Mike Burris Band w/ Robey Family Band

The Front Porch & Rivanna River Company

Mike Burris Band w/ Robey Family Band

  • Doors: 5:00 pm
  • Start Time: 6:00 pm
  • End Time: 9:00 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

About the Event

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. This is an outdoor show and all concerts are rain or shine. Kids 12 and under are FREE. For more information about what to bring, parking, and policies, check out our FAQS! 

Mike Burris Band

Mike Burris is a singer-songwriter and guitar player based in Charlottesville, VA. Burris describes his music as “country tinged roots rock” with a nod to Texas blues and a good pop hook. His music tends to resonate with fans of John Hiatt, Tom Petty, James McMurtry, and Jason Isbell. Burris plays throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in his 5-piece electric band, a smaller acoustic trio, and as a solo performer. In his debut album, Goodbye Town, singer-songwriter Mike Burris explores what it means to have lived a full life, replete with sorrows and joys, and to know that some of his best days are still to come. Written over the course of two decades, these reflective songs study familiar themes like difficult love (“Enough of That”) and loss (“Letting You Go”), and they swirl with notions of restlessness (“Dead End Things”) and place (“Familiar Ground” and “Goodbye Town”). But wisdom wins the day on this record, as the album arcs toward feelings of contentment (“Satisfied”) and finding one’s emotional center (“Long Life”).

Robey Family Band

The Robey Family hail from Ferrum and Charlottesville, Va. They bring to the stage a mix of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional music rich in lyric, melody, and harmony. Denny and Fair Robey played music professionally in Washington, D.C, and Los Angeles, CA, before moving to Franklin County to raise their family in a rural setting and becoming educators. Emily, Gabe, And Austin Robey were raised with the sounds of piano and guitar, and learned to sing harmony to the songs of James Taylor, Jackson Brown, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, As adults, they have all made their way to Charlottesville, VA, and have become accomplished musicians in their own right: Emily on banjo and piano, Gabe on guitar and mandolin, and Austin on piano and Bass.

*The Rivanna Roots concert series would not be possible without the support of our premier season sponsor Flow Automotive of Charlottesville, and our supporting sponsors Sun Tribe, Martin Horn, and Mountain Top Montessori. A special thank you to our exclusive beverage sponsors Potter’s Craft Cider, Random Row, and Blenheim Vineyards. Our artist hospitality sponsor is Hogwaller Brewing, and 106.1 The Corner is our media sponsor. We also thank Virginia is for Lovers for their continuous support of all that we do at The Front Porch!


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Doors open at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm. Hogwaller Brewing will be slinging burgers (veg options available), and Arepas on Wheels will have a truck onsite.
Min. Amount $5.00
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