I have seen major acts at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC and was able to get seats up close if I wanted to spend the money. Patrons can pick their price and in this economy you can't see a show anywhere for less. If you are on a budget, just take a blanket and choose a lawn seat for $10. Some artists really don't need the money from a huge, pricey arena. They choose to perform at smaller venues to please the fans. I have seen Fleetwood Mac, KISS, Sting, Annie Lennox, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, and many others at this place and have always had a great time. Ticket prices range from $10 to $160 depending on where you choose to sit. The food vendors are great with lots of variety. You won't go hungry here! You can take a break and walk over to sit down and eat at a table. You won't find that at a Colosseum. I love Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and highly recommend it. Just remember to dress for the weather. Summer nights in the South are usually HOT and if you decide to dance and go wild it can feel like you had a workout at the gym. I have always felt rejuvenated. The shows are usually longer than the ones at the indoor arenas too!
Pros: Attracts major talent in the music industry.
Cons: Parking, but not bad for an outdoor venue.