People of Charlotte will have music on their minds this week! Find out why in Charlotte Art Weekly #57

The Broadway musical ‘Disaster!’ comes to Charlotte this week. Grammy award-winning singer Bruce Hornsby takes to the stage, while the much-loved tales of Willy Wonka and Peter Pan are being brought to life by theatre campers. 


Charlotteans will be spoiled for choice in the coming days, with so many full-fledged musical productions coming to the city. The Broadway musical ‘Disaster!’ promises to transport you back to the 70’s with a dash of humour; while young theatre campers are bringing to life the ageless tales of Peter Pan and Willy Wonka.

Those looking forward to pure music, meanwhile, can go to a concert by Grammy award winning singer Bruce Hornsby. Or choose between concerts by the Alt-Rock band The Roosevelts, and Southern Rock band Jupiter Coyote.

Photography enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss Los Angeles based photographer Frankhavemercy’s solo exhibition, or opt to visit a visual showcase by four emerging lensmen from Charlotte.

If you are looking for a more tranquil way to pass the time, then your event of choice should be Garden curator Andrea Sprott’s guided tour of the historic garden of landscape architect Elizabeth Lawrence.

Our 57th Charlotte Art Weekly pays its tribute to Eliza Jane Pratt who was the first woman to represent North Carolina in the US Congress. She was a member of the US House of Representatives. Born in Anson County, Pratt initially worked as an editor at the Montgomerian weekly newspaper in Troy. She was offered a position in politics while covering the speech of congressman William C. Hammer. She later served in the Department of Agriculture and worked as the director of public relations for the North Carolina Telephone Company.


Disaster! the Musical


This Broadway musical pays a comedic tribute to the 1970s’ genre of disaster films. It features classic songs from the decade, like Knock on Wood, Hooked on a Feeling, Sky High, I Am Woman and Hot Stuff.

July 13 to 22

Theatre Charlotte

With tickets ($10-$17)


Frequency – Frankhavemercy 


Join Los Angeles based photographer Frankhavemercy for an exclusive final look at his exhibition. Or go on a Photo Walk with him on the evening of July 12, exploring Camp North End with your camera.

July 13, 7PM

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts

Open for all


Netpix & Chill Presents: Visual Showcase


This exhibition shows the works of four local photographers –  SimplisticPhobia, CHDWCK, 1stKIND and Chris Smalls.

July 13, 7PM to 11PM

Artifact Public

Open for all


Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers


Grammy award winning singer Bruce Hornsby comes to Charlotte with his touring band, alongside singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm.

July 14, 7:30PM

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

With tickets ($25)


Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.



At a nominal ticket price, witness a full-scale musical production of Disney’s Peter Pan, created by the Summer Performing Arts Camp of Levine Jewish Community Center.

July 14

Levine Jewish Community Center

With tickets ($5)


Willy Wonka Jr.


Watch this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory put together by students at a theatre camp over a span of just five days.

July 16 to 20

Charlotte Academy of Music

With tickets


Third Thursdays: Imbibe & Inspire Tour


Garden Curator Andrea Sprott organises a tour of the historic garden of Elizabeth Lawrence, who was a garden writer and landscape architect, to talk about its history, botany and her research.

July 19

Wing Haven

With tickets ($20-$25)


The Roosevelts


Alt-rock band The Roosevelts will perform their newly composed melodies at this exclusive concert.

July 19

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($12-$16)


Jupiter Coyote


The three-decade-old band Jupiter Coyote will perform their relaxed version of southern rock music, which is being called as ‘Mountain Rock’. The band’s music is a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass and funk-rock.

July 21, 8PM

Visulite Theatre

With tickets ($15-$20)


It’s set to be an inspiring week in Charlotte NC, between 13th to 19th July. Be sure not to miss out on these creative happenings!

Illustration: Nilesh Ramani

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