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Saturday
12
MAY

The Front Porch Spring Block Party and Music Sale

12:00
18:00
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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 Porch’s Second Annual Community Block Party and Music Sale from 12 – 6 PM at 221 East Water Street in downtown Charlottesville. Third Street will be closed off for this family-friendly event, with food, music and a raffle for great prizes, including instruments and free music classes. The Front Porch Block Party and Music Sale is free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship program. For more information about our programming, please visit www.frontporchcville.org.

THE MUSIC SALE:

The Music Sale consists of a wide array of vinyl records and instruments for sale at great prices. Made possible by donations and consignments, there will something for music lovers of all kinds – from bluegrass to country, jazz, rock and classical. There will be bargains, as well as collectibles. Guitars, kids’ instruments and record players will also be available for sale. Best items will go early – doors open at noon!

FAMILY FUN:

Including food, face painting, balloons, and ice cream! Attendees are also welcome to check out The Front Porch’s classrooms and meet our teachers, who are leading musicians on the Charlottesville scene. T-shirts, hats, stickers and caps available for sale. Enter the Raffle for great prizes, including instruments, gift certificates to local businesses, and free music classes!

LIVE MUSIC:

The Pollocks:

The Pollocks started around a kitchen table and a bottle of brown liquor. Around 2008, we had more songs than sense and decided that we were just as entitled to glory and riches as anybody. It’s not a complicated process- you turn on the machines, plug in and give up your ghost. Then again, there’s the job, sickness, breakups, jealousy, hangovers, weather… So through thick and thinner, we keep cranking out the widgets- flushing money down the toilet and swan-diving into the madness of it all. We play shows. We reflect. The songs pile up…

Ragged Mountain String Band:

Ragged Mountain String Band plays traditional old-time music from Appalachia, suitable for dancing or listening.
Their songs have a modern day appeal and sensibility, pleasing to traditionalists, jam band fans, and regular folks, too.

Emily Julia Kresky and Friends:

On a snowy winter afternoon in a sleepy Vermont town, I found myself tucked away in my dorm room, strumming my roommate’s acoustic guitar. I must have hid out in that little room for 24 hours, furiously practicing chords until I managed to squeeze out a song. It wasn’t long afterwards that I bought my own guitar. I traveled across the United States and Europe, playing songs I had scribbled on food receipts, pages ripped out of books, and in many filled journals. It has been my pleasure to share my music from street corners to pubs; from living rooms to listening rooms. Inspired by people I’ve met along the way, and drawing from the musical air of places I have lived and visited, my songs are stories with slivers of folk, rock, roots, blues, Americana, and swing.

Zuzu's Hot 5:

High octane ’20s and ’30s music from Charlottesville, VA.