Top 10 live music performances coming to Charlotte in April

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

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

April 6: Citizen Cope

An intimate solo acoustic show from the soulful guitarist and singer.

Location: McGlohon Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$54.50

April 13: Stop Light Observations, Little Stranger

The Charleston band plays energetic, modern rock and roll.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$14

Neighborhood Theatre Tip: Hit Sanctuary next door before or after the show for a drink. You may catch your favorite artist on their way to or from their bus.

April 17: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The six-time GRAMMY Award winners are coming off the release of The Getaway, their first studio album in nearly five years, which came out last summer.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $51-$101

Spectrum Center Tip: Park in the 7th Street Station garage and grab dinner and a drink at Brixx before the show. They validate parking for customers.

April 19: Jonny Lang, Quinn Sullivan

The blues rock guitarist and singer got his start at just 15, and by 17, he was nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$137

April 20: Trey Anastasio

The Phish frontman’s band features a rhythm and horn section, and fun, groovy tunes.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $42.50

The Fillmore Tip: Consider a VIP ticket for a favorite artists of yours. No bar lines and a private bathroom is tough to beat.

April 20: Eric Krasno Band, After Funk

The co-founder of both Soulive and Lettuce is one of the best funk guitarists around.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

April 21: Break Science, Psymbionic, Marvel Years, Aarodynamics, Mycorr, Soul Candy

The electronic duo’s live sets feature diverse sounds on keys and thundering drums.

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

April 28: Ms. Lauryn Hill

Hill busted out onto the scene in the 90’s with The Fugees, and achieved immediate success as a solo artist with the release of her album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in 1998.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $27-$101.50

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Tip: Stand at the rail to the left of the stage by the concessions for a side stage view of the performer, a great view of the crowd and a short walk to beer and bathrooms.

April 29: of Montreal, JMSN, Christina Schneider’s Jepeto Solutions, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

of Montreal has a style of their own, somewhere in between pop, dance music and glam rock. Show is part of Reverb Fest 5.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

April 30: Snoop Dogg, Flatbush Zombies, Berner

The rapper has been on the scene since the early 90’s, and with a new album slated to come out in May, Snoop doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24.75-$374

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