Petra’s Bar, at 1919 Commonwealth Avenue in Plaza Midwood, is a friendly neighborhood bar that includes a main bar with a stage, a taproom, an art gallery and a patio.
It frequently hosts excellent live music, pop-up vendor and art markets, dance parties, film screenings and much more. The events are always low-priced, usually $15 or under.
It’s a 21+ venue (unless otherwise noted for an event.)
Visit Petra’s Facebook page for a full list of what’s coming. Here are just a few of the upcoming events.
An Evening with the DJaM Collective
February 15, 2024
$7 in advance, $10 day of
Just a few days before going into the studio to record their sophomore album, The DJaM Collective returns to Petra’s for another night of dynamic expressiveness. The group, comprised of Jackson Cini on tenor saxophone, Hazel McKinley on keyboard, Kevin Beardsley on bass, and Daniel Ferreira on drums, is joined this evening by Troy Conn on guitar, adding another layer of depth and exploration to the music.
Inspired by The Black Paintings of Francisco Goya, the compositions by the band’s keyboardist and primary composer, Hazel McKinkey are “an exploration of the final collection of paintings created by Goya that depict images of extreme loneliness, fear of rejection and isolation, sickness, and his own deteriorating mental health. The music is meant to evoke and represent the themes explored in the collection, and find a throughline between the pieces.”
The Bill Hanna Legacy Jazz Session
Doors at 7 p.m.; Music at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 the day of. Under 21 allowed, with $3 surcharge
Bill Hanna was a legend in Charlotte. He was the godfather of Jazz and Petra’s is keeping his legacy alive each and every Monday night. Come and see some of Charlotte’s best musicians perform in an intimate setting.
Piano Karaoke & Sing Along with Ryan Stamey
First Tuesday of month
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (signups at 7:30 p.m.)
Pick a song, grab the Mic, and host Ryan Stamey will accompany you on piano while you take the stage! Come grab a drink, sing your heart out, make requests, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the show!