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August 2019

Rooftop Jukebox with Dropping Julia

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Live Arts, 123 Water Street E
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$8 – $10 200 tickets left

Please join us for Rooftop Jukebox with Dropping Julia, a happy hour fundraiser for The Front Porch on the rooftop of Live Arts! (123 Water Street E in downtown Charlottesville) Doors 5:00 pm // Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm Beer, wine, cider and snacks available for purchase $8 advance, $10 at the door Music will move inside if it rains Funky pop-rock Dropping Julia is a pop-rock band in Charlottesville, Virginia, formed around the original songs of front-woman Emily Kresky.…

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J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band)

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$27 – $32 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $27 advance, $32 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar…

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September 2019

Esther Rose in Concert

September 3 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “I’m always changing,” Esther Rose sings at the top of her sophomore album, ‘You Made It This Far.’ The line is at once a promise and a plea, a concise distillation of her commitment to evolution as well as her dogged determination to meet every challenge in her path with unconditional acceptance. Laid-back yet deliberate, her delivery here marries…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Mike Burris

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Joyful Noise: Love Canon with Mighty Joshua to Benefit The Front Porch

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sprint Pavilion, 700 E Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Love Canon with Mighty Joshua 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Show Held at Sprint Pavilion $25 general admission / $75 VIP + general admission Tickets on Sale NOW: https://bit.ly/2F5Ou1B Love Canon Sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia, LOVE CANON has been touring the mid-Atlantic since 2010 bringing their own raucous blend of bluegrass to the masses. The band’s diehard fans are music lovers first and foremost, drawn to the beautiful high-lonesome stylings of Jesse Harper’s…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Patrick Keese

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM No cover Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. *Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room. Please join us for our 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…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Matt Curreri and Devon Sproule

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October  with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Front Porch Night at Peloton Station with Southwater

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peloton Station, 114 10th Street NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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Join us for a night of music & drinks at Peloton Station featuring music by Southwater /// no cover. 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. The Charlottesville, VA based group explores the vision of bringing new to the old, while establishing their own identity to the fold. Their combination of strong vocal harmonies along with technical musicianship makes for an exciting performance…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Little Birdies

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Second Draw

September 21 @ 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 $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “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…

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The Slocan Ramblers

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. The Slocan Ramblers (2019 Juno Award Nominees) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Charlie Davis

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Dori Freeman in Concert

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Dori Freeman is a singer and songwriter from Galax, Virginia. Her music blurs the finer lines of Americana ands Hines new light on the legacy of traditional music. She brings a modern and honest perspective - both lyrically and vocally - to the genre. Her sophomore album "Letters Never Read" was released in October 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45R0AdKEZ7w&feature=youtu.be

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October 2019

Happy Hour in the Garden with Susan Munson

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Robin Bullock and Sue Richards

October 5 @ 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 $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. A major new duo of two award-winning American masters of traditional Celtic music, SUE RICHARDS AND ROBIN BULLOCK blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, cittern and mandolin, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions to create something truly unique: beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current.…

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Cas Haley in Concert

October 7 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Open Eyes,” the intensely catchy first single off his fifth album Lessons and Blessings (out June 21), strays from Cas Haley’s usual upbeat mode, and he knows it. A melancholy vibe is “usually not my M.O.,” laughs the Texas singer-songwriter-guitarist, and the many fans of his sunny reggae-influenced music are sure to agree. But when this particular song was…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Richelle Claiborne

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

Did you know about the secret garden right next to The Front Porch? We’ve been dreaming of adding this sweet space to The Front Porch for three years, and it just became ours this spring! We want to share it with each of you! Join us for a summer happy hour music series featuring Front Porch artists from June through mid-October with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. "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…

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Owen Morrison’s Daybreak Trio Concert

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $15 for concert, $10 for waltz, $20 bundle for both Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.   Owen Morrison grew up surrounded by Charlottesville's rich acoustic music traditions. The son of local fiddler Jim Morrison, Owen spent most of his teenage years playing guitar for contra dances and jamming with the area's fine old-time and Irish music communities. By the time he graduated from Guilford College in 2006 with…

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Rosier (formerly Les Poules à Colin)

October 25 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Taking their name from a traditional song, Rosier (formerly Les Poules à Colin) were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, learning their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec’s finest trad musicians – which included their parents – in a region famous for its living heritage. Despite their young age, Rosier have been playing together for over nine years and it…

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The Special Consensus

October 26 @ 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 $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Special Consensus – Grammy Nominated 2019 The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Special Consensus has received five awards from the…

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Mattie & Debbie (Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch)

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM Tickets on sale soon Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Irreverent, bold and inventive, Boston duo Mattie & Debbie (Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch) straddle the lines of bluegrass, performance art, punk, funk and pop. The partnership of Sean Trischka (drum set, vox, other) and Stash Wyslouch (guitar, vox, other) manifested in the form of Mattie & Debbie in 2017, in an effort to streamline their musical collaboration. Whether…

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November 2019

Jordan Tice

November 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 12 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Nashville-based guitarist Jordan Tice is quickly becoming regarded as one of the most exciting young artists on the American roots music scene. He has worked as a sideman to legendary performers like guitarist Dave Rawlings, banjo player Tony Trischka, and comedian Steve Martin, as well as released four solo albums of original music to critical acclaim. His latest release, "Horse County", features his singing and…

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Terry Baucom and The Dukes of Drive

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$25

Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM 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 the spirit of this series…

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Session Americana

November 10 @ 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 // Show 7:00 PM $15 advance, $18 at the door Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica…

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Lula Wiles

November 16 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all…

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Bill and the Belles

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $15 advance, $18 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. No Depression: “Bill and the Belles showcase with their debut album, DreamSongs, Etc., what may be the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music.” With their enchanting debut album, Dreamsongs, Etc., Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls…

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An Evening with Tony and Sean Trischka

November 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 $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “… the great banjo liberationist ...” - Tom Ashbrook, NPR - “On Point” Tony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought…

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January 2020

Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio

January 10, 2020 @ 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 $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “Vignola, who possesses jaw-dropping technique, wears his influences on the tip of his pick” – Mike Joyce – Washington Post Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna,…

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Gene and Gayla Mills

January 24, 2020 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “Take the cornerstones of acoustic Americana, add a touch of bluegrass, country and folk, mix together with dedication, superb musicianship and then add precise harmonies. If these songs don’t move you, then your soul is made of stone.” – Tim Carroll, folkwords.com Gene and Gayla Mills play acoustic Americana—modern folk tinged with bluegrass and country, featuring Gene’s award-winning original songs. In their…

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Steve Kessler Trio with Robert Jospé 

January 25, 2020 @ 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Steve Kessler Richmond, Va. pianist/composer Steve Kessler says he is an improvisor first. Performing recently in NYC, NJ and Canada, the self taught pianist has led his own groups for years, as well as performed with greats Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and many others. Kessler’s CD’s, both as pianist and/or composer, include his “3 Trios”…

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