Top 10 live music performances coming to Charlotte in August

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

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

August 3: Rebirth Brass Band, Dynamo

Funky brass music from New Orleans.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$25

August 5: Gov’t Mule, Galactic

Warren Haynes, who arrived on the scene when he was playing guitar with The Allman Brothers Band, leads the soaring Southern rock band.

Location: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $17.25-$140

August 9: J. Cole, Anderson .Paak, Bas, J.I.D, Ari Lennox

Hip hop star and NC native J. Cole has been nominated for five GRAMMY Awards since the release of his first studio album in 2011.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$250

August 10: Umphrey’s McGee, Moon Taxi

Umphrey’s McGee’s Major Rager takes place the Thursday of the PGA Championship, and is the first Major Rager the progressive band has held outside of Augusta during Masters week.

Location: Symphony Park
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $30

August 10: Wyclef Jean, Jazzy Amra

The Haitian rapper first came to prominence with the hip hop group the Fugees, and has won three GRAMMY Awards.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $32-$42

August 12: Erykah Badu, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Goodie Mob, Jagged Edge, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh

R&B singer Erykah Badu headlines Charlotte Funk Fest.

Location: PNC Music Pavilion
Time: 4 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$115

August 15: John Mayer, The Night Game

John Mayer’s career has spanned a wide variety of genres, from pop and acoustic rock to blues and tours with Dead & Company.

Location: PNC Music Pavilion
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$425

August 18: Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Craig Campbell

The country megastar’s last three studio albums have hit the top spot on the country charts, and two have hit the top of the US charts.

Location: PNC Music Pavilion
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $34.25-$146

August 25-26: God Save the Queen City: Strand Of Oaks, Twin Limb, Benji Hughes, Ancient Cities, Shadowgraphs, Diarrhea Planet, Jeff The Brotherhood, Spaceface, Daddy Issues, Faye

Strand Of Oaks and Diarrhea Planet headline the seventh annual God Save the Queen City.

Location: Neighborhood Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20

August 29: Kendrick Lamar, YG, D.R.A.M.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottest acts in music, with back-to-back chart-topping albums in To Pimp a Butterfly and his latest release, Damn.

Location: Spectrum Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.50-$675

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