Rivanna Roots

A Riverside Concert Series
Rob Drums at Rivanna

Join us by the river for music under the stars.

Rivanna Roots is a family-friendly outdoor concert series held on the banks of the Rivanna River and Rivanna Trail.

On the gorgeous outdoor property of Rivanna River Company (1520 E High Street), 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 Rivanna River Company beforehand and make a day of it!

Good times, for a good cause.

Rivanna Roots helps bring all of The Front Porch’s community programming to life. With a family-friendly atmosphere and opportunities to connect with your neighbors, Rivanna Roots showcases the richness of the Central Virginia music scene, local food and drinks, and the beauty of the Rivanna River while supporting music education across Charlottesville.

Proceeds from every ticket you purchase goes directly to the performing artists, local conservation & environmental appreciation, and increases access to music education across our community.

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Premier Sponsor:

Flow Automotive

Flow Automotive of Charlottesville is a proud supporter of The Front Porch and Rivanna Roots 2024. Just like The Front Porch and Rivanna River Company, Flow is dedicated to making you feel like family. Whether you buy a new or pre-owned car, they make sure the process is Easy, Transparent, and Fun! Flow strives to use their presence to make a positive difference in our community.

Event Details

This is an outdoor concert series in a grassy field alongside the banks of the Rivanna River. There are a few picnic tables along the property, but concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets and find a spot in the concert grounds.

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. There is a small credit card processing fee for all ticket purchases. If you would like to avoid this fee, you can pay in cash at the door if tickets are still available. There is no box office for Rivanna Roots concerts. Tickets to all Front Porch shows can be found HERE.
Children 12 and under are FREE.
You MUST present your printed or mobile ticket at the gate!

Season Passes:
A SEASON PASS (available through May 12) gets you into all the shows with one single purchase. We are offering an early bird special on Season Passes, for the first 100 passes sold! A season parking pass is sold separately through Rivanna River Company, you can buy one HERE.

Event Start and End Times:
Doors open at 5 pm. All concerts start at 6pm.

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

Parking options:
On-site parking is $5 per car, cash and venmo only. Space is limited. Handicap parking is available at Rivanna River Company. The ONLY way to guarantee on-site parking at each concert is to purchase our season parking pass!

Click here to purchase your season parking pass.

Parking at Cosner Brother’s Auto Body Shop is no longer allowed. This will be towing enforced. Please do not attempt to park at Cosner Brothers at any time for events at RRC.

Free Parking Options:

1) Handicap parking available at Rivanna River Company

2) 5 Minute Walk to RRC—The parking lot directly across E High St from the Cosner Brothers shop, adjacent to the corner lot where food trucks park– then use the lighted crosswalk to cross E High St to the Rivanna River Company.

3) 6 Minute Walk to RRC– 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.

4) 8-9 Minute Walk to RRC— Fairway Ave, which is a wide public street with parking on either side. From there you walk Caroline Ave and then enter into the field and take the path through the meadow to the Rivanna River Company.

Rivanna Roots Parking

Rules & Regulations

  • This summer, there will be a working tap system on site so beer, wine, and cider will be served on draft. Bring your own reusable cup or purchase one on-site. In an effort to reduce waste, we will not have plastic cups available.
  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED. Coolers and bags may be searched at random on entry.
  • Dogs on leash are permitted. Please clean up after your pets.
  • Outside food is permitted, but we encourage you to support the local food trucks. Contact food trucks directly for any dietary restrictions.
  • Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs into the venue. 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-site. Please note the concert is in a grassy field and there is a gravel driveway. Contact Rivanna River Company HERE if you have any questions about accessibility.
  • The Front Porch or Rivanna River Company cannot guarantee the veracity of tickets bought from resellers. Please use caution when buying resold tickets.
  • This event is rain or shine. Serious weather like thunder/lightning/high winds can delay or in some cases result in cancellation. If a concert is canceled, tickets will be refunded within 7 business days.
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Thank you to our 2024 season sponsors:

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Mountaintop Montessori

Thank you to our 2024 beverage partners:

We’ll be serving some of the finest local beer, wine, and cider from our wonderful community partners. A big thank you to Random Row Brewing Company, Potter’s Craft Cider, and Blenheim Vineyards for supporting music in our community and being our exclusive beverage partners. Please visit and support these local businesses – they’re wonderful people, and serve some of the most delicious local craft drinks! We’re excited to feature them at Rivanna Roots 2024.

Potter's Craft Cider
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Random Row Brewing

Thank you to our 2024 hospitality partners:

We’re very grateful to our partners up the street at Hogwaller Brewery for feeding all of the bands and artists at Rivanna Roots 2024. They’ll also be offering food at each show! The food is delicious, and we’re grateful for their support of music in our community. We’ve also partnered with Quirk Hotel to offer lodging options to folks coming out of the area! Check out their art-forward boutique hotel if you need a place to stay. 

HogWaller Brewing

And additional support from:

Virginia is for Music Lovers
106.1 The Corner
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Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers

Coming From Out of Town?

We recommend Quirk Hotel! Quirk Charlottesville is an art-forward boutique hotel that celebrates the region’s culture and history. Within walking distance to Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Quirk offers a premium boutique hotel experience with fine dining, a rooftop bar, an art gallery, frequent small concerts, and more.