Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weekend Preview: Jazz festival uptown, DJ Jazzy Jeff and booty!!!

So much happening this weekend from an uptown jazz festival to big fundraising events, there's something for the family and the partier. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...


Young Professionals - Young Affiliates of the Mint are hanging out at Romare Bearden Park's Party in the Park Series. Beach-rock band The Holiday Band will provide the grooves. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Romare Beardon Park, 300 S. Church St. Details.

After Work Mixer - Enjoy the sounds of DJ Rowshay and DJ Edward Shouse at Therapy Thursday. 6 p.m. The Vault, 210 E. Trade St.

NewArt & Culture - Enjoy an evening of art and culture with performances by Quentin Talley and The Harvey Cummings Project at Gantt After Dark Summer Sounds.. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Free for members  $10 for non-members.   

Holiday Fun - Get a headstart on holiday fun at Christmas in July Cocktail Party. Enjoy live music, light apps, cocktails, and more. The dress code is cocktail attire. The event is a back-to-school fundraiser for Classroom Central. Rooftop 210, The EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. $40 with backpack, $60 w/o backpack. Details.

Magnificent DJ - Enjoy DJ Jazzy Jeff. He’s almost like a Charlotte native so you know the music will be incredible. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.  $20 and up.  Tickets.

Sore Bottoms, Big Fun - It’s that time of year for 24 hours of booty. The fun starts tonight and ends with biking Saturday. The event includes live bands, an expo, kid’s zone food and more. Opening ceremony 7 p.m., Myers Park Traditional School, 2132 Radcliffe Ave. There’s an afterparty on Sunday at Sycamore Brewing. A portion of the proceeds from the selected Booty Brew will be donated back to 24 Hours of Booty. Details.

Fighting Angels


Car/Bike Show & Concert - Rapper Lil’ Boosie headlines the King of the Streets Concert & Car/Bike Show. Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. Details.

Viewing Party - Watch the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and support NC athletes: Cheer on the participating athletes Charlotte’s Katie Degnan, Lexington’s Allison Douglas, Concord’s Starr Kluttz and Greensboro’s Randy Rogers. Kickstand Bar and Grill, 1101 Central Ave. 8 p.m. and opening ceremony starts at 9 p.m. 

Jazz Festival - This is a multi-day jazz festival in various venues at the QC SummerFest uptown. Performances by saxophonist Najee, pianist Keiko Matsui, guitarist Chris Standing and others. Guitarist Nick Colionne will host. Venues include McGlohon Theater and Belk Theater. Details.

Working At The Carwash! - Get your car washed and enjoy brunch at Charlotte Pride Brunch & Wash. Proceeds benefit Charlotte Pride. 1-4 p.m., The Bar at 316 Renssalaer Ave.

Jazz Festival Finale - Guitarist Chris Standing headlines the Summerfest Jazz Brunch. 11 a.m. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N College St.