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7th Annual Tom Tom – Sunday Highlights

by Tom Tom Staff

Sunday at Tom Tom

Our last day of the 7th annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is upon us. We are so thrilled by the response, support, and turnout at what we believe to be our most successful Festival and Summits yet. Though the Summits have wrapped, we still have a day of great community activities to look forward to.

An All-Access or Summit Badge grants you access to so many of our great programs. Individual tickets to specific events are fantastic alternatives, if time is not on your side. And, all you need is a complimentary Festival pass to sign up for a Community Workshop!

Thank you for your continued support. We are excited to have one final day of fun, music, education, and community with you. Today, we take our final bow with community-favorite Porchella in historic Belmont neighborhood.


FREE Tom Tom Events

Making It: a Discussion on Creative Growth, McGuffey Art Center, 2:00-3:00PM – This guided discussion with City Art Bus co-finalist, Sam Gray, will explore the multiplicity of ways we can grow as creatives, from personal to professional progress. Participants will reflect on their unique desires and gifts, share experiences, and learn from others in their creative community. Participants will also focus on personal practice, access to resources, flexible planning, business practices, and community building.

Gamecrafters of C’ville, IX Art Park, 2:00-6:00PM – Bring the family out for an afternoon of outdoor fun as we play a variety of games from Charlottesville gamecrafters. This event will feature several local businesses who create board, lawn and role-playing games.

Block Party

Emancipation Park, 2:00-8:00PM

Our open air block parties in historic downtown Charlottesville showcase the best in music, art, tech, and local food. We pack Emancipation Park with a nonstop concert series spanning all three days, a craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, a food truck rally, and fun for every age.

  1. 2:00 Koda & the Drunken Allstars (Southern Rock)

  2. 3:10 PM Adar (Jazz)

  3. 4:40 PM Darrell Rose Power Trio (Afrikaans)

  4. 6:15 PM Kendall Street Company (Jam Rock)


Downtown Belmont, 7:00-10:00PM

Porchella is a series of free acoustic front porch concerts throughout the streets of the historic Belmont neighborhood. It’s a locally beloved tradition that marks the end of the festival. Featuring:

  1. Los Hombres Medicados (Alternative Rock)

  2. Matthew O’Donnell (Irish Folk)

  3. Philip St. (Pop)

  1. Genna Matthew (Bittersweet Folk)

  2. Take Two String Band (Bluegrass)

  3. Matt Curreri (Folk)

  4. Isabel Bailey Band (Pop Americana)

  5. Emily Julia Kresky (Blues & Roots)

  6. JJ Von Briesen (Americana Rock)

  7. Gina Sobel (Jazz Funk)

  8. The Ragnarockers (Funky Jazz)

  9. Stray Fossa (Indie Rock)

  10. Moby & the Dicks (Rock)

Weeklong Events

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.


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