Artist Relief Initiatives


According to a study released by Americans for the Arts in May, 95% of working artists in the United States experienced income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and 62% lost their jobs entirely. In Charlotte, many local artists are struggling to hang on. 


Organized by Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Center City Partners, the Artist Gig Fund supports local artists who have been financially and emotionally impacted this year by providing them with paid opportunities to get in front of an audience again. Since early fall, the Artist Gig Fund has helped bring back activity and vibrancy to Uptown with free events like Revive the Vibe, Nerdy Night In, Sounds on the Square, Uptown Sweat, Acoustic Grace and more. 


Keep scrolling to check out upcoming free events and videos of past performances all made possible by the generosity of the community. You can read more about the Artist Gig Fund by clicking here

Donate now to help get our local artists back to work!

Gifts to the Artist Gig Fund are fully tax-deductible, and 100% of your donation goes directly to local artists.



Follow the links below to check out performances made possible by community support!


Animatrixx Don Garett  Mufuka Works Dance Co.
Art In Motion Eddie Harris Niche Faulkner
Bakalao All-Stars Emanuel Wynter  Nouveau Sud Circus Project
Bluz Rogers Emil Foster Now Are The Foxes
Bree Stallings Frankie Zombie One Lyph
Brit Drozda  Gabby Moore  Perlizbeth and EC
Bullpinradio Gabi Bennetti Petrov
Burpie  Garrison Gist Queen City Comedy
Caroline Keller  Grace Hauth Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers
Chance LeVan Greg Jackson Rashaud Brown
Charlotte Is Creative Infamous Jean Claude Rawallty
Charlotte Sketch Project Isaiah Bell Recee Raps
CHKLT KNDY Jasmine Hines Richard Cutright and the JustHIS League
Christian Johnson  Jason Jet  Scott Marvill
Cyanca Jenny Kabool Tara Brown
Dame Boogie Jessica Macks Temperance League 
Dammit Wesley Joni Deutsch The Mighty D.R.
Dance Now Cry Later Karen Poole The Pyrates Royale
Dasan Ahanu Kelsey Waller The Queen City Singers
David Childers Kenya Templeton The Sainted Trap Choir
Dawn Arvelo Keon Sunkins The Urban Abstract Project
Deneer Davis Lauren Ansley Tiffany Bryant-Jackson
Destiny Stone LeDarius Parker Time Sawyer
DJ CrazyT Legend Status Todd Riley 
DJ Dillon Jam LionHeart and Medusa TRS
DJ DO-All Lord Mayor Bullfrog Twin Nation
DJ Fannie Mae Mania Rosen Vadim Kolpakov 
DJ Heff Mason Parker  YDMBSM 
DJ Johnny Kaydee Master Kie Yung Citizen
DJ Kato Maxie Williams