Rivanna Roots


A collaboration between the Rivanna River Company, the Front Porch Music School and Sun Tribe Solar, Rivanna Roots is a family-friendly outdoor concert series held on the banks of the Rivanna River.

Families, nature lovers, and music fans gather at RRC’s riverside field to enjoy the talents of fantastic local and regional musicians. Bring a blanket or a chair, take your shoes off, and enjoy an evening of the finest local music and refreshment in one of the prettiest spots in Charlottesville! Ticket and drink sales benefit the Front Porch Music School’s Roots and Wings community outreach program. The Front Porch offers scholarships, music lessons, group classes, summer camps, instrument rentals, and concerts with the mission of connecting everyone through music! Adults and kids can sign up for Front Porch classes here.


Flow Mazda and Flow Volkswagen of Charlottesville are proud supporters of The Front Porch and Rivanna Roots 2023. Just like The Front Porch and Rivanna River Company, Flow is dedicated to making you feel like family. Whether you buy new or pre-owned, they make sure the process is Easy, Transparent, and Fun! Flow strives to use their presence to make a positive difference in our community.
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Ticket Information:
Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door
Children 12 and under are FREE

Season Passes:
A season pass gets you into all the shows with one single purchase.
Limited Availability: purchase by April 14th and pay only $135

Event Start and End Times:
Doors open at 5 pm
Music is from 6 – 9 pm


Rivanna River Company- 1520 E High St Charlottesville VA 22902


This year parking on site will be $5 per car.  OR you can purchase a Parking Season Pass which will guarantee you a spot on-site at every show!! Click here to purchase!
Please walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible. Thank you!!

Free Parking options:
1) Handicap parking available at Rivanna River Company.

2) The parking lot directly across E High from the Cosner Brothers lot, adjacent to the corner lot where food trucks park—-then use the lighted crosswalk to cross E High St to the Rivanna River Company’s location directly behind the Pie Chest.

3) Lower Burnley-Moran Elementary School parking lot- Directly next to Fabio’s Pizza drive up Riverdale Dr, this will take you directly into the lower parking lot of Burnley Moran Elementary. Then walk back down the hill and use the lighted crosswalk to cross E High St to the Rivanna River Company’s location directly behind the Pie Chest.

Important Parking Update for 2023: Parking at Cosner Brother’s Auto Shop is no longer allowed. This will be towing enforced. Please do not attempt to park at Cosner Brothers at any time for events at RRC. 


  • No outside alcohol is permitted.
  • Dogs on leash are permitted.
  • Outside food is permitted, but we encourage you to support the local food trucks that will be on site.
  • Concertgoers are invited to bring blankets and chairs into the venue. There are no tents, staking or canopies allowed.
  • Ponchos and small, personal umbrellas are permitted in the case of rain.
  • Portable toilets will be available on site. Sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Handicap parking is available on the RRC property free of charge.
  • This event is rain or shine. Serious weather like thunder/lighting/high winds can delay or in some cases result in cancellation. If a concert is canceled, tickets will be refunded within 7 business days.