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  • us national whitewater center 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC, 28214 United States (map)

NCASLA Charlotte and Anova Furnishings are hosting a tour of the US National Whitewater Center. USNWC staff will lead the tour, beginning at 4:30 pm. Anova Furnishings is sponsoring drinks and appetizers at a social directly following the tour (5:30 pm). Continuing Education credits are pending.


USNWC also has a number of public events that evening. Bring your family and stay for:

6:30 pm: Survival 101 Clinic:

Learn the basics of backcountry survival and preventative measures you can take for your next adventure during Survival 101. The USNWC Outdoor School staff will provide a brief overview of the seven priorities of survival, including positive mental attitude, fire craft, shelter building, and more. Meet at Group Check-in at 6:15.

7:00 pm: River Jam:

Ruen Brothers – Ru and Henry Stansall – have come a long way from their small industrial hometown of Scunthorpe, Northern England. Now based in New York City, the duo have written songs with The Weeknd, toured with George Ezra and Tom Odell, shared material with Lana Del Rey, and recorded with Rick Rubin in Los Angeles. They’ve performed at Coachella, Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight, ACL, CMJ, and most recently, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, where they were joined on stage by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, who drums on their latest single, ‘Genevieve, Come Out Tonight’ (produced by Grammy Award-winner Dana Nielsen (Adele, Linkin Park, Weezer).

The Ruen Brothers have already received critical acclaim, with features in GQ, Wonderland, Spindle, Notion, tmrw, Q, NME, and Burberry. Airplay includes KROQ, KCRW, ALT 98.7, BBC Radio, XFM (Radio X) and a host of independent stations across the US and UK. Their 2016 single “Unknown” was featured on Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” playlist amongst 50 of the world’s best songs released that week across all genres.


  • When: Friday, July 20
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Earlier Event: July 17
Later Event: October 5
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