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.
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
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.
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