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. aj
    June 13, 2006 at 6:07am
    check out richmond. the nanci raygun is home to acts like ten33, the gaskets, and down to nothing. check out the hardcore scene, richmond is home to bands like municipal waste and bracewar.
  2. anahit herson
    June 16, 2006 at 12:49am
    Tom hi,youv'e got a really cool job! I used to work at a home for the elderly.There was this canadian lady who was actually homeless, untill the authoreties traced here family and forced them to hospitalize here in "our" home (i've recently left my job). She was one hell of a wierrdow, (which is a compliment). Her favorite song was this oldy i rarely have the chance to hear: "West Virginia" i think of ellizabeth often, since her daughter decided to send her to Canada (hopefully)... TOM: COULD YOU POSSIBELY LOCATE ANY AVAILABLE VERSION OF THIS SONG?
  3. Nicole
    June 16, 2006 at 1:35pm
    Hi! Well if you really want to hear some good music then come on in to Woodbrdge. It's hear that you'll hear music that will blow you away. Local high school bands strive to be the best in the area, and it's thisthat makes them each great. Come and check the area out, listen to the music and enjoy! Party hard and rock on.
  4. Kevin
    June 17, 2006 at 4:28pm
    My sister's favorite band of all time--and one I like quite a bit too--is Carbon Leaf, based out of Richmond. As for me, let me add to the Eddie from Ohio recommendations. Their albums are great, but the live show is extra-fantastic. (Get your hands on the "Three Rooms" CD set for a good introduction, including a little of the live flavor.)
  5. Hunter Chorey
    June 28, 2006 at 10:14am
    While you're in Charlottesville, try to check out Sparky's Flaw - http://www.myspace.com/sparkysflaw and Dreaming Isabelle - http://www.myspace.com/dreamingisabelle
  6. rosalie kell
    July 01, 2006 at 3:55pm
    Taking a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Time it for the Saturday lawn concert at Tuggles Gap near Floyd VA (mile post 165) It is a sweet time with regional musicians performing 12-3 and a jam session or open mic from 1-2. Bring your dancing feet or just relaw in the gentle arms of these Blue Ridge Mountains...
  7. Yersinia
    July 08, 2006 at 8:47pm
    I don't know if Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Va have been talked about. well actually the surroundiing area, called the Hampton Roads Area have tons of different places in which you may want to stop by such as The Jewish Mother on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
  8. Tom
    July 10, 2006 at 4:12pm
    You really need to have more of a Happy the Man selection. Their Arista albums, "Happy the Man" & "Crafty Hands" are excellent! Their newest release "The Muse Awakens" is also very good. Happy performs occasionally in VA. & MD. from time to time & you can catch Stanley Whitacker performing solo quite often.
  9. Anna
    July 11, 2006 at 10:28am
    You might consider stopping in Nofolk, VA. They have a growing music scene: The NorVa (a music venue named for NORfolk, VA)hosts everything from local bands to indigo girls to Ashlee Simpson. Mae, a new up-and-coming band began in Norfok and is touring there in July. Also, a large number of Hip Hop bands have found origins in Norfolk - and some are still forming like the Fuzz Band. There are plenty of recording studios in Norfolk and nearby in Virginia Beach. If you want more information about the area, you can feel free to email me. Or, check out the local publication, Portfolio Weekly.
  10. byrd
    July 24, 2006 at 1:01pm
    Good suggestions for places have already been mentioned for the Hampton Roads area, but I'd also like to recommend an excellent band. If you get the chance while you're in the area, you should do yourself a huge favor and check out Agents of Good Roots. They're not in the Pandora catalogue yet, but they should be! They'll be playing September 9th at Bay Days in Hampton. If you can't check them out live, check out their CD's. You might find them in the local area, if not, they can be found pretty easily on amazon.com. -Where'd You Get That Vibe -Straight Around -Needle and Thread

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