Apr 222012
 

University Place has a long tradition of free summer concerts. This year they’re changing it up by having a spring and fall concert series instead. Every Thursday in April and October, from 6pm to 9pm, there will be live music at the bandstand next to the lake. Great move to avoid that summer heat! University Place is at the corner of W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Tryon Street (Route 29.) It features many restaurants, shops, a lake to walk around or paddle-boat in, and a small playground.

The April schedule:

April 5th – Trial by Fire (A Journey Tribute Band)

April 12th – Cloud 9 (90s Variety)

April 19th – Pushh to play from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm lakeside and then Guitar Center Grand Opening Concert at Guitar Center from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

April 26th – George Hatcher Band (national act – southern rock).

 April 22, 2012  Posted by  Music Comments Off
Apr 182012
 

University Place has a long tradition of free summer concerts. This year they’re changing it up by having a spring and fall concert series instead. Every Thursday in April and October, from 6pm to 9pm, there will be live music at the bandstand next to the lake. Great move to avoid that summer heat! University Place is at the corner of W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Tryon Street (Route 29.) It features many restaurants, shops, a lake to walk around or paddle-boat in, and a small playground.

The April schedule:

April 5th – Trial by Fire (A Journey Tribute Band)

April 12th – Cloud 9 (90s Variety)

April 19th – Pushh to play from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm lakeside and then Guitar Center Grand Opening Concert at Guitar Center from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

April 26th – George Hatcher Band (national act – southern rock).

 April 18, 2012  Posted by  Music Comments Off
Apr 092012
 

Guitar Center will celebrate its grand opening at 8813 J W Clay Boulevard, at University Place, on Thursday, April 19th, 2012, at 7pm.

To celebrate, Guitar Center will be offering giveaways and special deals including free t-shirts to the first 1,000 customers, free restringing of instruments, 50% off your first month of lessons, and giveaways of Fender guitars and gift cards. There will also be “doorbuster” specials, such as 12 sets of Dunlop electric guitar strings for $29.99, while supplies last.

In addition, Guitar Center will be providing live music, courtesy of the band Lynam, as part of University Place’s spring concert series. Lynam will play at 7pm. Another band, Pushh, will play earlier.

 April 9, 2012  Posted by  Music Comments Off
Mar 172012
 

University Place has a long tradition of free summer concerts. This year they’re changing it up by having a spring and fall concert series instead. Every Thursday in April and October, from 6pm to 9pm, there will be live music at the bandstand next to the lake. Great move to avoid that summer heat! University Place is at the corner of W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Tryon Street (Route 29.) It features many restaurants, shops, a lake to walk around or paddle-boat in, and a small playground.

The April schedule:

April 5th – Trial by Fire (A Journey Tribute Band)

April 12th – Cloud 9 (90s Variety)

April 19th – Pushh to play from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm lakeside and then Guitar Center Grand Opening Concert at Guitar Center from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

April 26th – George Hatcher Band (national act – southern rock).

 March 17, 2012  Posted by  Music Comments Off
Oct 092009
 

Coldwell Bankers United Realtors is hosting a fire prevention educaiton open house on Saturday, October 10th at 11AM.

There will be a fire truck, Rusty the Retriever (the Coldwell Banker mascot; I think this is maybe not a real dog), face painting, coloring contest, goody bags, popcorn, drinks, etc. Also, you can win tickets to Pole Night.

8926 J. M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte
(This is in University Place, so maybe you can combine this with a paddle-boating excursion.)

 October 9, 2009  Posted by  Festivals, Free Events, Kids Comments Off
Jul 292009
 

Thursday

Lakeside Stage: Tim Clark Band
Boardwalk Billy’s: Aristocrats 10PM

Friday

Boardwalk Billy’s: Soul Watt
The Wine Vault: Mike Smith

Saturday

Boardwalk Billy’s: (not sure, sorry!)
The Wine Vault: Roadside Prophets

Sunday

The Wine Vault: Matt Stratford

 July 29, 2009  Posted by  Free Events, Music Comments Off
Jul 232009
 

When I first moved to Charlotte 20 years ago, I used to go to the Summer Concert Series at University Place after work each week in the summer. Despite all the changes to University Place -most good – one constant is the summer music series. Each Thursday in June and July, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM, there will be live bands by the lake. Grab an ice cream cone, or a glass of wine, or take the kids to the playground on the other side of the lake, or walk the dog around the lake, and enjoy the music.

As a little interesting tidbit about websites, the website for these concerts wins my award for most ungooglable website. If you knew that there was a concert series at University Place in Charlotte but wanted to get information, there’s no way you’d ever find this website in google. Try it. Go to www.thesummerconcertseries.info and search for the words “university place.” You won’t find ‘em with a text search, because they only place they show up is in a graphic, which means that google won’t find it. So if you’ve been trying to find out information about this series for a few weeks, like I have, you most likely would not find anything unless you happened to notice an ad in the hard-copy version of Creative Loafing. Well. That’s all for my little tidbit. Back to the concerts.

This is the band schedule for the rest of the summer. Listen to sample music of some of the bands by going to the Summer Concert Series website, clicking on “band schedule.”

June 25th – The Dave Matthews Tribute Band (Tribute Band)
July 2nd – The Smokin’ Bluz Bash featuring Rick Ballew (Smokin’ Bluz Host)
The Contagious Blues Band & The Thermatones (Blues)
July 9th – Spare Change (Variety)
July 16th – SwampDaWamp (Rock/Country/Blues)
July 23rd – Key West Band (Buffet Tribute Band)
July 30th – Tim Clark Band (Pop Variety)

 July 23, 2009  Posted by  Free Events, Music 1 Response »
Jun 052009
 

June Arts and Crafts at University Place : Browse through over 50 booths of hand made crafts – everything from handbags to stained glass – at University Place on June 13th and June 14th. There will also be kids’ activities and musical entertainment.

June 13th: 10AM to 8PM
June 14th: 11PM to 5PM

Directions: I-85, ext 45A, left at either of the next two lights into University Place.

 June 5, 2009  Posted by  Art, craft, Festivals, Free Events 2 Responses »