Top 10 live music performances coming to Charlotte in May

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

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

May 3: Dawes

Folksy rock and roll.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25

May 11: B.J. Barham, Charley Crockett

American Aquarium frontman and North Carolina native.

Location: Visulite Theatre
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20

May 13: Carbon Leaf, Me And My Brother

The indie rock group has released 13 studio albums since they got their start in Richmond in the early 90’s.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$26

May 13: The Main Squeeze

Soulful funk driven by powerful, energetic vocals.

Location: The Rabbit Hole
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $15

May 14: Sylvan Esso, Lucy Dacus

The Durham electronic pop duo just released their second album, What Now.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25

May 15: Victor Wooten

The GRAMMY-award winning bassist is touring with the Victor Wooten Trio, which features renowned drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Francheschini.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$32

May 17: The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd, Belly, 6lack

The R&B/Hip-Hop singer is only three albums into his short career and has already been nominated for nine GRAMMY Awards, winning two of them.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59-$450

May 18: Deerhunter

The genre-spanning rock band is known for its entertaining and diverse live shows.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25

May 21: Hard Working Americans, Dylan Leblanc

Hard Working Americans is a rock supergroup featuring musicians from Widespread Panic, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Great American Taxi.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$35

May 27: Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs

The gospel musician has won a dozen GRAMMY Awards in his 25-year career.

Location: Carowinds Paladium
Time: 3:55 p.m.
Tickets: $48.04-$125.26

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