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May 16, 2024

Where to enjoy live music while dining in Charlotte

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

by Ebony L. Morman

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.

The Artisan’s Palate, NoDa 

Live music is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and during Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

The Bottle Tree, Belmont 

The garden concert series currently happens on Saturdays from 2-4:30 p.m. The series ends June 15. 

Bradshaw Social House, Ballantyne

Guests can listen to live bands perform on Fridays from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Check online for the upcoming schedule. 

Cajun Queen, Elizabeth

Live music can be experienced each night of the week, starting no later than 6:30 p.m. until the last seating. 

El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Madison Park

Tuesday through Sunday, diners can enjoy Cuban, Latin, and Bohemian music in the evenings.  Live music is also offered on Sunday during brunch service. Check online for the most recent live music schedule. 

Goldie’s, LoSo

Goldie’s offers multiple live music lineups Thursday through Sunday during the day and in the evenings. View the full schedule online

The Hobbyist, Villa Heights

On Fridays, visitors can enjoy live music from 7-10 p.m. at the shop, which offers coffee, tea, beer, wine, and more. 

Middle C Jazz, Uptown

Middle C Jazz offers a variety of ticketed shows that feature jazz artists. Check the schedule online

Music at the Met, Midtown  

Music at the met occurs each Thursday from 6-9 p.m. It’s located near Dressler’s Restaurant. Stay up to date by checking online

Petra’s, Plaza Midwood

Guests can choose from numerous ticketed shows and events that feature live music. View an updated schedule online.  

Reid’s Fine Foods, SouthPark

Diners can listen to live music Wednesday through Saturday from 6-9 p.m on the patio. 

Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden, Belmont 

Visitors can listen to love music while enjoying a glass of wine in the garden on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. 

Ru Ru’s Tacos & Tequila, Eastover 

Live music on the patio happens on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. 

The Wine Loft, South End 

Listen to live music from 4-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Check online for updates. 

The Workman’s Friend, Plaza Midwood

Sunday evenings at the gastropub feature live music. This May, it will be offered from 8-11 p.m.

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