The Ovens Auditorium
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Ovens Auditorium is a Charlotte area stadium located nearby to Bojangles Coliseum. Initially opened to the public in 1955, it seats 2,455 people and has hosted thousands of events, managed by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. In 2002 it was refurbished to become more compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as improving the sound system and acoustics. It's renowned locally for providing top quality family entertainment that includes Disney Live and My Little Pony Live as well as having hosted the Billy Graham Crusades in the 1950s.
2700 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone number (704) 372-3600
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What Are Ovens Auditorium Customers Saying?
- One Charlotte, North Carolina resident says that she went to a Harry Potter concert at the venue- she says that the eight dollar parking fee was somewhat annoying and that the restrooms were too small for her liking. In addition, seating is somewhat cramped. Especially if you're already sitting, having somebody walk through the row in front of you there's not much space for them to get by.
- A classical music fan observed that if you're in Charlotte and are looking for something to do, the Charlotte Symphony provides fun classical music concerts at the Ovens Auditorium. She praises the friendliness of the staff, the limited traffic congestion, but as others have criticized the restrooms for being too few.
- A Davidson, North Carolina resident appreciated the family-friendly entertainment- she saw a River Dance concert there. She had purchased front row mezzanine seats, although she complained that the bar obfuscated her view somewhat.
- A country music fan says that she has historically enjoyed concert experiences at the Ovens Auditorium and saying that she's bought tickets for Crosby Stills and Nash, Bonnie Rait, Head and the Heart as well as the Avett Brothers. Compared to other concert venues in Charlotte, this country and western music fan said that it is cleaner and more upscale.
- A rock 'n' roll fan actually caught the Smashing Pumpkins at this concert venue and says that if you looking for alternative music in Charlotte North Carolina this is probably going to be your best bet. She said that it is not a massive stadium, so it does provide the level of intimacy with decent acoustics.
- Another Charlotte, North Carolina resident bought tickets to a comedy show, saying that they got front row seats- they praised the quality of the view, the sound system, though said the seating was a little bit uncomfortable and there were too many stairs you had to climb to get to the restroom.
- A theater fan purchased Wicked tickets and said her orchestra seats were expensive, parking was difficult, though the ushers were friendly and helpful, but she did enjoy the performance.
- A rock 'n' roll fan said that the primary complaint he had with the venue is the difficulty parking- people tend to show up in droves right before the concert and the inbound traffic becomes a huge mess that prevents people from getting in on time.
- A theatergoer observes that the stadium sold noisy foods like popcorn- this was incredibly distracting during a theatrical performance.
Recent Performing Artists
Old Crow Medicine Show, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Paramore and Best Coast, Hillsong Young & Free, T.I., Deetranada, Jermaine Dupri and Miss mulatto, Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Babko, Johnny Mathis, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Force M.D.'s, Hi-five, Cherrelle, and Doug E. Fresh, The Head and the Heart, Musiq Soulchild.