Up & Coming Weekly

September 13, 2016

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12 SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM NIGHT LIFE MEDIA MEDIA Best Venue/Club for Live Music The Rock Shop 128 S King St, 910.321.7625 www.therockshoplive.com The Rock Shop Music Hall is the place to go in central North Carolina to enjoy live music and an incredible, unique atmo- sphere for showcasing the best in local, national and inter- national entertainment. Since 2006, The Rock Shop has been instrumental in promoting growth in the Downtown Fayetteville area and continues to be involved in the evolution of the contemporary character of Historic Fayetteville. Upcoming shows at the The Rock Shop include Fractured Fairy Tale, Silver Nixon and national recording artist DOPE. Every weekend and throughout the week, The Rock Shop opens its doors to local and regional artists and gives them a chance to share their music. The Rock Shop is firmly committed to providing Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and the region a great space to showcase the best live entertainment. Fayetteville readers know that the shop is dedicated to live music, and have once again voted it the Best Venue for Live Music. Best Local Musician/Band Lotus Sun reverbnation.com Lotus Sun is a Cumberland County-based rock/fusion bandy that sounds a like a blend of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Cream, Cage the Elephant and Incubus. The band released its first full album in 2014 and has continued to grow a steady following. You have only to check out the band's page on reverb nation and you will see that they are rocking — a lot. Through November, you can catch them at Thee Backdoor every Wednesday and at least one Saturday a month you can catch them at The Rock Shop. The three- piece rock band will captivate you with songs from the past two decades and they will have a great time doing it! Best Nightclub Overall Aqua Lounge and Nightclub 3041 N. Main Street, Hope Mills 910.835.3118 or www.aqualoungeandnightclub.com New to the community, Aqua Lounge and Nightclub is a two level venue proving a unique experience every night. Enjoy the full-service bar with first class drinks. The club also provides a full kitchen during our hours of operation. If you are looking for great night out with out the hassle of driving to the city, Aqua Lounge is the place to party this and every weekend. If you are planning a special night out with friends, you can make reservations and for a fee have bottle service at your table. The club offers a variety of special events including foam and paint parties. Grab your friends and head out to what our readers believe is the hottest club in the community. Best Place to Dance, Best Place For Girls Night Out Huske Hardware House/The Tap House 405 Hay St. 910.437.9905 or www.aqualoungeandnightclub.com For many years, the Huske House has been the go-to place for entertain- ment downtown. On weekend nights after the dinner clientele has headed home, lines form outside Huske with patrons dressed to the nines waiting to get in and dance their booties off. The lights go down and the music goes. The dance floor gets packed and the railing along the second floor becomes the place to see and be seen. Guys and girls line up along the railing to scope out the per- fect dance partner. So it makes perfect sense that Huske has again been voted the best place to dance. It's also a great place for girls to go out and enjoy a fun night of flirting, dancing and chilling out. So again, it has made the Best Place for Girls Night Out! Visit Huske and find out what everyone is talking about. No reservations are needed, but if you are planning on bringing a large group, we recommend you call ahead. Best Neighborhood Bar and Grill Louie's Sports Bar & Tiki Bar 2417 Robeson Street 910.323.3373 Louie's is a sports bar and local live music venue that has garnered quite a following over the years. The club's parking lot is usually full and you can bet, in the spirit of Cheers!, Louie's patrons always have a smile on their face and warm welcome for folks who want to kick back and enjoy the casu- al side of Fayetteville. The bar, which is close to Raeford Road, offers daily drink specials, pool table, cornhole boards and horseshoes. You may come in a stranger, but you'll leave a neighbor when you party "Louie's Style."

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