May 4, 2023 - Music

Live music: 10 concerts coming to Charlotte in May, including Alison Krauss and Paramore

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. ET and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Thursday, Tuesday, February 14 included Milo Ventimiglia (The Company You Keep), Charles Barkley (Inside the NBA), and musical guest Paramore. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) PARAMORE

Proudly presented by Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A., offering state-of-the-art audiology services to help you hear every musical note. Book your appointment online.

Charlotte live music fans, here’s a quick list of the 10 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in May.

Of note: This is not a comprehensive list of all concerts coming here in May. Other upcoming notable shows include Citizen Cope at Neighborhood Theatre (May 6), The Flaming Lips at the Fillmore (May 8) and Natalia Jiménez at the Fillmore (May 13). For shows that are sold out, you can check to see if there are resale tickets available.

May 5: The Fritz, Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers

Two NC bands join forces for a night of funk and soul at the classic Plaza spot.

  • Location: Snug Harbor
  • Time: 10pm
  • Tickets: $12

May 12-13: North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Steep Canyon Rangers, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, 49 Winchester, SUSTO and Lilly Hiatt headline this year’s lineup at the Huntersville festival.

  • Location: Historic Rural Hill
  • Time: 5:30pm Friday, 12:30pm Saturday
  • Tickets: $10-$125

May 13: Manic Focus, Maddy O’Neal

The Denver-based producer hits the Sugar Creek venue in support of his recent album, Never Not Blue.

  • Location: Black Box Theater
  • Time: 9pm
  • Tickets: $20

May 15: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, JD McPherson

The Led Zeppelin frontman and the country and bluegrass Grammy-winning star team up for a special performance at the Uptown amphitheater.

  • Location: Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $49.50-$199.50

May 19: Plini, Sungazer, Jakub Żytecki

The Australian guitarist is known for his progressive riffs and melodic playing.

  • Location: The Underground
  • Time: 7pm
  • Tickets: $25

May 20: Crawfish For A Cause

Frute and The Mountain Grass Unit perform at Suffolk Punch Brewing to raise money to support mental health and suicide awareness throughout the Southeast.

  • Location: Suffolk Punch Brewing
  • Time: 11am
  • Tickets: $35, Tickets include admission to the event and all-you-can-eat crawfish (while supplies last)


The all-female heavy rock outfit from Japan celebrates its 10th anniversary with a visit to the Fillmore’s sister venue.

  • Location: The Underground
  • Time: 8pm
    Tickets: SOLD OUT

May 23: Paramore, Bloc Party, Genesis Owusu

The Hayley Williams-led rock band released its first album in nearly six years, This Is Why, in February.

  • Location: Spectrum Center
  • Time: 7pm
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT

May 27: Cal Maro, Natalie Carr, Te’Jani

The Brooklyn R&B artist teams up with Charlotte’s Carr, fresh off the December release of her latest single, “Drive.”

  • Location: Visulite Theatre
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: $10-$14

May 27-28: Whitewater Center Memorial Day Celebration

Hayes Carll, Chamomile and Whiskey, and Eddie 9V perform at the Whitewater Center’s annual Memorial Day Weekend event.

  • Location: Whitewater Center
  • Time: 7pm Saturday, 6pm Sunday
  • Tickets: Free

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Charlotte.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Charlotte stories


Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Charlotte.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more