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Best Contemporary Pop in Charlottesville

Vampire Weekend at Ting Pavilion

Vampire Weekend

Breaking out with their timeless track 'A-Punk', the delectable indie four pieces are back out on tour in 2024, bringing with them the witty and honest songs, sartorial elegance and accessible style that makes them continually popular. Catch them on the road this year as they present their fifth album, 'Only God Was Above Us'.

Sabrina Carpenter at John Paul Jones Arena

Sabrina Carpenter

Singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter is hitting the road once again in 2024 on the Short N Sweet tour! The tour comes during Carpenter's ruling of the Billboard charts (and everybody's playlists). Her tracks 'Espresso' and 'Please, Please, Please' have been two of the biggest pop hits of the year. There's no slowing her down as she quickly races to stardom, so make sure you catch her when she comes to town!

Michael Franti and Spearhead at Ting Pavilion

Michael Franti and Spearhead

Barefooted soul rocker Michael Franti marches to the beat of his own groovy drum. The multi-talented rapper, music maker, and spoken-word artist imbues each of his projects with advocacy for social and political issues, yet retains and promotes a spirit of positivity and togetherness. Don't miss the muso as he hits the road this spring, bringing his funky style to you!

Shrek Rave at Jefferson Theater

Shrek Rave

But he might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, so you know what to say when he asks what you're doing in his swamp. Fancy some swampy green cocktails while livin' la vida loca? You're in the right place for that, and like they say, it's dumb just come have fun, cool is dead. Awesome DJs will play the most swamp-worthy sets in between performances to keep your rave spirit alive. Make the most of the night and dress up as your favorite character, just don't skimp out on the gumdrop buttons or the classic Farquaad hair. And the morning after? Make sure you have some waffles!