|Dr John/Nite Trippers Concert
||Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
May 26 , 2015 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts
Prices Begin at $20
with special guests The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Presented by: MaxxMusic, Visulite Theatre & Blumenthal Performing Arts
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.
- See more at: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/events
28 May 2015
The outspoken talkshow host hits town for another late night evening of chat, comedy and entertainment.
JAY IS COMING BACK TO TOWN!
Love him or hate him, the hugely controversial Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated "The Tonight Show," until his last show in 2014. You would think that he would be eager for some downtime - instead, he continues to hone his roasting and satirical skills at engagements across the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year! For his 2015 tour, Jay will be hitting the Belk Theatre in Charlotte, NC, showing for one date only on 28 May 2015!
- See more at: http://www.charlotte-theater.com/theaters/belk-theatre
||Brit Floyd, Thursday,May 28th,2015 at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte
The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space and Time World Tour 2015, their most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production.
Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd; from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River’, this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
||RUSH will play Greensboro Coliseum on May 28th.
Tickets will go sale Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.
Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work.
After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians – all in 1 night.
More info at www.rush.com
|Relay For Life/Ballantyne
||RELAY FOR LIFE® OF Ballantyne
May 29-30, 2015
6:00pm May 29 – 6:00am May 30
Morrison Family YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
|Charity Poker Tournament
|| No Limit Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament where 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to A Child’s Place. The tournament will be taking place on Friday night, June 5th at Draught Charlotte. Doors open at 6pm, tournament starts at 7pm. Cost is $100 to enter and people can register on our Eventbrite page here: https://ecmpoker.eventbrite.com. Also, the first place prize is a golf foursome to Pinehurst.
|BrickMagic LEGO Festival
||May 9-10, 2015, 10-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
4th Annual BrickMagic LEGO Festival.
See a huge hall filled with custom LEGO creations, build with thousands of bricks in the Free Build Room, meet Hollywood visual effects artist and BrickNerd.com podcaster and builder Tommy Williamson, learn new building techniques and get hands-on experience with Mindstorms robots, see professional customizer Jared K. Burks' custom minifigure display, view animated LEGO films non-stop in our Theater, enter the Cool Car Building Contest and win prizes, shop for hard-to-find LEGO parts and sets, and more! Tickets: $12 adults, $10 kids (age 4-16) and Seniors (get a $1 discount when you order online). Moms half-price on Mother's Day with paying child/spouse. A percentage of proceeds benefit the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. Embassy Suites Charlotte/Concord, 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord, NC, 28027. www.brickmagic.org, 919-449-0344.
|Banner Elk Celebration
||Banner Elk, NC
||This year Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is starting a new tradition, Second Saturdays in Banner Elk! From June to September Banner Elk will hold this town wide celebration on the second Saturday of the month. Local business owners will plan and present their own special events.
The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce Welcome center will pass out walking maps of the town along with lists of events and activities. This information can also be found at www.bannerelk.org/secondsaturday
||PNC Muisc Pavilion
||The ’80s are coming back this summer: Def Leppard is embarking on a 48-date summer tour in 2015, along with Styx and Tesla. June 30th, 2015 at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte.
“We’ve toured with both of these bands before,” Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott told Billboard, who broke the news. “Styx is a great bunch of guys and as American as mom’s apple pie all the way through. And we had Tesla on board when we did the Hysteria tour back in ‘87 … So it’ll be a great time on stage and backstage, I think.”
|Rolling Stones Concert
||The Rolling Stones will play Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State July 1st, 2015 as part of a 15-city tour that kicks off in late May.
The band recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, an astounding feat for many reasons. The centerpieces of the band have remained intact both mentally and physically throughout an era that saw so many great bands fall by the wayside. The Stones fan base is as large and passionate as ever, and many savvy fans have realized this could be the last opportunity to see them perform live.
|Dave Matthews Concert
||Catch DMB Live on Tour This Summer!
The greatest live band in the last 20 years of rock 'n' roll is back on tour this summer - and because tickets for the upcoming Dave Matthews Charlotte concert are on sale now, you won't have to miss the fireworks! This is your chance to hear DMB performing both their signature hits and their deeper cuts (every show on their 2015 Summer Tour will include two special sets), so don't miss out on this PNC Music Pavilion showcase.
Dave Matthews Band 7-10-2015
Friday 7:00 PM PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC
|Van Halen Concert
||Van Halen with special guest The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Friday, September 11th at 7:30 at PNC Music Pavilion. More at livenation.com