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April 2019

Blues Jam

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Bill Adams. Every Tuesday from 7-9 PM. All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the main room upstairs.

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Musikgarten for Toddlers with Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$108

Musikgarten for Toddlers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  18mo - 3yrs 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. Each lesson features movement activities for…

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Musikgarten for Babies – Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$108

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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Texas Swing Fiddling – Malia Furtado

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Texas Swing Fiddling Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Each class of this 6-week session will focus on a different Texas fiddle master - Bob Wills, Johnny Gimble, and Benny Thomasson. Participants can expect to learn a rag, some twin fiddling, and some sweet swinging double-stops. Prerequisite: Fiddlers should be comfortable in a jam setting and comfortable with tunes such as Cherokee Shuffle or Bill Cheatum What students will need: Functional instrument Tuner Notebook & pencil Recording device…

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Old Time Jam

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm 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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Musikgarten for Preschoolers with Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$108

Musikgarten for Preschoolers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  3 - 5yrs Description: The Cycle of Seasons curriculum celebrates preschooler’s 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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**Registration Full** Fiddle 1B for Kids 7 – 8yrs – Malia Furtado

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle 1B for Kids Ages 7 - 8yrs Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Advancing Beginner Age: 7 - 8yrs Description: This class is a continuation of Fiddle 1A. 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, beginning with basic long-bow back-up, listening for chord changes, starting a tune with “taters” and ending them with “shave and a haircut." A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5 – 6yrs – Malia Furtado

April 24 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Monday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

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 – Debby Norton

April 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

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? 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…

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

April 24 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 7-9yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs 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 entertaining mix of traditional and pop songs geared toward…

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Folk Choir – Molly Murphy

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Folk Choir Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Description: This class offers a chance for various levels of singers to join their voices in a secular singing group, explore different voice parts, find and sing in harmony and learn new music. Repertoire will include American folk songs, both a cappella and accompanied, and students are welcome to make song suggestions. We will learn healthy vocal technique and several vocal exercises while having fun making music with this instrument we…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-8yrs – Debby Norton

April 24 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-8yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 7-8yrs 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? 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…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Old Time Repertoire Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults 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 taught by ear, supplemental materials provided. Prerequisite: 3A level courses, students should be able to play…

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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Intro to Ukulele for Teens & Adults with Debby Norton

April 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Ukulele for Teens and Adults Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults 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 used as a gateway to other instruments such as guitar, fiddle, or banjo.…

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Intermediate Clogging – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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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Western Swing Jam

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm 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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Intro to Mandolin II for Adults – Marty Collin

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Mandolin II for Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Intro Mandolin. 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 passing jam will be held for 15mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar,…

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Fiddle for Violinists with Malia Furtado

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Fiddle for Violinists Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Intermediate Age: Teens and Adults 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, 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 equivalent). Equivalent skills include…

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Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 9-12yrs – Malia Furtado

April 25 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Monday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle 1A for Kids Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 9-12 Description: This introductory fiddle class for kids ages 9-12 and is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn 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. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two…

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Guitar 1A for Kids 9-12yrs – Larry Kent

April 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Guitar 1A for Kids 9-12yrs Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Beginner Age: 9- 12yrs Description: This introductory guitar class is for kids ages 9-12 and 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 starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only…

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Rock Band for Kids with Emily Kresky

April 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Rock Band for Kids Instructor: Emily Kresky Level: Advancing intermediate - Intermediate Age: 10-12yrs Description:  Join our rock band! We'll be playing music with new friends in a fun and creative setting. In this class, you'll learn the basics of playing and singing in a rock band. We will learn songs, write original songs, and learn how to play as an ensemble, touching on genres including rock, blues, and pop. We will end the class with a performance at our monthly open…

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Guitar 2A for Teens & Adults – Eric Knutson

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar 2A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Eric Knutson Level: Intermediate Age: Teens & Adults Description:  This class is a continuation of Guitar 1B. 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 site reading. A passing jam will…

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Intro to Harmonica with John Ashley Murphy

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Harmonica  Instructor: John Ashley Murphy Level: Beginner Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Harmonica is an “instant music” instrument! That is, beginning harmonica is easier than beginning many other instruments. We’ll cover harmonica basics while learning a few standard tunes, plus 1 tune specifically for you! Fundamentals will include simple rhythms, playing clear notes, tone, and an introduction to note bending. (Bending is the characteristic sound that give the harmonica its soulful, vocal quality). For this class, the emphasis…

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Fiddle for Violinists Ages 10-12yrs with Malia Furtado

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle for Violinists 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, 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 equivalent). Equivalent skills include 1 1/2…

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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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Railroad Tunes with Marty Collin

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Railroad Tunes Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens and Adults Description: More chords, more songs, and more practice so those beginning, beautiful, ringing guitar chords, and those challenging chord changes, become part of your guitar vocabulary as you create your new library of old favorite sing-a-long tunes.Railroad Songsis a guitar course designed for advancing beginners to reinforce the strumming chord skills and will introduce new colors and voices to make your old six string guitar come to life. It is…

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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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Ukulele & Singing for Kids II – Devon Sproule

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 1, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

Ukulele & Singing for Kids II 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 Students…

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The Dreamtime Project for Kids – Jim Gagnon

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until June 1, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

The Dreamtime Project for Kids  Instructor: Jim Gagnon Level: Beginner Ages: For families with kids ages 4 - 12yrs (kids 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent) Description: We will explore many of the world's cultures through stories and music. Didgeridoo, African drums and Native American flutes are just a few of the exotic instruments that will be shared. A different folktale each week and a healthy serving of group participation make each class a memorable event! A wide range…

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West African Drum Circle

April 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am 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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Social Dance Basics with Meg Madden

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$20 – $25

Social Dance Basics From waltzing to two kinds of two step, from understanding to how to lead to learning how to follow, come join us for a 101 on dancing with a partner. This class will be not only a tutorial on mechanics and logistics that will help make your dancing more enjoyable, it will also be the introduction to a repertoire of casual social dance steps and styles that you might find anywhere from the contra dances of New…

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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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Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8yrs – Malia Furtado

April 29 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 7-8yrs Description: This introductory fiddle class is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn 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. *Parents are required to attend a 1hr orientation for this class on 4/28/2019 from 3pm - 4pm. Parents will also be required to sit in…

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

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$66 – $132

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 4-6yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs w/ parent or caregiver 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. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining…

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3-4yrs

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3 - 4yrs  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 4yrs 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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Intro to 2-Finger Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to 2-Finger Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: 2-Finger is one of the hidden styles of old-time banjo; ubiquitous in the 1930's, and unfortunately rare in modern times. It's ideal as backup for singing, for waltzes and other non-standard time signatures in oldtime, for solo showpieces, and just for fun! If you're new to the banjo, or already play clawhammer and want to try out a new style, this is the class for you! Join the…

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Banjo 1A for Teens & Adults – John Spangler

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler 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 passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill…

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Guitar 1A for Teens & Adults – Pete Vigour

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Pete Vigour 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 passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the…

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Fiddle 1A for Teens & Adults – Malia Furtado

April 29 @ 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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$150

Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults 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 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. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice…

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Old Time Jam

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm 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

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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Bluegrass Jam

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a Bluegrass jam! 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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Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults with John Spangler

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1A.  Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and will learn some new, advancing, picking techniques, or “rolls”.  Students will continue developing their group playing skills through focusing on  listening for chord changes, learning to start tunes off with “taters,” and ending them with “shave and a haircut.” Prerequisite: Banjo 1A or equivalent. What Students…

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Grateful Dead Ensemble – Chris Leva

April 29 @ 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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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.  Intermediate and up - all string instruments, hand percussion, and accordions welcome.  Healthy chord vocabulary helpful due to the rich harmonic content of the Dead's songs.  We will work on the songs, harmonies, improvisation and counterpoint that make this some of America's most iconic and loved music.  Please bring a recording device…

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Guitar for Adults – Marty Collin

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar for Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory guitar class is perfect for first time guitar players or students who have played in the past and haven't picked up their instruments in awhile. 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 from scratch.…

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Guitar 1B for Kids 9-12yrs – Larry Kent

April 30 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Guitar 1B for Kids Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Beginner Ages: 9- 12yrs Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar 1A.  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 haircut.” A passing jam will be held for 15mins after each kid's core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players.…

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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

April 30 @ 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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$150

Rise Up Singing Instructor: Pete Vigour Level: Advancing Beginner - Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: The “Rise Up Singing” songbook is a wonderful resource for everyone who loves to sing with their family and friends. It contains the lyrics and chords for 1200 songs in many genres, from all parts of the US and around the world.  Pete will lead your favorites from the songbook and will assist in finding the right key and accompaniment for your voice and instrument. This class…

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Fiddle 1B for Teens & Adults – Malia Furtado

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Fiddle 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Progressing Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Fiddle 1A. 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, beginning with basic long-bow back-up, listening for chord changes, starting a tune with “taters” and ending them with “shave and a hair-cut.” A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class…

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Guitar 1B for Teens & Adults – Marty Collin

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Guitar 1B for Teens and Adults Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Advancing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Guitar 1A. 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.” Prerequisite: Guitar 1A What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: Cripple Creek, Cluck Old Hen,…

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Intro to Up-Picking Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 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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$150

Intro to Up-Picking Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Up-picking might be best known as Pete Seeger's style of choice, but it's a versatile style for the rest of us, too! Equally useful as a chording, backup style and as a blazing fast way of playing your favorite fiddle tunes, up-picking has a rhythm that can't be beat. We'll go over the basics of the style, work on some songs, and try to build up to warp…

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Bluegrass Repertoire – Andy Thacker

April 30 @ 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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$150

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: 3A level courses, students should be able…

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**Registration Full**Singer/Songwriter Means Writing Songs & Performing Them! w/ Michael Clem

April 30 @ 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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Singer/Songwriter Means Writing Songs & Performing Them! Instructor: Michael Clem Level: Intermediate – Advanced Age: Teens and Adults Description: Long before the days of recordings (cylinders, LPs, cassettes, CDs, MP3s), minstrels would travel from campfires to living rooms and perform their storytelling songs for anyone who would listen. That was the only way to hear the tunes.  Recordings may exist today, but folks sure aren't buying them.  Why should they?  It's all free! Therefore, there is almost a return to the days of…

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A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 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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$150

A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Take a musical stroll through the South, the fertile soil on which dozens of banjo styles have sprouted. Inspired by Mike Seeger's groundbreaking album, "Southern Banjo Sounds," we'll investigate some of the many lesser-known and personal styles of the banjoists of yesteryear, from 3-finger showstoppers to delicate index-lead waltzes, strumming and picking our way from North Georgia to East Tennessee. We'll talk history and technique, learn about…

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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! RAFFLE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!! We are raffling off tickets to LOTS of festivals, concerts, and special events, including Lock'n, Red Wing, and FloydFest. CLICK HERE! Our Spring Block Party features... 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…

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Boot Scoot Square Dance

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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Held at Fry’s Spring Beach Club, the May edition of the Boot Scoot Square Dance Party will feature live music from the Frick-Rucker Stringband and dance calls from the inimitable Hannah Johnson! Come on out for an evening of dancing fun for the whole family and all your friends. All ages and skill levels welcome. $10 admission, children under 12 free. The Frick-Rucker Stringband brings all the energy and craft of the 1990's Richmond old-time scene to Charlottesville. With a tight…

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Western Swing Jam

May 8 @ 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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West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100

West African Drumming for Teens & Adults Instructor: Roderick Davis 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 techniques and more experienced players will learn the accompaniments, solos, as well as Dunun Rhythms. Each class will be tailored to…

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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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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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Monthly Jazz Jam

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Sumaia Jackson Trio

May 17 @ 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. With driving groove and a smooth, open sound, fiddler and tunestress Sumaia Jackson is a quintessential modern West Coast fiddler. Jackson weaves together Celtic, Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass traditions with an easy virtuosity and melodic elegance. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Jackson studied classical violin, surrounding herself with many innovative and inimitable coastal string players. During her…

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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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Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $10 advance, $12 at the door Our very own Artist Relations Manager, Emily Kresky, is releasing an album with her band at The Front Porch! Dropping Julia is a pop-rock band in Charlottesville, Virginia, formed around the original songs of front-woman Emily Kresky. Hailing from Northern NJ, Emily began writing songs and picked up the guitar at age 19, which she carried all over the U.S. and across the pond, cutting her teeth in…

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Expand Your Musical Bounds: An Improvisational Workshop for All Instruments

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Create lilt, lift and drive in dance music with Jacqueline Schwab. If you’re interested in playing for dancing (particularly English country dancing, but any sort), come explore how to develop kinetic energy in your music making to play in a style that can inspire dancers to lilt, groove, or get down, depending on what is needed. Through rhythm and improv games, we will learn how rhythmic riffing can lead to melodic and harmonic ideas and a commanding musical voice. We…

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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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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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Cajun Dance Party

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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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 LAST Cajun dance and dinner until fall! We will have 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 pm.…

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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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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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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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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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Behind the Music with Nan, Louis, Orion and Asher

June 9 @ 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 $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. On any given night, you can likely find Nan Macmillan, Louis Smith, Orion Faruque or Asher McGlothlin performing somewhere around Charlottesville. These Charlottesville-based musicians have become regulars of the local music scene, but it isn’t often that they get to discuss what inspired the songs they have written. Please join us for a night in which these local musicians…

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Rock Out! Camp with Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$175

Rock Out!  Come Rock Out with Devon and Matt! You can experience the fun of writing and recording songs in a group setting. Students will brainstorm, edit, and record songs together. We will learn a variety of creative tools and skills in a fun, cooperative, and focused environment. This camp introduces songwriting through story-telling, poetic imagery, rhyme, meter, basic chord/music theory, jingle writing, and simple recording skills. Last year we had music makers from a wide range of genres including…

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Songs for Positive Change

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Champion Brewing Company, 324 6th St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Songs for Positive Change: A Benefit for The Heather Heyer Foundation Held at Champion Brewing Company Doors 7:00 // Show 8:00 PM $18 advance, $20 door Featuring Wild Common and local singers and songwriters including: Michael Clem, Traci Eagle, Michael Croan, Keith Morris, Lori Strother and Emily Julia Kresky. The Heather Heyer Foundation The Heather Heyer Foundation was created to honor Heather Heyer, a young civil rights activist, who dedicated her life to promoting equal rights for all people. The Foundation…

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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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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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Dr. Levine and The Dreaded BluesLady

June 21 @ 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 PM **happy hour concert $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Dr. Levine and The Dreaded BluesLady is comprised of Lorie Strother on vocals and Stephen Levine on guitar. This energetic duo performs a diverse selection of acoustic music styles. Though blues is their focus, they also sometimes surprise audiences with Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classic Rock tunes. Lorie Strother can't remember a time when she wasn't…

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Ellis Paul Album Release Show

June 28 @ 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. A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as…

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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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July 2019

Instrument Exploration Camp for Kids Ages 4-6yrs with Debby Norton

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$175

Instrument Exploration Camp for Kids Ages 4-6yrs Campers will explore musical concepts through movement and experimentation with a variety of instruments, including the Orff xylophones, and ukuleles. Each day will include a key lesson, and time for exploration. Children will compose their own music and improvise and incorporate story and song. Instructor Bio: Debby Norton has taught children in Charlottesville for 25 years. She holds an MEd from Loyola College in Baltimore with a concentration in Montessori education. She has…

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Live Electronic Looping Camp with Wes Swing

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$175

Looping allows a performer or group to record and layer sounds during performance. We will introduce ideas and overview of looping technology and how looping applies to writing music, improvisation, and expressing ideas. We will learn how to loop instruments and voice, creating improvised music in small groups and individually. This camp will be part songwriting and improvisation, part experimenting with cool technology, and the rest layering loops upon loops upon loops. Wes Swing is a singer, cellist, songwriter, and…

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4th Annual Front Porch String Band Camp with Pete & Ellen Vigour Feat. Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$350

4th Annual Front Porch String Band Camp Lovers of old-time string band music, fiddle tunes, songs, square dances, and jam sessions are invited to gather for Front Porch String Band Camp, July 15 - 19th, 2019. The camp is open to musicians of all ages who would like to gain experience playing in a string band. Students should be already familiar with their instrument and able to play some simple tunes or chords. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and string…

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Instrument Exploration Camp for Kids Ages 7-8yrs with Debby Norton

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100 – $350

Instrument Exploration Camp for Kids Ages 7-8yrs Campers will explore musical concepts through movement and experimentation with a variety of instruments, including the Orff xylophones,  and ukuleles. Each day will include a key lesson, and time for exploration. Children will compose their own music and improvise and incorporate story and song. Instructor Bio: Debby Norton has taught children in Charlottesville for 25 years. She holds an MEd from Loyola College in Baltimore with a concentration in Montessori education. She has…

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Rick Price

July 19 @ 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. Australian Singer/songwriter Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians dreams are made of. From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band. Music was Price’s Passion. Since those humble yet defining days, set amongst the backdrop of country Queensland. The self taught artist has forged an internationally praised and respected…

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Music! Yoga! Art! Camp with Matt Curreri, Susan Northington, & Robin Albertson-Wren

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 26, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$100 – $350

Music! Yoga! Art! Camp Kids are naturally creative explorers. At M.Y. Art Camp we will make space for them to express themselves just as they are, enjoying each moment as it comes. Our camp activities combine art, music, and yoga into a day that feels inspiring, grounding, and fun. Kids will spend their mornings in art and music classes. Music will be a fun way for kids to play, sing and move to popular songs from the Rock, Jazz and…

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Rob Cheatham and Company

July 26 @ 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. Rob Cheatham, a local singer-songwriter, plays music rich with character and story. His latest album, “Villains and Ghosts,” is an Americana/Country sound that paints detailed portraits of American life. The Rob Cheatham Band features Amy Bowden on violin and vocals, Mike Doyle on drums, Travis Marshall on bass guitar and David French on electric guitar and vocals. - - *Please note: We…

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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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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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Ukulele Camp for Kids with Molly Murphy

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 20, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$40 – $75

Ukulele Camp invites young musicians and beginner ukulele enthusiasts to have fun making music together and to make some new friends. We will incorporate creative play, listening activities, body awareness, movement, instruments, and singing into this two-day camp. Students should bring ukuleles. Instructor Bio: Molly’s love of music came at an early age, singing in choirs from age 4, participating in all the school musicals, and making music with her family for as long as she can remember. She attended…

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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

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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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 – $15 100 tickets left

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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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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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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November 2019

Soul Suppers: Terry Baucom and The Dukes of Drive

November 9 @ 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

This show has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019. 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…

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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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