The Weekend Begins on Thursday – 7/26/12

Welcome to the weekend.  It is a hot one today but that just means that wherever you go you will just need to stay extra refreshed!

To get started here is a special tribute to the Alive After Five Band for tonight, Who’s Bad.  Can’t wait for some MJ songs!!


  • Alive After Five is on tonight with Who’s Bad – the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band.  So excited!
  • The Charlotte Knights take on Scranton tonight and tomorrow night at 7:15.  Don’t forget tonight is Thirsty Thursday – get your soda and beer for only $1, a great way to beat the heat!
  • Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan are playing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater tonight starting at 7:30pm
  • Go see Train at the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater tonight at 7:30pm
  • Enjoy some Tequila Therapy, the cure for your weekly grind.  Tonight at Vida Cantina.  $5 Vida margaritas and $20 margarita and sangria pitchers
  • Check out Battle of the Bands tonight at Strike City.  Local artists compete to have an opening spot at an upcoming Alive After Five plus a $500 prize
  • Check out DJ Silver, official DJ for the Jason Aldean Tour  tonight at Whiskey River.
  • Stop into Whiskey River tonight for Complete Thursdays, the Alive After Five Party.  Drink specials all night long and free entry with your Alive After Five wristband
  • Chris Franjola (Celebrity Event) at The Comedy Zone thru July 28
  • Katie Basden Live at The Saloon at NC Music Factory at 8:00pm
  • Ben Gatlin at Wet Willies at NC Music Factory at 9:00pm
  • The Dumb Waiter continues through the 28th at The Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square
  • Check out Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band at Knight Theater at The Levine Center for the Arts
  • Whitewater River Jam tonight at The US National Whitewater Center – tonight featuring Actual Proof at 7:00pm.
  • Go on the Thursday Night Ride before the concert at The US National Whitewater Center.  Beginner ride leaves at 5:00pm, Intermediate/Advanced leaves at 6:00pm
  • Free beer tasting at Common Market in Plaza Midwood tonight and $3 drafts all night long.
  • Live Music on the Patio at Nolen Kitchen and $2 beer specials
  • Enjoy 1/2 price cocktails at The Village Tavern tonight
  • Crave is offering their $20 bottomless wineglass – go enjoy!



  • The Charlotte Knights begin a series against the Gwinnett Braves tonight at 7:15pm.  The series runs through July 31.  Don’t miss the fireworks show after tonight’s game!
  • It’s Whiskey Weekend at Whiskey River tonight.  Doors open at 5pm.
  • Enjoy Kids Club Central today at the EpiCenter from 11am – 4pm with music from Radio Disney and games for the whole family.
  • Early Ray live at The Saloon at NC Music Factory starting at 6pm
  • Jon Lindsay at The Visulite tonight – doors open at 8:00pm, headliner begins at 10:00pm
  • Grapevine Wine’s Saturday Beer Sampler: Wheats Witte Attitude from 2:00-5:00pm.  Go sample some wheat beers.
  • Live music in the lounge and $7 Tincho at Nolen Kitchen


So, there you go.  Enjoy the weekend and check out some athletic events as the Olympics kicks off on Friday.  Go USA!

Be sure to send us pictures and videos of your weekend fun for our Monday feature.  If you have an event you would like for us to highlight email us at



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