Thursdays live

community  x  arts  x  local flavor


every 2nd thursday of the month


April - September


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The unveiling of the new Embrace Sculpture kicked off 2018 bringing the MORA community into Charlotte's cultural eye. Our new summer music series, Thursdays Live, is the continuation of a strong and growing community effort to push the MORA area into the forefront of the Charlotte culture scene. 

The event will host new local bands every month and will attract many local artisans and vendors to show Charlotte what the MORA area is really about.  

Show your support and explore the best of MORA every 2nd Thursday of the month this summer at Thursdays Live! 

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

Inclusive and collaborative, MoRA includes residents from surrounding neighborhoods, area businesses, East Mecklenburg High School and the Independence Regional Library. 

Where is it?

6697 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212

At the New Embrace Sculpture


Parking next to Hawthorne's Pizza and Wingstop

Who's Playing?

Our Vendors


Hawthorne's Pizza

NY-style & specialty pizzas, Italian eats & beers in a casual space with outdoor seating.

King of Pops

King of Pops makes amazingly tasty ice pops with the best quality ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. We sell them in pushcarts throughout the South, we're available on shelves at hundreds of quality restaurants and grocers, and cater events of all sizes from weddings to conventions.


NoDa Brewing Company

A unique microbrewery that offers a variety of small-batch craft beers.


The Dumpling Lady (Food Truck)

Our dumplings and noodles are made with a Sichuan (Szechuan) Chinese family recipe that goes back farther than anyone can remember. 

We make our food by hand, and are proud to source our meats and veggies locally and support NC agriculture. 

Mister Twister 

Mister Twister has created balloon art for the Charlotte area for over 7 years, garnering over 70 five star RAVE reviews! From birthday parties to corporate events, Mister Twister will EXCEED your entertainment specifications!