Charlotte’s charm extends far beyond the Uptown lights. Find a new beat in your neighborhood or venture out of your ZIP code to discover the latest happenings in what we call south South Charlotte, by which we mean all the way to Rock Hill 🙂


Chopt Arboretum
8022 Providence Road, Charlotte

South Charlotte upped its salad game with the addition of Chopt at the Arboretum earlier this month. Mix up your own creation or explore local and global flavors.

Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply
225 N. Trade Street, Matthews

South South Charlotte

Brakeman’s is your new go-to for freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, smoothies, milkshakes and cold brew. Stop by and slow down with a cup.


Food Truck Friday
Old Town Rock Hill | 6 p.m.

South South Charlotte

Jammin’ by the Tracks
Downtown Waxhaw | August 18 | 7 p.m.

South South Charlotte

Bring a chair and your dancing shoes and enjoy the tunes downtown Waxhaw under the Water Tower. Get a preview of the band playing each Friday night at Caroline Keller Band (Country).

Blakeney Summer Concert Series
9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte | Fridays and Saturdays though August 26| 7 p.m.

Catch live music from local artists each Friday and Saturday night. Here’s the line-up for the rest of the series:

  • August 18th: The Inlaws Band
  • August 19th: Alan Barrington Trio
  • August 25th: The HC Oakes Band
  • August 26th: Borderlyn Band

Music on the Green
Promenade on Providence, Charlotte | Fridays and Saturdays | 7 p.m.

Gather on the green for weekend concerts featuring classic rock, pop and funk bands. See here for the full schedule.

Music at the Fountain
StoneCrest | Fridays and Saturdays | 7 p.m.

South South Charlotte

This family-friendly series continues on Fridays and Saturdays through September. Browse the line-up and start planning your night out.

Summer Concert Series
Comporium Amphitheater, Fort Mill | Thursdays through August 31 | 6:30 p.m.

South South Charlotte

Grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic and easy into another summer weekend with live music on the greenway. Here’s the line-up for the remaining concerts:

August 17: HC Oakes Duo
August 24: The Reflections featuring Joe ‘Elvis’ Borelli
August 31: Flashback, the Party Band​


Kids Back to School Event
Clean Juice, Fort Mill | August 19 | 9 a.m.- noon

Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, everyone can celebrate a health lifestyle at Clean Juice in Fort Mill. Get the kids excited for a new school year with a free CrossFit class just for little ones, an adult bootcamp class, giveaways and a DJ.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
The Pump House | August 21 | 2 – 4 p.m.

South South Charlotte

There’s no better way to catch the eclipse than from the rooftop of The Pump House. This free event includes complimentary solar viewing glasses and Dark Sky vodka specials.

Big View Bakery Peach Baking Class
Big View Bakery, Charlotte | August 24 | 6:30 p.m.

Did you know it’s National Peach Month? Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with the pros with a peach-themed baking class. You’ll make peach pistachio rugula, yogurt peach semifreddo and peach blackberry cobbler with bourbon vanilla cream. $45 per person.

The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne – A Celebration of North Carolina Whiskey
The Ballantyne Hotel | Friday, August 25 | 6:30 p.m.

At this monthly event, explore the best whiskeys from around the state, paired perfectly with light hors d’oeuvres from The Ballantyne’s culinary team. $65 per person. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.


Sunflour Baking Co. coming to Ballantyne Quad

As reported by the Charlotte Business Journal, Sunflower Baking Co. plans to open its fourth location in Ballantyne. We can smell the cheddar biscuits already. Read more.

Umami PokéRito brings poké and sushi burritos to South Charlotte

Get ready to fuel up on pokĂ© bowls and sushi burritos at Umami PokĂ©Rito. They’re opening soon in Carmel Village shopping center.