The organizers of the Tom Tom Founders Festival are hosting its McGuffey Block Party. Everyone is welcome to this free, outdoor event taking place on the lawn of the McGuffey Art Center just off the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.
The block party features live music by the Irish folk group Chamomile & Whisky and the country rock group Pantherburn. There will also be a performance by the Boys & Girls Club Dance Step Team. Festival goers can partake in arts and crafts and feast on street food. There's even a beer garden with delicious brews from New Belgium Brewing and Wild Wolf Brewing.
This is part two of a similar block party held back in April that kicked off Tom Tom on Founders Day.
Proceeds from the block party will go towards the Community Investment Collaborative, which helps local entrepreneurs grow their small business. Its first group of entrepreneurs have received extensive mentorship, and are now applying for micro-loans to grow their small businesses.
The McGuffey Block Party begins at 5 P.M. and last until 8 P.M.