Top 10 live music performances coming to Charlotte in September

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Charlotte live music fans, here’s a quick list of 10 must-attend concerts in September.

First, a playlist featuring songs from the 10 artists below:

September 3: Ed Sheeran, James Blunt

English singer and guitarist Ed Sheeran has been regularly selling out venues since he kicked off his ÷ Tour, which started in March in Europe.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: SOLD OUT (tickets on StubHub start at $98.65)

September 3: Leftover Salmon, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Sweet Lillies

Colorado bluegrass band Leftover Salmon, which headlines the USNWC’s Labor Day Celebration in the 8 p.m. slot, plays a style of music they like to call “polyethnic Cajun slamgrass.”

Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Time: 4 p.m.
Tickets: Free

September 8: Lettuce

Groove-heavy, raging funk.

Location: The Underground
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25

September 14: Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa

Five-time Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars visits a sold-out Spectrum Center in support of his 2016 album, 24K Magic, which features hit songs “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like.”

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: SOLD OUT (verified resale tickets start at $216 on Ticketmaster)

September 16: John Prine

The folk artist and two-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Folk Album got his start in 1971, and received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2015.

Location: Belk Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $69.50-$79.50

September 16: Chase Rice, Travis Denning

The N.C. country music star is touring in support of his fourth studio album, “Lambs & Lions,” which will be released this fall.

Location: Coyote Joe’s
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$25

September 20: Deer Tick, Chris Crofton

Deer Tick visits Charlotte on their Twice Is Nice tour, where they’ll play an acoustic set followed by an electric set.

Location: Visulite Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

September 25: The War On Drugs, Land of Talk

The indie rock band’s fourth studio album, A Deeper Understanding, was just released August 25th.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $33

September 26: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dumpstaphunk

Multi-instrumentalist and band leader Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews hovers somewhere between funk, jazz, R&B and rock.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30

September 29 and 30: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Frank Turner, The Sleeping Souls

Americana star Jason Isbell, who will likely sell out Ovens Auditorium back-to-back nights, won two Grammy Awards in 2016 for his song, “24 Frames,” and the album it was featured on, “Something More Than Free.”

Location: Ovens Auditorium
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $34.50-$49.50

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