Mint Hill Arts surveys town’s musical tastes

Mint Hill Arts wants to know what kind of music inspires you for it’s new exhibition, “Notable ART,” Art Inspired By Music. Intake is Friday, May 6 from 4-6 pm and Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 12 pm. The survey is for all fun and to get excited about creating musically inspired art. The results will be posted online a day or two before the opening reception on May 13 from 7-9 pm. Follow this link to take the survey. Here’s Mint Hill’s own Dwight Moody playing with the Bluegrass Tar Heels to help you get in the mood.




Mint Hill Christian rock band releases new album

Mint Hill based contemporary Christian band, Jeff Roy & Seeds of Hope, announced the release of their debut CD, “Now Unto the King” last week. The MP3 can be purchased at Comprised of members of the Hope Christian Church worship team, the

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Jeff Roy

band’s inaugural effort contains works written and arranged by Hope’s worship leader, Jeff Roy, and encompasses a variety of contemporary musical styles. The CD was recorded and mixed at Bright City Studios in Fort Mill, SC.

“We are excited to impart our message of faith, hope, love and inspiration to the Charlotte contemporary Christian music landscape and beyond,” states lead singer, writer and guitarist Jeff Roy. “Our goal is to remind the listener that God is always calling out to us. Remembering this facet of God’s character is a great place for worship to begin in our hearts.”

Roy has been active in church music most of his life and has written numerous songs, many of which are being used by other churches. Seeds of Hope is a modern worship band that has grown out of the worship ministry of Hope Christian Church in Mint Hill. The band has performed at various venues throughout the Charlotte area and is available for future bookings.



Bluegrass festival announced for the Park on Fairview

The Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas is hosting a Bluegrass Festival at the Park on Fairview on May 21. The event is called, “Salute to Our Armed Forces and the 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival. It’s being touted as a national day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. The hours for the festival are  10 am to 4 pm. Parking is a  $2 donation per vehicle.  The organizers will honor tradition and music, offer arts and crafts, family activities and of course food. Acts include George Hamilton IV, The Moody Brothers, Pinetuckett, Caitlin Gilliland, Southern Express Cloggers, The Independence High School Marching Band. Special guests include Doug Mayes, Former Newscaster for WBT Radio-TV and WSOC Radio-TV.

Here is Mint Hill’s The Moody Brothers performing their most popular song at a recent festival in Hickory.



Indian Trail woman poses with Taylor Swift and wins contest

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Taylor Swift poses with Mandie in 2008.

An Indian Trail woman will have her picture on the 2011 CMA Music Festival tickets. Mandie Palcic posed for a picture with Taylor Swift in 2008 and submitted it to The Country Music Association in a contest that helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of CMA Music Festival. The photo was taken in Swift’s booth at the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall in the Nashville Convention Center.
Fans submitted hundreds of photographs of themselves posing  on site with their favorite artists for a chance to be included on the tickets for the 2011 Festival. 2011 CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12, 2011 in Downtown Nashville, and will once again be filmed for an ABC Television special that will air later this summer.
Six photos were chosen to be used on the Festival tickets, but all submitted photographs will be included in an on-going photo archive documenting the legendary event. All six winning photographs will also be displayed on, the official Internet home of CMA Music Festival.
Palcic of Indian Trail was the grand prize winner. The photo will be used on the Gold Circle Level tickets for this year’s Festival. Palcic will have the opportunity to autograph ticket blanks in the CMA Booth of the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall at this year’s Festival. She will also receive two Gold Circle four-day tickets to the 2012 CMA Music Festival, a plaque displaying a ticket containing her winning photograph; and a merchandise prize pack.

Mint Hill artist to make presentation tonight about abstract painting

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Mint Hill artist and CPCC instructor Larry Ferguson will present a program at Mint Hill Arts tonight 7 pm called, “Abstract Painting – Where do you start? When do you stop?” Larry has been a commercial film director, scriptwriter, television art director (national Emmy finalist), media consultant (UNCC) and educator. His artwork has been in many films and television programs, and one of his murals is part of the Schiele Museum. Larry currently teaches Painting at CPCC and is an integral part of Mint Hill Arts.