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NoDa Music Festival
NoDa Music Festival

Downtown Charlotte looked foggy and mysterious after the rain, early Sunday morning, 10/07/12

The Midnight Diner (@CLTDiner247) in downtown Charlotte never closes, and is the gathering place for people just coming from the clubs (or music festivals) and anyone else that is still up in the wee small hours of the morning. My homeboy @DJCHUCKT met me there after the NoDa Music Festival ended on Saturday night.

NoDa Music Festival at the Midatlantic Music Conference (@MidatlMusic), Charlotte NC, 10/06/12

Atlanta soul-rock ensemble @GURUFISH performs at the Chop Shop during the NoDa Music Festival in Charlotte 10/06/12 @MidatlMusic

The NoDa Music Festival at the Midatlantic Music Conference (@MidatlMusic) at the Chop Shop, Charlotte NC< 10/06/12

Day 2 of the NoDa Music Festival and Midatlantic Music Conference (@MidatlMusic) at the Chop Shop in NoDa, Charlotte NC, 10/06/12

The NoDa Music Festival takes its name from the NoDa neighborhood along North Davidson Street. Once the business center for a village of mill workers, the area has become a center of the arts, boutiques and night clubs.

The 7/11 chain of convenience stores was one of the sponsors of the Midatlantic Music Conference (@Midatlmusic) and were at the event on Saturday afternoon offering free coffee and free slurpees which were very much appreciated, 10/06/12

Prince’s Chicken Coop is to Charlotte what Gus’ World-Famous Fried Chicken is to Memphis and West Tennessee. At lunch you won’t be able to get in the door, but once you do get inside there are four lines, and they move rather quickly, all things considered. The biggest disappointment to me is that Price’s is a to-go only restaurant, which I imagine is fine if you live in Charlotte. On the other hand, if you are visiting the city from elsewhere, as I was, you have to find a place to take your food and eat it. Ultimately I took it to the Midatlantic Music Conference at the Chop Shop and ate it during PMD’s keynote speech!