September 1 + 2, 2018
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
The U.S. National Whitwater Center celebrates Labor Day weekend with outdoor activities, yoga, live music, and a fireworks show. Check out the full schedule of activities and music!
Saturday, September 1, 2018:
8:00 a.m. – The Dry Tri
9:30 a.m. – Morning Power Flow Yoga
11:00 a.m. – All Levels Flow Yoga
5:00 p.m. – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition – Heat 1 begins
7:00 p.m. – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition – Heat 1 ends
7:00 p.m. – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition – Heat 2 begins
7:00 p.m. – River Jam with AJ Ghent
A.J. Ghent is a third-generation singer-songwriter, producer and lap and pedal steel guitar player. Ghent was the front man in Colonel Bruce Hampton’s band. In April 2015, Ghent released a debut CD/DVD release titled Live At Terminal West with a new line up under the name The AJ Ghent Band, which included his wife MarLa Ghent, his sister Tiffany Ghent.
Ghent was born into a legacy of famous lap steel guitar players such as his great uncle Willie Eason, grandfather Henry Nelson, and father Aubrey Ghent Sr, who greatly influenced his son’s career. His grandfather Henry Nelson was the founder of the “Sacred Steel” rhythmic style played by many steel guitarists today including Robert Randolph, The Lee Boys, The Campbell Brothers, and guitarists such as Derek Trucks. AJ Ghent’s debut studio album, The Neo Blues Project, debuted No. 7 on the Blues Billboard Charts, and reached the No. 11 spot on the Top 50 Blues Rock Roots Music Report in February 2018. – Wikipedia
9:00pm – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition – Heat 2 ends
Sunday, September 2, 2018:
9:00 a.m. – Labor Day 15K Trail Race
9:20 a.m. – Labor Day 5K Trail Race
9:30 a.m. – SUP Yoga
11:30 a.m. – Fun Flow Yoga
1:30 p.m. – Acro Yoga
6:00 p.m. – Live Music: Great Peacock
8:00 p.m. – Live Music: Dr. Dog
Dr. Dog is an American rock band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Its lineup consists of Toby Leaman (bass guitar), Scott McMicken (lead guitar), Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), and Eric Slick (drums). Lead vocal duties are shared between Leaman and McMicken, with all members contributing harmonies.
The band’s musical styling of indie rock is strongly influenced by bands of the 1960s, such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys, but they have also touched upon more unrelated genres since their inception. Their earlier recordings show influence of the lo-fi sound and pop sensibilities of indie rock bands of the 1990s, such as Guided by Voices and Pavement, although recent albums have featured more polished production. – Wikipedia
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks
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