Block Parties

Free Concerts, Beer Gardens, Innovation Mixers, Art Showcases, and Community in Cville’s central park

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FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY
Lee Park

 

Our open air block parties in Historic Downtown Charlottesville showcase the best in music, art, tech, and local food. We pack Lee Park with a nonstop concert series spanning all three days, a craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, a food truck rally, and fun for every age.

 

FREE CONCERTS

THE REGION’S BEST BLUES, REGGAE, FUNK, ROCK, AMERICANA, AND MORE…

 

Friday / 5:30 – 11pm

5:30pm Boy Named Banjo

6:45pm Adrian Duke

8pm The Fritz

9:30pm Sleepwalkers

 

Saturday / 12 – 11pm

12pm The Dawn Drapes

1:15pm The Fat Catz

2:30pm Adar

3:45pm Buddha Council

5pm Bencoolen

6:15pm The Trongone Band

Sunset Concert

7:30pm The Mantras

9pm Spiritual Rez

Nighttime Parade & Afterparty

10:30pm ELBY BRASS

 

Sunday Lineup / 2:30 – 8pm

2:30pm Michael Coleman

3:30pm Kendall Street Company

4:45pm Will Overman Band

6pm Chamomile and Whiskey

SHOWCASES

Tech Mixer
FRIDAY

Get connected. Tech firms have the chance to network with each other and recruit talent from across the state.

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Mid-Atlantic art fair
SATURDAY & SUNDAY

An open air market featuring local and regional vendors.

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Pop up Park(ing)
SUNDAY

Architects reimagine eight public parking spaces as stages to showcase local nonprofits.

Public art in Lee Park
SATURDAY

Plein air painting and creative exhibitions interact with the public

CRAFT BEER GARDEN

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Our block parties feature beers from some of the nation’s top craft brewers. They taste even better when sipped outdoors with the backdrop of live music.

FOOD AND DRINK

Food Truck Rally
ALL WEEKEND

The best local and regional food trucks bringing delicious food to the block parties.

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Virginia Wine
ALL WEEKEND

Virginia’s best vineyards give a taste of why the region is rising in the ranks as a wine-destination.

SPONSORS

FOUNDING PARTNERS