Every Outdoor Summer Concert in Charlotte, in One Calendar

Nothing beats a Charlotte summer. Perfect weather for pool parties and day drinking? Check. A giant list of concerts you’ll want to snag tickets for immediately? Check. Whether you like rock, country, hip-hop, jazz, or whatever kind of music straddles any of those genres, your favorite artists are hitting the Queen City soon. Scope out this calendar, start planning your shows, and get ready to rock.

New Roots Bluegrass

Enjoy live bluegrass at Carowinds daily throughout the summer.

Carolina Beach Bash

Catch this show every day except Tuesday. You’ll soak up the warm weather and let a fun beach mix serve as the soundtrack to your afternoon.

Paul Simon

Take your parents. They’ll love you for it. It’s the perfect early Father’s Day gift.

Chance the Rapper

He’ll be at PNC Music Pavilion.

Breakfast Club

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five

Iron Maiden

Get ready to head bang as Iron Maiden hits the stage at PNC Pavilion on The Book of Souls 2017 tour.

Jazz at the Park

The members of the Charlotte Symphony team up with musicians from the Jazz Arts Initiative to put on a concert filled with jazz standards.  

Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars

Two of rock's most theatrical bands are on tour together, and they’re taking over PNC Music Pavilion for what’s sure to be an electrifying show.

Royal Suits

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Lady Antebellum

Lady A kicks off a busy summer’s worth of country shows at PNC Music Pavilion.  

Third Eye Blind

Remember when you discovered what “Semi-Charmed Life” was actually about?

Queen City Jazz Fest

Featuring Brian Culbertson, Mike Phillips, Jeff Bradshaw, and more.

Pops in the Park: Star Wars: The Music

The Charlotte Symphony celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars during this Pops in the Park concert. If you’re a real fan, you have to be there. Do or do not. There is no try.

Fifth Divide

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Dispatch and Guster

CMCUA is the perfect venue for this laid-back show.

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers

You grew up listening to these bands because your parents loved them; now see them live.

Pops in the Park: Best of Broadway

Unleash your inner theater nerd during this Pops in the Park performance.  The Charlotte Symphony will play your favorite songs from My Fair Lady, Grease, Phantom of the Opera, and others.

Dierks Bentley

Dierks and Cole Swindell embark on a tour together this summer, and PNC Music Pavilion is one of the stops.

Mo Money

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Pops in the Park: Celebrate America

The Charlotte Symphony has the perfect pre-Fourth of July celebration in store with their Pops in the Park Celebrate America performance.  

Vans Warped Tour

Maybe Mom will finally let you go.

Hot Sauce

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley’s not doing many dates in the Southeast this summer, so catch him while you can at PNC Pavilion.

My Morning Jacket

It’ll be one big holiday when My Morning Jacket heads to Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.  

Incubus and Jimmy Eat World

Relive high school… or at least the parts you want to. Fifteen-year-old you insists that you go see these two live.

Jason Aldean

He’s making a stop at PNC Music Pavilion during his summer tour.

Bantum Rooster

Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Harmony Hall Summer Concert Series

A family-friendly concert series... with roller coasters!

Meek Mill and Yo Gotti

They’re out on the Against All Odds tour, with a stop at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.  


Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

The Cure and Twilight Sad

Black eyeliner encouraged, but not required.

Sam Hunt

He may be off the market now (sorry, everyone) but you can still enjoy the eye candy.

Straight No Chaser

They’ll make you proud you did a capella for a year in high school.

Bad Company and Joe Walsh

Classic rock at its best.

Florida Georgia Line

Maybe Backstreet Boys will make a cameo to perform “God, Your Mama, and Me”? We can dream.


Performing at Rooftop210 as part of Alive After Five.

Charlotte Funk Fest

Featuring Erykah Badu, Babyface, Goodie Mob, and Jagged Edge.

John Mayer

Expect to hear plenty of songs from his new album “The Search for Everything.”

Linkin Park

They’ve got a new album out and will share the stage with Machine Gun Kelly.

Luke Bryan

Country’s favorite booty shaker returns to PNC Music Pavilion.

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows

It’s the ultimate ‘90s rock pairing.  

Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips

If you go and don’t scream-sing “I WANNA WAKE UP WHERE YOU AREEEE” did you even go at all?

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Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.