EVENT CALENDAR

October 22 – 24, October 29 – 31, November 4 – 7

Museum of the Moon

Location: Stowe Park 

Time: All Day

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

The Museum of the Moon will be exhibited in downtown Belmont for three weekends serving as the backdrop for a series of lunar-inspired events. Over the centuries, the moon has been used as a timekeeper, calendar, and source of light to aid nighttime navigation. The evenings and weekends will evoke passion and exploration as the ethereal blue light cast by the full moon serves as the perfect environment for poetry readings, art exhibitions, theater performances, and musical concerts. We hope the exhibit will be an educational experience of a lifetime and inspire the next generation of scientists, artists, poets, writers, and musicians from Gaston County. During Halloween weekend, the mysterious dark side of the moon will surely invite the most ghoulish of them all into downtown for a “spooktacular” good time.

October 21 – November 7 

GOBO Public Art Tour

Location: Downtown Belmont, NC

Time: All Day

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

The Moonlight on Main event will turn downtown Belmont into a lunar-inspired outdoor art gallery with GOBO artwork projected onto buildings around downtown and feature art installations throughout Stowe Park from local students and other groups.  The original GOBO artworks can be found for sale in various downtown galleries and businesses.

October 21st

Opening Night Art Exhibit and Downtown Art Tour

Location: The Everyday Market, Gigi’s Boutique, Magnolia & Vine, and Belmont Yoga

7 S. Main Street Belmont, NC

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

FREE

Join us for the Moonlight on Main opening art gallery. Artists who were selected for the GOBO projections will be present with their original art pieces to discuss their work. The night will end with a guided outdoor walking tour of the projected artworks.

October 23rd

Boo Fest

Location: Stowe Park & S Main Street

Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

FREE to attend – Tickets for rides can be purchased during the event

Join us for a hauntingly fun evening full of music, activity vendors, art & craft vendors, food vendors, costume contests, games, carnival rides, a spooky photo booth, plenty of candy for trick-o-treaters, and more!

October 24th

Charlotte Jazz Band

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

The Charlotte Jazz Band is a vibrant, fun-loving, and incredibly talented troupe of professional and amateur musicians that offers engaging performances of big band jazz music, including swing, ragtime, bebop, and other styles. The Charlotte Jazz Band is comprised of approximately twenty members of the Charlotte Concert Band who live to play jazz and are eager to share their passion for music with all audiences. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy the show!

October 28th

Noel Freidline and Maria Howell

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: $25 per person

You know actress Maria Howell from several Oscar-nominated feature films, The Color Purple, Hidden Figures, and the Academy Award-Winning film, The Blind Side. Join us to watch as she and legendary musician, Noel Freidline, define chemistry. Musically they breathe as one, communicating almost telepathically as they explore and re-interpret some of the best music of the last 80 years. Always approaching the music from “the left,” Noel and Maria have made a name for themselves as they offer listeners something they have heard, but that they have never heard before. Combine this fresh musical approach with a rapport and witty banter that harkens back to the days of the Rat Pack, and you have Noel and Maria in their element: on stage, thrilling an audience at every turn.

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and appreciate some great jazz music under the moon!

October 29th

The Pink Floyd Experience with Caleb Davis & Friends

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm (Two Shows)

Cost: $25 per person

Hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon was released on March 1, 1973, and subsequently charted for more than 900 weeks, selling an estimated 45 million worldwide. Caleb Davis & Friends perform this groundbreaking album along with Wish You Were Here in its entirety, note-for-note, and cut-for-cut, including megahits “Money,” “Us and Them,” and “The Great Gig in the Sky.”  You will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime performance under the Museum of the Moon exhibit accompanied by laser lights and video screen displays. 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy the show!

October 30th

Halloween Bar Crawl

Location: Downtown Belmont

Time: 4:00 pm – Until

FREE to attend & FREE Bar Crawl T-shirts at participating bars while supplies last

Presenting Sponsor: Standard Distributors

Join us in your best costume or Halloween attire for a bar crawl throughout downtown Belmont. Make sure to stop in to see the Museum of the Moon and GOBO Public Art Gallery in between your bar stops. It will be a night of fun and spooktacular fun. 

October 30th

Alex Francisco Caruthers Band

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

This soul artist from The Colony, Texas began playing guitar in the summer of 2011 and has no intention of stopping. He is greatly influenced by artists like Josh Weathers, Johnny Cooper, and Thin Lizzy.  

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some music under the moon.

October 31st

HOWL AT THE MOON DOG-friendly event

Location: Stowe Park

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

Belmont Main Street invites you to the costumed pup parade in Stowe Park. After we parade around the park, we’ll meet at the end and HOWWWWWLLL at the Moon! There will be a costume contest with prizes by Simply American Dog Treat Truck and pawsitively fun selfie opportunities. The nine costume categories include: Weight Classes, Best Kisser, Sassy Seniors and Tricky Pups.

Donations of canned of food or gently used pet gear will be accepted to benefit Gaston County Animal Care & Enforcement. 

October 31st

Villains Cabaret

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:00 pm (30 minutes each)

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

The characters you love to hate invite you to an evening of song at the Moon. Black Star Theater Company brings to life the Villains of literature, folklore, and Disney while singing unexpected songs to thrill your soul.

November 4th

New Moon Drum Circle by Drums 4 Life

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Join us under the Museum of the Moon for a New Moon Drum Circle by Drums 4 Life sponsored by Elements of Empowerment.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy the beats!

November 5th, 6th, & 7th

Music of the Night Broadway Revue by Black Star Theater Company

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

Black Star Theater Company will perform a variety of songs from classic and contemporary Broadway Musicals. Join us under the stars as we bring Broadway to Belmont with our production of Music of the Night.

November 7

THE LUNAR EXPERIENCE

Location: Stowe Park Amphitheater

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

FREE to attend – Donations appreciated

The moon is more than a staple in the night sky. Join the Gaston County Schiele Museum planetarium staff for a lunarious program filled with science, experiments, and hands-on activities for kids and adults of all ages!

 

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