Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Series – Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues
May 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
JazzArts Charlotte is excited to announce a new outdoor summer series at Victoria Yards in uptown Charlotte In partnership with Charlotte Center City Partners. This outdoor series of shows features a variety of the region’s top jazz musicians, to rock the stage at uptown Victoria Yards.
In May, we bring you Mac Arnold and the Plate Full ‘o Blues, bringing the foundation of blues, soul, and funk. South Carolinian band leader and guitarist Mac Arnold studied the blues at the feet of none other than James Brown and the Muddy Waters Band, helping shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement. This blues crew also includes Austin Brashier on guitar, Max Hightower on bass and harmonica, and Dizzy Dizzy on drums.
Opening for the night is Menastree, a Fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Soul! Menastree is a group of Carolina natives that have come together to reinforce the Queen City music scene. Jesse Lamar Williams on drums, Jeremy Maher on bass, Zach Wheeler on saxophone, and Stefan Kallander on guitar, provide “feel good music” with a blend of jazz, hip hop, soul funk and an eclectic blend of every genre combined.
We’ll also have the JazzArts All-Stars to showcase the future stars of jazz right here in Charlotte. This group includes Gustavo Cruz, Samuel David, Holland Majors, and Olivia Ratliff.
Food trucks will be on hand for all of your refreshment needs while enjoying the music – KIckin Kitchen American favorites, Potbelly BBQ, Hip Hop Smoothies, and Resident Culture Brewing. Some chairs will be available – you are encouraged to bring your own if desired.
Victoria Yards is located at 408 North Tryon Street, in uptown Charlotte, across the street from Duckworth’s at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 7th St. There is close parking along the street, and in 7th Street Station, and it is an easy walk from the train.
Note: Capacity is limited, social distancing is expected, and masks are suggested per current national and regional guidelines.
CltureCLT has provided a little more about the scene you can expect for our summer.
Partners include: Charlotte Center City Partners, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Knight Foundation & O’s Place Jazz.