by Tom Tom Staff
A week of exploring innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity with the community begins today!
Monday at Tom Tom
The most anticipated week of the year launches TODAY! We are beyond thrilled by the incredible support we have had in planning this remarkable week with Charlottesville and beyond. A week of festivities and celebrating the beginning of Spring – despite the snow – and the start of the 7th annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is here at last. Thank you for coming with us for the ride; it’ll be an unforgettable one.
An All-Access or Summit Badge grants you access to so many of our great programs. Individual tickets to specific events are also available. But there is also a Free Festival pass that allows you to download the app and create a personalized schedule (and sign up for a Community Workshop!)
Free Community Events
Community Potluck, IX Art Park, 5:00-7:30PM: Presented by IX Art Park – Kick off Tom Tom by sharing a meal with your Charlottesville neighbors during a special gathering at the IX Art Park. This community potluck will assemble civic groups, nonprofits, student organizations, businesses, and families to enjoy:
Food catered by Harvest Moon Catering, BBQ Exchange, Ivy Inn Restaurant, UVA Dining, Angelic’s Kitchen & Catering, Mezeh Mediterranean Grill, and Random Row Brewing Co, highlighting Cville’s Signature Dish, the ham biscuit.
5:00PM – The reveal of he newly wrapped JAUNT City Art Bus by illustrator Andrew Stronge.
5:00PM – A Salsa Showcase from Edwin Roa
6:00PM – A musical performance from Darrell Rose
Cville Gives Grant Night, Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen and Brewery, 7:30-8:30PM: Presented by Posner Wealth Management – five regional semi-finalists present their innovative nonprofit idea for a cash grant – up to $10,000 from Cville Gives inaugural grant. Audience donations will also support the finalists. The bigger the turnout, the greater the impact! This year’s semi-finalists are:
Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries
AHIP – Home Repair Nonprofit
Piedmont Housing Alliance
How to Bake Sprouted Grain Bread – Moon Maiden’s Delights, 3:00AM-5:00PM
We All Scream for Ice Cream Cake – Wonderment Bakeshop and Creamery, 3:00-5:00PM
Farm to Table Restaurant Week, Various Locations, 5:00-11:00pm — Participating restaurants will feature a special dinner menu that features the newly announced Cville Signature Dish, the ham biscuit, alongside seasonal produce and ingredients.
Craft Cocktail Competition, Various Locations, 5:00-11:00pm — Top bartenders create specialty “Tom Tom” cocktails, featuring local spirits and ingredients. Patrons will vote for their favorites throughout the week, and a panel of judges will also crown a winner.