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THE Scorpio

Since 1968 – Charlotte's Premier Night Club

The Scorpio is Charlotte’s longest running live entertainment complex catering to the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community. Our doors are open to ALL

 Announcement: The Next Chapter for Scorpio's


We are thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in the history of Scorpio's, one of Charlotte's most iconic and beloved gay bars. Scorpio's is relocating to 225 Fairwood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203. 


Acquiring RSVP South End, which boasts 15,000 sq ft spread across three bars and two rooftops. From the large modern dance floor known as Stage, to the intimate speakeasy vibes of Parlor, the climate-controlled garden bar Veranda with a private rooftop, and our rooftop bar known as Rooftop. We are elevating Charlotte's LGBTQ+ nightlife. Each venue will offer its own unique vibe and sound, with different DJs and events on weekends, creating a true nightclub complex that offers something for everyone. Our aim is to continue and expand on RSVP South End’s private event venue business, ensuring it remains a vibrant and inclusive haven for all.

This means our new location will allow us to continue operating Scorpio's seven nights a week and RSVP South End’s private event business. Enabling us to cultivate a rich, inviting space for a variety of private events. From weddings to corporate functions, we will offer our facility for rent during the day and off-hours, providing a versatile venue that meets the needs of our diverse community. This new space will be designed with flexibility in mind, ensuring that it can be easily transformed to suit the specific requirements of each event. We are excited to provide a venue where our community can celebrate, connect, and create lasting memories.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to RSVP South End’s Managing Partners for their enthusiastic embrace of this transition. Their support and collaboration have been invaluable in making this dream a reality.

This move is not just a change of address; it's an evolution that ensures the Scorpio legacy continues to thrive and serve the LGBTQ+ community in Charlotte and surrounding area.


This new chapter represents a significant milestone in our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming space for the underserved LGBTQ+ community and we remain committed to preserving the legacy of Scorpio's. Since its establishment in 1968 by Marion and Floyd Tyson, Scorpio's has been a cornerstone of the LGBTQ+ nightlife, providing a safe haven and vibrant social hub for our community. 


After Marion and Floyd Tyson, Rick Wilds took over the ownership in 1981, guiding the club with generosity and vision until his passing in 2008. Rick's leadership expanded Scorpio's influence and solidified its status as a beacon of LGBTQ+ culture in Charlotte. Following Rick, Donald O'Shields took the reins and continued to uphold the club's legacy until 2019. Under Donald's stewardship, Scorpio's maintained its reputation as a beloved institution in the community. He was instrumental in navigating the club through changing times, ensuring its continued relevance and vibrancy. 

Donald's time at the club left an enduring legacy characterized by his unwavering dedication to fostering an atmosphere of warmth and inclusivity. His influence on both the club and the broader community will remain etched in memory.

As we continue the next chapter, we are beyond excited to announce two additional owners: Michael Sharpton, with years of experience as the GM of The Scorpio, and Drew Wofford, bringing his 20 years of nightlife experience and adding the bonus of making The Scorpio a sister club to the long-standing institution in Greensboro, Chemistry Nightclub.


Finally, we are beyond thrilled to announce our new entertainment director, Paisley Parque. With over 30 years in the drag community, Paisley has become a staple in North Carolina's drag scene. She has garnered numerous titles, including Miss Millennium 2021 and Miss Catawba Valley Pride 2019. Paisley also hosts one of the longest-running drag shows in North Carolina, The Sex Kitten Roundup, and we can't wait for it to come to Charlotte. Her dedication and vibrant performances have made her a beloved figure in the community. 


We invite you to join us in celebrating this new chapter and look forward to welcoming you to our new location. Together, we'll create even more unforgettable memories and continue the proud tradition of Scorpio's.


Please continue to follow our social media as we will soon announce our opening date and entertainment lineup. 


Thank you for your unwavering support and love over the years. Here's to the next chapter in the incredible journey of Scorpio's!


Warm regards,

The Scorpio's Team



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