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Charlotte SHOUT!, presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America, returns March 31st – April 16th in Uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE (February 10, 2023)—Uptown Charlotte will overflow with energy March 31 – April 16 with the return of Charlotte SHOUT!, a multiweek festival that showcases our community’s creativity, innovation, diversity, and resilience. Charlotte SHOUT! is presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America and produced by Charlotte Center City Partners.

“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+ 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 beautiful, historic 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.

Returning this year:

  • “Impulse,” an internationally renowned, interactive public art display of giant, illuminated seesaws.
  • The Charlotte Ideas Festival, curated by The Charlotte Center for the Humanities and Civic Imagination, will feature renowned thinkers and innovators exploring the most important topics of our times, from the hard and necessary work of citizenship to finding joy in our lives to the role of artificial intelligence in society.
  • Musical performances by more than 80 local musicians or bands at four different locations, including the showcase stage at Victoria Yards, an innovative former parking lot featuring a stage, food vendors, and 10+ murals on repurposed shipping containers.
  • The Charlotte StrEATs Festival, celebrating chefs from neighborhoods across the city, curated by Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events.
  • Surprise installations and activations in secret alleys, iconic public spaces, and all manner of locations in between. At Charlotte SHOUT!, every day is different and you have to look up and all around, because you never know what you will see.

A schedule of events, which is growing by the day, can be found online at

Charlotte SHOUT! would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners.

  • Presenting Sponsors: Atrium Health and Bank of America
  • Art Pillar Sponsor: Lowe’s
  • Food Pillar Sponsor: Compass Group
  • Music Pillar Sponsor: Ally
  • Ideas Pillar Sponsor: UNC Charlotte
  • Activation Sponsors: Allen Tate, Duke Energy, King and Spaulding, Music Everywhere CLT presented by AvidXchange
  • Partners: City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County