BOOM Charlotte is the city's annual artist-led showcase of experimental and contemporary performance and visual art. We bring together local and national acts during a collaborative weekend in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Founded in 2016, BOOM has quickly grown into the largest, most diverse gathering of creative professionals in Charlotte. BOOM 2019 will feature over 120 shows/programs by 300+ artists, covering every medium, including dance, theatre, music, spoken word, fashion, food, installation, street art and more. BOOM celebrates the wealth of innovative original work created in our region and across the country and exposes Charlotte audiences to new styles they might not have otherwise discovered or appreciated.
BOOM is open and inclusive. We intentionally seek out diversity in race, gender, age, background and styles to present a broad range of performances and inspire as many people as possible. Join us, and bring your friends and family. We can't go BOOM without YOU!
Enjoy a beautiful LED light and music show at Convergence Plaza! Constellation is a star-shaped canopy of 5,400 LED modules. 26' in diameter and hanging from a single point which will be displayed over the square at Trade & Tryon.
Artist Christopher Schardt has been creating large-scale sculpture since 2000, focusing on LEDs since 2013. He works in aluminum, stainless steel, glass, plastics, electronics, and software. Mr. Schardt seeks to create sights and sounds that delight and surprise, while staying in concert with the surrounding environment.
About Face Charlotte will create a large scale, multimedia, multicultural, interactive installation, incorporating visual arts and technology. The installation, The Future is Now!, will will wrap the exterior of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in very large portraits of our youth and give us the opportunity to hear their voices, creating a community sensory experience that will inspire viewers with a vision for the next 250 years in the Queen City. About Face Charlotte is partnering with internationally known artist, JR and his global InsideOut Project, to print the large scale photographs and will be featured on their website.
Artist - Scott Gardner
In celebration of Charlotte's 250th anniversary, a special piece of art, presented by Compass Group, called The Faces of Charlotte was created to share the stories of 250 Charlotteans.
The Faces of Charlotte video will be projected onto a 'screen' of cascading water at Polk Park in Uptown during Charlotte SHOUT! The water and the falls around it are reminiscent of the early Catawba river, which was not flat like we see it today, but rocky, chaotic, and full of energy.
To celebrate the city of Charlotte, we must celebrate the diverse backgrounds that make up our communities. Each person brings their own history to the Queen City and that is part of the reason Charlotte is the city of ideas. Charlotte is a transplant city and this project is designed to highlight the fabric of our communities' diverse backgrounds.
Community festival goers will be invited to participate in a creative street art project during the three days of Charlotte Shout! Talking Walls will prep N. Tryon with chalk painted speech bubble graphics in artful conversational clusters prior to festival activities. Festival goers can then write their hometown in one of the bubbles. They can simply write in chalk their town or get creative and design the bubble to represent their story. This activity can be done over three-four days and form a large image in its culmination.
Final design will look like a large fabric pattern made up of speech bubbles, and when you walk around it you will see that the world is truly represented in Charlotte.
A People's History of Charlotte is a 3D projection-mapped video event taking place on the facade of the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte. Using 3D projection-mapping software, still images, video and music, we'll tell the story of Charlotte-Mecklenburg through the eyes of the people. From the time Spanish explorers began attacking and enslaving indigenous people through the arrival of Scots-Irish settlers and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras, and finally Charlotte's emergence as a vibrant modern city. We'll see how historic events impacted the lives of ordinary people. WonderWorld Video, in conjunction with Warpcore productions and Charlotte Center City Partners, is producing this historic event.
The Rising is a multi-sensory yoga experience that takes participants on a journey from the last moments of dawn's darkness to the morning sun and all of it's warmth. The class will begin at 6:00 AM and the sun will rise around 6:25 AM and the will continue, ending with a savasana at 7:00 AM.
Yoga will be led by Jaimis Huff featuring live music by Brit Drozda. Atrium Health will be providing yoga mats for the first 250 participants. Tickets are $10 and 100% of proceeds will go to Share Charlotte for projects to benefit the city of Charlotte.