About the Event This show is a dedication to Hospice of The Piedmont Doors 6:30 PM, Music starts at 7 PM.

The Front Porch invites you to a special evening of music and community, with a concert dedicated to our partnership with Hospice of The Piedmont. Local Musicians Devon Sproule and Clara George will share songs, stories, and experiences from their work providing music for Hospice care patients, and welcome conversation and questions from the audience after their set.

Devon Sproule works in songwriting, instrument-learning, and hospice music at The Front Porch and MIMA Music. She and her husband Paul Curreri make music on Patreon and every once in a while she records an album and goes on tour like the old days. She can tie her shoes really fast and in another geekier life would have been a board game / martial arts / birding enthusiast.

Clara George wears many hats as a musician; she can be found working as a hospice musician, songwriter, performer, utility musician, and teacher. When Clara isn't picking her banjo or writing a new song, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.

Artists In Residence (with Five Cent Fireballs)

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Manship Artists Residency, Cape Ann, MA

Five Cent Fireballs will be Artists-In-Residence at Manship Artists Residency this Fall. The band members are Malia Furtado, Clara George, and Emma McDowell. They are an alt-bluegrass ensemble based in Charlottesville, VA. They will be using the residency to finish writing and rehearsing for their first EP. They will be giving an end of week live performance of their EP.

This show is a part of the Rivanna Roots Concert Series, presented by The Front Porch and Rivanna River Company. Doors open at 5 pm and music is from 6-9 pm. Kids 12 and under arre FREE. This is an outdoor show and all concerts are rain or shine.

The '77z

Drawing inspiration mainly from the 1970’s decade live Grateful Dead repertoire, The ‘77z are a local staple among the Grateful Dead tribute bands of the region. It’s a guilty pleasure for all of the band members to choose and perform these classic Grateful Dead songs, since they have all been musically inspired by The Dead for decades. The band lineup includes Jake Hopping, Chris Leva, Craig Dougald and Darrell Muller. All are members of bands such as Love Canon, Indecision, Positive Collective and Ragged Mountain String Band.

Clara George & Annie Savage

Clara George is an alternative rock musician based in Charlottesville, VA. Annie Savage is the award winning fiddler of The Savage Hearts. As a duo, they bring together their own musical styles to create a unique sound that fuses the alternative and folk music worlds.