Pop Up Picnic | Catawba Lands Conservancy


Saturday, Oct. 21 | 4-7 p.m.
Metropolitan Green
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
Charlotte, NC

Celebrate Green Spaces and Trails.

Come spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends in support of our local green spaces and trails! This free, family-friendly community picnic is open to all and takes place at Metropolitan, just steps away from the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

Proceeds benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail


Free and open to all!
Advance registration is requested.

Yum! I want to attend Pop Up Picnic.


Purchase a curated picnic meal from local restaurants and chefs available online starting Oct. 2 (pre-sale only, not available onsite).

Field Pea Catering (by Noble Food and Pursuits)
Laurel Market
Joan’s Bakery & Deli (from Dressler’s)
Table & Twine
Check back as more are added!

Bring your own picnic meal to enjoy. Sorry, no outside alcohol allowed.

Purchase from onsite food trucks K&N BBQ and Cutting Board CLT or one of the many nearby Metropolitan restaurants.


Local craft beer for sale from Petty Thieves Brewing and Blue Blaze Brewing. 

Wine for sale by Mere’s.


Live music from Jackson Grimm and the Bull Moose Party.

Kids crafts with Arts+,  hoop dancing by Priscilla Hoopmore, face painting and more!



Your sponsorship makes this free community picnic open to all while supporting the preservation of local green spaces and building more trails! Sponsors receive recognition and benefits for their investment.


2023 Hosts

Event Chairs

CT Anderson
Sarah and John Bourgeois
Maggie and William Blair
Nancy Falls
Claudia and Andy Heath

2023 Picnic Hosts

Robbie and Andrew Adams
CT Anderson
Sarah and John Bourgeois
Maggie and William Blair
Carol and Bill Carstarphen
Delane and Walter Clark
Nathan Clark
Donna and Al de Molina
Jennifer DeWitt and Oz Tuzcu
Anna and Dennis Elliott
Nancy Falls
Sherard Anne and Tom Gates
Claudia and Andy Heath
Becky and Jim Hovis
Leslie Johnson
Mary Scott Kennedy
Fran and Bart Landess
Katie and Tommy Lee
Martha and Tommy Odom
Lisa and Rob Phocas
Kathy and Lat Purser
Susan and Markus Scherer
Katie and Steve Scruggs
Kylan and Justin Smith
Mary and Bill Staton
Laura and David Truesdale


Kelley and Andy Anderson
Leslie and Kyle Carse
Caroline and Quin Cogdell
Becca and Lucas Fries
Stephanie and Wells Herndon
Laura Little
Meg and Will MacBain
Jessie and Alston Mann
Cassidy and Cam Montgomery
Nancy and Harris Ralston
Jennings and Ashley Snider

Join the Host Committee and play a key role in making Pop Up Picnic a success! Hosts receive access to picnic basket pre-sale and tickets to hospitality tent with private open bar. 


Event Information

Rain Plan

In the event of inclement weather, the Picnic will move indoors at the Metropolitan in the former Staples.


We encourage alternative transportation — walk or ride your bike on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway to the Metropolitan.


Free parking is available in the Metropolitan parking deck. Guests with limited mobility may also be dropped off.

What to Bring

Blankets and lawn chairs

Your own picnic meal and cooler if you did not pre-order a basket

What NOT to Bring

Outside alcohol

Tents, hammocks or large umbrellas that obscure the view of fellow attendees

Glass containers or bottles


Jackson Grimm and the Bull Moose Party marries folk pop melodies with the lonesome sound of traditionalJackson Grimm and the Bull Moose Party Appalachian music. In a region with a strong music culture, it is no surprise that Grimm’s songwriting is representative of his musical birthplace: Asheville, NC.

The Bull Moose Party was Grimm’s backing band for his 2018 debut album which was hailed “..a basically perfect Americana album” (country.de), as well as his 2021 release “Sober Again”. While each of the band members demonstrate years of proficiency on their instruments, what sets this ensemble apart from the others are the vocal harmonies and the band dynamics. Audiences can tell when bands have been playing together for years and this group shows that 10-fold.

Jackson Grimm and the Bull Moose Party bring a perfect mixture of high-energy bluegrass, beautiful melodies, and real, raw songwriting.