Carolina Black Music Month: Arsena Schroeder

Arsena Schroeder’s path to becoming a singer-songwriter didn’t begin until she was in college. Since then, the independent artist has […]
By QCity Metro Staff | June 3, 2019

Carolina Black Music Month: Elevator Jay

Over the years, we’ve seen the emergence of Southern hip-hop in places like Atlanta and Texas. While we witnessed North […]
By QCity Metro Staff | June 2, 2019

Carolina Black Music Month: Anthony Hamilton

Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Anthony Hamilton. The Charlotte singer/songwriter hit it big with his 2003 album, "Comin' From Where I'm From."
By QCity Metro Staff | June 1, 2019

Celebrating Carolina artists during Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month, and we've curated a list of some of your favorite artists, musicians and writers with Carolina connections.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 1, 2019

Shelby J, once Prince’s backup singer, leads tribute concert

N.C. native Shelby J spent years touring with Prince's band, the New Power Generation. On June 7, she'll perform during “Purple Note 4” to celebrate the late musician's birthday.
By Ryan Fleming | May 29, 2019

CLT DJ Battle puts DJ culture on display in the heart of uptown

From hip-hop to EDM, turntablist to finger drumming, four DJs will compete during in the CLT DJ Battle for prizes and bragging rights.
By Jonathan Limehouse | May 7, 2019

Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.
By Kallan Louis | May 6, 2019

Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county's Order of the Hornet award.
By Katrina Louis | April 4, 2019

What Charlotte can learn from Nipsey Hussle

Sunday’s fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in front of his Los Angeles clothing store, in broad daylight, shocked fans and […]
By Kallan Louis | April 2, 2019

Jazz Arts Initiative reveals new name, logo in celebration of 10th anniversary

Organization now called JazzArts Charlotte to reflect role of the community in jazz culture. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis on hand to help make announcement.
By Sabrina Clark | April 1, 2019