Each April, Charlottesville comes to life for an electrifying week of music. Tom Tom brings thousands of people together for massive block parties and dozens of bands ranging from heavy metal, to hip hop, to bluegrass.

FREE Boyd Tinsley Concert with Crystal Garden

As a founding member of Dave Matthews Band, Boyd Tinsley’s violin is indelibly linked to DMB’s sound. The Grammy award winning artist has helped propel the band to become the biggest worldwide ticket-seller of the past decade. This evening offers an introduction to Boyd and one of his projects, Crystal Garden.


Friday Night Block Party

Thousands come out for a beautiful spring night filled with food trucks, bands, craft beer, and art in Cville’s central park.

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Saturday Block Party

A family-friendly Saturday concert series with tons of art from across the state and local food workshops.

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Sunset Concert in the Park

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds continue the fun with a sunset concert at Lee Park on Saturday.

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Sunday Picnic Day

Join friends and neighbors for public art, live music, and top notch food. Tom Tom’s final block party closes the week with all-local bluegrass, indie rock, and country.

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We Want Peace

We Want Peace is a powerful song and campaign spearheaded by internationally recognized South Sudanese musician, actor and former child soldier, Emmanuel Jal, to originally mobilize massive support for South Sudan through a universal call for peace.



As the sun sets, Porchella is a series of acoustic front porch concerts and jam sessions winding down Goodman, Graves, and Monticello in the historic Belmont neighborhood.

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