Local resources for musicians
Common Chord Concerts is not booking shows at this time. If you’re a musician looking for a Charlotte gig, we’re glad to hear from you and get to know your music, although we won’t be able to book a show for you. However, here are some resources that might help you find a place in the Charlotte area to play.
ShomoLive: Artists, looking for a gig in Charlotte (or elsewhere)? Sign up for ShomoLive. It’s free and can help connect you to venues.
Most of the venues (The Evening Muse, Visulite, Neighborhood Theatre, Double Door Inn, etc.) are pretty well known and can be difficult to book, but there are plenty of other local venues that present live music and may be more accessible to visiting musicians. They include breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, wine shops and bars.
Studio C Cinema, The Warehouse Performing Arts Center (Cornelius)–firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wine Vault
Hattie’s Tap and Tavern
Tin Roof at EpiCentre
EagleSpeak Coffee House
Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Connolly’s on Fifth
Riverview Raw Bar
Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Texicali Taco & Tequila Bar
Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar (for jazz)
Coyote Joe’s (for country)
Lil’ Robert’s Place (Concord)
Summit Coffee (Davidson)
Rusty Rudder (Cornelius)
T-Bones on the Lake (Lake Wylie, SC)
Other house concert series in the region
Homefront Music Series is a house concert series that takes place in neighborhood community rooms in Huntersville.
Miller House Concerts is another house concert series in Charlotte.
Unplugged + Live is a house concert series in Charlotte. It’s held at various homes in the area and each show features one local and one touring artist.
Fray House: House concert series in nearby Midland, NC.
Support Local House Concerts: Basement house concert series in Hickory, NC.
Artsville: Great house concert series in Hartsville, SC.
40 Acres: House concert series in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.
BK House Concerts: House concert series in Asheville.
Local resources for listeners
Charlotte, NC Live Music Events Calendar: This weekly list of hand-selected live music events has been voted Charlotte’s best music blog.
Charlotte Folk Society: Charlotte Folk Society puts on free concerts every month, hosts jam sessions and publicizes house concerts held by its members.
Tosco Music Party: The Tosco Music Party presents a wide variety of acoustic music at its three yearly concerts. For a smaller version, go to the monthly “Tosco House Party” open mic at The Evening Muse.
My City Magazine: Sign up for weekly email of music and other events.
Shutter 16: Music photo-journalism
CLTure: Music photo-journalism and more
Charlotte Community Radio: an internet-based radio station, features live shows with in-studio performances by local musicians.