Levine Center for the Arts Launches New Season of Wednesday Night Live

Levine Center of the Arts
Levine Center of the Arts

Levine Center for the Arts is proud to announce the second season of Wednesday Night Live (WNL), presented by Bank of America, a free weekly event series in Uptown.

Wednesday Night Live aims to recognize the combined impact of art and artists from around the city in conversation with the cultural institutions at Levine Center for the Arts. By offering free programming each Wednesday night, all members of the community can access and experience Charlotte’s talented artist community. Enjoy free admission to the museums from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, as well as live entertainment or programming at one of the five participating institutions each week.

The series features thought-provoking exhibitions, live musical performances and more. To kick off the series, the five institutions that comprise Levine Center for the Arts — Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, Levine Museum of the New South and Blumenthal Performing Arts — are coming together to host the Wednesday Night Live Kick-Off Block Party 4:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

mint museum exterior
The Mint Museum

The Wednesday Night Live Kick-Off Block Party will serve as a sampler of the live entertainment and programming planned by the five participating institutions. The schedule for Sept. 21, which is part of the Charlotte International Arts Festival, includes:
· 4:45-5:30 p.m.: Live Art Demonstration with Ricky Singh at the Gantt Plaza
· 5:30-6:15 p.m.: Dances of India at the Levine Avenue Stage
· 6:15-6:35 p.m.: Fastest Steed Drummers Performance on the plaza in front of Mint Museum Uptown
· 6:35-6:55 p.m.: Jessica Macks Performance on the plaza in front of Mint Museum Uptown
· 7-7:45 p.m.: The Barefoot Movement Performance at the Levine Ave Stage
· 7:45-8:30 p.m.: HipShack performance at the Bechtler Plaza
· 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Coddle Creek performance at the Levine Ave Stage

The Charlotte International Arts Festival takes place in various locations from Uptown to Ballantyne between Sept. 16-Oct. 2. For a full list of events, visit CharlotteArtsFest.com.

The rotating programming schedule is as follows:
· 1st – The Mint Museum
· 2nd – Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
· 3rd – Blumenthal Performing Arts
· 4th – Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
· Coming Soon – Levine Museum of the New South in the former Wells Fargo Museum (401 S. Tryon St., Suite 100)


Parking garages, surface lots and metered spaces are available near Levine Center for the Arts. Discounted museum parking of $5 after 5 p.m. is provided only at the Levine Center for the Arts garage, located below the Duke Energy Center at 550 S. Tryon St. The visitor entrance to the parking garage is located on Brooklyn Village Avenue. Visitor parking is offered on levels P1 and P2. Parking is also available at The Green located on South Tryon Street.

For more information and to view the current schedule, visit wednesdaynightliveclt.com or follow @WedNightLiveCLT