CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville's crystal community converged on the Seminole Square Shopping Center for the first annual Rocktober Rock Show.

The event was hosted by a jewelry store The Crystal Connection and nonprofit Cville Pride. It's the first rock show that The Crystal Connection has held in its more than 30 years in business.

"The event today is just to make rocks and gemstones be more aware in our local community and bring about some more natural holistic healing in the area,” said Steven Krenitsky, The Crystal Connection.

The event's organizers say they hope to build on the success of this year's rock show and make it even larger for the second annual Rocktober event.