Back To Schedule
Saturday, April 22 • 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Downtown Mall: Block Party

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
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

avatar for Andrei Matorin

Andrei Matorin

Andrei Matorin is a Brazilian-born violinist, composer, songwriter, and producer. He began performing professionally at the age of 15 and spent most of his professional career in New York City. He has since been featured as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center... Read More →
avatar for Bad Hat Fire LLC

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 →
avatar for Darrell Rose & The Reggae Ambassadors

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 →
avatar for Darrell Rose | West African Master Percussionist

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 →
avatar for DJ Double U

DJ Double U

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

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 →
avatar for DJ Soltyes

DJ Soltyes

DJ, GoodTimesOnly
DJ Soltyes (pronounced Soul Ties) spent 4 years DJing for fun before he decided to start DJing professionally right here in Charlottesville in May of 2022.  From Disco to Afrobeats; Ram Jam to Rihanna; DJ Soltyes' musical interests are broad and deep.  His objective is to ensure... Read More →
avatar for DND Dancers

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 →
avatar for EquallyOpposite


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 →
avatar for Foreign Playerz

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 →
avatar for Jaewar & Vibe Riot

Jaewar & Vibe Riot

Jaewar & Vibe Riot is a forward-thinking and charismatic collective with an Acid Jazz sound that bridges the gaps between several musical genres. The brain-child of Creative Director and lead vocalist "JAEWAR", Vibe Riot is like a fine red Bordeaux where notes of Jazz, Reggae, Soul... Read More →
avatar for Keese


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 →
avatar for Krissy Muniz

Krissy Muniz

Owner, Good Times Only
Krissy Muniz is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, fueled by music and dance. Dancing has always been her biggest source of happiness and she wanted to create more opportunities for people to enjoy this form of play. Inspired by the electrifying energy of silent discos, Krissy founded... Read More →
avatar for Kulture Vibez

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 →
avatar for SVN7VII BRAND


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.
avatar for The Rusty Iris Art Bus

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 →
avatar for Waasi


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 →


Saturday April 22, 2023 12:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Downtown Mall