We haven’t even reached the halfway mark of summer yet, so there is still plenty of time to catch a concert of your choice here in the Queen City.
But when you are already dropping cash during your summer vacations, it’s nice to plan ahead and pick the two or three shows that you can budget for.
While some bands like Dave Matthews and big name country artists come here pretty much every year, for other acts — like Shania Twain and Mötley Crüe — this will (allegedly) be the last time you’ll see them in concert locally.
Find some heavy-hitting acts at Time Warner Cable Arena and PNC Music Pavilion and smaller, more intimate options at Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory, The Fillmore, The Evening Muse and others.
Check out the list of concerts below and take your pick.
Time Warner Cable Arena
Sat., July 18 – Sam Smith
Sun., July 19 – Shania Twain ‘Rock This Country’ Tour ft. Gavin DeGraw
Tues., July 21 – Ariana Grande
Sat., Aug 29– Mötley Crüe “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” ft. Alice Cooper
PNC Music Pavilion
Tues., July 14 – Kid Rock ft. Foreigner
Fri., July 17 – Dierks Bentley ft. Kip Moore
Sun., July 19 – Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa ft. Hoodie Allen
Sat., July 25 – Rascal Flatts ft. Scotty McCreery & RaeLynn
Tues., Aug 4 – Nicki Minaj “Pink Print” ft. Meek Miil, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, & Dej Loaf
Fri., Aug 8 – Lady Antebellum ft. Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt
Sun., Aug 9 – Incubus ft. Deftones
Wed., Aug 12 – J. Cole ft. Big Sean, YG, & Jeremih
Fri., Aug 14 – Florida Georgia Line ft. Thomas Rhett & Frankie Ballard
Fri., Aug 21 – Toby Keith ft. Eli Young Band
Sat., Aug 29 – Darius Rucker ft. Brett Eldredge & Brothers Osborne
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) July 10, 2015
Uptown Amphitheatre in NC Music Factory
Fri., July 24 – 311
Tues., July 28 – Rob Thomas ft. Plain White T’s (UPDATE: This one has been postponed, according to Rob Thomas’ website.)
Wed., July 29 – My Morning Jacket
Mon., Aug. 10 – Counting Crows w/ Citizen Cope
Tues., Aug. 11 – Sublime w/ Rome/Rebelution
Sat., Aug. 15 – Jim Gaffigan ‘Contagious’ comedy tour
Wed., Aug. 26 – O.A.R.
Sat., July 25 – Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
Fri., Aug. 7 – Christina Perri
Fri., Aug. 9 – Machine Gun Kelly
Tues., Aug. 13 – Brandon Flowers
Wed., Aug 19 – Breaking Benjamin
Thurs., Aug. 27 – Tamia
Wed., July 29 – Shinedown
— Shinedown (@Shinedown) June 30, 2015
Wed., July 22 – Jake Miller ‘Dazed & Confused’ Tour
Fri., July 31 – Trapt
Wed., July 15 – Drake White at The New 1037 By Boat By Land By Sea
Fri., July 31 – Darrell Harwood
Fri., Aug. 7 – Shaggy
The Evening Muse
Tues., Aug. 11 – Howie Day
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