An annual Charlotte tradition, Summer Pops is a five-concert series that takes place at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall each Sunday evening in June, plus a special July 1st "Celebrate America" program featuring favorite patriotic songs and post-concert fireworks. Gather the whole family, pack a picnic and head out to the event Charlotte magazine named one of "50 Things Every Charlottean Should Do."
Please note: online sales for Summer Pops have ended. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 4 pm at Symphony Park.
June 5 - Summer Pops: Opening Night!
June 12 - Symphony Swings
June 19 - A Night for "Pops": The Music of John Williams
*SPECIAL CONCERT ADDED* June 23 - The Music of David Bowie - Belk Theater
June 26 - Oh, the Places You'll Go!
July 1 - Celebrate America
For information about upcoming community concerts, please click here.
Summer Pops FAQs
Q. How can I purchase tickets to Summer Pops?
A. Tickets for June concerts are $12 and can be purchased online at charlottesymphony.org or by calling 704-972-2000. The July 1 concert, featuring fireworks, is $16. Summer Passes are available for $49 and include admission to all five events. Children under 18 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate the day of each performance beginning at 4 p.m. All process are inclusive of NC State taxes.
Q: What do I do if I purchase tickets in advance?
A: Tickets can be purchased online (at www.charlottesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/summer-pops) up until 3 p.m. the Saturday before each concert. Your name will be at will-call, which opens at 4 p.m. at Symphony Park. All three tent locations leading into the Park have access to the will-call list.
Q. What time do the gates at Symphony Park open?
A. Symphony Park opens at 5 p.m. on days the Charlotte Symphony is performing. Many people arrive at that time to claim a spot on the lawn.
Q. What type of lawn chairs are allowed into the park, and is there an accessible seating area?
A. In consideration of other patrons' sight lines, we ask that you bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets to the park. Those bringing high back chairs should select seating around the sides and top of the lawn. Please also be considerate of space on the lawn when selecting a spot to sit. For example, a 10x12-foot tarp should comfortably fit four adults. A designated accessible seating area is located at the top of the hill to accommodate those in wheelchairs or in need of accessible seating. If you have questions, please call 704-972-2000 Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak with a Symphony representative.
Q. What is the policy regarding inclement weather and ticket refunds?
A. If the weather is severe, and the concert is cancelled due to the inclement weather, guests holding a ticket will be issued a "rain check" for $12 ($16 for July 1) toward a future Symphony concert. If the Symphony is able to perform (minimum of 40 minutes), "rain checks" will not be issued. Follow the Charlotte Symphony on Facebook or Twitter (@CLTsymphony) for live weather updates from the park. Use the hashtag #SummerPops2016.
Q. Will I be able to reserve a seat or place a blanket in the park earlier in the day?
A. Guests may enter Symphony Park and select a location on the lawn at 5 p.m. on the day of the concert.
Q. Can I bring food and beverage into the park?
A. Yes. Food and beverage (including alcohol) are permitted at the concerts. Food trucks and NoDa Brewing Company will be present at each concert.
Q. Are pets permitted in the park?
A. No. For the safety and comfort of others, pets are not permitted at the concerts.
Q. Is smoking permitted in the park?
A. Smoking is permitted outside of the fence surrounding the park.
Q. What if I lose something or leave something behind at the park?
A. Contact SouthPark Mall Guest Services at 704-295-0975 to inquire about lost items.