The Front Porch

221 Water St E
Charlottesville VA  22902

Phone: (434) 242-7012

The Front Porch

Inspired by the rich musical heritage of Central Virginia, The Front Porch connects people from all walks of life through traditional roots music. The Front Porch is a place for all ages to learn bluegrass, old time, gospel and the blues from master musicians who love to teach as much as they love to play.

A roots music school and listening room in Charlottesville, VA. Group music lessons, singing, dancing, jamming, and storytelling for all ages!

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Past Events

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams
08:00 pm - 12/08/2018

At The Front Porch

Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th! For more than three decades now, Robin...

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams

An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams
08:00 pm - 12/07/2018

At The Front Porch

Robin and Linda Williams return to The Front Porch for a double header concert on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th! For more than three decades now, Robin...

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
07:00 pm - 10/20/2018

At The Front Porch

Playing together for many years and recording two CD’s with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up...

Live Electronic Looping Camp with Wes Swing

Live Electronic Looping Camp with Wes Swing
09:00 am - 08/06/2018

At The Front Porch

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...

Chamber Music Camp with Wes Swing

Chamber Music Camp with Wes Swing
09:00 am - 07/30/2018

At The Front Porch

For classical musicians interested in a week of immersive chamber ensemble workshops and open to trying out improvisation. We will form chamber ensembles and explore...

Rock Out! Camp with Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri

Rock Out! Camp with Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri
09:00 am - 07/16/2018

At The Front Porch

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...

3rd Annual Front Porch String Band Camp

3rd Annual Front Porch String Band Camp
09:00 am - 07/16/2018

At The Front Porch

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 16 – 20th,...

Music! Yoga! Art! Camp

Music! Yoga! Art! Camp
09:00 am - 06/18/2018

At The Front Porch

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...

Danny Knicely and Jack Dunlap

Danny Knicely and Jack Dunlap
07:30 pm - 05/27/2018

At The Front Porch

Danny and Jack are both considered master mandolinist’s, both pushing the boundaries of their instrument in their own individual ways. In 2014, Danny apprenticed...

The Front Porch Spring Block Party and Music Sale

The Front Porch Spring Block Party and Music Sale
12:00 pm - 05/12/2018

At The Front Porch

Please join us for The Front Porch’s Second Annual Community Block Party and Music Sale Charlottesville, Virginia – The Front Porch will be hosting The Front...

Open Mic and Potluck

Open Mic and Potluck
05:30 pm - 05/06/2018

At The Front Porch

Please join us for our monthly open mic and potluck! Potluck at 5:30 pm, open mic begins at 6 pm. Feel free to bring a dish, snacks, or beverages. Wine and Champion...

Sam Reider and the Human Hands

Sam Reider and the Human Hands
08:00 pm - 05/03/2018

At The Front Porch

Sam Reider and The Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Along with Sam, they include violinist Alex Hargreaves...

Providence - An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music

Providence - An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music
08:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At The Front Porch

In 1893, Nellie O’Gara arrived in Rhode Island. She had left her home in Ireland at the age of 17. Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story...

Providence - An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music

Providence - An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music
08:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At The Front Porch

In 1893, Nellie O’Gara arrived in Rhode Island. She had left her home in Ireland at the age of 17. Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story...

An Evening with Susie Burke and David Surette

An Evening with Susie Burke and David Surette
07:30 pm - 04/22/2018

At The Front Porch

Susie Burke & David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David...

Providence – Dance, Poems, and Music (Matinee Performance)

Providence – Dance, Poems, and Music (Matinee Performance)
02:00 pm - 04/22/2018

At The Front Porch

In 1893, Nellie O’Gara arrived in Rhode Island. She had left her home in Ireland at the age of 17. Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story...

Providence – An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music

Providence – An Evening of Dance, Poems, and Music
08:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At The Front Porch

In 1893, Nellie O’Gara arrived in Rhode Island. She had left her home in Ireland at the age of 17. Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story...

The '77s at The Front Porch

The '77s at The Front Porch
08:00 pm - 04/19/2018

At The Front Porch

The ’77s are a Grateful Dead cover band from Charlottesville, VA. Featuring members of Love Cannon (Darrell Muller, Jay Starling), The Positive Collective (Chris...

The '77s at The Front Porch

The '77s at The Front Porch
08:00 pm - 04/19/2018

At The Front Porch

The ’77s are a Grateful Dead cover band from Charlottesville, VA. Featuring members of Love Cannon (Darrell Muller, Jay Starling), The Positive Collective (Chris...

Adam Hurt, David McLaughlin, Beth Williams, Marshall Wilborn

Adam Hurt, David McLaughlin, Beth Williams, Marshall Wilborn
07:30 pm - 04/14/2018

At The Front Porch

Featuring: Adam Hurt, banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Beth Williams Hartness, guitar and vocals; David McLaughlin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and vocals; and Marshall Wilborn,...

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