57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony: Includes patriotic music by Charlottesville Municipal Band, 9 p.m., Monticello, (434) 984-9800, free. Parking available at Piedmont Virginia Community College; shuttle times must be reserved in advance at monticello.org/july4. Arrive by 8 a.m. to allow time for parking and security.
Thursday Evening Sunset Series with LockJaw from 3-6 p.m. and John Marshall Mays Band from 6-9 p.m.: 6-8:30 p.m., Carter Mountain Orchard, (434) 293-9463, free.
Michael Elswick: 7 p.m., Fellini’s 9, (434) 979-4279, no cover.
Randy Johnston: 10 p.m., Fellini’s 9, (434) 979-4279, $5.
Gallatin Canyon for Tailgate Thursday: 6-9 p.m., Stinson Vineyards, (434) 823-7300, no cover. Children and leashed dogs welcome. Picnics welcome. Bring food to grill. Inclement weather may cancel event.