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19
Tue
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 10:30 pm

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

Mar
20
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Mar 20 @ 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.

Brian Dunne, Skylar Gudasz
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based out of Brooklyn, NY, singer/songwriter Brian Dunne’s music has won the attention and praise of many.
On February 17th, 2015, Brian released his full length debut ‘Songs From The Hive,’ which garnered praise from CMT, Songwriting Magazine, and countless others. He released his sophomore record on May 12, 2017 entitled ‘Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements’ which debuted at #10 on the iTunes Songwriter charts and earned him performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage and 2017’s Cayamo Cruise. He has shared the stage with many songwriting legends and newcomers, such as Robert Earl Keen, Delbert McClinton, Justin Townes Earle, Lee Ann Womack, and many others.

Charlotte Concerts presents Pink Panther In Concert
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Pink Panther in Concert” – On Tour will feature a 30 member orchestra from the Henry Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music (University of Miami) led by resident conductor Scott Flavin.

The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra will perform Henry Mancini’s award-winning and beloved score live with the film.

The popularity of Peter Sellers’ mischievous detective inspector led this franchise to international acclaim and inspired ten sequels.

“The Pink Panther” was nominated in 1963 for an Oscar® for Best Music, a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, and a Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show. The film won an ASCAP Award in 1988, when Mancini’s theme was chosen as the Most Performed Feature Film Standard. Because of its cultural significance, “The Pink Panther” was recently selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Pink Panther in Concert
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Pink Panther in Concert is presented by CPCC Performing Arts at the Knight Theater, Blumingthal Performing Arts Center. 

 

Eric Hutchinson, Nick Howard
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm

To see an Eric Hutchinson show is to be fully entertained. Hutchinson and his band, The Believers, have toured extensively, building a reputation for a high-energy live show, full of four-part harmonies, incredible musicianship, humility, and humor. A show for any music lover, Eric brings the audience to him, playing his unique songs and telling the funny, moving and one-of-a-kind stories that made him the artist he is today. 

Now, for the first time ever, Eric has brought his touring band into the recording studio with him and the result is an exciting new album, Modern Happiness. The record finds Eric and the Believers capturing the magic that makes their live shows so memorable, and effortlessly melding Pop, Soul, Reggae, Folk and Americana into a sound that is undeniably Hutchinsonian. 

Beginning in January 2018, Eric is adventurously rolling out Modern Happiness, one song at a time, for 10 months straight. Each month will feature behind-the-scenes videos, live video chats, extensive podcast interviews, and much more, all in an effort for Eric to make the recordings as transparent as possible to his listeners. Fans will be able to gain access to exclusive content through Eric’s new members-only project, The E-Hutch Club, via Patreon.com/erichutchinson.

In addition to recording his new album this year, Eric released ‘Songversations’, a music listening card game, through Abrams Books in September. The game debuted at #1 in its category on Amazon the day it was released and maintained that position for three weeks. Having sold out of its first printing, “Songversations” is heading into 2018 as one of the hottest new games of its kind.

Eric Hutchinson is an international platinum-selling singer, songwriter and seasoned touring artist. He has performed in all 50 states (a milestone he reached this past summer) and has shared the stage with acts such as Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R., and Michael Franti. His single “Rock & Roll” earned him his first gold record in the United States and the song became a #1 hit in several countries. 

Mar
21
Thu
We Came As Romans, Erra
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm
 $19 Adv // $22 DOS

16 & Over | $3 Surcharge under 21

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Kyle Daniel Album Release (full band)
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

An uncompromising singer with a rich, deep voice, Kyle Daniel, is sure to shake up the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut project. The gifted guitarist, singer and songwriter shares an intensely personal song selection on the EP that bares all. ‘This five-song EP is an intimate look at my life over the past two years. From life to love, lack of love, or the ability to do so, these tracks are written from raw emotions and life-changing experiences,’ said Daniel about his debut release.

The Bowling Green, Kentucky-native grew up listening to iconic southern rockers like Gregg Allman and credits him as a lifelong musical influence. Today, he adds Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Brent Cobb to his list of inspirations as well. At the age of sixteen, the young Daniel won the Southern Kentucky Blues Society Blues Challenge. A year later, he was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Quickly making a name for himself in Music City, he earned the title of ‘Nashville’s Best Guitarist’ at the 102.9 Buzz Rock Awards. 

After years of being content writing songs and playing a support role for some of the top names in music, Kyle discovered a voice that had a story of its own. Sharing the stage with artists such as Anderson East, Jimmy Hall, Wet Willie, Casey James, Clare Dunn and Jericho Woods, created a lifetime of memories. However, the future is bright and the spotlight is focused on Kyle Daniel.

Coco Montoya, Tinsley Ellis
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm

“Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work…dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” –Washington Post

“Montoya is a show-stopper…Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.” –Living Blues

The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist COCO MONTOYA. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Five years of constant touring with Collins and ten years with Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has released eight solo albums—including three for Alligator between 2000 and 2007—and has played at clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world. Guitar Player says Montoya plays “stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.”

Returning to Alligator with his new album, Hard Truth, Montoya delivers one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by drummer Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, each delivering a hard truth of its own. From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, I Want To Shout About It, to the haunting Devil Don’t Sleep to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ The Moon Is Full, Hard Truth covers a lot of emotional ground. Montoya’s unpredictable guitar playing and smoking soul vocals blend effortlessly with a backing band featuring renowned musicians including bassist Bob Glaub (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Lee Lewis), keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Taj Mahal), guitarists Billy Watts (Eric Burdon) and Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt), and Braunagel on drums. Slide guitar master Lee Roy Parnell guests on Lost In The Bottle.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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.

Mar
22
Fri
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Theodore, Greg Keys
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Theodore has gained notoriety for his memorable live performances, dazzling audiences with his mesmerizing stage presence. Announcing the release his cascading LP Inner Dynamics for November 2, 2018, on NPR’s All Songs Considered, the Greek artist has already garnered considerable success with his previous album It Is But It’s Not, which was mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Moby, M83) and performed live at the fabled Abbey Road Studio 2 in London. With over 2 million Youtube views, Theodore has supported Sigur Ros and DIIV at Release Festival, graced the stages of Reeperbahn Festival [Best Performance Of 2017], performed at Eurosonic Noorderslag and showcased his talents at this year’s SXSW Festival – where he was picked as NPR Music’s ‘SXSW 2018: Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments’. Theodore has received support from tastemaker publications such as CLASH Mag, Music Week, Tsugi, FGUK, Gaffa and Szene and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, while his single Towards? (for what is to come) is currently playlisted on renowned national radio stations NPR All Songs 24/7 Music (USA) and Flux Passport Approved (Germany). Covering a wide sonic scope, Theodore drowns ethereal melodies in a cauldron of psychedelic sounds, while his unique mélange of influences allow a broad scope of movement, from ethereal classical movements to driving, melancholic post-rock sections.

Cosmic Charlie: Grateful Dead Tribute
Mar 22 @ 9:00 pm

Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band swiftly cemented its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue, a Dead cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands. Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead’s energy and style as a foundation on which to build. 

Grand Marquis, Hustle Souls
Mar 22 @ 10:30 pm

Grand Marquis navigates the American Roots waterways, opting to stick mainly to the banks of Kansas City blues, Memphis soul, and the second line funk of New Orleans. The group has been a staple of the Kansas City music scene for over 20 years and continues to put out new and relevant records. After landing a national tour in 2004, they attracted the attention of a broader audience, which eventually led to them becoming finalists in the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Their record “Blues and Trouble” was recognized by the same competition as one of the best self-produced records of 2014. Opening for bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Preservation Hall, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more have given them the opportunity to bring their music to a broader music audience.

With the success of their 2018 release “Brighter Days” being in the top 100 albums on Roots Music Report, they landed a partner in Teenage Heart Records and will be releasing two 45s in 2019.

Mar
23
Sat
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Buckethead
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm

Buckethead is a virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who performs within many genres of music. He has released over 300 studio recordings, way more than anyone else in the history of music. He released 178 “pikes” in the 2014-2015 period alone. He has also performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde music.

When performing in his theatrical persona, Buckethead used to wear a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that reads ‘FUNERAL’ in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask. More recently, he has switched to a plain white bucket no longer bearing the KFC logo. He also incorporates nun chucks, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. Buckethead’s persona represents a character that was ‘raised by chickens’ and has made it his ‘mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.’

An instrumentalist, Buckethead is best known for his electric guitar playing. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time’ as well as being included in Guitar World’s lists of the ’25 all-time weirdest guitarists’ and is also known for being one of the fastest guitar players on planet earth. He’s also a kick ass bass player and an overall amazing live performer.

Buckethead has most recently performed as a solo Artist although he has collaborated with many high-profile artists such as Bill Laswell, Les Claypool, Bernie Worrell, Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, Brain, and tons more.

Departure (The Ultimate Journey Tribute)
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm
 
  • $3.00 Surcharge for Under 21
  • Receive a discount on your meal at The Gin Mill when you present your advanced, printed ticket on the day of the show. (Dine In Only).

In their 11th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group; Journey. All five DEPARTURE band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Dressed in the iconic tuxedo jacket, DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. They perform for 2 hours straight without taking a break to give their audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used. Performing approximately one-hundred shows nationally per year, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages

Same As It Ever Was: A Talking Heads Tribute
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm

Love The Talking Heads? Same As It Ever Was does it right. This 7-piece outfit of Knoxville musicians came together out of their mutual love and respect for the music of the Talking Heads in the summer of 2004 and have not looked back since. Over the years the band has performed extensively, and now nearly have the entire Talking Heads catalog at their fingertips; They bring the excitement and energy of everything from ’77 to Naked, and all the B-sides in between. Same As It Ever Was strives to maintain the integrity of the Talking Heads’ groundbreaking music, while bringing their own panache to the game. Whatever you’re your level of familiarity with Talking Heads, you can expect to have an unforgettable time with Same As It Ever Was!

The Mammoths, Red Dress Amy
Mar 23 @ 10:30 pm

Comprised of four members: lead singer David Kapsner; lead guitarist Michael Jekot; bass player Tyler Rush; and percussionist Tim Durand, The Mammoths have found their sweet spot in blending elements of blues, rock and psych into their songwriting. With face-melting guitar licks, hard-hitting drum beats and soulful vocals, this motley crew has found their home in Austin, Texas. Kapsner, Rush and Jekot started their collective musical journey at the young age of 13. The trio was dispersed across Texas before reconnecting as a group in the Live Music Capitol of the World. There they stumbled upon Durand, a seasoned percussionist with eighteen years of experience. After a jam session at SXSW, the four never looked back – and The Mammoths were born. 

‘The Mammoths are an up-and-coming Austin band to watch fueled by their fiery unapologetic live shows reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin. In meeting with these guys at AMF on their future plans, this band is clearly driven on playing hard and using the old school work ethic of making fans one sweaty show at a time.” – Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Music Group/Austin Music Foundation).

‘Crisp and catchy songwriting and performances make The Mammoths new recordings jump through the speakers.’ – Kevin Wommack (Playing in Traffic Records)

Mar
24
Sun
Chloë Agnew
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm

Chloë Agnew is a singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland. Agnew gained fame for her integral part as one of the original (and youngest) members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman from the age of 14. 

Born to Irish entertainer Adéle ‘Twink’ King and Irish oboist David Agnew, Chloë was practically born on the stage 

Shortly after the success of her second album Walking in the Air, Chloë was approached to become part of a new PBS production, “Celtic Woman”. Ten years later, Chloë held the dual title of being both one of the original members and the youngest performer of the group. At the age of 24, she was already a musical veteran and after an illustrious career with the famous ensemble; she embarked on a solo career that has seen her perform all over the world.

Dear Even Hanson: The Musical
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and NBC News says that the musical is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 — and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.  A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

Mar
25
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte’s premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area’s best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Aaaaron at the door, Donniebaseball behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Normal Dennis doing his best at making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot.

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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.

 

Knocturnal
Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm

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. *Beginning July 2, 2018, unless otherwise noted for special performances, admission will be $2 from 9 pm-midnight and then $5 from midnight-2 am.
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.

Mar
26
Tue
Shim, feeaturing Shimon Moore, former lead singer of Sick Puppies
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
Show | 7:30pm // Doors | 7pm
 $15 Adv // $ 20 DOS
16 & over || $3 Surcharge under 21
 
 

Shimon Moore former lead singer of  Sick Puppies

When Shim Moore first began writing solo music, a piece of early career advice stuck with him.
He recalls, “Somebody once told me, ‘When you’re making music, the difference between good and great is blood. If you bleed on a record, people are going to hear it. If you don’t, people are going to hear it too’.”
Truth is, Shim’s blood courses through every song he’s ever written and recorded. Millions of fans worldwide connected to his songwriting, spirit, and soul across four full-length albums from the RIAA platinum-certified Sick Puppies—which he founded in 1997. Following his split from the group during 2015, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer did what he does best: write.

 

Jonathan McReynolds, KJ Scriven, The Hamiltones
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm

Jonathan McReynolds is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Chicago, IL. At just 28, Jonathan’s music has grown from dorm rooms to Christian music’s biggest stages over the course of three full length albums and one EP, making fans of music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed him “the future of gospel music.” 

Jonathan’s latest, “Make Room,” released this past March, is both a graceful reminder of what makes Jonathan’s music so special and a bold foot forward in the artist’s career. Recorded live in Chicago in May 2017, the album follows Jonathan, his band, and an impressive roster of guest artists through a spirited, inspired, and elastic live set. Under Jonathan’s spellbinding performance and masterful songwriting, the live recording becomes an instrument all its own, as Jonathan navigates moments of inspired spontaneity as easily and confidently as the rehearsed. The album has spawned the singles “Cycles” and “Not Lucky, I’m Loved,” which became his first Billboard #1 Single upon its release in October 2017. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, as well as #2 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums, and broke the mainstream at #27 on overall Top Albums and #97 on the Hot 200. 

The concert recording that would become “Make Room” also became the basis for an hour-long TV special called “Jonathan McReynolds: Make Room” which was broadcast nationally on TV One later in March. The special intertwines video of selections from “Make Room” with behind-the-scenes looks at the making of McReynolds’s instant classic album. 

“My albums are about being authentic and genuine, pure and transparent. That’s who I try to be as a person,” he says. “I’m direct, I’m blunt. I’m not a fan of church clichés and ‘Christian-ese’. [My music] is concerned with showing others and reminding myself how the Faith doesn’t just fit every part of life, but should frame every part of life.” 

Jonathan currently holds his Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty on top of his work as an official contributor to Huffington Post and the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and recently awarded $9k in scholarships.

His appeal stretches across generational, cultural, and musical lines. It is shown in the buzzworthy performances that have marked his last four years including BET Celebration of Gospel with India.Arie, Essence Fest (2014, 2015), 106 & Park, Stellar Awards (2014, 2015, 2018), Joyful Noise, Revolt TV Live, and the Dove Awards. In addition to headlining monster shows as far as Oslo, London, and Port-of-Spain, Jonathan has toured with India Arie and Lalah Hathaway.

Shallou & Slow Magic
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm

2017 brought major changes for shallou. The Maryland-born musician and producer came to electronic music after moving to Chicago, where he began recording songs in his bedroom. His debut EP All Becomes Okay catapulted him from obscurity to prominence via strong word-of-mouth buzz. He sold out his first headlining shows, amassed over 100 million Spotify plays, had multiple SiriusXM #1 singles, and landed on the Billboard Dance charts. And shallou is just getting started.

Souls, shallou’s new EP, looks to continue this progression throughout 2018 with major festival appearances, a proper North American headlining tour, and multiple artist collaborations.

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 26 @ 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. 

 

Mar
27
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Mar 27 @ 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.

Fatai, Anna Pancaldi
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

Fatai is an Australian artist who knows no bounds when it comes to her unending vocal capability, song craftsmanship and unique personal character, that leaves crowds speechless.

Blending all the best bits of soul, R&B and contemporary music, Fatai’s favorite place is face to face with people, where her music brings unity to a room and joy to people’s hearts.

Fatai is no stranger to the long roads that link the stunning cities and towns of North America. Have set out on 3 tours across the country over 3 consecutive years, Fatai is to embark on her biggest tour yet in the USA and Canada in March/April 2019.

Revisiting cities and exploring new ones, Fatai will be performing new music with a new band – this will be a tour not to miss!

The Road Less Traveled Tour will be going through Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte, Vienna/Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Detroit, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

DDG, B. Lou, DC the Don, more
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Breaking The Internet Tour with DDG and Special Guests
B.Lou, DC the Don, Flight, Yung Charc, TyTheGuy, Domi V, Sheem Kluaf, Jazze
Wed, March 27, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC
$15 adv/$18 dos (M&G available)
TICKETS
$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Mar
28
Thu
Black Stone Cherry, with Tyler Bryant and The Shakedowns
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Show | 7:30pm // Doors | 7pm
 $25 Adv // $30 DOS
16 & over || $3 Surcharge Under 21
Desmond Myers
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

While growing up on small farm in rural North Carolina, Desmond learned to appreciate blues and rock music from his late father. As a teenager he became fascinated with southern hip hop, R&B, and electronic dance music. His sound today is an amalgamation of these sounds. After high school Desmond spent his early adult years in Paris, France where he worked as a ghostwriter for many artists, most notably the band Her. 

In 2017 he released the EP Brothers and Fathers whose breakout single ‘Vinyl Collection’ was included on a number of Spotify playlists, including ‘Discover Weekly.’

In 2018 he settled in Atlanta, Georgia to focus on his solo career and started his #singleofthemonth campaign which he sees him releasing new music to his fans every month. 

Emily Scott Robinson Album Release with Courtney Lynn & Quinn
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

With her forthcoming album Traveling Mercies (out February 22, 2019), Emily Scott Robinson offers a complex, thoughtful portrait of a real itinerant artist, one who carries the lessons of her past as she searches for a hopeful future. She and her husband live full-time in a motorhome and spend long stretches on the road, turning chance encounters with strangers into stirring folk meditations on the human condition. A meditation on human frailty and the power of resiliency, Robinson is at times vulnerable, at others, defiant and absolutely free. Her snapshots portray real people who live and love and struggle to keep their balance atop a world that spins endlessly beneath their feet. “Traveling Mercies” is a tour de force from a traveler, a survivor, an elegant chronicler of her own existence and those of her fellow wanderers.

Mike Farris
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Known first as the frontman for the critic darlings, The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, Mike Farris has made a name for himself with his passionately-crafted brand of blue eyed soul which includes elements of blues, roots and gospel. It makes for an addictive combination that earned Farris a Grammy award in 2015 for Best Roots/Gospel Album, to follow his 2008 Americana Music Award for best new artist. With a new album out, Silver & Stone, released on Compass Records, Farris continues to wow with his soulful vocals, observant originals and interpretations of soul classics. Farris tours in both solo and band configurations and his renowned Christmas show is stocking-stuffed with so much holiday soul……he’s guaranteed to make the nice list.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 28 @ 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.

 

Rachel Baiman, Sally & George
Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

Rachel Baiman is a singer, songwriter, banjo and fiddle player based in Nashville, TN. 

Inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman’s influences span a wide range. Years spent playing traditional music shine through in her debut album Shame, released June 2017 on Free Dirt Records. For recording and production, Baiman turned to the talents of Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin. “At the time that I was writing the music for this record, I was listening to all North Carolina-made albums, including Mandolin Orange and the album Andrew produced for Josh Oliver (Oliver is also featured heavily on Shame).” Shortly after reaching out to Marlin, Baiman traveled to Chapel Hill, NC for three intensive days in the studio. “The energy was amazing,” Baiman says. “It became clear that we were making something really special that needed to be finished.”

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Mar 28 @ 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.