Join us for the 31st season of Fridays After Five - Charlottesville's favorite live concert series! The series continues at Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall until September 14!
Red and the Romantics
with Sweet Afton
Friday, May 25 - 5:30pm
The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.
Red & the Romantics' music has been described as Americana & Roots, though the sound is diverse. Crossing over several genres, the songs are original and written by Erik "Red" Knierim. With the blues master- Steve Riggs on upright bass, the colorful guitar playing of Steve Vargo, the gypsy, gospel inspired melodies of Betty Jo Dominick's accordion and the musical drumbeat of Dan Barrale with Seth Johnston on percussion.
There is a dancing feel, then there is a poetic side, and always a joyful groove. A Charlottesville based band since 2011, Red & the Romantics is a good vibration that appeals to the young and old.
The goal of the Sprint Pavilion is to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all of our patrons, our performers, and our staff. With that in mind, beginning in 2018, we will enact new security procedures to make sure that prohibited or dangerous items are not brought into the venue. For all events, including Fridays After Five, patron points of entry will be limited and there will be a bag check for any packages brought inside the gates. We encourage our patrons to travel light but, if you do have bags or packages with you, plan for the entry to take a few moments as our staff inspects the bags. We appreciate your patience so that we can all feel safe. Unfortunately, we do not offer any bag check so please familiarize yourself with our list of prohibited items and leave them at home.
For all ticketed events, we will be instituting a higher level of security. All patrons will be asked to walk through our metal detectors after emptying their pockets of any metal objects. Patrons may opt for a pat down inspection should they choose. We will have plenty of lines open and we hope that this procedure will flow smoothly and not delay your entrance to the venue. Should you bring bags with you to ticketed events, we will still need to inspect the parcel prior to you passing thru the metal detectors. Once again, we appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the safety of all of our patrons.