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Live Music Events Located in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Summer Concerts: Must-See Live Music Events

Live Music Events

Carter Mountain Sunset Series

Combine stunning views with live music at Carter Mountain Orchard's Sunset Series. Every Thursday from April 18 to September 26, the orchard hosts local and regional artists on their outdoor stage, providing a unique and intimate concert setting.

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Enjoy some of their delicious apple cider donuts, Bold Rock Ciders, or a peach wine slushy while listening to the tunes. See this season's weekly band and food truck lineup.

Get Tickets - $10/person (ages 12+), season tickets also available.

Fridays After Five

A beloved tradition among locals, Fridays After Five at the Ting Pavilion offers free concerts every Friday evening from May through September. The series showcases local bands and artists across genres, creating a laid-back atmosphere ideal for families and friends. Performances start at 5 PM, so grab a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the music.

Starry Nights All Day Festival at Veritas

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The Starry Nights All Day Festival at Veritas Vineyard & Winery offers a magical blend of music, wine, and picturesque scenery. The day-long event on August 10, 2024 kicks off with live performances from both local and regional artists, covering a range of genres from folk to rock.

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Venue Spotlight

Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson Theater is located in heart of downtown Charlottesville, and is a historic gem that offers an intimate setting for live music. Originally built in 1912 as a grand movie palace, the theater has been beautifully restored to combine its vintage charm with modern amenities. With a capacity of approximately 750 guests, the venue provides an up-close and personal concert experience. The Jefferson hosts a wide range of acts, from indie bands and solo artists to nationally acclaimed performers, ensuring a vibrant and diverse lineup. Its warm acoustics and classic décor make every show at the Jefferson Theater a memorable event.

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John Paul Jones Arena

For those looking for big-name acts, John Paul Jones Arena is the place to be.The arena's state-of-the-art sound system and seating options ensure a spectacular concert experience. Make sure to secure your tickets early, as these events sell out quickly. This fall's events include Cheap Trick and Sabrina Carpenter. Get your tickets today!

The Southern Café & Music Hall

For a more intimate setting, The Southern Café & Music Hall is a favorite among locals. This venue features a cozy atmosphere with great sound quality, making it an ideal spot to discover local talent. The café serves delicious Southern-inspired food, and the venue often hosts acts across all genres.

Events & Tickets

PRN Brewery

This local brewery in Crozet combines a laid-back atmosphere with live performances from some of the region's best musicians. Whether you're a fan of folk, rock, or blues, there's always something to tap your foot to while sipping on one of their expertly brewed beers.

Concert Calendar

Batesville Market

In the quaint village of Batesville, just a short drive from Charlottesville, Batesville Market is a beloved spot for live music enthusiasts. This historic general store turned community hub hosts an array of live performances, showcasing both local and touring artists in an intimate, relaxed setting. The market's rustic charm and welcoming atmosphere make it a perfect venue for enjoying everything from bluegrass and folk to jazz and rock. Delicious food and drink options are available, including craft beers and gourmet sandwiches. Check their event calendar!

Daily Live Music Performances

If you're in Charlottesville for an extended period - check out these regular events to keep your summer rocking:

  • Karaoke at PRN Brewery - Tuesdays 6 to 9 PM
  • Mid-Week Music at Blue Mountain Brewery - Every Wednesday April - October live music is 5:30-8:00! All draft beer and wine by the glass are $1 off from 5:00-9:00.
  • Tailgate Thursday at Stinson Vineyards - 6 to 9PM free live music & hot grills through labor day.