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Top Concerts and Tours Coming This Fall

Just because the seasons change doesn’t mean the music stops. The weather in Charlotte allows for comfortable nights well into the fall and that means more opportunities at outdoor venues to hear some of your favorite artists touring.

Our fall concert guide covers a little something for everyone including music festivals that pay tribute to HBCU culture, hip-hop and R&B, to contemporary pop stars like Lizzo and Demi Lovato, as well as some of Charlotte’s favorite locally-grown bands.

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Mary J. Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous

When: Wednesday, September 21
Where: Spectrum Center

Fresh off her performance at the Super Bowl, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is hitting the road including a stop at Uptown’s Spectrum Center. By far one of the most decorated R&B singers of all time, Mary J. was one of the first artists to meld hip hop and R&B. Collaborations with Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah and Method Man would make her a crossover success and her landmark debut album, 1992’s “What’s the 411?,” is considered one of the most important albums of the 90s. On tour with rising stars Ella Mai and Queen Naija, Uptown promises to be percolating when Queen Mary takes the stage. Tickets

Charlotte R&B Music Experience

When: Sunday, October 2
Where: Spectrum Center

The 1990s are the undisputed golden era of R&B, and the Charlotte R&B Music Experience aims to bring some of the biggest names of the era to the bright lights of the Spectrum Center. The all-star lineup includes Monica, Tevin Campbell, Tamar Braxton, H-Town, 112 and Next. Tickets

An Evening with Regina Spektor

When: Wednesday, October 19
Where: Belk Theater

The vastly-talented Regina Spektor stops by Uptown’s Belk Theater for a performance in support of her eighth studio album, “Home, Before and After.” The Soviet-born pianist, singer and guitarist has crafted quite a career since immigrating to the U.S. in 1989. The Grammy-nominated songwriter has had her music appear in countless movies and TV shows, performed at the White House and has contributed to philanthropic causes all over the world. Join Regina Spektor and her band for an unforgettable evening in Uptown. Tickets

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Lizzo: The Special Tour

When: Thursday, October 20
Where: Spectrum Center

Lizzo’s breakthrough single “Truth Hurts” was released in September of 2017, but it wasn’t until two years later that the song found viral fame thanks to its use in a Netflix movie and popular Tik Tok videos. The resulting explosion of popularity propelled Lizzo to mainstream stardom and pop culture royalty, a position she still holds in 2022. The “Good as Hell” singer even transcended pop music recently when she won an Emmy for her Amazon series “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.” Her performance at Uptown’s Spectrum Center is sure to be a luminous experience, full of the diversity and positivity that permeates her music. Expect hits from her new album, “Special,” like the lead single “About Damn Time.” Tickets

Demi Lovato: Holy Fvck Tour

When: Friday, October 21
Where: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

One of the biggest voices in pop music, both figuratively and literally, is Demi Lovato. Literally because their powerful vocal talents and abilities rival that of Christina Aguleria and Kelly Clarkson. Figuratively because of their outspoken support of LGBTQ+ and Latin-American causes among others. While mostly known for their power pop anthems like “Cool for the Summer,” Lovato’s latest album, “Holy Fvck,” embraces their punk and metal roots. There’s nothing wrong with being confident about buying a ticket to this show as Halloween draws near. Tickets

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Stevie Nicks

When: Saturday, October 22
Where: PNC Music Pavilion

The first woman to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice (once with Fleetwood Mac and once solo), Stevie Nicks is one of rock’s biggest, brightest and most beloved names. In 1972, Nicks and then romantic partner Lindsey Buckingham joined veteran U.K. band Fleetwood Mac and instantly launched the band to worldwide acclaim. The album “Rumors” featured several hit songs written by the pair such as Nick’s “Dreams” and Buckingham’s “You Can Go Your Own Way.” See the legendary chartreuse perform those songs and hits from her solo career this October. Tickets.

Travis Tritt & Chris Janson: The Can’t Miss Tour

When: Sunday, October 23
Where: Bojangles Coliseum

Two of country music’s biggest stars and best stage acts are coming to Charlotte’s Bojangles Coliseum in October. Travis Tritt is the author of more than 14 studio albums and is a two-time Grammy winner. One of those Grammys was for his 1991 duet with Marty Stuart, “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’.” Chris Janson has been described as “the future of country music” because of his explosive and unpredictable live performances that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Whiskey or not, seeing this show at The Biscuit will have you saying “it’s a great day to be alive.” Tickets

Of Good Nature

When: Wednesday, October 26
Where: The Underground

A wide spectrum of musical influences combine to create some of the funkiest fusion around in Charlotte born-and-bred Of Good Nature. Focusing mostly on a concert-friendly mix of alt rock, funk and ska, this quartet always makes a live performance special. Currently co-headlining a tour across the U.S. with Mishka, the Charlotte show will be one of the last dates and one the band will be certainly looking forward to. In 2020, OGN was selected by Sierra Nevada for their “Doing Big Things” promotion which raised money for Charlotte-based non-profit RoofAbove through live streamed musical performances. Open your mind and welcome one of Charlotte’s finest bands back home. Tickets

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Greta Van Fleet

When: Friday, October 28
Where: Spectrum Center

Rumors of Rock & Roll’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, as evidenced by the Michigan-based rock quartet Greta Van Fleet. Fans of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush and the like will instantly think they’ve been transported back to 1969 and are hearing Robert Plant and Jimmy Page again for the first time. However, Gretta Van Fleet is led by a trio of brothers – Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka. Along with drummer Danny Wagner, Greta Van Fleet is a hard rock and blues paradise for the new generation. Tickets

Frankie Valli

When: Saturday, October 29
Where: Ovens Auditorium

Some of the most unforgettable vocal quartet songs of the 1960s were core to the cannon that made Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons pop superstars. With the release of 1962’s “Sherry,” the male quartet from Newark, New Jersey, became instant stars and songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Candy Girl” and “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” kept the group at the forefront of pop culture for years to come. The band has also enjoyed recent notoriety, with the Broadway debut of “Jersey Boys,” a musical that tells the story of the band through each of the original members’ eyes. While Frankie Valli is the only original member still on tour, this performance will be an unforgettable one. Tickets

Ross Adams with Amigo

When: Saturday, November 5
Where: The Evening Muse

If you’re looking for the most authentically-Charlotte music experience, this is it. It goes without saying that any show at NoDa’s beloved Evening Muse is a quality music experience, from the intimate space, top tier acoustics and PA system, and the everyone-is-welcome vibe. When you combine two of Charlotte’s favorite local acts, you are in for a treat. Ross Adams released his fourth studio album, “Escaping Southern Heat,” on September 10, an album he recorded with Jason Isbell’s The 400 Unit as his backing band. Also on the bill is Amigo, an alt-country rock power trio that will have you singing along with songs you just learned. Tickets

Bojangles Coliseum - Photography by Cody Hughes

HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest and Battle of the Bands

When: Sunday, November 6
Where: Bojangles Coliseum

All of the energy, enthusiasm and expert musicianship of HBCU show-style bands will be on display this fall at Bojangles Coliseum. Six of the most talented HBCU bands from across the country will gather for a battle-style performance. Proceeds from ticket sales also benefit HBCU Legacy Foundation’s scholarship fund. Participating bands include North Carolina A&T, Alabama State, Kentucky State, Norfolk State, Alabama A&M and Benedict. Tickets

Ovens Auditorium - Photography by Cody Hughes

Allman Family Revival

When: Tuesday, December 6
Where: Ovens Auditorium

The Allman Brothers Band was one of the south’s most unique and pioneering rock bands during the 1960s and 70s. Led by twin tower guitarists Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, as well as Allman’s brother Greg, the Allmans crafted a sound that was experimental and improvisational yet uniquely southern. The deaths of Duane in 1971 and Greg in 2017 have left the band without their founders, but that won’t stop the music. Duane’s son, Devon, and Betts’ son, Duane, lead the sixth year of this tour that honors the Allmans’ sound. Tickets

Southern Soul Music Festival

When: Saturday, December 10
Where: Ovens Auditorium

Don't miss this unforgettable night of live music hosted by Miami's own comedian Marvin Dixon. Artists include The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Sir Charles Jones, Fatdaddy, Nellie Travis, Lebrado, King George, Lenny Williams, Ronnie Bell and Lacee. Tickets

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