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Charlotte SHOUT!

Get ready to SHOUT! 2024

Are you ready for an unforgettable multiweek festival that celebrates creativity, innovation, diversity, and resilience? Charlotte SHOUT!, presented by Atrium Health and Bank of America, is returning to Uptown Charlotte from March 29 to April 14, 2024.

With over 200 installations, performances, events, and activations, Charlotte SHOUT! has something for everyone. Whether you're interested in interactive art, live music, or thought-provoking discussions, you'll find it at this festival. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the must-see experiences at Charlotte SHOUT! so you can make the most of your visit.

Check out Pianodrome

One of the new features at Charlotte SHOUT! is Pianodrome, the first performance space made entirely from upcycled pianos in America. This intimate venue is housed inside the historic Grace on Brevard venue and features a 75-seat sculpture that comes alive with dozens of performances by local artists. Make sure to catch one of the shows and witness the beauty of this radical new structure.

Shop until you Drop 

New to SHOUT! this year, stop by any participating Shop SHOUT! locations and experience all that Uptown has to offer.

These Uptown buisnesses will have a special SHOUT! menu item or drink, SHOUT! deal, or a fun suprise just for the duration of the festival.  

While you're there, don't forget to check off a space on your SHOUT! Bingo Card!

Discover secret Alleyways 

"Tweet Street" will be located in the alley of 200 S. Tryon St. Dappled light through branches stretching over the alleyway invites you to discover the magic of North Carolina native songbirds. "Tweet Street" was created to spark joy and wonder about our regional little neighbors as they flutter above. And, Luminous Lane will have an extension installation that will be sure to tie the whole alley together! 

Ride The Wave with E-Motion

SHOUT!'s beloved seesaws are back with a twist! Sea-saw your way through this one-of-a-kind experience, with an oceanic recreative of your childhood joys, integrated with lit waves and water drops handlebars, to the soundscape redolent of the sea, users and bystanders are invited to explore e/motion’s magical ocean ambience from every angle.

Attend the Charlotte Ideas Festival

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, this is a can't-miss event for anyone interested in intellectual discourse.

Enjoy live music

With over 80 local musicians or bands performing at four different locations, including the Ally Main Stage at First Ward Park, showcase stage at Victoria Yards, Pianodrome and Cafe 400, there's something for every musical taste at Charlotte SHOUT! Take in the performances while enjoying food from local vendors and admiring the 10+ murals on repurposed shipping containers.

Taste the best of Charlotte at Charlotte StrEATs Festival

The Charlotte StrEATs Festival, curated by Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events, celebrates chefs from neighborhoods across the city