Calendar

Jun
19
Tue
HC Oakes at Music Box Lunch
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays from April 3rd, 2018, through August 31st, 2018, enjoy live lunchtime music in Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street. The concerts are from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Nate Davis at Brazwells Pub
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Montford Location!

Nathan Tate Davis was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He is known for his work with Eric Dolphy, Kenny Clarke, Ray Charles, Slide Hampton and Art Blakey

Live Music every Tuesday and Friday 6-9pm at Brazwells Pub, 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte, NC 28209

Persona Bell at Brazwells Pub
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballantyne Location!
Professional, creative and extremely talented, Persona Bell provides the perfect entertainment for corporate events, weddings and festivals. As a solo artist she will play music to start the evening out slowly and dance music later to get the party going! They have covered small intimate dinners to large dance parties for up to four hours. She demonstrates her impressive musicianship by performing a large range music ranging from Prince, Aretha Franklin, Journey to Whitney Houston, Jimi Hendrix and Maroon 5. Persona will play classical for your wedding and play and sing your favorite Alicia Keys song for your anniversary party! Persona is very versatile and accommodating for every event. She knows how to keep the audience engaged and provides the perfect songs for every occasion!
 

Live Music every Tuesday and Friday 6-9pm at Brazwells Pub, 11318 North Community House Rd Charlotte, NC 28277

Ray Lamontagne With Very Special Guest Neko Case
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Show 7:30pm. Doors TBD. This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

VIP Packages Presale : Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

VIP Packages Public Onsale : Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Artist Presale : Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

RCA Records Album Preorder Presale : Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Debt Neglector w/ Aloha Broha & more
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:00 am

Debt Neglector (members of New Mexican Disaster Squad & No Friends)
and Queen City dab-core/punk trio Aloha Broha
with special guests to be announced soon

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1695182

@ The Milestone Club (est. 1969)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road (between Karendale & Glenwood)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

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Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hobo Johnson is the stage name of American rapper Frank Lopes. He is the vocalist and frontman of Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers. Lopes is half Azorean Portuguese and a quarter Mexican and Native American.

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 7pm & Show Begins At 8pm!

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Mon, 7 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Mon, 7 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Mon, 7 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

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ASG w/ Beitthemeans & Lo-Pan
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
ASG: Heaving Rock
Beitthemeans: Just when you thought Southern rock was said and done, along comes Beitthemeans, swaggering out from a dark shed somewhere deep in the pines of Sylacauga, Alabama. The name is fitting for a power trio that is all about boot straps, whether it’s pulling them up or using them to beat their way out of a smoldering genre that could benefit from a whipping or two. With swelling riffs, bluesy throwbacks and a lead singer with a screech that must be part owl, BITM certainly cracks the whip on Southern rock.
Lo-Pan: We formed. We play. The End.
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Knocturnal
Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:00 am
A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.
Knocturnal: A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.
Logic
Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. … Logic released his fifth mixtape, Bobby Tarantino, in 2016. Logic’s third studio album Everybody (2017) was his first to debut at number one in the U.S on the billboard 200.

Show 7:00pm. Doors TBD. Parking gates open TBD. This is an outdoor venue with portions of the reserved seats under cover. The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. Children under 2 are free as long as they don’t take up a seat. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at 11:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ticketmaster Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/713939558945966/

DJ Steel Wheel
Jun 19 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
DJ Steel Wheel brings the heat from dub to dancehall to our back patio every Tuesday, 11 pm-2 am
DJ Steel Wheel: Charlotte DJ with SuCasa, AfroPop!, Breakin’ Convention, and Rhythmic Soul Dance Company affiliation
Jun
20
Wed
Ellie Morgan at Caswell Station
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ballantyne Location!

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ellie grew up loving to sing in choir and to listen to her father play guitar. Ellie began performing solos in her elementary school choirs at a young age, and fell in love with learning to play guitar at the age of 10. After taking years of lessons and continuing to sing in choir and school musicals, Ellie decided to combine her two talents into one passion for performing. 

366 N Caswell Rd, Charlotte, NC 28204

The Tams at Party in the Park
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Party in the Park is a weekly concert series that makes Romare Bearden Park THE place to be on Wednesday nights! Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or a blanket and come enjoy the music and friendly ambiance of the park. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site.

Our performer for June 20 is The Tams. They have been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, and while their music has historically been considered beach music, it can also be classified as a mixture of smooth soul and R&B.

This event is FREE.

You can view the full lineup for the 2018 Party in the Park concert series here: https://meck.co/2qs7XkD

https://www.facebook.com/events/1982262095424637/

Outlaw Music Festival
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This traveling festival and stellar lineup of music stars (varies per location) includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid.

Doors open at 6PM

Lineup:
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Jamey Johnson
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Please note – all set times subject to change without notice.

This is an outdoor venue with portions of the reserved seats under cover. The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. Children under 2 are free as long as they don’t take up a seat. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

https://www.facebook.com/events/1862972407086246/

Matone at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

Charlotte, NC based band that plays a mix of originals & covers. Fusion of Classic Rock, funk, jazz, Folk, Americana, Reggae & Cultural Jam.

Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

Ancalagon w/ Vesterian, Valle Crucis & Rites to Sedition
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

Ancalagon
and Vesterian
with special guests Valle Crucis
and Rites to Sedition

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1695130

@ The Milestone Club (est. 1969)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road (between Karendale & Glenwood)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

WWW.THEMILESTONECLUB.COM
WWW.THEMILESTONECLUB.TUMBLR.COM
WWW.TWITTER.COM/MILESTONECLUB
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WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEMILESTONECLUB
for booking e-mail WYLEYBUCKBOOKING@GMAIL.COM

https://www.facebook.com/events/407903703009655/

RUSS: I SEE YOU TOUR PART 1
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Show 8pm. Doors 7pm. This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1869441799754325/

Open Mic Night at The Comet Grill
Jun 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Open Mic Night at Comet Grill! This FREE event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Come out and JAM for the night! 
Pluto for Planet at RiRa
Jun 20 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

We love these guys for their versatility whether it’s a laid-back acoustic session on a Wednesday or an all-out party on the weekend these guys never disappoint.

 
Jun
21
Thu
Make Music Day at 7th Street Public Market
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Melodic Minors is partnering with Charlotte City Center Partners to begin Charlotte’s own local chapter of the national festival, Make Music Day! Join Melodic Minors on June 21 at 7th Street Public Market all day for performances of all different styles and instruments.

Here’s the schedule:

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Matthew Marcus
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.: Woodwind Chamber (Daniel Haller, Ellie Rasmussen, Gabija Zilinskaite)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: String Quartet (Andrew DeWeese, Daniel Chabeda, Gabija Zilinskaite, Drew Dansby)
12:30 pm. to 1:30 p.m.: Jazz Piano and Violin (Holland Majors, Lois Majors)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Sound Syndicate (Nailyah Gardener, Rixey Terry, Justin Hardy, JP Simpson, Greg Rubidge, Christoph Brown, Savr Hill, Alex Macri, Harrison Joyner)
130 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Jazz Vocal/Guitar (Aron Stornaiuolo)
2 pm. to 4 p.m.: Chamber/Solo Music (Andrew DeWeese, Drew Dansby, and Veronica Leahy)
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Trumpet Duets (William Kressner, Jasmine Leahy)
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Alex Lapuente
5 p.m. to 5:30 pm.: Vocal with Piano (Arella Flur, Veronica Leahy)
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Duets (Nate Lambert and Ruth Shumway)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Jazz Band (Grayson Boatright, Matt Gales, Veronica Leahy, Lovell Bradford, and Ariel Mejia)
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Fiddle Band (Ruth Shumway, Mary Shumway, Dave Shumway, John Renwich, Eric Svenson)
7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Vocals & Ukelele (Griffin Knock)

42- Tribute to Coldplay at Alive After Five
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The best after work party, Alive After Five presents…

Snap is starting off the night this Thursday May, 17th! Following is Appetite for Destruction is the ultimate tribute to Guns n’ Roses!

The best after work party, Alive After Five, has been going for 18 YEARS STRONG! We’re back this year with more live music! Bands will be starting right at 5pm so be sure not to be too fashionably late! That’s right we said BANDS, this year we will be having two bands every Thursday so the live music never stops all night long! Don’t even get us started on our new craft beer line up, we weren’t lying when we said better than ever!
With Epicentre’s prominent uptown location, whether you are walking, using many of the convenient parking options or hoping the city light rail you can access Charlotte’s #1 weekly event. Come enjoy the best crowd, entertainment, and nightlife that Charlotte has to offer in 2018.

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Official after-parties will be held at Rooftop 210, Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, and StrikeCity.

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Jarekus Singleton at The Music Yard
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

he Music Yard presents The Jarekus Singleton Band Thursday, June 21 with opening act The Holdouts. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/door.

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own.

He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent.

“A great, new blues talent…young, original, soulful and intense…superb, blistering guitar” –BLUES & RHYTHM

“Jarekus Singleton is making some serious blues noise…blending modern-day blues and emotionally intense soul with melodic, hot-toned lead guitar, funk-seasoned rhythms and hip-hop flavored lyrics” –LIVING BLUES

‘Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent.’ – USA TODAY

Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte ( 4th street and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Chima also offers live music every Thursday at the bar & Lounge from 6 to 9. 

Lovell Bradford at Eddie V’s
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

I’m a Charlotte based pianist who grew up and received my first musical influences in the Chicago area. Growing up playing in the church, I have gospel roots that still show in my performances on piano. I studied at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and began my professional career in the Columbus, Ohio jazz scene. I’ve been lucky enough to have shared the stage with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Wes Anderson, and many others. I continue to perform in the Jazz Room Series in Charlotte, an initiative sponsored by the Jazz Arts Initiative and for which the JAI has received a $30,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. My arrangements for and performances with the Lumzy Family in Charlotte are recorded in their CDs, including Satisfied and Live in Charlotte. My most recent musical configuration, The Lovell Bradford Trio, can be heard frequently on the jazz scene in Charlotte, NC. In addition, I am currently Minister of Music at Charlotte’s Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and teach jazz piano at Davidson College.

The Sheepdogs
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE SHEEPDOGS – CHANGING COLOURS
Ewan Currie – vocals, songs, guitars, clarinet, drums
Ryan Gullen – bass, backing vocals
Sam Corbett – drums, backing vocals
Shamus Currie – keyboards, trombone
Jimmy Bowskill – guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel

For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn’t initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement.
Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic.

“We identify strongly with rock ‘n roll, but there’s definitely some branching out,” says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs’ singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional – and yes, you’re reading this correctly – clarinetist. “The sounds we use on this – there’s more keyboards featuring Shamus and more stringed instruments. It’s still rock ‘n roll but there are more colours.”
It’s also great, passionate music born out of spontaneity: first resonating in the 17-song album’s euphoric opener “Nobody” and continuing to flavour such invigorating numbers as the electrifying “Saturday Night” and the driving “I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be,” the record’s infectious first single.

But The Sheepdogs haven’t only stretched their sonic palate: they’ve also expanded stylistically, tastefully embracing other genres as well.
There’s the country-lite feel of “Let It Roll,” the Stax-soul aura of the mid-tempo anthem “I Ain’t Cool” that features trombone — and the resplendent Latin-rock vibe that fuels “The Big Nowhere.”
This is what occurs when The Sheepdogs are left to their own devices: 
when the band completed its global responsibilities in promoting its fifth album, 2015’s Future Nostalgia, the band took a busman’s holiday, renting Toronto’s Taurus Studio and hiring its owner, Thomas D’Arcy, to engineer and co-produce whatever emerged from their creative loins. 

Yarn at River Jam
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Downtown Abby and the Echoes at Jack Beagles
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mixing a passion for soul of the sixties and seventies with rock and modern influences, DownTown Abby & The Echoes epitomizes the role of the current musician: to preserve the best of the past and embrace constant evolution.

Downtown Abby and the Echoes at Jack Beagles
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DTA & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting. DTA & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting.
Pax Imperium at Queen Park Social
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Pax Imperium is a Progressive Jam band with strong influences of fusion, trance, jazz and instrumental rock! We’re all looking for to the Queen Park Social. Show is FREE!

 

American Aquarium
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands.

BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America––and him.
“I moved to the big city to go to college and fell in love with music,” BJ says. “But half the songs on our record are about small towns––little pieces of my childhood. I’ve had moments where it turns out a piece of broken English my father repeated twice a week is the most accurate way to say something. So I put it in a song.”

American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling––always deeply personal but also instantly relatable––the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.
“In my early 20s, I was not as hopeful,” BJ says. “Now, as I’m getting ready to become a father, I think I have to be hopeful––especially with the situation our country is in now. For her sake, I have to be positive.” He pauses. “Her” is his daughter, due in the spring of 2018. BJ adds, “Being self-aware has always been a blessing and a curse. But that’s what’s always made my songwriting relatable to people. I don’t hold back. I’m almost too honest.”

BJ’s candor has fueled American Aquarium’s runaway appeal, visible most clearly in consistently sold-out shows across the country and throughout Europe – between 200 and 250 dates a year. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. In 2017, every American Aquarium member save BJ quit the group. American Aquarium has featured about 30 players since BJ founded the outfit in 2006, and while each member has left indelible marks, the band has always been anchored by the literary songs and sometimes roaring, sometimes whispering, drawl of BJ Barham. BJ’s personal life also underwent seismic shifts: He got sober.
He got married. Soon, he’ll be a dad.

Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. “As an artist, your goal is for the newest thing you do to be better than the last. You’re slowly whittling away the bullshit to try and get to the truth,” BJ says. “With this album, I learned how to cut some of that fat so that it’s just truth. It’s our best record.”

Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy- nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. Brazen album opener “The World is on Fire” is a richly layered rock-and-roll anthem that documents BJ and his wife’s stunned reaction to the last presidential election. Emotional and conversational, the song taps into widespread feelings of confusion and fear: “She said, ‘What are we going to do? What’s this world coming to?’ For the first time in my whole life, I stood there speechless.” But what begins as despair builds into defiant faith, as BJ growls a call to action to cap off one of his favorite songs he’s ever written. “I’m complaining about the state of things, and then the third verse almost serves as a challenge to myself: hey, you’re in charge of another human being. You can create change,” he says.

Driving rock-and-roller “Crooked + Straight” explores the small-town consequences of questioning religion, and the tightness of family in the face of one member’s rejection. His father’s advice anchors the song. “I come from a blue-collar family. I’m the only one who didn’t go into farming. I learned if you want something, you have to go out and take it. You can’t expect anything from anybody,” BJ says. “You can only go out there and work harder. My dad always said you can outwork anybody else.” Love for hard work and the people who carry it out appears repeatedly throughout Things Change. Guitar-heavy “Tough Folks” is a snarling ode to those with dirt under their fingernails, while bass- and pedal-steel-infused “Work Conquers All” spins a tale in praise and pursuit of Oklahoma’s state motto.
The album’s love songs are the kind of achingly beautiful that only comes with maturity and a willingness to expose one’s own flaws. Haunting “Shadows of You” recalls a lover’s flight as the protagonist longs for what he let get away. Gorgeous “Till the Final Curtain Falls” celebrates loyalty and pledges endless devotion. The moving title track takes an often doleful topic–– people’s tendency to change––and turns it on its head, tracing BJ’s personal growth and recognizing his now-wife’s steadfast love.

BJ’s other two favorite tracks are album standouts. Moving “When We Were Younger Men” addresses the break-up of American Aquarium head on. As BJ professes love for his former bandmates over stripped down acoustic guitar, his voice is honeyed and deep. “It’s an open letter to five guys who I spent eight years of my life with seeing the entire world,” BJ says. “I think anyone who has ever had to walk away from a friendship or has had somebody walk away from them will relate to the song.” Stunner “One Day at a Time” is self-perceptive and vulnerable, detailing BJ’s battles with himself. Even within his career full of well-written gems, the song is a towering accomplishment.

“At the end of the day, if you’re not writing songs to affect other people’s lives, you’re in it for the wrong reasons,” BJ says, reflecting on the new album, where he’s been, and where American Aquarium is headed. “Money may come and go. You may never get fame. But if you sit down and write songs to affect people, you can do it your whole life and be happy.”
www.americanaquarium.com

TBA
Start Time: 8:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/1675135425868546/

Chuck Johnson Duo at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Matthews Location!

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, minimalism and soundtrack composition. Recordings of his work have been published by VDSQ, Trouble in Mind, Scissor Tail, Merge, and Three Lobed, among others.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

Queen City Guard at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Matthews Location!

A community of artists seasoned in the Gospel, R&B and Funk scenes across the country, led by the inspiring and dynamic vocal stylings of Blanche J-this is The Queen’s Guard. Playing together for years in various contexts, the members formally branded themselves as The Queen’s Guard in early 2016, debuting to a deafening, sold out audience at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC. While members of the community have worked with and been featured alongside influential artists such as George Clinton, Anthony Hamilton, Roy Ayers, Kirk Franklin and Chantae Cann, the musical rhapsody of their debut propelled them to emerge beyond the local music scene. Welcome to the Queen’s court, we hope you enjoy yourselves.
SUNNDRUG (EX-SPITFIRE/MAE) W/ DARK PROPHET TONGUELESS MONK, MIDDLEASIA & MORE
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
$7 IN ADVANCE (BUY TICKETS HERE) / $7 DAY OF SHOW (+$2 SURCHARGE FOR UNDER 21 COLLECTED AT THE DOOR)
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Jim Garrett Trio at The Comet Grill
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

JIM GARRETT has been performing music for over 50 years. He has a diverse background by playing in various country, rock, hard rock, and bluegrass bands, as well as studio work.

Le Bang
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Before there was light, there was sound. Come writhe and wriggle as proto-rhythmic psycho-active jams swirl about and merge with each and every molecule in your body. Tune in, turn on, expand infinitely.

Every Thursday, resident DJ, Buckmaster, fills the void with a rotating cast of DJs and performers from the neighborhood and around the world for activated brains to explore.

 
 
Falconheart at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Falconheart bringing back the summer vibe with at The Gin Mill. Come ready to jam! 

Wicked Powers at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Wicked Powers is an Acoustic duo from Charlotte, North Carolina. We have been playing professionally for over 8 years in different groups such as jazz big bands, Rock Quintets, and funk trios. We incorperate the use of percussion and the harmonica into our show, which we’ve been told gives us a very unique sound for an acoustic duo. We play a wide variety of cover songs, and have been known to bust out very obscure songs such as bel biv devoe’s ‘poison’. We are both songwriters and though we play an majority of cover songs, we still find room to slip our originals in.
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Bradford Ray Bailey at Music Box Lunch
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays from April 3rd, 2018, through August 31st, 2018, enjoy live lunchtime music in Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street. The concerts are from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Matt Stratford at Picnic in the Park
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Picnic in the Park is one of our summer concert series that features a musician in Fourth Ward Park every Sunday!

Our first performer for this year’s Picnic in the Park series is Matt Stratford. Come watch and listen for FREE, and be sure to pack a picnic to get the most out of your experience.

If you can’t make this performance, Matt Stratford will return to Fourth Ward Park on July 22.

https://www.facebook.com/events/844638339057865/

Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Piedmont Social House
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Ellie Morgan at Brazwells Pub
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Montford Location!

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ellie grew up loving to sing in choir and to listen to her father play guitar. Ellie began performing solos in her elementary school choirs at a young age, and fell in love with learning to play guitar at the age of 10. After taking years of lessons and continuing to sing in choir and school musicals, Ellie decided to combine her two talents into one passion for performing. 

Live Music every Tuesday and Friday 6-9pm at Brazwells Pub, 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte, NC 28209

Nate Randall at Growler USA
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Just when you think great guitar music is on its way out, there’s always a track or two that keep you holding onto the thin threads that represent today’s indie-rock scene. Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus” is a solid reason to clutch hold of the great roots of guitar music, and to keep fighting for it to stay alive.’

Paw Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new live stage show, which follows the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure, will visit Ovens Auditorium June 22-24, 2018. Tickets for all six performances are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” which is currently touring through 2018. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure. The performance is interactive, engaging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

Chuck & Charlyhorse at Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series offers free concerts on Fridays and Saturdays through August, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., off Ardrey Kell and Rea Road, at Village Green in Blakeney. There are a couple other holiday events as well in the mix. These free family-friendly concerts will be at the Fountain between Brixx and Encore. Here’s a list of the upcoming shows, through the end of June.

Jazz Student Competition Night at Sounds on the Square
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night of jazz selections performed by the talented students who take part in our Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition!

This FREE event will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather. Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair!

https://www.facebook.com/events/166682920665728/

Jettison 5 Duo at Caswell Station
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jettison Five was created out of a 7 piece variety band. Dan Warren (vocals/guitar) and Jason Fava (guitar/vocals) wanted a simpler laid back gig where they could engage with the crowd and just have fun. Since they are a two man acoustic duo they…jettisoned (did without) five of the members so that is how they got their name. Jettison Five performs anything from Dave Matthews, John Mayer to Pearl Jam, STP to Lynrd Skynrd, John Cougar to Garth Brook, Zac Brown Band and even Marvin Gaye, Wild Cherry.
 
Laney Jones & The Spirits at River Jam
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Lisa De Novo at Petra’s
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lisa began singing and songwriting at a very young age. By age 10, she had 3 albums handwritten in journals. She started performing at community outreaches through music, drama, and dance, then branched out to open mics and solo gigs. “I’ve been in love with music for as long as I can remember. I tried out different career paths, but the only thing that felt right for me was music. Music is a powerful thing. It allows you to get things off your chest while connecting with others on a very deep level.”

 

Lisa’s influences include Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Foster the People, Lights, Ed Sheran, Above and Beyond, Odesza, and Coldplay. In October 2016, she released her first solo EP the Stars Align – now available on itunes and spotify. She has done several electronic dance music collaborations with DJ’s all over the world. The songs have more than 300,000 hits on youtube. 

 

The alternative pop/rock band – Lisa De Novo Band – is made up of singer-songwriter Lisa De Novo, lead guitarist Zach Willard, bass player Michael Lanigan, and drummer Mitch Moore. “We’ve officially been a band since April 2017 after I asked the guys to join me at Shakedown Festival. We could tell after the first time we jammed together, that we instantly clicked. The guys heard my songs and added their own unique twists to them! My jaw dropped and I knew we had to make an album.”

The Big Bang marks Lisa De Novo’s first full-length studio album. “Recording was a very difficult process. There were so many setbacks like losing my voice from late night gigs and early morning studio sessions as well as struggling to make time to write and practice.” Lisa worked hard to complete the album with a packed schedule, working more than 60 hours a week. In order to fund the album, she taught music at two different preschools, worked a studio job, hosted open mic nights, played shows, and led worship at her church—with little or no time off. Despite the personal sacrifices and recording challenges, Lisa embraces the art form of the recording process at its core. “Guitar takes were the hardest because there are so many ways to strum a G chord! The harmonies were the most fun because I was able to experiment with new vocal sounds and sing notes I never knew I could sing.’

 

The Big Bang Album is a unique blend of pop, soul, and alternative rock. Combining Mitch’s metal drum background, Michael’s funk bass techniques, Zach’s progressive rock guitar style, with Lisa’s sweet yet soulful voice, the album evokes a truly organic sound. The album includes 7 full band songs, including “Not Giving Up,” “Cigarette Love Song,” and the crowd favorite “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” There are also 3 acoustic songs that feature different instruments giving the album an exciting dynamic vibe.

 

Please join them for the Big Bang CD release show on 5/5/18!

 

*A portion of the proceeds will go to Girls Rock Charlotte – a nonprofit organization that amplifies the confidence of ALL girls and women through the power of music. www.girlsrockclt.org

Lisa De Novo debuts first full length album The Big Bang on 5-5-18 at the Visulite Theater! Click here for tickets

 
 
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