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Freefall: Mama Tried w/ Cherry Red

  • IX Art Park - Piazza 522 2nd Street Southeast Charlottesville, VA, 22902 United States (map)

Mama Tried is one of us: they’re from Charlottesville, love Charlottesville, and are music fanatics, too. Mama Tried loves The Grateful Dead so much that they’re bringing The Dead back to life with their music. Mama Tried covers Grateful Dead with a fine ear, turning their soft blues into classic rock-n-roll. They add personal touches to songs to make for loose covers and good listening.

Kicking off the evening will be Cherry Red, a band paying tribute to the early sounds of the Rolling Stones.

Fall concert series brings people together through music – September 1 - October 27

The perfect Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville’s beautiful autumn? It’s the Freefall Music & Art Festival at IX Art Park - 4th annual – presented by WTJU 91.1 FM and the IX Art Park every Saturday from September 1 through October 27!

Each family-friendly event in the Freefall series features FREE outdoor live music, along with art, local brews and food trucks.

“The Freefall series always brings people together through shared music experiences,” said Nathan Moore, WTJU General Manager. “Each Saturday in September and October, it pumps energy into the IX Art Park space in the heart of Charlottesville.”

When it comes to free outdoor music in Charlottesville, Freefall picks up where “Fridays After Five” ends, creating a unique and funky vibe at the IX Art Park, Moore added.

“Four years ago, the founders of IX Art Park invited community members to join in dreaming and brainstorming about how the park could reinvigorate our community,” said Lindsay Terrell, Director of the IX Art Park. “WTJU and the Freefall festival were among the first to be part of this exciting movement.”

“Freefall embodies the vision of IX Art Park by bringing together a cross-section of our community – businesses, performers, artists, educators ­– to serve as a vibrant cultural magnet and to build community,” she said.

Learn more and sign up for email updates at The full concert series line-up is listed below. 

Earlier Event: October 13
ACAC Dance-A-Thon
Later Event: October 13
6th Annual All Black Affair