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Restrictions are lifted, the weather is nice, and live music is back in Charlotte. There are major tours being announced every day but Charlotte is also home to many free shows as well. Enjoy this comprehensive list of free live music in Charlotte. Know of something that we didn’t include? Let us know!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Dish After Dark — Live music

8:00 pm

Dish [1220 Thomas Ave.]

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Island Suite 300]

River Jam: Empire Strikes Brass

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, May 21, 2021

Live music at LYNX station: Jason Jet

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

36th Street Station [434 E. 36th Street]

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Cornelius Jazz Festival

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Smithville Park [19710 South Ferry St]

River Jam: Ancient Cities

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Dish After Dark — Live music

8:00 pm

Dish [1220 Thomas Ave.]

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dish After Dark — Live music

8:00 pm

Dish [1220 Thomas Ave.]

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan

River Jam: Hank, Pattie & The Current

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, May 28, 2021

Live music at LYNX station: KeAndra Davis

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

36th Street Station [434 E. 36th Street]

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

River Jam: The Po Ramblin Boys

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Memorial Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center

9:00 am to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

River Jam: Desert Noises

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Dish After Dark — Live music

8:00 pm

Dish [1220 Thomas Ave.]

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Memorial Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center

9:30 am to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mint Museum Randolph {2730 Randolph Road]

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave Suite 300]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, June 4, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

Jammin’ by the Tracks: Hipshack

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Downtown Waxhaw

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Cruise-In Concert Series in Kings Mountain

6:00 pm

Patriots Park [220 S Railroad Ave, Kings Mountain]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave Suite 300]

LaLa Caboosa Concert Series: Southern Style Band

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Veterans Park [201 Huntersville-Concord Rd]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, June 11, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

Miles & Music: Summer Run and Concert Series

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

NoDa Brewing [2921 N. Tryon St.]

2nd Friday Street Festival in Cornelius: Kids’ Fest

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Street Mill Antiques [19725 Oak St]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, June 12, 2021

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Rockin’ the Burg: The Charlotte Symphony

7:00 pm

Harrisburg Park [91 Sims Pkwy]

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave Suite 300]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, June 18, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

Jammin’ by the Tracks: Revolution

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Downtown Waxhaw

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center  [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Model A Concert Series in Tega Cay: U-Phonik

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Runde Park [5116 Windward Dr]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave Suite 300]

LaLa Caboosa Concert Series: Pursey Kerns

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Veterans Park [201 Huntersville-Concord Rd]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, June 25, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, June 26, 2021

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mint Museum Randolph [2730 Randolph Road]

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, July 2, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, July 3, 2021

4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center

9:00 am to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Sunday, July 4, 2021

4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center

9:00 am to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Davidson’s Concerts on the Green: Thurston Howell

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Davidson Village Green [119 S Main St]

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Music at the Met

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Metropolitan [1111 Metropolitan Ave]

LaLa Caboosa Concert Series: Pursey Kerns

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Veterans Park [201 Huntersville-Concord Rd]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Friday, July 9, 2021

Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birkdale Village [Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd]

Miles & Music: Summer Run and Concert Series

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

NoDa Brewing [2921 N Tryon St]

2nd Friday Street Festival in Cornelius: America’s Birthday BBQ Bash

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oak Street Mill Antiques [19725 Oak St]

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Saturday, July 10, 2021

River Jam

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

U.S. National Whitewater Center [5000 Whitewater Center Parkway]

Know more places with free live music in Charlotte? Let us know and we will add them!