Schedule Changes Announced for CIAF's Final Weekend

Sep 29, 2022 / Press Releases

(September 29, 2022) Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts previously announced schedule changes to outdoor CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL events due to changing weather conditions. 


As of Thursday afternoon, all outdoor performances and installations previously scheduled for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 have been canceled. Blumenthal remains optimistic that programming will resume over the weekend. 


Formerly outdoor events such as SWAY’s BLOOM and Polyglot Theatre’s BEES will continue indoors this weekend, as previously announced. Performances will take place Friday through Sunday at various times throughout the day in SouthPark Mall’s Center Court. The full schedule is outlined below. 


BIRDMEN and BLUE LAPIS LIGHT, which had shifted its opening to Thursday in an attempt to get ahead of the weather, will pause performances until further notice. 


The LEVINE AVE ARTIST STAGE concerts and all installations in Ballantyne’s Backyard, including ARCHITECTS OF AIR—LUMNIARIUMMAN, and MENTALGASSI have come down until further notice. 


For schedule updates, keep an eye on and @cltartsfest on social media. 


In addition to the free events, indoor ticketed events such as LADY ALMA’S LIVE HOUSE MUSIC PARTYZYDECO PARTY, and I AM QUEEN: CHARLOTTE will go on as planned. For tickets and more information, visit


BLOOM! And BEES will play at various times all weekend at SouthPark Mall. The schedule is outlined below. 



Friday, September 30 at 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm 

SouthPark Mall’s Center Court 



Friday, September 30 at 10:45 am, 12:15 pm, and 2:15 pm

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 4:15 pm

SouthPark Mall’s Center Court  


For up-to-date information on CIAF, visit


Watch the website and follow CIAF on social for updates and location and timing details. 

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About CIAF


The Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. Fun for everyone, from families to individuals, we invite you to stay awhile, play, and welcome curiosity, as we begin to see our city through new eyes. With over 200 attractions, many for free, this festival has something for everyone. 


About Blumenthal Performing Arts


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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