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The Milestone Club has been a mecca for rock, punk, new wave, metal and other underground music scenes since it opened in 1969. It specializes in showcasing local and regional artists, alongside the more prominent national bands. Recently it came under new youthful management and has since reappeared on the Charlotte music scene by revamping the interior and experimenting with new genres. By creating an interactive website with nightly photo exchanges and merchandise information, the club has expanded its reach and boasts a very loyal fan member base. Be sure to stop by for a wild night out!
NoDa's Neighborhood Theatre is a beloved neighborhood institution, affording residents a chance to see national touring performers such as Aimee Mann and Kaki King up close and personal. The theatre hosts a number of annual film festivals, as well as record label showcases, and some performance art. Tickets for upcoming concerts are available at nearby headshop Sunshine Daydreams. See website for calendar of events, showtimes, and tickets.
Known as “Frew's Folly” for the extravagance of the owner who built it, this plantation house is a beautiful example of the rich gentleman's life of the early 19th Century. Occupied by several rich families and their slaves in succession, the house has many a tale to reveal. Tours of the area promote this heritage and educate folks about the lifestyles of their probable ancestors. Stroll through the beautiful gardens amid the trees, barns and outbuildings, and look at the old wash-house that was once full of suds and chatting women. A myriad of events like tea-parties, fund-raisers and candle-light tours take place here as well.
This arena, which opened in 1955, is located in the East Charlotte area. Previously known as Cricket Arena and Independence Arena, the stadium hosts music concerts, magic shows and sport events, and seats 10,500 spectators. An in-house restaurant ensures that you enjoy yourself without feeling low on energy. Parking is available on-site. There is a banquet room accommodating up to 125 people. For further information, check the website or call for details.
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.