What’s Happening with Steven Cole

Charlotte's getting ready to celebrate Independence Day!

CHARLOTTE, NC — From fireworks to live music … Charlotte’s got a lot going on this weekend!

Steven Cole from Charlotte Center City Partners stopped by Rising this morning to give us the low down.

Party in the Park
Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St.

Party in the Park is a free, live music event every Wednesday at Romare Bearden Park. You can buy wine and local craft beer. You’re also steps away from Brevard Court and the restaurants around the park. Make sure to bring a chair and get ready to dance.

Sounds on the Square: Nicci Canada
Friday, June 30, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Square at Spirit Square

Blumenthal Performing Arts continues their new Sounds on the Square FREE summer concerts. The series runs every Friday night from now through the end of August. A variety of local musicians will perform from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Square at Spirit Square, located at 345 North College St. The 28 features local jazz and soul singer Nicci Canada. Orrman’s Chesse Shop at the 7th Street Public Market has created some great cheese trays you can take to the performance. You can also buy beer and wine!

Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair! The events will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather.

Picnic in the Park
Sundays, June 4 -August 27, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fourth Ward Park

A free, live music event will take place every Sunday this summer in Fourth Ward Park. All ages are welcome. Check out Charlotte pianist Jason Atkins, who’s also the organist for the Charlotte Checkers!

Sky Show
Tuesday, July 4
3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Romare Bearden Park

Charlotte’s Independence Day fireworks display will be in 3rd Ward, with fireworks shot fBB&T Ballpark. There will be plenty of free seating in Romare Bearden Park. Before the fireworks, BB&T Ballpark is hosting a game between Team USA and Team Cuba starting at 6:05 p.m. Tickets available through the Knights website. 

The Skyshow Street Party starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. with music, crafts, street food, and interactive kids activities. The largest fireworks display in the Southeast begins around 9:30 p.m.