Rest In Paper Festival To Benefit Former Creative Loafing Staffers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Local bands are coming together this weekend for a benefit to help former staff members of Creative Loafing. The event is called “End Of A Brand: Rest In Paper Fest.”
It will be a concert crawl, with local bands playing at venues throughout Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood. The first show starts at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Canvas Tattoo, followed by performances at The Evening Muse, Jack Beagles, and Sanctuary. Headlining performers will cap off the night with another set at Canvas Tattoo.
Some of the acts performing on Saturday include:
Dirty South Revolutionaries
…and much more.
Proceeds from the event will go toward helping launch a new media brand to help fill the void left by Creative Loafing’s closing.
Charlotte’s beloved alternative newspaper was suddenly shut down on Halloween, with virtually no notice. Former editor-in-chief Ryan Pitkin and his staff had just sent their latest edition to print. The owner walked in and laid off the entire staff, saying he sold the paper to his son, who plans to keep Creative Loafing alive online.
The staff has received an outpouring of support from readers and the community.