Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
3000 East Independence Bouleva
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 377-1501
Fax: (704) 342-3978
3000 East Independence Bouleva, Charlotte, NC, US, 28205
- Phone: (704) 377-1501
- Fax: (704) 342-3978
Ovens Auditorium opened in 1955 and has hosted a wide range of top events, from Broadway shows to speaking tours to concerts by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Hope. The theater has a seating capacity of nearly 2,500 and has had recent renovations to the auditorium, lobby, and exterior grounds. It is considered to be one of the top landmarks in the city, as its rose gardens and impressive fountains draw concert-goers and tourists alike. Make sure to visit the website for upcoming events. So stop by to check out the sights and maybe you will end up catching one of your favorite performers.
This arena, which opened in 1955, is located in the East Charlotte area. Previously known as Cricket Arena and Independence Arena, the stadium hosts music concerts, magic shows and sport events, and seats 10,500 spectators. An in-house restaurant ensures that you enjoy yourself without feeling low on energy. Parking is available on-site. There is a banquet room accommodating up to 125 people. For further information, check the website or call for details.
The Park Expo & Conference Center is a popular event and conference space. The Park boasts great shows that are organized in the colossal space for exhibitions and meeting rooms here. The Park holds city's best regional, national and international trade fairs as well.
Tucked away in the midst of trees, the Strange House in indeed a mystery. A private residence which also happens to be a place of karaoke nights and live gigs. Equipped with a good system, it at a safe distance from neighboring houses, so that all the loud music will not disturb any. Some of the previous line ups are Alexis Gideon and Lord Scrummage.
In the mood for laughs but looking for something more innovative than the traditional stand-up routines on offer at The Comedy Zone? Head over to the Charlotte Comedy Theatre for an entirely different experience. The theatre is home to Charlotte's very own company of improv specialists. Rather than delivering overly rehearsed bits, these entertainers start from scratch every time. No rehearsal at all! Audience members are often invited to supply a situation or a buzzword, and then off the players go, making them roar with completely improvised comedy. Drinks are supplied by Joe's Raw Bar right next door. See website for details on weekly improv lessons, as well as a complete calendar of events.
If you are bored with run-of-the-mill Hollywood potboilers, head over to the Regal Manor Twin. This theater, a part of the reputed Regal Entertainment Group, largely screens diverse films from festivals, foreign productions and arty fare. Enjoy the old world ambiance here while you indulge your celluloid-hungry self. Call or check the website for schedules, ticket information and more.
Theatre Charlotte was initially known as The Little Theatre and has existed since 1927. The goal is to create “theater relevant to the people of Charlotte”. The theater is looked after by volunteers except for three employees responsible for sales. They have two stages – the Main stage for well known performances and Stage 501 for emerging talents. Past productions include The Heidi Chronicles and The Diary of Anne Frank.
Over the years, this historic building has been home to many different theatres and shops, but now it is one of the best places around to hear live music. All different types of music genres frequent the Visulite Theatre - alternative, bluegrass, jazz, rock and more. It attracts a wide variety of music lovers from the Elizabeth neighborhood and can hold up to 540 people. In addition, it boasts a full bar and plenty of comfortable couches so you can sit back and take in the mellow atmosphere while listening to your favorite performers. Check out the website for new bookings and events as the hours may vary.
Double Door Inn is a musical institution in Charlotte and is touted to be the oldest of its kind in the American East. Founded in 1973 by Nick Karres, it is located in the quaint neighborhood of Elizabeth. Set in a small white house, its walls are full of signed photos bringing a sense of nostalgia as well as history to the place. It is still a thriving performance stage for the best of American artists which includes recording and touring musicians as well. Legends like Dave Alvin, Eric Clapton and Junior Brown have enthralled audiences in the past. A true haven for music enthusiasts, this all-genre site is a great spot to enjoy amazing tunes over a cold beer. Some of their previous listings are Two Cow Garage, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Billy Thompson, Bill Hanna Jazz Jam, The Hackensaw Boys and Scott Miller.
Dana Auditorium holds musical shows put up by popular artistes who are brought to perform at Dana by a fund-raising organization, called the Friends of Music. Beethoven fans can let themselves savor every note as an audio treat here, for Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev and Dohnanyi are some of the usual music that is played in the auditorium. Opera lovers can enjoy an emotional music-full of opera performed during spring time. Dana paves a great way to relish good music at low price.
The Great Aunt Stella Center is actually a non-denominational church but now functions mainly as an events center. The venue itself is among the most beautiful in Charlotte with its exquisite architecture and tasteful yet simple interiors. The center is perfect for weddings and has an organ, aisle and pews. There is also a reception hall which can host around 600 people for dinner. The Stella Center is also a popular concert venue with great music playing here throughout the year.
The Big Chill invites party lovers of Charlotte to unlimited music and fun. Barge in with your friends and let yourself loose in the bar's chilled out atmosphere. Catch up with old friends over a few drinks or shake a leg with your hot date. The bar's local band plays retro music every Friday and Saturday night. So reserve some space if you want to treat some special buddies.