Top 10 live music performances coming to Charlotte in July

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

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

July 3: Yonder Mountain String Band, Coddle Creek, Tyler Childers

Bluegrass powerhouse Yonder Mountain String Band headlines night 1 of the USNWC’s Fourth of July Celebration at 8 p.m., with locals Coddle Creek taking the stage at 6 p.m.

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

July 7: Sturgill Simpson, Adia Victoria

Simpson has blown up since his 2016 release, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts and won Best Country Album at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$59.50

July 8: My Morning Jacket; Gary Clark, Jr.

Only lawn seats remain for rock act My Morning Jacket. This one should sell out.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30.50

July 11: Robert Earl Keen

The folk and country singer-songwriter is known for 30+ years of honest music.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$32

July 12: STRFKR, Reptaliens

Loud, bright, poppy dance music.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $21-$31

July 13: Whitey Morgan, Tony Martinez

Morgan is one of the realest, rawest, hardest-working country musicians touring today.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$75

July 16: Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

Soul, blues and rock outfit Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines a strong Sunday lineup at the former Uptown Amphitheatre.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18.75-$65

July 17: Primus, Clutch

Les Claypool and company are in a league of their own, playing strange, powerful music that makes you feel uncomfortable and happy at the same time.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27.50-$299

July 22: Phantogram, Tycho

The airy, electro-pop duo released just their third studio album, Three, last October.

Location: The Fillmore
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35

July 28: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Hornsby is one of the more accomplished and diverse musicians around, having played alongside the Grateful Dead, Ricky Skaggs and Don Henley, to name a few, since he got his start in the mid-1970’s.

Location: McGlohon Theater
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $69.50

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