Monica, Busta Rhymes and other concerts coming to Charlotte this month

Ten R&B and hip-hop concerts stopping in the QC this month.

Beast Coast: “Escape from New York” Tour

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
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Members of the hip-hop collective have found individual success, like Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, but the members have reunited to promote their debut album, “Escape from New York.”

Lyfe Jennings

Friday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St.
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The R&B crooner recently announced that his forthcoming seventh album, “777,” will be his last. Amateur Night at The Apollo introduced us to Jennings, who’s celebrating the 15th anniversary of his debut album “Lyfe 268-192.” A remixed version of the single “Hypothetically” featured North Carolina native, Fantasia.


Sunday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
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Audiences have known Miss Thang since she came on the scene in 1995 as a teenager. With her upcoming album “Chapter 38,” Monica is coming to Charlotte ready to give fans a mix of old and new.

Khalid “Free Spirit” World Tour

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade St.
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The R&B singer has pretty much lived on the Billboard charts since he dropped his debut single, “Location,” in 2016. Khalid has enlisted Clairo, the 20-year-old “Pretty Girl” singer-songwriter, to appear as a special guest on his summer tour.


Saturday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.
Red@28th, 9539 Pinnacle Dr.
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Expect the Chicago native, with a Guinness World Record for being the fastest rapper in history, to perform some of his classics like “Slow Jamz” and “Overnight Celebrity.”

Gary Clark Jr.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
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If you missed Gary Clark Jr.’s sold-out show in April, here’s your chance to see the Grammy-winning guitar prodigy. The Austin, Texas native is on tour promoting his latest project, “This Land.” He welcomes The Marcus King Band as a special guest.

Common: “Let Love” Tour

Friday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater, 130 N Tryon St.
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The award-winning artist, actor and activist is continuing his “expression of art, words and song” with his “Let Love” tour. More than 800 people showed up during the Charlotte stop of his “Let Love Have The Last Word” book tour in May. The memoir inspired his upcoming “Let Love” album and concertgoers can get a sneak peek before it drops on Aug. 30. Singer-songwriter and emcee Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh adds to the experience.

Stunna 4 Vegas

Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
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Stunna 4 Vegas is another Charlotte-area artist who’s catching mainstream attention. The young rapper from Salisbury got more than 24 million views on YouTube with his smash “Animal” featuring Charlotte’s own DaBaby. Rapper Blacc Zacc will warm up the crowd.

“Just B(E)” Tour with Brian Courtney Wilson and Gene Moore

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
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The Motown Gospel recording artist is headlining his tour with label mate Gene Moore as an opening act. The singer-songwriter has a list of accolades including Grammy Awards, GMA Dove Awards, Stellar Awards, Billboard Music Awards and ASCAP wins and nominations.

Busta Rhymes

Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
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One of The Source magazine’s Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, rapper Busta Rhymes was a hit-maker in the ’90s and 2000s with tracks like “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” “What’s It Gonna Be?” and “Touch It.”

Keep up-to-date on concerts coming to the Queen City and other things to do by visiting our events calendar.

Katrina Louis is managing editor of who can always find something to do in Charlotte. She’s an offline hustler (and has the shirt to prove it) but when online, find her on Instagram and Twitter.