TREMONT MUSIC HALL May 20: Jukebox The Ghost with Jenny Owen Youngs and Parachute; May 21: Get On The Stage No. 6, featuring Beware! The Stereotype with RazorKat and AvionSansPilot and more; May 22: Street Value XII Dance Party; May 23: Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands; May 24: Gorilla Productions presents Through the Void, Black Days of January, Downside Dead and more; May 26: King with With Wings of Lead; May 28: The Omega Cell, Echo Code and Tattermask; May 29: Dreamkiller, Wicked Jones and Chapel Grove; May 30: Lucky Five, The Urban Sophisticates and The Solos Unit. 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494. www.tremontmusichall.com.
THE EVENING MUSE May 20: The Spongetones, Justin & the Cosmics/The Afterwhiles/Love Colt; May 21: Sam Thacker with Hightide Blues; May 22: Roman Candle/The Deep Vibration, Jupiter One/Dolson/The Speedbumps; May 23: Tony Lucca/Andrew Hoover/Joey Degraw, Audioform/Fuzz & Mac/Blount Harvey; May 24: Country Line Strangers, azurenaut, Jasper Land and more; May 25: Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured artist Sequoyah Prep School; May 27: The Spongetones, Fernandina/Eleisha Eagle; May 28: Dylan Gilbert/Brett Harris/The Tomahawks, The Benjy Davis Project; May 29: Mike Garrigan/Mark Kano, Transmission Fields with brotherbrother. May 30: Charlotte FemmeFest. 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737. www.theeveningmuse.com.
DOUBLE DOOR INN May 20: The Crowntown Showdown, a showcase of local and regional talent; May 21: Bill Hanna Jazz Jam; May 22: Carolina Live Music Society presents An Evening with The Mantras & Vertigo Jazz Project; May 23: The Young Ages; May 25: Service Industry Night featuring The Monday Nite All-Stars; May 26: J Wail with Silver Machine; May 27: The Lee Boys; May 28: Bill Hanna Jazz Jam; May 29: Tommy Talton; May 30: Part Time Blues Band. 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com.
FOOD LION SPEED STREET May 21: Bell Biv De Voe, Bridgette Tatum, Jason Aldean; May 22: Lifehouse, Otherwoods, Rodney Atkins, Simplified; May 23: Bobby Messano, Brit Price, Clint Black, Doug Davis, Gavin Degraw, Girls, Guns & Glory, Green River Ordinance, Jonathan Singleton, Mckenzies Mill. Uptown Charlotte. www.600festival.com.
ALIVE AFTER FIVE May 21: Tuesday's Gone (a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band) and Sticky Fingers; May 28: Frontiers (a Journey tribute band) and Big Ed's Garage. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., Ste 230-B. www.aliveafterfiveatepicentre.com.
VISULITE THEATRE May 21: Jolt Wagon, M4 Messenger, Near Gravity; May 22: Paleface, Jim Avett, Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers; May 23: Bums Lie, Stump Dickins; May 28: Larry Keel and Natural Bridge; May 29: Heywire, Neighbors Acres, Hot Hand Spirits; May 30: Blue Dogs. 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.
SUBARU RIVER JAM May 21: Roadside Attraction; May 28: Ten Toes Up. Enjoy live music on Thursday nights at the US National Whitewater Center. Free. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.
SNUG HARBOR May 21: Bob Log III, Willem Maker, 2013 Wolves, The Holy Smokes; May 22: Holy Liars, Trouble Walkers, Guam High, Slow Gun Shogun; May 23: Two Tears, Radio Taiwan, Throttlerod, The Have and The Have Nots; May 24: Crank Country Daredevils, The Poontanglers, Appalucia, The Bitterman; May 27: Battle Beasts, Apathy Like You Mean It, A Flash of Alchemy; May 29: Junior Astronomers, Death Becomes Even the Maiden, The Lo and Beholds; May 30: The Noises 10; May 31: Sundae at Snug Harbor with George Brazil. 1228 Gordon St. 704-333-9799. www.snugrock.com.
THE MILESTONE May 21: Goes Cube, Teams, Battle Beast; May 22: Hopewell, Foxchase, Coma League; May 23: Antiseen, 25 Minutes to Go, Music Hates You; May 24: Thrones, Grids, Projexorcism, Clang Quartet; May 27: Husky, Boolow, Admiral Browning; May 28: Reverser, Pride Parade, Chamelon; May 29: Lamb Handler, Babyshaker, Transient; May 30: The Helio Sequence, The Lights Fluorescent, Ultimate Optimist. 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. www.themilestoneclub.com
STONECREST @ PIPERGLEN BAM-JAZZ FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT May 22-23, 7 p.m.; Aug. 7-8, 7 p.m. Bill Averbach & Bam-Jazz will be performing their New Orleans flavored brand of jazz, blues, cajun, and world beat music. Free. 7804 Rea Rd. www.bamusic.net.
Live CONCERT SERIES AT BIRKDALE May 22: Jason Marcum; May 23: True Fiction; May 29: The Merrows; May 30: Sons of Zen. Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm, Ste. 206., Huntersville. 704-895-8744.
CAROWINDS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 2009 May 22, 29, 30. 14523 Carowinds Blvd.
FOUNDERS HALL FRIDAY ACOUSTIC CONCERT SERIES May 22: Ziad, jazz duo. 100 N. Tryon St. 704-716-8649. www.foundershall.com.
MCGLOHON THEATRE May 23: Toad the Wet Sprocket; May 29: Queen City Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra – An Ideal Evening. 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE May 23: Sol Driven Train; May 26: Les Claypool; May 29: Josh Phillips Folk Festival; May 30: Charlotte FemmeFest. 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
AMOS' SOUTHEND May 24: Bourbon Crow with Wednesday 13 and Rayen Belchere; May 28: Stephen Marley; May 29: Player/Kommander, Red All Over and Snowfight; May 30: Appetite For Destruction (The Ultimate Guns 'N' Roses Tribute), Ride The Lightning (The Ultimate Metallica Tribute); May 31: Little Feat. 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.