Our good friends Keith and Diane Logan stopped by to check out our new digs and rest up on their trip back to Michigan City from their winter home in Florida. Sunday (6-4-17) we took them to the Primal Brewery in Huntersville, NC to catch Lake Street Dive in concert. We went on a brief walking tour in downtown Charlotte before heading north for the show.
Charlotte is very accessible on Sundays. Lots of cool tourist sites are packed together making our brief tour an easy walk.
All the information I found regarding our Lake Street Dive (LSD) concert indicated the show would begin at 4:00pm. There was a 40% chance of rain in the forecast and it began to pour in earnest shortly after we arrived at Primal Brewery. Outdoor concerts and rain don’t mix, to top it off, we were informed several bands would play ahead of LSD and they would not appear until 8:30pm. To get out of the rain, we decided to visit another local brewery in the area and get a bite to eat.
We returned to Primal Brewery where the beer was tasty and cold. The rain stopped and we joined the standing crowd in front of the stage.
Lake Street Dive is a talented quartet of classically trained musicians that have managed to create their own Jazzy genre from Classic, Swing, Pop, Rock, Country and Blues.
The members met while attending the New England Conservatory of Music and formed the band in 2004. The name comes from a street full of dive bars in Olson’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.