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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Get connected! Tech firms have the chance to network and recruit talent from across the State at the annual Friday Block Party--all while enjoying craft beer, a one-of-a-kind food truck roundup, and a great lineup of music.

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Friday April 13, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Emancipation Park
  Entrepreneurship & Investment, Festival (FREE)