30+ outdoor concerts and virtual shows in December, including Cyanca and Josh Daniels

30+ outdoor concerts and virtual shows in December, including Cyanca and Josh Daniels
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Live music in Charlotte has made a bit of a comeback in recent months with drive-in concerts, live streaming, and pop-up outdoor performances.

Below is a list of where and when you can get your taste of live music again in December 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.


Middle C Jazz

Middle C Jazz will host 21 performances throughout December, with in-person ticket prices all $42 or less, and tickets to watch the concerts via live stream available for free or a donation. Check out the venue’s calendar for more information and to purchase tickets.

Middle C Jazz

The Music Yard Fall Drive-In Series

The Music Yard, located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop on South Blvd, will continue its Drive-In Series with three November concerts. Tickets range from $100 (4 people max) for a small sedan to $280 (8 people max) for a VIP picnic table.

Friday, December 4, 6 p.m.: Josh Daniels Presents Wildflowers: Two Nights of Tom Petty

Saturday, December 5, 6 p.m.: Josh Daniels Presents Wildflowers: Two Nights of Tom Petty


Hound’s Drive-In Theater

Hound’s Drive-In Theater in Kings Mountain, just 40 minutes from Uptown, will host two December concerts. Individual tickets for additional passengers cost $25 and vehicle passes start at $50 for one vehicle and two passengers.

Friday, December 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: Jimmie Allen, Colt Ford

Saturday, December 19, 2020, 4 p.m.: David Phelps’ It Must Be Christmas with King’s Highway

Heist Brewery NoDa

Charlotte band leader and guitarist Stefan Kallander is back to hosting his monthly House of Funk, which takes place this month on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Table-seated capacity is only 40 and tickets cost $6.50.

Soulful Noel at Camp North End

Quentin Talley’s musical revue features R&B, Funk, Gospel, and soul versions of Christmas classics and will take place at Camp North End on Saturday, December 19. There are two performances, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and tickets cost $28.


Josh Daniel Quarantine Sessions

Josh Daniel is still at it, performing live every day on Facebook at 6 p.m., as he’s done since March.

Queen City Streams Series at the Neighborhood Theatre

The NoDa venue has partnered with Mandolin for seven December live streams. Streaming is free ($10 suggested donation) and each event begins at 7 p.m.

The Neighborhood Theatre will also host Pat Travers Band for their Rockin’ House Party on Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and a portion of each ticket sold benefits Neighborhood Theatre and MaxxMusic.

Charlotte Symphony On Demand

The virtual concert series will come to a close this month with a final December performance. Tickets to the streams cost $20 each (free for 20/21 season subscribers) and are available for one week after their premiere.

  • Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.: Mendelssohn + Shaw

The Jazz N Soul Live Streamin’: A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Matt Kelly Band

Tickets for the 7 p.m. live stream on December 12 are free (donations optional) and get you the streaming link.

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