Best Places for Live Music in Plaza Midwood

Plaza Midwood is quickly becoming one of the top places to live and play in Charlotte. This neighborhood provides a pleasing mix of things to do, historic architecture and protected green space. If you’re a music lover, you will find a number of venues offering live music all year long, as well as popular events that bring in live performers in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Here are some of the best.

Snug Harbor

If you enjoy a more intimate experience when hearing live performers, Snug Harbor is a gem you must see. This small venue brings in artists of all genres, so you’ll experience something new every time you visit. Performers are on stage almost every night of the week. Keep in mind that performances at Snug Harbor are designed for the 18-and-older crowd, with some nights reserved for 21-and-older. Those 18-20 will pay a $5 cover to enter. Snug Harbor is known for a hipster vibe.


If you are looking for a classic “piano bar,” then Petra’s needs to be on your list. Petra’s offers drinks and music, with a mix of local bands and performers as well as open mic nights for songwriters. You’ll even find an occasional karaoke night scheduled at Petra’s.

The Charlotte Marathon

Yes, it’s not a music event, but if you watch the Charlotte Marathon from a spot in Plaza Midwood, you’ll be treated to live music throughout the event. Cheer on your favorite runners at cheer stations along the streets, and enjoy the music of local groups while you watch their hard work!

Midwood Maynia

In May, Plaza Midwood hosts Midwood Maynia along with the Plaza Midwood Home Tour. This festival provides live music and a 5K race while residents and guests tour homes and gardens throughout our community. See more of the architecture of Plaza Midwood while enjoying live music at this popular annual event.

Whether you’re catching some performers alongside a major event or heading in to a dive bar for a relaxing evening, Plaza Midwood delivers a number of venues and events for your consideration. That’s just one of the benefits of choosing a home in The Village at Commonwealth, your premier luxury living option in one of Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhoods.