and yes, the bunnies AND see-saws will be back!

What is SHOUT!?

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.

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Made in CLT

In addition to talent from around the world, Charlotte SHOUT! is actively searching for local artists from all areas of Charlotte's vibrant creative community to participate in this year's festival. Whether you're a local musician, a playwright, an acrobat, a master chef or a graffiti artist, there could be a spot for you in our lineup.

Are you interested in participating? Watch our first Creative Invitation Informational Webinar now to learn more.

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Get Involved

We have dedicated a primary aspect of the festival to highlight, promote, and present the immensely creative assets in our region. We call this platform Made in CLT and invite you to bring your ideas, energy, and passion to the festival. We encourage you to think outside the box and be unique. Charlotte SHOUT! is a family friendly event, viewed by people of all ages and ethnicities

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COVID-19 Protocol

Charlotte SHOUT! is committed to the health and welfare of our guests, participants, and the community at large. We believe that festivals and events can re-open safely with good planning and by managing strict health guidelines.

Charlotte SHOUT! will adhere to all public health regulations and employ best practices to ensure the safety of all attendees. Planning for the 2021 festival will include parallel paths with multiple contingencies and hybrid options that will consider a variety of scenarios to ensure this year's event will be held safely and successfully. Through innovation and creativity, we will enable people to come together for an unforgettable experience that will reinvigorate our city.

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