Popular Music Venue Announces Reopening, Other Venues Following Its Lead

CHARLOTTE, NC. — After more than a year of being closed, the owner of The Evening Muse in NoDa says they’ll be opening May 1st.

“It’s exciting and nerve-racking. There’s going to be a little bit of adjustment, just kind of getting our legs back underneath us,” says founder Joe Kuhlmann.

Kuhlmann says seeing live shows will be different.

“We will be observing all mandates and so forth. Right now, we’re obligated to stay at 30% occupancy. So will be setting up tables and chairs is that people will still be able to remain socially distant.”

Live theatre and comedy shows are also on the horizon.
According to Charlotte Theatre:
-Comedy Zone has shows starting June 18th.
-PNC Music Pavillion has shows scheduled for July 18th.
-Ovens Auditorium has shows starting September 8th.
-Belk Theatre has shows starting August 31st.

Teddy Johnson is the managing director of the live jazz venue Middle C Jazz. He says they started welcoming guests back a few months ago with strict covid precautions. He says every day; they get more and more inquiries.

“We have seen an increase especially in the 55 and over group that’s coming in, I believe due to them being vaccinated and feeling more comfortable about going out,” Johnson says.