What to Do and See in Charlotte: June 2023

Concerts, Juneteenth Celebrations, & arts camps for the kids
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Dig These Gigs

Friday, June 2, 8 p.m.
The Milestone Club 

Wailin Storms
Saturday, June 3, 10 p.m.
Snug Harbor

Unwed Sailor
Saturday, June 3, 9 p.m.

Taj Mahal & Los Lobos
Monday, June 5, 8 p.m.
Knight Theater

Scout Gillett
Thursday, June 8, 9 p.m.
Snug Harbor

Jeff Draco
Thursday, June 8, 9 p.m.

Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice
Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Middle C Jazz

The Girls
Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m.
The Milestone Club

Spirit of the Beehive
Sunday, June 11, 8 p.m.
Neighborhood Theatre

Juan Wauters
Tuesday, June 13, 8 p.m.

Bog Loaf
Wednesday, June 14, 9 p.m.
Snug Harbor

Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m.
The Milestone Club

Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Wednesday, June 21, 8 p.m.
Visulite Theatre

Chatham County Line
Friday, June 23, 8 p.m.
Neighborhood Theatre

Ccl Hi Res 2

Chatham County Line

Hotel Fiction
Saturday, June 24, 10 p.m.
Snug Harbor

Coconut Groove
Saturday, June 24, 6 & 8:15 p.m.
Middle C Jazz


Juneteenth Celebrations

The United States’ other Independence Day, to commemorate the effective end of slavery, is Monday, June 19. But festivities happen throughout the month. 

Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas
June 15-18
Plaza Midwood, Free

Activities include a youth culture camp, a drum circle, a gospel fest, craft workshops, music, performances, food, a march, a marketplace, and more.

Juneteenth Charlotte Celebration
June 16-17
Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. Free

Two days of festivities—a drum line, an art and fashion walk, live music and entertainment, community workshops, youth activities, and more.

Durag 0Festival
Saturday, June 24
Camp North End, Tickets start at $40

Celebrate Black culture with music, food, art installations, a street fashion show, a Black-owned marketplace, family-friendly spaces, and more.

Summer Arts Camps

You get alone time; your kid gets an arts education. Win-win.   

Practice In The Evening Muse


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Summer Camps

Dates vary
Ages: 3-18

If your child doesn’t have enough drama, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte offers four levels of summer camps: Early Childhood, Primary, Performance, and Summer Teen Studios.

Bold Music Summer Camp

June 12-July 21
Grades: 6-12

During a weeklong session of this summer camp hosted by Bold Music of Charlotte, students work with local professional musicians to write and record their own songs—and perform them at the Evening Muse in NoDa.

Aerial CLT’s Aerial & Circus Summer Camp

June 12-16 (additional sessions in July)
Ages: 8-14

Send your kid off to the circus for a week to learn about aerial silks, aerial hammocks, static trapeze, acrobatics, and more.

McColl Center Creativity Camps

Dates vary
Ages: 7-16

Try courses Fashion 101, Watercolor, Drawing Fundamentals, Digital Illustration, Adventures in Printmaking, Sketchbook + Creative Journaling, or Ceramics, all led by professional artists. Supplies for each camp are included in the cost.

Central Piedmont Community College Summer Camps  

Beats and Jams: Digital Music Creators
June 20-23
Grades: 4-9

Kids learn about music production by designing their own beats or remixing some of their favorite songs.

Clay Creations
June 26-29
Grades: 7-12

They get their hands dirty, and you don’t have to clean up. At Clay Creations, campers learn hand-building and wheel-throwing pottery techniques, as well as how to work with ceramic glazes and kilns.

UNC Charlotte Summer Camps

Dates vary
Grades: 1-12

The university offers summer camps for all ages on topics like music, culinary arts, creative writing, musical theatre, anime, filmmaking, graphic design, and more.

Arts+ Summer Music & Arts Camps

Dates vary
Grades: PreK – 12

Kids will be led by professional artists and musicians to develop their skillset in their preferred medium.

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