CHARLOTTE – Charlotte SHOUT! returns to Uptown Charlotte from March 31 to April 16.

The multiweek festival showcases the community’s creativity, innovation, diversity and resilience.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to once again bring Charlotte SHOUT! to Uptown,” said Robert Krumbine, chief creative officer for Charlotte Center City Partners. “SHOUT! has quickly become a beloved tradition in the Charlotte region. It is an amazing opportunity to explore Uptown, celebrate our community’s creativity and diversity, and experience the extraordinary talents of artists from around the corner and around the world.”

Charlotte SHOUT! will feature 200-plus installations, performances, events and activations. Nearly all the events are outdoors, free, and open to the public without tickets.

New this year at Charlotte SHOUT!:

• Pianodrome will be America’s first performance space made entirely from upcycled pianos. This radically new 75-seat structure, which will be housed inside the Grace on Brevard venue, is both a sculpture and dynamic in-the-round intimate venue. Pianodrome will come alive with dozens of performances by local artists. 

• “POP!” is an interactive art installation featuring five enigmatic monoliths, each with a special creature just waiting to be freed so it can put on a show.

• Enjoy a peaceful respite or enjoy a yoga class at Serenity Garden, a new SHOUT! venue at a secret Uptown greenspace.

  “Affinity” is an immersive light and sound adventure inspired by the human brain with 62 different color combinations and 112 points of interaction.

• Fifteen !cons, each designed by a local artist, will punctuate the entire footprint of Charlotte SHOUT!, helping visitors find their way around the festival.

• Each of the 12, larger-than-life Roaming Gnomes, which will be spread all over Uptown, has its own personality and theme. Discovering them is part of the SHOUT! adventure.

There will also be musical performances by more than 80 local musicians or bands at four different locations, including the showcase stage at Victoria Yards, a former parking lot featuring a stage, food vendors and 10-plus murals on repurposed shipping containers.


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