Concerts you need to know about

Concerts you need to know about
Alicia Keys

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.

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

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

Spectrum Center Charlotte

Toby Mac - Feb. 1

Andrea Bocelli - Feb. 7

Marc Anthony - Feb. 21

Sturgill Simpson - March 6

Nick Cannon presents MTV Wild ‘N Out Live - March 8

Michael Bublé - March 18

The Millennium Tour featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti and more - March 27

The 1975 - June 6

Tame Impala - June 8

Alabama - July 11 (rescheduled from Oct. 11)

Bank of America Stadium

Billy Joel - April 18

Garth Brooks - May 2

Motley Crue and Def Leppard - July 11

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Arlo Guthrie - Feb. 12 (Spirit Square)

Tony Bennett - Feb. 16 (Belk Theater)

Diana Ross - Feb. 29 (Belk Theater)

Joe Bonamassa - March 2 (Belk Theater)

Kristin Chenoweth - March 10 (Belk Theater)

Eric Johnson - March 29 (McGlohon Theater)

Mandy Moore - April 1 (Knight Theater)

Todd Rundgren - June 5 (Knight Theater)

Please note: Tickets for Blumenthal shows are handled through at carolinatix.org

Bojangles’ Coliseum

Lauren Daigle - Feb. 22

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

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Big Gigantic - April 16

Louis the Child - May 1

AJR - May 8

Russ - May 24

Rebelution - June 24

Lauv - July 17 (tickets go on sale Jan. 31)

Alicia Keys - Aug. 4

David Gray - Aug. 13

Ovens Auditorium

Queen City Blues Festival - Feb. 14

Celtic Woman - March 7

Blue Man Group - April 24-26

PNC Music Pavilion

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band - April 25

The Lumineers - May 29

Ozzy Osborne - June 2

Zac Brown Band - June 5

Halsey - June 18

The Doobie Brothers - June 19

Brad Paisley - June 20 (ticket information not announced)

Alanis Morissette - June 21

Nickelback with Stone Temple Pilots - June 23

Kenny Chesney - June 25 (ticket information not announced)

Chicago and Rick Springfield - July 1

The Black Crowes - July 3

Thomas Rhett with Cole Swindell - July 9 (tickets go on sale Jan. 31)

Tedeschi Trucks Band - July 10

Tim McGraw - July 17 (ticket information not announced)

Sammy Hagar & The Circle with Whitesnake - July 19 (tickets go on sale Jan. 31)

Lady Antebellum - July 24 (ticket information not announced)

Kidz Bop Live - July 25

Dave Matthews Band - July 28 (tickets go on sale Feb. 21)

Sugarland - Aug. 1 (ticket information not announced)

Matchbox Twenty with The Wallflowers - Aug. 2

Journey with The Pretenders - Aug. 8

Chris Young with Scotty McCreery - Aug. 15 (ticket information not announced)

Daryl Hall and John Oates - Aug. 18

Luke Bryan - Aug. 28 (ticket information not announced)

Foreigner with Kansas - Aug. 29

Brooks & Dunn - Sept. 11 (ticket information not announced)

Maroon 5 - Sept. 14

Festivals to check out:

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

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

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

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

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