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Even in a pandemic, the show must go on. In September, look out for drive-in concerts, outdoor performances, and virtual shows in Charlotte.
Below is a list of where and when you can get your taste of live music again in September in and around the Queen City.
Safety first: If you do plan on attending an in-person performance, please do so responsibly. Wear a mask when you’re not eating or drinking and stay a safe distance from others.
The Music Yard Summer Drive-In Series
The Music Yard, located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop on South Blvd, will continue its Summer Drive-In Series with two September concerts. Tickets range from $50 (4 people max) for a small sedan to $160 (8 people max) for a VIP picnic table for the September 5 concert and $100 to $120 for the September 18 concert.
- Saturday, September 5, 7 p.m.: DownTown Abby & The Echoes, Courtney Lynn & Quinn
- Friday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.: Shakedown Street with Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band
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The Fort Mill greenway has live performances Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and open the Friday before each concert. Music on the Lawn is free to members and $6 for non-members, and parking is $5 per car.
- Thursday, September 3: Todd Johnson & the Revolvers
- Thursday, September 10: Party Parrot Band
- Thursday, September 17: Kids in America
- Thursday, September 24: Gal Friday Band
The Metropolitan in Midtown hosts free outdoor performances in the breezeway next to Dressler’s Restaurant Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday, September 3: Courtney Lynn & Quinn
- Thursday, September 10: The Hwy
- Thursday, September 17: Natty Boh Duo
- Thursday, September 24: Dan Hood
The uptown jazz club was able to reopen with limited seating since it is private, seated, and has restaurant service. Middle C Jazz will host 18 performances throughout September, with in-person ticket prices all $42 or less, and tickets to watch the concerts via livestream available for free or a donation. Check out the venue’s calendar for more information and to purchase tickets.
Blumenthal Performing Arts is highlighting local musicians and comedians at Spirit Square’s public plaza on College Street every Friday of September at 7 p.m. Events are free and socially distanced seating will be provided for the first 25 guests.
- Friday, September 4: Temperance League, Todd Riley
- Friday, September 11: Vadim Kolpakov, Don Garrett
- Friday, September 18: Brit Drozda, Gabby Moore
- Friday, September 4: Jason Jet, Christian Johnson
Hound’s Drive-In Theater in Kings Mountain, just 40 minutes from uptown, will host Christian rock bands Big Daddy Weave and Zach Williams Friday, September 11. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music will begin at dusk. Tickets start at $100 for a car with up to six people.
Live and Local Streaming Events
Here’s a round-up of upcoming live and local virtual concerts on Facebook Live, YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms.
Virtual Concerts at The Evening Muse: The Evening Muse will host four livestream performances by local and regional musicians this month.
- Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m.: The Contenders
- Saturday, September 12, 9 p.m.: Whaleboat
- Friday, September 25, 7 p.m.: Shealee
- Saturday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.: Dane Page
Josh Daniel’s Quarantine Sessions: Josh Daniel is still at it, performing live every day on Facebook at 6 p.m., as he’s done since March.
Live Streaming On A Prayer With Courtney Lynn & Quinn: The folk duo will perform live every Thursday at 7:30 p.m on Facebook and Instagram.
No Contact Concert Series: Catawba Brewing Company, WNCW, Codex Sound Company, Midwood Entertainment and American Video Production have teamed up for a free Saturday night live stream concert from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Fritz will perform September 5.
Live from Crown presents Alfred Sergel IVtet: JazzArts Charlotte’s virtual live music series features drummer and composer Alfred Sergel IVtet. The September 3 stream begins at 8 p.m.
The Jazz N Soul Live Streamin’: Willie Walker & Conversation Piece: Tickets for the September 5 smooth jazz performance are free (or a $5 donation) and get you the streaming link. Stream begins at 8 p.m.
Unplugged+Live: Curt Keyz & Nathan Storey: The September 17 event will feature performances from the singer-songwriters, as well as a post-concert Q&A. Register for the 7 p.m. event on Eventbrite to receive a streaming link.