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Hot Summer Events in Charlottesville

It's happening, slowly but surely. We're back out in the world, seeing friends and enjoying in-person events. Here are some great ways to celebrate summer in Charlottesville by taking in live music and other entertainment!

Thursday Evening Sunset Series at Carter Mountain

Panoramic views of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge form the backdrop for this weekly live music series at Charlottesville’s best known orchard. Pack a picnic and indulge in the legendary apple cider donuts! 

An Evening with Indecision at IX

In the 1980s and ’90s, Indecision rocketed to national recognition, performing on stages large and small around the country. Now, the veteran jam band reunites a few times a year and the event at the Ix Art Park is one of those times, so don’t miss it! Saturday, June 19, 7pm. $30-$120

First Sundays at Glass House Winery

Live music in a beautiful setting is a wonderful way to wind down the weekend. Or should we say “wine” down the weekend? First Sundays at Glass House Winery are June 6, July 4, Aug, 1, Sept. 5. 3-5:30pm.

Featured Farmer Friday at Pippin Hill Farm and Winery

Show local farmers some extra love this summer with Featured Farmer Friday at Pippin Hill Farm. Caromont Farm’s award-winning goat’s and cow’s milk cheeses are the highlight on June 18, and July 25 brings local BBQ, pies, jams, jerky and more from The French German. Friday, July 2 is sugar- and gluten-free salsa, hummus and dips created by The Farm at Red Hill. Yum! Noon-4pm.

Roseland Polo at King Family Vineyards

Another classic Charlottesville weekend activity is back on this summer! Gorgeous mountains, beautiful animals, a riveting sport and delicious wine from King Family Vineyards every Sunday. What are you waiting for? Gates open at 10am and matches begin at noon. 

Groovin’ at Greencroft

One of the summer’s sweetest outdoor live music events happens every Thursday at Greencroft Club all summer long, with some of Charlottesville’s best known acts. Singer/songwriter Michael Clem is June 10, Steve and Nick Pollock are June 24, and Johnny Sportcoat and Charlie Pastorfield are July 22. Doors open at 5:30, music from 6-8pm.

Louis the Child at Sprint Pavilion

Chicago-bred duo Louis the Child was supposed to have performed last summer, and hopefully this year’s the charm. Their musical compositions consist of “rhythms, melodies and textures that transcend all expectation.” They’ve got the beat, and you can’t beat that. With special guest Jai Wolf. Show scheduled for Aug. 18. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. $38.