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Nightlife & Music

Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter

February 14, 2013 8:00 AM

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When it comes to music in Charlotte, there are several tweeters who are attracting a growing following. Here is a list that should interest music lovers of all stripes.

WPEG-FM
www.twitter.com/Power98FM

WPEG Power 98 FM is Charlotte’s top hip hop station. The latest information is tweeted several times daily. Look for artist releases, parties, concerts, free tickets, contests, even shopping opportunities – want a $30,000 coffin that plays music for the deceased? With a whopping 12,326 followers, Power 98 FM must be tweeting what their listeners want to know. Don’t miss visiting the website for great reading, too.

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Charlotte Music
www.twitter.com/charlottemusic

Who wants to know about music in Charlotte? 6,266 Charlotte music twitter site followers, that’s who, representing an amazingly diverse group.  Both the Charlotte Symphony and the Charlotte Folk Music Society are included, as well as media stations, local and national music venues, indie musicians and music tweeters around the nation. The Grammies and television’s X Factor are taking note of Charlotte music trends. Mike Rucker, formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish, Elvis Costello, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, John Legend, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Betty White are followers.

John Hayes
www.twitter.com/tremontjohn

It would be a safe bet that John Hayes, the owner of the Tremont Music Hall, must know tons about Charlotte music. Hayes shares knowledge and updates on his Tremont Music Hall calendar, featuring music for all ages.  He graciously promotes other Charlotte music venues, informing the public of upcoming concerts. This former U. S. Marine also tweets philosophic quotes and information about his other passions – guitars and motorcycles.

Courtney Devores
www.twitter.com/CourtneyDevores

Devores specializes in music and other forms of entertainment as a freelancer in music and entertainment. Her tweets are intimate and conversational in tone as she shares issues spanning each day in her life. Anecdotes about family are conveyed as well as show reviews, coming events and contests. Highly dedicated, a recent bout with illness did not deter her from asking about a Marina & the Diamonds concert she missed. With a total of 788 followers, Courtney attracts likeminded tweeters including Tremont Hall and Charlotte Music.

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Charlotte Music News
www.twitter.com/CLTmusicnews

This site, with 596 followers, is deep into new music. More recently established venues such as Fillmore Charlotte, MaxxMusic, NC Music Factory and Snug Harbor share regular updates as do the Tremont Music Hall, Neighborhood Theatre and other Charlotte institutions. Indie artists use this platform to announce new sounds and coming events. The fledgling Plaza Midwood Community Radio station tweets here. Note that concert producer Live Nation, based in Los Angeles with more than 221,000 followers, follows Charlotte Music News. That’s huge.

Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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