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March 15, 2023

Where to enjoy live music while dining in Charlotte

As the weather warms up, more restaurants are bringing performances to their patios

Many restaurants and bars offer live music, which can be a nice addition to a pleasurable dining experience. Here’s a list of places in Charlotte where you can listen to live music while enjoying your meal.

Ash & Barrel Cigar Social Lounge, Cornelius

The cigar lounge hosts live music Wednesday from 8-11 p.m. for Wine Down Wednesday in Cornelius. All wine is half off every Wednesday.

Bradshaw Social House, Ballantyne

There’s live band karaoke on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m and live music on Fridays at 10 p.m. Check online for the upcoming schedule.

Cajun Queen, Elizabeth

One of Charlotte’s oldest restaurants offers a taste of New Orleans music every weekend and many weekdays.

Goldie’s, Lower South End

The venue plans to open this spring in Lower South End. Live music will be offered daily along with elevated bar food and drinks. Check online for an updated schedule.

The Goodyear House, NoDa

Guests can enjoy live music each weekend on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The Hobbyist, Villa Heights

Every Friday, visitors can enjoy live music from 7-10 p.m. at wine and coffee shop The Hobbyist.

The Local, Uptown

Guests can listen to live music from local bands and DJs Thursday through Sunday at this Uptown dive bar. Check online for updates.

Madison Perk, Madison Park

The coffee bar offers morning music from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and evening music from 7-9 p.m. Check online for updates.

Noble Smoke, Enderly Park

Starting in April, live music will be offered on the patio every Friday and Saturday.

Petra’s, Plaza Midwood

Petra’s offers a variety of shows and events that feature live music. Look for updates online for upcoming performances and shows.

Poplar Tapas, Fourth Ward

Poplar Tapas offers wine, spirits, tapas, and live music on the patio from 7-10 p.m. on Fridays.

El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Madison Park

Live Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and Jazz music is offered Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Check online for the live music schedule.

Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden, Belmont

Live music is offered during the coffee and wine garden’s first Friday market from 4-8 p.m.

RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila, Myers Park

Beginning in April and running through September, live music is back on Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m.

Salted Melon, South End

There’s live music every Friday evening at 7-10 p.m.

Stroke, South End

Musician Eric Thompson performs live every Wednesday evening at 6pm.

The Wine Loft, South End

There’s live music on weekends. Check online for updates.

The Wine Shop, Rivergate

Live jazz, R&B, beach music, and Motown music is offered on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m.

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