Things to do in Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #15


The 15th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is here

The Art Weekly series has recently completed its 125th anniversary in the city of Ahmedabad, India and has reached its 15th edition in Charlotte. We want to feature the best of the creative events of the Charlotte town, and that includes creators from the visual art, performing arts, photography, music, culinary art, motion pictures, theatrical, and every other creative fraternity. Let us all amalgamate the efforts of uplifting the local arts of the city and assure them of being a better audience and participants. Every day someone is trying to make a living out of their creativity, let’s respect their efforts through being a part of this movement called as ‘Art Weekly’.

The featured inspiration for CAW 15 is American country songster and lyricist Sammy Johns, who composed the classic chart-topper single “Chevy Van” in 1975. Born in Charlotte in 1946, John held his first guitar at the tender age of 9 and formed his band, the Devilles in teenage years; his first solo recording was “Early Morning Love”. The Chevy Van was topping the Billboard for 17 weeks consistently and eventually triggered the increase in van sales across the USA. Known more for his compositions rather than performance, Johns created some hit melodies and covers including Common Man and Love Me off the Road. His song ‘America’ which was sung on the restoration of Statue of Liberty became the song of the year, and he usually made songs belonging to the genre of Folk Rock and Soft Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte NC

Here are this week’s best of the happenings of Charlotte compiled by Creative Yatra

Art on Tap



Help renowned artist, John Daso, create public works of art; shop the art market for original art crafted by local artists, and listen to a unique blend of reggae/rocksteady/ska music performed by Small Axe while enjoying a craft beer.

September 22 2017

Open for all

Gettys Art Center

For more information visit here


The Kingston Trio


Enjoy the musical evening with Bill Zorn, George Grove and Rick Dougherty the trio of the band. They are continuing the Kingston Trio legacy.

September 22 2017

With tickets: Begin at $25.00

McGlohon Theatre, 345 North College Street

For more information visit here


Festival in the Park


A celebration of the fall to come. Local artisans, bands and crafts of all sorts are presented in a fun outdoors fair-like atmosphere. Festival in the Park features 180 artists and craft exhibitors and nearly 1000 entertainers.

September 22 – September 24, 2017

Open for all

Freedom Park


Museum Day Live!


A walking museum tour with all new local art and craft exhibitions.

September 23, 2017

Open for all

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts




2nd annual comic convention CON2! Meet 2017 Hugo Award Winner Ursula Vernon (creator of Hamster Princess and Dragonbreath), along with other authors, artists, cosplayers and more

September 23, 2017

Open for all

Cabarrus County Library

For more information visit here


An Evening with Richard Reeves


Join the Foundation For The Carolinas on a talk with Richard Reeves to discuss Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It.

September 25, 2017

Open for all

McGlohon Theatre




A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème RENT, celebrating 20th anniversary of rock music in a landscape of American theatre.

September 26 – October 1, 2017

With tickets: Begin at $25

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

For more information visit here


Mothers & Sons


At turns funny and powerful, The play Mother And Sons is a story of a woman and how society has changed around her during the period of time.

September 28 – October 7, 2017

With tickets: $15+ tax

Lee Street theatre

For more information visit here


A load of things to do in Charlotte NC this week (22nd to 28th September)

Illustration : Nilesh Ramani

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