This Weekend in Charlotte (Sept. 13-15)

What's going on in the Queen City?

This weekend features sips and strolls, leapin’ lizards, and surely, plenty of other opportunities for alliteration. Even after considering the open mic possibilities, the city offers much more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live music, festivals, and a variety of tastes. So read on, and click each of the bolded names for additional information about the lineup.


Greensboro act Holy Ghost Tent Revival comes to the Visulite Theatre, bringing the band’s energetic brand of rock to their Charlotte neighbors. The six-piece is joined by Donnie Dies, out of Boone, N.C. Admission is $10, and things get started at 8 p.m. Check out a video of the band below.


Sip and Stroll is an art, wine and music festival that takes over the EpiCentre on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s kick-off party starts the event with wine, live music and art. Saturday’s festivities include art vendors, over 40 varities of wine available, and even a walking tour. Both days run $40. But for those who want to attend just one of the days, the opening party on Friday costs $25, with each attendee getting three 4-ounce pours and five food samples. Saturday costs $25 with 10 wine sample tickets.

Delbert McClinton is known as a prominent figure in roots music, and the singer, guitarist and harmonica-player brings Texas to the Neighborhood Theatre on Friday. His latest duet record with Glen Clark, Blind, Crippled & Crazy, was released in June. Tickets are $35-$50, and the show begins at 8 p.m.


NoDa Roxx was rained out in July, but organizers set a make-up day that has finally arrived. The multifaceted event offers live music, an art market, field day games and a slew of breweries coming out to celebrate. Bands include JuiceBox, Grown Up Avengers Stuff and Flashback Mary. NoDa Roxx starts a 2 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. The best part? It’s free.

Frogs, snakes, turtles, lizards–they’re the stuff of kids’ dreams. The Charlotte Nature Museum makes it all a reality with the Scales and Tales event. Native and non-native species are featured. Admission to the museum is $6, and Scales and Tales is free upon entry.

The 19th annual Festival of India starts on Saturday, coming to the Belk Theater for two days. The celebration features dancing, musical performances, visual art, food and much more. It runs $7 at the door or $5 online prior to the event. The timeframe for both days is noon to 7 p.m.


Traveling Through Latin America with Music, featuring area singer Ana Lucia Divins and guitarist Carlos Crespo, invites the public to enjoy an afternoon performance at Mint Museum Randolph. Museum admission is all visitors need to watch the show, and members get in for free. The performance starts at 3 p.m.

The Destination Freedom Kick-off at the Levine Museum of the New South is the official start to the two-year series of exhibits and programs. Centering on the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and its ties to the current social climate. Discussion panels and other presentations feature activists and scholars with ties to both ends of the timeline. The event starts at 3 and is free to attend.