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9/19-21 // CHARLOTTE
Festival in the Park
Charlotte’s acclaimed arts and music festival celebrates its 50th year. Founded in 1964, it’s one of the city’s longest-running events. Featuring musical entertainment from The Reason You Stayed, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and more. Freedom Park. Sept. 19, 4-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

10/11-12 // SALISBURY
October Tour
Fall is a special time in the North Carolina Piedmont. As autumn colors begin to arrive, the rich history and architecture of Salisbury is showcased in Historic Salisbury Foundation’s annual October Tour of Historic Homes. Visit private, historic buildings and experience Salisbury’s charm in a few of its ten districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Trolley rides, living history encampments, food vendors, artists and musical entertainment make this one event you don’t want to miss. Tickets range from $20-$25 and $10 for children.

11/15 // CHARLOTTE
Evening of Hope and Inspiration
Featuring special guest and Hope and Inspiration Humanitarian Award honoree Linda Gray of TNT’s “Dallas,” plus musical guests, The Talleys. Raising money for the Jeanne White-Ginder Food Pantry and presented by Different Roads Home. Sponsored by Rosedale Infectious Diseases. Tickets, $15-$35. McGlohan Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 7 p.m.

— Compiled from releases and marketing materials

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.