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June 2019

Beginner Mandolin for Adults with Marty Collin

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

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

Beginner Mandolin for Adults  Instructor: Marty Collin Level: Beginner Age: Adults Description: This introductory is perfect for first time mandolin players or students who have played in the past and haven't picked up their instrument 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. There will be a passing jam at the end of each class where…

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Guitar 1B for Teens & Adults – Marty Collin

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

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

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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Beginner Guitar for Teens & Adults with Marty Collin

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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

Beginner Guitar for Teens & 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…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin with Andy Thacker

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

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

Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin Instructor: Andy Thacker 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 will explore ways to improvise and…

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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

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

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

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 1A instrument class. It is perfect for students who would like to spend some extra time establishing their 1A 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 Be Unbroken,…

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Texas Swing Fiddling with Malia Furtado

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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**Registration Full** Songwriting for Singer/Songwriters with Michael Clem

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

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

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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Old Time Jam

June 26 @ 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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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs – Debby Norton

June 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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

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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Rooftop Jukebox with Small Town Rodeo

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Live Arts, 123 Water Street E
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$8 – $10 300 tickets left

Please join us for Rooftop Jukebox with Small Town Rodeo, 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 Twangy Tunes for Sunny Afternoons Ever been to a small town rodeo? Neither have we. But we can guess…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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

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

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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

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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Western Swing Jam

June 26 @ 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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Fiddle for Violinists with Malia Furtado

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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

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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Happy Hour in the Garden with Gina Sobel

June 27 @ 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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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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Ukulele & Singing for Kids II – Devon Sproule

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$44 – $88

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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West African Drum Circle

June 29 @ 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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Tom Mindte & Mason Via Trio

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

Old Time Jam

July 1 @ 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

July 1 @ 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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Bluegrass Jam

July 7 @ 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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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 9:00 am, 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 9:00 am, 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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Different Perspectives: A Sneak Peak, ft. Jack Sheehan & Ron Warburg

July 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 8:00 // Show 8:30 PM** $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.   Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, educator & entrepreneur, Jack Sheehan, is slowly making his mark on the music industry. The 25-year old instrumentalist has become a growing force on the alto saxophone, having already performed alongside artists such as Terence Blanchard and John Clayton, to name a few. His passion for the music, as well as his personality on…

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Western Swing Jam

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 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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Happy Hour in the Garden with John Kelly

July 11 @ 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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West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 1, 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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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 9:00 am, 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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Happy Hour in the Garden with Rick Olivarez

July 18 @ 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

July 18 @ 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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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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Introduction to Looping for Adults with Orion Faruque

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$50 6 tickets left

Introduction to Looping for Adults A four hour seminar covering basic looping techniques and practices for use in solo, group or studio usage with a focus in orchestration, part sampling and effective harmony using a pedal based looper. Learn to use your phrase sampling pedal as an orchestra instead of just a piece of technology and unlock the songwriting/improvisation potential. Requirements 1. Technical proficiency of instrument 2. Basic working knowledge of theory 3. A pedal based looper Ex. Boss R-3, TC Electronics Ditto,…

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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 9:00 am, 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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Happy Hour in the Garden with Thomas Gunn

July 25 @ 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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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

Happy Hour in the Garden with The Rivanna Roustabouts

August 1 @ 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 September with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Matthew O’Donnell

August 8 @ 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 September with drinks, snacks and the best little view. Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, $5 at the door.

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Turtle Zwadlo

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM No cover Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. *Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room. Please join us for our monthly Front Porch Open Mic. The Front Porch open mic is free and open to all. Enjoy some of Central Virginia’s songwriters in an intimate listening room setting. Wine and Champion Brewing beer…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Orion Faruque

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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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Underhill Rose

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING ROOTSY WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE AMERICANA SCENE.” –NO DEPRESSION Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the band from Asheville, North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart…

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An Evening with Jontavious Willis

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

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

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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 1:00 pm, 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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Her Crooked Heart Album Release with Devon Sproule and Diane Cluck

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Her Crooked Heart  With To Love To Leave To Live, Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Gabe Robey

August 22 @ 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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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 – $10 100 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 and melancholy pop-rock Dropping Julia is a pop-rock band in Charlottesville, Virginia, formed around the original songs of front-woman…

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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

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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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 Tickets on Sale Friday, June 21 at 10 am: https://bit.ly/2F5Ou1B About 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 guitar and vocals…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Patrick Keese

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM No cover Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. *Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room. Please join us for our monthly Front Porch Open Mic. The Front Porch open mic is free and open to all. Enjoy some of Central Virginia’s songwriters in an intimate listening room setting. Wine and Champion Brewing beer…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Matt Curreri

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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Happy Hour in the Garden with Little Birdies

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

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

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Second Draw

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “It’s bluegrass on consciousness-altering melodic narcotics”, writes Ron Wray, music enthusiast and critic on the topic of Charlottesville’s Second Draw. “There are many good bands out there, especially in places like Charlottesville, but Second Draw manages to stand out. They have melodies that expand on traditions, lyrics with narrative pull and diversity of sound and content.” Second Draw first…

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The Slocan Ramblers

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

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

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Charlie Davis

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

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

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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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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 – $15 100 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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$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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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, 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, Les Poules à Colin have been playing together for over nine years and…

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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

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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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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