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2023 Block Party Lineup Announced!

The Downtown Mall Block Party is Back

with TWICE the Energy and Fun!

New this year: enjoy TWO full 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 THREE unique stages of non-stop entertainment from Cville’s finest…this is an event you don’t want to miss. It’s an all-out community celebration.

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

FRI APRIL 21, 5-10 PM

SAT APRIL 22, Noon-10 PM




Prepare to be mesmerized by the rhythmic beats of master percussionist, Darrell Rose, who blends traditional West African rhythms with modern influences. His talent has taken him around the globe, performing with Bob Marley's iconic reggae group, The Wailer, and has received critical acclaim for his work with the U.S. State Department in West African countries.



This Brazilian-born violinist, composer, songwriter, and producer has taken the classical and jazz traditions and fused them with electronic and traditional indigenous music from around the world. The result? A genre-bending sound that is truly immersive and captivating. With appearances at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center, Matorin's performances are nothing short of breathtaking.



With a magnetic energy that's both energized and laid-back, this independent alternative rap duo from Central Virginia is often described as a "circus of sights and sounds." EquallyOpposite brings together melodic and chaotic fans alike, proving that opposites can be equally amazing.






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