Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week!

It is going to be HOT this weekend!  Stay hydrated, stay cool, and enjoy these concerts:


1.  Jonas Blue at Charlotte Trio

2.  Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington


1.  Josh Turner at Charlotte Motor Speedway

2.  Tears for Fears at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh

3.  NC Symphony Tango Caliente at Koka Booth Amphitheater, Cary


1.  Hot Mulligan at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro

2.  Eastern Festival Orchestra at The Schaefer Center, Boone

3.  Trevor Hall at Salvage Station, Asheville

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.  For More information and tickets click here.

Festival on the Square, Hayesville

Each Summer, the 2nd weekend of July, CCHAC hosts The Festival On The Square ~ beginning with a Friday night street dance, and continuing Saturday and Sunday with artist displays, music, and food. Our 2022 Festival, the 41st annual, featured over 80 local and out of state artists, with their original creations for sale. The Festival has become a town tradition that brings free entertainment and arts to the lawns of the Courthouse, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  For the full lineup and more information click here. 

John Oliver at DPAC

By popular demand, a new show has been added for John Oliver on Saturday, July 8, 2023.  The Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award-winning writer and comedian is the host and producer of the HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including 23 Primetime Emmys, five Writer’s Guild Awards, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, four Television Critics Association Awards, and two Peabodys.  Tickets are here. 


If you have an event you would like added to On The Lighter Side, email Randy Aldridge at [email protected].