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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 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 3
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