The Evening Muse
The Evening Muse is a local music venue bringing some of the finest local, regional, and national talent. There is an excellent original artwork on the walls, a great selection of beer, wine and spirits.
I left this five star review last night with no description, but I feel that Evening Muse is such a gem that my review requires context. I went to The Evening Muse last night (8/30/2021) for the first time with my girlfriend. I was hoping to get some inspiration from the weekly open mic night, feel out the vibes, consider signing up for the next one, and just have a good night out with my girlfriend. Upon entry, we were greeted by the friendly and welcoming staff (who checked our IDs and collected ticket payments of course), and approached the bar to eat since we'd gotten fast food on the way. We chatted with the staff, watched people sign up to perform, and took our seats as the show was about to begin. We had to bring our own food (which isn't a con, we very much enjoyed eating our Cookout at the bar), but The Evening Muse has a solid drink selection of local brews and wine for patrons. I didn't know what to expect in terms of talent, but I was blown away by the folks who performed last night. Every person that performed on that stage was INCREDIBLY talented, and every set (from comedy to music and a little in-between) was phenomenal. I was inspired, to say the least. The girlfriend and I unfortunately had to leave before the amazing Liz Frame and The Kickers finished their set, but all we could talk about on the ride home was how great each performance was. Every song, every bit, and every personality on stage was truly unique and well performed. All in all, it's a great place to be. Great staff, great talent, great drinks, and a great time. Great place for performing and supporting local talent. PS Evening Muse staff - I am 100% bringing you guys Cookout milkshakes on Monday. Just let me know your flavors.
I've been many shows at The Evening Muse throughout the long term, and it's reliably a first rate insight. They book fabulous specialists, the sound is past great and the staff is cordial and mindful. The Evening Muse is a second home for myself and numerous other music fans in Charlotte. In case you're visiting Charlotte, actually take a look at the Muse's timetable and gone to a show, regardless of whether you've never known about the craftsman. You will not be frustrated. In case you're utilized to field shows, or music in noisy bars, you will be stunned at how much better a show in a cozy room like the Muse can be.
There's not much I can't say about The Muse that doesn't pull the heartstrings for me personally. This place is SUPER special to me. I started visiting this magical spot on tour many years ago and it's still a venue I recommend to this day! Laurie and Don are incredible people who truly love everything about supporting the community that comes through there. The moment you step foot in this place, the vibe is incredible. Take a look around - artwork, music, drinks, and incredible people will surround you. Make sure to stop by at The Muse!
I've been hundreds of shows at The Evening Muse over the years, and it's consistently a top notch experience. They book fantastic artists, the sound is beyond perfect and the staff is friendly and caring. The Evening Muse is a second home for me and many other music fans in Charlotte. If you're visiting Charlotte, check the Muse's schedule and come to a show, even if you've never heard of the artist. You won't be disappointed. If you're used to arena shows, or music in loud bars, you will be amazed at how much better a show in an intimate room like the Muse can be.
The Evening Muse is the best music club the SouthEast has to offer (period). The staff treats everyone who walks through their doors like family - often remembering their names and what artists & drinks they like. As a performer myself, it's a place with incredible sound fidelity... and the production staff treat their touring artists with dignity and respect. It's also a community, cultural, and neighborhood centerpiece outside of music. If I need a boost in my week, The Evening Muse is where I go.