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Best Upcoming Fall Concerts In Charlotte

September 27, 2012 6:00 AM

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carrieunderwood Best Upcoming Fall Concerts In Charlotte

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Perhaps better known for being a financial city, in addition to being home of Nascar, Charlotte is also home to music venues for big and small concerts alike. Big-name acts perform at larger venues, such as Time Warner Cable Arena, The Visualite, The North Carolina Music Factory and the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre, and the best upcoming concerts offer shows both there and at some smaller, more beloved venues this fall.

Blue October at The Fillmore

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 916-8970
fillmorecharlottenc.com/

When: Oct. 2 – 8 p.m.
Click here for tickets

The Fillmore Charlotte promises solid stage presence, no matter the band, with a setting perfect to match the passion of any performance artist who visits. Blue October, a rock band based out of Houston, plans to give its Charlotte fans an intense concert while playing songs from all seven of its albums. Its 32-city “The Quiet Mind” tour will hit the Charlotte area in October.

Carrie Underwood at Time Warner Cable Arena

333 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 688-9000
www.timewarnercablearena.com/

When: Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.
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Carrie Underwood, by far one of the most popular female performers in country music today, hit the top of the charts with “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” but she’s come so far since then. Winner of the fourth season of American Idol, and the first country singer to earn an American Idol title, Underwood plans to stop in Charlotte in early November and perform at Time Warner Cable Arena. Her “Blown Away Tour” features 57 stops and will support her new album.

Zac Brown Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

707 Pavillion Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 549-1292
amphitheatrecharlotte.com/

When: Oct. 25 – 7 p.m.
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Based out of Atlanta, The Zac Brown Band offers up a unique mixture of southern rock, folk and country. Since its 2002 formation, it immediately began traveling with a heavy tour schedule of roughly 200 shows a year. The Zac Brown Band led the nominees during the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2011 with a total of nine nominations, including song of the year, top vocal group of the year, album of the year, single record of the year and vocal event of the year.

Citizen Cope at The Fillmore Charlotte

1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 916-8970
fillmorecharlottenc.com/

When: Oct. 5 – 7 p.m.
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Clarence Greenwood, aka Citizen Cope, was initially the DJ for Washington, D.C. hip hop group Basehead, and, as an American producer and songwriter, offers an eclectic mix of blues, soul, laid-back rock and folk music. He’s captivated the hearts of his fans with his charming musical depth and an indefinable genre. He records and produces for his own record label, Rainwater Recordings. Citizen Cope tours at a rate of roughly 100 appearances per year.

Eric Church at Time Warner Cable Arena

333 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 688-9000
timewarnercablearena.com/

When: Nov. 28 – 7:30 p.m.
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As a North Carolina native, Kenneth Eric Church is a local favorite throughout the area. Church, a country music singer/songwriter, produced four singles on his debut album, “Sinners Like Me,” and his second album, 2009’s “Carolina,” included three more singles. In 2011, the Academy of Country Music dubbed Church its top new solo vocalist. The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour promises just as much success.

Nichole Jaworski is a freelance writer for various publications in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nichole is an extremely versatile writer who writes about Public Policy, Social Issues, and Arts and Entertainment. Nichole is also the founder of a local nonprofit called Serve Charlotte’s Homeless. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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