Updated Feb 23, 2024 - Music

Scoop: The Avett Brothers will perform at Lovin' Life Music Festival

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are a few of the most famous Concord natives. Photo: Tammie Arroyo/Variety via Getty Images

The Avett Brothers will perform at the inaugural Lovin' Life Music Festival, event organizers will announce Friday morning. The festival takes place May 3-5 across multiple stages in First Ward.

Why it matters: The Avett Brothers are hometown royalty. The Grammy-nominated group from Concord routinely sells out shows in Charlotte.

  • Other performers to be announced today span an array of genres and include The Fray, Allen Stone, Ripe, Lily Fitts, Holly Humberstone, Ax & the Hatchetmen, Weston Estate, The Aces, Anees, Infinity Song, Nightly and Artikal Sound System.

[Read more: Everything you need to know about Lovin' Life Music Fest in Charlotte]

Between the lines: Post Malone, Stevie Nicks and Noah Kahan will headline the event, organizers announced in December.

  • Other big-name artists performing at the festival include: DaBaby (a Charlotte native), Maggie Rogers, Dashboard Confessional, The Chainsmokers, Quinn XCII, Petey Pablo, Mt. Joy, Young the Giant, Dominic Fike and Jessie Murph.
  • Hours for each performer have not been announced.
  • Tickets are still available. Children under the age of 11 are free.

The big picture: With events like Lovin' Life, local boosters want to prove that Charlotte is a music city, a place that both supports artists in the industry and that can be a destination for music lovers to visit.

What they're saying: "The city's amazing reception to its first true multi-genre major music festival is exactly what we had hoped," said Bob Durkin, co-founder of Southern Entertainment, which is producing the festival.

My thought bubble: The music festival's lineup has continued to impress with each fresh wave of artists announced.

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Graphic courtesy of Lovin' Life Music Festival
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