Music for the Masses: A Genre-Free Dance Party for Everyone


Venue: The Ante Room

Address: 219 W. Water St. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-284-8561


Music for the Masses was conceived in the aftermath of the 2016 election, out of a desire to create a safe place for people to come and dance and let go for a little while. There is still so much work that needs to be done to counteract the trauma and violence that has taken place in our community, and to heal wounds and right wrongs. At the same time, self-care and being in a shared space where everyone can feel part of something larger is essential to maintaining the energy needed to move that work forward.

After recent events in Charlottesville, and indeed since the election in November, many people in our community feel even more marginalized and isolated than before. This event is to remind everyone that we are not alone.

Please join us for this ALL AGES event, which will hopefully become a regular night of dancing to anything that will make you move, from pop to hip hop to salsa to electro and beyond. Requests will be taken before the event and if you don’t hear something one month, let us know and we’ll play it the next. Come spend the evening with us and with each other. See you soon!


DJ Cadybug has been spinning in the Charlottesville area for nearly 10-years. Getting her start as one of Random Riot’s house DJs, she plays an eclectic mix of pop, trip-hop, hip-hop, world, and EDM. She was also a reqular guest DJ at Umlaut, the local goth/industrial dance night at Rapture. Along with spinning club nights and events she hosted Subculture Shock, Central Virginia’s premiere goth/industrial radio show, on WNRN for 5 years. She has opened for such bands as Ego Likeness, Hanzel und Gretyl, Ships in the Night, Lauren Hoffman & the Secret Storm, and Shagwuf. She is presently the house DJ and Director of Untz for CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestling). Her true passion for music lies in mixing the obvious and the occult to make them dance.

All Ages // FREE! // 7 PM

Music for the Masses