Reflections & Retrospections

Interviews of local music fans at the “Regarding Charlottesville Music” book release event at Champion Brewing Company on October 7, 2018. Shot by Brian Wimer, Kailee Kelter and Marco Duran. Edited by Rich Tarbell. Music by Jamie Dyer / Hogwaller Ramblers.

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It’s A Music Town. – More Details

Exploring the Sights, the Sounds and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era

This interactive exhibit, curated by Rich Tarbell & Coy Barefoot and presented by Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, opens with a First Fridays event from 5pm-8pm on April 5th. The exhibit will be up the month of April and it is free and open to the public during typical City Space hours (9pm-5pm Mondays through Fridays).

City Space is located on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall below the Market Street Parking Garage on the floor above the Post Office.

On Thursday, April 11th at 7pm the exhibit and City Space will play host to “An Evening with Rob Sheffield”. Rob is a renowned author, a longtime Rolling Stone columnist and a former Charlottesville resident now living in New York City. This event is presented by New Dominion Bookshop with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and made possible by WTJU and the exhibit sponsor, Champion Brewing Company.

It’s A Music Town.

“It’s a Music Town.”

Exploring the Sights, the Sounds and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era

Opening Friday April 5th, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is proud to present this unprecedented new exhibit showcasing the musicians, the music, the bands, the venues and the many unforgettable moments from the “golden age” of the live music scene in Charlottesville, Virginia, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

This historic exhibit was curated by Rich Tarbell and Coy Barefoot,
and was inspired by Rich’s 2018 book of collected oral histories and
photography, Regarding Charlottesville Music. The exhibit is a project
of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, and was made
possible thanks to a generous donation by Hunter Smith and the
Champion Brewing Company of Charlottesville. The exhibit will be on
display in City Space on the Downtown Mall through April 2019, after which it will be on long-term display at a new location to be announced later.