Friday, June 22, 2012

'Alive After Five' Returns to EpiCentre in July, Other Events Set

Every month new and exciting events are happening at the EpiCentre
making it the ultimate destination in uptown. Live music, art and kid
friendly events are not in short supply this summer.

Every Thursday night during the month of July Alive After Five rocks
the Queen City from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the EpiCentre. Live music is
played in both The Plaza of the EpiCentre, as well as at the Pavilion.
Bands from across the country come to be a part of this Charlotte
tradition. As the city's largest weekly happy hour and free
entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for
friends and co-workers to gather and unwind, while enjoying great live
music, tasty beverages, including a variety of local and specialty
wines, all in a fun, casual environment.

With its introduction last month, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Plaza Commons Artisan Showcase
is making itself at home at the EpiCentre. A select group of artisans
will be featuring and offering delicious foods, artisanal breads,
fresh snacks, flowers and so much more.

On the Fourth of July, there is no better place to be than the
EpiCentre. On Wednesday, July 4, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Family
Fourth Celebration kicks-off. There will be old-fashioned fun fourth
activities, watermelon seed spitting, hotdog eating contests, pie
eating contests and of course live music. Children's patriotic crafts
are also available.

On Friday, July 13, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. the 2nd Friday Art Walk
is taking place. Visit with local artists in a relaxed and laid back
setting with refreshments, live music and much more.

In honor of the Olympics, EpiCentre's Family Olympics will be held
Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Teams of parents and
their children compete for prizes in fun games of skill. Just like the
Olympic medals, prizes will be awarded to participating teams at the
end of the event.

EpiCentre is located at 210 E Trade Street in uptown Charlotte.

EpiCentre is the Southeast's hub for dining, entertainment,
recreation, nightlife and hospitality. Featuring an innovative design
and accommodating layout, EpiCentre is home to over three dozen unique
concepts encompassing over half a million square feet. The
restaurants, shops and nightspots at EpiCentre are perfectly situated
around an open air pavilion offering dramatic views of the Charlotte
skyline. Located at the intersection of Trade and College Streets,
EpiCentre is in the heart of vibrant uptown Charlotte, just blocks
away from prominent businesses and venues such as Bank of America
Corporate Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center
and the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum. Best of all, EpiCentre is
easily accessible from anywhere, including a convenient stop on the
LYNX Blue Line. EpiCentre is proudly managed by Jones Lang LaSalle.