Update: The Charlottesville meetup will be on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at Gravity Lounge (103 South First St), starting at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to tour@pandora.com with ‘Charlottesville’ in the subject line.
Charlottesville looks like it’s going to be the place where I’m launching my fall tour. What better place to start than the home of DMB… Looking like September. My itinerary is still a work in progress, though local listeners in Charlottesville can definitely expect a town hall meeting. Seen a lot of energy for Norfolk, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and others on our blog comments. Hoping to hit UVA, and other schools too – any students out there with suggestions? I’ve really enjoyed the campus visits we’ve had so far. Please leave any comments or suggestions you may have below.
We love reading and responding to your feedback on the blog – the comments have been a treasure trove of great insights and guidance as we plan our visits. If you have a particular idea you want to discuss, or just want to get more involved, we’re eager for help – just drop us an email at tour@pandora.com. Please include your location in the subject line of your message too. No idea is too big or small!


  1. Jeanie
    August 29, 2006 at 11:48am
    Oh yeah.. I forgot. If you want to see some crazy music and have a really good chai milkshake (or balls of camels breath or moroccan mint tea), eat some good food and smoke flavored tobacco out of a hookah, you must go to the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar on a weekend night. It is located on the downtown mall... just ask for the tea house.
  2. Anne
    August 29, 2006 at 1:15pm
    Virginia has two outstanding women singer/songwriters - Susan Greenbaum and Julie Clark. Susan performs regularly in the Richmond area and Julie in Hampton Roads, and sometimes, if you're really lucky, you can see them together in a show or at a local venue. They are both award-winning songwriters and great performers. See them on the Web at www.susangreenbaum.com and www.julieclark.net.
  3. djconnor
    August 29, 2006 at 8:51pm
    I am intrigued by your attribute database. I've been toying with different ways to organize my music library and have done some pretty cool things with smart playlists... but you guys really take it to 11. I can't wait to apply what I've inferred from your program to my own personal library. But I digress. I'd love if there was a forum I could go to to share my music organization ideas with other enthusiasts. Open source certainly has its value, particularly in a market that is driven by p2p networking. Why not harness your subscriber's ideas to fuel future innovation as well as stoke individual musical curiousity (that's what it's all about right?). Beyond just having a forum, I'd also like to see more detailed info on the different attributes you use- not necessarily how you match up music (that's well into IP territory), but rather, what are the attributes--? If you click on the song, you are directed to a page listing the attributes. But this leaves my type-A personality to append as many attributes as I can find into excel and manage them that way. I'd love a shortcut. Re_local_music: Tim Parks http://myspace.com/parkstim Chief Joseph http://myspace.com/chiefjosephband
  4. Matthew Ebersole
    August 30, 2006 at 2:11pm
    I agree with the notion to come to the Norfolk/ Va Beach area. In addition to the Norva, Norfolk has Relative Theory Records. This is not only a small indie record store but also a concert venue. At night the racks are rolled away for a concert floor, very often for local acts. www.relativetheoryrecords.com amazing and thanks for existing Pandora.
  5. Tresa
    August 31, 2006 at 10:10am
    I am new to Charlottesville, but love it already. What a great place to start your fall tour, there is so much artistic energy here. Hope to see you in town real soon.
  6. Anne
    September 02, 2006 at 8:25pm
    I wrote earlier about two Virginia women singer-songwriters, Susan Greenbaum and Julie Clark. Today I heard another ... Paddy Dougherty. She is based in Lynchburg but performs at venues throughout Virginia and DC area. Amazing voice and excellent musician.
  7. Christy
    September 05, 2006 at 4:20pm
    If you make it down to Williamsburg, check out the groups at the College of William and Mary; they range from awesome acapella groups like Revelle and The Stairwells to rock groups like Ultraviolet Ballet. Definitely come and see!
  8. Hunter
    September 12, 2006 at 8:24pm
    Did you decide to go to Blacksburg instead of C-ville? :)
  9. Norman
    September 14, 2006 at 4:27pm
    hunter, tim will be in charlottesville at the gravity lounge on monday the 18th @7pm!
  10. Beth
    November 03, 2006 at 1:22pm
    I live in the Newport News/Virginia Beach area and one of the best bands who play in our area is called Rainmarket. I would describe them as part Matchbox Twenty part 3 Doors Down and part unique style. Check them out at :http://www.rain-market.com/ They have an amazing music style, but they are even more talented live with an engaging stage presence.
  11. Dr. Ronaldo Brand㯠Brochado
    November 22, 2006 at 9:00am
    Dear friends of Pandora, I am from Brasil .My city is Campos dos Goitacazes and Pandora is excellent!If you want I was the Pandoras Ears...to listen and to help you to continue this excelent project...I am hearing brazilian music just now!Thank you.Contact-me My ears are listen Pandora !!!
  12. Paul Boos
    January 10, 2007 at 6:01am
    I am surprised that Fighting Gravity isn't within "database' yet. They have several albums (originally starting out as Boy O Boy). the URL I posted is to their website. Particularly get some of their older albums if you want to represent a classic Ska sound. Cheers! Paul
  13. Travis Shelton
    April 10, 2007 at 7:57am
    You have to check out FIRST RAYS from Arlington, Va. They are one of the hottest up and coming Jam Bands from the Northern VA area and their lead guitarist souns like Hendrix... it's unreal. Please look into them www.firstrays.net
  14. Eric
    September 05, 2007 at 11:30am
    Also be sure to see the Sons of Bill - the best thing to come out of C'ville since Thomas Jefferson. http://www.sonsofbill.com/

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