October Events in Charlotte

The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosts a Subaru River Jam concert series during the summer.
••• The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosts the 4th Annual Whitewater Festival. New Way Media/USNWC
October in Charlotte, North Carolina means Panthers football, pumpkin patches and haunted houses. Check the event listing for information on this year's events.
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    Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2009

    A Chorus Line is the winner of nine Tony Awards -- including "Best Musical" -- and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Tickets start at $20.
    Belk Theater
    130 North Tryon St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-372-1000

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    The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosts a Subaru River Jam concert series during the summer.
    ••• The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosts the 4th Annual Whitewater Festival. New Way Media/USNWC
    Oct. 2-3, 2009

    The USA Canoe/Kayak 2009 Canoe Slalom National Championships take place during this two-day festival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
    Friday, 5-9 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    U.S. National Whitewater Center
    5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
    Charlotte, NC 28214

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    Oct. 3, 2009

    The 13th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure takes place through the streets of Uptown Charlotte to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

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    Oct. 3, 2009

    Charlotte's Symphony Park is the place to be if want to relax, listen to some great live music and enjoy a sampling of some of the best North Carolina wines. A $20 on-site admission includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, all performances and cooking demonstrations. Children 12-under are free.
    Symphony Park
    4400 Sharon Rd.
    Charlotte, NC 28211

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    B.B. King

    Oct. 6, 2009

    Take in an evening of true blues at The Fillmore. $49.50-$52. 7:30 p.m.
    The Fillmore
    820 Hamilton St.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    For tickets call 704-549-5555

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    Oct. 8-9, 2009

    The Charlotte Symphony, with Chelsea Tipton, III conducting performs "Rodrigo Guitar Concerto featuring Jason Vieaux on guitar. 8 p.m. $15-$77.
    Belk Theater
    130 North Tryon St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-372-1000

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    Oct. 10-Nov. 22, 2009

    Charlotte's annual Renaissance Festival kicks off in Huntersville. $19. Sat and Sun, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    16445 Poplar Tent Rd.
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    For more information, call 704-896-5544

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    Charlotte Oktoberfest

    Oct. 10, 2009

    According to the website, the 11th annual beerfest is sold out. $35-$50. 2-7 p.m.
    Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
    7100 Statesville Rd.
    Charlotte, NC 28269
    704-596-4650

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    Oct. 10, 2009

    The talented comedian, actor, writer and now musician perfoms a bluegrass set with Asheville's Steep Canyon Rangers. Look for a guest appearance by Dave Barry. $54. 8 p.m.
    The Knight Theater
    430 S. Tryon St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-372-1000.

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    Bank of America Stadium is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
    ••• Bank of America Stadium is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Photo courtesy of Visit Charlotte
    Oct. 11, 2009

    The Carolina Panthers host the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium.
    800 S. Mint St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-358-7800.

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    Oct. 15, 2009

    The band that broke big in the 1990s resurfaces with a new album featuring the single "Forever Owed," which was written to support our overseas military troops. $22-$25. 8 p.m.
    The Fillmore
    820 Hamilton St.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    For tickets call 704-549-5555

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    Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
    ••• Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC is home to two of NASCAR's biggest races, the Coca-Cola 600 in May and the Bank of America 500 in October. HHP Photos
    Oct. 17, 2009

    Charlotte hosts the only Saturday night NASCAR race of the year at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord. Tickets start at $39.75.

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    Oct. 17, 2009

    The self-described D-lister pokes fun at celebrity. $50-$55. 8 p.m.
    Ovens Auditorium
    2700 E. Independence Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    For tickets call 704-372-3600

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    Oct. 18, 2009 The legendary metal band's World Magnetic Tour stops in Charlotte. $51.50-$71.50. 7 p.m.
    Time Warner Cable Arena
    333 E. Trade St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 800-745-3000
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    So You Think You Can Dance

    Oct. 19, 2009

    The top ten finalists from the Fox series' 2009 summer season perform live. $38.50-$56. 7:30 p.m.
    Time Warner Cable Arena
    333 E. Trade St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 800-745-3000

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    Oct. 23-25, 2009

    The 36th annual event features 50 hot-air balloons, rides and wine tasting.
    Statesville Regional Airport.
    Aviation Dr.
    Statesville, NC 28677
    For more information call 704-873-2892

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    Oct. 20, 2009

    The heavy metal band from the 80s and early 90s best known for the ballad "Silent Lucidity" takes the stage in Charlotte. $24.50-$27. 8 p.m.
    The Fillmore
    820 Hamilton St.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    For tickets call 704-549-5555

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    Bank of America Stadium is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
    ••• Bank of America Stadium is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Photo courtesy of Visit Charlotte
    Oct. 25, 2009

    The Carolina Panthers host the Buffalo Bills at Bank of America Stadium.
    800 S. Mint St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-358-7800.

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    Oct. 25, 2009

    The Canadian rocker goes mellow and intimate in a solo-acoustic set.
    McGlohon Theatre
    345 North College St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-372-1000

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    Oct. 27, 2009

    The iconic rocker just might go our way when he plays in Charlotte. $49.50-$52. 8 p.m.
    The Fillmore
    820 Hamilton St.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    For tickets call 704-549-5555

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    Oct. 30, 2009

    The Charlotte Symphony performs with the accomplished singer. 8 p.m. $35-$75.
    Belk Theater
    130 North Tryon St.
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    For tickets call 704-372-1000