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Fridays After Five resumes June 18 with Chamomile & Whiskey, Shagwuf

Fridays After Five resumes June 18 with Chamomile & Whiskey, Shagwuf

Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five outdoor concert series will resume at 5:30 p.m. June 18 with the music of headliner Chamomile & Whiskey and opener Shagwuf in Ting Pavilion at the east end of the Downtown Mall.

The performance venue has been rebranded to reflect a new five-year partnership with Ting Internet.

After taking a break in 2020 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, the series returns with local acts performing a variety of musical genres, including rock, funk, go-go, rhythm and blues, and dance party favorites.

Free concerts will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 17. Thousands of volunteers will work in the concession areas to help the local nonprofit groups that will share in the proceeds.

The following bands are scheduled:

June 18: Chamomile & Whiskey, Shagwuf

June 25: Wild Common, 14 Stories

July 2: Ebony Groove, E&J Band

July 9: Dropping Julia, Boxed Lunch

July 16: Erin & The Wildfire, Spudnik

July 23: Jon Spear Band, Billy & The Backbeats

July 30: Richelle Claiborne, Mojo Pie

Aug. 6: The Barons, Pale Blue Dot

Aug. 13: The Gladstones, The Derelectrics

Aug. 20: Groove Train, The Chardonnays

Aug. 27: Free Union, Tonal Strangers

Sept. 3: The Skip Castro Band, Ken Farmer & The Authenticators

The bands for Sept. 10 and 17 will be announced later.

Before you go, check out the pavilion’s COVID-19 safety precautions online.

Audience members who have not received COVID-19 vaccinations must keep their masks on at all times. Those who have received their vaccinations are encouraged to wear their masks in crowded places, such as the entry gates and the concessions areas. Anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask at all times is encouraged to do so.

Admission is free. For information, go to

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