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The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5006
+1 434-977-5590
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21 Sep 2017
“Great show venue”
26 Jan 2018
“Terrific Music Hall”
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103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5006
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

The Southern is one of my favorite places for live music. Over the years I’ve enjoyed shows from a wide variety of artists there. The room is small, so even if you’re sitting in the back you won’t be too far from the stage. I...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is a older building that has been reconfigured to have a small cafe style restaurant with an attached concert venue. The venue is advertised as accommodating 300 people, that would be stand up and rather crowded in my opinion. On the night that we...More

1  Thank Larry_English
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This was really one of my favorite places to go out with my boyfriend for the night when he lived there. The show-room area is really cozy and felt really personal to watch a nice live music performance or an open mic comedy gig. The...More

Thank Kelsi T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Southern seems to be geared to young people.Not enough acoustic acts like Gravity Lounge used to get. They got nationally known acoustic acts. When I have been to the Southern, it's too crowded and I haven't gotten a seat. They pack it full. The...More

Thank Florencia49
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to the Southern Cafe and Music Hall this past weekend to see Sawyer Fredericks, a previous winner of "The Voice." It was a fast one hour drive from Glen Allen to Charlottesville and parking was conveniently located in a deck across the street from...More

1  Thank Martina C
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We went to the Southern to see a comedian and while he was average, the food I ordered was surprisingly delicious. Believe it or not, I ordered a tomato basil soup that was on the menu (which I thought was odd for the type of...More

1  Thank Jwgemini25
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Charlottesville, VA and were looking for something to do. An Internet search turned up a musical performance by Lloyd Cole at The Southern. The price was right, so we bought tix online. They offered a...More

1  Thank renner620
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I saw the Dum Dum Girls here, and really enjoyed the venue. Great sound! I'm not kidding, I was amazed at how clean and clear it was, considering you are in a concrete room, that's remarkable. It's a small place, the stage is only about...More

2  Thank Rahaal
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We heard a wonderful folk-and-blues concert at The Southern last night, but it seems only fair to warn concert-goers of a new policy at this venue. People who have concert tickets and buy food before the concert now may go into the music hall and...More

2  Thank A_Saunterer
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The Southern is a great small music venue, with an eclectic variety of musical acts- local to national. And the restaurant is surprisingly good. Beer selection is OK, but no drafts. As a venue, it is recommended, but check the lineup on a given night.

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Response from Martina C | Reviewed this property |
So sorry to not see your question in time to be helpful, travelling in New Hampshire/Maine and have not been "on-line" as often as normal. I hope if you attended the show you were able to get seats. Dining area and... More
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5006
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-5590
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