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September 16, 2015 - September 23, 2015

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Wednesday Sept 16

**Claude Bourbon - Medieval & Spanish Blues Master
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Nick Black
Double Door Inn

**MaxxMusic Presents: Lisa Fischer
McGlohon Theatre

Thursday Sept 17

**Tom McBride + Carsie Blanton
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jarekus Singleton
Double Door Inn

**MaxxMusic Presents: EARPHUNK - MAY THE PHUNK BE WITH YOU w/The Main Squeeze
Neighborhood Theatre

**Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase Featuring: Ang Medlin, Randy Walker, Host Rob McHale and Edan Aldridge
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC

Friday Sept 18

**MaxxMusic Presents: Tony Lucca w/Hey Monea and Castle Creek
The Evening Muse

**Dance Box Sessions
The Evening Muse

**Skinny Lister w/The Menders
The Visulite Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Johnnyswim
Neighborhood Theatre

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Woody Russell Trio *

**Swim in the Wild w/Heyrocco & Human Resources
Snug Harbor

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

Saturday Sept 19

**Chris Trapper
The Evening Muse

**Nathan Angelo w/Dwayne Shivers
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Toleman Randall w/Dust & Ashes and Commonwealth on Broadway
Double Door Inn

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Lone Bellow w/Hugh Masterson
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Tosco Music Party
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

**Grown Up Avenger Stuff w/ Beitthemeans & Stone Giant
The Visulite Theatre

**3rd Annual Beat ALS Fundraiser Show
The Chop Shop

Sunday Sept 20

**Pokey Lafarge w/Escondido
The Visulite Theatre

**The Business People w/Bad Karol
Snug Harbor

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday Sept 21

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w/featured performer Whitney Rose
The Evening Muse

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

Tuesday Sept 22

**Bill Hanna Jazz Jam (every Tuesday)
The Double Door

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday Sept 23

**An Evening with Over the Rhine
The Visulite Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band w/Pirates Canoe and Savannah Valentino
Double Door Inn

**MaxxMusic Presents: Gaelic Storm (2 sets)
The Neighborhood Theatre

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:

**Charlotte Folk Society presents Orpheus Supertones Friday, October 2nd, 7:30 PM, at Wedgewood Church. Space is limited. Tickets are $20. Contact Phil Lesser at Or purchase online at
http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/1850569.

**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: Woody Russell Trio Sept 18th – FunkinJam 2 with The Message - The Bloodworth Project – Opal Moon – Goodfoot Down – The Goodnight Brothers Band – Kendra Blethen – The Moon Unit- & DJ StoneMan Oct 3rd; - Lipbone Redding Dec 19th

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!


09/25 - Dave Barnes & Matt Wertz - Neighborhood Theatre
10/02 - Lisa Loeb - Stage Door
10/11 - ^Noah Gunderson w/Field Report - The Visulite Theatre
10/12 - Brett Dennen w/Andrew Belle - The Visulite Theatre
10/13 - ^Justin Townes Earle - The Visulite Theatre
10/24 - An Evening with The Kruger Brothers - McGlohon Theater
10/30 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Neighborhood Theatre
10/30 - Bronze Radio Return - Visulite Theatre
11/03 - Ben Folds with Y Music - Belk Theatre
11/08 - Allen Stone - The Visulite Theatre
11/09 - A Silent Film w/Flagship - The Neighborhood Theatre
11/12 - The Revivalists - Visulite Theatre
11/14 - The Wood Brothers -
McGlohon Theater
11/14 - Sufjan Stevens - Ovens Auditorium
12/03 - Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue - The Visulite Theatre
12/05 -Billy Joel - Time Warner Cable Arena
12/20 - Jump Little Children - Visulite Theatre - SOLD OUT
02/10 - Colin Hay - McGlohon Theater
03/11 - John Mayall - Neighborhood Theatre


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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