Summer Greetings and Fall Anticipations – Les Appalaches

The summer of 2022 was filled with new albums, binge-worthy TV shows, box office favorites, and trends that didn’t disappoint, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to look forward to this fall.

Whether you’re still playing Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” on repeat or pretending you’ve never heard Drake’s “Honestly Nevermind,” you can expect speculative releases in the fall. Expect releases from Noah Cyrus, Tove Lo, Yungblud, The 1975 and other artists who have yet to announce their upcoming releases.

If you still love the music released this summer, buy concert tickets to see your favorite artists perform their new hits live this fall semester. North Carolina is buzzing with upcoming concerts in Raleigh, Charlotte and other towns near Boone. Mark your calendars for these upcoming concerts this semester:

  • Giveon arrives in Charlotte on August 28
  • Lil Durk & Friends Arrive in Greensboro September 24th
  • King Princess arrives in Charlotte September 28
  • COIN is coming to Raleigh on September 30
  • Panic! At The Disco arrives in Raleigh on October 2
  • Greta Van Fleet arrives in Charlotte on October 28
  • Lizzo arrives in Charlotte on October 28

This summer’s movie scene brought people back to theaters and revitalized the industry after the pandemic halted its success. Movies like “Top Gun: Maverick” have seen huge Hit and lit a frenzy about actor Miles Teller, who was all the rage at the start of the summer. “Elvis” hit theaters shortly after “Top Gun: Maverick” and Austin Butler, who plays Elvis himself, replaced Teller as this summer’s favorite actor. “Elvis” gave us a new actor to delight on TikTok as well as a catchy new song by Doja Cat from the soundtrack called “Vegas”.

The cinematic successes of the summer do not stop there. “Minions: Rise of Gru” took the country by storm and broke the record of the most successful 4th of July movie opening of all time. The secret to the film’s success was a trend pushed by Gen Z on social media to attend the film in formal attire – as “gentlemen minions.“A light-hearted trend and a joke among young people proved instrumental in the film’s success. Another Gen Z-led trend is sure to take the entertainment industry by storm in the fall of new releases.

Among these new releases is the highly anticipated film by Olivia Wilde, “Don’t Worry Darling”. The star-studded cast includes Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde herself. The film is set to hit theaters on September 23. So while you may not be streaming Styles’ summer album this fall, he’ll surely still be on your screen as a cast member.

Streaming services released several fan favorites this summer, including Season 4 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Season 2 of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” and more. New shows debuted this summer, including Prime Video’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” Frenzy-worthy TV will continue to come out throughout the fall semester whenever a study break is needed. Don’t miss new seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Abbott Elementary,” and more. Not to mention that there are probably versions that have yet to be announced and are yet to come.

A fall season of entertainment industry releases is sure to provide everything from the soundtrack to your fall semester, to the perfect shows and movies that will inspire nights of watching with friends.


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