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Be A Music Maven For The Day

From pyro-filled spectaculars to intimate acoustic shows, Charlotte’s music scene accommodates any fan’s taste. See the artists you love, find new favorites and groove to classic hits at these Queen City music mainstays.
Be a music maven for a day
Be a music maven for a day

Story by Lauren Levine

Rock On.

The Milestone Club is a no-frills Charlotte institution that’s been jamming since 1969. Past performers have included R.E.M., Bo Diddley and 10,000 Maniacs, among the hundreds. This is the place for up-close-and-personal rock, punk or underground shows.

Find Your Groove.

From arena rock tribute bands to hip-hop and everything in between, character-filled Amos’ Southend offers an eclectic lineup. Its convenient location, among blocks of restaurants and bars, makes it easy to grab a bite or drinks before or after the show.

Be A Little Bit Country.

Since it opened in 1991, western-themed Coyote Joe’s has featured performances by Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Brooks & Dunn and more of the genre’s biggest stars. It’s also a go-to spot for artists on the rise. Not to mention, the house band, Out Of The Blue, is award-winning.

Three to see:

  1. Hosting sensations that span Taylor Swift to Billy Joel, Mötley Crüe and the like, sprawling Time Warner Cable Arena makes being a music fan fun. Join thousands of others as you check out the world’s biggest acts gracing the stage.
  2. In the mood for live tunes as you hit the town with friends? With dueling pianos and talented vocalists covering your favorite numbers each night, Howl at the Moon in the EpiCentre is a hot spot.
  3. If you’ve driven by Plaza Midwood, chances are you’ve heard bass lines spilling out from the doors of Snug Harbor. Step inside the hip music den and enjoy acts by local and regional bands, plus DJ nights.


This article ran in the November 2015 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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