Rivanna Roots

A Riverside Concert Series
Band playing on stage with audience dancing in the grass.

Join us by the river for music under the stars.

A collaboration between The Front Porch, Rivanna River Company and Sun Tribe Solar, Rivanna Roots is a family-friendly outdoor concert series held on the banks of the Rivanna River.

On the gorgeous property of Rivanna River Company, families, nature lovers, and music fans gather. Bring a blanket or a chair, take your shoes off, and enjoy an evening of the finest local music and refreshment in one of the prettiest spots in Charlottesville! Better yet, book a river tour with RRC beforehand and make a day of it!

Good times, for a good cause.

Rivanna Roots serves as a fundraiser for Roots & Wings, The Front Porch’s community outreach program. We’ll be highlighting Roots & Wings at each show and sharing ways to get involved!

Sun Tribe employees wearing hard hats kneeling over solar panels

Presenting Partner: Sun Tribe Solar

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Sun Tribe Solar, one of the fastest growing clean energy companies in the Mid-Atlantic, based here in Charlottesville. Sun Tribe’s dedication to a stronger community and healthier environment makes them the perfect collaborator.  Look for Sun Tribe volunteers this summer at Rivanna Roots!

Event Details

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door
Children 12 and under are FREE

Season Passes:
A season pass gets you into all the shows with one single purchase.
Earlybird discounted season passes are SOLD OUT, but you can still purchase them at the regular price.

Event Start and End Times:
Doors open at 5 pm
Music is from 6 – 9 pm

Please walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible. Thank you!!

Parking options:
1) Handicap parking available at Rivanna River Company. Limited additional parking available at Rivanna River Company.

2) The Cosner Brothers lot— walk to the Rivanna River Company location on the trail at the back of the parking lot.

3) The parking lot directly across E High from the Cosner Brothers lot, adjacent to the corner lot where food trucks park—-then use the lighted crosswalk to cross E High St to the Rivanna River Company’s location directly behind the Pie Chest.

4) Lower Burnley-Moran Elementary School parking lot- Directly next to Fabio’s Pizza drive up Riverdale Dr, this will take you directly into the lower parking lot of Burnley Moran Elementary. Then walk back down the hill and use the lighted crosswalk to cross E High St to the Rivanna River Company’s location directly behind the Pie Chest.


Rivanna Roots FAQ

  • No outside alcohol is permitted.
  • Dogs on leash are permitted.
  • Outside food is permitted, but we encourage you to support the local food trucks that will be on site.
  • Concertgoers are invited to bring blankets and chairs into the venue. There are no tents, staking or canopies allowed.
  • Ponchos and small, personal umbrellas are permitted in the case of rain.
  • Portable toilets will be available on site. Sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Handicap parking is available on the RRC property free of charge.
  • This event is rain or shine. Serious weather like thunder/lighting/high winds can delay or in some cases result in cancellation. If a concert is canceled, tickets will be refunded within 7 business days.

Thank you to our 2022 partners:

Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers
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Virginia is for Music Lovers


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Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Right behind Bodos on Preston!

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