Afro Asia w/ Not Your Average High School Band

The Front Porch & Rivanna River Company

Afro Asia w/ Not Your Average High School 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! 

Afro Asia

Afro Asia is a new and eagerly anticipated musical project spearheaded by local entrepreneur and musician Jay Pun, which includes guitarist Mike Chang of Baaba Seth, Ivan Orr, Kofi Shepsu, and local legend Houston Ross (TR3, Corey Harris. Afro Asia plays spicy Thai-infused instrumental funk and soul and celebrates the friendships and cross-pollination of backgrounds, personalities, and musical styles that have long characterized the Charlottesville music scene. “For Pun, it’s a chance to come full circle and play with a bunch of guys who look like him. At first, it was intentional to have Black and brown members—if not really a rule,” Pun says. “And in bringing some of this traditional yet modern Asian music to America, it works because it is heavily influenced by Black American funk and jazz.” – Shea Gibbs for C-Ville Weekly

Not Your Average High School Band

The Renaissance School ensemble is Not Your Average High School Band. They like to take current popular songs or ageless classics and make them their own. With heavy funk influences, they believe every song has a “groove” and bring that mentality into all of their work. Every member of the band contributes something unique to their sound, and they decide on song arrangements through collaboration and discussion as a team. They often play for Renaissance School events but love to expand into the wider Charlottesville community as well.  

*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 Farmacy will have a truck onsite.
Min. Amount $5.00
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