WELCOME TO THE MUSIC YARD!

Come check out Charlotte’s newest live music venue – and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. See the list of upcoming shows below. These events are rain or shine.

Scroll down for dates and to get your tickets! These events are rain or shine.

SouthBound’s Taco Stand will be open and full bar available for purchase. Take out from Mac’s Speed Shop is also welcome in the yard.

The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop on South Blvd.

704-912-1889
2433 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Jun
9
Sat
GROOVE FETISH
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

GROOVE FETISH is a five-piece band from Wilmington, NC that combines driving rhythms, seductive melodies, and incredible solos, with flavors of rock, fusion, funk and progressive. Top that off with soulful lead vocals and powerful harmonies, and you have the band GROOVE FETISH.

Jun
16
Sat
AFRICA UNPLUGGED
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Africa Unplugged is a dynamic band that uses traditional instruments from West Africa to create a contemporary sound. The band draws from influences across the world to create a funky, soulful, blues, dance music that is guaranteed to keep your head nodding and feet moving.

Jun
21
Thu
JAREKUS SINGLETON w/The Holdouts
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own.
He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent.

Jun
23
Sat
WINSTON RAMBLE
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock-n-roll into the feel-good vibes of acoustic music. The sound of an old southern soul hits you right out of the gate. Drew “Ben” Benefield’ s vocals are soulful and still gritty. Combine that with some mandolin twang and church-like harmonies and you’ll probably be left feeling like you’re listening to a mix between a classic rock band and a gospel bluegrass quartet.

Jun
30
Sat
CARLY BURRUSS BAND
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You’ll rarely see Carly Burruss without heels and a bandana tied around her neck. Her sassy but sweet music is a taste of old-school country with wit, humor and grit. Her debut, self-titled album features catchy commentary on stubborn joy, female independence, strong faith and big hair.
Carly currently is touring the Southeast and has appeared onstage with Dwight Yoakam, Keith Urban, Ellie Holcomb, Old 97’s, The Band of Heathens and Will Hoge.

Jul
7
Sat
EMMA’S LOUNGE
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On its surface, Emma’s Lounge is a “space age folk wave” band from Asheville, NC. But it’s more than that.

Emma’s Lounge is a place where you can show up as you are, sink into and embrace what you’re facing through dancing out all of the heebie jeebies to releasing some tears of angst or joy, to singing at the top of your lungs, to reaching over and holding your neighbor’s hand just to feel the connection. Emma’s Lounge is a community where the love flows for music and each other.

Jul
14
Sat
JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

International award-winning songwriter, Jason McKinney partners with Barry Strauser and Billy Wright once again for his fifth release to create the EPs’ vibrant character and musical excellence. Their dynamic partnership has earned the band a top 10 hit in Texas, an international Armed Forces tour later this year, and worldwide recognition. Together in this new project, they leave a collective signature on the songs that is unmistakable.

Jul
21
Sat
THE NATIONAL RESERVE
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like “Found Me A Woman” and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band – two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night. The National Reserve is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late-night scene as possible.

Jul
28
Sat
THE NEW FAMILIARS
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Charlotte’s The New Familiars have grown into an Americana Rock fixture in the southeast playing their own style of “American Rock & Roll” for years now. Drawing from the vast influences, they’ve shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with the guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.

Making the road their home, their high energy shows have gained them notoriety not only in the press, but also among their peers. The band has been paired with legendary artists like Levon Helm, Del McCoury, and Gregg Allman; as well as new school greats like The Infamous Stringdusters, Langhorne Slim, and Scythian. Known to be a group of fun loving guys, their musicianship has wooed the likes of Ronnie McCoury (Travelin’ McCourys), Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers Band), Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters) and John Cowan (New Grass Revival/Doobie Brothers) to join them on stage for some epic nights of picking and grinning. In 2012, they were asked to perform at the Democratic National Convention and then later asked to open for Vice President Biden on his trip to Charlotte.

Ever the freedom seekers, the band has remained independent of labels and management as they’ve navigated their way through the festival, theatre, and club scene nationwide. They’ve played some of the best music festivals in the country.

PAST PERFORMANCES

SPRING 2018 SERIES

March 28:
Opener- Leisure McCorkle
Headliner: Ancient Cities

April 7:
Opener- Temperance League
Headliner- Supatight

April 14:
Opener- The Houston Brothers
Headliner- Zack Mexico

April 21:
Opener- Matone
Headliner- Noah Proudfoot and Botanicals

April 28:
Opener- Jouwala Collective
Headliner- Black Masala

May 5:
Opener- Bencoolen
Headliner- Swift Technique

May 12:
Opener- Hustle Souls
Headliner- Dark Water Rising

May 19:
Opener- Tony Eltora band
Headliner- Jeff Sipe and Friends

SUMMER 2018 SERIES

June 9:
GROOVE FETISH

June 16:
AFRICA UNPLUGGED

June 21:
JAREKUS SINGLETON w/The Holdouts

June 23:
WINSTON RAMBLE

June 30:
CARLY BURRUSS BAND

July 7:
EMMA’S LOUNGE

July 14:
JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND

July 21:
THE NATIONAL RESERVE

July 28:
THE NEW FAMILIARS

Music Booking

Interested in playing at The Music Yard?
Tell us about your band by sending us an email with the information below.

Your Name, Your Email, Your Phone Number, Band Name, Website, Genre, Number of Members, Dates Available, Audio/Video Link (if available), Description of Your Band, and attach Your Band’s EPK (if available).

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
While we review every artist, we can’t always respond to everyone. Thanks for sharing your music!