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Evening Muse opened our doors in April of 2001. Thanks to the
music-lovin' citizens of Charlotte and venturous visitors to our
fair city, the Muse has had the opportunity to present literally
thousands of original independent music acts for nearly a decade.
our own Carolinas music scene to performers from all corners of
the globe, an amazing array of artists have graced our stage:
from acoustic music to full electric bands; alternative, americana,
blues, country, folk, hip-hop, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, r&b -
and where it all begins, with the songwriter.
Evening Muse, the perfect setting for an intimate folk scene, is
usually the quietest of Charlotte's rooms. Listeners actually come
to hear music and that music is usually good. While home to local
artists like The Near Misses and Poprocket, the Muse also welcomes
cutting-edge songwriters like Martha Wainwright, sister of Rufus
Wainwright, and witty British folkie Martin Stephenson."
- Courtney Devores, Charlotte.com
Muse brings acoustic music and much more to Charlotte in a great-sounding
original artwork on the walls, a great selection of beer
and music from some of the finest local, regional and national
The Muse is located in the NoDa
Arts District in Historic North Charlotte, a great neighborhood
with a diverse mix of galleries, shops, restaurants and homes.
we are a non-smoking venue,
smoking is permitted outdoors in front of and alongside the building.
concerts and events are open to all ages unless otherwise
capacity: 80 seated - 120 standing. Full PA and sound engineer provided.
Genres include acoustic music & full electric bands: alternative,
americana, blues, country, folk, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, r&b, singer-songwriter,
ska...we book ORIGINAL bands, not cover bands. Artists should be
touring at a regional or national level (or have the level of talent
and professionalism to do so).
here for BOOKING information>
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BOB Award Winner:
Best Live Music Venue
Best of the Best Awards: Best Live-Music Venue: The Evening
"The atmosphere is bohemian funk, and the bar offers snacks
and drinks, but the people gathered around small tables at The
Evening Muse are not there for the ambience or the food. They
come for the music. One of the few true listening rooms in the
area, The Evening Muse presents music four nights a week—sometimes
more—and guarantees musicians and their audiences a place free
of chatter and rattling dishes. The mostly singer/songwriter
fare is shaken up by the occasional rock band, like Chapel Hill’s
Spencer/Acuff and Charlotte’s own Latin rockers, La Rua."
BEST ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB
The Evening Muse
"This place is so nice it almost doesn't matter if there's
music - it's just nice to be there. Luckily, Lea Pritchard books
a wide-range of talent with an emphasis on folk, non-Music Row
country and rock. Crowds are almost always quiet and respectful
of the artists -- just another reason you see their names coming
through Charlotte as often as they can." - CL, 2004
Muse was voted "Best Acoustic Venue" & "Best Club to Hear
in the 2001-2003 Creative Loafing "Best of Charlotte" Awards!
Muse is a winner - Best of Charlotte Awards!!
Best Place to Hear Local Music - "The sound's the thing
here. Owner/soundman Joe Kuhlmann plays and records music, so he
knows what a musician (and a seasoned concertgoer) wants to hear.
Not the largest place in the world, but it's guaranteed you'll never
hear one of those hellhound-like screeches of monitor feedback at
this place." - Creative Loafing
Acoustic Music Club - Critics' & Readers' Pick!