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Join us as Charlie Smarts performs virtually from the North Carolina Museum of Art!
Two ways to watch:
Join a public viewing of the concert in real time, livestreamed on our Museum Park Theater screen. Reserve your free ticket on the right.
Stream free on YouTube starting at 9 pm on April 27
Please note that if you reserve a ticket for the Museum Park Theater viewing:
• Social distancing is required.
• No alcohol is permitted.
• Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
• Screening canceled in the event of rain.
Artist autobiography in lyrics
He Hurts; He Thinks.
Emcee from N.C.
He spills lyrics.
Started Kooley High with Tab-One, Rapsody, Sinopsis, Foolery, and DJ ill Digitz.
The mic plug up.
Made the price run up with nice numbers.
Recorded “Never Come Down,” executive-produced by 9th Wonder.
Charlie moved to Brooklyn with tunes cooking.
Went solo for promo.
At Hopscotch did the Little Bro Show.
Released “We Had A Good Thing Going.”
The rollout roped them in.
Kings in Raleigh . . . sold out the opening.
Months later he stopped holding pens.
COVID was closing in.
Emotions of hopelessness,
The lowest since.
When he was walking home,
Someone drove and hit his lower hip.
Charlie broke his wrist
And was close to quitting.
He thought . . .
Music heals; music eases your mind.
Be free in N.C.
Charlie reconnected with Kooley High and dropped three singles in 2021. (“Hold Up,” “Lazy Sunday,” “Rollin in the Hay”)
Coming back to Carolina where it all started
Rejuvenates him as an artist.
We’re going offstage and into the galleries with Music at the Museum! This series showcases a diversity of North Carolina bands that represent our state’s rich musical landscape. Presented with Come Hear North Carolina, this free livestreamed concert series kicked off September 1, 2020, and is coming back for season two on April 13, 2021. Check out the livestream event pages below and keep your eye out for the TV re-edit, which will be broadcast on PBS NC in the coming months.