‘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.
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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.
Lisa De Novo debuts first full length album The Big Bang on 5-5-18 at the Visulite Theater! Click here for tickets
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.
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.
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
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
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.
6/30: Matt Tucker
7/7: Early Ray
7/14: Coconut Groove Band
7/28: Revelwood Mission
8/11: Lipstick on a Pig
8/18: Early Ray
8/25: Kids in America
9/1: Coconut Groove Band
Charlotte’s favorite party band is back with their amazing songs from the 80’s & 90’s!
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!!!
“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.