Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week that we found interesting.


Superstar Beyonce announces world tour






The BeyHive is in overdrive this week!  Beyonce is hitting the road!

The 28 time Grammy winner announced a world tour beginning in Sweden in May with stops throughout Europe and the United States.

Her 2022 album “Renaissance” is a celebration of dance music.  The tour will make stops in London, Paris, Barcelona, and Toronto before ending September 27 in New Orleans.

She will be in Charlotte August 9.  Ticketmaster says sales begin February 6.  Fans will need to register through their Verified Fan system.


AND Beyonce could make Recording Academy history Sunday night.  She is the most nominated artist this year and if she wins four awards she will break the record of the late Hungarian-British conductor Gerog Solti.  You can watch the Grammys, hosted by Trevor Noah, Sunday at 8pm on CBS.



Black History Month is in full swing across the state.  Here are a few options starting this weekend:

2023 Black Heritage Festival in Cabarrus County

Black History Month Celebration in Charlotte

Black History Celebration in Greensboro

GDBCC 2023 Black Business Gala in Durham


Many other celebrations are being held throughout the month.  Check out this list of all events coming soon for other options.



For jazz lovers it is time to head to the coast for the North Carolina Jazz Festival in Wilmington.  The music plays through the weekend.


Other highlights this weekend include:

  • Fantasia at Bojangles Stadium in Charlotte
  • Scotty McCreery at Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte
  • The Squirrel Nut Zippers at The Orange Peel in Asheville
  • Le Miserables at the Belk Theater in Charlotte
  • REO Speedwagon at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
  • John Waters at the Carolina Theater in Durham
  • Cats at DPAC in Durham