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The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and the Children's Theatre of Charlotte have come together to create this awesome complex that houses the McColl Family Theatre, the Spangler Library, the Wachovia Playhouse, a Scene and Paint Shop, several studios, rehearsal rooms and a costume shop. A veritable entertainment center, this is the hub of family amusement activities in the area. A comprehensive collection of books and videos fills the library, while a number of educational programs for kids takes place at regular intervals.
The Fillmore in Charlotte is the latest of the musical venues to come up in recent years and belongs to the renowned N.C. Music Factory. The hall is housed inside a former textile mill and possesses decor that is reminiscent of the original Fillmore in San Francisco with rustic interiors and chandeliers throughout the hall. It has a seating capacity for more than 2000 spectators who can enjoy more than 150 magical music performances and contemporary concerts that take place all throughout the year. Call or visit their website for more 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.
Charlotte Convention Center is an ultra-modern venue that serves as an ultimate choice for meetings, conferences, and trade shows. The factual details of the center include a 35,000 square-foot (3300 square-meter) ballroom with a banquet seating capacity of 1,800, along with in-house catering and an extra pre-function area adding ample space to the ballroom. The Charlotte Convention Center houses 46 meeting rooms technically equipped with centralized audio recording, good lighting, and podiums. This place is a great attraction for a myriad of visitors who come to the exhibitions held here.
Ovens Auditorium opened in 1955 and has hosted a wide range of top events, from Broadway shows to speaking tours to concerts by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Hope. The theater has a seating capacity of nearly 2,500 and has had recent renovations to the auditorium, lobby, and exterior grounds. It is considered to be one of the top landmarks in the city, as its rose gardens and impressive fountains draw concert-goers and tourists alike. Make sure to visit the website for upcoming events. So stop by to check out the sights and maybe you will end up catching one of your favorite performers.
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.