Thursday, August 16, 2012

Benefit Concert at NoDa's Area 15 Saturday

The Summer LoveFest takes place in NoDa Saturday, August 18, with live music, food, and art. If you've traveled down North Davidson Street toward the NoDa arts district in the last five years you've probably noticed the brightly graffitied building on the left shortly after you pass the railroad tracks. There are usually cars - some automotive art pieces actually - parked in the grass outside. In the heart of Optimist Park, this 23,000 square foot building is actually home to several small businesses. Area 15 is described as a micro business incubator and includes the neighboring free store, studio space for artists, musicians and techies of all sorts, event spaces, and other unique start ups. Last weekend it hosted a conference on Christianity and Anarchism for instance - not something you're going to find everywhere.

Such a unique venue, which supports small businesses, alternative culture and the arts doesn't thrive in a vacuum. Hence Saturday's fundraiser, which will benefit community arts through Area 15 and Live Out Loud. Musical acts include Carolina Runaway, Towns Inn, the Atlas Shrug Project, milf, the Wormholes, and Asleep in the Weeds. Event starts at 2 p.m. and runs until after 10 p.m. Music begins at 3 p.m. Vendors and the neighborhood's NoDa Records will also be part of the event.

Admission is $10 and the concert will take place at Area 15 at the corner of 15th Street and North Davidson. For more information call 757-613-3267 or click here. You can also find out more about Area 15 here.