Introducing Charlotte SHOUT!

Apr 5, 2019 / Blog

What makes you want to SHOUT excitedly from the rooftops of uptown? Who do you want to SHOUT out for their creativity and innovation? Where can you SHOUT your ideas so that they are heard by our Queen City arts community?


We'd like to introduce you to Charlotte SHOUT!, an invigoration of artists and art-lovers both local and international.


What is Charlotte SHOUT!?

Charlotte SHOUT! is a celebratory festival, illuminating the intersections of community and art. From April 29 to May 11, SHOUT! will take over uptown to present more than 75 concerts, art installations, pop-up performances, culinary stations and showcases. 


SHOUT! serves as part of the grand finale of CLT250, which has been a year-long birthday party for the city. This year's Charlotte Jazz Festival, BOOM Festival, and a preview of Hola Charlotte all fall under the SHOUT! umbrella alongside national and international acts and art installations, a true creative convergence in the heart of the city.


What can I expect from SHOUT!?

Art. Music. Food. Ideas. From visual and interactive art pieces to opera, dance, concerts and much, much more, SHOUT! has a jam-packed line-up of events for Charlotteans and visitors of all ages and interests. 

We've broken down just a few of the highlights. For a complete listing of Charlotte SHOUT! events, visit


Charlotte SHOUT! Highlights 


April 29 - May 4: Charlotte Jazz Festival

A spring favorite, the Charlotte Jazz Festival is back! Enjoy a slew of tent events in Romare Bearden Park, main stage performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, free lunchtime concerts, and even an evening in an underground speakeasy. Learn more>>





Intrude | April 29 - May 11

Some very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, have been invading festivals around the world, and now they’re invading Charlotte! Yes, you read that correctly. Giant bunnies from Australia will be taking over Uptown Charlotte! Learn more>>



Tall Tales | May 9 - 11

Tall Tales, a free, celebratory adventure for high seas explorers of all ages, is a performance of spectacular physical feats atop 16-foot sway poles. Join in this exploration of the immense capacity of the human spirit, transforming familiar public spaces into epic, storied landscapes. Learn more>>



Blue Lapis Light | May 10 - 11

Charlotte will see dancers bravely and gracefully perform on the side of the Charlotte Government Center. Created just for Charlotte SHOUT!, dancers will boldly fly across the face of this iconic building with a sense of joy and playfulness that you will feel 15 stories below. Come curious, leave amazed. Learn more>>





Anthony Hamilton | May 9

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actor Anthony Hamilton is a Charlotte native and a North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee who notably performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Just this week, he received Mecklenburg County's highest honor, the Order of the Hornet, cementing his place in history books as the “narrator of love.” Learn more>>



Umphrey’s McGee | May 10

Umphrey’s McGee's music unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends, which is perhaps indicative of the longtime relationship between its six band members. Get ready for a riotous and eclectic evening of rock. Learn more>>



Bleachers | May 11

Grammy-winning songwriter and record producer Jack Antonoff, who's also known for his work with bands Steel Train and Fun., leads this indie-pop junket. Recognizable by its pert youthfulness, Bleachers' sound is an energetic mix of synth, percussion and heartfelt lyricism. Learn more>>





Radha Agrawal | May 9

Radha Agrawal is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness movement that currently holds events in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. Learn more>>



Kai Kight | May 10

As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Kight is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. Learn more>>



Rohit Bhargava | May 11

Rohit Bhargava is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company and is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. Learn more>>


Click here for more information on Charlotte SHOUT! and for a full line-up of events.