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Friday, April 21 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Downtown Mall: Block Party

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The Downtown Mall Block Party is back! 

Enjoy two days (and nights) of music, dancing, performances, new friends, great food, and so many surprises. Bring your friends and family and hit the historic bricks of the Mall to experience several stages of non-stop entertainment from Cville’s finest, check out local galleries, grab a drink from a local bar, and make memories! This is an event you don’t want to miss. It’s an all-out community celebration.

Check out the individual listings on Sched for Artists, Performers, and Program Details.

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsors: City of Charlottesville, Virginia Tourism, Ludwig Kuttner, RL Beyer Custom Homes, Friends of Cville, and CVILLE Weekly

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100 Proof

100 Proof is a gogo band based out of Charlottesville, VA. We perform all genre’s of music from Soul, Classic Rock to Hip-Hop and R&B. We have performed at Ix Park, family functions, local events.. including Friday’s After Five!! No one is excluded from catching a vibe when hearing... Read More →
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4CWayve is a recent UVA graduate from Richmond, VA. From writing poetry and taking orchestra classes growing up, to creating projects with rap professor AD Carson and allocating millions of streams..4CWayve is coming.
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Bad Hat Fire LLC

Performer & Head Honcho, Bad Hat Fire LLC
Bad Hat Fire is full of CVL natives and members have been entranced by the forced focus of fire for over 20 years.  A group of like-minded fire artists emerged easily in Charlottesville after the IX warehouse's fire circus in 2006, McGuffey Art Center fire circles, Afton Mountain... Read More →
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Darrell Rose & The Reggae Ambassadors

Join us for a generational gathering of legendary reggae musicians, returning back to the roots of where it all began. From The Wailers to The Itals. You don't want to miss this. Featuring: Darrell Rose, along with Davina Jackson/Davita Voit/Gabe Gavin/Greg Ward/Keith Brown/Shaya... Read More →
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Darrell Rose | West African Master Percussionist

Darrell Rose has been a well-known, and much admired persona in the Charlottesville area for decades.  As a performer and teacher of traditional West African Drumming, his popularity, especially among younger people, often gave him the aura of a new-age Pied Piper.  During his own... Read More →
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DJ Double U

Artist, Tom Tom Festival
Devyn Wildy (AKA DJ Double U!) is an open format DJ that performs throughout Central Virginia.
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DJ Flatline Lay

About The DJName: Reginald D. LewisLocation: Charlottesville, VaDJ Since: 2009Radio Station: WVAI 101.3 Jamz Charlottesville, VaCategory: Mobile/Wedding/Club DJAvailable for: Celebrations, Weddings, Corporate Events, Concerts, School Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Festivalsl, ClubDuration... Read More →
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DND Dancers

The D.N.D. Dance Team is a community formed competitive hip-hop majorette team from Charlottesville, VA. The team was formed in 2018, and since then has grown to over 30 members with girls ranging from 6 - 17 years old .The team has preformed locally and have competed up and down... Read More →
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Elby Brass Band

Elby Brass is Virginia's best street brass band—specializing in hard-hitting funk, sizzling soul, and shout-along favorites. Homegrown in Fredericksburg, they feature trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphones, drums, and an undeniable energy. Don't expect anything but brash... Read More →
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Elite Empire

Banks Collage Elite Empire is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization that reaches out to young people in the community to empower them through the art of Majorette Hip Hop dance. Majorette Hip Hop is a very high energy dance style. It utilizes a combination of many different dance styles... Read More →
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ZacMac and Gordo Kai, or together known as EquallyOpposite, are a self managed independent alternative rap duo from Central Virginia. Combining what you WANT to hear, with what you NEED to hear, they are packaged with a very energized and laid back presence on and off stage. Described... Read More →
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Foreign Playerz

Foreign Playerz is a dynamic and vibrant organization that specializes in creating social dance events for Latin dances such as bachata, salsa, zouk, Cumbia, merengue, and many other types of Latin dance. Founded by passionate dancers, Foreign Playerz aims to promote the love and... Read More →
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Markeese "Keese" Allen is an aspiring artist from Charlottesville, VA. He has done numerous shows throughout the area, including playing for UVA, The Jefferson, and The Southern. He's been featured in The Daily Progress, C-Ville Weekly and across local radio stations. His mission... Read More →
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Kulture Vibez

Clothing Brand
“Kulture Vibez, where every culture has an urban side.” - Ronnie MegginsonAt Kulture Vibez, customers are encouraged to be experimental with new clothing styles as the mission is to provide customers with the latest quality clothing and apparel while delivering the best customer... Read More →
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Pandemic Wear

Vendor, Pandemic Wear
Online Healthcare Boutique providing quality, comfortable, stylish scrub uniforms, compression socks, and healthcare accessories.
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Clothing Brand
Our brand seek to use clothing as a means to inspire others to pursue purpose in such a way that God, self, family and community is honored.  Doing so by providing Quality Fashion, exceptional customer service and professionalism.
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The Rusty Iris Art Bus

The Rusty Iris is a culmination of over a decade of community action. Scintillation Fire Troupe, Tet'nus Art Car, Burning Man, Full Moon Fire Jams, KDub Unival, IX Art Park, and Bad Hat Fire have all contributed to the drive to manifest The Rusty Iris. Rusty's artistic team is remarkable... Read More →
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Malcom "Waasi" Wills  is a Hip-Hop artist from Charlottesville, VA whose unique brand of rap music features melodic-vibes combined with in-your-face bluntness, has become a staple in the DMV do-it-yourself sphere. Seemingly always performing and growing, Waasi is only in his early... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2023 5:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Downtown Mall - E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902