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CHARLOTTE’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIVE MUSIC LISTING 

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Disclaimer: Genres are subjective and actually quite stupid. If you haven’t heard of a specific artist on this list, Google is your friend.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Daniel Champagne & Catherine Britt (Evening Muse) 
  • Dance Gavin Dance (The Fillmore) 
  • Acid Dad w/ Rugg, NA$A, Magic Candy (Snug Harbor) 

HIP-HOP/SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown w/ Lil Baby (PNC Music Pavilion) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Cosmic Jam (Crown Station)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Paint Fumes w/ Fortezza, Donzii (Snug Harbor) 

ACOUSTIC/SINGER-SONGWRITER

  • Ben Danaher w/ Stephanie Lambring (Evening Muse) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Shindig! ‘50s & ‘60s Dance Night w/ DJ Cory Wigg (Tommy’s Pub)

FAMILY

  • Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert (PNC Music Pavilion)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Tedious & Brief w/ Hollier (Evening Muse) 
  • The Velveteers (Neighborhood Theatre)

COUNTRY/FOLK/AMERICANA

  • Chris Isaak (Knight Theater) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • Emmaline (Middle C Jazz) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Ashlyn Uribe w/ North by North, It’s Snakes (Petra’s) 

HIP-HOP/SOUL/R&B

  • Wiz Khalifa w. Logic (PNC Music Pavilion) 
  • Jah-Monte Ogbon w/ thefamilyorchestra, Chocolate KNDY (Snug Harbor) 

LATIN/WORLD/REGGAE

  • Kevin Kaarl (Visulite Theatre) 

OPEN MIC

  • Open Mic Night w/ Chase Brown & Aleeia “Sug” Bolton Brown (Tommy’s Pub)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • The Lenny Federal Band (Comet Grill)
  • My Blue Hope w/ Ringing, ModernEverything., Real Dolls (The Milestone) 
  • Drive By Truckers (Neighborhood Theatre) 
  • Jack Marion & The Pearl Snap Prophets w/ Blue Museum, The Local Odyssey (Petra’s)
  • Latepost w/ Faster on Fire, Eavesdropper, Vivid Display (Skylark Social Club)  
  • The Penintentials w/ Queen City Rejects, Neon Deaths (Tommy’s Pub)
  • Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute) (Ovens Auditorium)  

HIP-HOP/SOUL/R&B

  • BLXST (The Underground) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • The Joe Gransden Quartet feat. Robyn Springer (Middle C Jazz) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Emo & Pop Punk Pajama Partty (Amos’ Southend) 
  • David Gray (CMCU Amphitheatre)
  • 22 & good 4 u (Taylor Swift & Olivia Rodrigo dance party) (Evening Muse)

COUNTRY/FOLK/AMERICANA

  • Keith Urban (PNC Music Pavilion) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Dave Desmelik (Birdsong Brewing)
  • Brad Bailey (Primal Brewery)  

CLASSICAL/INSTRUMENTAL

  • Tenor Madness (Stage Door Theater)

FUNK/JAM BANDS

  • Sun-Dried Vibes w/ Tali Roots, Bums Lie (Visulite Theatre)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Red Dress Amy w/ Revelry Soul (Evening Muse)
  • Anthrax w/ Black Label Society (The Fillmore) 
  • FANSU w/ Dorian Gris, Petah Iah & The Mind Renewing Band, DJ Fabz (Petra’s) 
  • Robby Hale w/ Bart Lattimore, Joe Nelson (Skylark Social Club) 
  • Funeral Chic w/ Brat, Fading Signal, Brass Tongue (Snug Harbor) 
  • Hip-Hop & Rock Fusion feat. Zach Moss, OG Blak, Nobodi Important, Myrt’s Son, Zack Harris (Tommy’s Pub)
  • Flying High Again (Ozzy Osbourne tribute) (Amos’ Southend) 
  • Harvest Moon (Crosby Stills Nash & Young tribute) (Visulite Theatre)

HIP-HOP/SOUL/R&B

  • Phaze Gawd w/ Plan B, Icey da Boss, RAATMA (The Milestone) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • The Joe Gransden Quartet feat. Robyn Springer (Middle C Jazz)

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Brett Millstead (Primal Brewery) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Reminisce Over You 30th Ann’y Party (Crown Station)
  • Tryon Road Flows: Drake Night (Neighborhood Theatre)
  • Time Machine (Primal Brewery) 
  • Tommie Sunshine w/ Phillosopher, Chuck Norris, Spectre, Mr. Jupiter (SERJ)

CLASSICAL/INSTRUMENTAL

  • Tenor Madness (Stage Door Theater)

FAMILY

  • Kidz Bop Live (PNC Music Pavilion)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Daisychain w/ Dead Senate, Oh! You Pretty Things (The Milestone) 
  • Moontower w/ Fangs, DBMK (Neighborhood Theatre) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • Omari & the Hellhounds (Comet Grill) 
  • Frank McComb (Middle C Jazz) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Kevin Marshall w/ Joe Middleton, Otis Hughes, Mike Bader (Tommy’s Pub)

MONDAY, AUGUST 15

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Bad Idols w/ Dead Senate, Jackson Fig, Mike Venum (The Milestone) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • The Bill Hanna Legacy Jazz Session (Petra’s) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Dan O’Leary w/ Bryan Cherry, Cody James, Joe Nelson (Tommy’s Pub)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Pinegrove (The Underground) 
  • Gutless w/ Evergone, May-See Bullocks, Earth That Was (The Milestone) 

LATIN/REGGAE/WORLD

  • A.R. Rahman (Ovens Auditorium)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Paint Fumes w/ Acne, Wine Pride (Snug Harbor)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Szlachetka w/ George Hage (Evening Muse) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Shiprocked! Pride Party (Snug Harbor) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • Carrie Marshall (Middle C Jazz) 

COUNTRY/FOLK/AMERICANA

  • Brett Eldredge (CMCU Amphitheatre) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Carolina Songwriters in the Round feat. Tracy Simpson (Petra’s) 

OPEN MIC

  • Open Mic Night w/ Chase Brown & Aleeia “Sug” Bolton Brown (Tommy’s Pub)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Voorath w/ The Reticent, Mysteriarch, Valar Morghulis (The Milestone) 
  • Faye w/ Secret Guest, Modern Moxie, Florecienta (Petra’s) 
  • The So Called Natives (Skaylark Social Club) 
  • Bootleg Aces (Smokey Joe’s Cafe & Bar)
  • Dang Ol Rheinhardt w/ An Archaic Agenda, Dumpster Service (Tommy’s Pub)  

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Christopher Cross (The Fillmore) 
  • Sleigh Bells (The Underground) 
  • Deep Fried Disco (Snug Harbor) 
  • Magic City Hippies w/ Willis (Snug Harbor) 

COUNTRY/FOLK/AMERICANA

  • Cooper Alan (Coyote Joe’s) 
  • George Banda Farewell Party (Evening Muse) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • Bob Baldwin (Middle C Jazz) 

FUNK/JAM BANDS

  • QCJS Late Night Jam feat. Akita (Neighborhood Theatre)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Andrew McMahon (CMCU Amphitheatre) 
  • The Menders w/ The Cancellations (Evening Muse) 
  • Pink Beds w/ The New Creatures (Evening Muse) 
  • LanIIdae w/ Heirloom, Stellar Circuits, Den of Wolves (Amos’ Southend) 
  • Archers w/ Duckbeak, Two Sides of Me, American Theory (The Milestone) 
  • QCJS Late Night Party w/ Benji Hughes (Neighborhood Theatre) 
  • Bluestone Motel w/ The Great Indoors, Kids and Their Computers (Petra’s) 
  • The Criticals w/ Starbenders, The Simplicity (Snug Harbor) 
  • Icarus Airline w/ Oh! You Pretty Things, The Violet Exploit (Tommy’s Pub) 

HIP-HOP/SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Webby (The Underground)

JAZZ/BLUES

  • Bob Baldwin (Middle C Jazz) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC

  • AfroPop! Charlotte (Crown Station) 
  • Mystic Grizzly (SERJ) 

ACOUSTIC/SINGER-SONGWRITER

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ John Craigie (Knight Theater) 
  • Patrick Lilly (Primal Brewery)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Leisure McCorkle (Birdsong Brewing) 
  • The Tony Naples Band (Comet Grill) 
  • Bog Loaf w/ Feral Vices, Imposters, Bob Fleming & the Cambria Iron Co. (The Milestone)  
  • Snail Mail w/ Momma, Hotline TNT (Neighborhood Theatre) 
  • Some Kind of Nightmare (Tommy’s Pub) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Neal Carter (Primal Brewery) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC

  • Hazy Sunday (Petra’s) 

LATIN/WORLD/REGGAE

  • Bronco Tour USA (Ovens Auditorium)

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Living Dead Girl w/ Hellfire 76, Flame Tides (The Milestone) 

JAZZ/BLUES

  • The Bill Hanna Legacy Jazz Session (Petra’s) 
  • Matt Postle & Friends (Tommy’s Pub)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

ROCK/PUNK/METAL

  • Red Rockin’ Chair (Comet Grill) 
  • Alesana (Neighborhood Theatre) 

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ACOUSTIC

  • Jack Johnson (PNC Music Pavilion) 

POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC/DJ

  • Bold Music Party (Evening Muse) 
  • Lost Cargo: Tiki Social Party (Petra’s)

To buy tickets or find more info on shows, visit the venue websites here:

Amos’ Southend; 1423 S. Tryon St.; 704-595-7585

Belk Theater; 130 N. Tryon St.; 704-372-1000

Birdsong Brewing; 1016 N. Davidson St.; 704-332-1810

Bojangles’ Coliseum; 2700 E. Independence Blvd.; 704-372-3600

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre; 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.; 704-549-1292

Comet Grill; 2224 Park Road; 704-371-4300

Coyote Joe’s; 4621 Wilkinson Blvd.; 704-399-4946

Crown Station; 3629 N. Davidson St.; 704-210-9949

EastSide Local Eatery; 3102 Eastway Drive; 980-585-2957

Evening Muse; 3227 N. Davidson St., 704-376-3737

Event Masterz; 8334 Arrowridge Blvd., Suite I; 704-372-1000

The Fillmore; 820 Hamilton St.; 704-916-8970

Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts; 1030 Woodward Ave.; 704-595-3111 

Knight Gallery at Spirit Square; 345 N. College St.; 704-372-1000

Knight Theater; 430 S. Tryon St.; 704-372-1000

Lunchbox Records; 825 Central Ave.; 704-331-0788

McGlohon Theater; 345 N. College St.; 704-372-1000

Middle C Jazz; 300 S. Brevard St.; 704-337-8001

The Milestone Club; 3400 Tuckaseegee Road; 704-398-0472

Neighborhood Theatre; 511 E. 36th St.; 704-942-7997

Ovens Auditorium; 2700 E. Independence Blvd.; 704-372-3600

Petra’s; 1919 Commonwealth Ave.; 704-332-6608

PNC Music Pavilion; 707 Pavilion Blvd.; 704-549-5555

Primal Brewery; 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville; 704-947-2920

SERJ; 2906 Central Ave.; 704-917-9308

Skylark Social Club; 2131 Central Ave.; 980-236-8342

Smokey Joe’s Café; 510 Briar Creek Road; 704-338-9380

Snug Harbor; 1228 Gordon St.; info@snugrock.com

Spectrum Center; 333 E. Trade St.; 704-688-9000

Stage Door Theater; 155 N. College St.; 704-372-1000

Tommy’s Pub; 3124 Eastway Drive, Suite 710; 980-229-7663

Thomas Street Tavern; 1218 Thomas Ave.; 704-376-1622

The Underground; 820 Hamilton St.; 704-916-8970

Visulite Theatre; 1615 Elizabeth Ave.; 704-358-9200

World Nightclub; 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.; 980-207-2197


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