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Mar
29
Fri
Reason Defined’s CD Release Party, with A Light Divided, Scars Remain, Never I and Violent Life Violent Death
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
We are Reason|Define, an all female hard rock band based in Charlotte, NC. If you are a fan of catchy rock-style riffs, powerful melodic vocals, and breakdowns then you have come to the right place! Our favorite artists are all over the map, which builds a diverse foundation to our unique sound. Some of our favorite bands are Tonight Alive, Every Time I Die, State Champs, Beartooth, and Phinehas to name a few. We have a super high energy live show that keeps you coming back for more! 

After winning the 2016 award for Best Rock Band of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards, we released our debut album Far From Strangers in March of 2017. Since then we have played shows in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. We are currently in the studio preparing to record our sophomore album! 

“These ladies have proven to have the tenacity and passion for manifesting their dreams into reality and the talent to back it up.” – Patricia Jones from MCXV

 
 
The Honey Dewdrops
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating a decade of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. with tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it’s where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down. 

The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with a winter tour in the U.K. and the release of their 5th full-length album, Anyone Can See, out March 1st.

Lilly Hiatt, Kate Rhudy
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm

Lilly Hiatt returned with Trinity Lane on August 25th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. It is the follow up to her acclaimed sophomore album Royal Blue, which Paste Magazine described as “a glorious tumble of influences – surf rock, Smiths vibes, Laurel Canyon twang and jangle, Sonic Youth flatline, Britpop flourishes, Seattle grunge and Joy Division meets Human League synthery.” In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on “Everything I Had.” Lilly’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on continues to shine through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. Rolling Stone Country premiered the Michael Carter-directed video for the album’s title track HERE, stating, “The daughter of John Hiatt, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing Southern influences – Americana, folk and left-of-center country – with a raw approach that’s better suited to the garage than the saloon. The album’s title track is no exception…the song finds Hiatt making peace with her old demons, while guitars crash and pianos chime in the background.” They continued, “‘Trinity Lane’ is an empowerment anthem stocked with details from Hiatt’s everyday life, from the name of her street to the smell of her neighbor’s cooking.”

After moving out of an ex’s house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighborhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back. The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, “Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with – we didn’t really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, ‘Oh man, I’m just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, ‘This is our little hideout, baby,’ And it really was.” She continues, “After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.”

Pam Taylor, Matt Parker & the Deacons
Mar 29 @ 10:30 pm

As one of the best up and coming representatives of one of the truly great genres in American Music, Blues, Miss Pam Taylor is catching fire crafting a modern take complete with roots, country, and reggae influences – a unique blues approach that showcases Taylor’s turbulent past, but maintains and presents the belief that things are going to get better. Pam turned to the Blues as part of her own healing process – between addiction, injury, and depression, this fantastic guitarist and vocalist found her way through music, guided by Blues woman Debbie Davies, who toured with Albert Collins in the late 80’s. Pam, a South Carolina native, first hit the scene like a meteor in 2012 with her debut record, Hot Mess, which hit #1 on Roots Music Report, #25 on The Living Blues Charts and #3 on BB Kings Sirius XM’s Bluesville 

She’s grown considerably since then, and today she’s touring internationally with her brand new released collection, titled Steal Your Heart, which was voted one of the top 20 records of 2017 by Blues Rock Review Magazine

Mar
30
Sat
Fest in Peace: The Business People, Chocala, more
Mar 30 @ 4:30 pm

Doors: 4pm | Show: 4:30pm
21+ After 7pm

Presale: $10 + $3 under 21
DOS: $12 + $3 under 21

A music festival to remember our dear friend and godfather of Petra’s, Jerry Brown.

Featuring:
Chócala, TKO Faith Healer, The Business People, 7thSoanaaka Black Linen, Brut Beat, Monty Mak, GASP, Thousand Dollar Movie, Stress Fractures, Charles Walker, heckdang,School of Rock Charlotte House Band, and more TBA!

Plus food and vendors!

Proceeds to benefit TimeoutYouth Charlotte

Doobie, Krash Minati, DJ Hylyte
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm

Doobie is a rising rap star who’s bursted on the national scene with his recent hit When The Drugs Don’t Work, amassing over 27 million views. Melding together influences from rock and hip hop, Doobie is an eclectic star in the making.

Just like his music, Doobie has always stuck out. His early rock influences can be attributed to Alice In Chains, Nirvana and Metallica alongside a constant stream of hip hop. With Kurt Cobain was one of his self-professed idols, Doobie’s rap echoes a grunge element reminiscent of the 90s rock scene.

Today’s hip hop scene is the perfect climate for an artist like Doobie to emerge – where rap stars have replaced the rock stars of the past. Along with being an extremely talented rapper and singer, the Ohio native also produces the majority of his own music. Moving against the grain, Doobie avoids piling up the collabs and instead keeps his work extremely personal and reflective of his life struggles, including his battle with drug addiction from a young age. Shy and quiet outside of his music, Doobie chooses to speak through his songs.

Firehouse, with Smiling Dogs
Mar 30 @ 8:15 pm

FireHouse has been rockin’ for over 25 years. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad.
In 1990, their first album, entitled FIREHOUSE, was released. The band’s first single, “Shake & Tumble”, had impressive radio success. The band then released “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, which became their first top ten hit. This was followed by “Love of a Lifetime”, which also entered the Top Ten, reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string of hits vaulted their first album to double platinum status in the United States. At the 1991 American Music Awards, FireHouse found themselves standing before the nation accepting the award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The band’s second album, HOLD YOUR FIRE, was released in 1992. It produced the hits “Reach For The Sky” and “Sleeping With You”. Another top ten hit, “When I Look Into Your Eyes”, peaked on the United States charts at #6. This album earned the band platinum sales in the USA and over a million more worldwide.
In 1995, FireHouse released their third album on Epic Records, simply titled 3. Once again, FireHouse produced another Top Forty Hit in the United States with “I Live My Life for You”. It was with this album that FireHouse made their first trip to Southeast Asia for a promotional tour. Earlier American hits like “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, “Love of a Lifetime” and “When I Look into Your Eyes” had climbed the charts in Asia. “Here for You”, the second single from 3, had also become a hit. The band then continued their promotional tour in South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina.
Their fourth album, GOOD ACOUSTICS, was released in 1996 and quickly went gold in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, and Philippines. GOOD ACOUSTICS contains unplugged versions of the group’s greatest hits, as well as four new songs. This album produced foreign hits such as “In Your Perfect World”, “Love Don’t Care”, and “You Are My Religion”. The band returned to Southeast Asia for another promotional tour at the end of 1996. Then, in February 1997, FireHouse embarked on their first concert tour of Southeast Asia playing sold out shows for fans in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. During May and June they toured the United States before returning to Southeast Asia in July for an unprecedented twenty five city sold out tour of Indonesia.

The Band Watkins, Our Brother George
Mar 30 @ 10:30 pm

In 2017, the band, Watkins, formed in Nashville, TN. With a focus on opening the minds of the music world, the group recorded their debut album ‘Interstate of Mind’. With a second record soon on its way, Watkins continues to create new sounds of psychedelic rock, alongside old-school alternative.

Mar
31
Sun
The Messthetics, Mary Lattimore
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm

The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. In 2016, the two were enlisted by guitarist Anthony Pirog in a conspiracy to subvert and reimagine the power trio, bringing fully into the 21st Century a form that may have reached near perfection with Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys on the very first day of the 1970s.

With a self-titled recording scheduled for release in the Spring of 2018 on Dischord, the Messthetics will widen the reach of a decisive instrumental music that so far, they have only shared with a privileged handful of east coast and southern audiences. Across its eight original compositions and one cover, Anthony guides the sound through complex changes and harmonic densities that might compound, but never confound or muddy its connection with the listener’s body. Recorded by Brendan in their practice space, the group’s debut gives Anthony ample opportunities to swap guitar textures and styles as freely as an octopus changes patterns.

Brendan’s kit has a big heavy bell that he brought back from the Fugazi days. He maneuvers through this rhythmically shifty music with a fluid briskness that is periodically disrupted by the clang of his bell. Joe spent 8 years in Italy, among other things, woodshedding on eastern rhythms counted in 7 and 13, perfect preparation for the oddly-metered work of the Messthetics. He brings a rock-solid foundation to the groove at the same time playing a harmonic complement as ambitious and interesting as Anthony’s lines.

Bands can be dangerous when their members have accrued enough mileage to see their chops season into something like musical wisdom. When that understanding has the rare opportunity to percolate through a collaborative environment founded in love and anchored in gratitude, well, then shit can get rather intense. Anthony Pirog writes difficult music because original music usually is. Yet the ideas that he feeds through the Messthetics, are embraced by the Canty-Lally time machine, not just with precision and nuance, but with soul, joy, and groove. These last three are, indeed, the big guns in this spiritual war that music must become in the post-Trump era. 

Groove 8, Oracle Blue, Curt Keyz
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm

Groove 8
Groove 8 is a US-based jazz/funk collective. The band has recorded four albums with the most recent being RPM Volume 1.
http://thefunkyworldofgroove8.tumblr.com/

Oracle Blue
South Carolina-based band Oracle Blue had its official start in January of 2017, though the members began performing together as university classmates in 2013. As students they received a DownBeat Student Music Award for an Outstanding Performance in the Blues/Pop/Rock Group category. 
http://www.oracleblueband.com

Curt Keyz
Born and raised in small-town Great Falls, South Carolina, and now living just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, he’s taken the stage with well-known gospel recording artists like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tye Tribbett and Israel & New Breed.
https://www.iamcurtkeyz.com

Apr
1
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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.

 

Apr
2
Tue
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 2 @ 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. 

 

Apr
3
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Tosco Music Open Mic
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Apr
4
Thu
Aaron Lee Tasjan, Bonnie Bishop
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

Aaron Lee Tasjan’s music is most often identified as Americana while critics point to his rock’n’roll influences, dropping names like Tom Petty, The Beatles and David Bowie. The East Nashville based singer-songwriter and ace guitarist has made a habit of defying genre classification. As a teen, Tasjan won a scholarship to Berklee School of Music to study jazz guitar. He quickly dropped out to start a glam punk band with friends then hit the road as an in-demand sideman, playing guitar for several well-known rock bands before relocating to Nashville where he focused on his own songs. Tasjan’s early solo recordings showcased his thought provoking lyrics in relatively traditional acoustic settings. His first full length release, “Silver Tears” found him exploring new sonic landscapes and earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Tasjan’s latest release, “Karma For Cheap” finds him blurring the lines between genres even further. Rolling Stone calls the new album “…a trippy stunner full of swirling, immersive rock songs that evoke both the effervescence of the Sixties and the grit of today.” Touring relentlessly, Tasjan is known for his fiery live performances which combine blazing guitar work with first rate songcraft and witty storytelling.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 4 @ 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.

 

Thayer Sarrano Album Release with Austin Basinger and Mint Hill
Apr 4 @ 9:00 pm

Austin Basinger
Jangly Guitar and Synth stuff
https://austinbasinger.bandcamp.com/releases

Thayer Sarrano
rock psych dream grunge shoe-gaze gospel
http://www.thayersarrano.com

MINT HILL
electronic interpretations of space and time.
https://minthill.bandcamp.com

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Apr 4 @ 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.

Apr
5
Fri
Jason Scavone
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm

After nearly a decade with Charlotte’s The Noises 10, the former frontman took some time away from performing, and spent the years that followed honing his skills as a producer and audio engineer in studios around the country. With 4 albums under his belt as the The Noises 10’s chief writer, a brief stint in Detroit, MI where he penned the material for The Hot Gates album Ride It Out, and years of experience producing other artists, Scavone decided to shift away from the band experience to write and arrange a record on his own. ‘Classic Pop’ is how Jason Scavone classifies the sound on his solo debut, Find Today. The EP, which was produced by Scavone and Joe Pisapia (Ben Folds, KD Lang, Guster) in Charlotte, and Nashville, TN shows a more cultivated and sentient side to his writing than we have heard before. Live Jason Scavone is joined by Charlotte musicians Matt Branniff, Jonathan Erickson, Peter Gray, and Stacey Leazer.

Party Battleship, Mike Strauss, Lily Rose
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm

Party Battleship
Party Battleship is the songs and sound of rock and roll. Play loud.
http://www.partybattleship.com

The Mike Strauss Band
For over 10 years, Mike Strauss has been a prominent character in the Charlotte music scene. Throughout the years, Mike has put together an impressive catalog of rural rock featuring songs described as warm, lyrical and gritty.
http://www.mikestraussband.com

Lily Rose
Lily Rose is a regionally touring Pop/Rock artist out of Nashville, TN. With strong songwriting and intense energy, she is engaging to watch and listen to.
http://www.lilyrosemusicofficial.com

Apr
8
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Apr 8 @ 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.

Ghost Trees Spring Residency, with To Be Sure
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm

Ghost Trees
Two piece jazz in three piece suites.
http://www.ghost-trees.com

Canonises

To Be Sure
Nathan Matthews is To Be Sure. He is sure of performing and commissioning accessible solo marimba music and community driven percussive nonsense.
categories.
http://matthewspercussion.com

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

 

Brangle at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Apr 8 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Brangle bends a guitar in a way that takes you on a journey through the blues. Blending acoustic/loop and electric guitar styling with interpretations of blues classics from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, to name a few..
Apr
9
Tue
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 9 @ 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. 

 

Apr
10
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
11
Thu
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 11 @ 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.

Apr
12
Fri
‘Love: Nothing Stronger’
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm

One Voice Chorus (OVC) and Charlotte Pride Band (CPB) are proud to announce a joint concert, “Love: Nothing Stronger.” The concert will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm in First United Methodist Church. This is the first collaboration between the full groups which believe that such partnerships lead to deeper and more powerful connections within our larger community. OVC is an SATB chorus comprised of approximately 70 singers begun in 1990. CPB has approximately 45 musicians and was founded in 2010. Both groups are proud to include both LGBTI members and straight allies. Each group will perform several selections. In addition, the program will also feature selections with both groups performing. Tickets are available for $15 at the door and online at: https://onevoicechorus.com/events/. For more information: charlotteprideband@gmail.com or https://onevoicechorus.com/contact-us/.

Charlotte on the Cheap 10th Anniversary Party, with The Electronic Park, Sunset Cassette, The Roman Spring
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm

Happy birthday Charlotte on the Cheap! 
https://www.charlotteonthecheap.com

The Electronic Park
Taking its name from the locally infamous 80’s video arcade in Charlotte, NC, The Electronic Park is an experimental musical project of intergalactic traveler of time and space – Leisure McCorkle. The Electronic Park creates a dialectical sound that challenges the traditional format, structure, and genre of modern music. Influenced heavily by the new music of the late 70’s and early 80’s (New Wave), to the more recent collapse of corporate musical genres seen via social media and organic sub-culture movements, a sonic tasting for a futurist paradigm in popular music.
http://www.theelectronicpark.com

Sunset Cassette
POP/INDIE ROCK/SHELL

The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M.
http://www.theromanspringband.com

Apr
15
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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.

 

Apr
16
Tue
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 16 @ 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
Apr 16 @ 10:30 pm

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

Apr
17
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Apr 17 @ 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.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

The Accidentals
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies, FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.

They released their latest single, ‘Heavy Flag,’ produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Ray, The Decemberists) in October, and they aren’t slowing down going into 2019. They are currently scoring an indie film, touring, teaching workshops across the country, and releasing new music.

PopMatters says you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “The Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc.’ NPR says “they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression,” adding, “they might be the most compelling songwriters of our time.’

The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops. -BILLBOARD

Already known for their high-energy live show and a willingness to connect with fans through personal tunes, plugged-in social media awareness and an intriguing backstory, The Accidentals are going places. -HUFFINGTON POST

They display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression. -NPR FIRST LISTEN

Apr
18
Thu
20 Ride LIVE at Alive After Five
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Alive After Five and 20 Ride this Thursday, April 18th from 5 to 8:30pm for the best and longest running (20 years strong!) after work party! We’re back this year with more live music, drink specials, a new location, and a damn good time! All ages welcome!

Alive After Five is how Charlotte kick-starts the weekend every Thursday in style! As the largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind, and network while enjoying great live music, tasty beverages and a fun, casual atmosphere. Come enjoy the best crowd, entertainment and nightlife that Charlotte has to offer in 2019.

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Thursdays Live music series
Apr 18 @ 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:  https://youtu.be/n_kkmLDi2zc

A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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.

Apr
19
Fri
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

Apr
20
Sat
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

Apr
21
Sun
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” – amNewYork

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

“Wonderful and refreshing! 

The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” – The New York Times

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