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James Monroe’s Highland to Host 3rd Annual Tuesday Tunes

Sunset Concert Series in partnership with The Front Porch

 

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— James Monroe’s Highland, in partnership with The Front Porch, will host the 3rd annual Tuesday Tunes, a six-part series of sunset concerts at the home of President James Monroe. These performances are a perfect opportunity to bring out the family with blanket and chairs to enjoy music from Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region!

 

Tuesday Tunes will include the following events:

  • April 25, Virginia Element
  • May 23, The Onlies & Vivian Leva
  • June 27, Darrell Rose and Friends
  • July 18, Lua
  • August 8, Gallatin Canyon
  • September 5, Bud’s Collective

Each performance will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at James Monroe’s Highland. The Events Pavilion provides shelter in case of rain.

 

“We are pleased that Tuesday Tunes will include six sunset performances this year,” said Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “Our partnership with The Front Porch has helped connect James Monroe’s historic property with traditional music that embodies the region.”

 

Local food and alcohol vendors will be on-site. Guests are encouraged to buy or pack a picnic and experience the beauty of James Monroe’s Highland at dusk.

 

Tickets are $8 per person or $10 at the door. Family tickets are $20 per household or $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online in advance at the Front Porch website. All ticket proceeds benefit educational programming at James Monroe’s Highland and local roots music school The Front Porch.

 

About The Front Porch

The Front Porch Cville is dedicated to fostering a vibrant traditional music community in Charlottesville, Virginia, by working to preserve the cultural heritage of traditional music and dance forms of the Appalachian region and beyond. This is accomplished by providing educational opportunities to the public through lessons, public concerts, workshops, jams and associations with similar non-profit organizations. The Front Porch Cville is a “traditional” music school that focuses on the musical history and artistic legacy of Central Virginia and the Appalachian region, reflected in old time, folk, bluegrass, acoustic blues, and gospel repertoires.

 

About James Monroe’s Highland
Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Acquired by William & Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each day, hosts community and private events, and features a robust museum shop including a Virginia Artisans Room. For hours, directions and more information, visit highland.org or call 434-293-8000.

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