Every month new and exciting events are happening at the EpiCentre making it the ultimate destination in uptown. Live music, art and kid friendly events are not in short supply this summer. Every Thursday night during the month of July Alive After Five rocks the Queen City from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the EpiCentre. Live music is played in both The Plaza of the EpiCentre, as well as at the Pavilion. Bands from across the country come to be a part of this Charlotte tradition. As the city’s largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and co-workers to gather and unwind, while enjoying great live music, tasty beverages, including a variety of local and specialty wines, all in a fun, casual environment. With its introduction last month, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Plaza Commons Artisan Showcase is making itself at home at the EpiCentre. A select group of artisans will be featuring and offering delicious foods, artisanal breads, fresh snacks, flowers and so much more. On the Fourth of July, there is no better place to be than the EpiCentre. On Wednesday, July 4, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Family Fourth Celebration kicks-off. There will be old-fashioned fun fourth activities, watermelon seed spitting, hotdog eating contests, pie eating contests and of course live music. Children’s patriotic crafts are also available. On Friday, July 13, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. the 2nd Friday Art Walk is taking place. Visit with local artists in a relaxed and laid back setting with refreshments, live music and much more. In honor of the Olympics, EpiCentre’s Family Olympics will be held Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Teams of parents and their children compete for prizes in fun games of skill. Just like the Olympic medals, prizes will be awarded to participating teams at the end of the event. EpiCentre is located at 210 E Trade Street in uptown Charlotte. EpiCentre is the Southeast’s hub for dining, entertainment, recreation, nightlife and hospitality. Featuring an innovative design and accommodating layout, EpiCentre is home to over three dozen unique concepts encompassing over half a million square feet. The restaurants, shops and nightspots at EpiCentre are perfectly situated around an open air pavilion offering dramatic views of the Charlotte skyline. Located at the intersection of Trade and College Streets, EpiCentre is in the heart of vibrant uptown Charlotte, just blocks away from prominent businesses and venues such as Bank of America Corporate Center, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Museum. Best of all, EpiCentre is easily accessible from anywhere, including a convenient stop on the LYNX Blue Line. EpiCentre is proudly managed by Jones Lang LaSalle.