The Downtown Mall
Charlottesville's Main Street is now a thriving pedestrian mall. The brick paved mall and the adjacent blocks are lined with specialty shops, art galleries, coffee shops, musical venues, live theatre, a six-screen movie theatre, a children's museum and restaurants. An amphitheater at one end is the home of many concerts including Fridays After Five, a very popular series with varied music. It runs from May to October.
Downtown Charlottesville hosts a plethora of musical venues just blocks away from the Inn with a wide variety of sounds ranging from classical, jazz, blues, techno, country, rap, and rock and roll - just to name a few!
The Pavilion hosts Fridays after Five, a free concert every Friday from April until October. Bring a picnic dinner if you please and purchase a beer or glass of wine on site. Dancing is optional! Other main line shows include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt and Indecision among many. www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com
The Jefferson is a newly renovated venue that bosts a wide variety of shows from techno to bluegrass to funk to woman's armwrestlers! www.jeffersontheater.com
The Paramount is back in its glory days after being closed for over 20 years. Their line-up ranges from ballet, opera, drama, movies, country and bluegrass. www.theparamount.net
John Paul Jones Arena is home to the Virginia Cavalier's basketball teams. However, it plays host to so much more than that! Hometown favorite Dave Matthews Band is sure to be there whenever they are on tour. Bruce Springstein, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Cirque du Soleil, the Harlem Globetrotters are all veterans of our new state of the art facility.
Downtown Charlottesville has several antique stores. Whether you enjoy the fine French antiques of Rosewood, located just around the corner on 2nd St. SE, the eclectic design pieces of Consignment House, located on the downtown mall, or the antique Chinese furniture and art of Oyster House, also located on the downtown mall, there is something to suit all tastes.