Over the years, this historic building has been home to many different theatres and shops, but now it is one of the best places around to hear live music. All different types of music genres frequent the Visulite Theatre - alternative, bluegrass, jazz, rock and more. It attracts a wide variety of music lovers from the Elizabeth neighborhood and can hold up to 540 people. In addition, it boasts a full bar and plenty of comfortable couches so you can sit back and take in the mellow atmosphere while listening to your favorite performers. Check out the website for new bookings and events as the hours may vary.
This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
The PNC Music Pavilion (former Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Charlotte hosts many concerts by headliners such as Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard, and Ozzy Osbourne. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
Spectrum Center, formerly known as the Time Warner Cable Arena, has something for everyone. Charlotte's premier entertainment and sports venue has a seating capacity of over 20,000 and hosts the city's most popular games, concerts and performances. This indoor arena has played host to big names like Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and U2 amongst others. The stadium serves as the home venue for Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Sting.
A 1.5 mile long track located in a Northeastern suburb of Charlotte, this super speedway was the first track to offer night-time racing and full-time residential condominiums by the track. The speedway's nearly year-round calendar of events, including monster truck rallies, auto fairs, dirt track racing and vintage car shows, makes it an irresistible magnet for visitors across the state. This is a good place to take the kids for a smaller event, or a way to soak up Southern sporting culture and excitement during the races. Nearby campgrounds are well-equipped, so you can stay for more than a day if you like.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is one of the oldest and most famous breweries in Charlotte. The beers have a distinctive and original German feel to it and the brews tend to be a classic mix of hops, malt, water and yeast without any other experimental addition. After a tour of the facilities, you can settle down for a drink and a couple of hearty American snacks or sit out in the German style beer garden. A good time to visit is during the famous Oktoberfest that takes place in Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
Romare Bearden Park is a community facility great for some recreation and relaxation. Named after the renowned Charlotte resident and artist, this 5.4-acre (2.19-hectare) park is located a short distance from the Mint Museum. It is replete with gardens, courtyards, children's playgrounds and picnic spots. The manicured lawns feature waterfalls and over 10,000 varieties of flora that are inspired by Bearden's work. The gazebo is used to host an array of cultural programs like workshops, exhibitions, the RomareFest, Party in the Park and Music Box Lunch Series.
The Comedy Zone has had some of the biggest names in the business perform on stage, and is a top choice for a fun night out in Charlotte. More that just a club, it also features a restaurant and bar so you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks with the show. The club can also accommodate large private groups and events for up to 300 people, so you can really spice up a corporate meeting or add some flair to a birthday party with ease. Make sure to book ahead, as the big shows will sell out quickly!
A cultural hub, Levine Center for the Arts is a contemporary building complex. There is something for everyone at this facility. Check out modern art at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art or get to know the culture of the African-Americans at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Creative and artistic renditions can be found at John S. and James L. Knight Theater. The state-of-the-art Mint Museum Uptown also makes a fabulous stop. No matter your reason to visit Levine Center for the Arts, you can be sure of an engaging one.
It won't be an exaggeration to state AvidXchange Music Factory as the entertainment capital of Charlotte. This massive entertainment complex is home to more than 10 individual venues comprising bars, live music venues, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and event venues. The Comedy Zone, a popular comedy club at this entertainment complex, is among one of the best in the city. Similarly, The Underground, La Revolucion, World Nightclub and Club One at AvidXchange Music Factory are among few of the most exciting nightclubs in Charlotte visited by large number of party animals from across the city. Originally opened in 2006 as NC Music Factory, AvidXchange Music Factory got its current name only in 2016 when financial tech firm AvidXchange earned the naming rights.
The Bank of America Stadium, known to the fans just as "The Bank," is the cherished home of the NFL Carolina Panthers. Located in uptown Charlotte, the stadium has been of great service to the team since its inauguration in 1996. A fortress for the Panthers and a modern colossus, the stadium quite easily accommodates over 75,000 expectant fans, offering great viewing angles and comfortable seating options to its patrons. Its outer circumference is flanked by six domes that stand near all three entrances of the stadium. In the past, the stadium has hosted sporting events like the Belk Bowl and the ACC Championship Game.