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Dec
31
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Dec 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

Ring in the New Year with your CSO! Party the night away as Maestro Warren-Green leads a program featuring your favorite Strauss waltzes and some of Gershwin’s most famous tunes. Your evening includes a post concert party with desserts, champagne and dancing.

Of Good Nature New Year’s Eve Party with Porch 40, Rare Creatures, The Business People
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Charlotte NC alt-rockers, Of Good Nature, have built a strong buzz with quick attention to their newly released music along with a steady wave of tour dates. Their fusion-friendly approach and openness to explore a range of styles has lead to a highly accessible sound which has recently spread like wildfire across festivals, cruises, blogs, and radio stations. “Take Me Anywhere” has been featured on Sirius XM’s The Pulse, while “Feels Right” and “Be The Day” are streamed on a handful of popular Spotify playlists including Happy Songs For The Office, Easy Like Sunday Morning, and Reggae Summer Beach.

The band’s high-energy live show has caught on across the United States. OGN was invited for a second appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise and has supported headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gym Class Heroes, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, and many more. They’ve also received recognition for their past studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville’s Reggae Album of the Year and sophomore album Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on iTunes Reggae Albums Charts.

Up there with the hardest grinding bands in the nation, the group’s seemingly never-ending tour schedule continues with the announcement of a nationwide tour, celebrating the success of their recording collaborations with Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People, The Movement) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville VA.  The good vibes of the new singles are hitting hard with OGN fans, unveiling whats to expect of the full-length release dropping Spring 2019. 

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.
Knocturnal
Dec 31 2018 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:00 am
A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.
Knocturnal: A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.
Jan
1
Tue
Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Jan 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Jan
2
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

Jan
3
Thu
Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte ( 4th street and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Chima also offers live music every Thursday at the bar & Lounge from 6 to 9. 

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jan 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Shana Blake Band is an innovative new take on the old soul cover band. The ensemble hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and features singer/songwriter Shana Blake (The Near Misses, Wavy Space, Tesser), veteran guitarist Keith Shamel (Virgo Musik, Daily Soul), bassist Dave Eatman (Bellyful, Automatic Chi) and drummer/percussionist Scott Newell (Vonce, Justice League). The expressive vocals and rich textures of the instrumentation fuse coherently to create a sound that’s as smooth as honey, with a hint of R&B, funk, reggae, southern rock, gospel, country, jazz and the blues. The repertoire covers the gamut from emotionally-charged ballads to energetic, danceable grooves. The song choices are anything but ordinary and, along with the original compositions, appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners. An evening with Shana Blake & Pivotal Soul is like a breath of fresh air. Funky fresh air.

Jan
4
Fri
Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

Jan
6
Sun
State Property (rescheduled from December 9)
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm

State Property is a rap group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by rapper Beanie Sigel with Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Peedi, Oschino, and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz.

Jan
7
Mon
Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jan
8
Tue
Justin Timberlake – The Man Of The Woods Tour
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Man of the Woods Tour is the sixth and current headlining concert tour by American singer Justin Timberlake. It is in support of his fifth studio album Man of the Woods.

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Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Jan
9
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

Tosco Music Open Mic
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic format for the Tosco Music Open Mic is we gather for a sing-a-long session from 7:30 to 8 pm or so, then we start going down the list of performers. Everyone gets one song, so be in tune and ready to play when your name is called. It is first come, first play on the sign up sheet, however we give priority to school aged performers. 

Tosco Music’s mission is to…
present a wide variety of music through performances and outreach programs;
foster a sense of community among listeners and performers through inclusive participation; and
connect professional and amateur musicians to share and inspire one another.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a classical music chamber orchestra based in New York City. They have won several Grammy Awards. It is known for its collaborative leadership style in which the musicians, not a conductor, interpret the score.

 

The Havana Cuba All-Stars
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. 

 

Jan
10
Thu
Lake Street Dive with Mikaela Davis
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm

Known for their playful, cross-pollinated blend of neo-soul and pop/rock, Lake Street Dive have built a loyal fan base, weaving in elements of jazz, folk, and funk. Showcasing vocalist Rachael Price, Lake Street Dive emerged from Boston’s New England Conservatory in the mid-2000s and drew early praise for their exuberant live shows and inventive original songs. They garnered further buzz with their 2012 covers EP Fun Machine, reinterpreting songs by George Michael, Hall & Oates, and the Jackson 5. The band’s sound furthered gelled on 2014’s Bad Self Portraits, which cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. 2016’s Side Ponybrought even more attention, landing on top of three Billboard charts, including Top Rock Albums, Folk Albums, and Alternative Albums.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jan 10 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Shana Blake Band is an innovative new take on the old soul cover band. The ensemble hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and features singer/songwriter Shana Blake (The Near Misses, Wavy Space, Tesser), veteran guitarist Keith Shamel (Virgo Musik, Daily Soul), bassist Dave Eatman (Bellyful, Automatic Chi) and drummer/percussionist Scott Newell (Vonce, Justice League). The expressive vocals and rich textures of the instrumentation fuse coherently to create a sound that’s as smooth as honey, with a hint of R&B, funk, reggae, southern rock, gospel, country, jazz and the blues. The repertoire covers the gamut from emotionally-charged ballads to energetic, danceable grooves. The song choices are anything but ordinary and, along with the original compositions, appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners. An evening with Shana Blake & Pivotal Soul is like a breath of fresh air. Funky fresh air.

Jan
11
Fri
Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

Runaway Gin–A Tribute to Phish
Jan 11 @ 10:00 pm

With over 260 shows performed since their inception in 2014, Runaway Gin is the World’s Most Active Phish Tribute Band. On July 4th, 2015, after the second show of the Grateful Dead GD50 run, Runaway Gin sold out the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago and catapulting them from a Southeastern regional act onto the National scene.

The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band’s song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.

Jan
12
Sat
Carolina Gator Gumbo, The Flatland Tourists
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm
CAROLINA GATOR GUMBO

This friendly mix of high spirited musicians shares their journey into Southwest Louisiana with their high energy, toe tappin’ repertoire. Expect to hear a base of traditional Cajun & Creole arrangements with a bit of country & blues to season the gumbo! 

Based in Charlotte NC, Carolina Gator Gumbo originated in the early nineties. They have sought and studied Cajun music, dance and culture with masters; they have received several honors and have made 3 recordings in the process. The line-up currently includes:

Jean Prewitt: button accordion, vocals, harmonica
Trent Van Blaricom: fiddle, vocals, rubboard, triangle
Don Cowan: guitar 
Carole Outwater: bass & vocals
Peter Chakales: drums
Matt Haney: lap steel, fiddle

Flatland Tourists – Real, Honest, Red Clay Roots Music. They were raised on it, lived it, believe in it. They all grew up in the rural south and now are based out of Waxhaw, NC.

They’ve played Americana festivals, venues, and performance centers throughout the Southeast. They’ve played opening support for national Americana act, Shovels and Rope. Their first EP spent almost two months in the Top Ten on the Roots Music Report charts. Their shows are filled with happy, smiling, dancing people. They have red clay roots and it shows in their music. Flatland Tourists started their musical journey together in 2013, and for them, every day and every gig since feels like a vacation.

One evening in 2013, a local cover band was playing an outdoor show at the water tower in the small town of Waxhaw, NC. It may have been serendipity, blind luck, or just a coincidence that guided Billy Bost, Rachel Garcia, Frank Sutton, Joe Williams, and Kevin Winchester to that show. But that evening, all five of them eventually found themselves standing near the water tower, listening to the other band. Something brought them to that specific time and moment in space. They’d all known of each other for years from playing in other area projects, but had never worked together. A week later, that changed when the first Flatland Tourists rehearsal took place. It didn’t take long before they all knew they’d found something special. They focused on writing songs, building harmonies, tightening the band.

Within a few months, they were playing gigs at Americana venues in the Charlotte area. More shows followed, the fan base grew. Mark Williams, Grammy winning producer and engineer (REM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Hootie & the Blowfish) heard them at a show in Charlotte and they soon agreed on his involvement as producer of their first EP. Little King Records released their self-titled debut in 2014. The EP spent 12 weeks in the Roots Music Report Americana Chart Top Ten with the single “No Work, No Pay” rising as high as #2 and staying in the Top Ten Singles chart for 16 weeks, and the single “Cold Water River” rising as high as #3 and staying in the Top Ten Singles chart for 10 weeks. Since then, the band has expanded their venues beyond the Charlotte area; they’ve played opening support for national acts such as Shovels and Rope, and have appeared at festivals throughout the region like Tennessee’s Summer Solstice Festival and the National Whitewater Center’s River Jam. Affirming their rise in the genre and popularity in the area, they were nominated and chosen as the winners in the Americana Category for a 2015 Carolinas Music Award.

 
Their songs are honest and real. Their live shows are just that—lively, and everybody leaves happy and smiling. Yes, their music reflects a wide range of influences: country, blues, bluegrass, jam, early rock, even jazz elements. One common thread is evident through all their influences, though, and that’s the band’s connection to American roots music. It’s the music their parents and grandparents sang to them, played for them, and later, with them. It’s evident in their musicianship, the way they blend their harmonies, and even in their song-writing. This band is not a collective of musicians playing Americana music—they’ve lived it. It’s a sound born in their blood and bone, you know that as soon as you hear their first notes, the minute you see them on stage.
Jan
13
Sun
Gregory Alan Isakov, with the Shook Twins
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. The Colorado-based indie-folk artist is a full-time farmer who sells vegetable seeds and grows various market crops on his three-acre farm, while also tending to a thriving musical career.

“I switch gears a lot,” he says. “I wake up really early in the growing season, and then in the winters, I’m up all night. I’m constantly moving back and forth.”

Isakov had an easier time balancing his two passions while making his fourth full-length studio album, Evening Machines. In between farm duties, the multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded in a studio housed in a barn on his property. Like the farm, this studio has a communal atmosphere, filled with instruments and gear stored there by musician friends—gear Isakov always leaves on, just in case inspiration strikes.

“Sometimes I couldn’t sleep, so I’d walk into the studio and work really hard into the night,” he says. “A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

As its name implies, the dark indie rock and folk populating Evening Machines possesses a dusky hue. Hushed acoustic guitar and sparse piano combine for a moody foundation that’s amplified by ornate and heavy embellishments: distant electric guitars, keyboards, pedal steel, saw, percussion, strings, banjo, and some electronic drums. Lilting background vocals intertwine with Isakov’s watercolor-streaked murmur on “Powder,” while “Where You Gonna Go” applies haunting, echoing vocal effects to his voice.

However, in a nod to the musician’s desire to strike a “balance of space and instrumentation,” these lush flourishes—loping banjo on “Dark, Dark, Dark,” ghostly pedal steel on “Was I Just Another One” and strings twirling through the waltzing “Southern Star”—enhance his precise, thoughtful arrangements. It’s an intimate album that encourages close listening and contemplation.

Evening Machines came together via an organic process rooted mostly in solitude and along side of engineer Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against). Isakov sketched out 35 to 40 songs himself during marathon studio sessions that could stretch up to 14 hours for many months. He recorded all the instruments and slowly intertwined the band: Steve Varney, Jeb Bows, John Paul Grigsby, Philip Parker, and Max Barcelow. A bevy of other contributors added additional sonic flourishes as well.

From there, Isakov whittled this large batch of music down to 12 songs, and spent a month in Oregon mixing Evening Machines with Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and some final mixing with Andrew Berlin. “Andrew and I took many different approaches making this record—we used electronic instruments and more ambient sounds, and incorporated heavier elements,” Isakov says. “But I’ve always had a hard time mixing in the barn. It’s easier for me to mix something with a lot of space. That’s where Tucker was invaluable. He’s just got such an incredible approach and sense of sound.”

Jan
14
Mon
Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Brangle at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jan 14 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Brangle bends a guitar in a way that takes you on a journey through the blues. Blending acoustic/loop and electric guitar styling with interpretations of blues classics from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, to name a few..
Jan
15
Tue
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Jan 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Jan 15 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Jan
16
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
Jan
17
Thu
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jan 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Shana Blake Band is an innovative new take on the old soul cover band. The ensemble hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and features singer/songwriter Shana Blake (The Near Misses, Wavy Space, Tesser), veteran guitarist Keith Shamel (Virgo Musik, Daily Soul), bassist Dave Eatman (Bellyful, Automatic Chi) and drummer/percussionist Scott Newell (Vonce, Justice League). The expressive vocals and rich textures of the instrumentation fuse coherently to create a sound that’s as smooth as honey, with a hint of R&B, funk, reggae, southern rock, gospel, country, jazz and the blues. The repertoire covers the gamut from emotionally-charged ballads to energetic, danceable grooves. The song choices are anything but ordinary and, along with the original compositions, appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners. An evening with Shana Blake & Pivotal Soul is like a breath of fresh air. Funky fresh air.

Jan
18
Fri
Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
King’s X, Sound and Shape
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
KING’S X
Dug Pinnick – Bass/Vocals
Jerry Gaskill – Drums/Vocals
Ty Tabor – Guitar/Vocals

King’s X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. The band’s lyrics are largely based on the members’ struggles with religion and self-acceptance. King’s X was ranked No. 83 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Since being signed to Megaforce Records in 1987, King’s X has released twelve studio albums, two official live albums, and several independent releases. The band’s most recent studio album, XV, was released in 2008 on the InsideOut Music label. Since leaving Atlantic Records, following the release of Ear Candy in 1996, King’s X has released albums through Metal Blade Records, InsideOut Music and independently. Each member of the group has recorded several solo albums and have made numerous guest appearances on other artists’ albums, as well as participated in numerous compilation projects. Doug Pinnick and Ty Tabor also have many albums released with side bands in which they participate.

Early in their major label career the band secured opening slots on arena tours, including opening for bands like Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Scorpions, Pearl Jam and Mötley Crüe as well as the Woodstock ’94 festival. To this day, they continue to tour and perform live.
The spiritual nature of the band’s lyrics, particularly on their first four albums, has often led to them being labeled a Christian rock band, a label the members have rejected.

Jan
19
Sat
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
Greg Laswell
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

Originally from Long Beach, California, Greg Laswell is one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. You may recognize a bit of Leonard Cohen in his tormented baritone. You might think of Tom Waits when you sense how deep in the gut these songs come from. But if there is a quality that still and ever marks out Laswell’s writing, it is an ability to use words like unrepentant paper cuts. Should you be at the receiving end, perhaps you might not at first feel the sting; but it will burn like hell later.

In 2009, Laswell’s songs started appearing in various films (Friends With Benefits, My Sister’s Keeper, Final Destination) and television series (Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) with the release of “Three Flights From Alto Nido.” A covers EP (entitled “Covers,” no less) soon followed with versions of Kate Bush’s “This Women’s Work,” Morphine’s “In Spite of Me” and Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.”
In 2012, Laswell released “Landline” featuring guest vocals from Sara Bareilles, and Sia. Popmatters called his work, “Haunting and genuine.” Filter described his songs as “punches to the gut.” And Blackbook said, “Rightly compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen and the late Jeff Buckley.”

“Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet” came in 2016 with rave reviews—the title track, “Dodged A Bullet” appearing in the season finale of NBC’s The Blacklist.

Laswell just finished recording “Next Time” (his seventh studio album), scheduled for release this fall.

Jan
20
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This ‘winning adaptation’ (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicais ‘electrifying!’ (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. 

The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical, this smash hit production is ‘mesmerizing’ and proves ‘lightning can strike twice!’ (TheaterMania).

 
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21
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Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

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