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Charlotte Folk Society June Gathering ends season wth member showcase

Charlotte Folk Society member Matthew Alexander will play at the June Gathering.
Courtesy Charlotte Folk Society

The Charlotte Folk Society wraps up its 32nd Gathering season on Friday, June 13th, with a Members’ Showcase Concert in the beautiful listening room of the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, in the edge of Uptown Charlotte.

The Community Singers of Charlotte will open, a non-auditioned intergenerational folk chorus whose goal is to build community and promote peace through music. Founded by Carol Raedy, the choir will be led on this occasion by Dale Brock. For more information, or to volunteer your talents, visit their website.

The evening's performers include:

  • Matthew Alexander (Singer/songwriter)
  • Alan Davis (Traditional songs & accordion)
  • David Fee (Celtic octave mandolin)
  • Leland Haywood (Autoharp & humorous songs)
  • Hem and Haw (Country songs & corny humor)
  • Lemonds Family Band (Bluegrass)
  • Melissa Mummert & Greg Clarke (Singer/songwriter)
  • New Morning Sky (Bluegrass)
  • John Renwick & Mark Willingham (Appalachian dulcimers)
  • The Dog Walkers ('60s folk & honky-tonk)
  • Cindy Thomson (Jazz vocalist)
  • Work Release (Old-time band.

Elizabeth Avenue is now open to local traffic, but only from the Kings Drive intersection. Free parking is available in the Mecklenburg County parking deck on 4th Street, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street. Enter the deck either directly from 4th Street or from the Great Aunt Stella Center parking lot. Exit from back of deck on foot to the Stella Center. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building. Drivers with passengers needing accessible entry may park temporarily in reserved spaces near the ground floor door; a volunteer will assist their passengers into the building.

Visit the CFS website for all the details of the artists and this not to be missed event.