Concerts you need to know about

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After a quiet concert season last year because of the pandemic, artists are starting to hit the road again and many are headed to the Queen City.

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 Ticketmaster.com.

BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM

Garth Brooks - Sept. 25 (canceled)

Rolling Stones - Sept. 30

Coming in 2022:

Billy Joel - April 23, 2022

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard with Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - June 28, 2022

Elton John - Sept. 18, 2022

Address: 800 South Mint Street

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BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS

Lindsey Buckingham - Sept. 21 (Knight Theater)

Ben Folds - Nov. 7 (Belk Theater)

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

CHARLOTTE METRO CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE

Jelly Roll - Sept. 24

Trey Anastasio Band - Sept. 25

The Killers - Sept. 28

Rebelution - Oct. 1

Alice Cooper with Ace Frehley - Oct. 7

Earth, Wind & Fire - Oct. 8

Needtobreathe - Oct. 14

Lake Street Dive - Oct 19

Lany - Oct. 23

Machine Gun Kelly - Oct. 27

Coming in 2022:

Leon Bridges - May 16, 2022

Barenaked Ladies - June 5, 2022

Russ - June 8, 2022

5 Seconds of Summer - July 3, 2022

Alicia Keys - Aug. 2, 2022

David Gray - Aug. 12, 2022

Goo Goo Dolls - Aug. 26, 2022

Address: 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard

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OVENS AUDITORIUM

Little Big Town - Oct. 16

Steely Dan - Oct. 22

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Nov. 4

Straight No Chaser - Nov. 9

Home Free - Dec. 5

Address: 2700 East Independence Boulevard

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PNC MUSIC PAVILION

Dierks Bentley - Sept. 18

Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Gov’t Mule and others - Sept. 19

Brooks & Dunn - Sept. 30

Thomas Rhett with Cole Swindell - Oct. 8

Pitbull with Iggy Azalea - Oct. 9

NF - Oct. 10

Dead & Company - Oct. 11

Jonas Brothers - Oct 12

Zac Brown Band - Oct. 16

Slipknot with Killswitch Engage and others - Oct. 17

Florida Georgia Line - Oct. 22 (canceled)

Coming in 2022:

Jimmy Buffett - April 30, 2022

AJR - May 8, 2022

The Doobie Brothers - June 8, 2022

Backstreet Boys - June 24, 2022

Matchbox Twenty - July 12, 2022

Tedeschi Trucks Band - July 23, 2022

Address: 707 Pavilion Boulevard

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SPECTRUM CENTER

MercyMe - Oct. 14

The Millennium Tour featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Ying Yang Twins and others - Oct. 17

Michael Bublé - Oct. 24 (rescheduled from Aug. 17)

Maverick City Music with Lecrae - Nov. 5

Genesis - Nov. 20

Kane Brown with Jordan Davis - Dec. 4

Coming in 2022:

Billie Eilish- Feb. 6, 2022

The Weeknd - Feb. 15, 2022

Eric Church - Feb. 26, 2022

Bad Bunny - March 26, 2022

John Mayer - April 11, 2022

Address: 333 East Trade Street

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FESTIVALS

MerleFest with Sturgill Simpson, Melissa Etheridge, Leann Rimes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples and others - Sept. 16-19 at Wilkes Community College Website

Moo and Brew Festival with Mitchell Tenpenny, Of Good Nature and others - Oct. 2 at AvidXchange Music Factory Website

Breakaway Music Festival with The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, G-Eazy and others - Oct. 1-2 at zMAX Dragway Website

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