Charlotte is pulsating with excellent art music and places to enjoy. There is always something interesting to do in The Queen City. Every Carolina Musician welcomes
It was the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, which explains why a natural hush pervades the stained glass-festooned McGlohon Theater when it’s empty. When it’s not, sound waves fill (but don’t overpower) the 730-seat venue at Spirit Square; whether the act is one person with an acoustic guitar or an electrified band, your ears pick up every note. 345 N. College St., 704-372-1000.
UNDERAPPRECIATED CULTURAL MAINSTAY
The Jazz Room @ Stage Door Theater
Every month for the last decade, contemporary jazz artists have taken the modest stage at the Jazz Arts Initiative’s Jazz Room and poured out their own interpretations of music by the greats: Ellington, Monk, Mingus, Hancock, etc. The entrance is a dark door that gives little indication that it leads anywhere. But behind it lies some of the best music made in this city. 155 N. College St., 704-334-3900.
Snug is a home for many: hip-hop artists, global genres, touring indie-rockers, dance DJs, and hundreds of hand-stamped visitors each week. Its month-long residency program shows an investment in local music rare in this city. 1228 Gordon St., snugrock.com
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The Best of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in Charlotte Local artist Dammit Wesley’s “Strange Fruit” mural at Spirit Square. ARTS FESTIVAL Talking Walls The citywide mural festival, featuring several members and associates of the mighty Southern Tiger Collective in NoDa, made parts of Charlotte feel like Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. […]