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.

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

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.
New Local Band at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South End Location!
New Local is a cover band located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are a five piece band with a wide variety of music included in our set list. Love us! 

New Local is a cover band from Charlotte, North Carolina. We are available for Weddings, Parties, Private Events, Work Events, Benefits, Clubs and Bar concerts. Our premier light and sound experience will leave you with an event to remember. Contact us for booking details!


Jon Linker Band at The Gin Mill
Jun 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Below The Belt is the product of four veteran musicians from Buffalo NY (Tommy), Charlotte, NC (Ryan &JP) and Heaven, (B-Rad). Combined, they boast 15+ years ofexperience and have played thousands of shows in and out of the Carolinas. Below the Belt brings great rock and roll back to the forefront with awesome original music, a wide array of cover songs, and a crowd-pleasing performance to keep you rocking all night long! Their versatility has been described as ‘unique’ and ‘one of a kind’. Below the Belt plays music ranging from the 70’s to the 90’s, rock to country to even hip-hop.They Have played festivals, Weddings, Parties, and clubs including Speed Street, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bobcats Arena and others. They have shared the stage with Everclear, Sponge, Better than Ezra, Avett Brothers and countless other acts. Vocalist Tommy Dee was awarded the ‘Favorite Male Vocalist’ in the QC’s Elevate Magazine Best of Awards 2015… Their first priority is having fun on stage and getting everyone involved in the show. BTB strives to keep their audiences dancing, singing, and rocking out. Below the Belt is truly a band you must come to see for yourself…
The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jun 23 @ 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:


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

Early Ray Band at The Gin Mill
Jun 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Charlotte’s premier country act is Early Ray! To have only been playing 3 years, this energetic young act has already made a huge impact on the scene! Often compared to contemporary acts like Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean, they can also scale their show back to a more throwback style in the vein of Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons. Depending on what your needs are we can arrange the band and set to fit any occasion.
Leisure McCorkle at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

South End Location!

5000 Light Years Beyond the Speed of Sound (2016/17) (Nappystar Chocolates). Produced by long time collaborator and bass player “Big” Mike Mitschele, 5000 LightYears finds the classic full Leisure McCorkle band back at what they do best – making fantastic hook filled pop songs. Although clearly influenced b early Americana college rock and British alternative/Manchester/shoegazer styles, this full album marks a return to the art of emotive songwriting and clever lyrics. Leisure is currently on tour with the band solo in America and Europe to promote the album. It is available at live shows, and on iTunes and other digital music services.


Outshyne at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

South End Location!

With Outshyne being on a recent roll lately, it became even better when the major market retailed magazine “Country Weekly” did an interview in its November edition. The band had a whole page with picture and the interview from writer Jon Freeman in its “Who’s New” segment.  Country Superstar Chris Young appears on the cover of the month’s edition.

“Man it’s great to appear in a major magazine like Country Weekly. Be sure to go out and get a copy soon and bring it to shows for us to sign. That would be awesome.” said Waylon Owings.

Playing with an Idol:  Outshyne recently signed on to play with an idol of the group… Dwight Yoakam. Outshyne will be opening the show for Dwight on Dec. 10th in Durham, NC. “We love some Dwight Yoakam. We are very excited to get to play with a legend like him” said Outshyne’s Jason Paxton

Booking Outshyne: Buddy Lee Attractions of Nashville is currently booking dates for Outshyne for 2015 from nightclubs to Fairs & Festivals. “The staff at BLA is putting Outshyne in new places across the US but still rebooking them in some of our hot areas. If the venues wanting to put the guys in it’s place, contact BLA soon.” quoted MILLSTAR’s VP Jimmy Milliken.

Studio Time:  Outshyne will be heading back to the studio in the next month to lay down some new tracks for the new CD. “ We are very excited about the new songs we have for Outshyne to record. This next batch of songs are taking the guys back to their” said MILLSTAR President Tommy Jones.

Be sure to go get our singles “Night With Your Name On It” & “Whiskey Whispers” from iTunes, Amazon or any other digital market.