Summer concert series performances have brought families, friends and communities together. With the arrival of August, we’ll start to see the music die down a bit as we prep for the next rite of passage – fall festivals.
Here are the last of the summer concerts happening in Union and Mecklenburg counties.
Indian Trail: HITs After Six
This series kicked off April 4 and continues 6 to 9 p.m. on select Thursdays at Crossing Paths Park, 120 Blythe Drive. There’s a bounce house, face painting and yard games, as well as food, beer and wine to buy.
• Aug. 15: The Catalinas
• Sept. 19: Too Much Sylvia
Stallings: Tribute to Summer
Town staff has booked popular tribute bands to perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. the first Friday at Stallings Park, 242 Stallings Road.
• Aug. 2: Love Gun (KISS tribute)
• Sept. 6: On the Border (Eagles tribute)
Waxhaw: Jammin’ by
You probably won’t get lost trying to find Waxhaw’s signature music series. The concerts are 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday under the Waxhaw Water Tower.
• Aug. 2: Carolina Keller Band
• Sept. 6: Honky Tonk Outlaws
Monroe: Music on Main
Monroe attracts some of the most popular festival bands in the South. They perform 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday in downtown.
• Aug. 22: The Catalinas
• Sept. 26: The Entertainers
Matthews: Food Truck Fridays
The festival offers food trucks, craft beer, wine and children’s activities from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays at Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St.
• Aug. 9: Party Parrot Band
• Aug. 23: Gal Friday
• Sept. 13: Sonic Rewind
• Sept. 27: Band of Oz
Mint Hill: Family Fun Nights
The town hosts monthly events from June to October, including a Back to School Pep Rally (Aug. 17) and Tina Ross Afternoon in the Park (Oct. 5). Concerts include bounce houses, face painting and corn hole at town hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane.
• Sept. 7: Delta Fire
Fort Mill: Anne Springs
Close Greenway Summer Concert Series
The seventh annual series is worth a trip over the state border. The series takes place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the greenway, 250 Dairy Barn Lane. Admission is $5. Beer, wine and food trucks are available.
• Aug. 8: Triple Play
• Aug. 15: KRVE
Pineville: Rock’n & Reel’n
Pineville concerts start at 7 p.m. at Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive. Food trucks will be at all concerts. Most will have an inflatable for children to bounce on.
• Aug. 16: Ultimate Aldean w/ Brandon Davidson
• Sept. 20: DeCarlo
Charlotte: Music at
Stonecrest at Piper Glen’s Music at the Fountain series features bands from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the fountain stage. The center is at 7900 Rea Road.
• Aug. 2-3: Leslie & Friends
• Aug. 9-10: Flute Praise
• Aug. 16-17: Brubakers (Motel Soap)
• Aug. 23-24: Woodie & The String Pullers
• Aug. 30-31: Dukes & Smith
• Sept. 6-7: Stella Rising
• Sept. 13-14: Leslie & Friends
• Sept. 20-21: Flute Praise
• Sept. 27-28: Woodie & The String Pullers
Charlotte: Blakney Concert Series
The Blakeney Shopping Center holds its Summer Concert Series from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the village green. The center is at Ardrey Kell and Rea roads.
• Aug. 8: Borderlyne
• Aug. 15: The Russell’n Woods Band
• Aug. 22: Curbside Prophet
• Aug. 29: Tim Cook Band
Charlotte: Music on the Green
Promenade on Providence’s Music on the Green Series spans 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the center, 10844 Providence Road.
• Aug. 2: Nita B and Her Soiree
• Aug. 3: Russell N’ Woods Band
• Aug. 9: The In-Laws
• Aug. 10: Aerial View
• Aug. 16: Caution! Blind Driver
• Aug. 17: The Stark Reality
• Aug. 23: Aerial View
• Aug. 24: Music Machine
• Aug. 30: Russell N’ Woods Band
• Aug. 31: Stepside Deluxe
• Sept. 6: Russell N’ Woods Band
• Sept. 7: The Stark Reality
• Sept. 13: Aerial View
• Sept. 14: Music Machine