1874 Remount Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 865-6688
Fax: (704) 865-6197
Playing in the Coastal Plain League, The Gastonia Grizzlies are Gaston County's local semi-professional baseball team. Home games are played at the Buddy Lewis Field at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, NC. Their first season in the league was in 2002 and they finished first in the West Division with a record of 14 wins and 9 losses. Known for their outrageous promotions and contests. \
A repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works by various choreographers are performed throughout the year by this dance group that also offers professional, high quality dance training classes.
Attracting crowds every Friday night during the season to dirt track racing in southern Gaston County. The 4/10-mile track has excited fans and drivers for 44-years. Its seating, concession stands and other facilities have recently been improved. Also check out dirt Track Racing School.
You can expect a truly eventful night when it comes to Tempo, as fun and tempo go together. Apart from bars that would impress you serving a number of drinks, you can even lounge in the private lounges available here. There's a large patio that stages outdoor events and concerts that, as a rule, electrifies one and all with the tuneful notes in the whole atmosphere. No wonder, the name is Tempo! The club even has an art gallery that displays beauty captured on canvases. Do visit Tempo to get a hint of tempo of city life.
This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
A little ways outside Charlotte in the city of Huntersville sits Rural Hill, a 265 acre homestead with pastoral views and farm animals to enjoy. The farm has historical significance for the Scots and and Scots-Irish, which makes it a prime location for the annual Scottish Highland Games Festival. This is a beautiful place to escape the city life of Charlotte.
In the mood for a movie? Hop down to the Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 which offers its visitors 14 hi-tech auditoriums. Enjoy the crystal clear picture and sound quality at this venue. Pick up a snack and sink into your seat as the latest movies explode onto your screen. This theater is also available for rent and for fund raisers. Call or check the website for film timings, online ticket information, discounts and other details.
Carowinds Paladium is an amphitheater at Carowinds, that hosts events and functions suitable for the whole family. Sonfest, Joyfest and Big Youth Thing, presented by Mercy Me, which is put on stage by the South Carolina Baptist Convention Youth Ministry Group, are just some of the events that would leave you settled with entertainment aplenty. There's lot to enjoy when at Carowinds Paladium, so hurry and check out the tickets at their website.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
Under the Big White Top at Charlotte is an interesting venue for holding events. The venue translates to a Cavalia affair that is the most sought out horse event. The outdoor and entertaining performances treats locals and tourists to a memorable experience. In very rare cases, do people get to encounter an equestrian art on stage. So, get to the venue and treat your sense to unique and interesting acts.
Placed in front of the Park Road Shopping Centre, Amos' Southend attracts the young and single crowd of Charlotte to its wild dancing space and impressive bar. Local bands perform live at this venue almost every night. If you can't withstand all the smoke and noise, move towards the cozy balcony on the second floor, make yourself comfortable on one of the overstuffed sofas and sip on your favorite drink. Service is quick and friendly, but you might have to scream to make yourself heard.
Though they are officially known as the "Carolina" Panthers, they play in uptown Charlotte, and it is the citizens of Charlotte in the stands cheering for them. Since their inception in 1995, the Panthers have clinched their division championship three times. They even made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003, where the New England Patriots defeated them by a slim three-point margin thanks to Adam Vinatieri's infamous, last-second, 41-yard field goal. See the Panthers go for the glory at their home, Bank of America Stadium. See website for ticketing information.