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Top 10 Summer Live Music Experiences

This was a hard list to write. There's no shortage of great concerts coming to the Carolinas this summer. The problem was whittling the list down to just ten. In order to make it easier on myself, I had to exclude any show before June 21st or after September 21st. Otherwise, Paul Simon (6/6) would have made the cut. But there are still so many great live music experiences to enjoy this summer:

Chicago/Doobie Brothers, 6/24 @ PNC Music Pavilion

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New Kids on the Block/Paula Abdul/Boyz II Men, 7/13 @ Spectrum Center

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Idina Menzel, 7/21 @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

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Howard Jones/The English Beat/Men Without Hats/Modern English/Katrina and the Waves, 7/29 @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

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Guns N' Roses, 8/11 @ BB&T Field (Winston-Salem)

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John Mayer, 8/15 @ PNC Music Pavilion

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Earth, Wind & Fire/Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, 8/18 @ Spectrum Center

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Matchbox Twenty/Counting Crows, 8/20 @ PNC Music Pavilion

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Ed Sheeran, 9/3 @ Spectrum Center

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Bruno Mars, 9/14 @ Spectrum Center

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