Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including live music and family-friendly events

Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including live music and family-friendly events

Live music every Friday at Wine Loft in South End. Photo: Alexis Clinton/Axios

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FRIDAY, June 23

81. Scattered thunderstorms. 70% chance of rain.

DAYDREAM MUSIC FEST at Suffolk Punch Brewing South End: Listen to the last concert in this series with performances from the rising indie band “Little Bird.” Free. 8-10pm. Details

Summer Concert Series at VAPA Center: Enjoy the last concert within this summer series that’ll feature performances from three local artists and live DJ sets. Free. 6-10pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind to live music over a glass of wine or a cocktail. Free entry. 9pm. Details

The Broken Crayon AFTER DARK at Camp North End: Grab your friends to enjoy a night of music, cocktails, and hands-on art. $40. 7-9pm. Details

Unplugged Fridays at Westend Tavern: Unplug from the work week with other young Black professionals. Free. 5-10pm. Details

Emo Night Brooklyn (18+) at The Underground: Party to a late-night DJ-based dance party, blasting popular emo and pop punk jams. $17. 9pm. Details

Funky Fridays DJ Series at Hi-Wire Brewing: Vibe to beats and rhythms from local DJs playing R&B, soul, pop, dance and house music. Free. 8:30-11:30pm. Details

FREE Music Bingo at Fonta Flora Brewery at Optimist Hall: Test your knowledge of music titles and lyrics with bingo. Free. 7-9pm. Details

Hip-Hop & Jazz Fusion at Middle C Jazz: Enjoy a live saxophone performance from Harvey Cummings II as he merges hip-hop and jazz. $28-$35. 7pm. Details

FINAL WEEKEND at Roxbury: Party to 80s and 90s music one last time before the nightclub closes its doors. $5 before 10pm, $10 after 10pm. 8:30pm-2:30am. Details


84. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Durag Fest 2023 at Camp North End: Celebrate Black culture with a market, food, art exhibitions, concerts, a day party, VIP spaces, live music and pop-up activations. $40-$115. 2-10pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. CF Montreal at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they take on CF Montreal as they celebrate Black excellence with new commemorative jerseys. $33-$152. 7:30pm. Details

Culture Shock Drag Brunch at Resident Culture – SOUTH END: Celebrate during the last few days of pride month with brunch and a drag performance. Prices vary. 12-2:30pm. Details

3rd Annual Charlotte Caribbean Carnival at 2600 West Trade St.: Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with local artists, musical performances, dancers, vendors and exhibits. $20. 11am-7pm. Details

David Nihill at Comedy Zone: Laugh the night away at jokes from David Nihill. $25-$35. Times vary. Details

Luau Party at Skiptown: Take your pup to enjoy a mini tropical vacation with leis, drinks, slushies and puppy playtime. Prices vary. 11am-6pm. Details

Birthday Bash at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Join in on the five-year anniversary celebration with live music, beer specials and games. Free entry. 11am. Details

Daylight Disco at Resident Culture South End: Expect live Djs, giveaways and tacos. Free entry. 3-8pm. Details

Skate Jams: Benefit Concert and Skate Competition at Lenny Boy Brewing: Enjoy an evening of music and skating to raise funds for The Charlotte Skate Foundation. $15-$20. 5-11pm. Details

Makers Market CLT at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: Shop from local vendors before grabbing food and drinks. Free entry. 2-6pm. Details

Drag Me to Brunch Pride Brunch at Free Will – Craft + Vine: Vibe to a drag show with food and drinks. $20. 11am. Details

SUNDAY, June 25

87. Scattered thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

Summer Music Series at Seoul Food: Enjoy live music over Korean BBQ or sing along to karaoke. Free entry. 3-8pm. Details

Serving the Culture at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Pay homage to hip-hop artists with a themed hip-hop brunch with eight courses, various cocktails, giveaways, art and a live DJ. $150. 1-5pm. Details

Girl Tribe Pop-Up at The Revelry: Shop from 50+ women-led businesses. $5-$15. 10am-4pm. Details

The Link Up 1 Year Celebration: Y2K Vibes at Weathered Souls Charlotte: Throw on your 2000s attire and network with young Black professionals in the area. $20. 2-6pm. Details

Live music at The Warmack: Vibe to live jazz music over cocktails and dinner. Free entry. 5-10pm. Details

Family Sunday Funday at Slingshot: Take your kids under the age of 12 to enjoy free games. Free. 1-11:45pm. Details

Front Porch Fest at Protagonist LoSo: Shop from 45+ vendors, enjoy live music, food and drinks. Free entry. 11am-4pm. Details

Live music at The Thirsty Beaver Saloon: Enjoy music from Jason Moss And The Hosses with Julia Sanders. Free. 5pm. Details

Pints & Puzzles at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Sip on beer while you solve puzzles. Free. 1pm. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Submit your event.

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