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Mar
15

Record Executive, Fashion Designer to Speak at Founders Summit

The Tom Tom Founders Festival has added two more keynote speakers to its 2016 Founders Summit on April 15. Jason Flom, a record executive and criminal justice reform activist, and fashion designer Becca McCharen will join the slate of speakers, Tom Tom announced Tuesday. Flom is the founder and CEO of Lava Records and founding…

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Mar
11

Aaron Fein: White Flags

Thanks to one artist’s new exhibit as part of Tom Tom Founders Festival, the entire length of the Downtown Mall is going to look a lot different come this April. Tom Tom’s 2016 Artist in Residence is Aaron Fein. His exhibit, called White Flags, will include nearly 200 white flags in the trees spanning the…

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Mar
7

3 Local Festivals Get State Matching Grants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday more than $812,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 39 tourism initiatives in the state as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program. The matching funds will reach three tourism initiatives in the Charlottesville area: $50,000 to the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, $25,000 to the Tom…

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Mar
3

Tom Tom to Hold First Ever Youth Summit

For the first time, the Tom Tom Founders Festival is going to hold a Youth Summit, to celebrate youth innovation. It will be a student-planned and student-led day of talks and competition for students, educators and entrepreneurs from across Virginia. “The Youth Summit is Tom Tom’s companion program to the Founders Summit on Friday, April…

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Feb
26

Watch: Second Wave of Speakers Announced

Tom Tom Founders Festival has announced the second wave of speakers for the 2016 Founders Summit. The announcement coincides with the raise in ticket prices happening on Friday at midnight. The Founders Summit brings together a panel of impressive individuals from all different backgrounds to share their stories. The Director of the Tom Tom Founders…

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Feb
25

More Founders Summit Speakers Announced

The Tom Tom Founders Festival announced Thursday the second round of speakers for its 2016 Founders Summit. The daylong summit, presented in partnership with i.Lab at the University of Virginia, will take place April 15 at the Paramount Theater and will bring together a series of innovators from all over for talks, panel discussions and…

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Feb
12

Announced: Farm to Table Restaurant Week

Tom Tom Announces Farm to Table Restaurant Week, April 11-­17 3rd Annual Event is presented with Charlottesville Restaurant Week and Features Region’s Best Chefs, Restaurants and Local Ingredients For the third year, Tom Tom Founders Festival is hosting a city‐wide Farm to Table Restaurant Week from April 11‐17, 2016. This event assembles some of Charlottesville’s…

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Feb
4

Band Lineup Revealed for Fifth Annual Event

Local and regional bands pack the musical lineup of the fifth annual Tom Tom Music Festival. The musical side of the Charlottesville festival, announced Thursday, starts with the Friday Night Block Party at 5 p.m. April 15 in Lee Park. Gang of Thieves, The Deems and Sam Reed, all from Richmond, and What Up English…

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Feb
4

Music Lineup for Spring Block Parties

Massive Outdoor Free Concerts Feature Diverse Genres in Downtown Charlottesville, April 15-17 The 5th Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival returns to Charlottesville this April for a downtown music festival with dozens of free, outdoor concerts. Genres range from r&b to bluegrass, jazz to funk, indie rock, blues, reggae, and everything in between. In 2015, the…

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Jan
27

Bill Crutchfield and Doug Stoup Announced in Founders Summit Lineup

The Tom Tom Founders Festival announced Wednesday its first round of speakers for the 2016 Founders Summit. The announcement took place at the Crutchfield retail store in Albemarle County. Polar adventurer Doug Stoup and the founder of Crutchfield, Bill Crutchfield, were the speakers on hand to share their stories. “What my mission is going to…

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