Looking for a great event to go to just after New Year's? On Sunday, January 5th, 2014 three great bands will be playing at The Thoroughbred Lounge on 4925 Rozzelles Ferry Road , Charlotte 28216 [masked]). Ben Gatlin Band, Fair Play featuring Carey Sims, and Coconut Groove Band with a great horn section - along with Craig Woolard sitting in with all three bands then finishing with an all-star band. These are truly some of the premier Carolinas musicians performing!
The fun starts early at 4:00pm with a West Coast Swing Intermediate/Advanced lesson. Then, the three bands perform on stage from 6:00pm to midnight, with a DJ spinning tunes on the breaks.
This is a fundraiser for the Tisch Cancer Center at Duke, with a minimum donation of $10 (but please feel free to give more!). As well, you can bring an item to donate for auction and/or you can sponsor a musician. With $2000 as overhead to produce this event, let's show up and help the cause. One of my friends did this January, 2013 as a thank you for Tisch Center keeping his brother with us long after any medical expectations. It was sort of last minute, so did not max out the 275 capacity of Thoroughbred Club. This year will be different, but only in that we will fill up the club. The music represents some of the area's best bands - made better for this special event with horn sections, etc.
If you love great music AND want to help out a truly great cause - this is a 'must' event for the New Year. Hope to see you there!