Saturday, August 8, 2015

Several places to get your groove on tonight!

Music fans get ready for a day of booming beats ranging from soul to punk to Latin. Yep, the parties span all types of music genres. Pick your style and have fun. See you in the streets. Let's get this party started.

Music Festival - Get your punk fix at the Punk Rock Picnic 8 with local and regional bands: Swell Friends, The Commonwealth, No Anger Control, Chalkies, The Beeps, Random Conflict, Corporate Fandango, Turd Cutter, YARBS, Aloha Broha. 3 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8. Details.

Soul Pop Groove - Enjoy the sounds of Miami Dice featuring Scott Weaver and Cement Stars’ Shaun Olsen and Josh Foggart. The grooves range from soul-pop to electro and more. Read Courtney Devores review of tonight’s show. 10 p.m., Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. Details.

Draught 1-Year Anniversary - Rockhouse Events presents Saturday Night Lights Cornhole, a free corn hole tournament at night under the lights. The tourney is part of Draught’s one-year celebration. Drink specials, live music, and food. 7 p.m. Draught, 601 S. Cedar St.

Don't Forget

Shake Something - Put your salsa and tango lessons to work at the Latina American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte Summer Fiesta & Fundraiser. Ricardo Diquez & the Tropic Orchestra will perform salsa, merengue and tropical music. DJ Khriz will spin reggae ton, bachata, club and more. 9 p.m. LaCa Projects, 1429 Bryant St. $50 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets

Silky Soul - It’s not summer in Charlotte without a concert by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The soul singer headlines the Soulmatic Music Festival which also features SWV, Jagged Edge, Whodini and others. 4 p.m. Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $35 and up. Details.

Get Artistic - This isn’t a sip and wine event, but you can explore your inner artists at Open Studio Saturday at the McColl Center. This will be the last Open Studio Saturday for Summer Affiliate Artists Charles Williams, Caroline Rust, Erik Waterkotte, Endia Beal, Matt Horick, and Taproot. Free. 12-4 p.m. Details