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Top 5 Music Venues in Charlotte, NC

Since many people are enthusiastic about music in Charlotte, NC, it shouldn’t be surprising that the city has a ton of music venues. But, there’s obviously some music venues that are better than others. Here is a list of five of my favorite music venues in Charlotte, NC!

1.) Visulite Theatre

Located in the historic Elizabeth Community, the Visulite Theatre is one of the premier facilities for live music in Charlotte. Just browse through the Visulite Theatre’s upcoming shows and you’ll be able to see they host a variety of artists and genres. As for attending a show at this venue, it’s usually a great experience. Unlike some venues, the Visulite Theatre has a full service bar that actually has fast and friendly service. So, you won’t have to spend majority of your night trying to get a drink. Also, the tiered layout makes it easy and enjoyable to watch a performance from any angle.

2.) Neighborhood Theatre

Located in NoDa, the Neighborhood Theatre was originally a movie theatre known as the Astor Theatre until the 1970s. With a capacity of 956 and an open floor setup, it’s easy to enjoy a show from any location in this venue. Similarly to the Visulite Theatre, the Neighborhood Theatre has a full service bar. While the two theatres have their differences, the Neighborhood Theatre hosts a more eclectic acts.

3.) Flight Beer Garden & Music Hall

If you want a more authentic Charlotte music experience, check out the Flight Beer Garden & Music Hall. Located in uptown Charlotte, the Flight Beer Garden & Music Hall has the layout of a traditional beer garden and has over 91 local beers on tap to choose from. While you can occasionally catch national recording acts, majority of the bands that play at the Flight Beer Garden & Music Hall are local and regional acts.

4.) The Rabbit Hole

Located in Plaza Midwood, The Rabbit Hole offers a smaller, more intimate setting. With a full bar and an eclectic lineup, The Rabbit Hole is perfect for watching your favorite band or exploring different artists.

5.) The Evening Muse

Known as one of the best places to hear acoustic music in the NoDa Arts District, The Evening Muse is an intimate venue that has a capacity of 120. Many people have praised The Evening Muse’s use of architectural dynamics and sound engineer to ensure bands and concertgoers hear crisp and fine-tuned sounds. The Evening Muse hosts an array of artists, from alternative and rock, to country, pop, and even jazz. There’s something for everyone at The Evening Muse.