• Summer Sounds in the City Concert Series
When: Wednesdays, June and July, 5--9pm.
Where: Hearst Tower Courtyard on Tryon Street, downtown.
• Speed Street Festival
When: May 25-27, 11am-midnight.
Where: Downtown Charlotte at Tryon Street from 2nd to 5th Street and 3rd Street from Tryon to Graham.
• Pops in the Park
When: The four Sundays in June. Shows begin at 8:15pm, with Preludes at 7pm.
Where: SouthPark Mall's Symphony Park Pavilion, Morrison and Barclay Downs, behind the mall (at Sharon and Fairview).
• Center City Alive After 5
When: Thursdays until September, 5:30pm--9:30pm.
Where: Wachovia Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St., downtown.
• Smokeout VII
When: June 23-24, Friday 2pm-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm.
Where: Rowan County Fairgrounds at Julian Road (exit 74 off I-85), Salisbury, NC.
Price: $30 Admission. Over 18 only.