MUSIC

This 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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Free Block Parties

Thousands come out for three beautiful spring days and nights filled with food trucks, bands, craft beer, and art in Cville’s central park.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porchella

As the sun sets, music spills into the Belmont neighborhood streets for our hihgly-anticipated series of free front porch concerts. This yearly, Festival-closing event takes attendees into the heart of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Showcase

For the third year running, Champion Brewing Company hosts a raucous night of the country’s finest thrash metal.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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City Stages

We reimagine the Downtown Mall as a creative stage for live performances, featuring the best local acoustic and acapella musicians and groups.

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Workshops

Hands-on workshops offer behind the scenes looks at creativity from industry innovators in music, fashion, technology, and more.

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Storytelling Concerts

These unique concerts reveal reveal the “stories behind the songs.” In 2016, Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthew’s Band debuted his new project, Crystal Garden, and shared the background of the exciting band.