Tomtoberfest Day 1 - Charlottesville
September 23 & 24 in Lee Park, 2016
MUSIC, BEER, and FOOD
Like all Tom Tom block parties, Tomtoberfest will feature a variety of danceable musicians and bands, a dozen of the best local food trucks, and a giant New Belgium craft beer garden.
Twelve free concerts over two days in Lee Park.
Spirit Animal exploded out of Brooklyn with a funk-fueled pop-rock sound that is all their own. They’ll having you dancing all night and humming it the next morning.
Awarded Best of RVA in 2015 by RVA Magazine, Richmond-based Kings blends R&B, soul, and funk into a sound that makes for a royally good time.
Hailing from the mountains of Virginia, Sun-Dried Opossum, plays blues-rock that is enjoyed by all ages.
Richmond’s Jouwala Collective mixes traditional African sounds with experimental synth beats, percussion, bass, guitar, and vocals to create a soundscape that’s equally groovy and fun.
Having collaborated with Billy Bragg and Wilco, Corey Harris has major songwriting talent and is best known for his blues-inspired reggae that has garnered him national acclaim.
The Virginia Reggae Ambassador Mighty Joshua performs high energy reggae and is committed to making a difference globally.
Originally from West Africa and now residing in Washington DC, Elikeh brings the global dance Afropop music to Tomtoberfest.
North Carolina native singer-songwriter Kristen Rae Bowden plays her own style of blues-rock that makes her a certified soulstress.
Charlottesville’s own Positive Collective brings reggae beats and positive vibes for sounds of the islands in the middle of Virginia.
Gold Top County Ramblers is bluegrass with a kick. This group has taken the bluegrass sounds of the past and made them high-energy and danceable.
Self-described “Rock n Soul from the Shenandoah Valley,” Who Shot John plays a blues folk that dives into blues but hangs onto the sounds of their Southern Rock roots.
Adrian Duke brings the sounds of New Orleans sounds north to Charlottesville in a piano-driven jazz, soul, and Americana hybrid.
For more info regarding the event visit http://tomtomfest.com/