Everything About Music In Charlotte

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Today we will be sharing a full breakdown of the local music scene in Charlotte. The best instrument stores in your area including some different sections for where to buy guitars and the best drum shops in town will also be shared.

There will definitely be a lot of crossover between some lists but we have done our best to get the right spots in the right sections for you. Up next we will get into quality instrument repair shops near you because some reading this may need a piano tuned, a guitar repaired, or work done on other band instruments and there is somebody out there that can assist.

Then it will be time to pivot to the best music lessons for kids or adults. Following that we will give a shout out to the top stores for music lovers that sell vintage CD’s and records here.

We also think many of you will want to know about the best concert halls and live music venues while some others may prefer to visit bars and restaurants that have free live music around the city.

And we will get you out of here with the best festivals on the Charlotte music calendar. Stay with us til the end where you will find a map with the wide variety of stores and venues we are discussing pointed out.

Everyone reading this is welcome to look through more of our blogs on the Southeast region at that link.

Charlotte Musical Instrument Stores

Some of the best musical instrument stores near you would be:

Whether you’re looking for your first cello or seeking an advanced level violin you can buy a wide range of instruments in your area from many makers and in all price ranges at The Violin Shoppe.

Tillman is a local music shop that sells instruments and has a variety of services including lessons in guitar, piano, bass, banjo, drums, voice, and ukulele from Peavey and Takamine as well as quality repairs.

Where To Buy Guitars

For all the guitars and accessories you need check out:

Limited edition guitars, acoustics, amps, electrics, mandolins, pedals, and used musical instruments in Charlotte are sold at Midwood Guitar Studio.

Middle Man Guitars specializes in the sale of string instruments, repairs, restringing, maintenance, lessons, rentals, and much more.

The Local Pickup sells vintage and used guitars as well as boutique pedals, amps, handmade guitar straps, and other quality musical accessories.

If you’re looking to expand your collection or shopping for that first guitar J.King Guitar is one of the best places for you to go plus they also provide local repairs, simple set ups, fret works, and refinishing from Benson, String Joy, Ernie Ball, and Daddario.

Many of the places in our initial music stores list will also be good spots to buy high quality guitars in your area as is Gold Tone from our repairs list.

Drum Shops Near You

If you know of any specialized drum shops in town please tell us in the comments, for now our best advice is to head to one of the stores in our best instrument or guitar stores list as most should have some percussion instruments available.

Instrument Repairs

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Instrument repairs in Charlotte are available at:

NC Guitar Works is a full service guitar restoration and modification shop repairing broken guitars, broken head stocks, electronics nuts, and saddles.

Gold Tone buys, sells, and repairs guitars near you along with vintage gear.

Stringsnsteel Instrument Repair and Luthier can build any style using some of the finest US parts and exotic woods plus they repair all types of stringed instruments.

Don’t forget that Tillman Music, Middle Man Guitars, and J.King Guitar are good places to get local instruments repaired too.

Music Lessons

Level up by taking lessons at a music school in your area:

Students of all ages and skill levels come for music lessons and instruction in Concord at Rock University where they also provide real live band experiences for those who want to play for an audience.

Rogers Music Academy in Gastonia teaches piano, guitar, and voice lessons to students aged 7 to 17 years old.

Children can now take music lessons at Piedmont Music Academy in Rock Hill.

Mink Violin Studio specializes in classical and Americana violin and viola lessons near you.

Guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet, and many more instrument lessons are offered at Bach to Rock Huntersville.

Lessons On The Lake Music Arts Academy in Mooresville has premier music educators teaching piano, violin, guitar, drums, and private singing lessons and art lessons.

Kindermusik in Stallings uses the power and joy of music making to help children learn and grow during the year’s most critical to brain development.

Both Tillman Music and Middle Man Guitars from some different lists are also great options for music lessons in the Charlotte metro too.

CD & Record Stores

Check out all kinds of vintage CD’s and records at these local stores for music lovers:

Lunchbox Records sells new and used LP records, CD’s, DVD’s, 7″s, stickers, patches, buttons, magazines, books, record storage bins, and much more.

You can sell your old records, CD’s, DVD’s, and audio equipment at the local Repo Record where they feature a wide range of genres including rock, R&B, jazz, country, punk, metal, rap, and others.

Charlotte Live Music Venues

Seeing a concert at Charlotte live music venues is always a good time:

Amazing live music, dance parties, karaoke, and other events are held at Petra’s.

You can listen to live funk, punk, bluegrass, EDM, hip hop, and blues music at The Rabbit Hole.

The Visulite Theatre is one of the premier places for live music in your area featuring some of the best performers of today from a variety of genres.

The Music Yard is an outdoor venue for live music, food, and fun and it is tucked between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop off South Boulevard.

Talented artists such as B.B. King, Jason Mraz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, and more have all performed at The Fillmore in Charlotte.

Rooster is a live music and entertainment venue with a full bar that provides a platform for local and regional artists to display their gifts in a welcoming and fun environment.

The Mooresville Performing Arts Center is a large state of the art venue for live events with up to 1,650 seats perfect for theatre and performing arts.

With Mooresville’s rich history and genuine southern hospitality Our Town Stage features great concerts, movies, musical shows, and other cool events that you will love.

Fun Restaurants With Entertainment

You can take a date or a group of friends to these restaurants with live music:

Many people enjoy dining while listening to live local jazz music at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood which is set in a relaxed elegant atmosphere accented with a palette of sultry earth tones, colored artwork, and mixed wood finishes.

Bars With Live Music

There are also some bars that play live music around town:

Smokey Joe’s is a great bar with live music in Charlotte that also has big TV’s, pool tables, craft beers on tap, pool and foosball tables, dartboards, and plenty more and dogs are welcome.

Live music and open mic nights in Concord are hosted throughout the week at Lil Robert’s Place where they also have over 33 rotating taps, killer food, edgy art, and comfy seating.

More than 150 craft beers from around the globe are offered along with live music and sports on TV’s at The Brass Tap in Rock Hill.

158 on Main features live music in Mooresville every weekend and serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting.

Fine wines, spirits, craft and domestic beers, and other drinks are featured along with live musical performances on Friday and Saturday at 202 North Main Fine Wine Bar and Music Room.

Music Festivals In Your Area

Have as much fun as you can at one of these music festivals near you:

The Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill is one of the largest all volunteer festivals in the state of South Carolina where you will get the chance to enjoy flowers, frogs, music, and tons of other family friendly activities.

For nearly 60 years Festival in the Park has brought people from all walks of life together to enjoy arts, crafts, music, and family entertainment.

Festival goers can enjoy live music and delightful activities as well as try samples from restaurants in town for three days at Taste of Charlotte.

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Enjoy The Charlotte Local Music Scene

We tried to cover everything as quickly and as well as possible for you on this page. After reading about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, classes and lessons, vintage CD and record stores, concert halls and other live music venues near you like bars and restaurants, and the best festivals so you should have a much better understanding of what is available.

And anyone that made it this far might just know a little bit about the music scene in your area themself and if so feel free to tell us what we got wrong in the comments or share your own thoughts. Now it is time for you to go enjoy the music in Charlotte.

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