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June 2018

Old Time Jam

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 24, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for an Old Time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage.

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Bluegrass Jam!

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a Bluegrass jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage.

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Harmony Basics for Ladies with Kayde Deardorff

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Sing with other women in a supportive atmosphere. Learn the basics of Harmony in Western music and also explore intuitive harmony in class. We will sing songs like those below, and more. Lots of singing in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf5UfOuvQHQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BPoMIQHwpo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k35haKwqY14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Z2x8AM6qs&index=11&list=RDEMrGkTSf8EnsmWalF3REALcw Tuesdays, 6/05/18 - 6/26/18  Adults 5:30pm - 6:25pm Registration Closed

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Tuesday Tunes: Family Square Dance with Faster Than Walking

June 26 @ 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 first Tuesday Tunes of the season, come out and see Faster Than Walking! This concert will…

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Clogging 1B with Becca White and Krisan Marotta

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 10, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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During this 4-week course, students will learn the fundamental building blocks of clog dancing including the steps, look and feel, lingo, and annotation. By the end of the course, students will be able to dance free style and precision styles of clog dancing and will have a foundation on which to learn more. The primary music genre will be bluegrass, but several other genres will be used to teach this American style of dance. Clogging is quite up-tempo so students…

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Blues Jam!

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a blues jam, hosted by Bill Adams. All ages and abilities welcome. $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water street garage.

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Bluegrass Jam 101 with Andy Thacker

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Bluegrass Jam 101 will focus on how to work in a group setting.  Including working up a common repertoire, group dynamics, strengthening rhythm ideas, soloist/lead placement and ideas, development of arrangements, intros and endings, and a general sense of working with a small set of tunes/songs with the goal of honing in all of these aspects of the group while making it more exciting and encouraging to be part of a group musical experience.  Please bring a recording device (a phone…

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Old Time Jam

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly lunchtime Old Time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage.

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Intro to Folk Guitar for Teens/Adults with Marty Collin

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 11, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$100

Playing guitar is fun. Whether you are howling at the moon with a six-string in your hand, trading songs with friends on a sunny afternoon, or singing a lonely tune with your dog out in the backyard, learning to play guitar is a great joy. And if you practice, you can only get better. This course is designed for the complete beginner with no prior knowledge or experience of music or guitar.  It is an introduction to basic major and minor…

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Railroad Songs with Marty Colin

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 5, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$100

More chords, more songs, and more practice so those beginning, beautiful, ringing guitar chords, and those challenging chord changes, become part of your guitar vocabulary as you create your new library of old favorite sing-a-long tunes. Railroad Songs is a 4-week course designed to reinforce the strumming chord skills and will introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life. It is also perfect for anyone who long ago learned a few basic chords,…

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Charlottesville UVA Ukulele Lodge Jam

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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The purpose of the group is to have fun while improving our skills at playing ukulele. This jam is open to all skill levels and there should be something for everyone.  Jam will be held every 4th Thursday of the month.  $5 suggested donation.

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West African Drum Circle

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Come join us for our weekly West African Drum Circle! Bring your own drum or use one of ours! All ages and abilities welcome. $5 suggested donation. We validate for 2 hours free parking at Water Street Parking Garage

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July 2018

Azurat Music Festival

July 7 @ 10:30 am - July 8 @ 12:00 pm
VA United States

It's time for another Azurat Music Festival! This year's home party on Saturday, July 7, 2018 will benefit The Front Porch! Partners connecting through music, working in community to bring performances and real-life-learnign to people big and small all across our region. Click here to check out the fantastic artists on stage this year! Artists supporting artists...that's what Azurat is all about. Join us for a day filled with friendship and music on the mountain! There is no fee to…

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Tuesday Tunes: Meadow Mountain

July 10 @ 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 the second Tuesday Tunes of the season, come see George Guthrie's group, Meadow Mountain. Meadow Mountain started…

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Monthly Jazz Jam

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Photograph by Martin Phillips NEW! JAZZ JAMS at The Front Porch The CJS invites jazz musicians of all ages and levels to come jam at The Front Porch, 221 East Water St, at the corner of 3rd Street, off the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, every second Friday of the month, from 7-9pm.  This is a continuation of the jazz jam for students and adults, held at C’ville Coffee at the end of last year.  The Charlottesville Jazz Society will now sponsor the venue for these gatherings.  Great…

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3rd Annual Front Porch String Band Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$325

Lovers of old-time string band music, fiddle tunes, songs, square dances, and jam sessions are invited to gather for Front Porch String Band Camp, July 16 - 20th, 2018. The camp is open to musicians of all ages who would like to gain experience playing in a string band. Students should be already familiar with their instrument and able to play some simple tunes or chords. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and string bass will be featured, and players of…

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Rock Out! Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$162.50

Come experience the fun of writing and recording songs in a group setting! Students will brainstorm, edit, and record songs together. We will learn a variety of creative tools and skills in a fun, cooperative, and focused environment. This class covers the concepts of story-telling, poetic imagery, rhyme, meter, basic chord/music theory, jingle writing, and simple recording skills. Last year we had music makers from a wide range of genres including bluegrass, rock, and pop — all working together! Students…

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Contra Dance with C-ville Hoedown

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until July 20, 2018

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our monthly contra dance, hosted by our partners at C-ville Hoedown. Contra dance this Friday to Tunes in the Hood—a group of trad musicians so local that many of them live in Belmont.  Enjoy fiddle, clarinet, recorders, mandolin, guitar, accordion, and piano—you name it, they play it! Calling the dances will be wacky and wonderful Bill Wellington. All dances will be taught, and you need not bring a partner, just a smile. Beginner’s workshop starts at 7:30 pm, with dancing for all…

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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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Live Electronic Looping with Wes Swing

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 10, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$162.50

Looping allows a performer or group to record and layer sounds during performance. We will introduce ideas and overview of looping technology and how looping applies to writing music, improvisation, and expressing ideas. We will learn how to loop instruments and voice, creating improvised music in small groups and individually. This camp will be part songwriting and improvisation, part experimenting with cool technology, and the rest layering loops upon loops upon loops. Wes Swing is a singer, cellist, songwriter, and…

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Vivian Leva and The Onlies

August 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 Vivian Leva: Vivian Leva, of Lexington, Virginia grew up playing and performing with her parents, Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, learning traditional songs from their sources and honing her rhythmic guitar style. This past June, Vivian recorded her debut album Time is Everything in close collaboration with Calcagno during an inspired session at Studio 808A in the small town of Floyd, VA. She will be releasing this album of original music on March…

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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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Shape Note Singing School

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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What is this? Singing Schools are a time honored way that newcomers discover the exhuberant joy of shape note singing. This singing school is heavy on the singing and much lighter on the history and theory. Our approach will be to learn by doing. This folk form has been in continuous practice in the U.S. since the late 1700s. The practice has stayed alive and vibrant because it is so much fun! So a successfull introduction to shape note singing…

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Ukulele Camp for Kids with Molly Murphy

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 21, 2018

The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$65

Uke Camp invites young musicians and beginner ukulele enthusiasts to have fun making music together and make some new friends. We will incorporate creative play, listening activities, body awareness & movement, instruments, and singing into this two day camp. Ages 6-8 years. Students should bring ukuleles. August 20th and 21st, 1pm - 4pm

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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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Swing Dance Party with Zuzu’s Hot Five

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Join us for a swing dance party with a live swing band! Zuzu's Hot Five consists of Pete Vigour (acoustic guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Aaron Ollwell (clarinet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (tenor banjo), and Susanna Rosen (vocals, uke). You’ll hear stomps, Dixieland, blues and pop from the 1900s to the early 1930s. Think Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith. Part Louis Armstrong combo and part Flapper — that’s…

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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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November 2018

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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