Arts, Culture & Music

ArtsHome to Red Light Management, Charlottesville has a plethora of theaters, music venues and nightclubs that create a thriving entertainment scene.

Below are some of the more popular venues in town. Go to their websites to view upcoming events.

John Paul Jones Arena: Charlottesville’s 16,000-seat venue has featured Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Jay Z and Jason Aldean.

NTelos Wireless Pavilion: Site for “Fridays After Five” — free Friday evening concerts in the summer, as well as other featured shows including fun., Phoenix, SOJA, The xx, and Wiz Khalifa.

Live Arts: Live Arts is a high-caliber volunteer theater that has given a home to drama, dance, comedy, music and performance art since 1990.

Paramount Theater: Historic theater in Charlottesville presenting movies, concerts and live theatrical performances.

The Jefferson Theater: This restored vaudeville house/cinema is now a mid-sized music venue hosting a variety of national and local acts.

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