Nightlife & Music

Best Live Music Venues In Charlotte

April 10, 2011 5:18 PM

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For music lovers who yearn for opportunities to see independent artists of all genres, small music venues can often provide memorable evenings out with a date or friends. The trick is finding the right locations. Here are three of the best live music venues in Charlotte that feature unforgettable set lists from bands you likely had never heard of, but may not forget. - Jeff Hawkins
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Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28205
(704) 376-3737

Dedicated to turning up the volume on independent music, the Evening Muse books bands of many genres, from blues to folk, hip-hop to heavy rock. Located in the NoDa district since April 2001, the Muse has carved a niche for musicians looking for exposure. Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. until…

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Double Door Inn
1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte, N.C. 28204
(704) 376-1446

Living guitar legend Eric Clapton once graced the Double Door Inn stage with an impromptu appearance. Active in the music scene since Dec. 22, 1973, it is recognized as the “oldest live music venue East of the Mississippi” and certainly one of the best live music venues in Charlotte. The Double Door promotes local, regional and national acts and even hosts the Charlotte Blues Society. Hours vary based on event schedule.

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Amos’ At The Lake Bar and Grill
19501 W. Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, N.C. 28031
(704) 895-6875

Proving quality live music can be heard in the suburbs, Amos At The Lake opened this fall and is creating a schedule filled with original and tribute bands. Born into the family of Amos’ Southend, the newest Amos offers a series of mid-week specials. “Reggae at the Lake” is a monthly concert series. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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