Charlotte, as one of North Carolina’s trendiest and most quickly growing regions, has a music scene that you’d expect from a big city.
Of course, there is the opera and the symphony—high-culture musical programs that you'd expect in a town like this. But if you're looking for trending acts, it's definitely here. Some of the hottest acts (read “pop music” and super stars) perform at the Spectrum Center, with smaller-but-still-a-big-deal bands playing at the Fillmore and the Uptown Amphitheatre within the NC Music Factory.
If you’re looking for more of the local and down-home vibe, the city offers several more intimate music theaters such as the Visulite. These locations are great for beers with friends on a weeknight or weekend, and these venues host city events of all types—think burlesque, beer fests and, of course, plenty of special-interest music events.
The Charlotte local music scene tends to be grounded in rock, blues, bluegrass and singer-songwriter styles, but with the touring acts, you'll find all manner of musical genres in the Queen City. Rare is the night you can't find a good performance in this town.