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August 2019

West African Drum Circle

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Come join us for our weekly West African Drum Circle! Bring your own drum or use one of ours! All ages and abilities welcome. $5 suggested donation. Held in the main room downstairs. We validate for 2 hours free parking at Water Street Parking Garage

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Old Time Jam

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for an Old Time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the downstairs main room

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Slow Jam

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until September 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly slow jam, held in the upstairs main room. Following the beginner core classes, this jam is made specially for pickers who are brand new to their instruments and want to play along with others at a slower pace. Simple tunes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Boil 'em Cabbage Down, and Shortnin' Bread might be some played during the jam. Free and open to the public, all acoustic stringed instruments welcome. $5 donation suggested.

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Old Time Jam

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly old time jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the downstairs main room

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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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Western Swing Jam

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Brand new to our free jam offerings is the bi-weekly Western Swing style jam hosted by Jackson Boylan. This jam is best suited for intermediate to advanced level players who love Bob Wills, Asleep At the Wheel, and similar groups. All genre-appropriate instruments welcome, including string band instruments, piano, horns, and lap steel. Some songs that can be expected to be played are: Roly Poly, Stay All Night, Faded Love, Silver Bells, New Road Under My Wheels, Baby That Sure…

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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

Bluegrass Jam

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The bluegrass jam will now occur on the first Sunday of every month. All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the upstairs main room.

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Songwriting for Singer-Songwriters Workshop

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$105 8 tickets left

Songwriting for Singer-Songwriters  Instructor: Michael Clem Level: Intermediate – Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: How do you write a song?  Where do you get ideas?  What comes first, the lyrics or the melody?  Should a song ever start with a chorus?  Can a song ever end on something other than the root?  How long does writing a song take?  What’s a bridge?  Does this guitar make me look fat?  While there aren’t pat answers to any of these questions, they are…

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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 Skill, Art & Heart of Vocal Improvisation: Creating Music of the Moment with Lori Derr

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 13, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$156 15 tickets left

The Skill, Art & Heart of Vocal Improvisation: Creating Music of the Moment with Lori Derr $156 to register for the 6-week workshop course Sunday, September 8th through Sunday, October 13th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Learn the foundational elements for participating and leading improvisational community singing known as “Circle Singing”. Join us for some *Sonic Joy* as we experience the pleasures of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music-making in this improvisational group singing experience. We will…

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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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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3-4yrs

September 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:45 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$266

Mondays, 9/09/19 – 12/16/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 4yrs Description: This 14 week class is for kids who can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing, but who are still a little young for formal music lessons. In Fiddle for Wee Ones, students will learn how to be gentle with and care for a fiddle, how make a bow hold, hold the fiddle, and stand in rest and play position. Wee Fiddlers will also begin to…

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Ukulele and Singing for Kids 4-6yrs – Devon Sproule

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Mondays, 9/09/19 - 12/16/19 Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs with parent or caregiver Price: $322 for 14 week session or $742 for a full year of classes Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners ages 4-6yrs and parents or caregivers. What Students will Leave this…

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Fiddle – Beginner I for Kids Ages 7-8yrs with Malia Furtado

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Mondays, 9/10/19 – 12/16/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 7-8yrs Price: $322 for 14 week session or $742 for a full year of weekly classes Description: This introductory fiddle class is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn to sing and play their first fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Parent participation is crucial to the your child's musical…

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Ukulele and Singing for Kids 7-9yrs – Devon Sproule

September 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Mondays, 9/09/19 - 12/16/19 Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs Price: $322 for 14 weeks or $742 for a full year of classes Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an…

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Fiddle – Beginner II for Ages 7-8yrs with Malia Furtado

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Mondays, 9/09/19 - 12/16/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: 7 - 8yrs Price: $322 for 14 weeks or $742 for a full year of classes Description: This class is a continuation of Fiddle Beginner I for Kids Ages 7-8. In this level, students will continue to learn to play new rhythms and melodies popular in different folk traditions. This class uses singing, games, and other activities to help children internalize new material. Students will have the opportunity to practice playing tunes solo,…

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Guitar – Beginner I with Eric Knutson

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Guitar - Beginner I  Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with…

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Fiddle – Beginner I with Malia Furtado

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Fiddle - Beginner I  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory fiddle class for is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn a handful of simple fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment.  A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as…

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Mandolin – Beginner I with Christen Hubbard

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Mandolin - Beginner I  Instructor: Christen Hubbard Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory is perfect for first time mandolin players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with accompaniment. Prerequisite: None!…

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Upright Bass – Beginner I with Rick Ramsey

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Upright Bass - Beginner I  Instructor: Rick Ramsey Level: Beginner, from scratch Age: Teens & Adults Description: Learn to play upright bass from scratch, no experience necessary! Prerequisite: None What students will leave this class having learned: Technique: Bass set-up,string height, hand placement, stance, parts of bass, preventing repetitive motion injuries, hand exercises, ear training Tunes/Songs: Boil 'em Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark, and Long Journey Home (other material may also be used) Group Playing skills: The 3 T’s—Timing, Taste, Tone; the…

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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Songs of The Carter Family Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: Songs of the Carter Family is a repertoire class developed for students who have taken a Beginner I instrument class. It is perfect for students who would like to spend some extra time establishing their level I skills while learning a few more tunes before moving on to the next level. Students will learn a number of favorite Carter Family classics, including Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle…

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Grateful Dead Ensemble with Chris Leva

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Grateful Dead Ensemble Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Experience the beauty and sense of adventure that is the music of The Grateful Dead. This class is appropriate for intermediate players and up - all string instruments, hand percussion, and accordions are welcome. We are looking for guitarists, fiddlers, mandolin, bass, accordion, harmonica, steel guitar and anything else portable and relatively acoustic-friendly. Healthy chord vocabulary is helpful due to the rich harmonic content of the Dead's…

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Fiddle – Beginner I for Kids 9-12yrs with Malia Furtado

September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Fiddle - Beginner I for Kids Ages 9-12 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 9-12yrs Description: This introductory fiddle class is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn to sing and play their first fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Parent participation is crucial to the your child's musical development. Your knowledge of practice assignments, enthusiasm and support…

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Guitar – Beginner I for Kids 9-12yrs with Chris Leva

September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Tuesdays, 9/10/19 - 12/17/19 Guitar - Beginner I for Kids 9-12yrs Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Beginner, from scratch Age: 9-12yrs Price: $322 for 14 weeks or $742 for a full year of classes Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Prerequisite: None! This class will be…

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Fiddle – Beginner II for Kids 9-12yrs with Malia Furtado

September 10 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Tuesdays, 9/10/19 - 12/17/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: 9- 2yrs Price: $322 for 14 weeks or $742 for a full year of classes Description: This class is a continuation of Fiddle Beginner I for Kids Ages 7-8. In this level, students will continue to learn to play new rhythms and melodies popular in different folk traditions. This class uses singing, games, and other activities to help children internalize new material. Students will have the opportunity to practice playing tunes solo,…

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Guitar – Beginner II for Kids 9-12yrs with Chris Leva

September 10 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Tuesdays, 9/10/19 - 12/17/19 Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Progressing Beginner Age: 9-12yrs Price: $322 for 14 weeks or $742 for a full year of classes Description: Techniques and music for young guitar students. Prerequisite: Beginner I class, previous lessons, or experience on the guitar. Feel free to ask for guidance regarding placement before registering. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Technique:chords, scales, proper techniques for good tone and dexterity; arpeggios Tunes/Songs:basic songs for developing a variety of skills Group Playing Skills: tempos,…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin with Andy Thacker

September 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermidate Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Applying bluegrass and old time fiddle tunes to plectrum based instruments like guitar and mandolin can be very fun. It also opens up a whole new door for technique and improvisation. In this class we will explore a handful of traditional fiddle tunes starting with a solid execution of the melody and the accompanying rhythm to go along with it. Beyond that we…

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Fiddle – Beginner II with Malia Furtado

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Fiddle - Beginner II  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Beginner I. This class will introduce beginner students to new bowing patterns techniques such as simple 2 and 3-note slurs and common bowing patterns. We'll also explore some different types of tunes such as waltzes and will continue to build group playing skills by learning to play long-bow back up and simple chord changes.  A few times throughout the semester,…

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Mandolin – Beginner II with Andy Thacker

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Mandolin - Beginner II  Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Beginner I Mandolin. Students will continue to develop their right and left hand technique through some melodies with more complicating rhythms and note sequencing. Pickers will be incorporating more 8th note runs, more advanced string crossings and will be also introduced to harmony and waltz time. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes…

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Banjo – Beginner II with John Spangler

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Banjo - Beginner II  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo - Beginner I.  Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and will learn some new, advancing, techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Students will continue developing their group playing skills through focusing on  listening for chord changes, learning to "kick-off" a tune, and a couple simple ending licks to end. A few times throughout…

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Harmony Basics for Ladies with Kayde Deardorff

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Harmony Basics for Ladies Instructor: Kayde Deardorff Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: Sing with other women in a supportive atmosphere. Learn the basics of Harmony in Western music and also explore intuitive harmony in class. Students will learn both melody and harmony parts to songs. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: The Rose, Down to the River to Pray, I’ll Fly Away, and original tunes by teacher Technique: Basic understanding of…

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Bluegrass Repertoire with Andy Thacker

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Bluegrass Repertoire Instructor: Andy Thacker Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: We'll learn a variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass songs regularly played at our weekly bluegrass jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be taught by ear, supplemental materials provided. Prerequisite: Intermediate I or II level courses, students…

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Musikgarten for Toddlers with Molly Murphy

September 11 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$266

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  18mo - 3yrs Price: $266 for 14 week class Description: These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers -- full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning -- and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments: all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters including Dance With Me, Sing With Me, Play With Me, and Clap With Me.…

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Musikgarten for Babies with Molly Murphy

September 11 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$266

Musikgarten for Babies Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age: Birth - 18mo Description: Designed for parents and their babies to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two (or more) of you. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD recorded by a fine children’s choir and outstanding instrumentalists. Using your parent…

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Musikgarten for Preschoolers with Molly Murphy

September 11 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$266

Musikgarten for Preschoolers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  3 - 5yrs Description: The Cycle of Seasons curriculum celebrates preschoolers' growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures a growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Fun family packets including wonderful music…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5-6yrs with Malia Furtado

September 11 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$266

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5 - 6yrs Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 5- 6yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will be…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs with Debby Norton

September 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322

Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten classes and are ready for the next step? In Instrument Exploration, students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of rhythm, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore…

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Clawhammer Banjo – Beginner I with Pete Vigour

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.50

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Beginner, from scratch Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This introductory clawhammer banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids Ages 7-9yrs with Debby Norton

September 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322

Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-9yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start? Students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of beat, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore these elements. We also learn basic chords on the ukulele. This class is meant to…

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Fiddle – Intermediate I with Malia Furtado

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This class is a continuation of Beginner II. Students will really be ramping up their fiddling skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks such as playing a the Georgia Shuffle and some simple double-stops - in tunes and in back-up. A…

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Guitar – Intermediate I with Dan Sebring

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Dan Sebring Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $384 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description:  Students will really be ramping up their guitar skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks, such as playing in 3/4 time, new back-up techniques, and some new chords. This class will also take a look at some very simple theory and…

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Banjo – Intermediate I with Malcolm Pulley

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Malcolm Pulley Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo Beginner II. Students will continue to develop their right hand rolls and speed, while also continuing to develop their group playing skills by learning new chord positions, listening for chord changes, and learning fills for vocal songs. Students will also be adding some tunes in…

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Harmony with Molly Murphy

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age:Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This course will offer an in depth look at ear training and chord theory with regard to singing multi-part harmony. We will use several genres of music to examine different harmony structures and try out arranging our own harmonies. Students are welcome to bring songs to class and make suggestions for our repertoire. Prerequisite: pitch…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Price: $384 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: We'll learn a variety of tunes regularly played at our weekly old time jam. The instructor will propose songs as examples, and the attendees can propose song choices of their own at the first class session. Open to all singers, and players of acoustic musical instruments. No formal training required. Tunes will be…

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Soul Choir with Molly Murphy

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: In this singing course, we will explore how to dig deep down into our voices and sing from the soul. We will incorporate some ear training and exercises for articulation and agility, as well as general vocal strengthening, exploring gospel, Motown, jazz and other soul singing genres. Students are welcome to bring songs to…

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Beginner Ukulele for Ladies with Debby Norton

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner, from scratch Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This is a fun introductory course in beginner Ukulele. Students will learn how to tune and hold the instrument, basic chords, multiple strumming patterns, and simple songs. The course will progress to more complicated songs that slowly introduce additional chords and strumming patterns. The Ukulele is an easy starter instrument and can be…

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Front Porch Folk Ensemble with Dan Sebring

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 12/18/19 Instructor: Dan Sebring Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This class is designed to help students discover the joy of playing in a group. Prerequisite: The student should have gained at least a moderate degree of aptitude on one of any number of acoustic instruments; be it guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, etc. What students will leave this class having learned: Technique: How to play…

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Beginner Bluegrass Ensemble with Malia Furtado, Malcolm Pulley, and Rick Ramsey

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364

Beginner Bluegrass Ensemble Instructors: Malia Furtado, Malcolm Pulley, Rick Ramsey Level: Beginner II + Age: Teens & Adults Description: The beginner bluegrass ensemble class teaches students how to perform standard bluegrass songs in the traditional way. Students will learn how to play songs, when to take a break, when to back up and how to support other musicians, and how to work together in an ensemble. There will be individual as well as group instruction with a With the end…

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Western Swing Jam

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Brand new to our free jam offerings is the bi-weekly Western Swing style jam hosted by Jackson Boylan. This jam is best suited for intermediate to advanced level players who love Bob Wills, Asleep At the Wheel, and similar groups. All genre-appropriate instruments welcome, including string band instruments, piano, horns, and lap steel. Some songs that can be expected to be played are: Roly Poly, Stay All Night, Faded Love, Silver Bells, New Road Under My Wheels, Baby That Sure…

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Beginner Ukulele for Teens & Adults with Craig Green

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Beginner Ukulele for Teens & Adults Instructor: Craig Green Level: Beginner from scratch Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: Enjoy gaining basic uke skills and a deeper understanding of music. Uke is the the new yoga! Students will learn a range of versatile chords, chord progressions and strumming patterns needed to accompany singing a variety of both folk and pop songs. Prerequisite: No experience necessary…

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Mandolin – Intermediate II with Gabe Robey

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Gabe Robey Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This class is for students who have progressed through the beginner and intermediate levels and are ready to dive into more advanced skills. This course is delivered in special hybrid format that alternates between mandolin-only classes and collaborative ensemble group classes with advanced students of other instruments. This class will cover more advanced mandolin technique such…

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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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Fiddle – Intermediate II with Malia Furtado

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: This class is for fiddlers who have progressed through Intermediate I, or who have the equivalent skills. This class will continue to work on the Georgia Shuffle and the Nashville Shuffle and will learn how to work them into different tunes. This class will also look at some simple approaches to beginning improvisation and will…

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Guitar – Intermediate II with Eric Knutson

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description:  This class is a continuation of Guitar - Beginner II. Students will really be ramping up their guitar skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks, such as playing in 3/4 time, new back-up techniques, and some new chords. This class will…

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Intermediate Ukulele for Teens and Adults with Craig Green

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Craig Green Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description:We'll explore bar chords, fingerstyle playing, and different ways of accompanying songs Prerequisite: Need to be comfortable playing simple accompaniment to songs, and know basic uke chords: C, F, G, D, A, Dm, Am What students will leave this class having learned: Technique: Using chord variations, fingerpicking, damping technique, integrating singing and uking Tunes/Songs: songs by Pete…

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Fiddle for Violinists Ages 10-12yrs with Malia Furtado

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Fiddle for Violinists for Ages 10-12yrs Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: 10-12yrs Description: Calling all adventurous young violinists who might like to try their hand at a few fiddle tunes! This class will explore a few traditional fiddle favorites - some Old Time, Bluegrass, a little Celtic, and maybe even something a little bluesy. Students will also learn how to "chop," play "taters," end a tune with "shave and a haircut." Prerequisite: Have completed Suzuki Violin Bk 1 (or…

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West African Drumming with Roderick Davis

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 West African Drumming  Instructor: Roderick Davis Level: Beginner - Advanced Ages: Teens & Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for full year of classes   Description: Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Traditional West African Djembe Music? If so, this is the perfect class for you! All skill levels are welcomed. Students will experience the joy of West African Drumming while learning the nuances of the Djembe ensemble. Beginners will learn basic…

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Fiddle for Violinists – Teens and Adults with Malia Furtado

September 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$364 – $848.30

Thursdays, 9/12/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults Price: $364 for 14 weeks or $848.30 for a full year of classes Description: Calling all adventurous violinists who might like to try their hand at a few fiddle tunes! This class will explore a few traditional fiddle favorites - some Old Time, Bluegrass, and maybe even something a little bluesy. Students will also learn how to "chop," play "taters," end a tune with "shave and a haircut."…

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Girl Band for Kids 9-12yrs with Devon Sproule

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Girl Band for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Progressing Beginner - Intermediate Age: 9-12yrs Description: Pop & rock’n’roll band class for young women! We will be improving our skills as singers and/or instrumentalists. We will also be working on our ability to communicate and collaborate as musicians.  Focus will be on learning songs that the band is interested in, and on writing our own. Prerequisite:Some experience (and enthusiasm!) with an instrument, singing, or songwriting required. What Students will Leave this class…

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Ukulele & Singing II for Ages 7-9yrs with Devon Sproule

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Ukulele & Singing II for Ages 7-9yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Level II Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs and parents w/ young children (18mo-6yrs) Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: Either our Uke & Singing for Kids I class or some basic experience with ukulele — knowing at least 4 or 5 basic chords. What…

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Ukulele and Singing II for Ages 4-6yrs with Devon Sproule

September 14 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Ukulele & Singing II for Ages 4-6yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Level II Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs and parents w/ young children (18mo-6yrs) Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: Either our Uke & Singing for Kids I class or some basic experience with ukulele — knowing at least 4 or 5 basic chords. What…

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Songwriting for Kids with Devon Sproule

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

Songwriting for Kids Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 9-12yrs Description: Kids are natural songwriters. In this class, we will play creative games, learn writing tools, and process our day-to-day lives through song. Prerequisite: Some singing or instrument experience required. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Technique: song structure, melody writing, rhyming, rhythm Group playing skills: brainstorming and creativity, playing music in a group What students will need: paper or notebook pencil Next Level: Instrument specific courses Saturdays, 9/14/19 - 12/21/19 11:30am - 12:15pm…

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Banjo – Beginner I with Marty Collin

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 16, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Banjo - Beginner I  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with accompaniment.…

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Guitar – Beginner II with Marty Collin

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Guitar - Beginner II  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar - Beginner I. Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and in new keys.  Students will also learn new skills for playing with others, listening for chord changes, starting a tune with “taters” and ending them with “shave and a hair-cut.” A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone…

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Beginner Clogging with Becca White & Krisan Marotta

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Beginner Clogging  Instructor: Becca White & Krisan Marotta Level: Beginner Age: Teens/Adults Description: Students will learn the fundamental building blocks of clog dancing including the steps, look and feel, lingo, and annotation. The primary music genre will be bluegrass, but several other genres will be used to teach this American style of dance. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. What students will leave this class having learned: Foundational steps Free style dance Precision style dance What…

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Intermediate Clogging with Becca White & Krisan Marotta

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Intermediate Clogging Instructor: Becca White & Krisan Marotta Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens/Adults Description: We will learn more challenging clogging steps as well as improve speed and precision.  Students will learn 3-4 dances and build their clogging step "vocabulary." Prerequisite: Beginning Clogging or this class assumes the dancer already knows the fundamentals of clogging. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Foundational steps Free style dance Precision style dance What students will need: Water Lace-up athletic or lace-up flat leather sole shoes…

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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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Mandolin – Beginner II for Adults with Marty Collin

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Thursdays, 9/19/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Price: $338 for 13 weeks Description:  This class is a continuation of Beginner I Mandolin. Students will continue to develop their right and left hand technique through some melodies with more complicating rhythms and note sequencing. Pickers will be incorporating more 8th note runs, more advanced string crossings and will be also introduced to harmony and waltz time. A few times throughout the semester, this class…

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Guitar – Beginner I for Adults with Marty Collin

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$338

Thursdays, 9/19/19 - 12/19/19 Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Adults Price: $338 for 13 weeks Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping…

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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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Monthly Jazz Jam

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Photograph by Martin Phillips JAZZ JAMS at The Front Porch Held in the main room downstairs. The Charlottesville Jazz Society invites jazz musicians of all ages and levels to come jam at The Front Porch, 221 East Water St, at the corner of 3rd Street, off the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.  The Charlottesville Jazz Society is  sponsoring the venue for these gatherings.  Great atmosphere and plenty of space with acoustic piano, keyboard, and PA provided. Note that these jazz jams…

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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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Afternoon Waltz with Owen Morrison’s Daybreak Trio

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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$10 – $20 200 tickets left

Join Owen Morrison's Daybreak Trio for an afternoon of waltzing at the historic Fry's Spring Beach Club. Anna Patton, Naomi Morse and Owen Morrison will play many tunes from Owen's latest waltz album as well as some old favorites. All three are highly sought after as folk and couples dance musicians, so you won't want to miss the opportunity to move to their live performance. The two hour session will include about 80% waltzes with few other couples dances sprinkled…

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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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