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Last Sunday, we checked out “The Session CLT,” featuring the Hamiltones, Tweet, Cyanca, Brave Entertainment and The XMEN. Quentin Talley stood in as emcee, and DJ Fannie Mae was spinning throughout the evening.

The sold-out event was a great vibe. Big shout out to the ladies of Brave Entertainment for putting that event together and everyone who came out to support.

And just like that, it’s August.

Did you know August is National Black Business Month? If ever there was a time to support local Black-owned businesses, this would be the month. We’ve highlighted 10 stories to kick off the month.

If you don’t regularly support Black-owned businesses, I challenge you to make a commitment to support some throughout August (and hopefully beyond).

Looking for suggestions? Well, how about us at Qcitymetro (waving emphatically)? Become a member or send a donation so we can continue to provide the content you expect from us and expand our coverage.

Forecast: Chances for thunderstorms all weekend. Daytime highs in the low- to mid-80s, overnight lows around 70.

Have a great weekend, Charlotte.

– Kallan


Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a taste of arts, culture, food and family fun at ASC’s Second Annual Culture Bites! Huntersville, Aug. 1 | Ballantyne, Aug. 8 | West Charlotte, Aug. 15
  • Today, Aug. 1
    Charlotte Alzheimer’s Walk Kickoff Party
    A festive evening that will feature Walk supplies, fundraising tips, onsite registration…and tasty bites. More info
  • Saturday, Aug. 3
    The Great American Cookie Crumble
    FREE samples of more than three dozen types of cookies will be available for tasting…while they last. More info
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6
    New South for the New Southerner: Communities in Charlotte – LGBTQ Charlotte
    Get to know more about Charlotte’s LGBTQ community with Joshua Burford. More info


We’ve got a full page of things to keep you entertained through Sunday. Visit our special Weekend Events Page for the entire listing.

This week’s Editor Picks:

  • 2019 Carolina Panthers Fan Fest (Fri.)
    Catch a glimpse of Panthers practice before performances from the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew. Cap off the night with a fireworks and laser show. More info
  • Comedy Night Extravaganza (Sat.)
    Laughter is the best medicine, and this lineup should keep you laughing after stints with Def Comedy Jam, Comic View and the Jamie Foxx Show. More info
  • R&B Bar Crawl (Sat.)
    Party and mingle at multiple bars uptown featuring R&B hits from the ’90s and 2000s. More info
  • Confluence: Where Music Gathers (Sat. – Sun.)
    It’s part festival, platform and conference, where musicians perform and learn, and music lovers discover and enjoy. More info

If you’re hosting an event, be sure to submit it. It could end up as an Editor’s Pick.

*While we do our best to confirm events, contact event organizers for questions.

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