Charlotte Advertising

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 platform assets helps reach our readership of young, influential and affluent Charlotteans of over 300,000 per month. Our digital display assets are delivered in an unintrusive 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


Value shoppers make up 66%
Avid news readers make up 60%
Entertainment and movie lovers make up 58%
Banking, finance and avid investors make up 51%
Food, dining and cooking enthusiasts make up 50%
Travel buffs make up 48%
Book lovers make up 45%
Art and theatre aficionados make up 43%
Health and fitness consumers make up 40%
Music lovers make up 40%
Business professionals make up 39%
Sports fans make up 37%

Download Queen City Nerve’s 2024 Media Kit


Download Mountains to Coast Statewide 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!



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