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January 2019

An Evening with Wild Common

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. 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 an evening with Wild Common in an intimate, acoustic setting. 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…

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Youth Songwriter Showcase

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our bi-monthly Youth Songwriter Showcase, where five rising songwriters between the ages of 14 and 18 will perform original songs and covers. Doors open with a potluck at 5:30 PM, showcase from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This is a free / donation-based event. Featuring: 1) Tess Majors 2) River 3) Kate 4) Grayden Brock 5) Chris Murphy

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February 2019

Jack Dunlap Band

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Jack Dunlap is the mandolinist for the trio Bud's Collective, and has worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock,…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Andrew Neil

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Please join us for our bi-monthly Front Porch Open Mic. The Front Porch open mic is free and open to all. Enjoy some of Central Virginia’s songwriters in an intimate listening room setting. Wine and Champion Brewing beer will be available for purchase. Front Porch students – this is the perfect opportunity to perform some of the songs you have been working on and learning! Sign up for the open mic via emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org We are pleased to host Charlottesville’s own Andrew…

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An Evening of Valentine’s ‘Grass with Gallatin Canyon

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 5:30 // Show 6:00 PM Join us for an evening with Gallatin Canyon, a pre-party for The Steel Wheels at The Jefferson Theater! Despite its Montana namesake, Gallatin Canyon is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. True to its Virginia roots, the band is known for traditional bluegrass tunes with a refreshing, modern sensibility. Nodding to the bluegrass past with a traditional spin, Gallatin is also known for rebooting tunes from the both the older country and classic rock genres.…

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Soul Suppers: Jontavious Willis

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30 // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please…

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In the Round: Rusty Speidel, Mariana Bell, Bahlmann Abbot

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. 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 an evening with three Charlottesville songwriters, Rusty Speidel, Mariana Bell and Bahlmann Abbot "in the round". Rusty Speidel is a long-time local musician writer and producer who has worked with many of the other artists from the area, as well as various national artists. He brings rock-solid guitar playing and singing, rooted in traditional and country styles. With his band SGGL he has recorded 5 albums and played thousands of…

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March 2019

An Evening with Mojo Parker

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Vocalist and guitarist Daniel Parker has been making waves in the Virginia music scene playing blues, folk, funk and soul. Based in Staunton, he performs primarily with the acoustic duo, Parker & Gray, winners of the 2016 Central Virginia Blues Society Challenge and semifinalists of the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They also won 1st Place and Best Solo/Duo in the River City Blues Society of Richmond, VA in 2017 following with…

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Second Draw

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM “It’s bluegrass on consciousness-altering melodic narcotics”, writes Ron Wray, music enthusiast and critic on the topic of Charlottesville’s Second Draw. “There are many good bands out there, especially in places like Charlottesville, but Second Draw manages to stand out. They have melodies that expand on traditions, lyrics with narrative pull and diversity of sound and content.” Second Draw first began to play together in 2005, collecting new musicians and influences throughout the years. Core…

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Soul Suppers: Blue Highway

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$30 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $30; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please…

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The Barefoot Movement

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a…

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Alash Ensemble

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan. Trained in traditional Tuvan music since childhood, the Alash…

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Soul Suppers: Kenny and Amanda Smith

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please support…

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Richelle Claiborne: Black Music Excellence Through the Ages

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Black Music Excellence Through the Ages is a joyous ride through the history of African-American music across the diaspora. It's more than a soul revue, more than a gospel concert, more than a night of great jazz...it's all of those things and more. Let Charlottesville's own Richelle Claiborne lead you through this musical journey with her soul-stirring vocals, accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. You will laugh, you will cry,…

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Stick Night with Greg Howard

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Stick guru and longtime member of the Charlottesville music scene, Greg hosts a slate of performers on The Chapman Stick from around the US, including jazz musician Brett Bottomley from Connecticut.  They will be joined by some of Greg's frequent local collaborators for what promises to be a fun and diverse night of music, covering many different styles including rock, jazz, blues and more... The Chapman Stick is an American stringed instrument that is…

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April 2019

Seamus Egan Project

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM In 2018, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever, as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of…

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Soul Suppers: Terry Baucom and The Dukes of Drive

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Fry's Spring Beach Club. Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  Please…

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Holly Renee Allen CD Release Concert w/ Susan Munson

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM Holly Renee Allen: Channeling Red Dirt Soul with Her New Single, “Picture”. Raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Holly Renee Allen is the embodiment of Red Dirt and Appalachian music. Allen was born and bred from generations of country and bluegrass musicians and was raised on The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, and Bob Dylan. As Allen works on her fifth studio album, Appalachian Piece…

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May 2019

I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 PM // Concert 7:00 PM Pianist Jacqueline Schwab’s musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s “melting pot” and later in Boston, Massachusetts. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns’ Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others. She has performed at the White House for President…

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October 2019

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM "Jeff Scroggins and Colorado have a wonderful emotional intensity that immediately grabs the listener. Though well rooted in tradition, they can also stretch the boundaries without taking them to the breaking point. I’ve known Jeff for many years, and it’s great to hear how fabulous his playing has become. Taste and technical brilliance abound. The bands vocals are also smooth and inviting and the arrangements are inventive. Give these guys a listen and you’ll…

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