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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)

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

Jun
22
Fri
Lisa De Novo at Petra’s
Jun 22 @ 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

 
 
The Dead Tongues
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Ryan Gustafson remembers very little about the origins of the ten songs on Unsung Passage, his profound new reflection on the emotional architecture of love, loneliness, and life at large. The songs were written during quick spans scattered between various tours of the last two years—as a supporting guitarist for his kindred North Carolina spirits Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook’s Guitarheels and as the leader of his own long-evolving vehicle for a beautifully fractured vision of folk, country, blues, and cosmic American rock, The Dead Tongues. Gustafson’s third and best album under that name, Unsung Passage is a first-person reckoning with the things Gustafson, a chronically peripatetic adventurer, has seen enough to sing about. There are meditations on mortality and devotion (the flute-laced dream “My Other/Little Birdie”), on money and temporality (the banjo trot “The Giver”), and on impermanence and acceptance (the achingly gorgeous “Pale November Dew.”) This isn’t Gustafson’s idle speculation about life and the world; these are the realizations of a restless mind, of a songwriter who sings “this old town ain’t gonna watch me die” and means it. After several years in a commune in the western woods of Asheville, North Carolina, he now lives in a nearby camper, at least when he’s off the road long enough to call anything home. “When I’m traveling, it’s like walking into these different windows. I’m a witness, with my mouth shut,” Gustafson says. “The people you meet, the way the landscape speaks to you, how a desert is different than a mountain: It has the potential to bring out something you didn’t know was there.” These ten songs  are snapshots in time–glimpses at the sorts of emotional upheavals and adjustments we’re all forced to face as we move from day to day and, as in Gustafson’s way, place to place. The familiar sounds of Unsung Passage, a reflection of Americana bedrock, present a comforting score for some of life’s most uncomfortable situations. But they will pass. “Ain’t it all right?” Gustafson demands at one point. “Ain’t it all like a dream?” After all that living, it surely is.

Crash the Barricade
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

***TWO HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME*** ***CONCERT TICKET NOT INCLUDED*** Get close to the stage with our Crash the Barricade dining program. Includes a pre-show buffet for this show only. Menu includes grass-fed grilled cheeseburger, all-beef hot dog, or grilled bratwursts with home-style coleslaw, baked beans, grilled corn on the cob, and mixed green salad. You also receive early entry to the venue so you can Crash the Barricade! Please remember to print out your voucher before you arrive.

Jun
23
Sat
Bill Miller Band at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Matthews Location!

The Bill Miller Band delivers a powerful, contemporary interpretation of vintage blues. 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Showcase Winner and 2012 Quarter Finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

The Bill Miller Band, 2012 and 2015 Quarter Finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Showcase Winner is sure to get you moving to their high-powered, contemporary interpretation of vintage blues. Father and Son share vocals with Bill III on guitar and Bill jr. on harmonica. Randall Cowles holds down the bottom while Stuart Sullivan provides the beat. They’ve been exciting southeastern U. S. audiences with high energy shows since 2006. The recipe for their sound is a mix of Chicago and Texas, rock and funk, delivered with a tremendous amount of their own passion and drive. . ‘Their music is solid and powerful, dynamic and subtle – a lot of variety for your ears’ Charlotte Blues Society
Joe Williams at The Comet Grill
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Joe Williams is a dedicated and passionate rock musician who has a way with sound. From the Charlotte area, Joe plays in various hot spots throughout the city! If youre looking for a night filled with some classic rock music, head over to see Joe Williams! 

Jun
25
Mon
Lisa De Novo at Legion Brewing
Jun 25 @ 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

 
 
Jun
26
Tue
Tom Stainkamp at Music Box Lunch
Jun 26 @ 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.

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. 

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