by Jeff Hahne
Here's a quick rundown of recent concert announcements for the Charlotte area:
* Reverb Fest, a benefit for Drums for Cures, will be held at the Neighborhood Theatre on May 16. The lineup includes Beach Fossils, Elvis Depressedly, Yardwork, Jackson Scott, The Mineral Girls, Family Bike, Aggrocragg and Shell.
* The Snug 600 taking place at Snug Harbor on May 22 and 23 has announced its lineups. The Poontanglers, Viajando, No Anger Control and the Gore Gore Luchadores will perform on Friday night. Jesse Clasen, Zack Mexico and Spirit System will perform on Saturday night.
* Rob Thomas will perform at the Uptown Amphitheatre with Plain White Ts on July 28. Tickets go on sale on April 3.
* Ariana Grande will peform at Time Warner Cable Arena on July 21. Tickets go on sale on April 4.
* Van Halen will perform at PNC Music Pavilion on Sept. 11 with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Tickets on sale April 3.
* Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Fillmore on June 25. Tickets on sale April 3.
* Primus with Dinosaur Jr. at the Fillmore on July 20. Tickets on sale April 3.
* 106.5 The End's Big Birthday Bash will be held at the Uptown Amphitheatre on June 6 featuring Cake, New Politics, Flagship and Big Data.
* 311 will perform at the Uptown Amphitheatre on July 24 with The Green. Tickets on sale April 10.
* Nicki Minaj announced her only Carolinas concert which will take place on Aug. 4 at PNC Music Pavilion. Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinaashe and Dej Loaf are also on the bill.
* The Rolling Stones' closest concert will be in Raleigh on July 1. Tickets are expected to range from about $60-350 and go on sale April 13.