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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)

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. 

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.

Jun
23
Sat
Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project at Resident Culture Brewing
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band blending bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, these passionate multi-instrumentalists have a way of blending their harmonies and intricate string work in to something that appeals to a wide variety of listeners.

Jun
28
Thu
Aaron Burdett at River Jam
Jun 28 @ 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. 

Jun
29
Fri
South Hill Banks at River Jam
Jun 29 @ 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. 

Jun
30
Sat
Sun Parade at River Jam
Jun 30 @ 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. 

Jul
1
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Jul
6
Fri
Coddle Creek at River Jam
Jul 6 @ 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. 

Jul
13
Fri
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/

Jul
14
Sat
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The singer, piano player and multi-instrumentalist who broke out in 1986 with his hit “The Way It Is” has shared the stage and recording studio with a wide range of musicians, from the Grateful Dead to Ricky Skaggs.

Jul
15
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Jul
17
Tue
The Punch Brothers
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Says the Washington Post of The Punch Brothers, ‘With enthusiasm and experimentation, The Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.’ 

An eclectic acoustic quintet comprised of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher, The Punch Brothers come to the Queen City with special guest Madison Cunningham. They will perform iconic hits from the group’s history, including pieces from their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues (released by Nonesuch Records), which addresses the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected world with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor.

After the 2008 release of the group’s first record, Punch, The Punch Brothers began a residency at NYC’s intimate club, The Living Room, where they ultimately spawned the Grammy- nominated Antifogmatic (2010). In 2012, the band released “Who’s Feeling Young Now?” praised by Q Magazine for its “astonishing, envelope-pushing vision”, while Rolling Stone said “…the acoustic framework dazzles – wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”       

The dynamic group brings their “Big Time Summer Tour”, featuring Maddison Cunningham, to Charlotte fresh from finishing recording sessions earlier in the year. 

 
Jul
24
Tue
Red Rocking Chair at The Comet Grill
Jul 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass
and country in a way that only players with decades
of making music professionally can attain. Jack
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin,
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All tha their music is just plain fun to listen to
at the bar in Charlotte!

Jul
26
Thu
Seth Walker Trio at River Jam
Jul 26 @ 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. 

Jul
27
Fri
Time Sawyer w/ Scott Moss Band at Live on the Green
Jul 27 @ 8:00 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 27 are Scott Moss Band (7 PM) and Time Sawyer.

Scott from the Scott Moss Band is a singer/songwriter from Shelby, NC. He has played with western North Carolina favorites Moonshine Jenny and Evergreen, and joined Big Daddy Love in 2012. His dynamic stage presence and easy going nature creates a fantastic experience for the whole crowd!

Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on quite a show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in a sweet spot where folk, alt-country and rock gather together.

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/148652532637926/

Jul
28
Sat
Nora Jane Struthers at River Jam
Jul 28 @ 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. 

Jul
29
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Aug
7
Tue
Red Rocking Chair at The Comet Grill
Aug 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass
and country in a way that only players with decades
of making music professionally can attain. Jack
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin,
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All tha their music is just plain fun to listen to
at the bar in Charlotte!

Aug
10
Fri
Acoustic Syndicate w/ Yellow Feather at Live on the Green
Aug 10 @ 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 August 10 are Yellow Feather (7 PM) and Acoustic Syndicate.

Yellow Feather is a seven piece Country/Americana band from Old Fort, NC. Their first studio album was released in 2017.

Acoustic Syndicate has been playing since 1994, and their blend of bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities, and conscious songwriting has inspired a generation of musicians.

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/2040246462672217/

Aug
11
Sat
Live Music with Roy Daye Jr!
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Roy Daye Jr. will be performing live music!

We’re serving everything from $4 Ale’s FRESH Margaritas, $2.50 Bud Light, and MIMOSA MADNESS; $3 mimosas OR $12 bottles with free juice!

Join us at 1600 at Montford Drive!

Aug
12
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Aug
14
Tue
Red Rocking Chair at The Comet Grill
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass
and country in a way that only players with decades
of making music professionally can attain. Jack
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin,
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All tha their music is just plain fun to listen to
at the bar in Charlotte!

Aug
21
Tue
Red Rocking Chair at The Comet Grill
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass
and country in a way that only players with decades
of making music professionally can attain. Jack
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin,
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All tha their music is just plain fun to listen to
at the bar in Charlotte!

Aug
24
Fri
Front Country w/ Elonzo Wesley at Live on the Green
Aug 24 @ 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 August 24 are Elonzo Wesley (7 PM) and Front 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/977891692374265/

Aug
25
Sat
Circus No. 9 at River Jam
Aug 25 @ 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. 

Aug
26
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Aug
28
Tue
Red Rocking Chair at The Comet Grill
Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass
and country in a way that only players with decades
of making music professionally can attain. Jack
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin,
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All tha their music is just plain fun to listen to
at the bar in Charlotte!

Aug
31
Fri
The Scott Moss Band at River Jam
Aug 31 @ 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. 

Sep
1
Sat
AJ Ghent at River Jam
Sep 1 @ 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. 

Sep
7
Fri
Sol Driven Train at River Jam
Sep 7 @ 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. 

Sep
8
Sat
Sally and George at River Jam
Sep 8 @ 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. 

Sep
9
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Sep
14
Fri
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen w/ Coddle Creek at Live on the Green Season Finale
Sep 14 @ 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.

Just like we opened Live on the Green with 2 days of performances this year, we’ll also be closing with a 2 day festival.

On September 14, we’ll have Coddle Creek (7 PM) and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.

Coddle Creek is a high energy creekgrass band from the foothills of NC in Coddle Creek.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen play a variety of New Acoustic American Roots music with a focus on bluegrass and acoustic country.

View the lineup for day 2 of our season finale here: https://meck.co/2JiEzVZ

https://www.facebook.com/events/592147881178141/

Sep
23
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Sep
28
Fri
Jamie Mclean Band at River Jam
Sep 28 @ 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. 

Sep
29
Sat
Taco Lucha Taco, Music and Beer Festival
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Modelo presents the 2nd Annual Creative Loafing TACO LUCHA Taco, Beer & Music Festival!  Saturday, September 29 at the Avidxchange Music Factory Festival Grounds featuring LIVE music from Judah & the Lion, Coolio, The Business People and Amigo!  Plus 15 restaurants competing for the title of Charlotte’s Best Taco and the championship belt!  We’ll also have LIVE Luchadore Wrestling throughout the day, Margarita Bars, beer sampling with 30+ craft beers and much more!  Tickets are on sale NOW at www.tacoluchafest.com!  Proceeds will benefit The Heartest Yard.  Shout out to our festival partners: Hendrick BMW, Hendrick MINI, iHeart Radio, Ballast Point Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewing, Charles Smith Wines and Casa Noble Tequila!  This is one festival you don’t want to miss so grab your tickets before they’re gone!  It’s TACO TIME!

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
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

EmiSunshine & The Rain
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Facebook Event

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EMISUNSHINE have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.” 

EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most-prestigious stages–from the ‘Today Show,’ to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed. 

A well-crafted storyteller, Emi’s music has been described as an “old-timey,’ unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country, with a sprinkle of Blues.

“A very talented young lady, …EmiSunshine is taking the nation by storm, and if you ever get the chance to see them, by all means…you must.”—No Depression

Oct
10
Wed
Hackensaw Boys
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm

For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them. 

The music began in 1999 when four friends from Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley found their collective ways to the roots music hub of Charlottesville. They didn’t waste time getting going, playing a show on the street the day of their first practice. The group let the good times roll and started adding like-minded people until their ranks reached twelve players for their first US tour. As with the folk and punk traditions which form the foundation of their sound, they’ve always operated more as a collective than a band. All said, twenty-eight members have cycled through the group—you never quite know who might sit in as a guest on any given night.

Helmed by founding member David Sickmen, the Hackensaw Boys have always had more in common with bands like The Clash, who celebrated the working class roots of their own music, than they did with an overly-polished Nashville mainstream. As evidenced in the Hackensaws’ history, their music fit as easily backing Charlie Louvin as it did in backstage jams on tour with Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips.

With their most recent release, a fresh take on Blaze Foley’s “Oval Room,” these roots music stalwarts speak directly to America’s political unrest. Written and recorded by Foley in the 1980s, the song recalls his list of grievances with the Reagan presidency: ‘Everywhere he goes, make the people mad / Makes the poor man beg, and the rich man glad.’ The band was excited to resurrect this protest gem—which was recorded by their friend Thomas Olivier at Studio Americain in Amsterdam—as the words seem more timely than ever.

Facebook Event

Oct
21
Sun
Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music at Old Town Public House
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm

Diggin’ The Roots – Old Time Music
Every other Sunday
6 p.m.
Upcoming dates: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21

Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, specializes in coffee, espresso, craft beer, fine wines and live music. It’s located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius. There’s no cover for the live music, so make sure to stop by.

Please do tip the musicians, buy a drink, tip the bartender or barista, and maybe buy a CD if you like the music.

You can see all the upcoming events on Old Town Public House’s Facebook page.

 

Oct
27
Sat
Songs From the Road Band with Steve McMurry
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina powerhouse group featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres.  They will be touring heavily in support of the fourth studio album, Road To Nowhere, is due out in the summer of 2018! 

Humphrey is an IBMA award & Grammy recipient. He has also garnered a spot in the NC Music Hall of Fame.  Schimick has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice.  Cavanaugh has made his long-awaited return to bluegrass after 10 years of touring the world with jazz great Bill Evans and his Soulgrass project.  He has been acknowledged by Bela Fleck as an acoustic pioneer on the 5 string banjo.  James Schlender, 2 time National Fiddle Champion has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and George Benson.  Sam Wharton is an award winning guitar picker and singer who refined his chops in the bluegrass halls of Telluride, CO!  The Road Band delivers a high energy show full of original material from their 4 studio albums, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers

Nov
10
Sat
Steep Canyon Rangers
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. OUT IN THE OPEN is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Henry’s traditional approach toward recording.

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