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Music crawl Fri.? Aqualads at Flatiron & other ideas


Aqualads from Charlotte have been around since 1997, playing ’60s style surf rock instrumentals. They’ll be at Flatiron Kitchen Friday.

Get ready for some late autumn … surf music! Charlotte-based Aqualads will play a party Friday night at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, during the Christmas in Davidson festival. With that and other special events on the schedule, you might just have to make Friday night a music crawl in downtown Davidson. Aqualads play guitar-driven ’60s style surf rock to perfection. Also on tap: an appearance by LOEBS Friday night at Birdsnest, after Christmas and Davidson winds down for the night. And Davidson’s Sunday Union plays Friday at Summit Coffee. And ragtime pianist Ethan Uslanplays at WDAV’s open house Friday night. Here’s the full weekend schedule.


Billy Jones and the Pocket, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music with the Billy Jones and the Pocket. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit .


Aqualads at Flatiron, 6-9pm, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, 215 S. Main St., Davidson – Christmas in Davidson party in the parking lot at Flatiron, with music by Charlotte band Aqualads, with drinks and food for purchase. Listen to a sample of their music and find out more about the band on Facebook,

Ethan Uslan

Ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan plays Friday at WDAV’s open house.

WDAV Holiday Open House, 6-9pm, WDAV-FM studios, 423 N. Main St., Davidson – Holiday Open House at classical public radio station WDAV-FM. Meet the staff, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and live music with Davidson College vocal groups, pianist Ethan Uslan, and a bucket band from Musical Minds, an elementary school program that aims to initiate social change through music. More info:

Wine tasting at The Wine Cellar, 7pm, The Wine Cellar, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius, off West Catawba Ave. near Starbucks – Weekly wine tasting, with a selection of California wines, and music by Aris Quiroga. Info:

Sunday Union at Summit, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music with the Sunday Union. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit .

Jazz vocalists Left@25, 7:30pm, Davidson Public Library steps, on the Village Green, Davidson – Left@25 (the NMCC jazz ensemble) presents its holiday concert “Swingin’ with Santa” as part of Christmas in Davidson. Free. Info: or 704-644-7368. More about Christmas in Davidson at

Left@25 vocal jazz ensemble

Left@25 vocal jazz ensemble performs Friday in downtown Davidson.

Dueling Pianos at Piano Man, 8:30pm (doors open 7:30), Piano Man, 19701 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius – Dueling piano show Fridays and Saturdays, with drink specials. Info:

LOEBS at Birdsnest, 9:30pm, The Birdsnest, 102 B S. Main St., Davidson – The Birdsnest presents LOEBS, a band of siblings Andy, Chris, Dave, and Jess Loebs. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door and are on sale now. A portion of each ticket goes to Habitat for Humanity. or 704-990-6378.


Live music at The Wine Cellar, 7pm, The Wine Cellar, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius, off West Catawba Ave. near Starbucks – Karl Stolz acoustic music. Info:

Rusty Knox at Summit, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music with the Rusty Knox Band. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit .

Dueling Pianos at Piano Man, 8:30pm (doors open 7:30), Piano Man, 19701 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius – Dueling piano show Fridays and Saturdays, with drink specials. Info:


robin bullock

Robin Bullock

‘Tawba Walk art crawl, 1-4pm, Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., downtown Cornelius – Bella Love presents a holiday ‘Tawba Walk art crawl. Sponsored by the Town of Cornelius and Kadi Fit, this festival-like art crawl will feature local artists, musicians, vendors and businesses with Christmas sales just in time for the holiday season. Musicians include: Repeat Offenders, Stony Creek Boys, and David Dorenfeld. Info on Facebook.

Robin Bullock Celtic Christmas, 7pm, Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville – Celtic Christmas concert with Robin Bullock, internationally acclaimed master Celtic instrumentalist. With carols and hymns spanning over 600 years, celebrating the Yuletide season with selections on guitar, cittern, mandolin and piano. Tickets available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 students, under 6 free. All proceeds benefit community outreach. For more details, visit or contact or 704-663-5659.


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