Your guide to entertainment in Charlotte in the week ahead


The Doobie Brothers

Tue 5.5 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$94.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Grammy-winning band has been sampled on dance records and re-interpreted on “American Idol,” remains a fixture on classic-rock radio and recently collaborated with top country stars on its new album.


John Fogerty

Wed 5.6 8 p.m. Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29.50-$75. www.livenation.com.

With his memoir, “Fortunate Son,” due in October, the longtime Rock and Roll Hall of Famer revisits 1969 by playing songs from three Creedence Clearwater Revival albums – along with several of his own hits.

Performing Arts

‘Celtic Revival!’

Fri 5.8 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $15-$30. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Sky family of Prince Edward Island does an Irish dance production with music from the Celtic, pop, rock and gospel traditions.


Natasha Peremski/CSO

Fri 5.8 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. May 9 and 2:30 p.m. May 10). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$89. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The pianist plays Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto; Christopher Warren-Green leads the Charlotte Symphony through Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony.


Friday Live at the Factory

Fri 5.8 6-11 p.m. Fountain Plaza at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $8 in advance. www.ncmusicfactory.com.

The Music Factory kicks off its “every Friday” summer concert series with a show by Robert Randolph and the Family Band (and support act Chris Cook and the Heartless Road Band).

WIN TICKETS: To enter to win a pair of VIP tickets (which include front-stage access and beverage tickets), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Friday Live” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Winners will be selected at random. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.