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September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12.00 – $15.00
Doors 5 pm | Show 6 pm
Join us by the river for a concert with soul-filled Charlottesville band Downbeat Project. This outdoor concert is part of our Rivanna Roots concert series, a partnership between The Front Porch, Rivanna River Company, and Sun Tribe Solar, and takes place at Rivanna River Company
Read more about Rivanna Roots HERE.
Downbeat Project is an independent band based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their music is soul-filled and message-driven providing a sweet balance between powerful, heart-felt singing and an intense groove. Singer-songwriter, Clarence Green, is a wellspring of improvisational hooks and melodies, as well as thought-provoking lyrics. Zack Blatter (mandocello), Gerald Soriano (bass and harmony vocals), Julian Carta (guitar), and Rob Hubbard (drums and harmony vocals) bring with them a diversity of musical inspirations — from jazz to funk, reggae, folk and bluegrass — that deepen and enrich Green’s melodic ideas. The combination of these influences yields a genre-busting sound, difficult to characterize but hard to ignore.
Southwater is a bluegrass trio that plays with a respect to the traditional pioneers that precede them, while looking ahead with a progressive sound and modern songwriting ability; combing strong vocal harmonies and technical musicianship. Gabe Robey provides soulful lead and harmony vocals along with lead guitar and mandolin. Rob Seal brings harmony vocals as well as lead guitar, mandolin, and banjo talents to the group. Dhara Goradia’s jazz infused bass lines provide the powerful backbone to the modern progressive sound. Robey and Seal’s songwriting shed an honest light on life experiences and the human spirit. Their brother duet style harmonies bring an authenticity to the high and lonesome sound. With a modern take on a traditional form, Southwater is sure to bring a pleasure to all listeners’ ears!
As a special treat, The Rivanna Trail is celebrating it’s 30th birthday at this Rivanna Roots concert with the 2022 Loop de’Ville Trail Festival. There will be free guided bike rides, hikes & runs before the concert, and events all weekend long!! If you have ever wanted to see the whole trail, part of the trail or want to give back by volunteering this event is for you. You can learn more about the Rivanna Trail Foundation or the Loop de’Ville event HERE.