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Spring, and music, is in the air
Updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm
It’s spring time. With warmer weather comes more opportunities to get out and see, do and hear. Take a gander at these upcoming concerts and musical events in and around Charlotte. Concert listings courtesy livenation.com, where you can purchase tickets and learn more about each performance.
Emmylou Harris // April 1
Country legend Emmylou Harris comes to Charlotte’s Belk Theater on April 1, performing with Rodney Crowell and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio.
Bob Seger // April 25
Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band will light up Time Warner Cable Arena on April 25.
Bob Dylan // May 1
Performing with Dawes, the American legend Bob Dylan comes to Time Warner Cable Arena on May 1.
2013 Country Megaticket // May 3
Country stars Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch and band Little Big Town team up for a blow-out concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
Fall Out Boy // June 1
Pop punksters Fall Out Boy, with its gay-friendly star Pete Wentz, heads to The Fillmore at the NC Music Factory.
Brad Paisley // June 7
Country star Brad Paisley books Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with Chris Young and Lee Brice for his “Beat This Summer” tour.
‘The Package’ // June 19
In the mood for some old-school, boy-band fun? New Kids on the Block, 98-degrees and Boyz II Men are slated to headline Time Warner Cable Arena on June 19.
O.A.R. // July 13
American rocksters O.A.R. will perform with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone at Time Warner Cable Arena.
‘Last Summer’ // July 25
Three alternative favorites, Barenaked Ladies, Guster and the North Carolina-native Ben Folds Five, combine forces for their “Last Summer on Earth” concert at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Food Lion Speed Street
Charlotte’s favorite and largest Uptown street festival returns on Memorial Day Weekend, packing in three days full of NASCAR racing fun and music of all genres. As of press time, entertainers had yet to be announced. Stay tuned to 600festival.com for updates.
Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest
The Fourth Annual Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest returns to Uptown with the sounds and rhythms of some of the world’s greatest jazz performers, this year including Brian Culbertson and band BWB comprised of guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun. uptowncharlottejazzfest.com.
Summer Love Music Fest
This benefit concert raises funds for Live Out Loud and Area Fifteen in NoDa. It also serves to raise awareness for local Charlotte bands. Six hours of music and vendors.
The Queen City’s annual LGBT Pride festival returns to Uptown Charlotte bringing local, regional and national entertainment, including bands, singer/songwriters and drag performances. charlottepride.org.
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