Quality Inn & Suites Airport
3100 Queen City Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: (704) 393-5306
Fax: (704) 394-0550
You can expect a truly eventful night when it comes to Tempo, as fun and tempo go together. Apart from bars that would impress you serving a number of drinks, you can even lounge in the private lounges available here. There's a large patio that stages outdoor events and concerts that, as a rule, electrifies one and all with the tuneful notes in the whole atmosphere. No wonder, the name is Tempo! The club even has an art gallery that displays beauty captured on canvases. Do visit Tempo to get a hint of tempo of city life.
This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
Under the Big White Top at Charlotte is an interesting venue for holding events. The venue translates to a Cavalia affair that is the most sought out horse event. The outdoor and entertaining performances treats locals and tourists to a memorable experience. In very rare cases, do people get to encounter an equestrian art on stage. So, get to the venue and treat your sense to unique and interesting acts.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
Though they are officially known as the "Carolina" Panthers, they play in uptown Charlotte, and it is the citizens of Charlotte in the stands cheering for them. Since their inception in 1995, the Panthers have clinched their division championship three times. They even made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003, where the New England Patriots defeated them by a slim three-point margin thanks to Adam Vinatieri's infamous, last-second, 41-yard field goal. See the Panthers go for the glory at their home, Bank of America Stadium. See website for ticketing information.
Bank of America Stadium, known by fans as "the Bank," is the cherished home of the NFL Carolina Panthers. Located in uptown Charlotte, the stadium has been good to the team. The Panthers enjoy a serious home field advantage, having never lost a playoff game on these hallowed grounds. Catch a game and then stroll over to one of many neighborhood bars and restaurants (such as A.M.'s or Therapy) for a bite. Single-game tickets range from $50-$80, but they sell out quickly. See website for stadium rules and regulations, as well as ticketing information.
Placed in front of the Park Road Shopping Centre, Amos' Southend attracts the young and single crowd of Charlotte to its wild dancing space and impressive bar. Local bands perform live at this venue almost every night. If you can't withstand all the smoke and noise, move towards the cozy balcony on the second floor, make yourself comfortable on one of the overstuffed sofas and sip on your favorite drink. Service is quick and friendly, but you might have to scream to make yourself heard.
BB&T Ballpark Charlotte is the home ground for the Charlotte knights, a baseball team of the International League. The stadium is equipped with thousands of seating capacity and has natural grass field. The stadium had been in limelight for several legal and owners issues. It is an attraction for lacs of fans who piously follow the game of baseball. Many festivals, concerts and other events are also held in the stadium other than baseball games.
The Fillmore in Charlotte is the latest of the musical venues to come up in recent years and belongs to the renowned N.C. Music Factory. The hall is housed inside a former textile mill and possesses decor that is reminiscent of the original Fillmore in San Francisco with rustic interiors and chandeliers throughout the hall. It has a seating capacity for more than 2000 spectators who can enjoy more than 150 magical music performances and contemporary concerts that take place all throughout the year. Call or visit their website for more information.
This Music Factory churns out more than just music and can be rightly called entertainment factory. Boasting of multi-purpose venues, this establishment offers a great mix of entertainment and food. Outdoor amphitheater, on-site restaurants & bars, nightclubs, office spaces, rehearsal studios and much more is nestled within this sprawling factory. Everyday, it features interesting events and shows like DJ Nights, live music concerts, theme parties, dance performances and stand-up comedy gigs. Slowly and steadily, the Music Factory has gained popularity as one of the leading nightspots for one and all. For gig guide and venue hire, call ahead.
Knight Theater is a beautiful urban theater which is a haven of sorts for those who share a passion for theater. With grand balconies, comfortable seats and surround sound, your experience here will be memorable. Several Broadway shows, musicals are held here and it also hosts many festivals. All in all, this theater gives a peek into the art and cultural scene of the city.
The Comedy Zone has had some of the biggest names in the business perform on stage, and is a top choice for a fun night out in Charlotte. More that just a club, it also features a restaurant and bar so you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks with the show. The club can also accommodate large private groups and events for up to 300 people, so you can really spice up a corporate meeting or add some flair to a birthday party with ease. Make sure to book ahead, as the big shows will sell out quickly!