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Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

Big City Cat – My Life in Folk-Rock, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert’s exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye.

Originally conceived as a stage play and screen treatment, it finds him documenting his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music.  Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully documents the trials, travails and triumphs that would eventually play out over the course of his prolific 40 year career.

The book is accompanied by its own soundtrack as well, an A+ new album entitled The Magic Tree that offers a series of songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos, overdubbed with new backing tracks and fleshed out as a series of songs that ring with the verve and vitality that Forbert’s fans have always come to expect. Consistently upbeat and optimistic, they convey a firm sense that age ought not diminish a lust for living. Then again, that’s been Forbert’s mantra for quite some time, honoring his past while plowing his way towards the future.

Brooks Hubbard Band with Grey Revell
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Brooks Hubbard Band
Brooks Hubbard Band has been a tight knit unit since their inception in Nashville, TN in 2015. Their music consists of an exciting mix of folk/americana, pop, funk, rock, blues, and soul. While touring the country promoting Brooks’ newest release, ‘American Story,’ they have captured audiences with their exhilarating balance of structure and improvisation through a focus on musicianship and love of songwriting.

Grey Revell
Grey Revell (born October 28, 1973) is a music producer and songwriter originally from Los Angeles, California. In the late 1990s, he moved to New York City, where among other artists, including Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis and Regina Spektor, he found a creative home in the Lower East Side Anti-folk community.

*Petra’s is a private club and a valid ID is required for entry. You will also be expecterd to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

Joe Benjamin and Leffty
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Joe Benjamin

Joe Benjamin

Active as bandleader in New York City since the mid 2010s, Joe Benjamin has built many different worlds for his music to live in. Until only a few years ago, he led a massive, genre-bending 11-piece orchestra, whose sheer mass was its own spectacle. As Joe’s style has evolved, his arrangements have become more streamlined, and his new music replaces the cacophony of reeds and brass with a tight three-piece horn section and back-up singers, just as it replaces the bombastic and madcap swing rhythms of his former project with irresistibly danceable grooves and earworm hooks. 
While his newest work is heavily influenced by funk and soul bands such as Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind & Fire, Joe Benjamin has a sound all his own, and it is his intoxicating and idiosyncratic style that has brought him on sold-out tours throughout Europe and the United States (the most pertinent of which is his forthcoming summer 2019 tour) and given him a dedicated fanbase at home in New York City. Together with his rhythm section (Ray Cetta, Tom Wilson and Michael Gordon), Joe has written a new album that showcases his previously under-displayed talent for creating searing, insistent grooves, catchy hooks and expansive soundscapes with no frills or pretensions- just the raw, captivating power that Benjamin has always been known for.


Leffty is a POP/R&B duo based out of Charlotte, NC. Kristian Lietzan on vocals & guitar and Josh Scott on drums. They currently have one single out on all platforms but are fine-tuning new singles as you read, coming from their love of dance, hip-hop, and Prince, accompanied by their experience in love, heartbreak, and the nights they can’t forget. They believe that when somebody dances like no one is watching, they enter into a world where they are everything they were always supposed to be 100% free.

The name Leffty is the story of Kristian. He was born with an abnormality in his left ear, which disfigures the structural bones in the human ear, and closes the ear canal, preventing all hearing through that ear. His parents overcompensated for every fear that he might feel “different’ or “unwanted.” When he was 19, he found out about a surgery that could repair his hearing as well as the appearance. He got his hearing fixed, but when asked about restructuring, he declined because he had truly embraced the anomaly that was him. 

Leffty is the name because they want their flaws to be their names. Something recognizable that can inspire their listener to be free from everything weighing them down. With their music, they hope to give everyone a chance to truly embrace their “Leffty,” and maybe dance with somebody new.

They have a slew of new singles releasing later this year and are so hyped to share it with you. Follow them on IG: @Leffty_Official to stay up to date with the duo!

Coughing Dove Album Release
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Coughing Dove album release with Indigo Jo, Sportmanship, and Pretty Baby & the wedding cult.


*Petra’s is a private club and you must have a valid ID to enter. You will also be expected to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm
We met in guitar class” is not a thing many people can say…but Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis performed together for the first time on the very same day they met…in guitar class.

Fast forward, following the international success of Striking Matches’ album “Nothing But The Silence”, produced by T-Bone Burnett, and 9 songs on TV’s “Nashville”, Davis and Zimmermann continualy prove to be the band that cannot be defined by old school music row boundaries. 

For their upcoming 2019 release, they have settled in a style all their own that they’ve coined as “blues-pop” – an amalgamation of their blues and roots based guitar riffs, combined with pop melodies.

Striking Matches are gearing up for an international tour with dates in the US and UK and are releasing new music this Spring.

Unity with Brut Beat
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Unity- Band
ISH (Rockish, Popish, Soulish, Reggaeish)

Brut Beat
Brut Beat is what could be considered as abrasive jazz influenced by an assortment of musical styles from afro-beat to heavy punk, free/bebop/cool jazz and old school hip hop mixing a blend of intricate rhythms.

*Petra’s is a pirvate club and you are required to have a valid ID to enter. You will also be expected to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


HYLYND, born and raised in North Carolina & currently in Dallas, TX is a singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist. With his new EP, “Born In The Night”, Hylynd is building upon the momentum of his single, “Permanent Marks”, which GasMaskMagazine calls, “an R&B Timberlake/Bieber vibe with his own twist” and RockDaFuqOut says “The vocals are not only impressive in their dynamics and performance, but the structure is nearly perfect. This one could easily work on radio against other Pop/R&B hits.’ After winning a competition to play at last year’s, “OneMusicFest” in Atlanta, GA, Hylynd shows he’s capable of not just putting on a show, but creating an experience.
Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour with Empress Of
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 9/15.


Big GRRRL, Small World
Due to overwhelming demand, the LIZZO concert scheduled to take place on September 15 at The Fillmore Charlotte has moved to Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Tickets purchased for The Fillmore Charlotte will be honored at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. No exchange necessary Delivery delay is in place until September 1, 2019 to check for duplicate orders. Please adhere to published ticket limits as your order could be cancelled.
Keb’ Mo’ – Solo Acoustic
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Over the years, Keb’ Mo’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute — Timeless. Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.

In 2017, Keb’ Mo’ released TajMo, a collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal. The multigenerational duo went on to tour the US and Europe in support of their album; which has since earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

‘Life Is Beautiful’ Keb’ Mo’ Meet & Greet Experience

  • One (1) premium reserved seat in the first (5) rows
  • Meet & greet / photo opportunity with Keb’ Mo’
  • One (1) merchandise gift autographed by Keb’ Mo’
  • Dedicated and early venue entry for merchandise shopping
Thursdays Live music series
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Thursdays Live – free live music, cold beer, food from Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and refreshments from 6 until 8pm. It’s happening all summer, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come hang out with your MoRA neighbors! At the new Embrace sculpture, located at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr.  Here’s a short video from last year:

Kacey Musgraves: Oh, What a World: Tour II with Weyes Blood
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm

Kacey Musgraves: Oh, What a World: Tour II with Weyes Blood at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 9/19.

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour • Available now!

Show 8pm This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

The Kingston Trio
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich, have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich, who has performed with the Trio and who plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts.