MUSIC

An electrifying week of music highlights the historic downtown through free multi-genre block parties, unique front porch concerts, mesmerizing storytelling performances, and creative city stages.

 

 

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PREMIER EVENTS

BLOCK PARTIES

 


 
Tom Tom is anchored by enormous open air concerts in Charlottesville’s central park. These free parties showcase the best of local food at New Belgium beer gardens, with eclectic bands and performers.
 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

PORCHELLA

Local musicians play on the porches of the historic Belmont neighborhood as the sun sets.
 
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Metal Showcase

Presented with Champion Brewing Company

An annual tradition for local metal lovers – unleashing the country’s rawest thrash metal.
 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

City Stages

A series of public “stages” host a variety of musical and performance pieces along the Downtown Mall.
 
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Workshops

For the week of Tom Tom, the tremendous expertise and passions of the Charlottesville community are on display.
 
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Community Picnic

Share a meal with Charlottesville neighbors and help kick-off the Tom Tom Founders Festival at a special all-local showcase at IX Art Park.
 
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Tarot Opera

Learn what the fates have in store for you by having your fortune read, or rather sung, by a world class opera performer.
 
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