In June, Live Nation will begin operating and booking two newly built music venues in the city of Charlotte, NC: the 2,000-capacity Fillmore and...

In June, Live Nation will begin operating and booking two newly built music venues in the city of Charlotte, NC: the 2,000-capacity Fillmore and the 5,000-seat Uptown Amphitheatre, both at the Music Factory entertainment complex. The company already owns the 18,800-capacity Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte.

Live Nation expects to book a total of 105 shows annually: 80 at the Fillmore and 25 at the shed. Uptown Amphitheatre kicks off its season on June 13 with The Fray, who were originally scheduled to play at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. No shows have been scheduled yet at the Fillmore.


Wilson Howard, president of Live Nation’s southeast division, told the Charlotte Business Journal that adding these two smaller venues to the mix, “gives us great flexibility to bring more concerts to the area. The three venues complement each other.”

Charlotte’s publicly owned 17,000-capacity Time Warner Cable Arena, operated by the Charlotte Bobcats NBA organization, inked a multi-year contract with AEG Live last year to handle bookings.