Queen City Streams brings local live music to your living room

Queen City Streams brings local live music to your living room
In an effort to raise money for the venue and the artists who play there, Neighborhood Theatre is hosting a concert series online. (Courtesy Neighborhood Theatre)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Local independent music venues like Neighborhood Theatre, Visulite Theatre and Evening Muse have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic in mid-March. No shows mean no revenue for these businesses.

In an effort to raise money for the venue and the artists who play there, Neighborhood Theatre is hosting a concert series online.

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Queen City Streams happens every week on Facebook Live and Mandolin.

It’s free to watch although a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged.

The series provides music fans with a safe way to check out Charlotte musicians from the comfort of their own homes.

The series is sponsored by Charlotte-based concert promoter Maxx Music, Free Range Brewing, Mama Ward’s Cake Co., Cabo Fish Taco and Fedor.

Here’s the lineup:

Oct. 14 - Charlatan String Quartet

Oct. 21 - Akita

Oct. 28 - BaKalao Stars

Nov. 2 - Fedor & The Denim Denim

Nov. 4 - Jason Scavone

Nov. 5 - Pinky Doodle Poodle

Nov. 11 - Time Sawyer

Nov. 12 - Yung Citizen

Nov. 18 - Troy Conn

Nov. 19 - Alright w/ Faye

Dec. 2 - Cyanca

Dec. 3 - Moa

Dec. 9 - The Wormholes

Dec. 10 - Later Rain

Dec. 16 - Dane Page

Dec. 17 - Mercury Carter

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Another streaming event for music fans is happening this weekend.

Independent venues from across the country have joined together in an effort to get federal funding through a proposed grant program, the Save Our Stages Act. Friday through Sunday, artists such as the Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, The Lumineers and Reba McEntire will perform as part of the #SOSFest, a livestream benefit event aiming to create awareness and donations for the National Independent Venue Association Relief Fund.

Check out saveourstages.com for details on #SOCFEST.

Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa struggles to survive