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The Front Porch

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221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
434-242-7012 www.frontporchcville.org

July 2019

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

July 17 @ 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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$315

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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Old Time Jam

July 17 @ 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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SwingCville Lesson + Social Dance

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Swing Dance takes place every Wednesday from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at The Front Porch with SwingCville 8:00 PM Swing 101 Drop In Lesson (no partner or experience required), 8:45 PM social dance Find out more »

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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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West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

July 18 @ 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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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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West African Drum Circle

July 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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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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 – $315

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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Old Time Jam

July 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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Western Swing Jam

July 24 @ 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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Happy Hour in the Garden with Rusty Speidel

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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Bluegrass Jam

August 4 @ 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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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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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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Irene Kelley in Concert

August 9 @ 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. Irene Kelley’s love for country music runs deep. She remembers hearing it for the first time in her dad’s basement TV repair workshop as a young girl. That music in her family home resonated in her soul, so when Irene started writing songs on her own, she already had a head start. At 15, she began her journey as a professional musician…

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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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Western Swing Jam

August 14 @ 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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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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An Evening with Joe Newberry

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$15 – $18 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $15 advance, $18 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Known around the world for his exquisite clawhammer banjo playing, Joe Newberry is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They…

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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 – $67.50

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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Ross Newell of The Mulligan Brothers

August 19 @ 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. Ross Newell can usually be seen and heard as the lead singer and songwriter in The Mulligan Brothers from Mobile AL, a band that has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. His song writing weaves heartfelt tales of love and loss into complex yet comforting storytelling, the combination of which will leave you nostalgic for something (or someone) that you can’t quite…

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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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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

Songwriting for Singer-Songwriters Workshop

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

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

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

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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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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Patrick Keese

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

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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3-4yrs

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

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

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 still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, will learn how to be gentle with and care for a fiddle, and will learn to make a bow hold, hold the fiddle, and stand in rest and…

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

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$322 – $742

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

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Guitar – Beginner I for Teens & Adults with Eric Knutson

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

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

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

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Fiddle – Beginner I for Teens & Adults with Malia Furtado

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

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

Fiddle - Beginner I 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 a handful of simple fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment.  A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group…

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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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Dori Freeman in Concert

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Dori Freeman is a singer and songwriter from Galax, Virginia. Her music blurs the finer lines of Americana ands Hines new light on the legacy of traditional music. She brings a modern and honest perspective - both lyrically and vocally - to the genre. Her sophomore album "Letters Never Read" was released in October 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45R0AdKEZ7w&feature=youtu.be

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October 2019

Happy Hour in the Garden with Susan Munson

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$5 100 tickets left

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

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Robin Bullock and Sue Richards

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. A major new duo of two award-winning American masters of traditional Celtic music, SUE RICHARDS AND ROBIN BULLOCK blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, cittern and mandolin, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions to create something truly unique: beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current.…

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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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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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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

Jordan Tice

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 12 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Nashville-based guitarist Jordan Tice is quickly becoming regarded as one of the most exciting young artists on the American roots music scene. He has worked as a sideman to legendary performers like guitarist Dave Rawlings, banjo player Tony Trischka, and comedian Steve Martin, as well as released four solo albums of original music to critical acclaim. His latest release, "Horse County", features his singing and…

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Soul Suppers: Terry Baucom and The Dukes of Drive

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$25 100 tickets left

This show has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019. Dinner/Doors 5:30  // Show 7:00 PM Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music…

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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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