fourth ward

Last week’s Jason Mraz concert


Thousands of fans braved the downpour last week while waiting for the Jason Mraz concert…and many were rewarded ten-fold. Here’s the setting: The New Uptown Amphiteatre at the NC Music Factory. If you haven’t heard of it, you must get familiar. This is the new Charlotte…the Charlotte that will draw top concerts, DJ’s, and celebrities and promises to fill the over 35 acre entertainment complex with restaurants, clubs and bars. Long story short, its in the 4th Ward, an area that has long been vacant from industry. The historic buildings are being restored to their original character and will be the home to galleries, lofts and workspaces. Now back to the Mraz show…

The rain began partway through K’Naan’s set. But folks were forced to exit the 5,000 capacity Uptown Amphitheatre due to lightning. Now what? With some quick production, the crew readied the stage at the neighboring Fillmore Theatre. Those who waited out the storm were granted entrance (up to 1,800 ticket-holders) to the Fillmore for an acoustic set: A quick few songs by Bushwalla (check him out!), 45 mintues of G. Love (solo) and then THREE hours of Jason Mraz, making it well worth the stay.

G. Love setlist
Still Hangin’ Round
Fresh Lila
Dirty Booty Call
Fixing to Die
When We Meet Again
Baby’s Got Sauce
Breaking Down
Cold Beverages

Jason Mraz setlist
Reggaedy (Remedy)
Dynamo of Volition
Beautiful Mess
The Only Live You Can Save
Pain & Joy > Live High
Life is Wonderful
Anything You Want
The Sunshine Song
You and I Both/Sleeping to Dream
Curbside Prophet (with G. Love and Bushwalla)
Make it Mine
Lucky (with Alysse)
I’m Yours


Live Nation has since announced that Jason Mraz will return to The Uptown Amphitheatre to play a rescheduled concert on September 10. Patrons who could not attend the acoustic performance should keep their tickets as they will be valid night of show on the new date.