Things to Do in Charlotte: July 2022

From a food festival to the Blue Man Group
Barbershop Harmony Society

Courtesy Barbershop Harmony Society

Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention

Multiple locations, uptown
July 3-10,

You’ll hear singing all over uptown—in the Convention Center and in hotel lobbies, in restaurants and on street corners, predicts Brian Lynch, spokesman for the Barbershop Harmony Society. “You truly cannot stop people from singing at a barbershop convention.” 

The Barbershop Harmony Society was founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has hosted annual conventions throughout the country ever since. This year, for the first time, it stops in Charlotte. Expect eight days of contests, performances, a festival, educational activities, and camaraderie, culminating in the Quartet Championship Finals. Buy passes for individual events, days, or the entire convention. 

“The most important thing to know as an attendee is, when you see someone singing, ask if you can sing along,” Lynch says. “Because every barbershopper in the world gets so excited if someone says, ‘Can I sing with you?’ Our North American culture, generally, has pushed singing off into a corner as belonging only to the professionals … but we are people who love to sing and love to share that love of singing.”



Photo Courtesy Columbia Records

5 Seconds of Summer: Take My Hand World Tour
July 3
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

OneRepublic: Never Ending Summer Tour
July 8
PNC Music Pavilion

New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour 2022
July 12
Spectrum Center

The Chicks Tour
July 14
PNC Music Pavilion

Garth Brooks 
July 15 & 16
Bank of America Stadium

Shawn Mendes: Wonder, The World Tour
July 22
Spectrum Center

Luke Bryan: Raised Up Right Tour
July 22
PNC Music Pavilion

Rob Zombie and Mudvayne: Freaks on Parade Tour
July 24
PNC Music Pavilion

Queen’s Feast 

Various locations
July 22-31

Any Charlotte-area eateries you’ve been itching to try? For 10 days each January and July, nearly 100 participating restaurants serve three-course dinners at special prix fixe prices that range from $30 to $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included). This summer’s participants include La Belle Helene,
Sea Level, Church & Union, Calle Sol, El Puro, Dolce Osteria, and Standard Oyster Company. 

No tickets necessary; reservations highly recommended.

Progeny driving you nuts this summer? Let someone else entertain them. 

Blue Man Group Speechless

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group
Belk Theater 
July 15-17
Join the three popular blue dudes for shows jam-packed with performance art, music, comedy, miming, fun props and lighting, and audience participation. The shows are family-oriented and energetic—and will keep your kids engaged. Children of all ages are welcome, but the shows are best for 3 and older.  Tickets start at $29.50,

Monster Jam
Spectrum Center
July 16-17
Your kids’ jaws will drop as monster trucks pop wheelies and flips, catch big air, and put the pedal to the metal in races, two-wheel skills competitions, and freestyle competitions. For an additional $20, add on a Pit Pass to get into the Pit Party, a pre-show event where you and the offspring can catch the monster trucks up close, get autographs, take pictures, participate in Q&As with drivers, and more. Tickets start at $20, 

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