South South Charlotte News & Notes: What to Do From Ballantyne to Rock Hill

We’ve got some news and events just for the folks on the south side of town. Here are your don’t-miss events for Labor Day and the beginning of September:

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

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Grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic and easy into another summer weekend with live music on the greenway from Flashback, the Party Band.

Food Truck Friday
Old Town Rock Hill | September 1 | 6 p.m.

Don’t miss this bonus date for rock Hill’s Food Truck Fridays at the Fountain. 25 food trucks will be on-site to serve up dinner, along with beverage offerings and activities for the kids.

Italian Dinner with Live Music & Karaoke
Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe | September 1 | 7 p.m.

Enjoy an Italian dinner in the vineyard with live music from Marty Vanderlip. Call 704.283.4208 to reserve. $20 per person.

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

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

2017 Matthews Alive Festival
Downtown Matthews | September 1-4

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This beloved family festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a plethora of live music acts on stage, performances, artisan vendors, thrilling rides, carnival games and more. Don’t miss the fireworks show Saturday night. Proceeds benefits Matthews community non-profit organizations.

Labor Day Weekend Events
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte | September 1-4

Indulge in an end-of-summer staycation at this four-day celebration at The Ballantyne. The fun kicks off with complimentary yoga and an afternoon cookout at the pool. Guests will also enjoy live music, outdoor movies and other special perks throughout the holiday weekend. Rooms will be discounted 15%, or guests can opt to receive a third night free.

Ride! Ballantyne
9405 Bryant Farms Road | September 2 | 7:30 a.m.

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Ready your bike for this community ride benefitting the YMCA Annual Campaign and their life-changing programs. Choose from 30, 45, 63 and 80 mile options. After your ride, celebrate with a cookout at Bojangles’ Pavilion.

Xenia Labor Day Weekend
All Xenia Restaurants (Ilios Noche and Big View Diner) | September 2-4

No need to fire up the grill. Get 20% off your to-go orders from Ilios Noche and Big View Diner all weekend long. Don’t forget to show this image on your phone and tell them scoop sent you!

Goat Yoga and Wine Tasting
Cat’s Paw Winery, Rock Hill | September 2 | 6 p.m.

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Looking for something off the beaten path? Try goat yoga. Perfect your pose and snap a selfie with one of the winery’s goats. Afterwards, stick around for a wine tasting. $40 per person.

Ballantyne Rocks
Ballantyne Village, Charlotte | Beginning Sept. 6 | 6 p.m.
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The fall season of Ballantyne Rocks kicks off September 6 with tunes from Steve & Chuck & Tim. Concerts continues each Wednesday through the end of the month. More details.

Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig 2017
Comporium Amphitheater, Fort Mill | September 9 | All day

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This barbecue and bluegrass festival is back in its 12th year with a biergarten, and Grand Tasting highlighting North and South Carolina beers.

StoneCrest at Piper Glen’s 1st Annual Tailgate Kick Off
Smoke BBQ Grille | September 10 | 1 p.m.

Don’t miss the inaugural Tailgate Kick-Off sponsored by Smoke BBQ Grille. This family-friendly event features a variety of food options (including a BBQ buffet), kids activities, a charity raffle, music and more.

Bodega Catena Zapata Wine Dinner
The Pump House, Rock Hill | September 13 | 6:30 p.m.

Indulge in this four-course wine dinner with a view. Preview the menu here. $125 per person. Call to reserve your spot: 803.329.8888.

Outdoor Movie – Fan Vote
Promenade On Providence | September 15 | 7:30 p.m.

Vote on Facebook for your pick (choose from Beauty and The Beast (live action), The Secret Life of Pets, Moana and Storks) and then bring the kids to the fan’s choice outdoor movie at Promenade on Providence. Don’t forget blankets and lawn chairs!

Tap the Rock
Main Street Bottle Shop, Rock Hill | September 16 | 2 p.m.

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Get your tasting glass ready! Tap the Rock is your chance to taste unique and rare raft beers, along with the best in gourmet food truck fare.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!