11 Can't-Miss Concerts Coming to the QC in 2020
The 2020 Charlotte concert lineup already features so many incredible talents, from some of the biggest names in music to artists that have yet to be discovered. But with every show that has been scheduled and will be scheduled, it can be easy to miss one. To help, we wanted to put together a quick read for Charlotte concert goers to help track the shows that we already know will be coming to the Queen City this year. And here we have it – our list of the top 11 concerts that have been scheduled in Charlotte so far for the 2020 season:
Celine Dion – January 21st @ Spectrum Center
Celine Dion, a long-time pop star and musical icon, is set to take the stage at the Spectrum Center in just over a week. Her worldwide tour, which is her first since 2008, is selling out venues around the globe and we expect that her stop in Charlotte will be no different. The current tour is highlighting Dion’s latest album, Courage, but setlists from recent shows also hint that she is performing some of her classics, such as All By Myself and That’s the Way It Is.
Wale – February 15th @ The Fillmore
Wale, an American rapper from Washington, DC, first emerged on the scene in 2006. He rose to fame a few years later with the release of hit singles Chillin and Pretty Girls, both of which incorporate elements of go-go. Go-go, a style of music similar to disco but more percussion based, originated in Wale’s home city and has become a common theme throughout his music. The rapper is an artist of many talents, and we can’t wait for him to pack The Fillmore. This is a show that hip-hop fans in Charlotte won’t want to miss.
Diana Ross - February 29th @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Belk Theatre
The legendary singer and actor Diana Ross will be performing in Charlotte at one of our favorite venues, and it is sure to be a packed house. Ross is turning 76 years old in March, but she hasn’t lost a step. She became famous as a member of The Supremes, singing on some of the biggest Motown hits like You Can’t Hurry Love and Stop! In The Name Of Love. After leaving the Supremes, she had a successful solo career, including her cover of Ain’t No Mountain High, as well as lighting up the international charts with I’m Coming Out. We can’t wait to hear what she brings to the Queen City.
Oh Wonder - April 1st @ The Fillmore
If you haven’t heard of Oh Wonder, make sure you check them out. The British team of Anthony and Josephine are by far one of our favorite musical groups, already gaining fame and following with only two studio albums to-date. Their first album, self-titled Oh Wonder, provides an ethereal music experience from start to finish with some better-known tracks such as Livewire and Landslide. Their second album, titled Ultralife, offers a more up-beat adventure without losing the musical identity they established with their first album. We are so excited to feel their sound and energy reverberating throughout The Fillmore.
Jimmy Buffett – April 25th @ PNC Music Pavilion
From Cheeseburger in Paradise to Margaritaville, there’s something about Jimmy Buffett’s music that always makes for a good time. With a style of music that he once referred to as “drunken Caribbean rock n roll,” Buffett is set to bring summertime to Charlotte a bit early this year. So break out your blenders, choice of tequila and margarita mix, and join us at PNC Music Pavilion for one of the most anticipated concerts of the spring.
The Lumineers – May 29th @ PNC Music Pavilion
This was one of the first shows announced for the 2020 season, and we can’t wait for it to get here. The Lumineers will bring the tour for their new album, III, to the QC’s largest outdoor venue for what it is all but certain to be a sold-out show. III features hit songs like Gloria and It Wasn’t Easy Being Happy for You, and embodies the same qualities that fans of the American folk-rock band have grown to love over the years – simple, rustic, natural, and easy to listen to.
Tame Impala - June 8th @ Spectrum Center
This Australian band has become an international sensation, creating an innovative musical experience with every song. Their visuals during shows are always insanely artistic and fun to watch, perfectly complementing whichever song they’re playing. If you don’t know Tame Impala, you’ve probably heard their music without realizing it. Rihanna covered their song New Person, Same Old Mistakes with her own version, titled Same Ol’ Mistakes on her album ANTI. It’s no accident that Tame Impala booked the Spectrum Center, one of the largest and most competitive venues in Charlotte. On February 20th, they are scheduled to release their fourth studio album, titled The Slow Rush and will surely be playing a variety of their new songs when they perform.
Doobie Brothers - June 19th @ PNC Pavilion
The Doobie Brothers have been making great and groovy music since the early 70’s and are coming to Charlotte as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. Their timeless hits include Listen to The Music, China Grove, and Takin It to The Streets. It’s tough to think of a better group to see on a warm summer night at PNC Pavilion. Get your tickets soon so you can crack open a cold beer and enjoy the beautiful riffs and melodies that define this iconic band. Whether you’re sitting in the lawn or up close in the expensive seats, this is a can’t-miss concert of the summer.
Alanis Morissette - June 21st @ PNC Pavilion
This should be another sold out show at the PNC Music Pavilion, featuring a dynamic and talented performer. Alanis Morissette was a 90’s star and still has a loyal following around the globe. Her most famous hits like You Oughta Know and Ironic are songs that everybody gets excited for when they come on the radio. You can’t help but sing along with these enduring classics, but you’ll definitely have trouble matching the power and pitch of Alanis’ voice.
Thomas Rhett – July 9th @ PNC Music Pavilion
Thomas Rhett returns to the Queen City for the second straight year with his 2020 tour, Center Point Road. Named after his latest album which features hit single Look What God Gave Her, Rhett’s recently announced tour will also include special guests Cole Swindell and Hardy. Anyone who attended Rhett’s concert in Charlotte last year, or any previous Rhett concert for that matter, knows that he puts on one incredible show. For country fans who haven’t had the chance to see Rhett perform live yet, mark this one on your calendar as a can’t miss show.
Maroon 5 – September 14th @ PNC Music Pavilion
One of the most popular bands in the world over the last 18 years, Maroon 5 visits the Queen City to kick off the final week of the summer. The number of hits that the pop/rock/neo-soul band has released since Harder to Breathe first broke the Billboard Hot 100 is seemingly endless. From Moves Like Jagger to She Will Be Loved, Adam Levine and co. will be romancing the audience with them all. The show has generated an incredible buzz throughout Charlotte since it was first announced, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most anticipated concerts in the QC this year.
Additionally, Bank of America Stadium has scheduled three concerts for 2020 so far. Learn all about the incredible performances coming to the Carolina Panther’s homefield by clicking here to read our recent article covering each of the scheduled shows.