Live Jazz at Embrace, Oct. 15

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Live Jazz at Embrace

FREE concert from Culture Blocks

Sundays are made for relaxing with neighbors and friends…and listening to the soulful rhythms of jazz. Gather ’round Embrace to hear the powerhouse musicians of A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, a west side nonprofit that aims to preserve the legacy of the African Diaspora. Through music, dance, and the spoken word, Miss Toni Tupponce and Tyrone Jefferson are showing us that we’re all connected through the universality of music.

Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 6pm

Featuring:  A Sign of the Times and Los Yaya Latin Jazz Band

Sponsored by ASC’s Culture Blocks – a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

Sept 10 concert


  • Free entry. Free parking.
  • Bring your chairs or a blanket and gather around the Embrace Sculpture. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol permitted.
  • Food & drink available for purchase. Margarita’s Deli is serving chicken tamales, pupusas, horchata, and tamarindo. Edge City Brewery offers soda, seltzer, hard kombucha, beer, and wine.


Everyone is welcome at the Embrace Sculpture, located at 6697 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. Map it.

The 16′ mosaic sculpture was handmade by the community. It was MoRA’s first major art project and has become an iconic gathering place, centrally located in the Monroe Road corridor.

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.