Nov 1, 2020 - Music

9 best bets for live music in Charlotte in November

Neighborhood Theatre during Covid-19

Neighborhood Theatre during Covid-19

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Though traditional concerts have mostly stopped due to COVID-19, live music in Charlotte has made a bit of a comeback over recent months with drive-in concerts, live streaming, and pop-up outdoor performances.

Below is a list of where and when you can get your taste of live music again in November in and around the Queen City.

Safety first: If you do plan on attending an in-person performance, please do so responsibly. Wear a mask when you’re not eating or drinking and stay a safe distance from others.

Middle C Jazz

Middle C Jazz will host 21 performances throughout November, with in-person ticket prices all $44 or less, and tickets to watch the concerts via live stream available for free or a donation. Check out the venue’s calendar for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Music Yard Fall Drive-In Series

The Music Yard, located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop on South Blvd, will continue its Drive-In Series with three November concerts. Tickets range from $80 (4 people max) for a small sedan to $260 (8 people max) for a VIP picnic table.

Saturday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.: Maddy O’Neal

Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.: Wasteland, SoDown, Phyphr, Konglo

Saturday, November 14, 6 p.m.: Wasteland, SoDown, DREWBEATS, kckbck


Hound’s Drive-In Theater

Hound’s Drive-In Theater in Kings Mountain, just 40 minutes from uptown, will host No Parking On The Dance Floor, which features EDM artists Subtronics, Dirt Monkey, Level Up and Ace Aura, Friday, November 13. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 for one person in a car, and $30 for each additional passenger.

Unknown Brewing Company

Six-piece band Tropidelic will perform an early and a late concert at Unknown on Saturday, November 7. The 9 p.m. event is sold out, but tickets remain for the 5 p.m. performance, which will also feature musician Bubba Love. Tickets are $21.50.

Lenny Boy Brewing Company

Late Night Special, with special guest Brit Drozda, will perform at Lenny Boy Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the outdoor event start at $15.

Josh Daniel and Friends’ Tribute to Levon Helm and The Band

The annual Thanksgiving weekend concert moves outdoors this year. The drive-in event will take place at a location yet to be determined in Concord at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 27. Tickets cost $100 per car, and will be mailed out along with the exact location of the event two weeks in advance. You can also catch Josh Daniel on Facebook Live every day at 6 p.m., as he’s done since March.

Charlotte Symphony

Charlotte Symphony On Tap: An ensemble of Charlotte Symphony musicians will perform live at NoDa Brewing Company on November 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 (the concerts can also be live streamed for $10).

Charlotte Symphony On Demand: The Charlotte Symphony will stream two Knight Theater concerts this month. Tickets to the streams cost $20 each (free for 20/21 season subscribers) and are available for one week after their premiere.

  • Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.: Williams, Copland and O’Connor
  • Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.: Brahms and Dvořák

Queen City Streams Series at the Neighborhood Theatre

The NoDa venue has partnered with Mandolin for eight November live streams. Streaming is free ($10 suggestion donation) and each event begins at 7 p.m.

  • Monday, November 2: Fedor & the Denim Denim
  • Wednesday, November 4: Jason Scavone
  • Thursday, November 5: Pinky Doodle Poodle
  • Wednesday, November 11: Time Sawyer
  • Thursday, November 12: Yung Citizen
  • Wednesday, November 18: Troy Conn
  • Thursday, November 19: Alright, Faye
  • Friday, November 20: Bill and the Belles

The Evening Muse

The Evening Muse will also host a handful of live streams this month. Donations will go to both the bands and the venue.

  • Saturday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.: Whaleboat
  • Tuesday, November 17, 8 p.m.: Menastree
  • Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.: Red Dress Amy
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