Grammy Award-winning artist Anthony Hamilton to headline Novant Health’s Welcome Back Fest street festivals

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (News Release) ― Novant Health has announced that Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton will headline its Welcome Back Fest street festivals in Charlotte, Wilmington and Winston-Salem this summer.

“Anthony has been a champion for health and safety during the pandemic, first by collaborating with Novant Health last year to spread important messaging about how to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic and now as the headliner for Welcome Back Fest,” said Kati Everett, Novant Health’s chief communications officer. “We are delighted to work with him again to celebrate how far we’ve come and the people who have helped get us to where we are.”

In addition to Hamilton, Novant Health is seeking local entertainers and food truck vendors to participate in the Welcome Back Fest street festivals this summer:

Entertainers of all backgrounds are invited to apply at All performances must be musical, rhythmic or in another closely associated format. The selected entertainers will be compensated as part of their contract.

Food truck vendors are invited to apply at Novant Health is looking for food trucks that represent different backgrounds and tastes and all are welcome to apply. Those who are selected to participate will be contacted with a contract and will also be paid a flat fee of $1,000 at the conclusion of the event.

Novant Health is hosting the Welcome Back Fest street festivals to mark the progress made in the fight against COVID-19. The three free community events, which are scheduled on three different days in July and August, aim to support diverse local businesses, honor healthcare heroes and celebrate the milestones reached with the help of community members.

The date are as follows:

Saturday, July 24 in Charlotte, N.C.
Saturday, Aug. 7 in Wilmington, N.C.
Saturday, Aug. 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

For more information about Welcome Back Fest, visit