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The Front Porch

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June 2017

Ukulele 102 for Kids (7-9) – Craig Green

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 30, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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This class is for students who are comfortable playing some basic chords and chord progressions or have taken Uke 101. We'll explore strumming rhythms and basic fingerpicking. Each student will also set basic goals for practicing between classes. Students should come prepared with their Uke and a tuner, as tuning their own instrument will be a part of each class. See you there! Fridays, 5/26/17 - 6/30/17 Kids Ages 7-9 4pm - 4:45pm $120 Register

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$20

Circle Singing

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join Rachel Bagby, Lori Derr, Sofia Ribeiro, and Rizumik as they host an improv singing class in the tradition of Bobby McFerrin's Circle Singing at The Front Porch. Rachel Bagby: "Sisters and Brothers, Daughters and Sons, it’s an honor & a joy to tell you: that voice is wrong! You are more than a poet, a singer, a speaker – you are an instrument. And your full, resonant voice – the unheard anthem – might very well be the most critical song of our…

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Bluegrass Jam

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 26, 2017
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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$8 - $20

Tuesday Tunes with the Darrell Rose Power Trio

June 27 @ 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 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! Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: Individual $8 advance/$10 door, Families $20 advance/$25 door Come out and see the Darrell Rose Power…

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Blues Jam

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 27, 2017
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 Ensemble – Jack Dunlap

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Come one come all! Any instrument is welcome to join, the more the merrier! We will learn how to take basic tunes and songs and play them as a group, and how to pick up on a song even if we don’t know it. If you want to break into the jamming world but are not sure where to start, this will be a great way for you to come out of your shell. Wednesdays, 5/24/17 - 6/28/17 Older Kids…

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Intro to Bluegrass Fiddle I for Teens/Adults – Malia Furtado

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 29, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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In this introduction to fiddle course you will learn the proper care of your instrument, how to tune, finger placement, scales, bowing, and a few simple melodies.  Please bring a pencil, paper, tuner, and fiddle to each class.  Fiddles can be rented from the Front Porch, be sure to call in advance as stock is limited. Thursdays, 6/08/17 - 6/29/17 *4 Week Class Teens and Adults 7pm - 7:45pm $80 Registration Closed

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$15 - $18

Fiddler’s Convention on Duck Mountain

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Performed jointly by The Orpheus Supertones, from southeastern Pennsylvania, and Uncle Henry’s Favorites, from Charlottesville, Virginia, this show will certainly set your toes a-tappin’ and put a smile on your face as these folks run through a gamut of Old Time fiddle tunes, other instrumentals, songs, and stories. These two groups brought the “Battle of the Bands” to Charlottesville back in 2010. When it comes to Old Time music, these bands have some of the oldest histories of any present-day groups. …

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July 2017

The Front Porch Singer-Songwriter Bash

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Musicains, singers, writers, music lovers and listeners: come enjoy a true listening room full of inspired songwriters and musicians! Join us for The Front Porch's first open mic/showcase! Each showcase we will have one or two featured artists. This month's featured artist is John Rimel and Tom Proutt. Sunday, July 2nd from 7:00 - 10:00 pm No cover All instruments welcome 1-2 songs per performer Sign up via emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org Wine and Three Notch'd Brewing beer will be available Front Porch…

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Mindful Musicians Camp

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Daily until July 7, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Kids are naturally creative explorers. At Mindful Musicians, we will make space for them to express themselves just as they are, enjoying each moment as it comes. Our camp activities combine art, music, and yoga into a day that feels inspiring, grounding, and fun. Kids will spend their mornings in art and music classes. Music will be a fun way for kids to play, sing and move to popular songs from the Rock, Jazz and Folk genres. Campers will get…

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$15 - $18

An Evening with Claire Lynch

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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 the recordings of many stellar musicians.…

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Songwriting Camp for Kids

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Daily until July 14, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Come experience the creative fun of writing songs in a group setting!  Students will brainstorm, write, edit, and finish songs together.  We’ll study and jam on other folks' songs, too.  This class covers the concepts of story-telling, poetic imagery, rhyme, meter, and basic chord/music theory.  We’ll also consider songwriting as a method to process emotions and life experiences.  A continuation class is offered July 24-28 for playing and recording our songs! Devon Sproule Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living…

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2nd Annual Front Porch String Band Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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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 17-21, 2017, located at the Front Porch, Charlottesville, Virginia! First family member, $200 and each additional family member, $100. We encourage families to attend! The 2nd annual Front Porch String Band Camp  will be held July 17-21, 2017, 9AM- 12:00PM, located at the Front Porch, Charlottesville, Virginia.  The camp is open to musicians of all…

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$8 - $20

Tuesday Tunes with Lua

July 18 @ 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 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! Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: Individual $8 advance/$10 door, Families $20 advance/$25 door Lua is a cultural pollinator, bridging together musical…

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$5

Reggae Dance Party with Positive Collective

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Positive Collective returns to The Front Porch for another dance party!! Come shake your groove thang with these amazing folks and musicians: Greg Ward, Chris Leva: guitars and vocals Mark Maynard: trombone Bobby Read: tenor saxophone Rob Hubbard: drums Gabe Gavin: bass Shallel Inglima: keyboards Darrell Rose: percussion $5 cover gets you into the best dance scene in Charlottesville!

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Rock and Recording

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Daily until July 28, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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The Front Porch’s take on a school-of-rock-style music class.  We’ll jam songs, brainstorm and write parts, and have a hands-on recording experience.  The environment will be fun but focused.  Some experience (and enthusiasm!) with an instrument or singing required.  This class is offered as a continuation class to our July 10-14 songwriting class, but enrollment in both is not required. Devon Sproule Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living in rural Virginia, raised on eco-villages near Kingston, Ontario and Louisa,…

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August 2017

Front Porch Bluegrass Camp

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daily until August 11, 2017
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Aspiring pickers and bluegrass enthusiasts are invited to gather for the first ever Front Porch Bluegrass Camp, August 8th - 11th, located at the Front Porch in Charlottesville, VA. Group classes for kids ages 7-12 will be held from 1pm - 4pm.  Adults and teens will have their own classes in the afternoon from 5pm - 7pm. Students will participate in classes in the bluegrass instrument of their choice, with options ranging from fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass. Students…

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$8 - $20

Tuesday Tunes with Gallatin Canyon

August 8 @ 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 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! Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: Individuals $8 advance/$10 door, Families $20 advance/$25 door Despite its Montana namesake, Gallatin Canyon is a Charlottesville,…

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September 2017
$8 - $20

Tuesday Tunes with Bud’s Collective

September 5 @ 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 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! Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: Individuals $8 advance/$10 door, Families $20 advance/$25 door Bud's Collective is a powerful group of pickers from…

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$15 - $18

Rickie Simpkins and the Wildwood Flowers

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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On Friday, September 8th from 7:30 - 10:00 pm, join us for an evening with Rickie Simpkins and special guests, The Wildwood Flowers! A fiddler since the age of six, Rickie Simpkins is a true master of his instrument with contributions to a fairly overwhelming list of albums. Growing up in Montgomery County, VA, immersed in the sounds of his family's Appalachian roots, Simpkins would learn the banjo, guitar, and fiddle as a child, even performing with heroes Flatt & Scruggs at the age of nine.…

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$15 - $18

An Evening with Alash Ensemble

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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Join us on Saturday, September 16th from 7:30 - 9:30 PM for a concert with Alash Ensemble! Alash ensemble is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The ancient art of throat singing (xöömei) developed among the nomadic herdsmen of this region. Alash remains grounded in this tradition while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the West. Alash takes its name from the Alash River, which runs through the musicians'…

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