Live Music: 10 cool concerts coming to Charlotte in August — including John Mayer

Live Music: 10 cool concerts coming to Charlotte in August — including John Mayer
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Charlotte live music fans, here’s a quick list of the 10 biggest concerts in Charlotte in August.

First, a playlist featuring songs from the artists below:


 

August 3-4: Dexter Jordan, The XMEN, Orquesta Mayor, The Mike Strauss Band, Emily Sage, Cyanca, Dane Page, Sinners & Saints, Chócala, DownTown Abby & The Echoes, Jim Avett & David Childers, Jason Scavone, The Hawthornes, Tony Eltora, Jason Jet, Junior Astronomers, AKITA, Lovell Bradford, RevelWood Mission

Confluence is two days of music industry talks, panels (such as the Economics of Live Shows) and of course, three stages of live music.

Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Time: The music starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday
Tickets: FREE


August 5: The Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium

The eccentric rock band released its 15th studio album, “King’s Mouth,” in April.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$199


August 8: Ben Folds, Violent Femmes, Savannah Conley

The singer, pianist and NC native is joined by veteran folk punk co-headliners, Violent Femmes.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$283


August 9: John Mayer

The seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer and guitarist performs at the Spectrum Center after a June visit to Charlotte with Dead & Company.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $79.50-$599


August 13: Khalid, Clairo

The 21-year-old singer has already earned five GRAMMY Award nominations in his young career.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $49.95-$115


August 18: The Raconteurs

The Jack White-led rock band released its third album, “Help Us Stranger,” in June.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: SOLD OUT (Verified Resale tickets start at $177.36)


August 20: Gary Clark Jr., Marcus King Band

The blues guitarist and singer is joined by Greenville, SC’s Marcus King Band for one night only.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$154


August 23: Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor make a rare appearance in the Queen City, with frontman Adam Lambert, 2009 American Idol runner-up.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: SOLD OUT (StubHub tickets begin at $437)


August 24: Alan Jackson

The singer and songwriter, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has had a dozen studio albums reach the top spot in the country charts in his long career.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.99-$229


August 25: Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, Sunflower Bean

The seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician joins forces with rockers Cage the Elephant, coming off of its fifth studio album, “Social Cues,” on the co-headline tour.

Location: PNC Music Pavilion
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: 29.50-$254


Still looking for more things to do around Charlotte? View our event calendar with 40+ cool events happening in Charlotte.

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