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TRAX picture.gif
Type Nightclub
Founded 1982
Dissolved 2000
Key people Coran Capshaw

Trax, located off West Main Street and named for its proximity to the railroad tracks,[1] was a Charlottesville nightclub made famous for being one of the early venues to host the Dave Matthews Band.[2] Opened in 1982, it was purchased by Michael Duchesneau in 2001 and reopened under a different name.[3] Trax was again purchased on July 1, 2002 by the University of Virginia for $1.2 million, and ultimately demolished to make way for the University of Virginia Medical Center.[4]


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′53″N 78°29′46″E / 38.031444°N -78.496222°W / 38.031444; --78.496222


  1. Web. Venues in the Mid-Atlantic, Left Off the Dial, retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. Web. UVa to demolish Trax, Max, Waldo Jaquith,, 30 January 2002, retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. Jaquith, Waldo. "Trax to Close, Reopen Under New Name at." 11 July 2001. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. <>
  4. Web. Raising Trax: House of Dave begins its tumble, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 26 December 2002, retrieved 31 July 2012.

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