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Communities across southern Mecklenburg and western Union counties are reintroducing popular outdoor summer concerts as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. We've listed some of the region's most popular series below.

We recommend visiting websites for each series in advance for any updates with mask requirements and other safety protocols. Events are subject to change.

Matthews: Outdoor Concert Series

The free concerts span from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays through September at Stumptown Park, located at 120 S Trade St., Matthews. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food trucks will be on hand. Visit www.matthewsfun.com for details.

• May 28: Terrence Young

• June 11: The Entertainers

• June 25: Blackwater

• July 9: Michael Cosner Band

• July 23: Chicago Rewind

Mint Hill: Family Fun Nights

The free concerts start at 7 p.m. at Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park, located at 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill. Family activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.minthillevents.org for details.

• June 12: Thirsty Horses

• July 10: Shelley Ruff & The Hoodies

• Aug. 14: LA Maybe

• Sept. 11: Delta Fire

Monroe: Music on Main

The free concerts take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through November on Main Street in downtown Monroe. Visit www.monroenc.org for details.

• June 24: The Tams

• July 22: Cat 5

• Aug. 26: Kids in America

• Sept. 23: The Catalinas

• Oct. 28: The Legacy Motown Revue

• Nov. 18: Who's Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute)

Pineville: Rockin' & Reel'n

The free concerts start at 7 p.m. at Pineville Lake Park, located at 909 Lakeview Drive, Pineville. Visit www.pinevillenc.gov for details.

• June 11: Chicago Required & REO-Survivor

• June 27: Charlotte Symphony

• July 9: Too Much Sylvia

• Aug. 13: Coconut Groove

• Sept. 10: Hip Pocket

Waxhaw: Jammin' By the Tracks

The free concerts take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month through August under the Waxhaw Water Tower. Visit https://www.waxhaw.com for details.

• June 4: Hipshack

• June 18: Revolution (Beatles Tribute Band)

• July 16: Old Man Mafia

• July 30: Blue Sky Crying

• Aug. 13: Dixie Revival

• Aug. 27: Smokin' Gunn

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Charlotte: Evenings at the Park

The Charlotte Symphony performs a selection of classics from the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and more at SouthPark's Symphony Park, located at 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. Tickets are required. Visit www.charlottesymphony.org for details.

• May 28: Charlotte Symphony (sold out)

• June 11: Charlotte Symphony

• June 18: Charlotte Symphony

Charlotte: StoneCrest's Summer Concert Series

StoneCrest at Piper Glen began hosting concerts again. The shopping center, located at 7832 Rea Road in Charlotte, will post a complete concert schedule soon. Shows are held at the Fountain Plaza. Visit https://shopstonecrest.com/ for details.

• May 28: Courtney Lynn & Quinn

Charlotte: Waverly's Tunes on the Terrace

Waverly presents live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July in front of CO and Cafe Moka. The shopping center is located at Providence and Ardrey Kell roads in Charlotte. Visit www.waverlyclt.com for details.

• June 3: Bradford Ray Bailey

• June 10: Dave Vergato Trio

• June 17: Mark Larson Combo

• June 24: Noel & Maria

• July 1: Bradford Ray Bailey

• July 8: Dave Vergato Trio

• July 15: Mark Larson Combo

• July 22: Noel & Maria

• July 29: Bradford Ray Bailey

Charlotte: PNC Music Pavilion

PNC Music Pavilion welcomes mainstream artists of various genres in paid concerts. The Live Nation venue is located at 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Visit www.livenation.com for details.

• June 29: Chicago

• July 24: Dave Matthews Band

• Aug. 10: Kings of Leon

• Aug. 12: Chris Stapleton

• Aug. 20: Jason Aldean

• Aug. 21: Alanis Morisette with Garbage and Liz Phair

• Sept. 10: The Black Crowes

• Sept. 13: Judas Priest

• Sept. 17: Maroon 5

• Sept. 18: Dierks Bentley

• Sept. 19: Outlaw Music Festival

Charlotte: CMCU Amphitheatre

The Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre invites national recording artists to perform paid concerts. Visit www.livenation.com for details.

• July 17: Jamey Johnson

• July 20: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

• Aug. 4: Rage Against

• Aug. 5: Louis the Child

• Aug. 15: Blackberry Smoke with The Allman Betts Band

• Aug. 26: Brothers Osborne

• Aug. 27: My Morning Jacket

• Sept. 4: Glass Animals

• Sept. 5: Primus

• Sept. 24: Jelly Roll

Charlotte: USWC's River Jam

The U.S. Whitewater Center resumes its River Jam outdoor concert series Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through September. The center is located at 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte. Visit https://whitewater.org for details.

• May 28: Songs From The Road Band

• May 29: Desert Noises

• May 30: The War and Treaty

• June 3: Carly Burruss

• June 4: The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers

• June 5: Ryan Montbleau

• June 10: Seth Walker

• June 11: AFTM

• June 12: Lord Nelson

• June 17: Joslyn & The Sweet Compression

• June 18: Unspoken Tradition

• June 19: Virginia Ground

• June 24: The 502S

• June 25: Akita

• June 26: Little Bird

• July 1: Underground Springhouse

• July 2: Truett

• July 3: Con Brio

• July 4: Moon Taxi

• July 8: Elonzo Wesley

• July 9: Hedonistas

• July 10: Big Daddy Love

• July 15: Taylor Scott Band

• July 16: Revelwood Mission

• July 17: Pluto Gang

• July 22: Whitehall

• July 23: Brother Moses

• July 24: The Hooten Hallers

• July 30: The High Drivers

• July 31: Badcameo

• Aug. 5: Mike Mains & The Branches

• Aug. 6: QT & The Soul Providers

• Aug. 7: Red Dress Amy

• Aug. 12: Late Night Special

• Aug. 13: Swim in the Wild

• Aug. 14: Groove 8

• Aug. 19: Ross Adams

• Aug. 20: Province of Thieves

• Aug. 21: Justin Fedor & The Denim Denim

• Aug. 26: Abby Bryant & The Echos

• Aug. 27: Bakalao Stars

• Aug. 28: Pressing Strings

• Sept. 2: Nora Jane Struthers

• Sept. 3: Melody Trucks Band

• Sept. 4: Dead Horses

• Sept. 9: The Red Clay Strays

• Sept. 10: Tall Tall Trees

• Sept. 11: Universal Sigh

• Sept. 16: Lovers Leap

• Sept. 17: Sun-Dried Vibes

• Sept. 23: Eliza Neals

• Sept. 24: Brother Smith

• Sept. 25: Aaron Kamm & The One Drops

• Sept. 30: Time Sawyer

Fort Mill: ASCG's Summer Concert Series

Anne Springs Close Greenway hosts concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July at Comporium Amphiteater.

The greenway is located at 2573 Lake Haigler Drive. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Members get in free while others pay admission frees. All cars pay $5 parking fee. Visit www.ascgreenway.org for details.

• June 3: Natty Boh Duo

• June 10: The Hitmen

• June 17: 70s Kids - Solid Gold Tribute Band

• June 24: Todd Johnson + The Revolvers

• July 1: KRVE

• July 8: U-Phonik

• July 15: Who Rescued Who

• July 22: Coming Up Brass

• July 29: Terence Young Experience

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