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Local shopping complexes give shoppers something to dance about

A list of live music coming to Stonecresst
A list of live music coming to Stonecresst

Now that the weather is heating up, shopping pavilions are putting together weekend events. And since the tax season is over, isn't it time to spend all that hard earned cash? From great specials, to live music, these weekend events allow nightlifers to do a little shopping, and get in a quick soirée, too!

Beach days at Promenade on Providence
The Promenade

Can't afford to go the beach just yet? No worries, because the Promenade and 107.9 the link is holding a beach style event to make up for it. Beach days, well, beach day, will be held Saturday, April 24th from 1-4pm. The event provides a chance to make donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, so bring plenty of canned food. And alongside doing good deeds, there's good activities, too: like corn hole and tricycle racing. On top of recreating a beach like atmosphere, there giving away a trip to Myrtle Beach, too- well, to whoever wins beach bingo. There's also an opportunity to win Whitewater passes.

Music on the Green
The Promenade

A live music series hosted by the Promenade every Friday and Saturday starting May 1st. The event begins at 7pm and lasts until 10pm. The music series also runs until September. Opening acts are listed as follows:

Saturday, May 1st The Loafers
Friday, May 7th Aerial View
Saturday, May 8th Aerial View
Friday, May 14th Vanilla Cornbread
Saturday, May 15th The Loafers
Friday, May 21st Aerial View
Saturday, May 22nd Vanilla Cornbread
Friday, May 28th Undercover Band
Saturday, May 29th Center City Groove Band
(Promenade Website)

Music at the Fountain Plaza

Stonecrest Shopping Center

Every Friday and Saturday from 7-10pm, Stonecrest hosts a concert series that lasts from April all the way through to September. Musical acts for the next five weeks are listed as follows:

April 23rd and 24th - The Brubakers
April 30th and May 1st - Bam Jazz
May 7th and 8th - Uniq Blend
May 14th and 15th - Mick and the Ultras
May 21st and 22nd - Flute Praise (Stonecrest Music at the Fountain flyer)

For more information on the musical lineup, see flyer.

Spring Soirée
Ballantyne Village

April 23rd-25th, Ballantyne Village is hosting an event that benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The Spring Soirée allows for great shopping specials during the day, and for live music at night- so when guests buy a hot outfit during lunch, they can wear it for dinner! Friday and Saturday the event begins at 10am, whereas on Sunday the event lasts from 1-5pm. The live music for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, April 23rd

Biller Miller Band (blues, rock covers) at Village Bistro, 9p
Matt Stratford & Friends, live band at D'Vine Wine Cafe, 9p

Saturday, April 24th

Live music by 42 - Coldplay Tribute Band in the plaza 6:30-9:30p
Soft jazz from 8:30-11:30p at D'Vine Wine Cafe
Leslie Thompson Band (jazz, blues) at Village Bistro, 9p

Sunday, April 25th 

Live evening music at Village Bistro, Jon Thornton Jazz Trio
(Ballantyne Village Website)

For more information in regards to shopping specials and family fun, go here.



  • petey 5 years ago

    never new there was so much to do in Charlotte.

  • Karen 5 years ago

    Nearly missed this post, so glad I didn't, some great events and music coming up, thanks once more for posting:)

  • allie 5 years ago

    we should go one day :)

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