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Queen City Nerve is Charlotte’s only alternative newspaper.

As Charlotte’s alternative newspaper, Queen City Nerve delivers content apart from mainstream media’s coverage. While we put our focus on longform investigative news stories, we are unparalleled in local music coverage accompanied by local arts features and food and drink stories. Our print product is highly engaging through artistic cover designs and content catering to a large demographic.

Advertising in Queen City Nerve places your business, event or message in front of Charlotte residents who are active in civic engagement.


Combining our print and digital platforms reaches our readership of young, influential and affluent Charlotteans and beyond of over 300,000 per month. Our digital advertising assets are placed in an non-intrusive manner allowing our readers the choice of interaction with our local advertisers.

  • 10k – 15k copies distributed bi-weekly
  • 300+ locations throughout Mecklenburg County
  • Reader pass through rate of 3.5x
  • 35k print readers per month, on average (per The Media Audit)
  • 90k unique Charlotte visitors per month
  • 84k+ social media followers
  • 250k+ weekly social media impressions
  • 300k+ monthly estimated readership


Download Queen City Nerve’s 2023 Media Kit


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Customized print and digital packages to fit any budget, event sponsorship and vendor opportunities, access to our social media following and email subscriber list, customized sponsorships, multimedia campaigns and so much more!

Download Mountains to Coast Statewide Media Kit



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