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Recital of the Lotus 3

Jul 8 , 2017 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center


Presented by: The Secret Poets Society

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Recital of the Lotus 3

Jul 8 , 2017 · STAGE DOOR THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center


Presented by: The Secret Poets Society

Recital of the Lotus is an annual multicultural featured showcase performing arts event presented by The Secret Poets Society that features performing artists from multiple cultures, background and genre including spoken word, traditional poetry, music from alternative, hip hop, acoustic and folk musicians, singers and songwriters, drum circles, belly dancers and other special guest appearances. Now in its third year, Recital of the Lotus 3 will continue in the tradition and fulfillment of the mission of The Secret Poets Society by uniting poets, musicians, singers, songwriters and performing artists of all background and genre creating an inspiring union of love, enlightenment and unity.

Music performances by:

  • The Secret Poets (alternative, fusion)
  • One Big Love (conscious hip hop)
  • Grey Revell (singer, songwriter)
  • The Gamblers Band (folk)
  • Black Light Nation (conscious hip hop)
  • Jason Hilliard (singer, songwriter)
  • Rich Boy the Drummer & The Genesis Band (jazz, r&b, hip hop fusion)
  • Drum Village (drum circle w/ lyricist)

Poetry performances by:

  • Vivian Page 
  • Eve Madison
  • Ta'Vondre Quick 
  • Indigo Jo
  • M.O.B.E. (Mind Over Body Experience)

Special Guest:

  • ML Tuck (Poet & Author)

*other performers & special guest appearences TBA

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Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Enter on Trade or 5th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets. 

The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating
  • Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance. In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier.

Communication Devices
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.