Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 3, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival with Sol Driven Train at U.S. National Whitewater Center
* Foxy Shazam at Amos' Southend
* Beer Ed at Growlers Pourhouse
* Caffeine Music Festival at Marigny
* Cold Play at Time Warner Cable Arena