Friday, June 12, 2009

Uptown Amphitheatre/Fillmore set to open

Photo courtesy of Robert Lahser --

The N.C. Music Factory takes a big step this weekend in its attempt to turn the northwest edge of uptown into one of Charlotte's most vibrant entertainment districts.

The Uptown Amphitheatre opens tomorrow with headliners The Fray. Folk-rocker Corey Smith opens The Fillmore Charlotte next Friday. Both new venues are operated by Live Nation under a long-term deal.

I got a sneak peek of the places and previewed them for today's paper. Click here to read.

For photos, click here.

For video, click here.

And if you missed it last Sunday, check out my story about how the N.C. Music Factory went from being an ambitious vision to a reality.


Anonymous said...

I give it 2 yrs

Anonymous said...

Since I hear there is only one way in and one way out of these venues, this gives the police the perfect scenario to set up a DWI checkpoint for every event to snag everyone leaving who has had a drink. I can foresee this happening. So my advice is if you're going to drink at a show, keep this in mind.

Anonymous said...

To the poster at 11:15AM who said they give it two years, I'd beg to differ. This place has a long term contract with Live Nation, the country's largest promoter. We should now get all those little shows that skip to places like the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. I think tihs place is here to stay. Unfortunatley though, I'd switch your predication and guess Amos', Neighborhood Theater, Visualite, Tremont, etc, probably only have 2 more years. Live Nation is going to run them out of business.

spiky hair dbag said...

im scared this might take away from the new south beach resort pool at ballantyne!!! insert sad face.

Anonymous said...

"Since I hear there is only one way in and one way ..... keep this in mind."

Thanks Afshin.... but the epicentre is still going to flounder a bit because of this.