Fridays After Five – Still FREE!

Fridays After Five – Still FREE!

In its 26th season, Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series and happens every Friday until September 13, 2013. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

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