Calendar

Jul
7
Sat
Shrek The Musical
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Lisa De Novo at Growler USA
Jul 7 @ 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

 
 
Matt Walsh Band at Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series
Jul 7 @ 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.

Stella Rising at StoneCrest Summer Concert Series
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series takes place every Friday and Saturday from April 6, 2018, through September 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stonecrest Shopping Center, Piper Glen Estates 7900 Rea Rd Charlotte, North Carolina 28277.

This is a free concert series. If a concert has to be cancelled because of weather, it may affect the band schedule.

Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss a beat as we roll into our FREE Summer Concert Series here at The Music Yard! One of Charlotte’s newest live music venues- and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. We have loved introducing you to our favorite bands this spring and can’t wait to perk up your eardrums with more amazing music this summer! These events are rain or shine.

 

WHEN: Saturdays in June and July from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop. 2433 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC.

TICKETS: The Saturday events are free, however, to manage attendance, registration is required. For Thursday, June 21, tickets are $10. Tickets can be found here: musicyardclt.com

LINE UP:

6/2 – THE SNOZZBERRIES (Asheville, N.C.) Psychedelia, funk and fusion
6/9 – GROOVE FETISH (Wilmington, N.C.) Rock, fusion, funk and progressive
6/16 – AFRICA UNPLUGGED (Greensboro, N.C.) Funky, soulful blues and dance music
6/21 – JAREKUS SINGLETON (Clinton, M.S.) Blues *$10 ticket

6/23 – WINSTON RAMBLE (Birmingham, A.L.) Folk-rock

6/30 – CARLY BURRUSS BAND (Atlanta, G.A.) Old-school country

7/7 – EMMA’S LOUNGE (Asheville, N.C.) Space age folk wave

7/14 – JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND (Evansville, T.N.) Country

7/21 – THE NATIONAL RESERVE (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Rock & roll

7/28 – THE NEW FAMILIARS (Charlotte, N.C.) American rock & roll

Sisters in Song
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

4 top female jazz vocalists will pay tribute to legendary R&B/Jazz greats during the “Sisters in Song: Saluting Music’s Greatest Divas”

The event features vocalist Dionne Farris, Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter and Rhonda Thomas.

Through song, they will honor R&B and Jazz icons Phyliss Hyman, Anita Baker, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.

 
 
Hickory Tavern Providence’s Summer Music Series!
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Line Up:

6/30: Matt Tucker

7/7: Early Ray

7/14: Coconut Groove Band

7/21: Uphonik

7/28: Revelwood Mission

8/4: Poundcake

8/11: Lipstick on a Pig

8/18: Early Ray

8/25: Kids in America

9/1: Coconut Groove Band

Blue Monday
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:00 am

Charlotte’s favorite party band is back with their amazing songs from the 80’s & 90’s!

Jul
8
Sun
Bone Snugs-N-Harmony
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 12:00 am

Bryan Pierce hosts a weekly karaoke party to rock your face off & squeeze that last little bit of awesome out of the weekend!! Putting it down in the heart of your favorite hood! YES, it kicks off at 6pm so you early to bed types still have room on the clock for rock before the Sandman enters!!!

Darrell Scott
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master.

Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone. ‘It’s not surprising that Scott wrote nine of the 14 songs on his own new album, “Couchville Sessions,” and less surprising that he wrote three songs with the like-minded Americana artist Hayes Carll on Carll’s magnificent new disc, “Lovers and Leavers,”’ in addition to “1000 Things” from Sarah Jarosz’s award winning “Build Me Up From Bones” album.

What’s more surprising is that Scott came off of a year and a half of touring in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy with a co-write on R&B star Anthony Hamilton’s new recording, “Save Me,” the opening track on “What I’m Feelin.” Over the past two years Darrell has produced, co-written and performed on three songs from Zac Brown’s latest project “Heavy Is the Head,” in addition to producing Jonathan Edwards latest and Malcolm Holcombe’s upcoming 2017 release, “Pretty Little Troubles.” But these partnerships all makes sense: Although they hail from different genres, these artists are master craftsmen at fitting words to notes.

Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he’s taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 23 years in Nashville he spent the last year devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years.

Jeremy Davis at Picnic in the Park
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

If you can’t make this performance, Jeremy Davis will return to Fourth Ward Park on August 19.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2027184654269065/

Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Thomas St. Tavern
Jul 8 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 11:30 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

Jul
9
Mon
Chris Brown Presents
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age.

Sale Dates and Times:

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

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

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

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

VIP Package Presale : Wed, 28 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

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/170046113805977/

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Knocturnal
Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul
10
Tue
Letron Brantley at Music Box Lunch
Jul 10 @ 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.

Ludovico Einaudi: Essential Einaudi
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the early years of the 1990s, when Ludovico Einaudi had just begun writing in what we might consider his ‘signature’ style, he was asked to describe his new album ‘Stanze’ and responded in the following way: 

‘…it is the diary of a journey towards essentiality, with the objective of achieving the maximum expressive intensity using the minimum indispensable.’ 

Twenty years later that description not only holds true for his own music but describes a journey on which he has been joined by literally millions of listeners around the globe. 

Whether releasing chart-topping albums or selling out the largest concert halls, composing award winning film scores or topping audience polls, Ludovico Einaudi has achieved the most difficult of all artistic feats, to speak meaningfully to a huge audience in a way that each member finds uniquely and deeply personal. In doing so he has rendered traditional ideas of musical genre and audience divide obsolete and become not only one of the best known composers active in the world today but almost certainly the best loved too. 
 

Marsh In The Mainsail with Bless These Sounds Under The City
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A visceral experience. An eclectic mix of styles and genres the whole night long. 

Stellar Circuits, Sang Sarah, and Camori at Skykark Social Club
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Skylark Social Club is a Rock N’ Roll bar in the heart of Plaza Midwood.

Opened in January 2018 by musicians for music lovers.

Come shoot pool or darts and enjoy a cold beer or mixed drink.

We accept plastic but have an ATM for all your Jukebox selections!

A $1 lifetime membership will be required to get in, available at the door.

Daily drink specials every damn day!

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 10 @ 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. 

 

DJ Steel Wheel
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul
11
Wed
The Rick Strickland Band at Party in the Park
Jul 11 @ 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 July 11 is The Rick Strickland Band. This event is FREE.

The Rick Strickland Band has been a prominent fixture in the beach music market for many years. They have received multiple award nominations at the annual Carolina Beach Music Awards show, and in 2016 they received the award for Solo Album of the Year.

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/358381718001882/

Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jul 11 @ 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.

Erasure – World Be Gone Tour
Jul 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London in 1985 as part of the club scene. Their debut was single ‘Who Needs Love Like That’. 

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Album Pre-Order Presale : Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at 12:00 PM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/141628599847048/

Jul
12
Thu
We Got The Beat at Alive After Five
Jul 12 @ 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.

Follow us for possible VIP giveaways and more!
FB: @AliveAfterFiveCLT
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Official after-parties will be held at Rooftop 210, Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, and StrikeCity.

https://www.facebook.com/events/348553988885642/

Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Jul 12 @ 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. 

Thursdays Live
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Jimmy Eat World
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band formed in Mesa, Arizona in 1993. The band is composed of lead guitarist and lead vocalist Jim Adkins, drummer Zach Lind, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Tom Linton, and bassist Rick Burch

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 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

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Jimmy Eat World Presale : Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 09:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at 09:00 AM

The Fillmore Charlotte Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/169884950330262/

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town: The Bandwagon Tour
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American singer and songwriter. Outside her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

Show 7pm. 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 10:00 AM

Miranda Lambert Fan Club Presale : Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Little Big Town Fan Club Presale : Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM

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

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM

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 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1800893886871897/

Super Doppler at River Jam
Jul 12 @ 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. 

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 12 @ 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.

 

Le Bang
Jul 12 @ 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.

 
 
Nicole Atkins
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Nicole Atkins:
To borrow a phrase from heaven’s new poet laureate, Leonard Cohen, Nicole Atkins was “born with the gift of a golden voice.” But somewhere along the way she misplaced it. Goodnight Rhonda Lee is the story of Nicole finding her voice, and how, in doing so, she went a little crazy.

Great Art is born of struggle and Nicole was struggling. The problem was that she felt nothing. Her fans responded to her performances with the same fervor they always had, but Nicole felt nothing. Her new husband loved her and doted on her, but she felt nothing. She traced it back to her drinking and decided to try to learn to live without booze. But that first day of sobriety brought with it an unexpected additional test — Nicole’s dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. This Jersey girl, whose big voice was tethered to a big heart, and whose reaction to the mundane setbacks of everyday life had always been equally overblown, suddenly faced a real problem. “It toughened me up,” she says.

And the songs started to come. Little bursts of therapeutic creativity. Thorny feelings transubstantiated into melodies. Beginning with “Listen Up,” a wake-up call to a lucky girl who hadn’t realized how lucky she’d been, Nicole started to find her redemption in these songs. They rang true in a way no songs ever had before. They came from a deep, vulnerable place. If Nicole had been living an unexamined life, she wasn’t anymore.

She needed her newfound toughness though, as in the midst of all this turmoil, she prepared to move from her native Asbury Park to Nashville. Having spent more than a decade as the de facto queen of Asbury, Nicole was finally leaving the warm, but often stifling confines of her hometown. During one of her final nights before the exodus, a song came to her in a dream. “I Love Living Here Even When I Don’t” summed up the complicated feelings she experienced as she said goodbye to the only real home she’d ever known.

In Nashville, Nicole’s once hectic life was very different. Left home alone as her tour manager husband plied his trade out on the road, Nicole found herself writing songs that examined “feelings of separation and being scared of new surroundings.” In particular, the songs “Sleepwalking” and “Darkness Falls” echo like ghosts through an empty house.

Unsurprisingly, her sobriety faltered. She drifted in and out of it. Nicole knew the wagon was good for her, but she had a hard time staying focused on what was good for her. As it went on however, the clarity of those sober days started to shine through. And she was able to string them together in longer stretches. For the first time, she was able to offer a shoulder for others to lean on, rather than always being the one in need of a shoulder. It helped that she had to be strong for herself in order to be strong for her dad. Much of what she was feeling was painful, but it beat the hell out of feeling nothing.

She reconnected with her old friend Chris Isaak who encouraged her, in the midst of all the soul-searching and soul-baring, to write songs that emphasized the one trait that most sets her apart from the mere mortals of the industry, telling her, “Atkins, you have a very special thing in your voice that a lot of people can’t or don’t do. You need to stop shying away from that thing and let people hear it.” To that end, the two of them collaborated on Goodnight Rhonda Lee‘s standout track, the instant classic, “A Little Crazy.”

Great Art is a journey — and Nicole Atkins traveled quite a distance to bring us Goodnight Rhonda Lee. As Nicole explains it, “This record came to me at a time of deep transition. Some days were good, some not so good. What I did gain, though, from starting to make some changes and going inward, and putting it out on the table, was a joy in what I do again. Joy in the process and a newfound confidence that I don’t think I’ve ever had until now. The album title, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, also came from those feelings. Rhonda Lee was kind of my alias for bad behavior, and it was time to put that persona to bed.“

The direction in which these songs were headed was obvious. Nicole’s voice had always recalled a classic vinyl collection. She is the heir to the legacy of “Roy Orbison, Lee Hazelwood, Sinatra, Aretha, Carole King, Candi Staton.” She is untethered to decade or movement or the whim of the hipster elite.

In order to capture the timelessness she sought, Nicole enlisted a modern day Wrecking Crew: Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX, who had just risen to national acclaim as Leon Bridges‘ secret weapon. “We spoke the same language. We wanted to make something classic, something that had an atmosphere and a mood of romance and triumph and strength and soul.” The album was recorded in five days, live to tape. The album that Nicole and the boys came up with in those five days, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, is nothing less than Great Art and a quantum leap forward for Nicole Atkins who, no matter how much she grows up, will always be a little crazy.

Jul
13
Fri
Natty Boh at Music Box Lunch
Jul 13 @ 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.

The Jazz Room
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After much-acclaim and sold-out performances, Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s (JAI) monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater – is swinging into the summer on  June 15 & 16 with a special performance from Jazz At Lincoln Center trumpeter KENNY RAMPTON playing the music of jazz TRUMPET GREATS. The Stage Door Theater is part of Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, at the corner of 5th and College in Uptown Charlotte.

Amanda Shires w/ Becca Mancari at Live on the Green
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live on the Green brings FREE, live musical performances to Uptown Charlotte’s First Ward Park! Bring your friends and family, enjoy local food vendors and local craft beer, and take in the sights and sounds of Uptown.

Our performers for July 13 are Becca Mancari (7 PM) and Amanda Shires.

You can view the full lineup for this year’s Live on the Green series here: https://meck.co/2EFzN2h

https://www.facebook.com/events/2018237935093167/

Brubakers at StoneCrest Summer Concert Series
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series takes place every Friday and Saturday from April 6, 2018, through September 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stonecrest Shopping Center, Piper Glen Estates 7900 Rea Rd Charlotte, North Carolina 28277.

This is a free concert series. If a concert has to be cancelled because of weather, it may affect the band schedule.

Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Gina Robinson Band at Sounds on the Square
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get ready to sing, clap and dance because gospel singer/songwriter and recording artist Gina Robinson is ready to take us all “Back To The Gospel.“

 
Lisa De Novo at Heist Brewery
Jul 13 @ 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

 
 
Lisa De Novo at RiRa
Jul 13 @ 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

 
 
Urban Soil
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailing from Raleigh North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings.  Their studio albums display the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound.  Urban Soil has the unique ability of capturing the energy of their live shows and translating it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.

Urban Soil at River Jam
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailing from Raleigh North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings.  Their studio albums display the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound.  Urban Soil has the unique ability of capturing the energy of their live shows and translating it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.

 

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. 

Brody Jenner at Queen Park Social
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us Saturday, July 14th for a HUGE Black Out Brunch party at Queen Park Social featuring DJ sets by Brody Jenner, View Beats, and R Wonz DJ!

 

Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

Indigo Girls
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award–winning folk rock music American duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Hickory Tavern Ballantyne’s Summer Music Series!
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Line-Up!

6/29: The Parks Brothers

7/6: Lipstick on a Pig 

7/13: Early Ray

7/20: Poundcake 

7/27: Matt Tucker

8/3: Uphonik

8/10: The Parks Brothers 

8/17: Swingin’ Richards

8/24: Early Ray

8/31: Decarlo

Lenny Federal Band at The Comet Grill
Jul 13 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

You can’t talk about The Lenny Federal Band without mentioning The Comet Grill, the Dilworth dive where they hold court each Friday night. Make your way through the smokers standing outside, duck through the front door, and you’ll find yourself next to the makeshift stage. On the wall is an old photograph of Federal looking like a young Kris Kristofferson. He even sounds like Kristofferson. The rough, road-weary voice is part of the persona. So is the long, gray ponytail.

U-Phonik at The Gin Mill
Jul 13 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Originally from Montreal, Canada, U-Phonik relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2001. Playing a mix of alternative rock covers and originals, U-Phonik has established itself as one of the regions best acts. U-Phonik’s original music has been featured in movies and television shows as well as received regular air play on various radio stations in the US and Canada. They have consistently been chosen for regional compilation CDs. The band has performed at some of the areas top festivals as well as performing on the “Rock Boat” and at Austin TX’s South by Southwest festival. U-Phonik currently performs more than 100 shows a year in the Southeast.

 
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J’Michael Peeples at Freedom Summer Jazz Series
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Freedom Summer Jazz Series bringing Jazz to Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, in several free concerts summer 2018. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be sold. No tents, over-sized umbrellas or outside alcohol. Brought to you by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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