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Old 08-20-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Ok, its about time for our favorite month of the year here in Charlotte. Posting this one pretty early so folks can start planning now!!!


Monday, September 1st (Labor Day Holiday)
MATTHEWS ALIVE!
Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Founded in 1992, a four-day festival featuring more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, games and rides for all ages, 4 stages of free entertainment.
Website: Welcome to Matthews Alive!

Thursday Sept. 4th, Friday Sept. 5th, Saturday Sept. 6th & Sunday Sept. 7th
YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Boulevard, 28203
The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Admission is $2.00, Children 12 and under free
Website: Yiasou Greek Festival - September 4,5,6,7 2008 - Holy Trinity Church - Charlotte, NC

Friday Sept. 5th, Saturday Sept. 6th & Sunday Sept. 7th
CABARRUS COUNTY FAIR
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Highway 49, Concord, NC 28025
The 56th Annual Cabarrus County Fair will open Friday, September 5th and run through
Saturday, September 13th. There are many new and exciting features for the 2008 Fair as well as traditional favorites. Powers Great American Midways will once again provide rides, shows, games and food.
Website: Cabarrus County Fair Concord, NC

Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6
ROMAN ARMY FESTIVAL
Fourth Ward Park, 301 N. Poplar Street, 28202
Website: castraromana-pompeii.com

Friday September 5th
BROOKS & DUNN and ZZ Top with Rodney Atkins
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd, 28262
Website: Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site

Friday, September 5
CARLOS MENCIA
2700 E Independence Blvd, 28205
Website: Welcome to Ovens Auditorium

Saturday, September 6th
CHARLOTTE LITERARY FESTIVAL
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St, 28202, Admission Charged
Website: Charlotte Literary Festival

Monday 9/8, Tuesday 9/9, Wednesday 9/10, Thursday 9/11, Friday 9/12, Saturday 9/13
CABARRUS COUNTY FAIR
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Highway 49, Concord, NC 28025
Website: Cabarrus County Fair Concord, NC

Friday Sep 12 and Saturday Sep 13
BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ FESTIVAL
Uptown - North Tryon St. between 6th & 11th Streets
Back for its 6th year! National teams vie for a place in the coveted Memphis in May national Cook-off, while local "Backyard Grillers" show why their home-grown style and sauce is the best in the Carolinas. Food, music, entertainment and more!
Website: http://www.charlotteshout.com/nav.cfm (broken link)

Friday, September 12
SLAMCHARLOTTE Poetry Slam
Spirit Square - McGlohon Theatre 345 North College St 28202
Website: SlamCharlotte - Home

Friday, September 12
MUSIQ SOULCHILD
Amos' Southend, 1423 South Tryon, 28203, 704-377-6874
Website: AMOSSOUTHEND.COM - Charlotte, NC - 704-377-6874

Saturday, September 13th
CHARLOTTE SUNSET JAZZ FESTIVAL
Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, 28211, 2:30pm to 9:30pm
The Sunset Jazz Festival returns for its 17th year. Performing artist this year include, The Fuzz Band, Sweet Dreams, Ron Brendle and Michael Porter. Free admission.
Website: http://www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com/

Saturday, September 13
3RD ANNUAL WHITEWATER FESTIVAL
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 820 Hawfield Road, 28214
Website: US National Whitewater Center //// TAKE IT OUTSIDE !!! \\ - Home

Saturday September 13
MILES & COLTRANE: BLUE (.)
Spirit Square – McGlohon Theatre 345 North College St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)

Sunday, September 14
CAROLINA PANTHERS vs. Chicago, NFL Football
Bank of American Stadium 1:00 PM EST website: Panthers.com

Sunday September 14 2008
INDIGO GIRLS
Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E 36th St (NODA), 28205
Website: Neighborhood Theatre

Wednesday, September 17
3 DOORS DOWN with Hinder, Finger Eleven, and American Bang presented by Wrigley's Extra Fruit Sensations
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 707 Pavilion Blvd, 28262
Website: Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site

Thursday Sep 18, Friday Sep 19 & Saturday Sep 20
TIMELESS BALLETS BY BALANCHINE
Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr. - Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Dance Theatre

THURSDAY 9/18, FRIDAY 9/19, SATURDAY 9/20 & SUNDAY 9/21
FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
Freedom Park 1900 East Boulevard, 28203
The 44th annual Festival in the Park provides the opportunity for all to see, hear, and learn from over 150 artists and crafts people who actively demonstrate and display their art. Nearly a thousand entertainers provide free ongoing performances at the main band shell and many stages surrounding it.
Website: Festival In The Park

Thursday Sep 18th, Friday Sep 19th & Saturday Sep 20th
CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA FASHION WEEK
Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St, 28204
Website: Charlotte NC Fashion Week

Friday September 19
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, WITH GEORGE ROMERO
Spirit Square – McGlohon Theatre 345 North College St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Night of the Living Dead, with George Romero

Friday Sept. 19, Saturday Sept 20 & Sunday Sept. 21
CHARLOTTE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Website: RUN AND SHOOT FILMWORKS

Saturday September 20 & Sunday September 21
PETER & THE WOLF AND CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr. - Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Dance Theatre

Thursday Sept. 25th thru Sunday Sept. 28th
CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL
Various locations & times throughout Center City Charlotte. See website for more info.
Website: Untitled Document

Friday, Sept. 26, Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28
PETER PAN by the Children’s Theater of Charlotte
McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St, 28202, 704-973-2800
Website: Peter Pan (http://www.ctcharlotte.org/PeterPan.htm - broken link)

Friday Sep 26 and Saturday Sep 27
CULINARY ARTS EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL
Uptown, Gateway Center area, 800 W. Trade Street, 28202
This one-of-a-kind extravaganza showcases celebrity chefs, interactive cooking demonstrations, food sampling from some of the region's finest restaurants, high-energy entertainment, a dazzling array of beer, wine and spirit sampling, ice sculpting, and much more. This year’s celebrity chefs include Cat Cora (Iron Chef America), Curtis Stone (Take Home Chef) and Lorena Garcia (Chef, TV Personality, JWU Graduate).
Website: http://www.charlotteshout.com/nav.cfm (broken link)

Saturday, September 27th
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, 28223, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Spend a day eating food from around the world, browsing booths for unique souvenirs of your "world travels" and having an intense sensory experience of international Charlotte.
Throughout the day the music and dance of a variety of nations will be presented on indoor and outdoor stages. In addition, the festival, which is family-oriented, offers a number of elements such as mimes and face painting designed specially for children.
Website: International Festival | UNC Charlotte

Saturday, September 27th
MARY J. BLIGE & Robin Thicke
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd, 28262
Website: Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site

Saturday September 27 & Sunday September 28
CELTIC CROSSROADS
Spirit Square – McGlohon Theatre 345 North College St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Celtic Crossroads

Sunday, September 28
CAROLINA PANTHERS vs. Atlanta, NFL Football
Bank of American Stadium 1:00 PM EST website: Panthers.com

Sunday September 28th
NBC'S LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR
Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr. - Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St, 28202
Website: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour

Tuesday September 30 2008
MOTHER LOAD
Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr. - Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 28202
Website: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Mother Load


Ongoing Events:

September 11-14; 17-21; 24-28, 2008
GODSPELL
Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, 28207
One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway musical successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs.
(Wed, Thurs performances at 7:30pm Fri, Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2:30 pm)
Website: Theatre Charlotte (http://www.theatrecharlotte.org/godspell.htm - broken link)

September 11-14, Sep 18- 21, Sep 25-28
FOXFIRE
Carolina Actors' Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave, 28205, 704-455-8542
"The old ones hang on like foxfire on rotten wood," says real estate broker Prince as he tries to persuade Aunt Annie to sell her mountain-top home in this melodic, heartwarming story about aging in America.
Website: Carolina Actors' Studio Theatre

Weekends thru September 27th
MINGLING ON THE GREEN CONCERT SERIES
Birkdale Village 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us every Friday & Saturday night for live music at Birkdale Village!
Website: Live Life at Birkdale Village

Weekends Friday & Saturday thru September 27th
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE VILLAGE GREEN – Blakeney
Free outdoor summer concert series. All shows 7pm - 10pm
Website: Blakeney Events (http://www.shopblakeney.com/go/mallEvents.cfm - broken link)

Sundays from 6-8pm
DAVIDSON CONCERTS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN, Davidson, NC
“A summer family favorite, Concerts on the Green”
Website: Downtown Davidson, Inc.

Weekends thru September
ROCKIN' & REELIN' SUMMER CONCERT & MOVIE SERIES
Lake Park, Pineville, NC
Join us for a summer full of movies and entertainment sure to please the entire family. Pre-shows begin at 7pm. Movies begin at dusk. Bands tune-up at 7pm.
Website: Welcome to Pineville, NC :: Welcome from the Mayor (http://www.pinevillenc.net/index.html - broken link)

Saturdays 7-10 p.m. thru Sept. 27
SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES at Rivergate Shopping Center (Steele Creek area)
Website: Shop Rivergate - Events Calendar (http://www.shoprivergate.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemi d=62 - broken link)
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks so much for putting this together and posting it! Can't wait to enjoy my first September in Charlotte.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Friday Sep 12 and Saturday Sep 13
BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ FESTIVAL
Uptown - North Tryon St. between 6th & 11th Streets
Back for its 6th year! National teams vie for a place in the coveted Memphis in May national Cook-off, while local "Backyard Grillers" show why their home-grown style and sauce is the best in the Carolinas. Food, music, entertainment and more!
Website: http://www.charlotteshout.com/nav.cfm (broken link)
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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IREDELL CO. AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Statesville
Smokey Mountain Amusements
September 1-6, 2008
Physical Address:
630 N. Main St., Troutman, NC
Website: www.iredellcountyfairgrounds.com
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival 2008
Charlotte
September 27th, 2008 (Saturday)
Memorial Stadium, located adjacent to Central Piedmont Community College's main campus and bordered by King's Drive, Seventh Street and Charlottetowne Ave. (formerly Independence Blvd.) in Uptown Charlotte.
Website: Charlotte Oktoberfest 2007
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:30 AM
 
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Thanks for reminding me of why I'm moving back to the south. This list of events is simply amazing! Wish I was there right now, but the move from Boston will take at least a month or two.
Can't wait to get there.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Default Events in charlotte

Wow there are so many to choose from. Do you have a suggestion for your favorite event? not really family oriented??
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Question Hi Carolina Blue

I'm new to the area and found this website and your post regarding upcoming events.
Is there one website that gives a comprehensive listing of upcoming festivals, military re-enactments, gallery crawls, concerts, etc...for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties that you know of? I've been to several sites to date and only find small snippets of information. Apparently I haven't found the right site yet.
So far, you've given more information, along with my new purchase (The Insiders Guide to Charlotte) than any one website I've found so far.
Can you suggest any websites so I can search for future events?
Any help from you (or others) to help the new gal get acquainted with her adopted city will be appreciated.
Thank you!

Last edited by gizmobizmo; 09-05-2008 at 12:51 PM.. Reason: Your list was great! I just want to find out what's coming in farther down the road so I can make plans with visiting family.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Originally Posted by gizmobizmo View Post
I'm new to the area and found this website and your post regarding upcoming events.
Is there one website that gives a comprehensive listing of upcoming festivals, military re-enactments, gallery crawls, concerts, etc...for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties that you know of? I've been to several sites to date and only find small snippets of information. Apparently I haven't found the right site yet.
So far, you've given more information, along with my new purchase (The Insiders Guide to Charlotte) than any one website I've found so far.
Can you suggest any websites so I can search for future events?
Any help from you (or others) to help the new gal get acquainted with her adopted city will be appreciated.
Thank you!
I actually look at a "ga-zillion" websites to put those lists together. Not trying to toot my own horn, but you guys would probably be surprised how much effort I actually put into them. But with that said, yes, there are a few sites you could look at that would essentially give you all the info you need. I'd highly recommend "Charlotte Culture Guide" and "Creative Loafing".

Charlotte Culture Guide: CharlotteCultureGuide.com: Art, Dance, Music, History and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina region!

Creative Loafing: Creative Loafing Charlotte | Home
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Wow there are so many to choose from. Do you have a suggestion for your favorite event? not really family oriented??
I'd recommend any of the festivals in "bold"; and would especially suggest you visit them at night if you're looking to be around mostly adults. My personal favorite is the Culinary Arts event. Its like an upscale, high end version of The Taste of Charlotte. But if you don't like "fu-fu-shi-shi" type food, its probably not for you.
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