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The Festy would not be possible without the generous support and investment of our amazing Sponsors! We’re so very grateful for the companies and organizations that have chosen to work with us this year to make the Festy a success – it truly takes a village!

Presenting Sponsors

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery

520 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Three Notch’d Brewing Company was conceived by three friends who value great beer and great times, with close family and friends. Each of us has a great appreciation for individualism, respect for hard work and earning our ability to give back to the communities we live in. We opened our doors for commercial operation in August of 2013 and work each day to Leave Our Mark on the craft brew industry and Charlottesville, VA by making great beer and collaborating with all lovers of the craft beer industry. We hope that you will join us and Leave Your Mark, too. Three Notch’d has additional locations in Roanoke, VA, Harrisonburg, VA and Richmond, VA and distributes product throughout the entire State of Virginia. More information can be found at the link below!

Great Outdoor Provisions Company

Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1125 Emmet St N, Charlottesville VA 22903

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is committed to personalized retail. Come in our shop and try on, get fitted, compare and contrast, touch and feel our product and interact with staff who know and go outdoors.

Our experienced staff can help you get where you are going, outfit you for comfort, safety, and help you engage in sport outdoors.

Virginia Tourism Corporation

The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s mission is to expand domestic and international in-bound travel and motion picture production to generate revenue and employment in Virginia.

Sugarshack Media

Sugarshack is a multimedia company that creates digital content for brands, bands, & events. We are the creators of the Sugarshack Music Channel, a YouTube channel with more than 105K subscribers & 45M views to date. Featuring intimate live acoustic performances as well as live concert videos & documentary films.

Platinum Sponsors

C’ville Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years. C-VILLE Weekly reaches 60,000+ readers with 23,000 weekly copies and a website that averages over 10,000 unique visitors per week. Readers of C-VILLE look to us for clear, magazine-quality writing, the best arts coverage in town, comprehensive food and entertainment listings and sharp design. We’re a thoughtful, considerate, and accurate voice in the community.

Filament Productions

Filament Productions is a video production company based in Charlottesville, Virginia, that specializes in supporting major touring acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Dead & Company, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, and more.


WNRN is an independent nonprofit music source and radio station based in Charlottesville.

WNRN’s mission is to strengthen communities through music, art and education.

WNRN is not affiliated with any university or governing institution. More than 80% of WNRN’s operating budget comes from listener and underwriting support.

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

In addition to providing a wealth of information on the area to individual visitors, the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) assists tour operators, meeting planners, weddings, reunions and other groups to find attractions, restaurants, hotels, and other visitor related businesses. Its mission is “to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets.”

Virginia Hop on Tours

Virginia Hop On Tours is a highly rated, quality, and affordable transportation company based out of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Our comfortable and clean 14 passenger buses allow us to provide, both private transportation as well as our public, signature and namesake, Hop On Tours.  Formed in 2016, Cville Hop On Tours has transformed the way locals and visitors alike explore the Central Virginia Craft Beverage Destinations.  We give you the option to choose your destinations so if you prefer wineries or breweries, we’ve got you covered.  Explore our options below to find the best priced tours in town.

Gold Sponsors

Waterbird Spirits

Waterbird Spirits was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. Waterbird makes canned cocktails using premium distilled spirits canned right on the downtown mall. After launching recently with their Moscow Mule and Vodka Soda & Lime, Waterbird aims to create a new drinking experience for spirits connoisseurs and adventurers alike. The Vodka, Soda & Lime and the Moscow Mule are made with Waterbird’s premium potato vodka distilled using American grown potatoes. Wet Your Beak with Waterbird canned cocktails!

Blue Ridge Graphics

Blue Ridge Graphics: From the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains since 1979, we love the area so much we named ourselves after it. We’ve been busy screen-printing for over 38 years, so we’re basically t-shirt masters. Great customer service and amazing quality are our highest priorities, and we think good service shouldn’t come with a high price tag. We take great pride in being more than just a t-shirt shop. We work with almost every kind of graphic designing imaginable. We embroider! We do stickers! We do hats!

Big Pippin Hard Cider

Big Pippin packs a big punch, made from hand-pressed, all-American apples. Big Pippin. Big Adventure.

Common House

From educational speakers, to art galleries, to live music; Common House is a space designed for starting and building relationships. Bring your friends to curated programs and family-style dining or connect other members at regular social events.

Blue Ridge Outdoors

For more than 23 years, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Distributed every month from Baltimore to Atlanta, Blue Ridge Outdoors features the best destinations for outdoor adventure. Award-winning writers provide insights into the issues, trends, music, and gear. Top photographers provide breathtaking images of the Blue Ridge. Our celebrated Festival Guide and Best of the Outdoors Awards highlight leading regional personalities and grassroots gatherings.

Bold Rock Hard Cider

1020 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958

The story of Bold Rock Hard Cider starts with an unlikely partnership between two guys from different sides of the world. These two salt-of-the-earth characters – one a southern gentlemen, the other an affable bloke – founded Bold Rock in June of 2012 and since that time it has become the nation’s largest independently-owned cider company. Bold Rock knows that bringing joy to people is what matters. We bring employees, customers, retailers, and distributors together engaging them in a way that makes them feel they are significant and a part of something that matters. Be Bold. Tread Lightly. Make it Happen.

North American Sake Brewery

522 2nd St SE Charlottesville VA, 22902

The North American Sake Brewery was officially founded in 2016 by Jeremy Goldstein and Andrew Centofante.

A few years later on August 25th, 2018, the North American Sake Brewery would have its grand opening at their current space in the IX Art Park. Andrew continues his passion for sake as the Head Brewer, while Jeremy takes the leadership role on the business end. Together, they continue to spread the gospel of great craft sake, and look forward to many years of pushing the boundaries of their industry.

The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our  warm, family-friendly environment is a place where inspiration happens: we host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Our talented instructors, each professional musicians themselves, offer lessons and group classes in a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, old time, gospel, acoustic blues, and folk. We are dedicated to educating and experiencing traditional, roots, and folk music and dance.

Viva Terra

VivaTerra is a retailer with a heart and a vision for both globally-inspired modern design and goods created with sustainability and integrity in mind. We value the expertise and talent of artisans around the world, and the craftsmanship exhibited in their work. We strive to share this contemporary, artisan-crafted aesthetic with our consumers through unique and earth-friendly goods.

Skyline Tent Company

For the past fifteen years Skyline Tent Company has built an award-winning reputation as the leading provider for specialty tenting and large flooring projects throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Skyline offers an extensive inventory of Navitrac, Frame, Century Pole, Losberger Structure, Sailcloth tents; custom lighting; and the largest inventory of Biljax TF2100 engineered flooring in the special events industry.

Local Sponsors

Hubbard Peanut Company

Prior to Dot and HJ Hubbard cooking peanuts in Sedley, Virginia, no one knew how good a peanut could taste.  In 1954, Dot began hand picking the largest peanuts out of her father’s farm and cooking them in a unique way.  She is credited with creating the gourmet peanut industry, and is known as the pioneer of “blister fried” cooking.  Today, after 65 years,  Hubs are still home cooked under the watchful eyes of the Hubbard family.  Hubs are the best…pure and simple. Follow Hubs on Instagram at @hubspeanuts.

Silverback Distillery

Silverback Distillery is the only mother-daughter distilling duo in the nation crafting high quality, award-winning spirits.  

From the refreshing, citrus-forward Strange Monkey Gin to real honey-liqueur infused Blackback Rye Whiskey to the “ultimate butterscotch bomb” Blackback Bourbon, Silverback Distillery strives to produce distinct, flavorful spirits from a unique mix of local grains, mountain water and good ol’ American craft(woman)ship.

IX Art Park

522 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Imagine a walk-through, sculptural, mural-festooned Mecca that’s free and open for the public to wander, night and day. Welcome to the IX Art Park: a public, non-commercial, interactive space for spontaneous dreaming – for residents, visitors, families and solo acts.

Indulge your eyes, ears, mind, heart and soul. It’s all about possibility. And the power of collective creativity. The IX Art Park marks Charlottesville as a cultural magnet in Virginia, and will provide a new model for community building and the role of private entities in creating civic infrastructure.

Soundwave Consulting

Soundwave Consulting – comprehensive digital strategy design & execution.  Soundwave works with bands, record labels, festivals, concert promoters, and more to implement effective and efficient digital advertising & marketing campaigns.

Altamar Brands

We present a portfolio of high end spirits that consists only of compelling brand stories. We build brands that change perception. We invite you to reconsider what you think you know by delivering innovation and creativity on an unanticipated level. Our brands will surprise you, pleasantly.

They stand on 3 legs: production, distiller and home place. Production story is our priority above all others. The distillate has to be distinctive. It must prioritize the soul of what is distilled above the cost to distill it. Our brands are about flavor. When we present flavors that go on and on, we know we have found the soul of our harvest and we know you will too. Distillers who deliver soul and flavor swim against the tide. They are master storytellers. They live in places sticky with substance and terroir.

So sticky, in fact, that all we have to do is tell the truth about them.

With Cocktailing, Quality Bests Quantity.

Backpocket Provisions

Most all Bloody Mary mixes start with the same basic ingredient: tomato paste. That’s why they all seem to taste pretty much the same.

At Back Pocket, we believe that a great Bloody Mary starts with great tomato juice. We work with independent small farms all over Virginia and spend our summers pressing fresh, ripe tomatoes into the best Bloody Mary mixes anywhere. That’s what makes our mixes different.

Each of our flavors is complex enough for the pickiest bartender, in a mix that’s simple enough for anyone to use (even with a hangover). If you like a good Bloody, you’re going to love a Brilliant Bloody.

Sun Tribe Solar

Sun Tribe Solar is the fastest growing renewable energy company in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, Sun Tribe currently has over 100 projects completed or under development, and has over 75 full-time employees. Sun Tribe specializes in creating a brighter energy future through long-lasting partnerships built on a foundation of education, empowerment, and innovation — helping utilities, leading private sector companies, governments, and school systems meet their energy needs and transition to a 21st century energy economy.

Generation 180

Generation180 is a non-profit working to inspire, empower, and equip everyday people to take action on clean energy. We’re reframing the narrative around energy and equipping people to take effective, meaningful action in their homes and communities.

Three Ridges Consulting

We take care of your technology needs, so you can take care of business.

With Managed Services from TRC taking care of your technology 24/7, you can put your focus where it belongs – on your business.