We’re planning the smoothest dance party on the high seas at SND Charlotte. Don’t miss the opening reception at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where your conference registration includes a private show featuring Yacht Rock Schooner. ‘Schooner’ is an eight-piece band that blurs the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe playing the finest light rock sounds of the late 70s and early 80s.

Photo: Charlotte Agenda
Photo: Charlotte Agenda

During the reception, we’ll serve a variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres including vegetable crudite, spinach and artichoke dip, deviled eggs, grilled chicken skewers, and meatballs. Each attendee will also receive one complimentary drink ticket for beer, water, or soda. If you’re hungry for more, take advantage of the on-site, chef-driven River’s Edge restaurant until 7p.

(A heart-felt thanks to our generous sponsors Alley Interactive and Advance Local!)


To get you in the mood — and help fill the days between now and the Opening Reception, we’ve put together a little Spotify Yacht Rock playlist sampler. Enjoy — and see you on the boat, captain!