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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

In its 29th season, Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series on the Virginia Credit Union stage.  The first concert will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall April 15th, from 5:30pm -8:30pm, and each Friday thereafter ending on September 9th.

Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

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Friday’s For Food at Friday’s After Five

 

Fridays For Food will be held on the first Friday of every month through September.

April 15 / May 6 / June 3 / July 1 / August 5 / September 2
nTelos Wireless and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are joining forces to engage the community to end hunger locally through a monthly, summertime donation drive.

During Fridays after Five, a community gathering tradition, patrons are asked to stop by the nTelos Wireless & Blue Ridge Area Food Bank booth to donate on the 1st Friday of every month. Throughout the summer, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be keeping an on-going tally of all donations collected. Each month, nTelos Wireless will kick start the efforts with a $500 donation. Stand up and make a difference in the community – support the effort to stamp out hunger!

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35th Annual Scottsville Chili Cook-off and Brewers Challenge

Our very own Tawne Hayes will be cooking!  And of course Highway will be there to judge all the chili {inset burp here}!   Want to put together your own team?  
Deadline to enter is April 30.

ADMISSION: $20 for 21 and older with beer tastings arm band
$15 for 20 and older or those not doing beer tastings
ADMISSION INCLUDES:
FREE PARKING
ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI YOU CAN EAT UNTIL CHILI RUNS OUT!
LIVE MUSIC BY Matt Horn and Friends and other local musicians to be announced
AN ARRAY OF CREATIVE CHILI SET-UPS PLENTY OF FUN IN THE SUN WITH THE FAMILY/Kid Zone with bounce house and games
Carnival Concessions/funnel cake, hot dogs, burgers and more!

UP TO 30 CHILI SET-UPS ARE EXPECTED as well as LOCAL CRAFT BREWERS WITH TASTINGS AND BREWS FOR SALE. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SCOTTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF RIVER RESCUE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING.

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DMB 25th Anniversary Hometown Show to Benefit Charlottesville Community Charities

Dave Matthews Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special hometown benefit concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, May 7. To express its gratitude for the incredible support the community has provided from the beginning, the band will donate all net proceeds from the concert, totaling over $1 million, to charitable programs in the Charlottesville area via its Bama Works Fund.

In 1999, Dave Matthews Band established the Bama Works Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and has subsequently contributed a portion of each concert ticket sold to the fund. To date, the fund has raised more than $40 million and made over 1,300 grants, primarily to charitable programs in the Charlottesville area community. It has also responded to a variety of national and international needs.

An online ticket presale for the May 7 show will begin on Wednesday, March 23, at 10am ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association.

 Citi is the official credit card of Dave Matthews Band 2016 tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets to this show through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning Tuesday, March 29, at 10 AM ET. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

 Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 1, at 10 AM ET.

Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews sought out a few local musicians – including drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, bassist Stefan Lessard and violinist Boyd Tinsley – to help him record a demo of some songs he had written. The band’s first public performances were at a Middle East Children’s Alliance Benefit at Trax Nightclub on March 14, 1991 and at the City of Charlottesville’s Earth Day Festival in April of that same year. Dave Matthews Band’s first official gig was on May 11, 1991 at a private party held on the rooftop of a downtown Charlottesville warehouse.

The band has always had a special connection to Charlottesville, where it honed its live show on local stages. In 1993, Dave Matthews Band self-released its first album, Remember Two Things. The band signed with RCA Records and released its first studio album, Under The Table and Dreaming, in 1994. They celebrated its release with a show in Charlottesville, where the mayor had proclaimed it “Dave Matthews Band Day.”

Since then, Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 20 million tickets and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. It is the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Stand Up, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and Away from the World.

FAF 2016 ~ 620x400 DL

Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

In its 29th season, Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series on the Virginia Credit Union stage.  The first concert will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall April 15th, from 5:30pm -8:30pm, and each Friday thereafter ending on September 9th.

Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

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