Live music: 10 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in October, including Lizzo and Ray LaMontagne

Live music: 10 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in October, including Lizzo and Ray LaMontagne

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

First, a playlist featuring songs from the artists below:

October 4: Melvins, WE Are The Asteroid

The pioneers of sludge metal visit the intimate Elizabeth venue in what will most certainly be one of the loudest, sweatiest shows of the year.

  • Location: Visulite Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $25-$30

October 5: John Moreland, Caroline Spence

The Oklahoma singer-songwriter released his latest studio album, the contemplative Birds in the Ceiling, in July.

  • Location: Visulite Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $20-$25

October 5: Lucy Dacus, Crooks & Nannies

The last two years have seen three of Dacus’ singles hit the Adult Alternative Airplay charts.

  • Location: Neighborhood Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $25-$35

October 7: Billy Cobham

One of the world’s greatest drummers pays a visit to the cozy Uptown jazz club for two Friday performances.

  • Location: Middle C Jazz
  • Time: 7pm, 9:15pm
  • Tickets: $40-$55

October 9: Judah & the Lion, The National Parks

The alternative folk band stops in Charlotte in support of their fourth studio album, Revival.

  • Location: The Fillmore
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $37.50

October 19: Regina Spektor

The singer and pianist released her eighth studio album, Home, Before and After, in June.

  • Location: Belk Theater
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $35-$59.50

October 20: Lizzo, Latto

The singer took home three Grammy Awards in 2020, including Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit “Truth Hurts.”

  • Location: Spectrum Center
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

October 21: Bakalao Stars, Mofungo Rock

The Charlotte band blends reggae, rock, ska and punk, creating a powerful, highly danceable sound.

  • Location: The Evening Muse
  • Time: 10:30pm
  • Tickets: $10-$12

October 22: Ray LaMontagne, Lily Meola

The singer took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2011 for his fourth studio album, God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise.

  • Location: Belk Theater
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $49.50-$199

October 24: Imarhan

The Tuareg quintet performs at the Plaza staple in their first North American tour since 2018.

  • Location: Snug Harbor
  • Time: 9pm
  • Tickets: $20
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