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Celebrate Clean Commute Day

Friday, May 6th 2016 - All Day

The Commuter Information Team is proud to host the 26th annual Clean Commute Day in the Central Virginia region, Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Area commuters are encouraged to take the “Clean Commute Pledge,” promising to use a commute option other than driving alone for at least one day this spring.  Participants who make the pledge are eligible to win valuable prizes from sponsors. The Grand Prize Winner will receive two tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Service good for travel to any location along the route from Charlottesville to Boston.

CAT is offering free bus rides all day!

Join the celebration on Friday, May 6th at the Community Chalkboard on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Representatives from RideShare, JAUNT, UTS and CAT will be there providing information and giveaways.

Take the “Clean Commute Pledge”. Pledge cards will also be available at the Clean Commute Day Celebration on Friday, May 6th. Clean Commute Day is sponsored by Whole Foods and Amtrak.

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

 

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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CHS “Band on the Run 5K”

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 8:00 am at Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd

The first ever “Band on the Run 5K” to benefit the Charlottesville High School Band and Cross-Country programs will be held Saturday, May 7th at 8am.  You’re invited to run or walk through the residential Greenbrier and Foxbrook neighborhoods beginning and ending at CHS Curtis E. Elder track.  Refreshments will be provided at the finish.  Register online HERE for $25 for adults through April 30th, $20 for students.  May 1st through 5th registration will be $5 more.  For more information, call 434-245-2410.

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35th Annual Scottsville Chili Cook-off and Brewers Challenge

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at James River Runners
10092 HATTON FERRY ROAD

 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

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

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.

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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.

9th Annual Quetzal Kite Festival

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 10:00 am at Pleasant Grove Park
Rt. 53

The region’s premier kite festival is back in Fluvanna County at beautiful Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, Virginia. Join several thousands of your closest friends and neighbors for a free fun day of kites, sun, and fun. There will be free face painting and kites for kids (until they run out). Kite flyers from Richmond Air Force and Wings Over
Washington kite clubs will be on hand with demonstrations and fun for the whole family. There are food vendors, or bring a picnic!
For more information, contact Lawrence Levine at levine@yellowchicken.com or 434-531-5982

Note* this festival is always free!

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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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Faith Ride Poker Run 2016

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Creative Wonders
2746 Stuarts Draft Hwy

May 21, 2016 — Faith Ride 2016 Poker Run, Bike and Car Show and more!  Event will be held at Creative Wonders Parking Lot, 2746 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, Va.  Saturday – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Poker Run is $15 per bike and $5 rider.  Bike/Car show $20 per vehicle and $15 per bike.   First bike out at 9 am and last bike out at 11 am.  Bike and car show judging begins at 12:30 pm with CASH PRIZES!!  Music by Covenant.  There will be chicken for sale, bouncy house, vendors and games.  Something for everyone!   INFO:  Sign up online at – http://www.missionridersva.com/  or the day of the event.  Questions contact Scott at 540-294-1825.

 

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Willie Nelson Supports Local Food Hub

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 6:00 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Willie Nelson will be performing Wednesday, May 25th at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville and lending his support to Local Food Hub, a non-profit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase access to local food.  Sponsor packages are now available through Local Food Hub and include an exclusive pre-concert party, VIP seating, a raffle to win Willie Nelson memorabilia and more.  For more information, call 434-244-0625.

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Willie Nelson & Family

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine.

Tickets on sale Friday, Feb 26 at 10am!  OR get tickets early Wednesday, Feb 24 at 10am – Thursday, Feb 25 at 10pm.  Use password: LEGEND

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 27th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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 After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

 

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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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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 After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 17th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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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The Dead & Company

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Jiffy Lube Live
7800 Cellar Door Way

Following the tremendous success of the band’s 2015 tour, Dead & Company is launching its highly-anticipated 2016 tour on Friday, June 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina, before headlining Bonnaroo 2016 that weekend. The celebrated group’s cross-country run features two nights at Citi Field in New York, a two show independence day weekend celebration at Folsom Field in Boulder and two nights at the famous Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin with the tour scheduled to conclude with two shows at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Dead & Company will make their late night debut on Thursday, February 18 when the band performs on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on NBC.

Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. at www.livenation.com** with presale tickets available beginning Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. Check http://www.deadandcompany.com/ for complete ticketing information.

Dead & Company 2016 Tour Dates

Friday, June 10, 2016 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Friday, June 17, 2016 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Monday, June 20, 2016 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Flushing, NY Citi Field**
Sunday, June 26, 2016 Flushing, NY Citi Field**
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**
Sunday, July 03, 2016 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, July 09, 2016 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sunday, July 10, 2016 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Friday, July 15, 2016 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Boston, MA Fenway Park**

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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 After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

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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