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Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 14 @ 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.

Clark Beckham, Tim Halperin
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

Clark’s killer vocals and profound music abilities as a multi-instrumentalist has led him on a journey from busking on the streets to performing on national television in front of millions of viewers. On American Idol, Clark’s soulful, bluesy voice outsold every other contestant combined on iTunes and placed him as THE fan favorite and runner-up of the 2015 season.

Clark’s live performances also dominated the top 10 most viewed videos on American Idol’s Youtube channel. Since Idol, Clark has performed with the Nashville Symphony, written with Brian McKnight, been nominated for the Teen Choice award for Music’s Next Big Thing, opened on tour for Jon Bellion, and signed with Quincy Jones.

Clark most recently released his EP “Year One”, which debuted at #6 on iTunes Alternative and #22 on Billboard’s R&B Sales chart. His highly awaited EP includes, “Must Be Hard Being You”, which was a collaboration with The Shadowboxers, and “I Need”, which was produced by Steve
Jordan and features John Mayer’s all-star band: Steve Jordan on drums, Pino Palladino on bass, and Isaiah Sharkey on guitar, with horn arrangements by Jerry Hey and Keyon Harrold.

We will continue to see refreshing new music from Clark that will be highly regarded and binge-worthy, making his music one for the passionate connoisseurs of music. Catch Clark’s captivating performances on his debut headline tour this fall at www.clarkbeckham.com.

Marsha Ambrosius
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

Marsha Ambrosius-Billups is an English singer and songwriter from Liverpool, England. She embarked on her musical career as a member of Floetry. Ambrosius released her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings in March 2011.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 14 @ 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 14 @ 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
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Nothing More
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm

 

There are a lot of bands who claim to wear their hearts on their sleeves, but for Texan quartet Nothing More that sentiment could scarcely be more literal. “When we first started, we branded ourselves on the arm after each year of touring, so we’ve all got these scars now, reminding us of the commitment we made to each other,” confides frontman Jonny Hawkins. To say that this is a band who are dedicated to their cause would be to understate the case somewhat. 

Hailing from San Antonio, Nothing More is a four-headed musical hydra that runs on frenetic passion, unswerving DIY spirit and relentless sonic experimentation. Part schizoid System Of A Down weird-isms, part Mars Volta-esque prog rock freak out, part effortless pop nous, they seamlessly barrel from churning headbang to skyscraping chorus and back again in the blink of an eye. Capable of bombastic bounce that hits as hard as an uppercut to the jaw when they fancy it, the boys from The Alamo City are equally able to dial down their bluster into deft moments of crystalline beauty when the mood takes them. It’s a gut-punching blend made all the more powerful by a keen lyrical sophistication and philosophical undertone which both belies their years and marks them out from their contemporaries. 

Forming initially as Middle school kids whose aspirations were as serious then as they are now, Nothing More’s early development took place against a backdrop of suburban boredom and rabid musical obsession. Having tasted the addictive elixir of rock ‘n’ roll the band realized they were at a crossroads when they reached college age. “Everyone was telling us to stay in school,” admits Hawkins “but for us that would have been settling. Having a plan B is a recipe for failure. We decided that we had to ignore everyone’s advice and totally dedicate ourselves to being in this band.”

And dedicate themselves they did. From fixing up their first tour van out of a derelict, raccoon infested RV to making their own stage rigs for their impassioned live show, the quartet literally built everything they have from the ground up. Those first tours, the ones that wrought the aforementioned scars, were formative in more ways than one. As the four young men saw and experienced more of the world, their spiritual and philosophical outlook began to evolve. “That period of growth was a real struggle for us individually and collectively,” confirms Hawkins “but it made us a lot more open to other ideas and gave us a deeper faith in our own instincts. I think that reflects in our music.” 

The drips of those new ideas eventually became a flood and the narrow lens of the western paradigm they were born into was soon replaced with a more holistic world view, striking a balance between rationalism, empiricism and their own intuitions. It’s the journey to find truth that has enabled them deal with the existential and the personal in equal measure, and, more importantly, rendered them a band with something to say and no fear of saying it. 

Nothing More are that rarest of things, a band with the heart, the soul, the brains and the guts to capture your heart and spark your mind. A new generation of rock stars who are unconcerned with fabricated notions of how and where they might fit in or what the hottest trend is, but simply focused on making honest, passionate art with real intent. “We want to be a church for people who don’t believe the things that churches believe,” concludes Hawkins. “We want to connect people and connect with people.” And what better way to do that than with uncompromising music built on uncompromised principles, fought for and earned the hard way. Nothing More? Accept nothing less.

 

 
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 15 @ 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.

Tony Lucca and Eliot Bronson
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

Tony Lucca is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who’s catalogue of music runs the gambit from soul-infused pop to tear-jerker folk balladry. His music has been featured in shows like Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Felicity and Brothers and Sisters. He was a frequent member of the house band on Last Call with Carson Daly where he performed alongside then fellow up-and-comers like Kamasi Washington, Zane Carney and Brian Wright, stalwarts like Marc Ford and Cordovas front man, Joe Firstman. In 2012, Lucca took 3rd on NBC’s The Voice, earning himself a record deal with coach Adam Levine’s 222 Records. He has toured alongside such artists as Sara Bareilles, Jonny Lang, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Yamagata, Emerson Hart and Gabe Dixon. Lucca currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Rachel, their kids Liam and Sparrow, along with their dog Apple.

Eliot Bronson:

Picture a street in working-class Baltimore some 30 years ago. Kids play in the shadows of the row houses that line the sidewalks. Their parents sit on the stoops leading up to front doors. It all seems normal at first glance. 

But zoom in on one of these homes — that old duplex built back when this part of town was still mainly open fields. Inside is a completely different community, where fundamentalism, hippie values and volatile, unpredictable emotions coexist and collide. Escape is difficult: the only way out is to pass through the bedrooms of people you might be trying to get away from.

This is where Eliot Bronson grew up. Yeah, he often wanted to slip away from there, but the first thing he saw once he exited was the Pentecostal Church across the street where his father and grandfather had preached and where congregants spoke in tongues.

So Eliot looked inward instead.

“For better or worse, I’ve always been a weirdo,” he remembers. “I was reading about Zen Buddhism when all my friends were getting high and drunk in high school.

“Of course,” he adds, “I did all that stuff later.”

He also observed. In this kaleidoscopic family, where glossolalia and, on occasion, alcohol-fueled ravings, sometimes bled into each other, Bronson found shelter in music. At age 15, he got his first guitar and started teaching himself to play. “Right away, I wanted to write my own songs,” he says. “My house was pretty chaotic, crazy, and unhealthy, so I took to music like it was a life raft. It was something I could do to keep myself alive.”

Punk rock was his shelter at first. Then one day his dad put on a few of his favorite LPs — Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, something by Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. Eliot had heard these albums a thousand times before. This time, though…

“… it resonated with me,” Eliot says. “It wasn’t just in the background. I tuned into it for the first time. There was a magic and a power there. It didn’t talk down to the listener but it was also high art. It asked you to be smart and to become a better version of yourself. For me, this was a moment when it became my music, not just my parents’ music.”

From local coffee houses and venues beyond Baltimore, Bronson sharpened his writing and performance. He cultivated a working approach that involved singing to himself as ideas came to him and never jotting down chord changes or lyrics once he had committed the finished version to memory. A local following grew. Astute observers saw something different in the young artist’s work. The Baltimore Sun even anointed him “a folk singing wunderkind.”

Lil Tracy
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm

Lil Tracy’s star has dense history and context; at one point in time dubbed Souljawitch, Yung Bruh, Tracy Minaj, and Tracy (not necessarily in that order), the former THRAXXHOUSE and current GOTHBOICLIQUE member is known for his emo, punk, and cloud-infused rap and early collaborations with Lil Peep and the other artists and producers of GBC.
Born October 3, 1995 as Jazz Butler in Newark, NJ, he spent most of his childhood in Virginia Beach. He is the son of Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and Coko Clemons (SWV), both successful musicians. At 18, he moved to LA where his career took off after accumulating several hits as a member of GBC and putting out popular solo projects like Tracy’s Manga, XOXO and Life of a Popstar. Lil Tracy currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.  

Cody Dickinson and Friends, with Great Peacock (acoustic duo)
Mar 15 @ 9:00 pm

As a founding member of North Mississippi Allstars, Cody has earned three Grammy nominations and a recent number one record on the billboard blues chart. In 2018, he was nominated for Band of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. He has shared the stage with the likes of Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples, and Patty Griffin among many others. As a music producer, Cody has worked with a wide range of artists including Lucero, Cisco Adler, and Ian Siegal.

Cody Dickinson is what one might call an artistic entrepreneur in the fields of music and film. Over the course of his career Cody has contributed to several major motion picture soundtracks, including Barnyard, Snoop’s Hood of Horror, The Mechanic, Black Snake Moan, and Brand the film. In recent years Cody has transitioned from creating music for films to producing films. Cody’s remarkable  ability for filmmaking emerged after he began producing short videos documenting the experiences of North Mississippi Allstars on tour. After accumulating years of footage from the road, Cody turned the band’s experiences in to a visual narrative for the North Mississippi Allstars 2014 album World Boogie Is Coming.

Cody’s most recent achievement in film is the award-winning documentary he produced and co created, Take Me to the River. An incredible journey through the music of Memphis, the film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together and captures the creative process of recording a historic new album. Cody also co-produced the soundtrack for the documentary, which pairs music legends and contemporary artists as they reinterpret songs that define the soul of American music.

Latin Masquerade with Primavera Zero, Los Acoustic Guys, Dorian Girls
Mar 15 @ 10:00 pm
Los Acoustic Guys is a Latin American Rock/Pop Band, with 6 members from different nationalities, (Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador) inspired and influenced by the 80’s and 90’s Music, Singers and favorite Rock Bands of the moment
Dorian Gris: Dorian Gris, an alternative rock group with punk undertones. Dorian Gris blend plays loud: updated interpretations of great Latino and Spanish classics as well as fresh verbs of their own.
Road to Shakori: Electric Kif and The Moon Unit
Mar 15 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 16 @ 12:30 am

Electric Kif, Miami’s most in-demand fusion quartet, has quickly garnered attention of the live music scene in the southeast for their eclectic take on groove and their own brand of ‘post-nuclear music’. Within the past year, they released their full length LP ‘HEIST’, toured constantly up and down the east coast, and played an array of major festivals including Ground Up Music Fest, Okeechobee Music Festival, and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival among many others.

 

The Moon Unit is a progressive funk rock outfit hailing from Hickory, North Carolina. The band combines crisp riffs with deep grooves to create a fresh sonic experience for every listener. From lyrical to instrumental arrangements, the dynamic style of their playing includes compositions, live improvisation, and pulls on musical influences like Rush, the Meters, Nirvana, KNOWER, Snarky Puppy, and Weather Report. Composed of Brantley Ramseur (bass/vox), Charlie Garnett (guitar/vox), and Kurt Stracener (drums/vox), The Moon Unit lends each listener their own aural jaunt

Mar
16
Sat
Lords of Acid, Orgy, Genitorturers, Little Miss Nasty
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm

From his first single, ‘I Sit On Acid’, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release ‘Lust’, to the electro-thrash of 2012’s ‘Deep Chills’ Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for nearly three decades! Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases. Praise The Lords, Misbehave!

New Local
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with New Local at Tin Roof!

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 16 @ 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.

James Maddock
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. But for his latest album, The Green, the songs guided him into recording the most eclectic, exhilaratingly soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career.

“This is my best album. It’s an upbeat record with really strong songs and a lot of surprises,” the British transplant reveals. “It all happened really naturally. I just listened to where the songs where going and allowed myself the time to give each one a proper sonic home.”

Since 1999, James Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, honeyed rasp, and distinct folk and Americana aesthetic have garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and tastemaking outlets like NPR, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, and CMT Edge. Relix notes: “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in, craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately, he doesn’t need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery.” His consistency as a recording artist and a captivating live performer have attracted a devoted fanbase engaged and generous enough to fan fund the last two entries in his six-album oeuvre. He’s performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and has built a respected international profile through tireless touring from the Northeast US to Europe to Australia.

Previous to his solo career, James was the frontman for the Columbia Records band Wood. It was in this context that he was first introduced to a mainstream audience when songs from the group’s debut, Songs From Stamford Hill, were prominently featured in Dawson’s Creek. In 2003, Maddock relocated from England to New York, and, soon after, launched his solo career. His 2009 solo album Sunrise On Avenue C won a New York Music Award for “Best Americana Album,” while its follow-up, Wake Up And Dream, ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV’s (NYC) Listener Poll.

The Green truly captures NPR’s accolade that “his timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy.”

Tropidelic + Roots of a Rebellion
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move and the pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip – hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

For their forthcoming 2017 release, “Heavy is The Head”, Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from members James and Darrick. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. “Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music” says Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.”

These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper and The Wailers. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Werk Out Festival, Reggae on the River, Night Lights Music Festival, an appearance at Warped Tour, SXSW and supporting Badfish through the East and Midwest. In 2017, the band is focused on headlining tours as well as performing at Electric Forest, Burning Foot Festival, Surrounded By The Sound, Bragg Jam, Shadefest and much more. Stay tuned for more from Cleveland’s home-grown, Tropidelic.

Birthday Bellakeo Bash, with Claudio and Liza Ortiz of Chocolá
Mar 16 @ 10:00 pm

Claudio and Liza Ortiz (of Chocalá) are celebrating three decades circling the sun! Not-A-DJ Claudio and Julio the Mexican will be servin’ up non-stop PURO PERREO so come ready to celebrate, swivel your hips, shake it, clap it, bounce it, twerk it and sweat!

Petrov with Pullover, Patois Counselors, Jail Socks
Mar 16 @ 10:00 pm
Petrov: 
Mary Grace McKusick, Mike Backlund, Syd Little, Garrett Herzfeld, Matt McConomy 
Pullover: 
dream punk band from charlotte // formerly MELT
Patois Counselors: Gangster NC post-punk pop, featuring members of Yardwork, Calabi Yau, HRVRD, Brain F
Jail Socks: 
emo band out of charlotte, nc 
Preachervan (Bruns canceled)
Mar 16 @ 10:30 pm

With the breakup of his first band, Churchill, Tim Bruns left a single with radio airplay and a continental tour that would take him where every musician would conceivably like to go. This was supposed to be the stars aligned, the dream realized, or any other platitude that suggests success in an industry where most never get their first chance, never mind a second.

But it wasn’t right.

Tim tried swearing the business off altogether. He tried mowing lawns and working as a maintenance professional. He tried writing songs for other people but it only made the inevitable conclusion to his story come into focus.

It was out of this soul-searching that B R U N S, a classic American rock band, was born. Tim moved to Nashville and met Ryan Harris Brown, an incredibly talented guitar player and songwriter. Then came Tom Whall, a drummer that provided an essential backbone to their budding sound. They played together for almost seven months before the idea of a band became a reality. In that time, all three members gained a new appreciation for patience and crafting – an art form that Tim wanted to desperately protect as he returned to music. 

A powerful self-titled five-song EP became an organic extension of everything Tim, Ryan and Tom had gone through in their journey to this point, neatly packaged by their simple vision for what an American rock band should be: Guitars, pianos, bass and drums; Catchy but overwhelmingly introspective; Jarring but inspiring. Dealing with pressure, expectations and the idea that everyone is getting older can be complex emotions, but in under 30 minutes their music provides a decade’s worth of therapy and encouragement. 

B R U N S is a gospel-infused Tom Petty as much as it is Bruce Springsteen in the New South. While the rest of the country yearns for simplicity, they have somehow adopted a style of music that only becomes more complicated with the passage of time. B R U N S is a well-earned retreat from the modern noise. A real guitar band.

Tim’s vocals, reflect the intensity of a born musician finally playing the songs he was meant to play. Ryan’s guitar adds an element of vintage sheen that lends the band a signature sound amid a Nashville music scene teeming with hungry musicians. Tom’s rhythm, steady and simple, carries the sound from cover to cover.

It serves as proof that a dream deferred may be the best one.

Mar
17
Sun
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
18
Mon
Bubba Moo Diaries
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

Bubba Moo Diaries is a one-woman show about a has-been, never really was opera singer who reminisces about her younger days starting out in the business living in New York. It’s a comedy, musical revue that’s sure to entertain you with beautiful opera arias and funny monologues in between. 

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 18 @ 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.

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Mar 18 @ 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 18 @ 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 18 @ 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.

 

Mar
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.

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