Novant Health Pledges Support for the Charlotte International Arts Festival

Aug 31, 2023 / Press Releases

(August 31, 2023) Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to welcome back Novant Health as a partner in support of the 2023 Charlotte International Arts Festival (CIAF). A past supporter of Blumenthal, Novant Health will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of Disney Pixar’s COCO Live-to-Film Concert on September 29 at The Amp Ballantyne. For more information, visit


Novant Health’s leadership gift represents an astounding refresh of Blumenthal’s relationship with one of the region’s leading healthcare systems. “We are deeply honored to receive this extraordinary support from the team at Novant Health. Their sponsorship allows us to make the transformative experience of live cultural events like this possible for families and community members in the Charlotte region. We thank Novant Health for their commitment to amplify the arts here in Charlotte and celebrate local and international artists alike with their contribution,” said Samantha Kowert, Vice President of Development at Blumenthal Performing Arts.


As part of the inaugural season of programming at the newly constructed The Amp in Ballantyne, Disney Pixar’s Coco Live-to-Film Concert will feature a screening of the complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.


“Ballantyne is a growing and vibrant community and Novant Health is thrilled to be a part of it,” said Ben Brodersen, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center. “We opened our brand-new medical center in June and, through our partnership with Blumenthal Performing Arts, are happy to support bringing music, arts and culture to our area.”


The full Charlotte International Arts Festival runs September 15–October 1, 2023. For even more—many more!—events, tickets, performance times, and more information, visit


Watch the website and follow CIAF on social for updates, location details, and surprises!

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Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. For more information, call (704) 372-1000 or visit Blumenthal Performing Arts receives support from the Infusion Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council. Generous support is also provided by PNC Bank, sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights series, and Equitable, sponsor of the Equitable Bravo Series.


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Novant Health is an integrated network of hospitals, physician clinics and outpatient facilities that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,900 physicians and over 36,000 team members who provide care at more than 800 locations, including 16 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2022, Novant Health provided more than $1.5 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.


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