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Weekender July 7-10: Check out what’s happening this weekend

July 8: 2nd Friday Street Festival – America’s Birthday BBQ Bash

Here are highlights of events this month in the Lake Norman region.

July 7-9

River Jam

7 pm. Live music takes place at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at the Whitewater Center.

July 9: Ultimanota performs at River Jam / Photo by @hectorvacacruz

Thursday, July 7: Albert Castiglia

Friday, July 8: Winston Ramble

Saturday, July 9: Ultimanota

Thursday, July 7 

Live music

 6-9 pm. The HC Oakes Band. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

Friday, July 8

Movies in the Park

“Spider Man No Way Home” will begin at dusk and is open to the public, free of charge and will be shown at Veterans’ Park – Downtown Huntersville. Bring  blankets and lawn chairs. Check website for movie selection.


9 pm. George Michael Reborn. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live Music

7-10 pm. Timmy Brown. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

July 8: Dani Kerr performs at the 2nd Friday Street Festival

2nd Friday Street Festival Series – America’s Birthday BBQ Bash

6-10 pm.  A competition of local BBQ food trucks; live music from Dani Kerr Band and local country performer Rockie Lynne; touch-a-truck with local Fire Department and Police Department; artisan and vendors; craft breweries. Oak Street Mill, Cornelius.

Live Music 

6-9 pm. Claiborne Williams. Primal Brewery, 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Saturday, July 9

Live Music

6-9 pm. Matt Stratford.  Primal Brewery, 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Live Music

7-10 pm. MidNight Ramblerz. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

July 9: Brooke Lee performs at BoatYard LKN

Live music 

4-8 pm. Tin Can Alley; classic soul and R&B from the 1960s. No coolers or outside alcohol. Food truck, snacks Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Davesté Vineyards, Lytton Farm Road, Troutman.

Live music

6-9 pm. Matt Stratford. Dumpling Girls food truck from 2-10 pm. Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.


8 pm. Brooke Lee is a talented young country artist who covers top country songs as well as her own music. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

July 9: Brooks Dixon Band performs at Saturday at the Square

Saturday at the Square 

6-8 pm. Brooks Dixon Band. South Main Square, Davidson.

Second Saturday

A full day of music and craft beer. 3 pm, Kris Atom. 5:30 pm, 9daytrip. Muchachos Tacos Food Truck at 2 pm. D9 Brewing Co., 11138-C Treynorth Drive, Cornelius.

Sunday, July 10

Sunday Funday

1-4 pm. Red Stone Revival. Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave, Cornelius.



Senior Open Gym Pickleball 

6-8 pm indoors at JV Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road. Ages 50 and up. Balls and paddles available to borrow. Free.


7 pm. Exercise your mind with Trivia! Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music bingo

7-9 pm. Eleven Lakes Brewing Co.10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201 Cornelius.


7 pm. Grab a beer and test your knowledge. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

Friday and Saturdays

Pickleball Open Play 

8:30-11:30 am. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Thursday – Friday

Art Exhibit

10 am-4 pm. Reflections & Movements is an abstract exhibit by Junior Gomez, bringing forth vibrance and dimension through the application of color and brush stroke techniques. Artwork will be displayed in the Cornelius Art Center gallery through Aug. 5. Cornelius Art Center Gallery, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.


“Secret” Society of Crafters 

10 am to noon, weather permitting. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. Hearts On Fiber, 208 South Village Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson Streets.Rain or shine. No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

Saturday Morning bike ride

8 am.  Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St, Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 32 miles; moderate/tempo 16-18mph no drop. Option for longer /faster rides.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.