This September, be sure to take time during your visit to experience the vast arts Rowan County has to offer. This month there are three different productions to see, a new art exhibit to view and multiple live concerts for your enjoyment. Soak up what summer has left to offer and see for yourself how Rowan Creates. 


Trains that Make America: The Railroad Art of Nadine Charlsen Exhibit

September 1-5

Now through September 5, come see a new art exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Trains That Make America: The Railroad Art of Nadine Charlsen is on display in the Master mechanic's Office Building, beside the Gift Station. The artist has received national and international recognition and publication. Come see this amazing watercolor art exhibit before it's gone! 


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "The Play That Goes Wrong"

September 2 & 3

This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!


Kannapolis Summer Concert Series

September 4, 8 & 18

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. In the month of September, you and your family can look forward to hearing performances by JMS Trio, The ToneZ and The Trailblazers.


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Disney's Moana Jr."

September 15-18

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.


Piedmont Players Presents: "The Lion King Jr."

September 16 -18, 23-25 & 30

The African Savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from pride rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


ART 4 ALL: IAM: Identity. Stories. Connections. Exhibition at Waterworks

September 16-30

Waterworks Visual Arts Center will present a special juried group exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of local and regional artists to new and broader audiences. Waterworks invites you to come together with us to celebrate our unique identities, personal/cultural stories and connections in Waterworks’ first community art exhibition, ART 4 ALL: I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections.


Check out our September in Rowan County blog post for more inspiration on how to spend the remainder of these beautiful summer days.