15 things to do in Charlotte this September

Celebrate the end of summer with concerts, festivals, film screenings and other Charlotte happenings in September.

Midnight-Hour-Tour

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge will perform with their 10-piece ensemble at "The Midnight Hour" Tour on Sept. 18. Photo courtesy of Andrew Lojero

Upright: A Tribute to Bass Players

Friday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.
The Hut, 413 Johnston Dr., Pineville
Free, register

Dapper Street Productions presents this three-month jazz series showcasing the works of bassists like Ron Carter, Paul Chambers and Charles Mingus.

Jazz Munkee: A Funky Jazz Experience

Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m.
Prime@6538, 6538 N. Tryon St.
$9-$15, get your tickets

A relaxed night of live jazz music with a neo-soul flare.

WORLD L!T Street Food Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7, 4 p.m.
Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave.
Free, register

The inaugural festival and street food showcase will feature authentic cuisines from international cities like Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico and India. Guests can groove to a soundtrack of live music from East Africa, West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, India and more.

Jason Jet and Curt Keyz

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30 p.m.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
$10, get your tickets

Enjoy an evening of indie soul and a total aural experience with vocalist Jason Jet and South Carolina native Curt Keyz

Chris Brown: “INDIGOAT” Tour

Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St.
Starting at $63, get your tickets

Known for his high-energy stage performances, music superstar Chris Brown brings his nationwide tour to Charlotte. He’ll be joined by some of his musical friends, including hip-hop artists Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy.

The Classic Black Cinema Series: “Cotton Comes to Harlem”

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.
$9 museum admission, get your tickets

For those who enjoy Black movie classics, this series is for you. Co-written and directed by Ossie Davis — and features comedy legend Redd Foxx — this is a 1970s movie gem worth watching.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Hickory Grove, 5935 Hickory Grove Rd.
Free, register

A screening of the PBS documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community. A panel discussion will follow.

Caribbean Gala

Saturday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Levine Social Center, 1050 Devore Ln., Matthews
$65-$75, get your tickets

Enjoy island music, culture and food while supporting the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in Jamaica.

Trevor Noah: “Loud and Clear” Tour

Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St.
Starting at $38, get your tickets

South African author, comedian and award-winning host of “The Daily Show,” is sharing his thought-provoking and engaging humor during the Charlotte stop of his nationwide tour.

“The Midnight Hour” Tour

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St.
$25-$40, get your tickets

Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad are giving fans some “sophisciated hip hop infused with jazz.” The pair behind the score for Netflix’ “Luke Cage” is bringing their jazz rhythm section and a full orchestra reminiscent of maestros like David Axelrod and Quincy Jones.

’90s Vibe: The Best of Hip-Hop and R&B featuring Orchestra Noir

Friday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
$47.75 – $72.75, get your tickets

Orchestra Noir — the renowned African American orchestra who has performed with music artists like 2 Chainz, Marsha Ambrosius and Cardi B — will showcase ’90s hip-hop and R&B classics in a way you haven’t heard before. This is a black-tie event.

Disney on Ice Presents: Mickey’s Search Party

Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22
Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St.
Starting at $20, get your tickets

Enjoy this live-action adventure as Mickey and his pals use Captain Hook’s treasure map to find Tinker Bell. Enter to win a pair of tickets and get a discount offer from Qcitymetro.

“View The Right Thing” Film Series

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Beatties Ford Rd., 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
Free, register

The seven-part film and discussion series continues with Spike Lee’s “Get On The Bus.”

The SpottieOttieDopalicious Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m.
Sage Restaurant and Lounge, 505 East 6th St.
$86-$100, get your tickets

An eight-course menu paired with curated craft cocktails, all inspired by iconic rap group OutKast.

Natural Hair Fest

Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Airport, 2600 Yorkmont Rd.
$10, get your tickets

Vendors, live demos and panel discussions all about natural hair.

Keep up-to-date with things to do in the Queen City by visiting our events calendar.


Born and raised in the DMV, the Carolinas are now home for Ryan Fleming. Family, music and writing are his passions.

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