Concerts you need to know about

Concerts you need to know about
Michael Bublé

UPDATE: As the concern over the spread of coronavirus grows and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announcing a statewide stay at home order until April 29, most events in our area have been canceled or put on hold.

If you are planning to attend an event, please check the event’s website or social media pages for the most up-to-date information.

The 2020 concert season is heating up, so to help local music fans, we’ve compiled a list of Charlotte venues where popular artists are making stops. Names that appear in bold indicate shows announced this week.

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We’ve included a few festivals you may want to check out, too.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for each show are on sale at the venue box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Spectrum Center Charlotte

Michael Bublé - March 18 (POSTPONED)

Tool - April 21 (POSTPONED)

The 1975 - June 6

Tame Impala - June 8

The Millennium Tour featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti and more - July 10 (rescheduled from March 27)

Alabama - July 11 (rescheduled from Oct. 11)

The Weekend - July 15

Bank of America Stadium

Garth Brooks - June 13 (rescheduled from May 2)

Rolling Stones - July 1 (POSTPONED)

Motley Crue and Def Leppard - July 11

Billy Joel - April 17, 2021 (rescheduled from April 18, 2020)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Update: All events at Blumenthal theaters have been suspended through April 12 (click here for the latest updates )

Eric Johnson - March 29 (POSTPONED)

Mandy Moore - April 1 (POSTPONED)

Josh Ritter - May 27 (McGlohon Theater)

Todd Rundgren - June 5 (Knight Theater)

Please note: Tickets for Blumenthal shows are handled through at

Bojangles’ Coliseum

Winter Jam featuring Crowder, Andy Mineo, HillsongYoung & Free, Newsong and more - March 21 (CANCELED)

The Reunion Concert featuring No Limit Soldiers, Three 6 Mafia, Master P, Juicy J and more - May 9

Lizzo makes history as first female to headline Bonnaroo

Ovens Auditorium

Kash Doll, Asian Doll, Cuban Doll and more - April 11

Brit Floyd - April 23

Blue Man Group - April 24-26

Juanes - May 7

The Masked Singer Tour - June 20

Festivals to check out:

(CANCELED) MerleFest featuring Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Marcus King Band, Sam Bush Band, Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo and more - April 23-26 at Wilkes Community College (Wilkesboro, N.C) website

Tuck Fest featuring Lake Street Dive, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, ZZ Ward and more - April 24-26 at U.S. National Whitewater Center website

(CANCELED) Epicenter Music Festival featuring Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Lee Roth, Godsmack, Disturbed, Deftones and more - May 1-3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway website

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival featuring Steep Canyon Rangers, Hayes Carll, Acoustic Syndicate, Jill Andrews and more - May 8-9 at Rural Hill website

(CANCELED) Trondossa Music & Arts Festival featuring Widespread Panic, Yola, Billy Strings, The Record Company, Samantha Fish and others - May 16-17 at Riverfront Park (North Charleston) website

Earl Scruggs Music Festival featuring Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Jerry Douglas, Radney Foster, Dom Flemons and more - Sept. 4-5 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (Mill Spring, N.C.) website

Moo and Brew Craft Beer, Burger and Music Festival featuring Blues Traveler, Illiterate Light and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band - Sept. 19 at AvidXchange Music Factory website (rescheduled from April 4)