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Holiday Concert

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Live at the Sprint Pavilion from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM!

The Grand Illumination Holiday Concert goes live on the Sprint Pavilion Stage from 4:30 pm–7:30 pm and features a variety of local musical artists, guest speakers, and an interactive social media wall! Come down and show your support for this year's amazing group of performers!


Andrea Copeland-Whitsett
Grand Illumination Emcee

Andrea is the Director of Member Education Services with the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and founder of Positive Channels, a production company with a mission to use the power of the media for good. Andrea was featured in the May 2014 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine. Her community work also includes nonprofit board service and youth mentoring.


Wilson School of Dance

Wilson School of Dance was founded in 1977 and teaches students from ages 3 through adults. We have been serving the Charlottesville community for 40 years and teach Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater Dance, along with a complete program for children with Princess Ballet, Pre-Ballet and combination jazz, ballet and tap classes.

JohnWyant-thumb  John Wyant Band

"Having a Great Time Enlightening the Lives of Others Through Music"


Ben-David Warner

Ben-David Warner is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter with roots in Celtic, Classical, and Folk music. For four years he was a member of the Celtic Americana Band Scythian. Trained on the classical violin, Ben-David plays the guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin.

Lora Kelley

Lora Kelley is an American singer-songwriter based in Charlottesville, VA.

Children's Choir of Central Virginia

Founded in January 2017 the Children’s Choir of Central Virginia seeks through care, practice, and discipline to nurture the music talent of all our choristers, that together we may perform well-crafted choral music repertoire, in varying styles and languages, with dedication and excellence, and thereby enhance the lives of both our choristers and our audiences with beautiful music.

DMR Adventures

DMR Adventures is an award-winning performing arts training academy, specializing in musical theatre. Our students range from beginners to professional actors, ages 5 and up! Classes are taught by experienced educators and professional performers in our accessible space at the Belmont Arts Collaborative, just steps from the Downtown Mall. Hitch your wagon to a star with DMR!