Charlotte SHOUT! Festival Returns To Uptown On April 1st

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The streets of Uptown Charlotte will come to life with music, art, food, and more as Charlotte SHOUT! Festival makes a return this April.

Presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America, this multi-week festival is designed to showcase the Charlotte community’s creativity, innovation, diversity, and resilience.

The festival will run from April 1st through April 17th, with programming scheduled from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

“After two hard years, we are so excited for SHOUT! to return to Uptown,” said Robert Krumbine, chief creative officer at Charlotte Center City Partners. “This is a unique opportunity to come back together, explore our city and experience the extraordinary talents of people from around the corner and around the world.”

Officials say the festival will bring internationally and locally acclaimed artists, dancers, musicians, poets, storytellers, photographers, chefs, and thought leaders together.

The festival is described as an all ages feast for the sense, serving up soulful music, tantalizing food, mind-blowing images, playful installations, inspiring performances, and bold ideas.

Officials say most of the events are outdoors, free, and open to the public without tickets.

Highlights of 2022’s Charlotte SHOUT! Festival include:

  • Art installations at Levine Avenue of the Arts, The Green and Romare Bearden Park, among
    other locations.
  • The return of “Impulse,” an internationally renowned public art display of giant, light-up
    seesaws, to Levine Avenue of the Arts.
  • Thought-provoking speakers, curated by The Charlotte Center for the Humanities and Civic Imagination, featuring conversations about citizenship, the future of learning, and the healing power of light art.
  • Musical performances by more than 60 acts including: William Close & the Earth Harp Collective; Indie Fest, an immersive music and light show; and Queen City Jam Clash, a music competition celebrating Charlotte’s Black culture and history.
  • Music showcase sets at Victoria Yards on East 7 th Street, accompanied by live painting by Charlotte muralists.
  • The Charlotte StrEATs Festival, celebrating chefs from neighborhoods across the city, curated by Unpretentious Palate.

A schedule of all the events can be found online at charlotteshout.com

Charlotte SHOUT! officials strongly encourage attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks, even outdoors, when it is not possible to keep six feet of social distance.