Charlotte musician Rodney Lanier, who died Friday December 9, will be honored Sunday, December 18, with a memorial service at The Chop Shop in NoDa (399 E. 35th St. behind Cabo Fish Taco). A funeral was held Monday in his hometown of Advance.
Sunday's memorial will take place between 4 and 6 p.m. with a reception to follow at Evening Muse, where he worked. A New Orleans-style procession will lead from one venue to the other around 6 p.m.
Chop Shop is donating $1 of all liquor drinks sold to the Rodney Lanier Trust. Bartenders are donating a portion of their tips as well. Cash only.
For details check here.
Lanier died suddenly after being diagnosed with cancer in September. He was a member of Jolene, Sea of Cortez, and many other Charlotte bands and a fixture on the local music scene.
Since Lanier worked at the Muse he encountered bands from all over. Below is a really amazing tribute written by Eliot Bronson, formerly of Atlanta band the Brilliant Inventions who played the Muse fairly often.