3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28205
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…
Double Door Inn
1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte, N.C. 28204
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.
Amos’ At The Lake Bar and Grill
19501 W. Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, N.C. 28031
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.