The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon is more than just a race – it’s an experience.  While winding through 26.2 miles of road in the Queen City, runners will encounter plenty of rich history, eclectic neighborhoods, and places of significance (read about it in our blog here) but they will also hit 33 entertainment spots between the start line and the finish line.  Spectators are invited to stop in at any of the below locations for some entertainment and a chance to cheer on their loved ones!

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Main Stage Headliner

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location:
Romare Bearden Park: Main Stage

Whether you are running or just a local resident that wants to get out for some fun, make sure you come by the Main Stage in Romare Bearden Park to see the Spazmatics. Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not! The Spazmatics.

USC Voices of Eden Trio
National Anthem

Time: 7:25 AM – 7:28 AM

Location: Graham St. behind
BB&T Ballpark

Split Second Sound

Time: 7: 30 AM – 1:35 PM

Location: Mile 0.1/26
Corner of Stonewall & Mint Street

Split Second Sound

Time: 7: 35 AM – 10:40AM

Location: Mile 1/13.5
4th Street & College Street

Split Second Sound

Time: 7: 40 AM – 8:15 AM

Location: Mile 2.4
4th Street & Hawthorne Street

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).

Little Dreamer Productions

Time: 7:45 AM – 8:20 AM

Location: Mile 3
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Randolph & Colville

Little Dreamer Productions is a party & corporate event company in Charlotte, NC. We provide DJ services for weddings, inflatable rentals & more.

Little Dreamer Productions

Time: 7:50 AM – 8:35 AM

Location: Mile 4.15
Christ Episcopal Church: 1468 Providence Rd

Little Dreamer Productions is a party & corporate event company in Charlotte, NC. We provide DJ services for weddings, inflatable rentals & more.

Hope Griffin Duo

Time: 7: 55 AM – 8:45 AM

Location: Mile 4.65
Providence Road Kindercare:
1700 Providence Road

Hope can currently be seen touring as a Folk/Americana duo with her cellist JamieLeigh at many venues throughout the Southeast US. Riding on the wings of the success of last year’s album, Hope has jumped back in the studio to record a larger project, set to release in the Fall of 2016.

Split Second Sound

Time: 8:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Location: Mile 7.65
Queens Road West & East Blvd

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).

Ashley Heath

Time: 8:15 AM – 9:35 AM

Location: Mile 8.35
Morehead Street & Kings Drive

Ashley Heath is a singer/songwriter from Marshall, NC who plays a wide range of Americana music. You can hear influences from Eva Cassidy to Bonnie Raitt in her velvety vocals and bluesy guitar picking.

Split Second Sound

Time: 8:25 AM – 10:05 AM

Location: Mile 10.4
Corner of Caldwell & Morehead St

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).

Little Dreamer Productions

Time: 8:35 AM – 10:15 AM

Location: Mile 11.65
West Boulevard & Tryon Street (Bojangles)

Little Dreamer Productions is a party & corporate event company in Charlotte, NC. We provide DJ services for weddings, inflatable rentals & more.

Freewheelin’ Mamas

Time: 8:35 AM – 10:25 AM

Location: Mile 12.1
South Mint Street just before Summit

Freewheelin’ Mamas features beautiful harmonies, carefully selected covers, and soulful originals, these masterful vocalists employ a range of acoustic  instruments to create diversity of textures in their arrangements.

Little Dreamer Productions

Time: 8:40 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: Mile 12.7
Mint Street & Morehead Street (277 Overpass)

Little Dreamer Productions is a party & corporate event company in Charlotte, NC. We provide DJ services for weddings, inflatable rentals & more.

Elite Entertainment

Time: 8:50 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Mile 14.5
N. Caldwell Street at 10th Street

Elite Entertainment offers the best quality DJ service in the Charlotte area and throughout North & South Carolina. We have a passion for making great memories of any event that you’re hosting. We have great ideas and suggestions to help you with your event.

Jon Linker Band

Time: 8:55 AM – 11:05 AM

Location: Mile 15.3
Parkwood & 18th Street

Born of the sand and clay of the Carolina Piedmont, the Jon Linker Band is a homegrown conglomeration of rock, blues, folk, funk, and fun that is guaranteed to put a little kick in your boots and a smile on your face.

Elite Entertainment

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: Mile 15.9
North Davidson before Amelie’s (25th Street)

Elite Entertainment offers the best quality DJ service in the Charlotte area and throughout North & South Carolina. We have a passion for making great memories of any event that you’re hosting. We have great ideas and suggestions to help you with your event.

Split Second Sound

Time: 9:05 AM – 11:35 AM

Location: Mile 17.4
Food Lion: 3009 The Plaza

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).

Charlotte DJ Company

Time: 9:15 AM – 11:50 AM

Location: Mile 18.25
The Plaza & Belle Terre Ave

Porcelain Mary

Time: 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Mile 19.1
Fuel Pizza: 1501 Central Avenue

Porcelain Mary is a very energetic and motivated alternative Rock band from Charlotte, NC. We have an extremely diverse set list that is constantly evolving along with new original material always taking shape. Heavy rock to strong and rhythmic acoustic styles with a soulful and smooth lining to give that final touch that makes it all “just right”.

Split Second Sound

Time: 9:20 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Mile 20.1
Hawthorne High School: 1411 Hawthorne Lane

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).

Charlotte DJ Company

Time: 9:25 AM – 12:25 PM

Location: Mile 20.8
Hawthorne at 74 overpass

Charlotte DJ Company

Time: 9:25 AM – 12:25 PM

Location: Mile 20.8
Hawthorne at 74 overpass

Charlotte DJ Company

Time: 9:35 AM – 12:40 PM

Location: Mile: 22
7th Street & Caswell

Elite Entertainment

Time: 9:35 AM – 12:45 PM

Location: Mile 22.6
5th Street just after 7th Street

Elite Entertainment offers the best quality DJ service in the Charlotte area and throughout North & South Carolina. We have a passion for making great memories of any event that you’re hosting. We have great ideas and suggestions to help you with your event.

DJ K Stone

Time: 9:40 AM – 12:55 PM

Location: Mile 23.3
5th Street at Caswell

DJ KStones has been described as one of the hottest female DJ’s in the nation. Many know of DJ KStones, and even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve likely still danced to her tunes at many venues all up and down the East Coast.

Abe Reid and The Spikedrivers

Time: 9:45 AM – 1:05 PM

Location: Mile 24
Armory Drive at Sam Ryburn Walk
(at Stadium)

Fans of all ages love Abe’s trademark Louis Armstrong-inspired scat-singing and amazing harmonica-work. He keeps the old songs alive and full of grit, while smoothly splicing in new arrangements and original compositions.

Elite Entertainment

Time: 9:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: Mile 24.4
Kings Drive & Elizabeth Drive – segway down on Greenway

Elite Entertainment offers the best quality DJ service in the Charlotte area and throughout North & South Carolina. We have a passion for making great memories of any event that you’re hosting. We have great ideas and suggestions to help you with your event.

Elite Entertainment

Time: 9:50 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: Mile 24.8
Charlotte at Wendy’s: 715 Charlottetown Ave.

Elite Entertainment offers the best quality DJ service in the Charlotte area and throughout North & South Carolina. We have a passion for making great memories of any event that you’re hosting. We have great ideas and suggestions to help you with your event.

Colby Deitz Band

Time: 9:50 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Mile 25.4
Stonewall & Davidson

If rough and soulful Country blended with Southern Appalachian front porch string music sounds tasty to you, then The Colby Deitz Band is right up your alley. From the beauty of the Appalachian tones in the banjo and fiddle, to the captivating growl in Colby’s voice, you won’t want to miss a single show.

Split Second Sound

Time: 9:55 AM – 1:35 PM

Location: Mile 25.7
Stonewall & College

We don’t just provide entertainment… We create it!  With over 25 years in the wedding & event business and continuously growing, Split Second Sound provides the perfect match of entertainment with our trained and experienced staff of over 35 exclusive DJs, MCs and party motivators (some multi-cultural).