Free Stuff: Uptown Pops returns to Romare Bearden Park


Uptown Pops

Fri 5:30 p.m. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The popular free event returns to Romare Bearden Park with an 8:15 p.m. performance by the Charlotte Symphony, but the fun starts earlier with a food truck rally featuring Mae’s Creole Kitchen, Maki Taco, Comfort Food on Wheels, Cheese to the Mac, King of Pops and several others. Bank of America will donate 40 cents for every purchase (from a participating food truck made with a Bank of America credit or debit card) to the fight against AIDS. The symphony program will include “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” “Dance of the Hours,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Galop” from the William Tell Overture, and more. Then at 9:30 p.m., the movie “The Goonies” will be shown.


Charlotte Folk Society monthly concert and gathering

Fri 7:30 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. www.folksociety.org.

The featured act is The Barefoot Movement, a young bluegrass band on the move. Refreshments, song circle and jam sessions follow the concert. (While admission is free, donations are encouraged.)


Blues Out Back

Fri 6:30-8 p.m. Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. www.gastoncountymuseum.org.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy live music from John Dee Holeman and Tad Walker behind the museum. Its 17th annual concert series takes place the second Friday of the month through September.


Cabela’s Family Outdoor Adventure Day

Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cabela’s, 1000 Cabela Drive, Fort Mill, S.C. www.cabelas.com.

The hunting and sporting store will host a Daisy BB Gun Range, kids’ casting, camping- and hiking-related activities, outdoor cooking where you can sample food from Hickory Hills Wild Game Processing, treasure hunting with metal detectors, camo face painting and more.


Davidson’s Concerts on the Green

Sun 6-8 p.m. Davidson town green in front of the Davidson Public Library at Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. www.concertsonthegreen.com.

Twice a month through September, families gather in downtown Davidson to enjoy music and community spirit. This time, tunes are provided by Band of Oz, which plays beach and variety music. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and family, chairs or a blanket, a picnic, and to come early to find seats. Coolers are welcome.