Calendar

Dec
18
Tue
The Weepies, with Matt the Electrician
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than 1.5 million records with over 54 million streams on Spotify, 25+ million views on YouTube, and over 110k social media followers. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music; five records over seven years.

Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

The couple was unable to travel while Deb was in treatment, so they worked at home, inviting guest musicians to record remotely wherever each musician happened to be, resulting in an unlikely superstar backing band. Players from across the spectrum jumped in, including: Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello), Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Oliver Kraus (Sia) and Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam), as well as veteran Weepies compatriots Frank Lenz, Eli Thomson, Jon Flaugher, Meg Toohey, and Whynot Jansveld, plus a horn section from New Orleans.

The Vegabonds, Red Dress Amy
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

Following three European tours, four full-length albums, and a tour schedule packed with more festivals and venues than ever before, The Vegabonds are forging into their second decade spreading the gospel of pure New South Rock.

The quintet joins LA-based Blue Elan Records with the first album deal of their career. The new record, “V”, symbolizing their fifth release, will debut worldwide in January. Produced by Tom Tapley in Atlanta, The Vegabonds’ highly-anticipated release audibly illustrates their unconventional yet contagious self-titled genre of rock. With Americana, Country, and Rock influences, The Vegabonds’ sound is one that cannot be duplicated, manipulated, or pigeon-holed. After his work producing the band’s critically-acclaimed album “WhatWe’re Made Of” and the “Long Haired Country Boy” single, Tapley’s execution of albums for Blackberry Smoke to Sugarland, Tyler Farr to Mastodon, highlights the best of The Vegabonds’ unique musicianship, vocals, lyrics and sound.

Gold Old War, Beta Radio, Allman Brown
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Good Old War will release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring along side a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog.

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 10:30 pm

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

Dec
19
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Dec 19 @ 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.

Karla Davis
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina. Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar just over five years ago. 

Karla took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN. In January 2010 Karla was named the national winner of the Colgate Country Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music. After starting her own independent record label and recording her first two albums, Karla found herself on Season 2 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in 2012 where she made it to the top 16 on Team Adam.

Following her success on The Voice, Karla began working with industry veterans Gordon Kennedy and Jeff Balding with whom she released her single ‘I Can’t Sleep Tonight’ in February of 2015. Karla is currently writing and in the studio working on her upcoming EP with Mapletop Entertainment.

Vienna Boys’ Choir
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Vienna Boys’ Choir or Vienna Choir Boys is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best known boys’ choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other countries. 

 

Dec
20
Thu
Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Dec 20 @ 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. 

Lisa De Novo at Growler USA
Dec 20 @ 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

 
 
Howie Day, Alex2e
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns. 

A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft. 

After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio. 

After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Over the next two years, as a reenergized Day toured North America, Australia and Asia, new songs began to emerge and evolve. His fourth full-length album, Lanterns, was recorded in Boston with producer and longtime friend Mike Denneen. Awash with a warm musicality and unique instrumentation, the album also features guest vocals from Aimee Mann. Lanterns was released in April 2015.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Dec 20 @ 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.

 

Renelvis (free show)
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

Renelvis emerged in Charlotte during the early 90s, claiming to be just another Elvis Presley impersonator. While he may not look or talk like your typical Memphis bluesman, all one has to do is listen to him belt out “Hound Dog” or watch him swivel his hips, and you’ll be convinced that The King is back.

 

Rene will be performing a mix of his original songs and some Elvis favorites, as well as telling stories from his book.

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Dec 20 @ 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.

Dec
21
Fri
Christmas Show with Dane Page, Chip McGee and George Banda
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

Dane Page is a singer-songwriter living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Influenced by the traditions of Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, his music reflects the complexities of modern life while keeping true to the simple tenets of songwriting. Dane’s lyrics weave listeners through Greek mythology, 20th Century literature, and American history while telling stories of love, loss, happiness, and pain. His music pulls from contemporary folk artists like Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov, but also ventures into sounds reminiscent of The War on Drugs and Tame Impala.

Dane Page continues to tour through the southeast and mid-Atlantic in support of his independently produced EP City to City. A collection of bawdy, rambler tunes perfect for taprooms, bars, and breweries. Selma (Summer 2018) will be his first full-length record. Selma is a more mature album that pushes the boundaries of folk and gives Dane the space to fully develop his sound.

Dane is a storyteller perfect for intimate rooms where audiences can delve into the imagery and lyricism of his songs. The full band—Eric Fellner on bass, Kevin Orlando on guitar, and Josh Kelley on drums—is a dynamic act taking Dane’s solo storytelling ability and adding an infectious blend of folk, rock, and blues capable of filling music halls and festival stages. In either setting, listeners are welcomed into the music and leave feeling like old friends after a bonfire.

Magic of Christmas
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

Christopher James Lees, conductor

From snow falling in the theater to sing-alongs and Santa, families have been making the Charlotte Symphony a part of their holiday tradition for more than 20 years.

Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Dec 21 @ 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

Larkin Poe, with Moses Jones and the Dirty Southern Soul
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

Following their sold-out show last March, the rootsy rock duo returns to Charlotte with a brand new set. Larkin Poe, led by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, celebrate the release of their fourth album, Venom & Faith. Grab a traditional seat in Booth Playhouse or opt to surround yourself with the electric energy of the crowd in the general admission pit by the stage.

Larkin Poe’s audacious instrumental mastery reinterprets classic rock and blues for a contemporary audience. Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production elements, and resonant lyrics like “California king-sized dreams in a twin bed.”

The Sammies CD Release Bash, with Parker Gispert from The Whigs
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Sammies are proud to announce the release of their 4th studio album Bonfire Nightclub.  Recorded in 2017 at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium in Kernersville NC, and coming in at just under 40 minutes, it harkens back to their eponymous first album.  In part due to the fact that The Sammies enlisted famed indie rock producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) to produce/mix/engineer the session, just as he did on that first album.  Brothers Huntley again fire back and forth at one another, taking turns on vocal duties, and at times adding a little “blood harmony” to the mix. 

Formed in Charlotte by way of Wadesboro NC, The Sammies have played hundreds of shows all across the United States, from Claremont CA to Boston MA, SXSW to Sundance, and everywhere in between.  With songs placed in movies (Employee of the Month) and TV (Friday Night Lights, Entourage), and albums available for streaming or however you take your music now, come check out the band that Bill Murray would give 3 thumbs up to had he met them.

Dec
22
Sat
Magic of Christmas
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm

Christopher James Lees, conductor

From snow falling in the theater to sing-alongs and Santa, families have been making the Charlotte Symphony a part of their holiday tradition for more than 20 years.

Magic of Christmas
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

Christopher James Lees, conductor

From snow falling in the theater to sing-alongs and Santa, families have been making the Charlotte Symphony a part of their holiday tradition for more than 20 years.

Moose Kick
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

Moose Kick is a five piece rock n’ roll powerhouse based out of the beautiful Charleston, SC. The band began in a blue room during the winter of 2013 and since has spent countless days touring, recording, mastering and sharing their sound with the world. During the summer of 2014 the band spent time in Charleston Sound Studios where they recorded their first full length album ‘Blue Room Revival’ which is avaliable on iTunes and all major music selling platforms today. After working with the band throughout the summer, sound engineer Trevor Maron deemed the sound as progressive-southern-funk, which truly rings out in the band’s first album. Since releasing the album in October of 2014 the band has taken their talent to the road touring virtually nonstop, and selling out shows throughout the region. Great strides and long hours have created a very unique writting proccess which has ultimately translated into a heavy hitting yet beautiful live performance. 

Dec
23
Sun
Magic of Christmas
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm

Christopher James Lees, conductor

From snow falling in the theater to sing-alongs and Santa, families have been making the Charlotte Symphony a part of their holiday tradition for more than 20 years.

Magic of Christmas
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm

Christopher James Lees, conductor

From snow falling in the theater to sing-alongs and Santa, families have been making the Charlotte Symphony a part of their holiday tradition for more than 20 years.

Dec
24
Mon
Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 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.
Dec
25
Tue
Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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. 

 

Dec
26
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Dec 26 @ 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.

Lucky Five
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm

With dynamic beats, powerful basslines, soul-cringing guitar riffs and diverse songwriting talents, Lucky Five delivers a brand new sound to the Charlotte music scene. Early collaborators Marques Nash, Shago Elizondo, and Andy Mormimoto formed the original foundation of Lucky Five in December 2006. It wasn’t until the addition of Jesse Williams and Jonny Fung that the group was able to truly settle into its niche and start developing its unique sound. Lucky Five’s primary focus has been to create the most musically intense songs possible, complete with magnetic hooks and intimate lyrics. You can catch them playing at various venues around Charlotte, as well as throughout the region…… Check us out and remember ‘The Resistance is coming’……..

Dec
27
Thu
Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Dec 27 @ 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. 

Rock of Ages
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Dec 27 @ 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.

 

Travers Brothership, Downtown Abby & The Echoes
Dec 27 @ 9:00 pm
“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art.’ – Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music

Twin brothers Eric and Kyle Travers have been making music and stunning audiences since they first began performing together at 13 years old. 

In 2012 the twin brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, an Alternative, Soul, and Funk ensemble based out of Asheville, NC.

It is safe to say The Brothership stands out amongst most acts climbing the charts in the U.S. today. Why do they stand out so boldly amongst the others? They care to make each concert a unique and unforgettable experience. Utilizing the band’s unmatched live energy and superior songwriting, they create a live atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community. A Travers Brothership concert is best described as a wild block party, and this is a party you don’t wanna miss.

Following the success of the ‘I Don’t Mind EP’ the band began touring nationally in 2013 and has since performed 400+ concerts across the United States. The band has shared the stage with many accomplished acts such as: Charles Bradley, Taj Mahal, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, The Marcus King Band, Robert Randolph, Leftover Salmon, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, and many more.

Over the course of two national tours the band began work with Grammy award winning producer, Juan ‘Pericles’ Covaz, and Grammy nominated engineer, Matt Williams. Following recording sessions at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL and The Eagle Room in Asheville, NC the band’s first album ‘A Way To Survive’ was complete.

‘A Way To Survive’ was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. The album has won numerous awards including ‘Best Studio Album of 2016’ at Homegrown Music Network, and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Following the success of their first record, the band was voted ‘Best Alternative Band of 2016’ by the readers of Asheville’s Mountain Xpress, confirming the bands status as a staple of the Southeast music scene.

Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of ‘A Way To Survive’ and writing songs for their highly anticipated sophomore release.

‘There are hundreds of great bands aiming for the major leagues, but few of them bring such a complete package as Travers Brothership. In this horse race, I’ve found where I’m putting my money.’ – Brian Swenk, Homegrown Music Network

Downtown Abby & The Echoes

DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting. 

Delivering vocals and keyboard is our leading lady, DownTown Abby, Abby Bryant. Laying down the groove are The Echoes with Bailey Faulkner (guitar), Logan Hall (bass), and Steven Cornacchia (drums).

DTA & The Echoes formed in the summer of 2016 in the mountains of North Carolina, taking influence from the work of the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals among many titans of southern soul and Mo-town. Over a year later, the band relocated to Charlotte to bring its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. With performances at regional festivals and some of NC’s most popular music venues under its belt, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the places you most love to hear music.

The band’s EP, Leavin’ You, brings the energy of a live DTA show to the web, encouraging everyone to hear the exciting new directions modern soul rock is headed.

With powerful vocals and a groovy rhythm section, DownTown Abby & The Echoes is a must-see for all ages and musical preferences.

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Dec 27 @ 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.

Dec
28
Fri
E.T.: Movie in Concert
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm

A MAGICAL ADVENTURE. ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.

Extend the magic of the holiday season with an unforgettable family experience! Legendary director Steven Spielberg and iconic film composer John Williams join forces for this heartwarming masterpiece filled with unparalleled imagination. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends 10-year-old Elliott. Experience their captivating adventure like never before, with this Academy Award®-winning film score performed live by the Charlotte Symphony in sync to the full feature-length film projected on a huge high-definition screen.

Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Dec 28 @ 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

Pat McGee, Ernie Halter
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm

“I never expected any of these legends to say yes, but I figured it was worth a shot,” says PAT MCGEE about his star-studded new self-titled album. “If nothing else, I wanted them to know that I felt they would have been the perfect band for these songs. I have never been a guy that asked for favors or perks in this business, but on this project I definitely swung for the fences and thought to myself, ‘Why not? The worst they can say is ‘no’.”

Fortunately, the iconic players he had hoped to work with gave him a resounding, “Yes!” The dream team McGee assembled includes musical legends Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, and Jeff Pevar (nicknamed “The Section”). Other notable musicians such as Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Train’s Pat Monahan, Punchbrother’s Gabe Witcher as well as Pat McGee’s own band contributed to the album’s sound.

Recorded in Los Angeles in 2014, Pat McGee was influenced by the classic albums of the 1970s that were spun in his childhood home. “I was inspired to write a record that was not based on a ‘single’ but on the wholeness of the complete album,” Pat explains. “I was at a friend’s house, listening to what I thought was someone’s playlist on an iPod. When I realized they were spinning full albums on vinyl, I was blown away. The very next day, I decided to buy a record player and picked up the ten records that lit the fire in me to start playing music, including seminal records by James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.”

Channeling the vintage warmth of those recordings, he began writing an album that would have the same timeless quality of singer/songwriter rock from the Laurel Canyon scene of the early 70s.

Once McGee had written enough material for an album, he began to wonder what would happen if he reached out to the musicians who helped to shape his ear. An impossible task, he thought, but he decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it. One by one, the pieces started to fit together and each of them accepted his offer. As though the universe had always intended for this record to be made. “You could tell when we got to the studio that all these guys just loved playing with each other,” McGee recalls. “From the moment that we played the opening warm-up casual jam, I knew that this was going to blow away anything that I could have ever dreamed.”

From the guitar intro of opening track “Bad Idea,” the natural connection between the players was obvious, sounding much more like a band who had been playing together for decades instead of being assembled for just one record. In lieu of the modern process of painstakingly tracking each individual instrument, the band jammed. “I would show them my song idea and they would ask to hear the meaning of the lyric, and 10 minutes later, we had a take on tape,” he says, still in awe of that process. “We never tracked more than two or three takes before moving onto the next song. In all of these moments, I felt like I was witnessing the creation of an iconic classic rock guitar moment, drum part or bass line– it was happening right before my very eyes. And the fact that these guys were making it happen on songs that I wrote is just still so unbelievable to me.”

Rock of Ages
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Wormholes, Jah Will, Sweat Transfer
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Wormholes are an experimental-art-rock trio out of Charlotte, NC.
The band’s captivating live performances are a testament to their professionalism and thoughtfulness to every detail of their craft.  
The Wormholes sound blends guitar, synthesizer, and drums into an intriguing mix of rock, synth pop, and psychedelia.
This sound, combined with original art, haze-cutting lasers, and black-light reactive backdrops, creates a mesmerizingly unique experience for audiences.

Dec
29
Sat
Rock of Ages
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

E.T.: Movie in Concert
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm

A MAGICAL ADVENTURE. ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.

Extend the magic of the holiday season with an unforgettable family experience! Legendary director Steven Spielberg and iconic film composer John Williams join forces for this heartwarming masterpiece filled with unparalleled imagination. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends 10-year-old Elliott. Experience their captivating adventure like never before, with this Academy Award®-winning film score performed live by the Charlotte Symphony in sync to the full feature-length film projected on a huge high-definition screen.

Truckstop Preachers, Jason Moss and the Hosses, The Loose Lugnuts, Bill Noonan and the Hey Joes
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm

‘Call it high octane outlaw country. It’s a high-energy show something along the lines of Rev. Horton Heat.’ Electric honky-tonk is another way to view the [Truckstop Preachers] frame of mind, and there’s a bit of cheeky humor thrown in for good measure as well. Definitely a spirited mix known for its good time appeal.’
  — Debbie Jennings, The Herald

‘You don’t have to be a fan of old-time honky-tonk to enjoy this engaging outfit – they serve up tasty twang marinated in humor.’
  — Woody Mitchell, Charlotte Observer

Rock of Ages
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Dec
30
Sun
Rock of Ages
Dec 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Rock of Ages
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Dec
31
Mon
Rock of Ages
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!

Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at oneof the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

You can add tickets for this show now to a Broadway Lights PNC season ticket order. Call 704-335-1010 for season ticket information.

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Dec 31 @ 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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