Jun 122011

No matter where you are in the Charlotte area there are outdoor concerts and movies this summer, and most of them are free. Here are a few. This list will be updated regularly. Unless noted below, these events are free. To see specific band and movie schedules, visit the links.

Blues Out Back at Gaston County Museum
Gaston County Museum
July 8th, August 12th, September 9th

Movies Under the Stars, Southpark Mall
Symphony Park
Fridays in August
Pre-event activities and music by Mr. Nigel and Friends begins at 7:00 p.m. Movies begin at dusk.
August 5 – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G)
August 12 – Megamind (PG)
August 19 – Despicable Me (PG)
August 26 – Rio (G)

Mingling on the Green – Birkdale Village in Huntersville
Every Friday and Saturday through August 27th
7pm to 9pm

Union Street Live
Third Thursday of month through September
6pm to 9pm
Historic Courthouse lawn in downtown Concord

River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Parking is $5

Saturdays on Selwyn

Saturdays through summer
6pm to 9pm
Parking lot between Tranquil Court and Colony Shops

The Shoppes at University Place – Summer Concert Series
Located at the corner of Hwy. 29 & Harris Blvd. (I-85 Exit 45A) Charlotte, NC
Concerts take place on our Lakeside stage every Thursday, June-July 5:30pm-8:30pm

StoneCrest at Piper Glen (Fountain Stage and Plaza Stage)
Friday and Saturday night between now and Oct. 1, 7:00 – 10:00

Blakeney – 2011 Summer Concert Series at the Village Green
Friday and Saturday night between now and Oct. 1, 7:00 – 10:00

Matthews Summer Concert and Movie Series
Stumptown Park – 120 S. Trade Street
Concerts begin at 7:00
Movie pre-activities begin at 7:00, movie at dusk (@8:30)
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
June: 4, 10, 18, 25
July: 2
August: 20

Waste Management 2011 Summer Entertainment Series – Kannapolis

1) Thursdays on Main Concert Series
Veterans Park from May 5 until June 30. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m.

2) Summer Concert Series
Where: Village Park
When: 7 p.m.
June: 4, 18
July: 2, 16, 29, 30
August: 13

3) Movies in the Park
Where: Village Park
When: Fridays at 8:45 p.m.
June: 10, 24
July: 8, 22
August: 5, 19

4) Stories Under the Stars
Saturday evenings: April 30, May 21, June 25, July 23, August 20, Sept. 24

Charlotte Symphony 2011 Summer Pops Series
Adults = $10, children 18 and under free (season pass for all five concerts for $25)
This isn’t free but I’m including it because it’s very popular.
Gates open 4:00, preludes 7:00, concert 8:15
June: 12, 18, 19, 26
July: 3

Other Summer Pops Concerts
All concerts begin at 8:15 p.m.
June 10 at Stumptown Park in Matthews, “Carnivals and Fantasies,”
June 11 at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius, “Carnivals and Fantasies”
June 17 at EnergyExplorium in Lake Norman, “Musical Travels”
July 1 at Belle Johnston Park in Pineville, “Celebrate America”
July 2 at Village Park in Kannapolis, “Celebrate America”

Town of Davidson – Concerts on the Green
May 1 – September 18
first and third Sunday evenings
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Village Green in front of the Public Library at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road

6:30pm to 9:3opm

Freedom Park: Movies at the Park
2nd Friday of month in May, June, July, and August
Free popcorn and door prizes

Mint Hill: Movies on the Lawn
Lawn of Mint Hill Town Hall
May 13th, 20th, 27th

Mint Hill Tunes in June
Lawn of Mint Hill Town Hall, 7:30pm
June 4 – Charlotte Jazz Orchestra
June 11 – Reflections Big Band
June 18 – Mr. B Variety Band
June 25 – Stirling Bridge
July 3 – Queen City Brass Band

Harrisburg Park: Movies in the Park
June 17th, September 2nd, September 23rd
Free popcorn and soft drinks

Alive After Five – EpiCentre
Thursdays, 5pm to 10pm
Two live bands

Alive After Five at Piedmont Town Center
Wednesdays, 6pm to 10pm
4725 Piedmont Row Drive

 June 12, 2011  Posted by  Free Events, movies, Music, Wait, there's more

  One Response to “Updated list of FREE summer concerts and movies”

  1. Hi,

    Saw a really great Jazz band play at Stonecrest piper Glen on Friday, August 12. What like to know the name of the band. It wasn’t the bluegrass band listed on the schedule. Thanks

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