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THE FREE SOUND OF MUSIC IN CHARLOTTE May 20, 2015

 

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Charlotte is alive with the beauty of spring and summer! A beautiful feast for your eyes and ears fill every area of Charlotte with soft breezes, flowering trees, gardens and green lawns. Birds are chirping in the tall trees, children giggle in the many local parks, baseballs thwack! on bats at BB&T Ballpark, golf balls swoosh across Charlotte area golf course greens and the hum of cicadas is right around the corner.

The music of nature is free to all and so is the music of local bands at free concerts throughout the Charlotte area!

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series is every Friday and Saturday night. The Fountain Stage offers families a place for the children to play and the parents to sit at tables, benches or perch on the wide walls listening to the music. Set in a whimsical atmosphere where water is dancing in the fountains and the deliciousness of ice cream concoctions are calling out from Marble Slab Creamery. The Plaza Stage in Stonecrest is tucked in by Flying Biscuit Café and offers music on Saturday nights.7-10pm. Memorial Day weekend, May 22-23, Dukes and Smith, an energetic mix of Pop/Rock, Country, R&B and Beach Music will be playing.

Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series is a very popular Friday and Saturday summer excursion. The bands play in Village Green, a large expanse between Brixx and Bravo! Restaurants. People often bring their picnic supplies and spread out on the lawn, 7-10pm. May 22-23 Natty Boh, a family friendly, acoustic mandolin, vocals and guitar duo, will perform.

Promenade on Providence  free outdoor concerts are offered on Fridays and Saturdays through September. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs and settle in  7-10pm. May 22 Nita B, a bluesy band, will perform and on May 23 enjoy the music of Borderlyne, a five-piece band that plays dancing oldies that will get you moving!

Enjoy free music in Charlotte’s Uptown at Romare Bearden Park. Lunchtime on Tuesdays and Fridays will have you enjoying local and regional talent from 12-1pm at the park. Music can also be enjoyed Wednesdays, 6-9pm! On May 20th enjoy The Party in the Park with the Carolina Soul Band. Once a month, May through October, The Bearden Music Series presents different music genres. The smooth jazz of Willie Bradley and Brian Lenair will be on May 23, 6-9pm.

Tin Roof at Uptown’s hopping EpiCentre has free music Sunday through Thursday. No cover charge on Friday and Saturdays, just make sure to arrive before 10pm. May 21-24 Brandon Stile (country), Stereotype (pop, rock, alternative), and Incredibly Tall People (rock/jam) will play.

Charlotte’s National White Water Center is the place to cool off with fun water activities in the summer! Whitewater River Jams is a free musical summer series through September, offered on Thursdays and Saturdays. 7-10pm. On May 21, The Hackensaw Boys, a rowdy old time band, will play and on May 21, The Howlin’ Brothers, a blue grass and blues string band will have you tappin’ your to

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of summer in Charlotte!

Memorial Day weekend offers many enjoyable musical events and moments of reflection honoring our military men and women.

 

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PAMPERING SPAS FOR SOUTH CHARLOTTE MOMS May 4, 2015

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South Charlotte knows how to pamper busy moms with a plethora of pampering places!

Moms are the busiest people on earth and often need a quick pick-me-up that doesn’t interfere with their well-tuned schedules. When your hands and feet look their prettiest, then all that business can be done with style!

South Charlotte nail salons have many convenient pop-in locations and just the right efficiency for rushing moms!

Aloha Nail Salon located in Blakeney Crossing (between Pet Smart and Best Buy) is known for its quick, efficient service for those on the go. This chatty, non-stuffy spa has many regulars (always a good sign), so making an appointment if possible can make your experience even less stressed. 704 845-2600.           9935 Rea Rd

Polished Nail Bar actually IS a nail bar! Located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center in Ballantyne, this award winning (Charlotte Magazine’s BOB award) nail salon has two manicure bars and lots of pedi-chairs. Have a cold drink and plop in a chair while your hands and tootsies are pampered to their prettiest. Other South Charlotte locations include South End, Southpark and Myers Park. Ballantyne location 980 819-8330.

Moms needing the luxury of ever so precious, relaxed, languishing personalized attention; a slower atmosphere is required!

The Nail Bar Spa located in Ballantyne offers an uncrushed experience in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Go ahead and get the Signature treatment, the wonderful of aroma of the sugar and fresh orange exfoliation will soften your mood and your skin! Manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials are all offered at this nail salon tucked away at 16015 Lancaster Highway. 704 544-7665

Zen Nails in the Promenade on Providence is known for its extra clean, relaxing atmosphere. Make sure to ask for the Deluxe treatment to get the most out of your experience. 704 814-0689 5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway

An extra special splurge involving all day luxuriousness is needed for that extra special mom! Go ahead! Take the entire day to feel pampered like a Queen!

Modern Salon and Spa is a terrific place for hands and feet to receive the most decadent treatment! Recently relocated, but still in South Charlotte, this full service spa is located in the upscale Phillips Place off of Fairview Road. Your luxurious experience doesn’t have to stop with your feet! Go for it all! Bask in the experience of a Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap, a Chakra Massage along with your Stress Fix Manicure! The offerings at this spa are endless! 704 339-0909. 6908 Phillips Place court

Voci Spa is unobtrusively and quietly situated in the Stonecrest Shopping Center. Known for its Body Treatments and massage, by simply adding in an attentive  mani-pedi with some maintenance cosmetic injections: you will feel like a whole new, refreshed person! This spa is very attentive to the whole woman and her personal needs. 704 752-8030. 7808 Rea Road

The Spa at Ballantyne is located in the beautiful Ballantyne Resort. The posh facilities will make you feel like royalty as you relax in your pedi-chair and have your hands massaged for your manicure while you enjoy the view of the rolling greens of the golf course. Your pampering begins the minute you put on your soft luxurious robe and step into the quiet waiting area. Massages, facials, body wraps and a steam room and sauna all await you! You can swim in the pool, dine in their restaurant and get your hair styled all in one lovely place. Stay the night and really relax!       704 752-8030. 10000 Ballantyne commons Parkway

All moms deserve to be treated like royalty! Treat yourself to well deserved day of pampering or drop a hint for a Mother’s Day to relax and enjoy!

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