Concerts you need to know about

CHARLOTTE — Artists are back on the road and many are headed to the Queen City in 2022. To help local music fans, we’ve compiled a list of Charlotte venues where popular artists are making stops.

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 and online at


Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard – June 28

Garth Brooks – July 15-16

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sept. 1

Elton John – Sept. 18

Address: 800 South Mint St.



Travis Tritt and Chris Janson – Oct. 23

Address: 2700 East Independence Blvd.



Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening – June 29

El Gran Combo – July 9

Biz Markie Tribute concert featuring Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Slick Rick and others – July 15

Steely Dan – July 16

Vince Gill – July 28

R&B Kickback Concert featuring Jagged Edge, K. Michelle, Lloyd and others – July 30

Gladys Knight – Aug. 4

Address: 2700 East Independence Blvd.



New Kids on the Block – July 12

Shawn Mendes – July 22

Kendrick Lamar – Aug. 2

Why Don’t We – Aug. 10

The Lumineers – Aug. 27

Twenty One Pilots – Sept. 4

Karol G – Sept. 20

Mary J. Blige – Sept. 21

Anuel AA – Oct. 8

Lizzo – Oct. 20

Greta Van Fleet – Oct. 28

Daddy Yankee – Dec. 6

Carrie Underwood – Feb. 8, 2023

Address: 333 East Trade St.


The lineups at Charlotte’s largest amphitheaters, PNC Music Pavilion and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, include country favorites such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Keith Urban, as well as popular artists such as Lil Baby, One Republic and Backstreet Boys.

>> Click here to see who’s coming to PNC Music Pavilion and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.


Summer Gods Tour featuring Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad — July 24 at Champagne Manor in Monroe. Website

Queen City Jam Session with Greensky Bluegrass, Oteil & Friends, Infamous Stringbusters, Victor Wooten and others — Aug. 19-21 at NoDa Brewing Company. Website

Earl Scruggs Music Festival featuring host Jerry Douglas and performers Béla Fleck, Leftover Salmon, The Earls of Leicester, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush Band, Alison Brown, Acoustic Syndicate, Chatham County Line and others — Sept. 2-4 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring. Website

Moo and Brew Festival with Chris Lane and others — Oct. 1 at AvidXchange Music Factory. Website

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