Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, March 10th, 2017, at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue. Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free. Doors open at 7pm, and it’s strongly suggested that you arrive early. Donations are appreciated and essential to presenting the concert series in the Stella Center. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground-level door. Free parking is available adjacent to the Stella Center. Refreshments, a song circle, and a jam session follow the event.
The featured performer will be blues musician Logie Meachum. Get there early to see a set by songstress Holly Lorette, accompanied by pianist Scott Dailey.
Blues musician Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum is a storyteller, an educator, and a lifelong learner. A North Carolina native, he grew up listening to soul music at his family’s juke joint and eventually began playing himself. Meachum particularly enjoys performing for children and earned an O. Henry Award for his commitment to arts and culture in the Triad region of North Carolina.
He is pursuing a PhD in African-American Literature and Rhetoric at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The founder of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Meachum is an artist-in-residence in the Music Department of UNG-Greensboro.
Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated. Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions, songwriters’ circle, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert. Free parking is available in the 4th St. Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Dr. and McDowell St. Accessible entry.