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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs regularly at the Belk Theater, the largest auditorium at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The theater is constructed so that there are no seats more than 135 feet away from the stage, providing an intimate setting even with over 2,000 people in the audience. In addition, a fiber-optic network with thousands of multi-colored pinpoints of light is placed throughout the audience chamber for spectacular light displays. Call or visit the Blumenthal Center's website for information on upcoming events and tickets.
This Music Factory churns out more than just music and can be rightly called entertainment factory. Boasting of multi-purpose venues, this establishment offers a great mix of entertainment and food. Outdoor amphitheater, on-site restaurants & bars, nightclubs, office spaces, rehearsal studios and much more is nestled within this sprawling factory. Everyday, it features interesting events and shows like DJ Nights, live music concerts, theme parties, dance performances and stand-up comedy gigs. Slowly and steadily, the Music Factory has gained popularity as one of the leading nightspots for one and all. For gig guide and venue hire, call ahead.
The Big Chill invites party lovers of Charlotte to unlimited music and fun. Barge in with your friends and let yourself loose in the bar's chilled out atmosphere. Catch up with old friends over a few drinks or shake a leg with your hot date. The bar's local band plays retro music every Friday and Saturday night. So reserve some space if you want to treat some special buddies.
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 low-key venue, where one can enjoy some quality folk music, is located at Davidson Street in Historic North Charlotte. It is open only four days a week and has a seating capacity of 80. Not one of those noisy places where the engrossed audiences sing louder than the performers, the Evening Muse has a dedicated following of true listeners, who come to enjoy performances by artists like the Near Misses, Dan Bern and Martha Wainwright. Apart from the great accoustics, the decor is worth noting, with original artwork adorning the walls. You can order tickets online with your credit card, but the box office accepts cash only.
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.