What’s new and returning to Charlotte SHOUT!

Charlotte SHOUT! is Uptown Charlotte’s annual celebration of creativity and culture
Charlotte SHOUT! Uptown’s annual celebration of creativity and culture, returns March 29-April 14 with music and interactive installations.

Charlotte SHOUT! is around the corner.

The annual Uptown celebration of creativity, culture and community is March 29-April 14. The festival lifts up art, music, food and ideas through more than 200 installations, performances, events and activations. Almost every event is outdoors and free to the public. More than 1.8 million people visited Uptown during the 17 days of Charlotte SHOUT! last year, according to Charlotte Center City Partners.  

Charlotte SHOUT! includes several returning favorites such as interactive seesaws, with a sustainable message and Pianodrome, the country’s first amphitheater made from upcycled pianos, at Grace on Brevard.

“We could not be more excited about this year’s Charlotte SHOUT!,” said Robert Krumbine, CCCP’s chief creative officer. “We’ve curated an incredible mix of local talent and returning favorites with brand-new, can’t miss experiences, all in a central, walkable area. We guarantee that one visit to Uptown will not be enough to see and do it all.”

New to the lineup:

• e/motion, an interactive installation that revisits the seesaw and beckons to the sensations of surging water by riding an infinite wave. The glowing liquid acts like a living entity that responds as you ride up and down.

• Sonic Runway, a light-art installation that converts audio signals into patterns of light that shoot down a corridor of arches at the speed of sound.

• Optik, an interactive platform where users manipulate and elevate synchronized sound and color.

Returning this year:

• Eggs on Parade, 13 larger-than-life Easter eggs created by 13 different artists.

• Performances by national musical artists as well as local and North Carolina-based acts on two stages, including the main stage at First Ward Park.

• Installations and activations in secret alleys and public spaces.

There are also festivals within the festival:

• Charlotte StrEATs (April 13-14) celebrates Charlotte chefs, restaurants and culinary scene. New for 2024 is StrEATs Uncorked, which highlights North Carolina wine culture on April 3.

• April 6-9, The Charlotte Ideas Festival (April 6-9) will feature thinkers and innovators exploring important topics of the day. Among the speakers are six-time Emmy winner David Pogue on “AI, Robotics, and Life in 2050” and bestselling memoirist and interviewer Kelly Corrigan on “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.”


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