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Freefall: Mighty Joshua w/ Downbeat Project

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

Mighty Joshua matches his reggae blues with uplifting and empowering lyricism that feels at times more like a sermon than a song. With African percussion behind him, Mighty Joshua blends cultures and sounds into a pastiche that feels grounded in tradition, but nevertheless original. In a funk-reggae composition, Mighty Joshua puts a modern spin on reggae music. With his bamboo light pop sound, he is sure to get the legs moving and the mind wandering when he revisits Freefall.

Kicking off the evening will be the soul filled and message driven sounds of Downbeat Project. 

Join us earlier in the day for the 2nd Annual Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business Expo beginning at 2PM. 

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 – 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.

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Earlier Event: September 22
Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business Expo
Later Event: September 22
RemIX: Neo-Burlesque & Variety