When: Fri., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. 2017
God Save the Queen City is the big bang of homegrown Charlotte Music fests. Since 2011, it has expanded like a supernova to three days and multiple venues. This year organizers have reined it in a bit to Friday and Saturday night at the Neighborhood Theatre, but the bill is explosive as ever, boasting Faye, Benji Hughes, Shadowgraphs and more. Debates about whether GSTQC is the QC’s answer to Raleigh’s Hopscotch are moot. The fest is its own rampaging beast.