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PHOTOS: Gracie Abrams Visits Fillmore on the Verge of Stardom

Gracie Abrams onstage singing into a mic with red lighting in the background
Gracie Abrams performs at The Fillmore on March 22. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
It was 10 years ago that Taylor Swift brought a young Ed Sheeran out on tour with her as the opening act. It didn’t take long for Sheeran to be headlining arenas on his own. Fast forward to 2023 and Swift is taking a new up-and-coming artist out on the road with her. Don’t be surprised if Gracie Abrams is soon headlining large venues of her own. 
 
 
Abrams was originally scheduled to perform at The Underground in Charlotte on Wednesday, March 22, but the show was moved to The Fillmore after ticket sales soared. The sold-out venue was packed with fans singing (and screaming) every lyric to every song on Abrams’ 90-minute set. 
 
Gracie Abrams onstage singing into a mic with blue lighting in the background, her shirt partially unbuttoned to expose her midriff
Gracie Abrams performs at The Fillmore on March 22. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Following in the footsteps of artists like Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, Abrams tugs at the heartstrings of fans through storytelling and emotional vocals. She goes from sweet to strong in the blink of an eye. She performed an array of songs from her debut album, Good Riddance, which dropped just one month ago, as well as tunes from her first two EPs. 
 
 
While Abrams may have originally hit the music radar due to being the daughter of director JJ Abrams, she’s carving a path of her own. Don’t be surprised when you start hearing more of her music. While Gracie has had no problem selling out shows of her own, next month she joins Swift for the North American leg of her hugely anticipated Eras tour
 
There will soon many, many more eyeballs on Gracie Abrams — a level that could never fit in The Fillmore.
 
Gracie Abrams onstage singing into a mic with red lighting in the background, she holds one hand inside her buttoned shirt as if it's a pocket
Gracie Abrams performs at The Fillmore on March 22. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.
 

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