All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's Summer Pops at Symphony Park

Map4400 Sharon Rd.
behind SouthPark Mall

Charlotte, NC
  • Arts & Culture
  • Kids & Family


Few things bring people together like the chance to sit under the stars on a warm summer night, listening to the swell of violins. Here, you’ll find young and old, black and white, hip and decidedly un-hip—all sprawled on blankets, sharing picnic food in the dark. The littlest ones hop and twirl to the music. They are too young to be self-conscious, and too wise to sit quietly in the face of such beauty.


Best Music Festival- 2017, Best Concert Series- 2015, 2016. Best Place to Introduce Kids to Classical Music- 2015. Music Event - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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