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Your Guide to Live Music in South End

The strum of a bass, the beat of a drum, a cheering crowd – nothing quite compares to a live musical performance. With multiple hosts for live music and frequent festivals, you don’t have to look far to find a show in South End. You may find yourself at a busy bar, at picnic table outside of a brewery, in a low-key coffee shop or sitting on a hay bale at a pop-up venue.

Here are a few places where you can regularly hear live music:  

Atherton Mill 

The last Thursday of each month, Not Just Coffee and Tim Scott host a jazz night at the Not Just Coffee location in Atherton Mill from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Not Just Coffee keeps its coffee bar open late and BYOB is welcome too. Admission is $5 cash at the door.

Keg & Cue 

Keg & Cue on South Tryon has more than just beer and billiards, it also has regular musical performances. Check out the Keg & Cue Facebook page to see upcoming concerts.

The Gin Mill 

Join The Gin Mill every Friday and Saturday for live music with some of Charlotte’s best cover bands. The new location is bigger and better, offering up an expanded menu and more performances.

Sycamore Brewing 

At the weekly Food Truck Fridays and each festival hosted by Sycamore you’ll find live music stages with bands playing bluegrass, folk and more.

Triple C Brewing 

Every Saturday, Triple C Brewing Co. has free live music from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, so you can enjoy a show while sipping on a pint. 

 The Music Yard

band playing music w/ purple lightsCharlotte’s newest music venue between Mac’s Speed Shop and SouthBound has concerts every Saturday night. The concerts are free, but you’ll need to snag tickets ahead of time. 


Morehead Tavern

Morehead Tavern hosts free and inexpensive shows almost every night of the week, including hip-hop, pop, soul, jazz and Latin music.

Tyber Creek 

Start your weekend early with Tyber Creek’s live music on its patio every Thursday. Tyber Creek also hosts traditional Celtic band ClannDarragh for a free concert the last Sunday of every month.

Fidelli Kitchen 

Half-priced wine and live music? Yes, please. Stop by Fidelli Kitchen on Thursday nights for half-priced glasses of wine all day long and live music on the patio or inside starting at 6:00 pm.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

From laid-back acoustic to energizing Jazz, Sullivan’s Steakhouse on South Boulevard hosts live music in its bar area almost every night of the week.