Where to Catch Live Music in Charlotte

Live music in Charlotte is abundant, if you know where to look for it. Whether you’re looking for a headlining tour or something local and intimate, you can find a venue to get your musical fix. With a wide range of music options, from indie to symphonic, from national to local, Charlotte has a place for you to experience your favorite music.

The Fillmore Charlotte
This venue, with iconic décor of red wood floors and chandeliers, offers attendees a wide range of genres to enjoy. From presenting performers like St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Radiohead to hosting music-inspired events like local Chakti Yoga, The Fillmore takes advantage of the versatility of their standing-room-only space.

PNC Music Pavilion
Located in the University area of Charlotte, the PNC Music Pavilion is a large outdoor amphitheater hosting a wide coverage of genres and headlining acts from Brad Paisley to Britney Spears, this venue gives you the perfect location to experience your favorite big-time tour.

Belk Theatre
Belk Theatre

The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts
If Broadway showtunes and operatic arias are more your taste, The Belk Theater in Uptown is the place to be. Check out this venue to see their circulation of jazz performances and classical music, such as the upcoming Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Cajun Queen
A renovated house with a New Orleans flare, the Cajun Queen offers Cajun cooking as well as live jazz every day of the week. Enjoy dishes such as blackened fish or gumbo while listening to the music drifting from the upstairs dining room.

Lonnie Davis of the Jazz Arts Initiative – photo by Jamey Price

The Evening Muse
Open mics, local musicians, and indie artists all grace the stage at The Evening Muse. From acoustic to reggae, this venue is an intimate and inviting live music space located in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.

Hattie’s Tap and Tavern
This pub, offering draft beer and a patio social space, hosts karaoke nights as well as local bands. Situated between Plaza and NoDa, Hattie’s is a dog-friendly dive bar with local charm.