Walking my dogs down Ballantyne Commons Parkway to take advantage of a September breeze is truly a south Charlotte delight. There are a few fallen leaves along our typical route and I realize that too soon Charlotte’s trees will be ablaze with fall colors.
Summer is quietly showing signs of coming to an end, but Charlotteans know how to extend their outdoor relaxation into the fall. South Charlotte continues the pleasures of summer outdoor entertainment through its free local concerts.
Ballantyne Village can get you through that mid week hump! MIXATSIX will continue Wednesdays through October 10, 2012. People can enjoy music from the patios of Ballantyne Village restaurants. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with live outdoor music, drink specials and fine dining! www.ballantynevillage.net
Music on the Greenat the Promenade on Providence Shopping Center will continue through September 29th. The atmosphere is family friendly situated on a large patio and fountain area. If the weather is hot, it is not unusual to see children sneaking (an unendorsed by the management) dip in the fountain. The concerts will be held every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – 10pm. www.promenadeonprovidence.com
Stonecrest Summer Concert Serieslasts through September 29th from 7pm to 10pm. You can choose from two locations: the Fountain Stage (large patio area with expanse of beautiful fountains below) or the Courtyard Stage (smaller courtyard area near Bonehead restaurant). The Fountain Stage has concerts every Friday and Saturday; the Courtyard, every Saturday. www.shopstonecrest.com
Blakeney Summer Concert Series presents free concerts on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm through September 29th. A large patio and lawn area invites guests to bring lawn chairs and blankets for family friendly, relaxing musical entertainment. A large patio area invites children to frolic and grownups to show off off their dancing skills. www.shopblakeny.com
Taking in the view of our fine Queen City is another wonderful way to relax and listen to outdoor entertainment! Located in Midtown Charlotte, Metropolitan offers a great Queen City view to accompany their musical performances. ‘METLIVE’ offers an exciting, yet relaxing outdoor venue to listen to music from September 13th– October 18th, 6:30-9:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, view the Uptown skyline, take in the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at sunset or stay for dinner at one of the six restaurants, including the always delicious fair at Dressler’s, at Metropolitan. www.metmidtown.com
Summer concerts are calling you to relax outdoors, and replace the cicada drones with sounds of music!