Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and YOU are talking about this Weekend and Beyond!

Temps may be cooling down, but entertainment is heating up!  Here is a list of festivals this weekend:

  • 2023 Lumbee Pow Wow, Maxton
  • IBMA Bluegrass Live, Raleigh
  • Carolina Indie Fest, Sanford
  • North Carolina Muscadine Festival, Kenansville
  • NC Bourbon and Spirits Festival, Weldon
  • Blue Ridge Pride Fest, Asheville
  • Mountain Makers Craft Festival, Waynesville

Disney on Ice skates into Charlotte!

Experience the magic and enchantment as Disney On Ice returns to Bojangles Coliseum! . Get ready to be captivated by stunning ice skating, dazzling costumes, and breathtaking choreography that will transport you to a realm where dreams come true.  Times and tickets are here. 

See comedy legend Tim Allen tonight!

Get ready for a night of laughter and entertainment as a Tim Allen takes the stage in Charlotte! Don’t miss your chance to witness this comedy icon live in action. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of laughter at Ovens Auditorium!  More info is here. 

And don’t forget about football!


  • Louisville at NC State, 7pm (ESPN)


  • Florida at Kentucky, noon (ESPN)
  • Texas A&M at Arkansas, noon (SEC ESPN Network)
  • Clemson at Syracuse, noon (ABC)
  • Virginia at Boston College, 2pm (CW Network)
  • Georgia at Auburn, 3:30pm (CBS)
  • Michigan at Nebraska, 3:30pm (Fox)
  • Indiana at Maryland, 3:30pm (BTN)
  • Notre Dame at Duke, 7:30pm (ABC)
  • South Carolina at Tennessee, 7:30pm (SEC ESPN Network)
  • Appalachian State at UL Monroe, 8pm (ESPN+)
  • Alabama at Mississippi State, 9pm (ESPN)


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