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April 10
Monday – Evening

Bring your civic group, art group, student organization, business, or family to celebrate the start of spring at the Community Picnic, 5PM-7PM, IX Art Park.

Then, stick around for the Crowdfunded Pitch Night,7PM-9PM, IX Art Park, in which ten local entrepreneurs and inventors pitch to a live audience that has pledged to share funds with their favorite contestant.

April 11
Tuesday – Evening

Tuesday evening, grab dinner and a cocktail from one of the many restaurants participating in the Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week and Craft Cocktail Competition, then head over to the Violet Crown for a special screening of “The History of College Radio.”

April 12
Wednesday – Evening

Don’t miss Oracle, 6:30PM & 8:30PM, Old Metropolitan Hall. The future may be unknowable, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying to take a sneak peek! In this entrancing musical event, the creative minds of Victory Hall Opera mix possibility with performance, allowing the audience to have their fortunes read, and revealing their divination through customized arias sung by some of the world’s premier opera singers.

Watch “River of Gold,” 7PM-8:30PM, Light House Studios highlighting the Amazon Aid Foundation. Through art, science, and multimedia efforts, this film works to educate and empower people to protect the Amazon rainforest. The film is narrated by Herbie Hancock.

April 13
Thursday – Evening

Thursday night, after dinner and a cocktail, join us for a Silent Disco, 9:30-11:30PM, Old Metropolitan Hall. Choose from three genres of high-energy dance music, don a wireless headset, cover yourself in neon glow sticks, and prepare to experience the latest trend in clubbing.

Silent disco not your scene? Stroll the Downtown Mall to find one of the many bars hosting bands as part of our Downtown Concert Series, 7PM-12AM, Downtown Mall and listen to talented local musicians jam the night away.

April 14
Friday – Morning

Friday is a packed day, with the Founders Summit and the Hometown Summit starting at 9 AM and the Friday Night Block Party capping things off at 5PM. The Founders Summit is Tom Tom’s marquee event, combining talks, competitions, and exclusive access to leading founders. Don’t miss keynote speaker Mike Muse, the founder of Muse Recordings and a major influence in the entertainment industry!

Friday – Evening

Post-Founders Summit, head over to the park for the Friday Night Block Party. Kick off the weekend on an energetic note and listen to Boy Named Banjo, Adrian Duke, The Fritz, and the Sleepwalkers. With amazing free concerts, a New Belgium Craft Beer Garden, and C’ville’s top-notch  food trucks,  this party is the perfect way to start your weekend.

April 15

Saturday – Afternoon

Stroll down the mall to see our wide range of City Stage, 12PM-2PM, Downtown Mall performances,  including  acoustic ensembles, an a cappella groups, and dance performances. Join us in Charlottesville’s central park for the Saturday Block Party, 12PM-11PM, Lee Park which includes Artisanal Tom Tom, an open-air market featuring local and regional vendors; more free concerts and local food trucks, and a New Belgium Craft Beer Garden. The lineup won’t  disappoint: check out The Fat Catz, Buddha Council, Bencoolen, Trongone Band, The Mantras, and Spiritual Rez.

Saturday – Evening

After our festivities in the park, join us for a nighttime parade, led by ELBY BRASS Band, from the park, to the mall, up to a rockin’ afterparty at Mono Loco restaurant.

April 16

Sunday – Afternoon

During Sunday’s Block Party, 2:30-8PM, Lee Park join friends and neighbors in Charlottesville’s central park for public art, live music, top-notch food, and a giant New Belgium craft beer garden. The Festival’s  final block party closes the week with local bluegrass, gospel, indie rock, and country music. Familiar Charlottesville faces such as Michael Coleman, the boys from Kendall Street Company, Will Overman, and Chamomile and Whiskey set the backdrop to the perfect C’ville Sunday afternoon.  

Sunday – Evening

When the block party comes to an end, make your way over to Belmont for Porchella, 7PM-9:30PM, Belmont, our third annual front-porch neighborhood music festival. As the sun sets, take in acoustic concerts and jam sessions throughout the historic Belmont neighborhood.

April 10-16

All Week

Enjoy Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week menus that highlight local produce and our region’s premier chefs throughout the week of Tom Tom. Also, enjoy the concoctions of our Craft Cocktail Competition mixologists,  and get a Tom Tom Cocktail featuring  at least one local ingredient. Don’t forget to review the cocktail online via the Tom Tom website!