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As the weather warms up, the urge to be outside gets stronger. If there’s live music, it’s impossible to resist. Charlotte has a new outdoor concert venue called The Music Yard that’s hosting a free Spring Concert Series on Saturdays from March 23rd through May 26th.

The Music Yard is tucked in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop at 2433 South Blvd. That means you’ll be able to get plenty to eat and drink while enjoying the bands. The shows begin at 6:00 PM, rain or shine. While some parking is available, you might be better off walking, biking, carpooling, ride sharing, or using CATS.

Even though admission for the Spring Concert Series is free, you must register so that The Music Yard can manage attendance. The opening acts are all local and the main acts are bigger names in the Southeast. Here’s the schedule:

3/23 – Honey Island Swamp Band, Opening: Leisure McCorkle
4/07 – SupaTight, Opening: Temperance League
4/14 – Zack Mexico, Opening: The Houston Brothers
4/21 – People’s Blues of Richmond, Opening: Matone
4/28 – Black Masala, Opening: Jouwala Collective
5/05 – Swift Technique, Cinco De Mayo Special Event!
5/12 – Dark Water Rising, Opening: Hustle Souls
5/19 – Jeff Sipe Trio, Opening: Toney Eltora Band
5/26 – Enrage Against The Machine, Opening: Fish Out of Water