The Evening Muse opened our doors in April of 2001. Thanks to the music-lovin’ citizens of Charlotte and venturous visitors to our fair city, the Muse has had the opportunity to present literally thousands of original independent music acts for nearly a decade.
From our own Carolinas music scene to performers from all corners of the globe, an amazing array of artists have graced our stage: from acoustic music to full electric bands; alternative, americana, blues, country, folk, hip-hop, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, r&b – and where it all begins, with the songwriter.

The Muse brings acoustic music and much more to Charlotte in a great-sounding room. Excellent original artwork on the walls, a great selection of beer and wine, and music from some of the finest local, regional and national talent.The Muse is located in the NoDa Arts District in Historic North Charlotte, a great neighborhood with a diverse mix of galleries, shops, restaurants and homes. While we are a non-smoking venue, smoking is permitted outdoors in front of and alongside the building.
All concerts and events are open to all ages unless otherwise specified.

Musicians/Promoters/Booking Agents:
Club capacity: 80 seated – 120 standing. Full PA and sound engineer provided. Genres include acoustic music & full electric bands: alternative, americana, blues, country, folk, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, r&b, singer-songwriter, ska…we book ORIGINAL bands, not cover bands. Artists should be touring at a regional or national level (or have the level of talent and professionalism to do so).

Best Place to Hear Local Music – “The sound’s the thing here. Owner/soundman Joe Kuhlmann plays and records music, so he knows what a musician (and a seasoned concertgoer) wants to hear. Not the largest place in the world, but it’s guaranteed you’ll never hear one of those hellhound-like screeches of monitor feedback at this place.” – Creative Loafing

Best Acoustic Music Club – Critics’ & Readers’ Pick!