Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roller Girls to hold exhibition at speedway

From a Charlotte Roller Girls press release:

What’s better on a summer night than roller derby? How about a roller derby exhibition bout combined with a night of racing. On August 4, the Charlotte Roller Girls will hold an exhibition bout at Lowe’s Motor Speedway during the track’s weekly Summer Shootout Series. It will mark the first time in history that the Charlotte Roller Girls will bout at the world famous speedway.

“Race cars have four wheels and roller girls skate with eight. I guess that means roller derby is double the excitement,” said league president Cress Barnes a.k.a Lucy Kwipment. “Racing and roller derby have a lot in common. Both turn left and the leaders try to lap the field. The fans are in for a real treat.”

In addition to the exhibition bout, a full night of Legends Cars, Bandolero Cars and CrashCARS racing is scheduled. Adult tickets are $7 and the gates open at 5:00 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with the Charlotte Roller Girls scheduled for 8:30 p.m. For details visit

“We will be skating on the banked frontstretch which is a bit different than the flat tracks we normally compete on,” said Barnes. “Also, the fans will be a lot farther away than we are used to. At our home bouts, fans can sit trackside and if they are lucky, might end up with a roller girl in their lap. No other sport lets you get closer to the action!”

The next home bout for the Charlotte Roller Girls is on August 9. Held at the Grady Cole Center (310 N. Kings Drive), it’s the second qualifying bout of the 2009 intra-league championship. Tickets are on sale now for $10 at or in person at any Common Market. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $14.

Organized in 2006, the Charlotte Roller Girls is an all-female flat track roller derby league formed with the purpose of promoting the sport of roller derby and enriching the Charlotte community. It is a not-for-profit organization that donates its time and a portion of bout proceeds to local charitable causes. It holds its home bouts at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte and its 2009 season runs from February through October.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Brand New to play The Fillmore

Straight from a press release that just moved into our inbox:

Brand New with special guest Thrice will play The Fillmore Charlotte on November 9th.Tickets go on sale MONDAY AUGUST 10th at 1pm at, select BLOCKBUSTER stores, or charge by phone 877-598-8698. 4-packs are available for a limited time while supplies last.

Tickets for all events at both The Fillmore Charlotte and the Uptown Amphitheatre are also available at the Hardee’s Thickburger box office at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

For more information, directions, or to purchase tickets go to For information about upcoming shows or directions call 704-916-8970.

Jason Mraz concert rescheduled

Straight from a press release that just moved into our inbox:

The Jason Mraz concert scheduled to play The Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte on Tuesday July 28 was postponed mid-concert due to a major storm and concern for safety of patrons. In order to try to take care of as many fans as possible, Jason Mraz, G.Love, and Live Nation agreed move the show to The Fillmore Charlotte for a special acoustic performance.

Jason Mraz has agreed to return to The Uptown Amphitheatre to play a rescheduled concert on September 10. Patrons who could not attend the acoustic performance are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be valid night of show on the new date.

Patrons who opted not to attend the acoustic performance will be allowed a refund starting at 10am Wednesday July 29th at point of purchase. Patrons who purchased tickets online or via phones need to mail their tickets to Live Nation Ticketing, PO Box 1090, Crozet, VA 22932. If using any other delivery service, tickets should be shipped to Live Nation Ticketing, 5391 Three Notch’d Rd, Crozet, VA 22932.

Tickets for the rescheduled concert will be available at a later date to be announced soon.

For more information go to