Chronicling Charlotte Nightlife, Straight No Chaser
Jul 6, 2012
02:19 PMDusk Till Dawn
First Friday Parties, Live Music, Top DJs, and More this Weekend
If you have energy left after having celebrated Independence Day, try out these events this weekend.
Friday, July 6
First Fridays with 5th & York
Enjoy live music by this popular jazz/R&B band while supporting a good cause. A portion of proceeds will go to The Red Pump Project Charlotte. Free bottle of wine for ladies in parties of four or more. 8 p.m. $15. The Wadsworth Estate, 400 S. Summit Ave., wadsworthestate.com, 5thandyork.com.
This party takes place here the first Friday of each month, and this installment features a performance by hip hop artist C-Weav (midnight), along with music by DJ C-Rob. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free until 11:30 p.m. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, twitter.com/freefridayclt.
Coleman Hamilton Extended Set
This DJ is flying in from Alaska, where he currently resides, to rock his hometown of Charlotte for one night. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Kazba, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., kazbacharlotte.com, djcoleman.net.
Saturday, July 7
Ten & Two: Aftermath After the Mayhem
These promoters have a new tradition of keeping the party going following their big holiday bashes. It’s a $10 cover and features $2 drink specials, hence the “Ten & Two.” Music by DJ DR. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., facebook.com/republic.charlotte, thesolkitchen.com.
Swoon Unit's DJ Spclgst
The DJ will have you dancing all night to his blend of funk, soul, electro, hip hop, rock, and synth. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. Butter NC, 950 NC Music Factory Blvd., buttercharlotte.com.
It’s one of MAZ Entertainment’s signature events, featuring a biceps and bikini competition, mechanical bull, complimentary Jello shots, and more. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Text “Frolic” to 313131 for free admission; $10 general admission; $30 open bar ticket. Centerstage @ NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., mazentertainment.net, centerstagenoda.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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