Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend Around Charlotte – 4/12/2018

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The weekend is almost here!

There will be tons of concerts, festivals, and picnicing!

Here are the top 10 things happening around the Charlotte region this weekend:

#1 University City Wine Fest

University City Partners just announced they’ll be hosting the 3rd annual University City Wine Fest around the lake at the Shoppes at University Place this coming Saturday, April 13th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. for general admission and 1:00-6:00 p.m. for Early Admission and VIP ticket holders.

For more info or tickets click here.

#2 Charlotte’s 3rd Annual Pop-Up Picnic

This coming Friday night from 6:00-8:30 pm, come spread a blanket at the Mint Museum on Randolph road for Charlotte’s 3rd annual pop-up picnic.

This free community picnic is open to all. Pick up your pre-ordered picnic basket meal, bring your own picnic meal or enjoy dinner from the onsite food truck.

For more info click here.

#3 Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is one of the rare alternative rock bands that have become a mainstay in mainstream rock. This alt-rock band is known around the world for its distinctive pop rock sound and its impressive collection of hits, which includes international hits like “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” and “Soul Meets Body.” Since rising to fame in the early 2000s, Death Cab for Cutie has remained one of the most popular bands in the global rock scene.

They’ll be performing live at Oven’s Auditorium this Friday night.

For tickets or more info click here.

#4 30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherryville’s biggest festival of the year will include Cherry Blossom 5K Race, Live Music, Games, Inflatables, Clowns, Puppets, Dancers, Little Blue Choo, Arts, Crafts, Food

Friday, April 12th  5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Saturday, April 13th  10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Located on Main Street in Downtown Cherryville

For more info click here.

#5 Zac Brown Band

With multiple Grammy Awards, numerous platinum-selling albums and consistently sold-out stadiums, the Zac Brown Band’s influence extends far beyond the country music genre.

For more info or tickets click here.

#6 2019 Loch Norman Highland Games

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid’s Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whisky Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more!

For more info click here.

#7 The Ice & Fire Festival: A Game of Thrones Watch Party

On April 14th at Long Cove Resort, Level 9 Events presents – The Ice & Fire Festival: A Game of Thrones Season 8 Watch Party and Costume Contest!

The Ice & Fire Festival will feature Food Trucks & Entertainment to the liking of Lannisters. Craft costumes stealthier than any faceless man for the chance to win a Long Cove Resort tiny home stay!

For tickets or more info click here.

#8 Charlotte Symphony – Mozart’s Requiem

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, experience Mozart’s Requiem, the composer’s final statement, is one of classical music’s most intriguing stories. Anonymously commissioned and left unfinished upon his death, Mozart was convinced he was writing his own funeral mass. Don’t miss this emotionally stirring and powerful performance.

For tickets or more info click here.

#9 Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin will be performing live at Charlotte’s McGlohon Theater this Sunday at 8pm.

Her most famous song — 1997’s “Sunny Came Home” — earned Shawn Colvin a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. But the sexagenarian singer-songwriter’s career can hardy be limited to a single chart success.

For tickets or more info click here.

#10 Dark Star Orchestra

The critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, has been performing rock, psychedelic rock and jam band tunes since 1997. They provide a Grateful Dead concert experience, with the flair of each performer’s own eclectic style, sound and improvisation.

For tickets or more info click here.

If you think other events should be on this list or future lists, let us know – [email protected]

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