Harvey's in Huntersville, located in the heart of the Vermillion Community off exit 23, celebrated their 6th Anniversary on Sat, July 25th 2015. The festivities included a Block Party outside with live entertainment, and plenty of family friendly activities. They also had a fun crowd indoors taking a break from the heat, and relaxing on their 2nd story covered patio. If you haven't been to Harvey's it's worth the trip. Incredible Food - delightfully unique spins on traditional American fare that will bring you back for more... it's no wonder they're celebrating 6 great years of serving the Lake community!
The Annual Rusty Rudder Christmas in July Celebration with Disco Lemonade LIVE brought out a fun crowd. Saturday was a beautiful day on the Lake and apparently it wiped out most of the late night crowd, as the Rudder wasn't packed like normal - and we hit most of the other typical late night venues - the crowd was no where to be found - we're guessing most ended up in bed after too much sun and partying on the Lake. Even the hard core boaters that typically make it to the Rudder after a day on the lake - never made it back out after hitting the A/C at home.
Special Thanks to all of Ashley's friends who helped organize this benefit for Ashley. Blaire Sullivan and Audrey Leoni hosted the event and their associate volunteers included: Stephanie Suddreth, Cindy McKelvey, Kimmie Sorenson, and Candace Ruch all helped make this a great night and wonderful celebration of friends with Ashely. Special thanks to Jeremy Thompson and Steve Branum for DONATING the Ragin' Mistress Yacht and bus transportation. Ashley has a great group of friends and will need all the support she can get over the coming year. Make sure to reach out and make sure she feels the love as she goes though this Fight against cancer.
ICE Martini was packed for their 2 year anniversary celebration. Unfortunately we showed up a little late to get pictures of the people before they hit the dance floor... once they started dancing - we couldn't get them to stop moving to take a picture LOL - that's a good night! You can see from the overview photos that the crowd was having a great time! Congrats to ICE Martini, located in the Hickory Tavern Shopping Center across from Birkdale, on their 2 Years of serving the Lake some of the finest craft cocktals in class, style, and the "coolest" ambiance at the Lake.
Our friend Ashley, of Lake Norman Fame, is currently 35 years young and an amazing single-mother of Finley, a precious 14 month old girl. On June 3rd, 2015, Ashley was diagnosed with aggressive stage III breast cancer. Ashley begins her treatment June 23, beginning with 4 months of chemotherapy. As if this is not enough to endure, she has recently been laid off from her job--just weeks before her diagnosis. Ashley and Finely needs everyone's thoughts and prayers right now...and, if possible--help and assistance....to get through not only the next few months...but for the next year. These photos are from the Pre-Cruise Party at Galway Hooker. Photos by Nate.
The inaugural 2015 OLD TOWN CORNELIUS JAZZ FESTIVAL was held from 4-9 pm at Smithville Park located at 19710 S. Ferry Street, Cornelius, NC 28031. The FREE Festivities included: 5 Bands + 1 Special Performance, 6 Food Trucks, Kid Zone sponsored by Lake Norman YMCA, Craft beer from local Cornelius breweries D9 Brewing Company & Ass Clown Brewing Company and much more. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
Lake Town Tavern in Cornelius, across from Bethel Church road next to Keller Williams is under new ownership and they have a GREAT weekly line up and continue to serve some of the best food at the best prices you can find anywhere in Cornelius. Wednesday's are Open Mic night and you'll often find some of the most popular Local Musicians hanging out in this "Cheers" type atmosphere. For more fun try Family Feud Style Trivia on Thursday nights, and click our profile page for our live entertainment line up - Don't forget about us for Lunch! We always have a $5.99 lunch special with 8+ options with side included. We have a pet friendly patio and outdoor cornhole is always setup for play. We'll see you here.
The 2nd SPAYghetti dinner with The American Pitbull Foundation (APBF) was a HUGE success as Dog Lovers of all Breeds came out to support this great cause! A $15 donation bought a plate full of pasta, salad, bread, and a dessert . All proceeds went to the APBF spay/neuter initiative. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
Tim Clark Band was intended to be an outdoor concert at the Queens Landing Amphitheater, but due to the rain earlier in the day and potential for more evening rain, the Concert was moved inside Mavericks. Rain or Shine - LIVE entertainment will now always go on at Queens Landing! Tim put on an incredible show as always and for those of us who remember the good old days at the Double Door - it brought back great Memories! Tim has always been a great vocalist, but seems he's gotten even better than we remember and funnier than ever - Tim puts on one of the best LIVE shows you'll see around the Lake. Watch the Calendar and make sure you don't miss the next one.
North Carolina's BarnStock BYOB Music Fest 2015 includes 3 stages, 6+ Bands, and a Silent Disco! This is a great event that has it roots in charitable giving back to the community with over $50,000 being donated since the inception of BarnStock! The Festivities begin at 4pm and end at 11pm. We've been to a lot of festivals over the years, and this is an event like none other that we've been to - a GREAT Looking crowd having a great time with music playing on any one of the 3 stages or the silent disco to fit anyone's taste - a festival for all ages 21+ (pets welcome too!) The event is held at 15300 Black Farms Rd. in Huntersville, NC.
Monas Lounge in LangTree held a theme party with MJ Promotionz - The Honolulu Hullabaloo Indoor Luau Party. Mona's is an Upscale Cocktail Lounge located conveniently in LangTree and as you can see from the pictures, patrons came out dressed for the occasion and had a great time dancing to the tunes by DJ Bob. Mona's will soon have their daily specials and entertainment listed on their profile page as we continue to bring you convenient accurate information about all the happenings and discounts at the shops in LangTree Lake Norman.
Hotshots in Mooresville is known for All the Games, All the Time - if there aren't games on TV, Hotshots has all the bar games you can think of! Pool Tables, Dart Boards, Skeeball, Cornhole, Beer Pong, Air Hockey and more. If you don't see a game on the TV that you're looking for or a bar game that isn't set up - just ask any of the beautiful Hotshots wait staff. $5 Fridays includes $5 Jack, $5 Patron, $5 Absolute and don't forget we have $2.50 Mich Ultra's and Woodchuck AND $2, $3, and $4 shot specials. Hotshots also has great dining option for both Lunch and Dinner! Click our profile page for daily specials.
2nd Friday festivities have expanded to include an all-out street festival at D9 Brewing Company as well as Oak Street Mill from 6pm-10pm! We had Live Music by The Message and The Goodnight Brothers Band. Our Food Trucks were from Smokey J's BBQ and Taco Green-Go. Click the D9 profile page for links to photos from other social events at D9 Brewery and this weeks promotions. D9 is located North of Charlotte in Cornelius, with the purpose of creating and sharing Fanatical Ales. As a 10 barrel production brewery, we are re-imagining some of the worlds most unique and trusted styles of beer. Our styles include American Ale, English Ale, Viking Heather, Cascadian Ale and many others. Come on in and try our craft beers for yourself - we're sure you'll be back!
LangTree LIVE Weekly Concert Series is definitely seeing an increase in crowds and Gal Friday, one of the most talented bands to play the Weekly Series so far, brought out one of the largest crowds we've seen since Simplified. Not only is the lawn full of families having fun, but the restaurants and shops had great turnouts as well. Watch the LKNfun Calendar, or click on LangTree's Profile page for the Directory of Tenants and their daily specials as well. Kilted Buffalo, Bacchus, fab'rik, and YoCreme - already have information listed on LKNfun and Mona's will have their entertainment lineup posted by early next week. Stay tuned as we bring you all that's happening at LangTree in one convenient location. Next Week U-Phonik is on the Stage and they are a crowd favorite as well.
The 1st Annual Yuengling Hot Dog Eating contest was a HUGE success as it brought out a crowd to see contestants attempt to eat as many hot dogs as possible in 5 minutes with the hopes of winning a motorized Yuengling Cooler! Scott Munns and Woody played at the Tiki once the Contest was over. Don't forget - Rudder has LIVE music daily outside at the Tiki Hut. The Rudder patio has one of the best elevated waterfront patio views on the Lake... couple that with great LIVE entertainment daily and you're sure to find a fun crowd at the Rudder every day of the week. Click our profile page for daily specials and entertainment.
Queens Landing, Lake Normans largest waterfront Attraction, is under New Management and this isn't the Queens Landing you might remember. Jacks Patio and Grill has been completely renovated with upscale outdoor patio furniture, and inside with rustic lake ambiance décor. Queens Landing is the perfect family destination for a full day of activities. They have a Pirates Bay Miniature Golf Course, a New Margarita Hut, live music throughout the week at Jack's waterfront patio and grill, an Ice Cream Bar, and if that wasn't enough - they have sightseeing and dinner cruise boats running Thursday through Sunday. The Queens Landing Amphitheater is a family friendly live entertainment venue with plenty of open space and a great elevated stage. Stay tuned as we will soon have all of Queens Landings events listed daily for your convenience.
The weather got off to a bad start, but by 3:30pm the sun was out in full force and the party was ON! The rafting lines were a little funky which made the photos a little more difficult than normal to take but still some great pics of a day on the Lake Celebrating Independence Day!
Happy Birthday to Dante - the Owner of On The Roxx! There was a great crowd at on the Roxx and the Birthday party started at 9pm, so most of Dante's crew and birthday festivities had ended by the time we showed up with the camera. Yellasnow was playing some great tunes and the crowd was having a great time kicking off the July 4th weekend. Watch the Roxx profile page for daily specials and entertainment - on the Roxx is your favorite late night destination - just about any night of the week! We'll see you here!
The Rusty Rudder was packed full with a lot of new faces for this Holiday Weekend Celebration with Simplified. The Rudder has LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every night of the week at the Tiki Bar and there's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than the Rudder's outdoor patios with Live Music. Click the Rudder Profile Page for this weeks specials and entertainment line up. TONS more pics from July 4th Weekend will be posted throughout the day today (Monday July 6th)
Finley-Stoak Pipe Co is a custom Vape pipe company with each pipe uniquely hand crafted. The Finley-Stoak pipes are available exclusively at the new Skyscraper Vapors shop and lounge located at Latta Arcade, 150 Brevard Street in Charlotte. Finley-Stoak's goal is to provide a vaping experience that exceeds the traditional box mod, or thick stick... a vaping pipe that looks classy and unique when you toke on it. Stop by Skyscraper Vapors or check them out online to see if Finley-Stoak has a pipe that fits your style.
Bootlegger's Saloon and Country Bar continues to bring the best in LIVE Country Music! Jason Michael Carroll took over the stage for a jam packed crowd at Bootlegger's - the best Value Country Entertainment and Nightlife in Charlotte - Click the link for Bootleggers Lineup to learn more about our 3-2-1 Summer Specials! Our summer cover charge is ONLY $3, and the drinks specials are amazing! Check out all of the great photos from the night. And ladies don't forget - this Thursday is your night to get Country Wild at Bootleggers located in NC Music Factory with the Magic Mike Male Revue Broadway and Vegas show - ONLY at Bootleggers! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the Cast Members from Magic Mike XXL!!! Get up close and personal with your VIP tickets! Photos by Erica Baxter
Welcome Shoals Grill to LKNfun! You'll now be able to conveniently find their daily specials and live entertainment lineup on LKNfun. These photos are from a great night at Shoals with Little Johnny Trailer Trash Band. LJTT always draws a fun crowd and plays tunes that get you out of your seat and dancing! Shoals Grill is known for the Freshest Seafood in Mooresville, and great Entertainment options! If you've never been to Shoals Grill - they're just a short trip down Brawley School Road and have excellent food and a come as you are Lake ambiance.
Bayne Brewery held a FUNdraiser to support Catering to Cats & Dogs Adopt-A-Pet organization from 6pm-9pm. They had Food Trucks, Beer, Wine, Raffle Tickets, Desserts & Promotional items for sale and raised a LOT of money for the Organization. Bayne Brewery is a GREAT venue to hold Fundraisers and Charity events - it's amazing how much more money organizations make after everyone has had an adult beverage or two. Give Bayne Brewing Company a call if you're looking for a Fundraising Venue or place to hold your event. Bayne is Locally owned and operated and supports the community whenever they can.
The LangTree Live! Family Friendly Outdoor Concert Series has become a weekly tradition for many in just over 8 weeks of concerts. Next Week is DISCO Lemonade! Click the LangTree Profile page for the coming month LIVE! band Line Up. Weekly LIVE! events are from 5pm-10pm, are family and pet friendly. If you haven't been - bring a lawn chair and listen to the music, or come hungry and try any of the LangTree restaurants - eat outside and enjoy the music and festivities however you like! We'll see you here!
We packed our gear, and made the trip out to the Sandbar this weekend, but there were only about 20-30 boats, and the wind was whipping up whitecaps - so we turned the boat around and headed home and started looking through the Archives - 4th of July is just around the Corner and we'll be out at the Sandbar taking pics for sure... Here are some from what I like to refer to as "The Good Old Days" 4th of July Weekend 2008 - If you're pic is up here and you want it removed - just click the request removal button and we'll take it right down. Great Memories! The photo quality isn't nearly what we shoot today - it's amazing how much better digital cameras are just 7 years later - Enjoy!