Entertainment/Night Life

The Major Rager™ Announces First Charlotte Concert: Umphrey’s McGee & Moon Taxi at Symphony Park

Who: Umphrey’s McGee with very special guest Moon Taxi What: Rock Show Benefiting The Charlotte Symphony When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 / Early Bird Tickets On Sale Friday, May 5 @ 10AM ET Where: Charlotte Symphony Park at South Park Mall during the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club Tickets: TheMajorRager.com Friends With Benefits Productions […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2017) – On Tuesday, executives of the 600 Festival Association unveiled several new changes for the 2017 series of events that support the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Most notably, Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola’s three nights of music will take place in Romare Bearden Park located at […]

Largest Home & Garden Show in South will Kick-Off Spring

Cooking Demos, Celebrities, 15 Gardens, House-Envy Ideas, Shopping & More The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show will return to The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C., for two consecutive weekends: Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5.  With a strong focus on gardening, landscaping, building and home improvement, cooking, design, décor and remodeling, the […]

Creative Loafing hosting 3rd annual craft beer and burger festival

Local media outlet Creative Loafing will host its third annual craft beer and burger festival on April 22nd, 2017. The Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival presented by Avidxchange, takes place on the grounds of the Avidxchange Music Factory. Moo & Brew will offer samplings from 30 breweries, as well as tastes from […]

Successful Shark Tank Company bringing The Costume Dash 5k to Charlotte this Halloween

The new event series from Rugged Races will debut in several new cities nationwide on Halloween weekend The inaugural Charlotte Costume Dash 5k/10k is coming to the South End of Charlotte this Halloween.  Last year’s debut Costume Dash race in Boston saw thousands of runners fly through the heart of the city while fully decked-out in their craziest […]

8.2.0, Your newest place to drink at the Music Factory

Elevate Lifestyle: What inspired you to open another bar? Tom Taddeo: Honestly, we just needed a bigger kitchen for VBGB, but then that turned into wanting more event space, which turned into just taking the whole building and bringing more “adult play land” thinking to the Music Factory. EL: Where did the name 8.2.0 come […]

Tips and Tricks for Charlotte Pokémon Trainers

By Krista Brehm Pokémon GO has swept through the USA and has not only attracted new fans to the franchise but has also gotten people moving, exploring their city, and even affecting small social changes! In the three weeks, it has been out it has experienced unprecedented popularity with even more to come in the […]


By Krista Brehm The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12 stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. There is so many entertaining sights and activities that your schedule will be full the entire […]


Craft City Social Club City Lights Two New Restaurants Opening in Uptown With the success of the acclaimed, award-winning steakhouse, Evoke, Le Méridien Charlotte and Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell Street, are excited to open two new adjacent bar and restaurants Thursday, June 2. City Lights, located on the 19th floor of Le Méridien Charlotte, and Craft City […]

Concerts, Concerts, Concerts!

By Kristin Charlotte’s music scene is growing, and always guaranteed to please any music lover. With so many venues and shows coming to town, it can become rather difficult to keep up with who is coming to town! Don’t worry about trying to keep up, we have a summary of the acts coming to a […]


VOLTAGE BROTHERS, SOL FUSION TO KICK OFF CIRCLE K AND KANGAROO SPEED STREET PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA ON THURSDAY, MAY 26 Admission Free to Two High-Energy Bands in Uptown Charlotte Two bands famous for powerful and wide-ranging performances will be center-stage for Thursday night of Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in Uptown Charlotte May 26. The two bands, The Voltage […]

The Fillmore chosen for 2016 Queen City Brewers Festival

30 Charlotte-area breweries to be invited for event’s 5th anniversary  Charlotte, NC – The fifth annual Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF), a craft beer tasting event that spotlights the Charlotte-area’s breweries and brewpubs, announced today The Fillmore Charlotte as its venue for the 2016 festival, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 6. QCBF serves as the annual […]

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Welcomes New Octopus

Young male Giant Pacific octopus makes a splash at aquarium SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium announced today its newest addition, a baby Giant Pacific octopus (GPO). The new male octopus, weighing in at only three pounds, already has a huge appetite and is very active as he continues to adjust to his new home at SEA […]

The Art Of Vape

  The Art Of Vape is located in South End. The company was originally founded and created by Christos Meli who is a vaper himself, who like many others struggled to quit smoking for a long time. Once introduced to the world of vaping, his life substantially changed. The Art of Vape was originally a […]

Beyond the Pint

By Aaron Klingenschmidt www.cltbeer.com  North Carolina is in the midst of a craft beer explosion.  It is estimated that the industry brings in nearly 8 billion dollars of revenue and is now responsible for creating almost 50,000 jobs in the state. Nowhere has this recent boom been more warmly embraced than in Charlotte, NC. According […]

SIP | Get to Know Your Bartender!

  There is many an article, blog or post about our favorite beers or crafty cocktails and the bars at which we enjoy them, but what about the men and women behind said bar? I set out to get to know a few of Charlotte’s bartenders, the men and women behind the stick who create […]


DUBLIN, Ire. (September 21, 2015) – By bringing Guinness-style nitrogenation to an IPA, the Irish brewer has created a hop-forward India Pale Ale with the qualities of a classic Guinness pint — namely balanced flavor and aroma, creamy mouthfeel and a perfectly formed and long-lasting head of dense bubbles. Made in Dublin, Ireland at St. […]

Asheville Symphony

Asheville Symphony FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Asheville Symphony Opening Night with Angela Brown Saturday, September 19, 2015 8:00 p.m. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Downtown Asheville $22 $62 (prices vary depending on seating section); reduced youth and student pricing available The Asheville Symphony Masterworks season opens with special guest Angela Brown performing some of her signature roles […]

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Announces Chef Bracket and Ticket Sales for Battle of Champions in Raleigh Oct. 28 to 31

  Raleigh, North Carolina The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the Carolinas food, agriculture and culinary talent, is gearing up for its Battle of Champions series in which five top regional chefs will battle it out to take home the coveted annual championship title. Foodies from […]

Aaron Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Dumpstaphunk headline 41st LEAF Festival!

  Support the arts and create unforgettable memories. Reserve your tickets today (limited tickets remaining)! Asheville, NC August 29th, 2015 marked the 10th year since Hurricane Katrina impacted New Orleans, Louisiana environmentally, socially and economically. In honor of the contributions that this cultural capital of the world has given to music, food, the arts and […]