Mooresville Town Square was the location for the 6th Annual Great Chili Cook-Off from 4pm-9pm. There was LIVE music by Chasin' Fame and Back Road, Huge Kids Zone, Chili Tastings, Food & Craft Vendors, and of course Beer & Wine. Admission was only $10 and included Chili Tasting, Music, & Kids Zone. Stay tuned to LKNfun for all your Entertainment and Dining options around the Lake. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
Photos from a GREAT celebration of the first Aquesta Branch to open in Huntesville. Aquesta pulled out all the stops and had an incredible parking lot party packed with local vendors and family friendly activities. The new branch is located in the Northcross Shopping center in front of Marshall's, Staples, and Petco. Aquesta is your community bank and you can definitely FEEL the personal difference between Aquesta and the other banks when they put on community events like this. Aquesta has all the technologies of the "big" banks along with customer service that truly feels like your next door neighbor - what more could you ask for? Photos by Nate.
Photos from Langtree LIVE Disco Night. The 5 piece band was incredible and their tunes could be heard throughout the complex which is now filling up quickly with new shops and restaurants. The Disco Costume Contest was held at Kilted Buffalo Langtree, and several of the photos are from the outdoor patio of Bacchus Wine and Tapas. Mark your calendars for their Art Fair coming October 4th from 11am-7pm. Langtree Lake Norman, developed by RL West, is located at right off Exit 31 on I-77. It is a remarkable mix of retail, restaurants, office and residential. Look for more information about the shops and retail at Langtree click their profile page for direct links to the Official Website and links to their active social media pages. Photos by Nate
Kilted Buffalo Langtree's Grand Opening was only last weekend and as you can see from the photos, it was packed with locals who came out to listen to this amazing Nashville Country Music artist Jeremy McComb. The newest Kilted Buffalo now converts the Salon into the Stage at night so they have an even better setup than the original location in Birkdale. Stay tuned to the LKNfun Calendar for more info about what's happening at both Kilted Buffalo locations and Langtree community events. Photos by Nate.
A Photo introduction to Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill in Mooresville - located behind Chick-fil-a off Exit 36. It was Custom Classic Night and Legal Limit Band rocked the Parking Lot for a Great time both Outside and Inside. Iron Thunder is known for their beautiful waitstaff known as the "Thunder Girls" so come on by for great food and scenery. Our outdoor patio is a perfect place to chill in the Fall Weather. Watch the LKNfun Calendar for our Daily Special and entertainment. Photos by Nate.
Photos of the Spectators, Boats, and overall event from Wake the Lake 2014 - the biggest turnout ever. The weather was just about perfect and the Shoreline was packed with people watching their favorite riders and some pretty incredible ski/surf boats lined the shores. This event brought people from multiple states around the region. Special Thanks to ICYWAKES surf shop for continuing to put on this GREAT event, and to Eddie's Seafood for hosting this event. Photos by Nate.
It appears we got our "wires crossed" here at LKNfun - Early Ray was on the Calendar, but DJ C-Nile turned out to be the entertainment for the night. Rudder had a good turnout, but nothing like we're used to seeing for a typical Early Ray Performance at the Rudder. DONT FORGET next Saturday Sept 27th is BLUE MONDAY - and you can be sure the Rudder will be packed with a FUN crowd! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Charlotte Beerfest moved from it's home base of the Galway Hooker to BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Knights. The festival ran from 5pm-9pm with exclusive VIP tasting from 4pm-5pm. 3 Bands - 100 Beers - LIVE entertainment by: Charity Case at 4:30pm, Simplified at 5:45pm, and Blues Traveler at 8pm. We couldn't have asked for a better venue or weather! The crowd was in GREAT Spirits! For more info on what's happening in Charlotte - check out CLTfun.com. Photos by Kato Ibeto.
The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists held their annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest featuring food, music, fun and a chance to visit the new LangTree of Lake Norman - now with MANY shops open! This fabulous event, catered by Big Daddys of Lake Norman, started at 5 p.m. Live music by Little Johnny Trailer Trash added to the fun. Live and silent auctions throughout the evening helped raise funds for this great cause. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from Birkdale Village Fall Fashion Show and Taste of Birkdale. The fashion show was MC'd by Guenn and the apparel was provided by several shops in Birkdale promoting their fall wardrobes. Taste of Birkdale included bite size entrees from restaurants in Birkdale, and wine selections from Total Wine & More. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos of the Outlaw Division and 2 Riders from the Wake Skate Division. There were at least 3 pros riding Outlaw, and each of the 3 placed in the top 3. Arnie Watkins placed 1st (first picture), Stephen Pierce placed 2nd (second picture), and Austin Hair placed 3rd (third picture), pictures 4 and 5 are just HUGE air pictures that we've only seen from behind a Super Air Nautique G23... those aren't "double up" flights. The other riders were: Corey Conder, Darin Faller, Killian Grondin, Michael Sutherland, Daniel Miles, Lucas Holmes, and Parker Hooten. Thanks to all the Sponsors who made this great event possible. Photos by Nate.
Photos from Hotshots 1 Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party... and WHAT a PARTY it was! We arrived around 9pm, and Hotshots was packed both inside AND outside! $0.25 Beer kept the crowds in good spirits and there were smiles everywhere we looked. If you haven't been to Hotshots, you're missing one of the best Sports and Activity destinations at the Lake. They offer everything from Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Golden Tee, Pool Tournaments, Dart Tournaments, and more! Don't forget it's NFL Season and we're known for "ALL THE GAMES. ALL THE TIME." We'll see you at Hotshots Mooresville. Photos by Nate.
We made it out to the Daveste' Vineyards weekly Wednesday Wine and Live music event for the first time ever... and we can say with confidence that it won't be the last. If you're looking for something extraordinary to do on Thursday nights - Daveste' Vineyards is the answer. The grounds and setting of the vineyard set the stage for relaxation and the low level music playing in the background is perfect for conversing with current friends and meeting new friends with like interests. Take a look at this album, and make plans to attend one of their events - you won't be disappointed! Photos by Nate.
Photos from Cornelius Elementary PTO'S 1st Annual Investing In Excellence Silent Auction/Fundraiser! More specifics on how much was raised at this great event coming soon. It sounded like it may have been one of the most profitable fundraisers that Cornelius Elementary has held. One thing is for sure - the parents had at least a brief reprieve from the kids in almost a "date night" format and of all the fundraisers we've been to over the years this was clearly a passionate event for the parents as many of the parents made incredible donations - they even auctioned off 2 parking spaces! One parking spot went for $500, and the other went for $700!... Thanks to the Cornelius PTO for organizing such a great event for a great cause. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from D9 Brewing Company's Grand Opening of their NEW 5,000 Sq. Ft. brewery. Since D9 initially started pouring their Craft beers, locals have been raving about D9's beers! It didn't take long for them to outgrow their former location and now they are all set up with plenty of tables inside along with bar games and more. A great crowd came out to support this great new addition to the Lake Norman scene. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from stop 10 of the INT League Wake & Surf Event on Lake Wylie -INT events are designed to encourage men, women and children of all ages to challenge their abilities at non-intimidating, fun events. The INT League likens themselves to the "Little League" of Water Sports and are committed to attracting water sports enthusiasts and to giving families and friends the opportunity to spend quality time together at a professionally run event. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
North Harbor Club and The Olde Meck Brewery present Octoberfest Beer Tasting!! OMB is released their Fall beer selection and they wanted you to have it first! North Harbor Club will provide an appetizer selection. The brewery will provide 12 oz pints of OMB's Fall beer from a fresh tapped keg! Passed appetizers provided by North Harbor Club. OMB will also sent all patrons home with a Pint glass and other OMB (Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) gear!
Join us the 2nd Wednesday, every month, from 6pm to 10pm, for a special Event at The Wine Cellar. The Nook Cornelius is presenting several different types of mediumistic readings. You may receive a palm reading, tarot reading, angel or word wizardry reading. Please join us for these wonderful examples of workers in the higher realms of consciousness.Every wednesday we offer a selection of bottles starting at $14.95, and sweet and salty treats are available to complement your drink(s)! Check our menu online! Photos by Nate.
This week marked the end of the 2014 Alive After 5 at Rooftop 210 Music series. This summer has been one of the best AA5 series in terms of attendance and entertainment in the history of the AA5 Charlotte Series. Early Ray was on the Main Stage and the crowd was in GREAT spirits as one of our favorite local bands entertained the Uptown Crowd. Stay tuned to LKNfun for entertainment around the lake, and CLTfun.com for EVERYTHING Charlotte. As we move into Football season, make sure you check CLTfun before planning you pre and post game parties. DONT MISS OUR Have a HOOT pep rally on Saturday Sept 13th in the Parking Lot next to Hooligan's - it's going to be HUGE!
Labor Day weekend at the USNWC was an all-day festival on Sunday, August 31. The day began with 5K and 15K trailraces in the morning, followed by food, drink, and live music performances throughout the rest of the day. For those that don't have access to the Lake, this looks like the next best option in all of Charlotte for Labor Day Family Fun Festivities! From Zip lines to White Water to Live Entertainment... there's something for everyone. The festival wrapped up with a stunning display of fireworks over our man-made whitewater river. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Rusty Rudder stayed packed over the Holiday weekend and the while it was HOT outside, there's nothing better than hanging Lakeside at the Rudder. Don't forget - this coming Fri, Sep. 05 - Disco Lemonade and $2.50 Coronas, and Sat, Sep. 06 - Pushh and $5 Fireballs. Watch the LKNfun calendar for our daily specials and LIVE music at the Tiki Bar. Photos by Patrick.
We scouted the Sandbar/Beachin Island all weekend, and Saturday was by far the largest turnout of the weekend. Monday everyone seemed to slow down a bit and found some quiet groups in Cocktail cove relaxing after a long weekend. We'll still be hitting the Lake and we'll be down at Panthers Tailgates with our partner CLTfun.com - So Happy Labor Day weekend and we'll see you soon!... either around the lake or down in Charlotte - check out CLTfun.com - Just like LKNfun - the ONLY website for accurate Dining and Nightlife information for Uptown and Surrounding Charlotte. Photos by Nate.
MyFreedomSmokes.com - a leading national distributor of e-cig components and e-cig juice sponsored Have a HOOT at Birkdale Crossing shopping center for their Thursday night music series. The crowd had a great time and everyone who tried the disposable e-cigs we handed out all commented on the great flavor. Special thanks to ICE Martini, and MJ PromotionZ along with the MyFreedomSmokes Models - We all had a BLAST! Stay tuned to LKNfun for our next big promo - you don't want to miss it. Photos by Nate. Aerial shots by Kenny.
My Freedom Smokes came to help kick off Opening Night of Irish Cue's Pool league, a 14 week tournament held every Thursday night for the next 13 weeks. There were a LOT of "Vaper's" (Slang for people who smoke e-cigs) - Vaping is the act of smoking an e-cig - since it's not smoke - it's water vapor with flavoring and nicotine. We handed out many sample flavors and we consistently heard that the Flavor from MyFreedomSmokes tasted better than what they were currently using! If you've never "vaped" watch for our next promo - if you currently Vape - give my freedom smokes a try - we're sure you'll be amazed at the difference between our juice and the competitors. Photos by Nate.
The 2014 Lake Norman Fun run was a HUGE success with one of the highest participation levels we've seen in several years. For those who aren't familiar with Fun Runs - It's NOT a race, it's simply a group outing with a designated route and approximate times. Very similar to a poker run, but no cards, no prizes, no hassle - JUST FUN! These events are now run "underground" - so if you were wondering what all the noise was on Saturday - it was about 50 High Performance Boats driving safely around the lake and just having a good time with a LOT of horses pushing these beasts around the lake. Thanks to the organizers who will remain unnamed to keep the traditional media off their backs. Photos by Nate.