Emanuel Ax’s accolades are many: To start, he’s a Grammy Award-winning pianist and a professor at Juilliard. His upcoming performance at Central Piedmont Community College kicks off the 2018-2019 Charlotte Concerts Association season. $37-$45, 7:30 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534, tix.cpcc.edu.
This two-night celebration commemorates the city’s 250 years. Led by conductor Christopher Warren-Green, the performances will be triumphant and lively. $19-$132, 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.
Join Millstone 4-H Camp for a night of fun, food and Bluegrass at the second annual Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass and BBQ benefit concert in beautiful Ellerbe, North Carolina! Featuring world-class Bluegrass acts Flatt Lonesome, Lauren & Lane and Long Gone Bluegrass, this adult-only event provides scholarships for North Carolina youth to attend summer camp at...
Picture a pitch-dark theater with the gentle glow of neon light and eerie voices filling the air. The stage is set for Impromptu’s annual ghoulish experience of a cappella music and amazing make-up and costumes. The show gains momentum each year and attracts a diverse audience who enjoys a Halloween bash with creative repertoire, comedy and a few scary surprises. What was that sound coming...
AvidXchange Music Factory, 8 p.m., $27-$85
The young hip-hop star comes to Charlotte still riding the success of his April record, Total Xanarchy. He counts Pharrell Williams, Queens of the Stone Age, and Drake as his early influences
Indie bands Joywave and Sir Sly share the stage for a night of moody, electronic-tinged pop beats. Both groups are ones to watch in the alternative music scene. $20, 8 p.m. The Underground, 820 Hamilton St. 800-745-3000, livenation.com.
The reality competition show smash is on tour, with celebrity judge Michelle Visage and finalists from its 10th season. Expect performances from Eureka, Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, and other favorites. $59-$160, 9 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.
Lisa Fischer first emerged as a background singer in the 1980s. Since then, she’s appeared in dozens of R&B recordings, including releases by Billy Ocean and Angela Bofill. $19.50-$54.50, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000, carolinatix.org.