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March 2019

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 $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. 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…

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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.  Winners of…

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Cajun Dance Party

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Cajun Dance Party – held at Fry’s Spring Beach Club at 2512 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville. It’s time for some Two Steppin’! Join us for our monthly Cajun dance and dinner, every fourth Thursday, with LIVE Cajun music by the marvelous Bayou Faux Pas, and Louisiana-style gumbo served throughout the night for $5/ bowl. Basic Cajun Two Step and Basic Cajun Waltz dance lesson for beginners from 6:30 – 7 pm, then eating and dancing the night away from 7 – 9…

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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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. 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…

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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 $10 Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. 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…

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April 2019

An Evening with Mighty Joshua

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$20 30 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $20-$25 early bird (only 30 available at $20), $30 at the door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Independent Reggae Artist Mighty Joshua engages audiences by opening minds and activating bodies through song. Conscious lyrics flow freely to create distinctive refrains that pulse with pride against rhythms rooted in percussion. His soulful exploration in the evolution of sound creates an expression of reggae for the modern day. As Virginia…

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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 $22 advance, $25 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. 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…

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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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World Voice Day 2019

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The University of Virginia’s Voice Center will hold its Fifth Annual World Voice Day celebration on Saturday, April 20th from 7:00-10:00 pm at The Front Porch. Our featured performer this year is local singer-songwriter Erin Lunsford, with special guests including Adar, as well as Heather Hightower and Christina Fleming from The Center for Vocal Study, Beleza’s Madeline Holly-Sales, and Voice Specialist Claire Ligon. The concert is free and open to the public.  The mission of World Voice Day is to increase public…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Nan Macmillan

April 21 @ 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 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…

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Cajun Dance Party

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 100 tickets left

Cajun Dance Party with Cajammers Cajun Band– held at Fry’s Spring Beach Club at 2512 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville. It’s time for some Two Steppin’! Join us for our monthly Cajun dance and dinner, every fourth Thursday, with LIVE Cajun music by the marvelous Cajammers Cajun Band, and Louisiana-style gumbo served throughout the night for $5/ bowl. Basic Cajun Two Step and Basic Cajun Waltz dance lesson for beginners from 6:30 – 7 pm, then eating and dancing the night away from…

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

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A Night with Nina

April 27 @ 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

Join us for A Night with Nina, featuring Richelle Claiborne and Leslie Scott-Jones Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 pm $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. NINA SIMONE was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of…

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May 2019

Spring Block Party 2019

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Come one come all, to our annual FREE Spring Block Party! Featuring... Kids' Play Area by Little Planets Instrument Sale -- student and professional level! Craft Beer by Champion Brewing Company Craft Cider by Albemarle Ciderworks Vinyl Sale Concert Swag Sale Street fare courtesy of Max and Troy Robinson (of Order UP!) RAFFLE: full weekend passes to the BEST music festivals! LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY! Positive Collective AFRI-CArdio Allstars with the Charlottesville Community Drum Choir The Rivanna Roustabouts Emily Kresky and…

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Soul Suppers: Cora Harvey Armstrong *NEW DATE*

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

Dinner/Doors 5:30 // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Mount Zion's First African Baptist Church (105 Lankford Ave., Charlottesville). 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…

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Dropping Julia Album Release Show

May 18 @ 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 at the door Dropping Julia is a Charlottesville-based funky-pop-rock group led by front-woman, songwriter and guitarist Emily Julia Kresky. Born in Northern New Jersey, she began writing songs and picked up the guitar at the age of 19, which she carried all over the U.S. and across the pond where she spent time working on farms and busking on the streets of Europe. Her excursions eventually landed her in Virginia and…

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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 $15 advance, $18 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. 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…

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Hubby Jenkins of The Carolina Chocolate Drops

May 24 @ 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. Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education started as a busker.…

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Julian Pinelli Project

May 31 @ 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. Sprung from the music of southern Appalachia, Julian is a free-spirited violinist who spins deep tone with modern ease. Awarded the 2016 Fresh Grass Fiddle Award and winner of the 2017 RockyGrass fiddle competition, Julian has toured extensively with cellist Ben Sollee and progressive bluegrass outfit Front Country. Julian spent his childhood surrounded by many iconic acoustic musicians in…

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June 2019

Jim Bingler CD Release Concert

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

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $8 advance, $10 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Singer/songwriter Jim Bingler is a Charlottesville native who enjoys writing music that tells a story. Jim's first CD, "Mixed up" included elements of Gospel, Blues, country and jazz with a dash of humor. Jim's soon to be released CD, "Willow", is much the same, crossing multiple genres with the help of this area's talented musicians. "Willow" will be released…

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Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 5:30 // Show 6:00 PM** happy hour concert $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, "original mountain Americana: an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana". Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn’t long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in…

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The Wildmans

June 14 @ 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. The young Neo-traditional string band, The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Izzy Heltai

June 16 @ 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 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…

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An Evening with Darrell Scott

June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$45 – $52 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $45 advance, $52 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master. Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo;…

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Tom Mindte & Mason Via

June 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 $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Mindte is a seasoned, flexible vocalist with enviable mastery of the mandolin and a repertoire that ranges across a multitude of musical genres. Via is a new exciting voice on the scene, combining his Southern musical heritage with a rage for exploring new musical creations and fluid finger work on the guitar. The match-up is nothing short of fine.…

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August 2019

Underhill Rose

August 16 @ 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. “ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING ROOTSY WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE AMERICANA SCENE.” –NO DEPRESSION Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the band from Asheville, North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart…

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An Evening with Jontavious Willis

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$22 – $25 100 tickets left

Back by popular demand, please join us for An Evening with Jontavious Willis. Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $22 advance, $25 door Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. At the age of 22, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one. Hailing from Greenville, Ga., Jontavious grew…

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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

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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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 $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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November 2019

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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