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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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.



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

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Spend your Saturday evening dancing to progressive rock and jam band, The Mantras, then join the craziest reggae dance party you’ll ever be a part of when Spiritual Rez takes the stage.

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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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Keep the festivities going with ELBY BRASS, as they lead a rocking parade on the Downtown Mall to an afterparty that will last all night.

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City Stages

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

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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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Silent Disco

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 the club scene.

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Downtown Concert Series

Celebrate the vibrant local music scene during a week-long series of concerts at bars and restaurants along the Downtown Mall.

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Paramount Presents: Eric Owens

Considered by many to be the finest American bass-baritone performing today, Philadelphia-raised Eric Owens has a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music.

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2017 Music Lineup

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