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Carolina Vibes

The Rooster's grand opening on Friday, October 21st will feature good friends of the venue, the Carolina Vibes with very special guest Two Burnt, who are also good friends of […]

4th Annual Carolina Headbangers Ball

The 4th Annual Carolina Headbangers Ball **Grand Opening** The Rooster 334 W Main Ave Gastonia N.C. 28052 Featuring: Annabel Lee Fear Until Fury Detest The Throne Black Market Currency Strike […]

Victim Complex

Bring your moshing shoes and jump in the pit for a night of ass-kicking heavy metal! This show will be 21 and up. Tickets are only $10 in advance and […]

Bella Moulden

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Content Creator Bella Moulden is bringing her unique style and talent to The Rooster! This is an all ages show. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 […]

Phantom Friends

All ages show. Doors at 5pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Veterans and Community Charity Concert

An evening of food, drinks and entertainment for veterans. Come dressed in your camouflage attire and show your support for our troops. This patriotic event is to recognize the brave […]

Bout Tyme

The Rooster welcomes Bout Tyme to our stage for an evening of jazz. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors […]


Caskey featuring Billy Holiday, Cremro Smith, Wild Bill, Sunset Black & Lowki Lee, DHD, Tre Mars, Smeag Scientist, Stank Nitty, Jacc D. Frost, and JP Audemars & Eclipse 21 and […]

Tavius Bernard – King of R&B

Come see the King of R&B, Tavius Bernard on Saturday, November 26th at The Rooster! Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm. All ages show. Tickets are $8 in advance and […]

Nu-Metal Mania

Metal Mania is coming to The Rooster on Saturday, December 3rd! Come rock out with us for a night full of local metal from Venus Invictus, The Plan, Hightower, Trivial […]

Dixie Revival

Dixie Revival, formerly Dixie Still, will be dropping in to perform their brand of country gospel. Don't miss this up close and intimate performance with one of the area's most […]

The Menders featuring WSD

The Rooster welcomes hometown favorite The Menders to its stage for the first time! With support from World Sauntering Day, this show promises to be one for the ages. All […]

Women of Rock

Women of Rock at The Rooster featuring all female-fronted bands with Lilith Rising, Severed Blaze and Cut Throat Suzy. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance […]

Witch Motel, Occult Fracture and Stormwatchers

We are bringing 3 local BANGERS to the stage on Friday, December 16th! Witch Motel with Occult Fracture and Stormwatchers. You don't want to miss this one. Tix are only […]

Shawn Mann Band

Shawn Mann is coming to rock the stage at The Rooster right before Christmas! Only $5 at the door. Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 8pm.

New Year’s Eve Party with Blind Fury

We are bringing in the new year with a night of country and hip hop featuring the one and only Blind Fury and T-Kief! Hosted by Gordo Loco with support […]

Gastonia Playa Haters Ball

Tuesday, January 3rd, The Rooster hosts Gastonia's very 1st Playa Haters Ball. Headlined by Wish Master from Bristol, England and supported by Benny Holiday, Jupiter May and more. This is […]

Bring Out Yer Dead – Grateful Dead Tribute

An evening of Grateful Dead brought to you by North Carolina's premier Grateful Dead Tribute. All ages show. Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and […]

Dr D and Company

Dr D and Company hits the stage to play their eclectic mix of original music and covers All ages show. Tix are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors […]

Dixie Revival

Dixie Revival, formerly Dixie Still, will be dropping in to perform their brand of country gospel. Don't miss this up close and intimate performance with one of the area's most […]

Live and Local Hip Hop @The Rooster

OG Bey Harris is bringing his own style of hip hop to the stage. With elevating and inspiring messages and a positivity that is infectious, this will surely be an […]

Friday Night Groove w/Elements N Tune

Elements N Tune will be coming to The Rooster for an evening of smooth jazz, Motown and funky tunes. Come celebrate decades of amazing music with Fitz and his band! […]

Hank Cole Duo

True Americana hits our stage on Friday, January 27th with the Hank Cole Duo! All ages show. Tix are only $5 in advance, $10 at door.

Fault Union w/Fear Illusion and Victim Complex

Three of the local metal scene's finest come to tear the stage up on Sunday, January 29th as we finally welcome Fault Union to The Rooster. With support from up-and-coming […]

Roman Candles with Shake the Dust

Roman Candles bring their own style of classic rock and roll to our stage with support from Shake the Dust. All ages show. Doors at 6, show at 8. Tickets […]

Harriet RIP Album Release Party

Harriet RIP has a new album for you and we are hosting the release party! Come join us for a fun-filled night and new music! Supporting this show will be […]

Ben Gatlin Band

Ben Gatlin is bringing his full band and stage show to The Rooster for a night of music that spans all the genres. All ages show. Tix $7 in advance, […]

Brent Cates w/Special Guest Garrett Huffman

Seasoned veteran Brent Cates comes to rock the stage and he is bringing young, up and coming sensation Garrett Huffman with him! This is an all ages show. Tickets are […]

Palmetto Drive

Come see Palmetto Drive take us on a "one way trip to musical paradise" All ages show Tix only $5 Doors at 5, show at 6

Comedy Night with Ray Money and Friends

For our 2nd installment of Comedy Night with Ray Money and Friends, Ray is bringing Gari "Funk" Fields and Jason Allen King. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 […]

Dovecage “Envy” Release Party

Dovecage's new EP "Envy" is dropping and we are celebrating! With support from Two Eyes Open, Water Culture and The Sour, this will be another banger! All ages show. Tix […]

Orphan Riot and The Planks

North and South Carolina punk rock converges on our stage when we bring some of the best up and coming punk bands in the Carolinas to The Rooster. Come see […]

Dave Killian

This Sunday Matinee show features a local favorite, Dave Killian for an extended 2 hour set. Doors open at 3pm, show starts at 5. Tix are only $5. All ages […]

The Dancing Fleas

America's premier ukulele party band is coming to The Rooster! The Dancing Fleas are bringing their own unique style to our stage and it's going to be a party! Don't […]

Classic Rock Double Feature

It's a classic rock double header with South of Dallas and Fast Timez taking us back! All ages show. Tix are only $5. Doors at 5, show at 6.

Idlewild South

Idlewild South is hitting the stage at The Rooster in Downtown Gastonia for 2 long sets and 1 unforgettable night of Allman Brothers music! Tickets are $15 in advance and […]

Queen City Rejects

Local Punk Rock at The Rooster! Queen City Rejects (Charlotte), No Anger Control (Charlotte), Van Huskins (Gastonia) Self Made Monsters (China Grove) and Y'all're (Shelby) take the stage on Saturday, […]

Chuck W Chapman

Singer, songwriter, musician Chuck W Chapman of Bentley Records is coming to The Rooster on Sunday, March 12th for an evening of rock and roll. All ages show. Tix are […]

Dalton Davis

Dalton Davis is coming to town for ONE NIGHT ONLY to play the stage at The Rooster! With specail guests Cole Cook and Fawley, this will be a one special […]

St Patty’s Day Metal Bash

It’s a St Patty’s Metal Celebration featuring Fractured Frames, Detest the Throne, MAFIA, Echos of Humanity, Until They Bleed and special guest Violent End! This one will be brutal!

Comedy Night with Comedian Ray Money

Stand Up Comedy Night in Gastonia hosted by Comedian Ray Money is making its 3rd installment. This time, Ray is brining Zack Johnson and JD Colwell to the stage for […]

True Lilith, Skies of Avalon and Momophobia

True Lilith is coming to The Rooster for the first time! They are bringing Hendersonville's Skies of Avalon and new, local band Momophobia. Tix are $10 in advance, $15 at […]

Sprockett wsp Rachel Pinson

Country Music on a Saturday night at The Rooster! Sprockett and Rachel Pinson are coming to bring you a honkey tonk like no other in Gaston County. All ages show. […]

Gladys Friday Comedy Fundraiser

Gladys Friday is bringing her antics to the stage at The Rooster to raise money for Cancer Services of Gaston County! CSGC serves the community by actively promoting healthy lifestyles […]

Spring Breakdown

It's a Spring Break'down' Party at The Rooster with Hightower, Hellfire 76, Nevada Rock, Leaving Echos and Shadow's Edge! All ages show. Tix are $8 in advance and $10 at […]

Third Eye – A Tribute to Tool

We are bringing Third Eye (A Tribute to Tool) with special guests Queen City Siren. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors at 6, show at 8. […]

Wayward Blues & Co

Come see David Brown sing the Blues with us! All ages show. Tix $5. Doors at 3, show at 5 Drawing on his southern roots and turbulent past, David Brown […]

Music Industry CLT Magazine Showcase

Music Industry Charlotte & Think Rich ENT Presents "Magazine Showcase EP1" With artists featured in Music Industry Charlotte Magazine! Perfoming Live will be Mary Mack, Kashh, Syh Gudda, Baby Cheef, […]

Saints & Sinners Burlesque Show

GET READY GASTONIA!!! For the first time every, we are bringing BURLESQUE to Downtown on Friday, April 7th! Groovy Tomb Productions has recruited talent from up and down the east […]

Below 7 w/Stormwatchers & Nosey Neighbor

Saturday night rock and roll with Below 7, Stormwatchers and Nosey Neighbor. Doors at 6, show at 8. Tix $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All ages show.

Daniel Jeffers

Daniel Jeffers is coming to The Rooster for a night of Country Music! Tickets are $10. All ages show. Doors at 6, show at 8.

Mike D & The Rhythm Kings

Our beloved sound man Mike D is bringing his band The Rhythm Kings to the stage! This is an all ages show. Tickets are $7. Doors open at 5, show […]

Caleb Wolfe

Caleb Wolfe returns to the stage at The Rooster, and this time he is bringing along with him Marie Me. This is a full band show. Tickets are ONLY $5 […]

The 2nd Annual Bleeding Hearts Ball

The 2nd Annual Bleeding Hearts Ball will be held at The Rooster! This year's Ball features some heavy hitters from West Virginia to NC! Violent Life Violent Death, Annabel Lee, […]

Cougar Mountain Boys

Holis Cartee and Big Chris are the Cougar Mountain Boys and they will be rocking the stage at The Rooster for this special Sunday show! Tickets are $5. Doors at […]

Bruised Rhino

The Rooster welcomes Bruised Rhino with special guest Switch User to the stage on Friday, April 28th. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 […]

REV*ON wsp Tangerine Trees and Jefferson Ave.

REV ON The Foreigner Experience will play all the classic hits and entertain you from start to finish. This show will have you singing along with every word and wanting […]

Cinco de Mayo Rap/Rock Bash

Carolina Headbangers and The Rooster are teaming up for a night of hip-hop and heavy metal! On the metal side, we have A War to Win headlining the show with […]

SUGAR – System of a Down Tribute

Come experience an entire evening of System of a Down! Tix are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors at 6, show at 8. All ages show

Pete Henry – One Man Band

One Man Band - Pete Henry is coming to The Rooster for an intimate show that's only $5! All ages show. Doors at 5, show at 6.

Gastonia Comedy Night

We got a stacked lineup of comics for this FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW! Come laugh with Comedian Ray Money and his friends Tommy Chunn, Reggie Massey and Mookie Immature. Tickets are […]

Women of Rock II

The Women of Rock Series returns for a 2nd installment! WOR2 will feature some of the regions finest rock bands. Magg Dylan, EvilLeaf, Venus Invictus and Oh You Pretty Things […]

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out, the #1 Ladies Night Event Is Coming to Gastonia! Limited Tickets On Sale NOW! Open to Ages 21+ Doors open at 6pm

Val Merza

Newcomer to the Southeast Music Scene, Val Merza is already making a name for herself with her passion for songwriting and ability to connect with audiences. Val will have the […]

Stand Up Comedy w/Comedian Ray Money

Comedian Ray Money and Signature Laugh Entertainment presents Gastonia Comedy Night! This month's show features James R Hustle and Dougie Almeida and as always, hosted by Comedian Ray Money! Tickets […]

Passed Out in Gastown

3NT Productions is coming back to The Rooster for another banger of a show! Jones McShine headlines this party in Downtown Gastonia with support from Jessie B, Petie Boi, Crackle Kapone, […]

Michael’s Birthday Bash

Creative Music Management has put together a kick ass show to celebrate Michael's (owner of The Rooster) birthday! Headlining the celebration will be Strike the Tower with support from Antigone, […]

Dead Reckoning

Georgia face melters Dead Reckoning and Sacrificial Betrayal are coming to Gastonia! With support for The Coursing, this will be a heavy one! Tickets are $15, doors open at 6 […]

Luke Hendrickson

Alt-Country from Minnesota is coming to Downtown Gastonia! Luke Hendrickson is passing through and will be bringing his show to our stage. Tix are only $5 and this is an […]

Drag Me to The Rooster

Four Fox Sake Media presents Drag Me to The Rooster. This will be our very 1st Drag Show featuring Lilli Serena Frost, Saniya Chanel Iman, Tia Douglas and Kristi Darling! […]

Event Series Misfit Market

Misfit Market

The Misfit Market Presented by: The Rooster Gaston County now has its own Misfit Market! The Rooster is hosting a gathering of Oddities and Curiosities made by local Artists and […]

Davis Family Band w/World Sauntering Day

Caleb Davis is bringing his family band to our stage for a night of fun, family friendly live music with special guests, and good friends of The Rooster, World Sauntering […]

Trace Casanova

The very entertaining Trace Casanova is coming to our stage for a solo show! Come see Trace on Sunday, June 4th. This is an all ages show and tickets are […]

Disaster Artist, Friend & YUKK

The Quest to Melon Fest stops in Gastonia, NC at The Rooster on Monday, June 5th with New Jersey-based Disaster Artist, Philly-based Friend and Charlotte's own YUKK. Tix are $10. […]

Storytellers Sessions #6: Zach Evington

Every month we feature a local artist and give them an opportunity to tell their story through song. Storytellers Sessions offer the artist and audience a stripped-down, intimate experience and […]

Wet Hot Punk Rock Summer

Homegrown Punk Rock takes the stage on Friday, June 9th with A Life Worth Taking, Harriet RIP, 11 to Midnight and Auroras Hope! Tickets are only $8 in advance (did […]

Magic at The Rooster!

The Rooster brings Magician Doc Docherty to the stage for our first magic show! Special guest magician Criswell will be opening the show at 7pm! Tickets are $20 in advance […]