UltimaNota takes us to the tropics

Art, Concert Series, Events, News


Above image by Professional Photographer, Hector Vaca Cruz.

It might be back to school time, but UltimaNota is going to take us to the tropics first. Hailing from Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador and Dominican Republic, this local Charlotte band is known for its blend of tropical rhythms with a modern twist. Earlier this year, they released “Soñando,” a full-length album that features local Latinx artists and highlights the diversity of Latin music styles created in Charlotte – from salsa to funk to reggae and everything in between.

Bring the fam; bring your neighbor; and join us for MoRA’s Thursdays Live 6-8p on August 18, presented by Edge City Brewery and emceed by Art Henson.

UltimaNota album cover Sonando
Soñando album buy UltimaNota. Cover art by local artist, Nico Amortegui.

Food + Drink

When you’re not out of your seats dancing, your tastebuds will have you making big decisions at Tin Kitchen, one of Charlotte’s original and most beloved food trucks. Their menu includes tacos, sliders, quesadillas, and nachos. And back by popular demand, Maná4u will be set up with their traditional Venezuelan appetizers—perfect-size snacks including tequeños (cheese sticks), cachitos (ham crescents), and pastelitos (puff pastry w/ meat filling).

Tin Kitchen food truck
Mana4U party box
Visit the Edge City Brewery taproom for brews, kombucha, wine and specials.

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

Edge City Brewery's Universal Sound, a Hazy IPA
Hawthorne's Pizza

Games + Guests

It’s your last chance to catch The Big Air Street Team’s inflatable games at Thursdays Live this season. Kids and adults can test their skill at the football toss, basketball shootout, and axe (inflatable!) throwing.

You’ll have have the chance to meet these special guests who *might* be bringing some fun freebies and activities:  A-List Smiles, Hearing Solutions Center, Allora Wallace Park, Neighborhood Hope, and Matthews Playhouse 🙂

Big Air inflatable games

Event Details

WHEN:  Thursday, August 18 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.

FREE PARKING is available onsite at Meridian Place 6697 Monroe Rd, and overflow parking is available across the street at East Mecklenburg High School 6800 Monroe Rd.

MoRA's Thursdays Live, UltimaNota

Thank You, Sponsors!

We want to thank our presenting sponsor Edge City Breweryand 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!