Barcerado Funk at Thursdays Live in May

Art, Concert Series, Events, News

“Barcerado was formed on the fateful day that Bootsy Collins and Marvin Gaye fell into a volcano at the same time, instantly spawning the 7 members in the ensuing explosion.”



We didn’t know about the volcano, but we saw a clip of these guys playing in Charlotte last year and immediately booked them for Thursdays Live Sept. 2021. You knew they were special too, because you were asking us to bring them back before their last set had closed.

Barcerado group shot

And so, they return! Barcerado will be vibin’ at MoRA’s Thursdays Live, presented by Edge City Brewery, on May 19 from 6p – 8p.

Come out to jam with the funky tuba, trumpet, trombone, keys, drums, and guitars. Bringing a mix of old school and new school, Barcerado will have you grooving on your feet or in your seat.

The Bubble Man

Hey kids, we’ve got a special treat for you. Winner of multiple Guinness World Records, Bubbleologist Steve Langley promises to delight with magical, rainbow-colored soap bubbles.

Steve loves that bubbles have the power to evoke childlike wonder and “liquid smiles” from us all.

Learn more about Steve and The Soap Bubble Circus here.

Bubble Man Steve Langley

Food + Drink

This month’s food truck is serving artisinal tacos, quesabirria, nachos, and quesadillas.  Blanca Hernandez’s ITOT – International Truck of Tacos employs a group of moms who share the love of cooking and good food. Everything on the menu is homemade, honoring Blanca’s family recipes from Mexico.

ITOT Quesabirria
Be-Em Asian Kitchen teas

Visit the Edge City taproom for brews, kombucha, wine and specials, including their OG Sour Gose “Thanks Ma,” conditioned on pineapples, limes, mint and sea salt.

Hawthorne’s Pizza is offering cheese or pepperoni pizzas. Two slices/$5 or Whole pie/$15. Full menu available inside the restaurant.

Bé-Em Asian Kitchen will also be on site with refreshing fruit teas and an Asian-style appetizer.

Special Guests

Stop by to meet neighbor Ellen Graham, who’s opening The Garden Progressive Preschool on Sardis Road this fall. She will have face painting and fun activities for kids to explore.

The Barker Lounge, providing all-day and overnight doggie care, is back this month with treats for 2-legged and 4-legged family members.

Meet Charlotte Dance & Cirque Center, a local nonprofit offering diverse educational opportunities for exploring dance and circus arts. Ask about their classes, workshops, and summer programs.


Event Details

WHEN:  Thursday, May 19 from 6 to 8pm

WHERE:  Embrace sculpture, located at 6697 Monroe Rd. at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr in Charlotte.

HOW:  As always, admission is free. Guests may bring a chair or pack a picnic, but no outside alcohol permitted on the premises. Friendly doggos welcome.

FREE PARKING is available onsite at Meridian Place / route to 6209 Old Post Rd Suite 109, Charlotte, NC 28212. Overflow parking is available across the street at East Mecklenburg High School 6800 Monroe Rd.

Thursdays Live May 19 - Barcerado

Thank You, Sponsors!

We want to thank our presenting sponsor Edge City Brewery and music sponsor Hawthorne’s Pizza, as well as all of our local business sponsors for making this possible. Show them love when you see them!