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**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**
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What's New | Looking Ahead | Thank You | Links

Wednesday May 20

**721 Events Presents: Tim Easton and Nellie Clay with John Dungan
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys
Double Door Inn

**May Residency: Dollar Signs w/Bless These Sounds Under the City, the lady comes first, Matt Frye
Snug Harbor

Thursday May 21

**Folk Society Jubilee
The Evening Muse

**Cystic Fibrosis Comedy Benefit
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jantsen x Dirt Monkey
The Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers w/ Stolen Hearts and Jordan Harman
The Double Door Inn

**Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase featuring: Chuck Johnson, Jamie Kay, Host Rob McHale and opener Katie Oates
Summit Coffee
**Sponsored listing - thank you!

**Rick Spreitzer Trading Songs with Doug (and Brad Thomas)

**Chris Cook (every Thursday)
Rudi's Bar/Club
Belmont, NC

Friday May 22

**Carolina Story w/Noah Guthrie
The Evening Muse

**721 Events Presents: Narrow Plains (UK)
The Evening Muse
10:30pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Laney Jones & The Spirits, Dust & Ashes and Ross Adams
The Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: The Slackers w/The Duppies
The Visulite Theatre

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill
9:30pm *

Saturday May 23

**721 Events Presents: Whiskey of the Damned
The Evening Muse
9pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Josh Roberts & The Hinges
Double Door Inn

**SNUG 600 (Night 2) w/ Jesse Clasen, Spirit System, The Nude Party, 1970s Film Stock
Snug Harbor

**Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC

Sunday May 24

**Banda Magda w/ Colby Dobbs Band
The Evening Muse

**Culture Fair w/Justin Aswell, Amigo, Goodfoot Down, The Belmont Playboys, Elonzo Wesley and more
The Chop Shop

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jonathan Jackson & Enation
Double Door Inn

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday May 25

**Find Your Muse Open Mic is closed for the holiday
The Evening Muse

Rusty Rudder

**Monday Night All Stars (every Monday)
The Double Door

Tuesday May 26

**721 Events Presents Quiet Company
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Dr. John & The Nite Trippers w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Knight Theater

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Story so Far, Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)
The Comet Grill

Wednesday May 27

**MaxxMusic Presents The 9 Series featuring: Justin Trawick, Arsena Schroeder, Nathan Storey, Sincerely Iris, Charles Walker, Christine Morgan. Russell Howard. Yes The Raven and Justin Cross
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Koa
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Bex Marshall
Double Door Inn

**May Residency: Dollar Signs w/ Gravewave, Melt
Snug Harbor

For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,
check out our friends at Shutter16.

Band/Artist/Media News, Features, Announcements and
Upcoming Local and Regional Events


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 3 YEARS IN A ROW! The Evening Muse Monday Night Find Your Muse Open Mic and Radio Show is looking for weekly and featured talent. If you are an original artist (local or touring) who would like to play the 30 minute featured performer slot on one ofthe Monday nights, please email us at with the date you'll be in town or interested in, your EPK or links to your music and/or a good, decent quality video.

**Thank you for your support of the SHOMOLIVE Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Visit to read all the great press from The Examiner, The Impaler Speaks, CLTBuzz, Historic SouthEnd, CltBlog and More!

Upcoming House Concerts:

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: David Childers & Bruce Piephoff with Scott Sawyer May 30th – Yes The Raven June 20th – Ross Sermons & louise Bell June 27th - Woody Russell Sept 18th -

**Haas Kowert Tice at Acoustic Stage - Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm - Acoustic Stage in Hickory, North Carolina

Recent Reviews, Photos, Interviews, TV, Press and Current Events worth noting:

**New Census Data Reveals Charlotte Is The #2 Fastest Growing City in America!

**Charlotte featured in American Airlines Travel Magazine - one of the Main Attractions? The Evening Muse!

**NoDa Is Charlotte’s Island of Interesting - Our State Magazine -

**CharlotteFive's Top 11  Venues in Charlotte:


**Creative Loafing: Behind the Music - The Music Issue: 13 people who help keep Charlotte's scene alive and well By Jeff Hahne @jhahne - featuring: Beth Rennie, Don and Laurie Koster, Bill Hanna, Charles Holloman, Jermaine Spencer, Giovanni Gonzalez, Nathan Smalls, Dane Abernathy, Shamus Coneys, Wyley Buck Boswell, Scott Blackwood and Tammy Greene -

**Happy Trails - Rodney Lanier - **Rodney Lanier Memorial Service and New Orleans style processional down N. Davidson -
**Goodbye Rodney - John Schacht/Shuffle Magazine -


**Randy Walker, host of WSGE 91.7FM's The Roundtable's Sunday Edition, is looking for bands/musicians who would like to be a featured guest on his weekly radio program. If interested, please contact Randy at for more information. (every Sunday) - WSGE 91.7FM - 9am-10am -

**Listen online to our local and regional bands at WNCW 88.7FM , "90 Minutes", WGWG 88.3FM (Boiling Springs, NC) and WSGE 91.7FM, as well as those weekly specialty programs mentioned above.

**Plaza Midwood Community Radio -

Misc. Organizations and Links:

**ROCKS! Entertainment is a Community-Based online source for music entertainment in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

**Post and read reviews about anything and everywhere in Charlotte at -

***Looking Ahead:
new additions or updates italicized in blue
^=potential sell out - recommend getting advance tickets

* = promotional sponsor - thank you!


05/29 - Delbert McClinton - Neighborhood Theatre
06/06 - William Fitzsimmons - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/09 - Train w/ The Fray and Matt Nathanson - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
06/10 - Temples - The Visulite Theatre
06/11 - Shakey Graves - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/17 - Hurray for the Riff Raff - Visulite Theatre
06/18 - Snarky Puppy - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/19 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Ovens Auditorium
06/20 - ^Beatles Tribute - Knight Theater
06/20 - The Weepies - Neighborhood Theatre
06/23 - Man Man - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
06/26 - Desert Noises - New Mountain Asheville - Asheville, NC
07/29 - ^My Morning Jacket w/Lucius - Uptown Ampitheatre
08/19 - Lyle Lovett & His Large Band - Knight Theater
08/30 - 3rd Annual ZaneBash - Jack Beagle's NoDa
10/11 - ^Noah Gunderson - The Visulite Theatre
12/05 -Billy Joel - Time Warner Cable Arena


Thank you to those who have reciprocated links or shown appreciation or have supported me in some way throughout the years. This weekly newsletter not only takes many, many hours to compile, distribute, blog and promote, but also costs a monthly fee. As many have shared with me, it's both a valuable resource, and a treasured promotional tool. I started it, (in 2003), as a service to my musician clients and friends who, at the time, had few ways of promoting their shows, or a publication that would have an interest in writing about, or even listing their independent shows. It has grown since then to include much more, but its purpose remains the same - not to be a comprehensive list, but a way to help promote and advertise those artists and venues I'm familiar enough with to personally recommend, and whom I feel may need, and appreciate, what I do.

Best of Charlotte Awards & Press

Creative Loafing: The Music Issue: 13 people who help keep Charlotte's scene alive and well

Shutter 16 magazine

Don & Laurie interview with media mogul Alex Cason

Creative Loafing Critics Pick Champion of the Scene Creative Loafing Critics PIck - Best Supporter of Local Music
Patrons of the Arts • by Courtney Devores - The Charlotte Observer • March, 2012

First Couple of Charlotte Music (Uptown Magazine)

Living it up at the 'Rock & Roll Motel'• Charlotte couple shares their home with touring rock bands.
by April Denée/The Charlotte Observer

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist - Creative Loafing -

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