The Charlotte Knights face the Rochester Red Wings from June 1-3, the Columbus Clippers from June 13-16, the Syracuse Chiefs from June 17-20 and the Buffalo Bisons from June 29-30. For more information, visit www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t494.
TWO GALLANTS An unlikely duo, San Francisco natives Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel have been making music independently since 1993. Though the two have been long-time friends, it wasn’t until 2004 that they began collaborating on folk/rock project, Two Gallants. After a few label changes and time spent refining their blend of aggressive indie rock and folk, Two Gallants have returned from a five-year hiatus, with the same energy and eclectic rock sound they had circa 2007. Though the two man-band draws from a variety of instruments, including harmonica, guitar and banjo, it is the strangely pleasing sound of the vocal harmony that distinguishes Two Gallants. Returning to U.S. stages for the first time in more than half a decade, Two Gallants bears an unmistakable fierceness on their latest album, The Bloom and the Blight. Combining their Western spirit, with heavy raw-rock instrumentals and a post-modern style, Two Gallants have separated themselves from the slew of Mumford and Sons-esque projects that seem to dominate the genre.
THE PACKAGE TOUR featuring New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men will play Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte on June 19. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 2 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, the Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
Spanish for “A is for art,” the tenth annual Con A de Arte is a celebration of Charlotte’s Latino culture, community and achievements through arts and entertainment. This year’s participating artists have created works that respond to the Mint Museum Uptown’s captivating exhibit, Sociales: Debora Arango Arrives Today. Some of the many artists include Ivan Peña, Claudia Pureco, Oscar Ortiz, Angela Lubinecky and Nico Amortegui. Other artists, poets, dancers, storytellers and creative folk also are slated to showcase their art forms during the event, which includes an awards ceremony.