Video Production

Bring your music to life.


Calling all songwriters! The Front Porch is hosting our first songwriting competition! First place winner will receive a professional music video filmed in our garden patio in downtown Charlottesville, along with professional photos taken during the shoot. (Value $5,000)

Runner up will receive a photoshoot in our back garden. (Value $1,500)

Your original song will be judged by a panel made up of Front Porch teaching artists, employees, and board members. Songs will be judged on originality, creativity, and performance.

Solo acts or full bands are welcome to enter.

Guidelines (ALL must be followed to be eligible.)

  • Subscribe to our YouTube, IG and FB
  • Upload your song to Instagram via IGTV and use the hashtag #frontporchcvillesongwriter in the text of your video.
  • Your song must be original.
  • Film on horizontal, not vertical, if using a smart phone.
  • You must be available to film in Charlottesville in late April/early May 2021.
  • Only one song per artist

Contest opens on 3/23/21; all entries are due by midnight on 3/31/21.

Scroll down to see examples of previously filmed Front Porch music videos.

The Front Porch is now offering professional music video production.

Email mike@frontporchcville.org to inquire about details and pricing.


Nan Macmillan

“Bird’s Eye View”

Nathaniel Star

“Where Would I Be”

Boxed Lunch


Dropping Julia

“Things Change”

Charles Owens Quartet

“Always a Woman”


221 Water St E
Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Coming in 2021

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