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

Coming in 2022:

Billy Joel - April 23, 2022

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

Address: 800 South Mint Street

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BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS

Boney James - July 16 (Knight Theater)

Village People - Aug. 20 (Belk Theater)

The Righteous Brothers - Aug. 27 (Knight Theater)

Meshell Ndegeocello - Sept. 1 (Booth Playhouse)

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.

BOJANGLES COLISEUM

Legends Never Die Tour featuring Three 6 Mafia, No Limit Soldiers and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Aug. 21

Address: 2700 East Independence Boulevard

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CHARLOTTE METRO CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE

Jamey Johnson - July 17

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats - July 20

Old Crow Medicine Show - July 24 (tickets go on sale June 18)

Rise Against - Aug. 4

Louis The Child - Aug. 5

Blackberry Smoke with the Allman Betts Band - Aug. 15

Brothers Osborne - Aug. 26

My Morning Jacket - Aug. 27

Rod Wave - Sept. 3 (tickets go on sale June 18)

Glass Animals - Sept. 4

Primus - Sept. 5

Trippie Redd - Sept. 14 (tickets go on sale June 18)

Jelly Roll - Sept. 24

Rebelution - Oct. 1

Alice Cooper with Ace Frehley - Oct. 7

Earth, Wind & Fire - Oct. 8

Needtobreathe - Oct. 14

Machine Gun Kelly - Oct. 27

Coming in 2022:

Kaleo - April 2, 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

Brit Floyd - Aug. 22

Fonseca and Andres Cepeda - Aug. 27

Little Big Town - Oct. 16

Straight No Chaser - Nov. 9

Home Free - Dec. 5

Address: 2700 East Independence Boulevard

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PNC MUSIC PAVILION

Chicago - June 29

Luke Bryan with Dylan Scott and Caylee Hammack - July 23

Dave Matthews Band - July 24

Kings of Leon - Aug. 10

Chris Stapleton - Aug. 12

Jason Aldean - Aug. 20

Alanis Morissette with Garbage - Aug. 21

Chris Tomlin with Kari Jobe - Aug. 27

Brad Paisley with Jimmie Allen - Aug. 28

The Black Crowes - Sept. 10

Judas Priest - Sept. 13

Maroon 5 - Sept. 17

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

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

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

Alabama - Aug. 13

Michael Bublé - Aug. 17

Marc Anthony - Sept. 11

MercyMe - Oct. 14

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

Address: 333 East Trade Street

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FESTIVALS

Hops and Hogs Festival with Lifehouse, 311, 10 Years, Buckcherry and others - Sept. 4-5 at The Park Expo Center Website

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

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