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May 6, 2019

Where to enjoy live music outside

Take advantage of patio season before it gets too hot

One of my favorite spring activities is enjoying a glass of wine outside on a restaurant patio while listening to live music. The weather is finally right for this, and it’s not going to last long. Here’s where you can wine and dine while musicians keep your ears entertained. This list will be updated. —Kristen Wile


Dressler’s Restaurant, Met
Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of Music at the Metropolitan, which runs through June 13, during dinner on the patio at Dressler’s

Lake Norman Cottage, Davidson
Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
This small wine shop on Lake Norman is a quaint escape just off the highway

Pizza Peel, Plaza Midwood
Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m.
This pizza place on the corner of Central Avenue and Thomas Street is a popular destination for families

Poplar, Fourth Ward
Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.
For a quieter Friday night, grab a glass of wine and cheese plate to enjoy in front of this historic home-turned-café

The Pump House, Fort Mill
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
Take in a view of the water and enjoy live music on the restaurant’s rooftop

RuRu’s, Myers Park
Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Tacos, music, and margaritas make this patio popular on nice nights

The Waterman, Sedgefield
Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
The sister concept to Sea Level NC brings entertainment and oyster specials to its rooftop, called Topside, each week

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