The Kollard Kings perform songs and tunes from the days when the Queen City was America’s country music capital. Charlotte — country music capital? Yes –back before studios located in Nashville, field-recording teams roamed the South. Charlotte was a favorite stop from the late ’20s into the ’40s. “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe made his first recordings here in 1936. The original Carter Family trio cut their last discs in 1937. Grand Ole Opry stars Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Uncle Dave Macon, and the Delmore Brothers came over from Nashville. And homegrown musicians found widespread acclaim, including the Blue Sky Boys, the Dixon Brothers, and J. E. & Wade Mainer. The Kollard Kings lovingly dip into that songbag, not to re-create scratchy archival sounds, but to bring the music to life for today’s listeners. Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated. Doors open 7 PM. Free parking. Accessible entry.
Information & Amenities
Age Range:All Ages
General Information:Hours of Operation: 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:Music & Concerts