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Charlotte SHOUT!

Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 2021 • Uptown Charlotte

Charlotte SHOUT! is a celebration of our city's creativity, diversity, and resilience. It will be a time to unify and restore the heartbeat of our vibrant city. The festival weaves together the extraordinary talents of internationally and locally acclaimed artists, dancers, musicians, poets, storytellers, photographers, chefs and thought leaders. It is a feast for all the senses and all ages, serving up soulful music, tantalizing food, mind-blowing images, playful installations, inspiring performances, and bold ideas.
And yes, the bunnies AND see-saws will be back! A new feature will be Gaia, a huge earth installation.
In addition to talent from around the world, Charlotte SHOUT! also has been actively searching for local artists from all areas of Charlotte's vibrant creative community to participate in this year's festival through platforms called Made in CLT and Of Earth and Sky.
Made in CLT invites creatives to think outside the box ands bring their unique ideas, energy and passion to the festival. The categories for participation include art, music, food and ideas.
Of Earth and Sky is a project aimed to poetically amplify the voices of Charlotte residents. Held each Saturday through May, free workshops will allow poets to learn more about the Of Earth and Sky vision and receive writing prompts to help guide their work. Workshop attendance is not required to submit poems. Poems are submitted by the public and a few will be selected to serve as inspiration for art installations throughout the city. Deadline to submit poems is May 29.
For information about Made in CLT, Of Earth and Sky or Charlotte SHOUT! in general, visit the website CharlotteShout.com.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Charlotte logo

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Charlotte

June 17-Sept. 12, 2021 • Camp North End

Lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color – truly illuminating the mind of the genius.
Visitors will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works – from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), and so much more.
Astonishing in scale and breathtakingly imaginative, you will experience Van Gogh’s art in a completely new and unforgettable way.
Slam Charlotte

SLAMCHARLOTTE POETRY SLAM

May 21, 2021 • Knight Gallery at Spirit Square

Blumenthal Performing Arts' monthly Poetry Slams are hosted by SlamCharlotte, Charlotte’s own three-time national championship team of spoken word poetry. SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement, and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through the monthly slam competitions. SlamCharlotte’s current Slammaster, Bluz, is the 13th ranked individual poet in the world. This event will be livestreamed on Blumenthal's Facebook page.
Come From Away cast reunion

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series: Come From Away

May 26, 2021 • Virtual Event

Meet the original Broadway stars of the Tony & Olivier Award winning musical Come From Away on Wednesday, May 26, at 8 p.m.
Featuring: Petrina Bromley (Bonnie & others), Jenn Colella (Beverly/Annette & others), Q. Smith (Hannah & others), Astrid Van Wieren (Beulah & others), Sharon Wheatley (Diane & others).
The Broadway Cast Reunion Series gives audiences a chance to do what they may never have done before: visit “backstage” with the cast and hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip – as the casts really let their hair down. Viewers can ask questions via the chat feature!

A Night of Jazz & Song - Saxophonist Dee Lucas with Pianist Gino Rosaria

June 18, 2021 • Stage Door Theater

Night of Jazz & Song featuring National Recording Artist Saxophonist Dee Lucas with Billboard Charting Pianist Gino Rosario with guest Vocalist and Soul Stylist Kevin Jones.

National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004. His style, from a horn perspective, is different from that of many traditional smooth jazz artists in terms of melodic phrasing.
Pianist Gino Rosaria, born and raised in Curaçao, developed an interest in music at an early age. The influence of the many cultures allowed him to learn and play many different kinds of music, which became a part of his identity. Later on he grew to enjoy Jazz, Latin, and Classical music the most. Kevin Jones has been thrilling audiences for years. His unique vocal range and professional stage presence and singing a variety of styles like smooth jazz, pop, R&B, even reggae has earned him a reputation that continues to grow throughout the region.
Slam Charlotte

SLAMCHARLOTTE POETRY SLAM

June 18, 2021 • Knight Gallery at Spirit Square

Blumenthal Performing Arts' monthly Poetry Slams are hosted by SlamCharlotte, Charlotte’s own three-time national championship team of spoken word poetry. SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement, and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through the monthly slam competitions. SlamCharlotte’s current Slammaster, Bluz, is the 13th ranked individual poet in the world. This event will be livestreamed on Blumenthal's Facebook page.
Leanne Morgan

Leanne Morgan: The Big Panty Tour

July 17, 2021 • Knight Theater

Leanne’s style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. As a stay-at-home mother of three with a husband, people are always accusing her of spying on them because she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences.
She is currently touring as part of the comedy trio Country Cool, along with headliners Karen Mills and Trish Suhr. She has a comedy special currently streaming on VidAngel called “So Yummy” and her videos on Dry Bar Comedy have gotten more than 50 million views and growing! She has a podcast called "Sweaty and Pissed ... Menopause and More."
Science Day
Photo by Adeline Xu/UC Davis, courtesy of Science Friday.
Ira Flatow on stage with a guest in Davis, California.

Science Friday LIVE! with Ira Flatow

Aug. 7, 2021 • Knight Theater

Join Ira Flatow and the rest of the SciFri crew as we hit the road to uncover and report on the amazing science news and stories happening in your local area. This is your chance to look behind the curtain of your favorite national radio show and participate in a special live performance with the scientists and conversations you love.
This 90-minute program typically features live music, props, video screenings, and demonstrations. And as a bonus, the event will be recorded so you can be a part of the weekly Science Friday broadcast heard on your local station.
Village People

Village People

Aug. 20, 2021 • Belk Theater

Village People is the greatest disco group in the world. Their music is part of the international songbook.
Various renditions of Village People (for purposes of live performances) have consistently toured the world since the mid-1980s with the use of various replacement lead singers and characters.
As the 40th anniversary of the group's founding neared, Victor Willis, who was Village People before Village People even existed, returned with a fresh reboot of the group. His powerful and distinctive voice is known the world-over on all the group's hits. Now, the group, along with their live band, once again stage world class performances.
Slam Charlotte

SLAMCHARLOTTE POETRY SLAM

Aug. 20, 2021 • Knight Gallery at Spirit Square

Blumenthal Performing Arts' monthly Poetry Slams are hosted by SlamCharlotte, Charlotte’s own three-time national championship team of spoken word poetry. SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement, and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through the monthly slam competitions. SlamCharlotte’s current Slammaster, Bluz, is the 13th ranked individual poet in the world.
This event will be live-streamed on Blumenthal's Facebook page.

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