darrell Muller), Positive Collective, Ragged Mtn String Band (Chris Leva), Indecision (Craig Dougald), and TownMountain and King Wilkie (Jake Hopping)...this is Grateful Songs done right. This particular evening’s performance will be in the vein of the “Reckoning” album."

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Open Mic & Potluck

January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our monthly open mic, starting with a community potluck at 5 PM. Wine and Three Notch’d Brewing beer will be available. Potluck 5-6 PM, open mic 6-9 PM. Musicians, singers, writers, parents, students, music lovers and listeners: come enjoy a true listening room full of inspired songwriters and musicians! Original songs or clever covers welcome! Each performer will play 1-2 songs, with our featured artist playing 4 songs. Sign up via emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org Front Porch students – this is the perfect…

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An Evening with Ben Hernandez, Andy Thacker, and Jay Starling

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 - $15

Please join us for a concert featuring an all-star bluegrass trio, including members of Love Cannon and Gallatin Canyon! $12 early bird, $15 door. Ben Hernandez Ben Hernandez co-founded the popular, Charlottesville-based bluegrass ensemble, Gallatin Canyon. Along with local musicians Landon Fishburne and Andy Thacker, the band got its start playing regular gigs at Positively 4th Street on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. After several years, Fishburne made the jump to Nashville and Thacker joined Cville’s own Love Canon full time. Though…

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The Wildmans + The Mike Mitchell Trio

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 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

  The Wildmans The Wildmans, an acoustic string band from the hills of Floyd, VA, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition, take inspiration from the old masters like Bill Monroe, Kenny Baker and Doc Watson, as well as many modern and non-traditional artists such as Chris Thile and Lake Street Dive.  From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience…

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February 2018

Ensemble Galilei in Concert at Old Cabell Hall

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall, 113 Old Cabell Hall, Lawn at The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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The Ensemble Galilei will present a concert on Friday, February 9th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall on the historic Lawn of the University of Virginia.  The concert is free and open to the public. The UVA McIntire Department of Music and the Front Porch Roots Music School present a residency by Ensemble Galilei.  Founded in 1990, Ensemble Galilei is an ensemble of players from both classical and Celtic backgrounds, playing Irish and Scottish airs and dance tunes, early and…

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Afro-Fusion: Appalachia and Malawi

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$15 - $18

Please join us for a special performance featuring a musical collaboration between two artists Andrew Finn (Asheville, NC) and Peter Mawanga (Malawi) who tour blending the traditional sounds of their native continents in exciting original music. Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill has straddled the tenuous line of “fiddler” and “violinist” for the better part of his thirty years. He plays traditional Irish and American fiddle, old-time and bluegrass, as well as Brazilian genres such as choro music, Forró, samba, and bossa nova. Peter…

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

February 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 - $15

Join us for an incredible night of talent, as Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards return to The Front Porch! Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING,…

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March 2018

Pumpkin Bread: The Band

March 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 - $15

Pumpkin Bread is a 5-piece band based in Boston, MA that plays original folk music flavored with Celtic fiddling, spirited improvisations, and relentless groove. Brought together by their love for spontaneous music and baked goods, Pumpkin Bread began honing their sound in kitchen jams, pub sessions, and soup nights in the Boston area folk scene. With songs that range from pensive and heartfelt to driving and playful, every performance is dynamic and always gives you a sense of the band’s…

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Michael Clem Trio

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 - $15

Join us for an evening with Charlottesville's own Michael Clem Trio! Rusty Speidel – guitar Thomas Gunn – upright bass, guitar MC – guitar, mandola, harp, upright bass harmonies all around About Michael Clem: For twenty-five years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio.  Over that time, EFO has amassed a sizeable grassroots following, released nine CDs (all independently) & collected numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards.  Since 2008, with the band…

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April 2018

Adam Hurt, David McLaughlin, Beth Williams Hartness, Marshall Wilborn

April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$18 - $20

Featuring: Adam Hurt, banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Beth Williams Hartness, guitar and vocals; David McLaughlin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and vocals; and Marshall Wilborn, bass and vocals. Deemed a “banjo virtuoso” by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt has fused several traditional old-time idioms to create his own elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo style, having been introduced to the instrument at age eleven in his native Minnesota. A respected performer and teacher of traditional music, Adam has played at the Kennedy Center, conducted banjo and…

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An Evening with Susie Burke and David Surette

April 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$12 - $15

Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Burke's vocal style is at once stunning and heartfelt, and is matched by Surette's fluid fretwork. Both are well-respected within the folk music community, as is demonstrated by the fact that they…

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