David Wax Museum w/ Deau Eyes

The Front Porch & Rivanna River Company

David Wax Museum w/ Deau Eyes

  • 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! 

David Wax Museum

Pioneering folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak are the plucky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic, exuberant, “Mexo-Americana” band David Wax Museum. The band’s genre-defying, shapeshifting personality is on full display with everything from downtempo, nuanced songs to the boisterous and bombastic, making it obvious how a band with this kind of breadth has comfortably shared the stage with acts as diverse as The Avett Brothers, Latin legends Los Lobos and Buena Vista Social Club, and indie darlings Gregory Alan Isakov and Mandolin Orange. First reaching national acclaim with a show-stopping debut at the Newport Folk Festival, David Wax Museum has built a reputation around energetic, heartfelt live shows and sonically adventurous albums that fly the worldly flag for a brand of Americana that reaches far beyond our borders. 

Their newest release You Must Change Your Life refracts the light of a band whose vibrancy has been globally recognized by the highest tier of tastemakers. Throughout You Must Change Your Life, Wax and Slezak convey how a single response to the heart’s cry—returning a stolen glance, ripping off a bandage, stepping out in faith—can make our world over. Pain and peace attend every shift. After all, Changing your life ain’t like changing clothes, Wax sings on “Your Heart’s a Pinata.” The band has held tightly to this truth, attending to Wax’s ongoing health journey and reshaping their career with intention. The album boldly testifies: Your life will change with deliberation, but also in the mere act of living.

Deau Eyes

Deau Eyes is Ali Thibodeau: Richmond, VA born and raised singer songwriter. Ever since Thibodeau left high school early in her junior year, she has been working to support herself and her art. Lifelong dreams of a career in performance brought her to NYC, Florida, Idaho, and Virginia to work in theaters, theme parks, studios, classrooms, festivals, and cruise ships. It has only been in recent years that she has listened to her original inner voice and began to translate her experiences into her own music. Her debut album Let It Leave (5/8/2020, Egghunt Records) was recorded in Nashville, TN with longtime friends and co-producers Jacob Blizard and Collin Pastore, whose credits include Lucy Dacus and illuminati hotties, among others. The songs celebrate the joys and complications of a liminal life—balancing freedom and stability, falling in and out of love, and trusting yourself through the noise of other people’s expectations. Her live shows can be loud and punky or subdued and sweet, varying from song to song. It is clear that she puts her theater experience to good use; however, playing as Deau Eyes, Thibodeau is far from acting. When the floor is hers, she is disarmingly earnest.

*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!


Tickets for Admission


show details hide details
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
show details hide details
Your donation supports programming at The Front Porch, in our mission to connect everyone through music.

Pick a section to view available tickets.

Your tickets