Monday, July 31, 2023

Where Else You Can Find Me!

Hello all-

How are you? My apologies for not posting as many photos here as I have in previous years. The last year and a half has been a remarkable blur.

Here's where else you can find my photos-

Instagram- @danielcostonphotos


Event photo site-

Music photos archive-

You can email me here at danielcoston at aol dot com, or through the sites listed above. 

Thank you, and see you again soon,


July 31, 2023

Ed Rising's Podcast With Our Fabfest Recap


July 31, 2023

DDI 50th Anniversary Show Update

Hello all. I wanted to give you all an update on the Double Door Inn's 50th anniversary show, set for December 17th at the Neighborhood Theatre.

In putting this year's show together, we kept coming back to those that were mainstays of the venue for those fifty years, and those that made every night at the Double Door so special. The Monday Night All Stars, the Spongetones, and Lenny Federal. While those are three big names to fit into one show, it came down to this. It's the Double Door. It's the 50th anniversary. We only get to do this once. And as I sometimes like to say, "You're doing this, or you're not."
So, we are doing this.
Shana Blake will open the show with a tribute to the Monday Night All Stars, and those musicians that have gone on to the DDI In The Sky. Then the Spongetones will take the stage, and Lenny Federal will close out the night.
Tickets are available now at the link below.
Spread the word, and I really hope that we can make this show something special. In a world where the loss of time, our friends and favorite places happens too often, it is time that we gather to honor a place that changed us, just as much as we changed the Double Door Inn.
More soon, as we get closer.
See you on December 17th.


Article About Ernest Perry With My Quotes And Photos


July 31, 2023

Tosco Music Salutes Me. Thank you!


July 31, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023

Three More Days For My Exhibit

Just a reminder that my exhibit at Dilworth Artisan Station is open for three more days. Message me, send me a email or call if you would like a tour. See you soon.


July 24, 2023

Sunday, July 23, 2023

RIP Ernest Perry

I've heard it said that I've been at nearly every gala in Charlotte for many years. For all of those years, Ernest Perry was the host or emcee of those events. I always looked forward to seeing Ernie and his family, and watching him raise money for the causes that he cared about.

Ernie went to the Big Gala In The Sky on Friday, and has left behind an empty space on the podium, and in our hearts. My love and condolences go out to Priscilla, his family, and everyone who's lives Ernie touched. It won't be the same without you, sir. Safe travels, and I promise to keep a lookout for potential bidders, the next time I see you. 

July 23, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

FABFEST Weekend! And The Last Weekend Of My Exhibit!

It's Fabfest Weekend! AND the last weekend for my exhibit at Dilworth Artisan Station. I will be at the studio at different times today, and Sunday. (The exhibit will be there until the 27th.) I will be at BritBeat tonight, and then at Fabfest all day tomorrow. Come see me on the author panel at 10:10am, the Beatle Brains panel at 3:30pm, and interviewing Gregg Bissonette on the main stage at 2:15pm. 

See you soon, and see you on the road.

July 21, 2023

RIP Tony Bennett

Younger than springtime. Forever.


July 21, 2023

Monday, July 17, 2023

Fabfest Week!/My Exhibit

 It's Fabfest Week! Here's news about that, and my current exhibit.

Fabfest is this Friday and Saturday, July 21st and July. Evening concerts at the Knight Theater, and the Saturday extravaganza is at the Parr Center at CPCC from from 10am to 5pm.
At the Parr Center, I will be hosting the author panels, and taking part in the Author discussion at 10:10am, and Beatle Brains at 3:30pm. I will also be interviewing Ringo Starr's star drummer Gregg Bissonette on the main stage at 2:15pm. I'll also be selling books, prints and taking photos along the way. For more info, and I hope to see you there,
My exhibit will be on display at the Dilworth Artisan Station until July 27th. If you want to come by this week, let me know. I will also be there on Friday and Sunday for all my Fabfest friends coming into town.
See you here, there and everywhere, and see you on the road.

July 17, 2023

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Come Out And See Me On Saturday


It's our Fabfest preview party! 

Hope to see you soon,


July 13, 2023

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

My New Exhibit

So here are the details on my new exhibit. 

The show is in Trudi Norris' space on the third floor of the Dilworth Artisan Station, space number 38. If you interested in coming by to check out the show, please email or message me so that I open the gallery. I will be there as much as I can, and be there on Friday for Gallery Crawl from 6 to 8pm. I'll be there much of Friday, as well.

All prints are for sale. I'll have options on the wall of the gallery. 

Plus, if you would like to peruse more of my photos, I will have an large folder of large prints sitting along the couch. I also can print of demand, if you would to order a print that you don't see. 

I hope to see you all soon, enjoy, and thank you. 

July 5, 2023

Mr. Cash, The Final Show, 2 Years Later

May those days, and Mr. Cash live forever.


July 5, 2023

Photo copyright 2003 Daniel Coston

RIP Wendell Elliot

See you in the DDI in the sky, someday.


July 5, 2023

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

July 4th, 2023

Tuesday, July 4th. Went to Denton, NC to the Threshers Reunion, and photographed a Johnny Cash tribute show, almost 20 years to the day that I met and photographed Mr. Cash at his last show. Back to Charlotte for a cookout, then out to Huntersville, NC to photograph Generation Radio, and met drumming legend Steve Ferrone. 

My show is now up at Dilworth Artisan Station. Call or email if you would like to come by this week, and I hope to see you at the Gallery Crawl opening this Friday from 6 to 8pm. See you soon, and see you on the road.

July 4, 2023