Come to WTJU’s FREEFALL concerts every Saturday in Sept & Oct at IX Art Park

This post is about 2017 concerts.

For this year’s lineup, visit

What does the perfect Charlottesville Saturday afternoon look like to you?

Freefall Music & Art Festival

Every Saturday in September & October
Presented by WTJU & IX Art Park

FREE live music, good friends, art, sunshine, local brews, and food trucks.






All shows 5:00-9:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Black Masala (gypsy brass), opener: Ian Gilliam & The FireKings

The Judy Chops (mountain swing), opener: Red and the Romantics

SEPT 16:
Cville Sabroso Latin Music & Culture Festival11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

SEPT 23:
Mighty Joshua (reggae), opener: Sons Of Ichibei

SEPT 30:
Baaba Seth (worldbeat jam/funk), opener: Choose Your Own Adventure

OCT 7:
Sally Rose Band and Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm (lady rockers)

OCT 14:
Alligator (rock/jam/Dead), opener: Das Homage

OCT 21:
Oregon Hill Funk All-Star Band (New Orleans funk), opener: Jam Thicket

OCT 28:
Roosevelt Dime (roots/americana), opener: Hard Swimmin’ Fish

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IX Art Park is located at 522 2nd Street SE in Charlottesville, Virginia. (MAP.) Admission is FREE for the Freefall Music & Art series.

Imagine a walk-through, sculptural, mural-festooned oasis that’s free and open for the public to wander, night and day. Welcome to the IX Art Park: a public, non-commercial, interactive space for spontaneous dreaming – for residents, visitors, families and solo acts.

Indulge your eyes, ears, mind, heart and soul. It’s all about possibility. And the power of collective creativity. The IX Art Park marks Charlottesville as a cultural magnet in Virginia.

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WTJU, the University of Virginia’s public radio station, operates 91.1 FM and student-run WXTJ 100.1 FM in Charlottesville. It enriches the culture of Virginia and brings together diverse people through exceptional music and conversation. WTJU makes great radio and engages our communities through live music concerts and educational programs.

IX ART PARK is an interactive sculpture garden that is open to the public. It is a free, collaborative community space that supports local nonprofit organizations; encourages participation from artists, musicians and performers from all walks of life; and supports educational opportunities for all ages.  For more information, please visit

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Tremendous sponsors from our community make the Freefall Music & Art Series possible. These include:

Bama Works

Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau


Edgecomb’s Auto

Pepsi of Central Virginia

Rebecca’s Natural Foods

Ben and Jerry’s

Craig Builders

WillowTree Apps

C-Ville Weekly

The Daily Progress

Charlottesville Tomorrow

The Cavalier Daily

Whurk Magazine

Three Notch’d Brewery

Blenheim Vineyards

Vitae Spirits

Potter’s Craft Cider

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