Find great value on US Airways flights from MEM to CLT when you book with CheapOair! Also known as "Gamma world city", Charlotte is a major U.S financial center. Fond of opera? Check out the Opera Carolina, it is the most popular opera company of the city. Founded in 1948, it is also a member of the Opera America. This opera company offers three main stage productions that feature Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Carolina Chorus. It also had performed in the Bluementhal Performing Arts Center that is situated in the Belk Theater. Take part in the Carolina Renaissance Festival that is held annually Saturday and Sunday in October and November. The setting of the festival is the fictional village of "Fairhaven". Known as the largest of the Renaissance Festival, it brings around 160,000 visitors during the fall season.