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Fridays After Five Kicks Off

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart
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April 21, 2006

Fridays After Five kicked off its summer season at the Charlottesville Pavilion Friday night.

Despite the rainy weather, a number of people came out Friday night for the first performance for Fridays After Five at the Charlottesville Pavilion. This is the 19th year for the annual concert series.

This afternoon the Newsplex spoke with Kirby Hutto who organizes the series. He said he's very excited about the upcoming season. There are a lot of different kinds of groups performing this year. Friday it was a bluegrass group, and Hutto says in the coming weeks there will be soul, reggae, as well as Beatles and Grateful Dead cover bands.

As in years past, the groups are mostly local and regional performers.

The concerts run every Friday through September 15th, and all of them are free to the public.

There will also be food and drinks for sale, and the money raised benefits a number of local non-profit groups from Charlottesville.

Throughout the entire Fridays season. The Chandler Law Group will be offering free cab rides home within 10 miles of the city. They've been doing it since 1990 and those in need of a safe ride home can call 434-295-4131 and ask for a safe ride home.

For a listing of all the performances scheduled for the summer, check out the Charlottesville Pavilion website at www2.charlottesvillepavilion.com/fridays.


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