Abberly Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216
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Live Music Scene in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC you know that our thriving music scene is begging to be discovered. We have so many intimate music venues across the city. Charlotte’s rocking music scene offers you a laid-back atmosphere, good company and great drinks.

Night 1: The Evening Muse
Big sound fills a small space at this intimate venue in the heart of NoDa. The club reaches capacity at 120 standing guests (or 80 seated), offering no bad views of the stage. Generally, there’s music at least three nights a week, with basically every genre of music being offered from local up-and-coming artists. Mondays are reserved for open mic night, allowing locals to shine with two-song sets each. Supporting all things local, The Evening Muse offers many local craft beers at the bar and turns into a coffee shop called The Daily Press during the day.

Night 2: Smokey Joe's Cafe
This rustic-feeling beach bar just off Independence Boulevard on Seventh Street is surprisingly large inside. The inside is filled with TVs, pool tables, foosball and darts, while the outside offers a fire pit and ping pong. The house band Smokin’ J’s plays on Tuesdays, which is also open mic night. Other musical acts are featured throughout the week, usually offering live music three to five nights a week. This laid-back venue that’s frequented often by locals is definitely worth visiting if you’re seeking a low-key evening with live music.

Night 3: Comet Grill
This tiny dive bar off Park Road provides close seating to live music, a large bar and a second story with standing room. The Comet Grill has a campfire feeling with the proximity to the band and other guests. If you’re looking for a cheap but fun date night with live music, the Comet Grill has no cover and offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches from the kitchen.

Night 4: Visulite Theatre
Visulite is one of the coolest venues in Charlotte that has a huge stage front and center, with a pit in front for dancing and raised seating to make guests eye-level with the band. The lighting certainly enhances the experience and the sound can’t be beat. Larger acts as well as up-and-coming artists can be seen and heard at Visulite, which is located in a former art house movie theater. The location is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat in Elizabeth Avenue before going to a show.

Night 5: The Double Door Inn
This historic bar just off Charlottetown Avenue in Elizabeth offers music almost every night of the week. The Double Door Inn has been around since 1973 and caters to all music lovers by offering a variety of genres but specializing in blues and jazz. The inside is surprisingly spacious, with pool tables and arcade games in the back and seats, a bar and room for dancing in front of the stage. Eric Clapton even made a guest appearance at the venue in the 1980s, when he joined in on a performance with The Legendary Blues Band.

Night 6: Puckett's Farm Equipment
If you’re looking for a country vibe, like NASCAR and don’t mind rebel flags, Puckett’s is your place. Live music can be heard three nights a week and cold beer flows from three separate bars. The former farm equipment store turned bar is located in the Derita neighborhood and attracts individuals of all ages, especially those who are looking to avoid more crowded places.

Night 7: Snug Harbor  
Located in one of Charlotte’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Snug Harbor sits just off Pecan Avenue in Plaza Midwood. Live music is offered every night of the week in this pirate’s paradise, including karaoke with Bone Snugs N’ Harmony on Sunday evenings. A stage sits diagonally from the bar with plenty of room for dancing in front. This spot seems to attract a crowd of folks who are all familiar with one another and like low-key evenings.


Abberly Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

Call: 833-392-5643
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P