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Plan your weekend starting May 13: Concerts, street festival, outdoor movie and Cain Center for the Arts groundbreaking

The HC Oakes Band perform May 14 at Birkdale Village

Events in Lake Norman are  being organized as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and  gathering restrictions change. Some events require registration, social distancing and wearing face masks.

Huntersville is  partnering with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and adding a Growers’ Market on Tuesdays starting May 25 at the hosptial’s front lot off Gilead Road. Hours will be 9 am-1pm. 

Submit your entertainment and event news to [email protected].

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Through May 16 

Symetra Classic Golf Tournament  

Various times at River Run Golf and Country Club, 19125 River Falls Dr., Davidson.

May 13

LangTree Live

Jill Goodson Band. 5 – 9 pm. Favorite hits from the 70’s and 80’s. Free. No outside coolers permitted. 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

May 14

Live Under The Oaks

The HC Oakes Band. 6-8 pm at Birkdale Village in the Grove. A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks Cafe.

Guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks.

2nd Friday Street Festival 

2nd Friday Street Festival is back with a series of all-new themed editions through October. The series kicks off  May 14 with the Arts District Kickoff Celebration 6-10 pm at the Oak Street Mill. Activities include live music, special performances, games, vendors, food and drink.

Other events in the series are scheduled: June 11 – Kids Fest; July 9 – America’s Birthday BBQ Bash; Aug. 13 – Celebrate the Lake; Sept. 10 – Taste of the World; Oct .8 – Oktoberfest.

Cain Center for the Arts

The Old Town Cornelius’ 2nd Friday Arts District kickoff on May 14 will commemorate the center’s official groundbreaking.

May 15

Outdoor Cinema

“Trolls World Tour” will be will be shown at Legion Park May 15

“Trolls World Tour” at Legion Park, 21214 Legion St. Free, but registration required. Check-in will be held at the baseball field outfield gate. Gate opens at 6:30 pm, including concessions available for purchase. Weather permitting, the movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm.

Cain Center for the Arts Tap Takeover 

Primal Brewery’s event is all day, 1–11pm May 15, but the Cain Center’s portion is 5-7pm at 6432 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville. Bands: Dan Stanton & Bradley Cloninger Duo 1–4pm; The HC Oakes Band 5-7pm;  Ziggy Pockets 8-11 pm.

UMAR Arts Festival 

An inaugural outdoor 2-5 pm at Queens University of Charlotte’s Resicece Quad, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte 28274. Festival features artists the UMAR Charlotte (which includes Mt. Zion in Cornelius), Lincolnton and Reidsville art centers. Shop the artists booths and help empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proceed of art sales go to the UMAR artist and programs that support them.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am to noon.  An outdoor, open air market, offering fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, dog treats, select craft items, free chef samples and more. Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville.

May 18

Be Well Birkdale

Gotta Yoga.  A special workout class  6-7 pm at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.  While the events are not ticketed, guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks. The Grove across from TCBY every Tuesday evening through October.

May 19

Davidson Scholars – Virtual Event

1-2:30 pm. Speaker will be John Zimmerman spent six years as a historical interpreter at Mount Vernon and has done research on Robert Dinwiddie, an important Colonial America figure whose career was tied to George Washington’s. 

The general format of the meetings is that of lecture followed by question and answer. Programs are free.

Email [email protected] for zoom link and/or to get on Davidson Scholars notification list

May 20

Jazz Concert Series

Holly Hopkins. 6-9 pm at Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville; arrive a little early for table check-in.  Advance registration is required; space is limited to 25 tables. Your $10 reservation fee

Holly Hopkins performs May 20 at the Jazz Concert Series

serves as your table holder as well as a $10 OFF coupon to the food truck. Tables are 6-foot  rectangles that fit 4-6 people. Be sure to enter the number of people attending with your family. Information: Lindsay Small, Downtown Events & Facility Coordinator, [email protected] or 704-766-2253

LangTree Live

Kids in America. 5 – 9 pm. Total 80’s experience.  Free. No outside coolers permitted. 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

May 21

Live Under The Oaks

Stormin’ Norman. 6-8 pm at Birkdale Village in the Grove. A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks Cafe. Guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks.

May 22

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am to noon.  An outdoor, open air market, offering fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, dog treats, select craft items, free chef samples and more. Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville.

Cain Center for the Arts Tap Takeover 

Cain Center for the Arts Tap Takeover: Courtney Lynn & Quinn will perform at Eleven Lakes Brewing Co.

May 22, 3–5 pm. Eleven Lakes Brewing Co., 10228 Bailey Rd #201. Band: Courtney Lynn & Quinn.

Jazz Fest

Enjoy a free jazz concert by Dante Lewis and Eli Yacinthe. Registration  is open. 5 – 8 pm at Smithville Park, 19710 South Ferry St. Food trucks and  beverage concessions. Coolers and picnic baskets are allowed.  No glass bottles or containers, tobacco products, smoking, e-cigs, pets, tents or open flames.

Farmers Market in Huntersville

8 am-noon Saturdays through September at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville

May 25

Be Well Birkdale

Gotta Yoga. A special workout class  6-7 pm at Birkdale Village, Huntersville. While the events are not ticketed, guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks. The Grove across from TCBY.

Growers’ Market

9 am – 1 pm at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center’s  front lot off Gilead Road.

May 27

LangTree Live

Rockie Lynne Band. Country music. 5 – 9 pm. Free. No outside coolers permitted. 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

May 28

Live Under The Oaks

The Mod 60s. 6-8 pm at Birkdale Village in the Grove. A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks Cafe. Guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks.

May 29

Cain Center for the Arts Tap Takeover 

4–6 pm at  D9 Brewing Lake Norman, 11138 Treynorth Dr. Band: Province of Thieves.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am to noon.  An outdoor, open air market, offering fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, dog treats, select craft items, free chef samples and more. Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville.

May 31

Memorial Day Observance – Cornelius 

10 am on the Cornelius Town Hall lawn across from the Cornelius Veteran’s Monument at Rotary Plaza. The Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 will honor servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Master of Ceremonies is Commander Gene McKinney, American Legion Post 86 and at the keynote speaker is the  Rev. Dr. Tom Labonte. An invocation and closing prayer  will be led by  Pastor David Judge, First Baptist Church of Cornelius.

The event will also include: POW/MIA Empty Chair and Wreath of Remembrance ceremonies; patriotic music by Tony Bailey; 21-gun salute.

 Memorial Day Ceremony 2021 – Huntersville 

11 am to noon. The Town of Huntersville and American Legion Post 321 will host the 20th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville. This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in person and recorded live, following COVID-19 requirements. 

June 2

Community Blood Drive  

The town will be partnering with One Blood to host a blood drive 10 am to 3 pm at Town Hall. Schedule an appointment.

June 5

Cain Center for the Arts Tap Takeover 

4–6 pm  at Royal Bliss Brewing Co., 7532 Royal Bliss Ct.. Denver. Band: The Trailblazers

Concerts in Davidson return 

Bands are being booked for Concerts on the Green on The Village Green and Davidson’s two new concert series: Concerts @ the Circles will take place on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments; and  Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square will take place at South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig.

All concerts are from 6-8 pm with concerts later in the season this year and through October.

Concerts on the Green are held 6-8 pm Sundays: July 4 and 18, Aug. 1 and 15; Sept. 5 and 19; and Oct. 3 and 17.

Concerts @ The Circles are 6-8 pm Saturdays: June 5 and 26; July 3 and 24; Aug. 7 and 28; Sept. 4 and 25; Oct. 2 and 23.

Second Saturdays @ The Square:  June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept.11, Oct. 9.

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