Here Are Over 40 Picks on Things to Do at the Final Weekend of SHOUT! Uptown

Don’t miss your chance! Charlotte SHOUT! ends this weekend, and we’ve got your guide to make the most of the festival’s final weekend.

Make plans to explore the festival’s endless fun with our guide to this weekend at SHOUT! for families, music-lovers, foodies, date nights and more. Some of the hot happenings this weekend are:

Don’t Sleep on Nightime at SHOUT!

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For all there is to do and see in the daytime, there’s even more to experience at SHOUT! after dark. Settle in for some live music, a comedy show or theater performance, or simply view the countless art installations in a different light. Read on for more ideas to plan your night out at SHOUT!:

Art installations

A few of the installations not to miss when the sun goes down:


This mobile projection experience can be seen on April 12 at 8 pm at First Ward Park and April 14 at 8 pm at Luminous Lane.

Pirate Ship DJ Series
Thursdays – Saturdays | 7 pm

The Disco Pirate Ship on Levine Ave comes alive at night as well-known local DJs inspire you to dance along with the jellyfish hanging overhead.

  • Thursday April 11th –  DJ Smitty.
  • Friday April 12th – DJ Fannie Mae.
  • Saturday April 13th – DJ Rise (latin/hip-hop style).

For Arts & Inspiration This Weekend

CreativeMornings/Charlotte Featuring Dammit Wesley
April 12 | Victoria Yards

Get up early, make new friends and fall in love with CLT’s creative scene at this monthly breakfast lecture series.

Spiral – Sorceress of Flow
April 13-14 | Levine Avenue of the Arts

Renowned as a pioneer in modern hoop dance and flow arts, Spiral captivates global audiences with boundary-breaking performances merging dance, circus, acrobatics, object manipulation, and storytelling, evoking both awe and emotion.

SHOUT! Chic’s Fashion Row
SHOUT! HUB in the Overstreet Mall

This year, SHOUT! presents a streetwear pop-up shop and an on-the-go Atelier showcasing evening wear and separates, all spotlighting talented Charlotte-based fashion designers and artists. Experience live interactive demonstrations alongside our standout feature: SHOUT! Chic “Fashion Icons” – 15 creatively adorned mannequins by Charlotte’s finest designers. Come explore, mingle, and snap selfies with your favorite designs!

SHOUT! Chic Designer’s Workshop Series
April 13 | SHOUT! HUB in the Overstreet Mall

Embark on an engaging in-person journey into the world of fashion and design with the SHOUT! Chic Designer’s Workshop Series. Perfect for fashion enthusiasts, participants will learn from industry experts, explore trends, and unlock the secrets to crafting individual style.

Spray Jam Celebration Party
April 14 | 12 pm | 141 E 4th Street

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Join the artist team behind this vibrant addition to the Queen City. Having unveiled Luminous Lane in 2023, their creativity now extends to activating the One South Building in 2024, transforming Fourth Street in Uptown into a colorful adventure.

For Feasting & Food this Weekend at SHOUT!

Cakeable Pop-Up
April 10-11 | SHOUT! HUB in the Overstreet Mall

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Discover Delicious Treats and Support Disability Inclusion at Cakeable’s Pop-Up Shop in Overstreet Mall.

Charlotte StrEATs Tasting Tour
April 13 | 11 am | Gateway Village

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Sample delectable dishes from locally owned restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods. Chosen for their outstanding cuisine, these eateries offer a taste of the city’s finest fare. Enjoy chef cooking demonstrations and cocktail stage demos showcasing local talent. Tickets include all-inclusive access to food and drinks.

Charlotte StrEATs Festival
April 14 | Gateway Village

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Experience the highlight of Charlotte SHOUT! at the Charlotte StrEATs Festival, a free culinary celebration. Witness a cook-off between local chefs competing for the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion, alongside a celebrity chef appearance. Explore a curated artisan market, indulge in food trucks, cooking demos, music, art, and more. Plus, purchase wristbands for craft cocktail tastings.

For the Perfect Date Night this Weekend

Charlotte Comedy Theater Improv Shows
April 12-13 | VAPA Center

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Experience the award-winning hilarity of Charlotte Comedy Theater, voted Best of the Best, as they entertain Charlotte audiences with 24 years of high-energy, interactive improv comedy.

Shout Out! Experiences at Society at 229
April 10-12 | Society at 229 at Brooklyn Collective

Make plans to join in one of the special themed experiences planned for this weekend:

SHOUT! Beer Garden
Thursday – Sunday afternoons | First Ward Park

If you and yours are into craft beer, don’t miss your chance to soak in the atmosphere when First Ward Park turns into a vibrant beer garden in the heart of the city. On weekend afternoons, you can enjoy craft beers and wines plus live music in the park.

Popular for Photos & Fun, Any Day during SHOUT!

Disco Skies: Where Jellyfish Pirates Dance
Levine Avenue of the Arts

Explore a pirate ship and dance under the suspended jellyfish in this fun exhibit that comes alive at night.

A State Of Becoming
Victoria Yards

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This vibrant installation showcases from renowned artist Morag Myerscough highlights the artist’s distinctive colorful style, enriched by a poetic language crafted in collaboration with local poets and creatives.

Kudzu: A Story of Belonging 
SHOUT! Lounge & CMS Gallery

Roam the vault and immerse(sive) yourself in Kudzu. Find your way home through self-guided experiences and paid pop-up performances.


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Step into this visual waterfall bursting with color and light by Hex Visuals at First Ward Park, projected into the WFAE building. You can experience it from 8-10 pm each night.

First Ward Park

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Olivier Landreville created e/motion, a modern spin on the childhood see-saw, which immerses you in the sensations of moving water. The glowing liquid reacts to your movements as you ride.


Optik, an interactive installation by The Urban Conga, allows users to play and explore their surroundings in a new way. The ten gyroscope-like forms, each with a dichroic film at the center, create a unique platform for users to manipulate and see the world from different perspectives. By rotating each unit, users can create a cascade of colors that change with the light of the day.

Sonic Runway
Levine Avenue of the Arts

The Sonic Runway is a light display where audio signals create patterns of light that move down a 350 ft path lined with 20 LED arches at the speed of sound.

For a Family Day Out This Week(end)

SHOUT! Chic Cinema Under the Stars: Cruella
April 12 | 6 pm | Victoria Yards

Experience the ultimate family movie night under the stars in the heart of the city, complete with a DJ, fashion, delectable food options nearby, and an abundance of surprises. Join us as we watch Disney’s 2021 hit, “Cruella,” unraveling the untold origin story of the iconic character known for her distinctive black and white hair and penchant for fashionable coats.

VAPA Wall Chalk Art
April 13 | 12 pm | VAPA Center

Let your creative side shine at the Wall Chalk Art interactive exhibit, where you are the artist! Great for all ages.

Charlotte’s Web – ImaginOn’s Community Art Project
ImaginOn | Ongoing

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As part of Charlotte SHOUT!, ImaginOn presents a unique community art project in its lobby. Visitors are invited to answer the question “What are you curious about?” during regular business hours. ImaginOn staff will connect the answers to create a paper-chain web, aiming to see how large it can grow!

Birdhouse Forest
First Ward Park

Experience 30 stunning birdhouses adorned with ancient Mandala Art. Created by artist Anuja Jain, each birdhouse features intricate mandala patterns and sustainable design elements. Immerse yourself in the harmony of the universe as you listen to birdsongs in the background.

Easter Eggs on Parade
Romare Bearden Park

Around the park, find 12 giant eggs in Romare Bearden decorated by 12 different local artists. 

Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!
April 6-14 | ImaginOn

Theater-lovers of all ages will love dancing and singing along in this lively musical based on the Elephant & Piggie books my Mo Willems.

Imagination Bay
Saturdays 4-7 pm | Levine Avenue of the Arts

Are you ready to see a pirate ship in Uptown? Travel to Imagination Bay, a world packed with pirates, mermaids and magic. Explorers can expect new characters and surprises every hour along with dance parties, puppets, stilt performers and more. Plus, don’t miss the DJ dance parties each weekend during “Disco Skies: Where Jellyfish Pirates Dance.”

Queen’s Greens Putt-Putt
Through April 14 | Wells Fargo Plaza

Create some healthy family competition by grabbing clubs and hitting the green. The 9-hole miniature golf course was created by local artists from Upcycle Arts and Charlotte Is Creative.

For Music Lovers (view the full schedule here)

Pirate Ship DJ Series
Thursdays-Saturdays 7PM-10PM | Levine Avenue of the Arts

Dive into the weekly DJ series aboard the Disco Pirate Ship on Levine Ave.

Rock & Blues Night featuring Dana Fuchs
April 12 | 5 pm | Ally Main Stage at First Ward Park

Enjoy a night of Rock & Blues at First Ward Park! Visit the SHOUT! Beer Garden and groove to performances by Sauce Boss, Milk n’ Blues, and Dana Fuchs.

Piano Music at the Movies
April 13 | 11:30 am | Pianodrome at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church

Enjoy an enchanting recital by Dr. Bomi Tunstall’s piano studio students, featuring beloved film music from “Forrest Gump,” “The Wizard of Oz,” James Bond, and more, alongside captivating works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. Held in a unique amphitheater crafted from 40 recycled pianos in one of Charlotte’s historic churches, this event showcases the first Pianodrome in the U.S., making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Friday Night at Pianodrome
April 12 | 6 pm | Pianodrome at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church

Friday night performances at the pianodrome, made entirely of up cycled pianos, feature Pineapple Baby and Lynsea.

Saturdays at SHOUT! featuring Robert Randolph Band
April 13 | 2 pm | Ally Main Stage at First Ward Park

Soak up your Saturday afternoon at First Ward Park with live music, food trucks, art installations and more.

Jazz Fest featuring Ghost-Note
April 14 | 3:30 pm | Ally Main Stage at First Ward Park

Mark the end of SHOUT! with an afternoon of love Jazz from local Charlotte artists.