UVA’s Bicentennial Launch Weekend will provide a unique opportunity for members of the UVA community to gather to commemorate the University’s first 200 years, envision the next 200 and celebrate UVA.
In partnership with UVA Arts, a multimedia celebration of the University with awe-inspiring projection mapping, performances featuring student, faculty and alumni from UVA and special guests Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr., and the Goo Goo Dolls. This event is on the Lawn. The rain site will be at John Paul Jones Arena. Tickets are free. There is a limit of two tickets per purchase. Tickets will be available starting Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 am EST.
Any remaining tickets can be picked up today at the JPJ Box Office (295 Masse Road) between 10am and 2:30pm. Any tickets remaining after 3pm will be distributed from the Information Tent in front of Minor Hall.
BackStory Live Tickets
In this live event, BackStory hosts Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly, and Joanne Freeman will take a topic and unpack its history in a lively debate, storytelling, and interview format on stage at the Paramount Theater. The show will weave together Jefferson's ideas of citizenship and the role education had with regards to citizenship in the eyes of the founders, particularly Jefferson. The University of Virginia is the embodiment of those views. The program will tackle how citizenship is defined both culturally and legally throughout the rest of the American history. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are free and will provide general admission seating. Get your tickets here.
Bicentennial “More than the Score” Pregame Lecture
Lifetime Learning, Office of Engagement in partnership with the Alumni Association invite distinguished Alan Taylor, Pulitzer prize-winning author, to present Thomas Jefferson’s Education. "More Than the Score" Pregame lecture is free, but registration is required. Seating is limited. Find information about this event here.
UVA vs. Duke ACC Home-Opener Football Game
ACC home-opener football game. Tickets for this event are available for a special discount. Purchase tickets here.
Zac Brown Band Concert
Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band perform at John Paul Jones arena. For more information on the Saturday night Zac Brown Band concert at John Paul Jones arena, visit johnpauljonesarena.com for tickets and details.