FESTIVAL
OVERVIEW

TOM TOM FOUNDERS FESTIVAL

APRIL 9-15, 2018

This April, Charlottesville will celebrate innovators, visionaries and artists who are shaping small cities. It is both a community focused celebration with dozens of free events and a national platform that inspires some of the leading entrepreneurs and civic innovators in the country. With over 70 bands, 400 speakers and 400 community organizations, and 44,925 program attendees, the Festival spills across outdoor spaces, theaters, galleries, and concert halls, transforming the entire city.

MUSIC

60+ Bands
3 Massive Block Parties
Front Porch Concerts

Thousands come out for three beautiful spring days and nights filled with food trucks, bands, craft beer, and art in Cville’s central park. Music floods the city through unique front porch concerts, mesmerizing storytelling performances, and an annual parade through downtown.
MUSIC EVENTS

 

INNOVATION

334 Speakers
4 Summits
Grants & Competitions

Launch your future and discover new ideas alongside some of the world’s most innovative founders. Tom Tom innovation is a week of keynotes, pitch competitions, industry luncheons, workshops, mixers, and Summits.
INNOVATION EVENTS

 

ART

City-Wide Murals
Art Bus Competition
Pop-Up Performances

Our City as Canvas initiative reimagines Charlottesville as a creative stage filled with possibility. Murals, an art-wrapped bus, film screenings, workshops and more spark creative conversations and leave lasting legacies within the city.
ART EVENTS

 

FOOD

Food Truck Rally
Farm To Table
Craft Cocktail Competition

A week of competitions, food truck rallies, and Farm-to-Table menus at a dozen restaurants showcase the culinary art of Charlottesville. Thought leaders from around the country discuss the future of the food industry.
FOOD EVENTS

 

MUSIC

67 Bands
3 Massive Block Parties
Front Porch Concerts

 

MUSIC EVENTS
 

INNOVATION

334 Speakers
4 Summits
Grants & Competitions

 

Innovation EVENTS
 

ART

City-Wide Murals
Art Bus Competition
Pop-Up Performances

 

Art EVENTS
 

FOOD

Food Truck Rally
Farm To Table
Craft Cocktail Competition

 

Food EVENTS
 

HOW TO TOM TOM

Everything you need to plan your week.

 

TOMTOBERFEST

TOM TOM’S FALL WEEKEND BLOCK PARTY
EVERY SEPTEMBER

2 Days of Free Concerts

A massive weekend block party in Emancipation Park

 

Regional
Tech Mixer

100+ of the region’s most innovative companies mix with top talent

 

Beer and
Food Trucks

100+ of the region’s most innovative companies mix with top talent

 

Founding
Cville

A project celebrating artists, entrepreneurs
and civic leaders who shape Charlottesville

 

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