2016 Preview: don’t miss parties and events

A look at a few of my party and event picks for the new year.

QC Brewer’s Fest, Feb. 6
Fillmore
Willie Nelson, Feb. 9 
Fillmore

Bartender’s Ball, Feb. 21
Rooftop 210

CIAA, February 22-27
Uptown Charlotte

Partiers takeover uptown for this weeklong basketball tournament that draws a dozens of hip-hop celebrities and performers from Big Daddy Kane to Dru Hill. Details.

Rich and Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, March 12 
Uptown Charlotte
Charlotte Jazz Festival 2016, April 22-23
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

The two-day second annual Charlotte Jazz Festival features two main stage performances by the critically-acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Details.

Taste of the Nation, April 18

Derby Days,, May 7


Breakout the seersuckers and pretty hats for a day of mint juleps, live music and lawn games and more at the Young Affiliates of the Mint’s Derby Days. Details.
An Evening with Rachelle Ferrell, May 13
Knight Theater

Dynamic singer Rachelle Ferrell truly users her voice an instrument with vocalizations that defy scatting and conventional jazz boundaries. See her in a rare live appearance. Proceeds benefits The Urban League Of Central Carolinas

Holla: sipandplayclt@gmail.com

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