Swing into Summer Right with these Carolina Concerts and Festivals

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Shimmy into summer this year with a killer lineup of Carolina concerts and festivals. These must-see music festivals and events will be filled with all the live music, friends, food, and fun you could want. Make your plans now, because these summer events deserve a spot on your calendar.

Summer Pops
With Dates Throughout the Summer – Immerse in the array of summer tunes by the delightful Charlotte Symphony. With music lasting all summer, purchasing a summer long pass is definitely the way to go. Tunes from popular film hits, Star Wars, and old favorites it will be one you will not want to miss! These family-friendly concert experiences is the perfect way to celebrate the summer.

Steele Creek Live Spring Concert Series
04/13/17 – 05/11/17 – Come one, come all! This free concert series welcomes all ages and your furry friends. There will be food available to purchase with music options from Sol Fusion, Coconut Groove Band, and much, much more.

Music, Dance ‘n Que Fest
5/6/17 – This 2nd annual concert is full of bluegrass, historic tunes, and folk songs. This free concert will also have a delicious barbecue meal for a small cost. Bring a blanket, chair and friends for a night full of entertainment. City Barbecue and the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will be on site to serve cold brews and delicious treats!

School of Rock Concert
6/10/17 – Travel back in time to Jack Black’s glory days with the school of rock concert featuring real kids performing the hit songs. Get ready to dance the night away at this rockin’ concert.


Hopping Beats and Eats Fest
6/10/17- Charlotte’s Food Truck Festival meets Rock to bring this lively and delicious event. Experience this music festival with the best beats from Carolina’s finest musicians and local dishes. www.eventbrite.com

The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017
7/20/17 – 7/21/17- Featuring Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirire and DJ Mackle The Good Vibes Summer Tour is not something you want to miss! Prepare to have an incredible night with this multitude of artists.

Free the Optimus Presents The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Revel in this hip hop collective focusing on improvisational lyricism to jazz. Defined as “a call to action—to set free our optimal ability & our optimistic perspective, and to transform the world around us,” it will be a festival to remember.

5th Annual Charlotte Beer Festival
5/20/17- Sip on bountiful beer samples as you enjoy live music with friends and family. There will many selections of beer to choose from such as craft, imported and specialty beers. Your ticket purchase includes drinking tickets and a 2017 Beer Festival glass!

Carolina Roots MusicFest 2017
5/19 -5/20/17- This music festival will be jam packed with Appalachia-influenced Folk, savory Rhythm & Blues, foot stompin’ Bluegrass and alternative Country & Rock on two open air stages.This two day celebration of Americana fused music encourages guests to bring lawn chairs, blankets and sunbrellas to enjoy the beautiful Carolina spring weather.