Calendar

Jun
20
Wed
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/

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.

Jun
29
Fri
Donna the Buffalo w/ Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project at Live on the Green
Jun 29 @ 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.

On June 29, we will be joined in the park by The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project (7 PM) and Donna the Buffalo.

The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band that blends bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, the multi-instrumentalists blend their harmonies and intricate string work into music that can appeal to a variety of music fans.

Donna the Buffalo’s music can be described as groove-heavy and danceable. They have roots in old time fiddle music, which evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country.

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/190369208438824/

Von Hunter at Birdsong Brewing
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

I’m a life long lover of music.  I ‘ve been playing guitar for about 20 years and formed my duo project Von Hunter about 2 years ago with my long time band mate drummer Matt Wood.  Rock and reggae music have always been influences in my life and I mold them into the many other styles of music I play.

Hipshack at The Gin Mill
Jun 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hipshack is a rock‐pop‐funk‐soul party band that’s totally committed to keeping the dance floor packed. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of bands, they perform the classics, modern hits and everything in between in ALL styles of music! These lifelong musicians display the highest degree of musicianship, while maintaining an intimate connection with their audience. Their influences range from James Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and the Beatles to The Police, Prince, Metallica and Led Zeppelin.  With the ability to navigate vast musical territory, Hipshack is ready to entertain all who come!

 

 

 

 

Jul
12
Thu
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

 

 

Aug
9
Thu
Thursdays Live
Aug 9 @ 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

 

 

Aug
18
Sat
Roots of a Rebellion w/ Aaron Kamm and the One Drops and PMA
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Roots of a Rebellion w/ Aaron Kamm and the One Drops and PMA

Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8pmPresale $10/ Day of Show $12

21+

Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live shows showing their progressive sound and energy. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, 311, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and more, Roots of A Rebellion represents another side to Music City.

In 2016, Roots of A Rebellion released their second full length album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard and was the follow up to their 2014 debut album, Heartifact. Their current release is the Summer Sampler Vol. II, a collection of dub remixes and alternate takes of fan favorites, featuring the single, No Crime (feat. Foundation).

See all tour dates at http://www.rootsofarebellion.com/

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Genre: Reggae/Blues/Jam

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.

web: http://www.theonedrops.com/

Visit https://www.universe.com/events/K2JH0F?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push&eventref=fb_oea for more information and to get tickets

Aug
27
Mon
Jamorah at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Aug 27 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jamorah is made up of four musicians that love to jam. Influenced by many genres, they get together on Mondays at Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Charlotte NC to relax and have fun playing the music they love the most.
They have bands of their own, and live lives on their own, but on Mondays they release their inner souls and let the music play the band.
Guests come on a regular basis and they allow the band to open up and let the instruments do the talking.
Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums are the root and are joined by percussion, horns, and more to make it a full sound.
Expect to hear Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin styles. Of course, they all share the love for the psychedelic sounds of Jerry Garcia and the mastery of Frank Zappa which makes it for an interesting medley of jams. When the ‘latin mafia’ show up with percussion, there is a latin vibe much like Santana.
Sep
13
Thu
Thursdays Live
Sep 13 @ 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

 

 

Sep
24
Mon
Jamorah at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Sep 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jamorah is made up of four musicians that love to jam. Influenced by many genres, they get together on Mondays at Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Charlotte NC to relax and have fun playing the music they love the most.
They have bands of their own, and live lives on their own, but on Mondays they release their inner souls and let the music play the band.
Guests come on a regular basis and they allow the band to open up and let the instruments do the talking.
Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums are the root and are joined by percussion, horns, and more to make it a full sound.
Expect to hear Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin styles. Of course, they all share the love for the psychedelic sounds of Jerry Garcia and the mastery of Frank Zappa which makes it for an interesting medley of jams. When the ‘latin mafia’ show up with percussion, there is a latin vibe much like Santana.
Oct
5
Fri
Fall Festival
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm

Kick off the autumn season with us at Fall Festival. This year’s festival features Cider Sampling and the always entertaining and exciting BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, where participants create their own river-worthy vessels and put them to the test with a trip down the whitewater competition channel. Take part in The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race or a yoga practice under the trees, before enjoying the sights and sounds of one of our final musical performances of the year.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 5, 2018:
4:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging begins
5:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up
7:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up ends
7:00pm – River Jam
8:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging ends

Saturday, October 6, 2018:
9:00am – The Scrambler: Obstacle Trail Race
9:30am- Yoga
11:30am – Yoga
12:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition begins
4:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition ends
4:00pm – Cider sampling begins
7:00pm – Live Music
8:00pm – Cider sampling ends

https://www.facebook.com/events/374801556305772/

Oct
7
Sun
Roots of A Rebellion w/ Little Stranger & Jahlistic
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live performances showing their progressive sound and energy. 

Facebook Event

Oct
13
Sat
Von Hunter Album Release Show with Nige Hood and Deion Reverie
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm

Von Hunter is about spreading the message of Consciousness, Love and Power.

Positive vibes over rock reggae grooves help humanity move to a new beat…

​The mission is to bring awareness to the power of self and who we really are.  Embracing the abundance of the universe and the fact that we shape our very reality – individually, but more powerfully as a collective unified human voice.

NiGE HOOD is a performer-songwriter originally from Charlotte, NC. His self-developed style Folk Rap is an alternative mix of Hip Hop, Blues Rock and Soul Funk.

Deion Reverie produces unique, ambient/electronic sounds that are heavily influenced by The Weeknd, along with influences such as James Blake, Lapalux, Bon Iver, and Kanye West’s production.

Age 21+

Oct
19
Fri
SOJA, Collie Buddz, Xiuhtezcatl
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

Nearly two decades ago, SOJA began as high school friends in a D.C. area basement teaching each other to be musicians and play roots reggae music. Today, the 2x GRAMMY-nominated eight-piece band, with over 7 million online followers and over 300 million Youtube views, headlines concerts all over the world for their massive dedicated fanbase. Even with their continued success, SOJA always wants to remember their time together in that basement inspired by each other’s contributions and ideas. The feeling of true magic, collaboration and brotherhood that started it all is still evident today in their music and each night at their live concerts. For their latest studio album, Poetry In Motion (Oct 27 2017), it was essential for SOJA to consciously go back to the beginning and recapture that same sincere, collaborative magic sparked 20 years ago.

Sticks & Stones album release with Wes & the Railroaders and King Cackle
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm

Sticks and Stones plays an eclectic range of music (soul, folk, reggae, rock…) with a dynamic feel featuring soulful harmonies and unique acoustic style.

Wes & The Railroaders

Meet Wes And The Railroaders! Charlotte, North Carolina’s, newest country-rock quartet, led by Wes Hamilton of the defunct alt-country band Pullman Strike. After a 2017 summer tour playing pedal steel with Peewee Moore, Wes returned home inspired to start work on a new project. He then picked up an acoustic guitar dedicated his time to writing songs. Drawing inspiration from 70’s honky tonk and rock acts such as Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Johnny Paycheck, Bobby Bare and Doug Sahm, he created the songs that would later become the backbone of The Railroaders.

King Cackle

Dirty Pirate Blues fueled by Rock n Roll, Bluegrass, and Lemmy

Age 21+

Oct
29
Mon
Jamorah at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Oct 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jamorah is made up of four musicians that love to jam. Influenced by many genres, they get together on Mondays at Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Charlotte NC to relax and have fun playing the music they love the most.
They have bands of their own, and live lives on their own, but on Mondays they release their inner souls and let the music play the band.
Guests come on a regular basis and they allow the band to open up and let the instruments do the talking.
Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums are the root and are joined by percussion, horns, and more to make it a full sound.
Expect to hear Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin styles. Of course, they all share the love for the psychedelic sounds of Jerry Garcia and the mastery of Frank Zappa which makes it for an interesting medley of jams. When the ‘latin mafia’ show up with percussion, there is a latin vibe much like Santana.
Oct
31
Wed
Tropidelic + Bumpin’ Uglies
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm

TROPIDELIC

“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move and the pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip – hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

For their forthcoming 2017 release, “Heavy is The Head”, Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from members James and Darrick. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. “Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music” says Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.”

These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper and The Wailers. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Werk Out Festival, Reggae on the River, Night Lights Music Festival, an appearance at Warped Tour, SXSW and supporting Badfish through the East and Midwest. In 2017, the band is focused on headlining tours as well as performing at Electric Forest, Burning Foot Festival, Surrounded By The Sound, Bragg Jam, Shadefest and much more. Stay tuned for more from Cleveland’s home-grown, Tropidelic.

BUMPIN’ UGLIES

For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out four full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP’s and a Live record. Their latest, 2018’s Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler, the Movement’s Gary Dread, Passafire’s Ted Bowne, Tropidelic’s Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa’s Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves “Beast From The East IS A CAREFULLY CRAFTED PUNK-REGGAE GEM.”

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.

Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

Nov
26
Mon
Jamorah at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Nov 26 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jamorah is made up of four musicians that love to jam. Influenced by many genres, they get together on Mondays at Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Charlotte NC to relax and have fun playing the music they love the most.
They have bands of their own, and live lives on their own, but on Mondays they release their inner souls and let the music play the band.
Guests come on a regular basis and they allow the band to open up and let the instruments do the talking.
Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums are the root and are joined by percussion, horns, and more to make it a full sound.
Expect to hear Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin styles. Of course, they all share the love for the psychedelic sounds of Jerry Garcia and the mastery of Frank Zappa which makes it for an interesting medley of jams. When the ‘latin mafia’ show up with percussion, there is a latin vibe much like Santana.
Dec
31
Mon
Jamorah at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Dec 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jamorah is made up of four musicians that love to jam. Influenced by many genres, they get together on Mondays at Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Charlotte NC to relax and have fun playing the music they love the most.
They have bands of their own, and live lives on their own, but on Mondays they release their inner souls and let the music play the band.
Guests come on a regular basis and they allow the band to open up and let the instruments do the talking.
Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums are the root and are joined by percussion, horns, and more to make it a full sound.
Expect to hear Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin styles. Of course, they all share the love for the psychedelic sounds of Jerry Garcia and the mastery of Frank Zappa which makes it for an interesting medley of jams. When the ‘latin mafia’ show up with percussion, there is a latin vibe much like Santana.
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