(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
May 10, 2017 - May 17, 2017

"Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter"

(Charlotte Music)
by CBS Charlotte


(Be sure to read/scroll to the end of the newsletter for special announcements and band news. Also, dates and times could
change, so you may want to check details before you head to a show.)

**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**
(click on the day of the week to jump to that day)


Wednesday May 10

**Laney Jones & The Spirits
The Evening Muse

**The All Organic Comedy Show featuring Josh Cocks Your Host: Jake Manning
The Evening Muse

**Coin w/Arizona
The Visulite Theatre

**Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Neighborhood Theatre

**May Residency: Hectagons w/ Violent Life Violent Death, Abacus, Umbra
Snug Harbor

Thursday May 11

**Grace Pettis with Rebekah Todd
The Evening Muse

**Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Neighborhood Theatre

**BJ Barham with Charley Crockett
Visulite Theatre

**Attalaya, Bad Year, Birds With Teeth
The Milestone Club

Friday May 12

**The New Up with MYFEVER
The Evening Muse

**Sara Watkins with Lilly Hiatt
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Lewis Del Mar w/Anna Wise
The Visulite Theatre

**Radiator King | Fortune Teller | MoFunGo

**North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival
Rural Hill

**Charlotte Folk Society Gathering & Jams features Americana/Bluegrass by Tellico
Great Aunt Stella Center
7:30 PM.  Doors open 7:00 PM.  Family-friendly & Free;

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill

Saturday May 13

**Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
The Evening Muse

**Carbon Leaf with Leah Blevins
Neighborhood Theatre

**Ransom Pier // Robbing Johnny // Big Fandamily Band
Visulite Theatre **North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival
Rural Hill

Sunday May 14

**Joe Purdy w Elise Davis
Neighborhood Theatre

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday May 15

**Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes featured performer Gus Moon
The Evening Muse

**Victor Wooten with The Get Right Band
Neighborhood Theatre

**The Monday Night Allstars
Visulite Theatre

Tuesday May 16

**Haas Kowert Tice
The Evening Muse

**Reckless Kelly with Blue Water Highway
Neighborhood Theatre

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

Wednesday May 17

**Kim Richey with Pierce Pettis
The Evening Muse

**Lany with Goody Grace
Neighborhood Theatre

**May Residency: Hectagons w/ Dollar Signs, Kilberth, Chócola
Snug Harbor

For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,

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


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

**DRUMSTRONG 2017 Sat. May 20, 2017 - Misty Meadows Farm 455 Providence Rd. S. and Ennis Rd. Weddington, NC 28173 10:30am - 6:30pm.  

**Save the Milestone Club! *

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 4 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.

Upcoming House Concerts:

**Common Chords House Concerts presents: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Aug 13 -

**SLHC Concerts Basement Series presents: May 26th Melissa Reaves - Oct 7th Woody Russell Trio

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

**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 Plus on 1065 The End, , 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!


06/18 - James McMurtry - Visulite Theatre
07/20 - John Moreland - Visulite Theatre
07/28 - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - McGlohon
07/28 - Toad the Wet Sprocket - Neighborhood Theatre
09/16 - John Prine - Belk Theater


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

Best Music Blog 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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