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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

May 2019

Intro to 2-Finger Banjo with Seth Swingle

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

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

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

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Old Time Jam

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for 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

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly slow jam, held in the upstairs main room. Following the beginner core classes, this jam is made specially for pickers who are brand new to their instruments and want to play along with others at a slower pace. Simple tunes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Boil 'em Cabbage Down, and Shortnin' Bread might be some played during the jam. Free and open to the public, all acoustic stringed instruments welcome. $5 donation suggested.

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Bluegrass Jam

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for a Bluegrass jam! All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the upstairs main room.

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Intro to Up-Picking Banjo with Seth Swingle

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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

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Intermediate Clogging – Becca White & Krisan Marotta

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intermediate Clogging Instructor: Becca White & Krisan Marotta Level: Advancing Beginner Age: Teens/Adults Description: We will learn more challenging clogging steps as well as improve speed and precision.  Students will learn 3-4 dances and build their clogging step "vocabulary." Prerequisite: Beginning Clogging or this class assumes the dancer already knows the fundamentals of clogging. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Foundational steps Free style dance Precision style dance What students will need: Water Lace-up athletic or lace-up flat leather sole shoes…

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Blues Jam

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join us for our weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Bill Adams. Every Tuesday from 7-9 PM. All ages and abilities welcome! $5 donation suggested. We validate for 2hrs of free parking in the Water Street garage. Held in the main room upstairs.

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A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler with Seth Swingle

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

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

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Old Time Jam

May 29 @ 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 7-8yrs – Debby Norton

May 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$132

Instrument Exploration for Kids 7-8yrs Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Ages: 7-8yrs Description: Has your child expressed an interest in music, but you're not exactly sure where to start?  Maybe they've taken Musikgarten classes and are ready for the next step? Students are exposed to the layered elements of music and improvisation. We work together to understand the importance of beat, and then layer harmonic elements on top of the beat. We use special xylophones that are notated to explore these elements. We also…

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Old Time Repertoire – Pete Vigour

May 29 @ 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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Intro to Ukulele for Teens & Adults with Debby Norton

May 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Intro to Ukulele for Teens and Adults Instructor: Debby Norton Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This is a fun introductory course in beginner Ukulele. Students will learn how to tune and hold the instrument, basic chords, multiple strumming patterns, and simple songs. The course will progress to more complicated songs that slowly introduce additional chords and strumming patterns. The Ukulele is an easy starter instrument and can be used as a gateway to other instruments such as guitar, fiddle, or banjo.…

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SwingCville Lesson + Social Dance

May 29 @ 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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West African Drumming for Teens & Adults with Roderick Davis

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 6, 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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Julian Pinelli Project

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$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. Sprung from the music of southern Appalachia, Julian is a free-spirited violinist who spins deep tone with modern ease. Awarded the 2016 Fresh Grass Fiddle Award and winner of the 2017 RockyGrass fiddle competition, Julian has toured extensively with cellist Ben Sollee and progressive bluegrass outfit Front Country. Julian spent his childhood surrounded by many iconic acoustic musicians in…

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June 2019

West African Drum Circle

June 1 @ 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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Jim Bingler CD Release Concert

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$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. Singer/songwriter Jim Bingler is a Charlottesville native who enjoys writing music that tells a story. Jim's first CD, "Mixed up" included elements of Gospel, Blues, country and jazz with a dash of humor. Jim's soon to be released CD, "Willow", is much the same, crossing multiple genres with the help of this area's talented musicians. "Willow" will be released…

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Banjo 1A for Teens & Adults – John Spangler

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill…

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Fiddle 1A for Teens & Adults with Malia Furtado

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

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

Fiddle 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory fiddle class for is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice…

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Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults with John Spangler

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

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

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

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Grateful Dead Ensemble – Chris Leva

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

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Grateful Dead Ensemble Instructor: Chris Leva Level: Intermediate - Advanced Age: Teens & Adults Description: Experience the beauty and sense of adventure that is the music of The Grateful Dead.  Intermediate and up - all string instruments, hand percussion, and accordions welcome.  Healthy chord vocabulary helpful due to the rich harmonic content of the Dead's songs.  We will work on the songs, harmonies, improvisation and counterpoint that make this some of America's most iconic and loved music.  Please bring a recording device…

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Beginner Mandolin for Adults with Marty Collin

June 4 @ 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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Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3-4yrs

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

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

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 3 - 4yrs  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 3 - 4yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will be…

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Rise Up Singing – Pete Vigour

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 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

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

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

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 18, 2019

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

Guitar 1A for Kids 9-12yrs Instructor: Larry Kent Level: Beginner Age: 9- 12yrs Description: This introductory guitar class is for kids ages 9-12 and is perfect for first time guitar players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only…

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Guitar 1B for Teens & Adults – Marty Collin

June 4 @ 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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Songs of The Carter Family – Malia Furtado

June 4 @ 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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Songwriting for Singer/Songwriters with Michael Clem

June 4 @ 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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Railroad Tunes with Marty Collin

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2019

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

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

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Musikgarten for Toddlers with Molly Murphy

June 5 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
$54

Musikgarten for Toddlers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  18mo - 3yrs Description: These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers -- full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning -- and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments: all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters including Dance With Me, Sing With Me, Play With Me, and Clap With Me. Each lesson features movement activities for…

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Musikgarten for Preschoolers with Molly Murphy

June 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$54

Musikgarten for Preschoolers Instructor: Molly Murphy Level: Beginner Age:  3 - 5yrs Description: The Cycle of Seasons curriculum celebrates preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures a growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Fun family packets including wonderful music…

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Instrument Exploration for Kids 4-6yrs – Debby Norton

June 5 @ 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
$66

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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Harmony Basics for Ladies – Kayde Deardorff

June 5 @ 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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Fiddle for Violinists with Malia Furtado

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

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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

Fiddle for Wee Ones Ages 5 - 6yrs  Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 5- 6yrs Description: This class is for kids who just can't wait to pick up an instrument and start playing but who are maybe still a little young for music lessons. In this class, students will learn all about the fiddle, simple rhythms through songs, and how to hold the violin and bow, all using their very own foam fiddle. This is a parent/child class. Parents will be…

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Beginner Guitar for Teens & Adults with Marty Collin

June 6 @ 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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Texas Swing Fiddling with Malia Furtado

June 6 @ 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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$100

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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Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling

June 7 @ 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. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, "original mountain Americana: an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana". Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn’t long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in her head through…

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Ukulele & Singing for Kids II – Devon Sproule

June 8 @ 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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The Dreamtime Project for Kids – Jim Gagnon

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$9 – $18

The Dreamtime Project for Kids with Jim Gagnon  Ages: Families with kids ages 18mo - 12yrs In this workshop we will explore many of the worlds cultures through their stories and music. Didgeridoo, African drums and Native American flutes are just a few of the exotic instruments that will be shared. A different folktale each week and a healthy serving of group participation make this a memorable event! A wide range of percussion instruments will be provided, or bring your own.…

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Hoot and Holler: Storytelling at The Front Porch – *new date*

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$8 – $10

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $8 advance, $10 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. **Live stories about the music that has shaped our lives** Do you have a theme song? A concert story that shook your very soul? A make out or break up ballad that seems to play at just the right time? The record you played until you wore the grooves out? A band that changed your life? A tale about…

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Behind the Music with Nan, Louis, Orion and Asher

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. On any given night, you can likely find Nan Macmillan, Louis Smith, Orion Faruque or Asher McGlothlin performing somewhere around Charlottesville. These Charlottesville-based musicians have become regulars of the local music scene, but it isn’t often that they get to discuss what inspired the songs they have written. Please join us for a night in which these local musicians…

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Rock Out! Camp with Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 21, 2019

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

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

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

June 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

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

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 4-6yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 4-6yrs w/ parent or caregiver Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners ages 4-6yrs and parents. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining…

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

June 10 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

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

Fiddle 1A for Kids Ages 7-8 Instructor: Malia Furtado Level: Beginner Age: 7-8yrs Description: This introductory fiddle class is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Kids with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt…

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

June 10 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$33 – $66

Ukulele & Singing for Kids Ages 7-9yrs Instructor: Devon Sproule Level: Beginner Ages: 7-9yrs Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family. Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners. What Students will Leave this class having learned: Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix of traditional and pop songs geared toward…

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Fiddle Tunes for Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin with Andy Thacker

June 11 @ 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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Western Swing Jam

June 12 @ 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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The Wildmans

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$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. The young Neo-traditional string band, The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of…

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The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Izzy Heltai

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM No cover Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. *Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room. Please join us for our bi-monthly Front Porch Open Mic. The Front Porch open mic is free and open to all. Enjoy some of Central Virginia’s songwriters in an intimate listening room setting. Wine and Champion Brewing beer…

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An Evening with Darrell Scott

June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$45 – $52 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $45 advance, $52 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. “I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master. Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo;…

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Happy Hour in the Garden with Chris Leva

June 20 @ 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 September 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

June 20 @ 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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Dr. Levine and The Dreaded BluesLady

June 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. Dr. Levine and The Dreaded BluesLady is comprised of Lorie Strother on vocals and Stephen Levine on guitar. This energetic duo performs a diverse selection of acoustic music styles. Though blues is their focus, they also sometimes surprise audiences with Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classic Rock tunes. Lorie Strother can't remember a time when she wasn't singing because it…

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Minnush

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Minnush plays living Sephardic music. They incorporate contemporary influences and give traditional songs new life featuring improvisation, storytelling and virtuosic musicianship by members Susan Gaeta, Gina Sobel, Trevor Pietsch and Kevin Johnson. The group had its beginnings in Gina's Virginia Folklife apprenticeship to Susan, who was apprenticed to the great Flory Jagoda ten years earlier. It grew out 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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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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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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Ellis Paul Album Release Show

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$18 – $20 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $18 advance, $20 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as…

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Tom Mindte & Mason Via

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$12 – $15 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $12 advance, $15 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Mindte is a seasoned, flexible vocalist with enviable mastery of the mandolin and a repertoire that ranges across a multitude of musical genres. Via is a new exciting voice on the scene, combining his Southern musical heritage with a rage for exploring new musical creations and fluid finger work on the guitar. The match-up is nothing short of fine.…

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July 2019

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

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 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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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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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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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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Instrument Exploration Camp for Kids Ages 7-8yrs with Debby Norton

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

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

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

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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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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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Rick Price

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$10 – $12 100 tickets left

Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM $10 advance, $12 door Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food. Australian Singer/songwriter Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians dreams are made of. From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band. Music was Price’s Passion. Since those humble yet defining days, set amongst the backdrop of country Queensland. The self taught artist has forged an internationally praised and respected…

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

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 September 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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November 2019

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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