CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Center City Partners announced on Monday that the Charlotte SHOUT! festival scheduled for Sept. 17 – Oct. 3 will be postponed until 2022.
The festival, a joint presentation between Blumenthal and CCCP, features art installations, concerts, celebrity speakers and other activities.
“We had great plans for Charlotte SHOUT! 2021 that are just going to have to wait a little longer,” Blumenthal Performing Arts CEO Tom Gabbard said in a news release.
“While we are disappointed to delay the celebration, we are committed to our patrons’ health and safety and believe this is the appropriate action to take in light of the delta variant and based on guidance from our public health partners,” Charlotte Center City Partners Chief Creative Officer Robert Krumbine said in a news release.
“Charlotte is ready for a big regional festival that melds together local and international artists, thought leaders and loads of free activities to bring our community together. Count on us to be back when circumstances are right to safely host a great arts festival and community celebration,” Gabbard said.
Charlotte SHOUT! 2019 marked the first time CCCP and Blumenthal partnered together to plan and produce the festival, which had been on hiatus since 2009. The festival’s inaugural revival drew thousands of visitors to more than 200 events over its two-week run. The 2020 festival was also postponed due to the pandemic.
Ticketholders will be contacted soon with details about refunds, postponements or cancellations.
Additional details about new event dates will be released at a later time.
For more information and updates, visit charlotteshout.com.
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