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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Belk Theater

130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC



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Harry Connick Jr.


Harry Connick Jr. became a household name thanks to his latter-day crooning on the soundtrack to "When Harry Met Sally." The New Orleans native, considered by some to be the heir-apparent to Frank Sinatra, has explored many facets of pop and jazz. But it's with his big band that he has earned kudos for his feisty bandleading and his thoughtful, commercially-viable arrangements. Now, as one of the judges on "American Idol," the popularity of the Grammy-winning artist continues to soar.


• Mon 6/11/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Tue 6/12/18 at - 7:30 PM

Joe Biden: American Promise


Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table. Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.


• Wed 6/13/18 at - 7:00 PM

Anderson Cooper


The anchor of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, Anderson Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene.


• Fri 6/15/18 at - 8:00 PM

Nick Swardson

Stand Up Comedy

Nick Swardson is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Terry Bernadino in the TV series "Reno 911!," but he has also appeared on "The Tonight Show," "Comedy Central Presents" and many more, as well as the film "Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star," which he also wrote and produced.


• Sat 6/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Color Purple


Based on the award-winning novel by Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman, who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a moving book by Marsha Norman and a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray featuring gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues. New York magazine calls this stunning re-imagining of the epic story "one of the greatest revivals ever."


• Tue 7/10/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Wed 7/11/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Thu 7/12/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Fri 7/13/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 7/14/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 7/14/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 7/15/18 at - 1:30 PM
• Sun 7/15/18 at - 7:00 PM

The Book of Mormon


"The Book of Mormon," penned by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and “Avenue Q's” Robert Lopez, centers on two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread The Word in a dangerous part of Uganda. The original Broadway production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


• Tue 7/24/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Wed 7/25/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Thu 7/26/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Fri 7/27/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 7/28/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 7/28/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 7/29/18 at - 1:30 PM
• Sun 7/29/18 at - 7:00 PM

Kathy Griffin

Stand Up Comedy

Chicago native Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit. She first hit the mainstream consciousness during her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom 'Suddenly Susan,' but is now best known for her hit, Emmy-winning reality show, 'Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,' as well as her annual New Year's Eve hosting gig with Anderson Cooper on CNN.


• Fri 8/3/18 at - 8:00 PM