Charlotte Shout festival will skip 2020, return in 2021

Charlotte Shout festival will skip 2020, return in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Shout, the annual center city celebration of art, music and food, planned for Sept. 18- Oct. 4 will be postponed until Sept. 2021.

Event organizers, Charlotte Center City Partners and Blumenthal Performing Arts, announced the decision Friday after consulting with health authorities, public officials and festival artists.

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“While we are disappointed to have to make this decision, we are committed to celebrating our creative, unique city and we will be back bigger and better next year,” said Robert Krumbine, chief creative officer for Charlotte Center City Partners in a news release.

Charlotte Shout 2019 marked the first time Charlotte Center City Partners and Blumenthal Performing Arts partnered to produce the festival, which had been on hiatus since 2009.

The festival’s inaugural revival was a big success with more than 200 events over its two-week run in late April and early May of 2019. 

The 2020 festival date was moved from the spring to the fall prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was made to allow the festival to expand its run to cover three, full weekends.

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