FREE SHOWS

Toad Head

Charlottesville Music Showcase Presents: Toad Head, a band that hails from Northern Virginia, presents music of diverse influences. The band has performed for six years, sharing their interpretations of rock and funk. The group frequents popular bars, breweries, clubs and festivals in the area. As they picked up traction in[…]

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Emily Kresky & Skribe

Emily Julia Kresky is a multifaceted songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer who blends styles of retro-blues, American roots and rock. Emily’s music is rooted in a deep pool of inspiration, drawing from various genres, decades and playing styles such as rockabilly, Gypsy Jazz and blues-shuffle to create her authentic and[…]

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Studebaker Huck

Studebaker Huck – Elements of punk, grunge, southern rock, and folk is what encompasses Studebaker Huck’s unique and raucous musical style. Fueled by their similar taste in music, friends Jarrod Zbieg and Zach Bradshaw started developing material and playing regularly together in 2015. After exploring a few different avenues, they rounded[…]

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Freefall: Dharma Bombs w/ Wild Common

Dharma Bombs hopes to spread their special brand of Appalachian Dixieland at the junction of street-born folk music and the ridge lines of the South. Between their swift lyrical swing and full horn section, they will be sure to make you “hoot and holler, stomp and clap, and twang and sang”[…]

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Zaltandi World Dance Fest

Welcome to Zaltandi, Charlottesville’s first World Dance Festival! Zaltandi is a performance showcase of various movement styles from all ethnicities that hightlights the beauty of cultures and diversity of our community through dance. Join us at Ix Art Park to kick off the festivities which will culminate in an open,[…]

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Ben Hernandez & Gabe Robey

Ben & Gabe (of bluegrass band Gallatin Canyon) – and the occasional special guest- join us for the dinner hour to provide us with some tunes! All Ages  /  Free!

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The Cows

Charlottesville Music Showcase presents: The Cows – Stephen Barling and Brandon Collins (of Barling & Collins) join forces with Stuart Holme and Warren Jobe to bring you a sound that is “Rock as reggae, reggae as ska and ska as rock after too much Grateful Dead.” 21+  /  Free!

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The Weedeaters

The Weedeaters – “This local string band plays a wide range of music including blues, bluegrass, old time, and swing”. All Ages // FREE // 6:30 PM

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The Mad Children

The Mad Children – Progressive folk-rock fusion with elements of psychedelia, americana, and funk. 21+ // Free  

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Bobblehead

Bobblehead – Original 60’s style rock from Frank Bechter & co., guaranteed to make your head bob(ble). 21+ // 10:30 PM // Free!

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Freefall: Guerrillas do Gorillaz w/ Jon Spear Band

A Halloween weekend tribute to the vast eclectic musical landscape created by the Gorillaz. Costumes encouraged. Kicking off the evening will be the Jon Spear Band, which can be adventurous in its musical tastes but never strays very far from its blues roots, which provides the foundation for the band’s[…]

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Day of the Dead Allstars

The Day of the Dead Allstars return for a FREE show on Halloween at Rapture! A veritable Charlottesville super group, DOTDA are comprised of members of The BLNDRS, Tequila Mockingbird, Funktional Electrik, The Ragnarockers, Choose Your Own Adventure, Sisters and Brothers, Two Ton Trapezoid, and Yonderphonics. Breathing new life into[…]

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The Cows

The Cows – Rock as reggae, reggae as ska and ska as rock after too much Grateful Dead. 21+ // Free!

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Yonderphonics

Charlottesville Music Showcase presents: YonderPhonics is a momentum driven Rock & Jazz trio from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle County Virginia. With danceability at the core, the music of the YonderPhonics is exhilarating while contemplative. Featuring driving rhythms & musical themes the likes of George Gershwin via[…]

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The Orange Constant

Charlottesville Music Showcase presents: The Orange Constant formed in 2012 in Statesboro, Ga. and quickly made a name for itself across the American southeast. Now residing in Athens, Ga., the group continues to grow a loyal fan-base that craves its eclectic and vintage rock sound. TOC’s debut album, Time to[…]

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Space Koi

The Charlottesville Music Showcase Presents: Space Koi – A pleasantly diverse blend of reggae/blues-infused psychedelia. Heavily influenced by reggae, rock, jazz, blues, and funk greats alike, Space Koi gets down! 21+  /  Free!

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Phoenix Noir

Charlottesville Music Showcase presents: Phoenix Noir is a trip-rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, serving up their own delicious blend of alt rock, dark wave and trip-hop. Phoenix Noir offers the sonic equivalent of black glitter . . . dark and sparkly. 21+  /  Free!

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