Live music: 10 shows to see in Charlotte this December, including Robert Earl Keen and Keith Sweat

Live music: 10 shows to see in Charlotte this December, including Robert Earl Keen and Keith Sweat

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Charlotte live music fans, here’s a quick list of the 10 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in December.

Venues have been announcing vaccination and/or negative test requirements. Please visit venue and ticket websites for official policies.

First, a playlist featuring songs from the artists below:

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December 2: Mipso, Lowland Hum

The string quartet from Chapel Hill has released five albums, two of which hit the top of the Billboard Bluegrass chart.

Location: Visulite Theatre
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: $25

December 3: Charlotte R&B Fest: Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Tevin Campbell, Dru Hill, Silk, Stokely

Singer Keith Sweat, who burst onto the scene with his 1987 single “I Want Her,” headlines the six-artist R&B event.

  • Location: Spectrum Center
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $78-$200

December 4: Kane Brown, Jordan Davis, Restless Road

The country musician is fresh off his ACM Awards Video of the Year win for ”Worldwide Beautiful,” off of his Mixtape, Vol. 1 EP.

  • Location: Spectrum Center
  • Time: 7pm
  • Tickets: $120-$250

December 7: Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Payne

The singer-songwriter brings his Christmas show to Charlotte for his third Knight Theater appearance since 2017.

  • Location: Knight Theater
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Tickets: $32.50-$57.50

December 9: Steve Gunn, Jeff Parker

The Brooklyn guitarist and singer will perform an intimate show inside the apparel company’s office/store.

  • Location: Recover Brands
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Tickets: Sold Out

December 11: Caiola, Airpark, Kirby Sybert

After a pandemic album and a tour this summer, the Mo Lowda & The Humble frontman hits the road again for a series of solo gigs.

  • Location: Evening Muse
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Tickets: $20-$30

December 11: Donna the Buffalo

The dynamic New Yorkers’ dancey, upbeat sound blends country, bluegrass and even zydeco.

  • Location: Neighborhood Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $22.50-$32.50

December 14: Bobby Rush

The blues musician won his first Grammy at 83 years old in 2017 for his album, Porcupine Meat.

  • Location: Neighborhood Theatre
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Tickets: $27.50-$32.50

December 15: Dopapod

The Berklee-formed rock band makes its first Charlotte appearance since 2017 at Heist’s Woodward Avenue location.

  • Location: Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $18

December 16: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters: Holiday Spectacular II

The Asheville band’s holiday show is back after success in 2019 following the release of the EP, Christmas on a Greyhound Bus.

  • Location: Neighborhood Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $18-$22

 

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