Concert Announcement

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Band Perry to perform at 2016 Speed Street

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street has come under fire in recent years for its lack of exciting performers on its stages in Uptown Charlotte. Looking to infuse a bit more interest in the 2016 edition of the street festival, the performers announced for this year's festival are Chris Young and Montgomery Gentry on Friday, May 27, and Kellie Pickler and The Band Perry on May 28.

The Band Perry
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“We couldn’t be more excited by this year’s music lineup. The fans asked for a higher quality and more current artists, and we heard them loud and clear,” said Jay Howard, president of JHE Production and 21-year producer of the annual event, in a press release. 

The only difference — this year's main stage performances will be gated and cost $15 each night. Ticket go on sale Friday. The musical entertainment for Thursday, May 26, has not yet been announced.

While those who aren't country music fans might be a bit disappointed, we have to give the festival credit in booking some big names to perform at this year's festival and hope the trend continues into the future, if only with a bit more diversity in its ranks. 

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Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 Country Megaticket lineup announced

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM

The country concert lineup — which is part of the 2016 Country Megaticket — has been announced for Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion this summer. 

Here ya go: 

May 20 - Kenny Chesney w/ Old Dominion on May 20
June 11 - Miranda Lambert w/ Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne
June 17 - Rascal Flatts w/ Kelsea Ballerini
June 24 - Brantley Gilbert w/ Justin Moore, Colt Ford
July 14 - Dierks Bentley w/ Randy Houser, Cam
Aug. 18 - Keith Urban w/ Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris
Aug. 27 - Darius Rucker w/ Dan & Shay, Michael Ray
Sept. 2 - Luke Bryan w/ Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch
Sept. 10 - Florida Georgia Line w/ Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Kane Brown
Sept. 17 - Brad Paisley w/ Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae
Sept. 29 - Jason Aldean w/ Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses

Online orders will being at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the Megaticket site. 

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Disturbed, FFDP and The Scorpions to headline Carolina Rebellion in 2016

Posted By on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and The Scorpions will headline the 2016 Carolina Rebellion music festival being held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord on May 6-8. Expanded to three days next year, the full lineup by day is: 

The Scorpions
ZZ Top
Lynyrd Skynyrd
3 Doors Down
Sixx AM
Collective Soul
Pop Evil
Between the Buried and Me
Parkway Drive
Black Stone Cherry
Sick Puppies
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown
New Year's Day
Lacey Sturm
Glorious Sons
From Ashes to New

Five Finger Death Punch
A Day to Remember
Lamb of God
Five Finger Death Punch
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Bullet for My Valentine Clutch
The Sword
Escape the Fate
Saint Asonia
Red Sun Rising
Texas Hippie Coalition
Monster Truck
Failure Anthem
Wild Throne

Rob Zombie
Alice Cooper
Bring Me the Horizon
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Cypress Hill
Asking Alexandria
The Struts
August Burns Red
Enter Shikari
Thousand Foot Krutch
Hands Like Houses
Code Orange

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Benefit show for Joe Borruso planned

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Local artist Joe Borruso was struck by a drunk driver while walking down Parkwood Avenue on June 28. He is currently in intensive care having sustained serious injuries including a partial leg amputation. He's also had spinal surgery and a lengthy recovery time is expected.

The Charlotte community is banding together to raise funds to help with his growing medical expenses. In addition to a YouCaring page that has raised more than $12,000, a benefit concert is planned for July 12 at the Neighborhood Theatre. The lineup includes an acoustic set by Adam Lazzara and John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday along with performances by Paint Fumes, Animals, Mthr, Modern Primitives, Aswell, Shadowgraphs, Fat Geoff, Bo White y Su Orquesta, Cabron and DJs Elon & Buckmaster. Tickets are $20-$30. 

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Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 Weenie Roast lineup announced

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Stone Temple Pilots — the version led by Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington - will headline the 2015 edition of the 1065 The End Weenie Roast at PNC Music Pavilion on Sept. 12. 

The rest of the lineup includes Passion Pit, Bleachers, Atlas Genius, Live, Mutemath, Blues Traveler, X Ambassadors, Catfish & The Bottlemen, IAMDYNAMITE, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Kopecky and Skratch 'N Sniff.

The exclusive 106.5 pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. PASSWORD: WEENIE. There will be a limited amount of lawn seating for $10.65 plus parking and fees while supplies last. General on-sale begins Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God Save the Queen City announces 2015 lineup

Posted By on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

God Save the Queen City has announced a three-day music-filled event featuring an array of national and local bands for its 2015 edition. The event, which started with huge success in 2011, has tried a variety of formats over the years — three days, two days, etc.

Here's what they have planned for 2015: 

Evening Muse, 8 p.m.

Ravenna Colt, Water Liars, Amigo, Justin Fedor

Chop Shop, 8 p.m.

Diarrhea Planet, Kansas Bible Company, Water Liars, Pujol, Ancient Cities, Bubonik Funk, Music Band, Jr. Astronomers

N.C. Music Factory, 3 p.m.

Temperance League, Pullman Strike, Black Market, The Sammies, Hungry Girl, Giant Squid Squad

The Fillmore, 7 p.m.

Dean Ween Group, Futurebirds, Benji Hughes, Alternative Champs

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Concert announcements: Geto Boys, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Here's a quick rundown of some recently announced concerts:

* Geto Boys will be at Knocturnal at Snug Harbor on June 8. Tickets are available now.

* Raekwon & Ghostface Killah at the Fillmore on July 25. Tickets on sale May 15.

* Earl Sweatshirt will be at Amos' Southend on Aug. 27. Tickets are on sale now.

* Lindi Ortega will be at the Double Door Inn on Aug. 15. Tickets are on sale now.

* Stephen Stills will be at the Neighborhood Theatre on July 14. Tickets on sale on May 15.

* Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and special guest Doyle Bramhall II at the Uptown Amphitheatre on July 15. Tickets on sale on May 15.

* Merle Haggard at the Belk Theater on June 30. Tickets on sale now.

* Jill Andrews returns to the Evening Muse on June 20. Tickets are on sale now.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

U.S. National Whitewater Center's River Jam schedule announced

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

The U.S. National Whitewater Center has announced a whole bunch of concert and festival lineups in recent days. Here's a quick look of what's happening for the venue's River Jam series, Memorial Day Celebration, Brew Stash Bash and Fourth of July events:

4 p.m. - Packway Handle Band
6 p.m. - Big Daddy Love
8 p.m. - The Infamous Stringdusters

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

It wasn't too long ago that Speed Street was getting some pretty big names to headline their free Uptown festival, with multiple bands on multiple stages. Well, that was then ...

The 600 Festival Association announced the performers for this year's Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street (the new sponsors were announced earlier this week), and I can't imagine people are going to get overly excited for this year's options. Maybe it's just me? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, May 21
8:30 p.m. - Appetite for Destruction, the Ultimate Guns & Roses Experience
10:30 p.m. - Departure, a Journey tribute band

Friday, May 22
9 p.m. - Parmalee
10:30 p.m. - Corey Smith

Saturday, May 23
9 p.m. - Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of The Voice)
10:30 p.m. - Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx

Well, at least there are still games to play and NASCAR drivers to meet. A PNC Speed Street 5K will also be held on May 23.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Fridays at the Factory, other concert announcements

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:23 AM

We've been a bit critical of the Fridays at the Factory lineups in the past as they've leaned toward a rotating cast of '90s one-hit wonders and hesitated from pushing the envelope... so we have to give credit to those in charge for stepping up their game for this year's edition.

From South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope to sacred steel jammers Robert Randolph and the Family Band to Southern rockers North Mississippi Allstars, Friday Live at the Factory is ready to leave their mark on the summer concert season. The schedule is:

May 8 - Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Chris Cook and the Heartless Road Band
May 15 - Who's Band, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
May 22 - Cracker with Temperance League
May 29 - Misterwives
June 5 - Shovels and Rope with Flatland Tourists
June 12 - North Mississippi Allstars with The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
June 19 - Cowboy Mouth with Of Good Nature
June 26 - Surfer Blood with The Black Cadillacs

Advance tickets are $8 and a season pass is $50.

Other recently announced concerts include:

* Shinedown with Nothing More at Ovens Auditorium (?) on July 29. Tickets on sale Friday, April 17.

* Counting Crows with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown at the Uptown Amphitheatre on Aug. 10. Tickets on sale Friday, April 17.

* Sublime with Rome (more like Sublime's bassist with some other guys...) with Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon at the Uptown Amphitheatre on Aug. 11. Tickets on sale Monday, April 20.

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