Since March there are no “live concerts” anymore! (A few exceptions exist where artists held concerts against state and county ordinances, but I’m not counting those.)
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on youtube and streaming services to provide my concert footage needs during the pandemic. It’s certainly the next best thing to nothing! I’ve been blessed to have seen some great shows over my career so below are some of my favorite concerts. Not in any particular order as far as year or ranking.
I’ve included youtube video of the artists where possible but, this video is not intended to represent the actual concert I saw, just a similar experience.
The exception is Elton John, this is the actual concert I was in the audience for. Feel free to add your own to the comments box. I do wish we had cell phones back in the day to grab some great footage but more recently that is a great option to add to your memories. Live music will return, just not sure when. I will tell you that Amazon Prime Video offer lots of great concert films like “Wings Over America” and many more.
Styx-Paradise Theater/Return to Paradise Theater- Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Yes-90215 Tour- Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Journey- Escape Tour- Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Police with Bryan Adams-Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Allman Brothers Band-Carowinds Palladium
Rick Springfield-Carowinds Palladium
Coldplay- A Headfull of Dreams Tour- Spectrum Center
Foo Fighters- Spectrum Center
August Jam-Charlotte Motor Speedway Various Artists
End of Summer Weenie Roast’s over the years- Blockbuster Pavilion/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
John Mellencamp- Loew’s Anatole Hotel & Convention Center/Dallas
Aerosmith-Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola)
Metallica- Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola)
Elton John-Fairmont Hotel Ballroom/San Francisco
ZZTOP/Heart- Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Moody Blues-Belk Theater/Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
America with Greensboro Symphony-LJVM Coliseum Winston Salem
Fleetwood Mac- Greensboro Coliseum
Doobie Brothers-Old Charlotte Coliseum (Now Bojangles Arena)
Brit Floyd- The International Pink Floyd Tribute Experience (40th Anniversary of The Wall)-White Oak Amphitheater