Whether you prefer highbrow, lowbrow or something in between, you will find plenty of choices nearby. Take in student-faculty plays and concerts at Belmont Abbey College, just a mile north downtown Belmont. Numerous community theater and dance groups perform regularly in Gastonia and Charlotte.
In downtown Charlotte, the magnificent Blumenthal Performing Arts Center hosts touring Broadway shows and other top-level entertainment. Or spend an afternoon at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art browsing the regular collection and special exhibitions by Picasso, Matisse and others.