Charlotte’s largest amphitheaters open, here’s what you need to know

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s largest amphitheaters, PNC Music Pavilion and Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, have opened for the 2021 season, and the venues have announced new safety protocols.

This year, to help reduce staff contact with fans belongings, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags will be allowed in the venues. Tote bags can be no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and clutch bags cannot be bigger than 4.5″x 6.5″.

In addition, all 2021 events will use mobile entry, which means that your mobile device will be used to get into the show. Tickets will not be emailed or available for print. However, for previously scheduled shows where you selected print at home or mail, your tickets will be honored accordingly.

Pro tips: If you’ve purchased tickets for a group and some people plan to come separately, you can transfer the tickets directly by using the Live Nation app. Also, before entering the gate, increase the brightness of your phone screen to help with scanning. Click here for more information on mobile ticketing.

This season, you can keep your cash at home. All points of sale at the venue will be cashless -- only credit or debit cards will be accepted.

In regard to face masks, the venues will also follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that all fans who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings unless they are actively eating, drinking or are otherwise exempt from having to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering.

All high-touch areas, including seats, handrails, concessions stands, restrooms and merchandise stands will be disinfected. In addition, Clorox hand sanitizing dispensers will be located prominently throughout the venues, and disinfectant wipes will be readily available in high-touch spaces, including bathrooms, dining and picnic tables, bars and concessions.

For more information on the venues health and safety guidelines, click here.

Currently, there are 24 shows scheduled at PNC Music Pavilion, but as we’ve seen in past years, concerts can be added throughout the season, which typically runs through October.

The lineup includes country favorites such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett as well as popular artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Lil Baby and Pitbull.

The smaller Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre has about 20 shows on its schedule, including Brothers Osborne, Needtobreathe, Alice Cooper and Machine Gun Kelly. See the complete lineup for each venue below.

SLIDESHOW >> Chicago opens the 2021 concert season at PNC Music Pavilion


Address: 707 Pavilion Boulevard

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

Maroon 5 - Sept. 8

The Black Crowes - Sept. 10

Lil Baby with Lil Durk - Sept. 11

Judas Priest - Sept. 13

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

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: 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard

Jamey Johnson - July 17

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats - July 20

Old Crow Medicine Show - July 24 (moved to The Fillmore Charlotte)

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

Glass Animals - Sept. 4

Primus - Sept. 5

Trippie Redd - Sept. 14

Jelly Roll - Sept. 24

Trey Anastasio Band - Sept. 25

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:

Kaleo - April 2, 2022 (moved to The Fillmore Charlotte)

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


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