BOOM Charlotte 2023

Announcing BOOM 2023!

BOOM is back – and we want you to be a part of it!

BOOM 2023 will be the 6th year of the annual arts festival. The festival will be back to its three-day run in 2023. Save the dates of April 21-23 for a multifaceted art experience.

We are seeking art submissions for Fringe and Intersection:

  • BOOM Fringe: original edgy/experimental art performed in intimate settings. It features ticketed performances created by the presenting artists in several small venues.

The BOOM Fringe application is now closed.

  • BOOM Intersection: a broad range of art performed on a central stage, plus interactive installations and activities - all free and open to the public. The Intersection is the epicenter of the festival. It becomes a location for artists, audiences, and community members to come together and enjoy live art in an outdoor living room.

Submit to BOOM Intersection »


Deadline to apply for Intersection is Jan. 31st.

If you are having trouble with the application, email us at

Started by a group of Charlotte artists in 2016, the BOOM festival quickly grew into one of the largest, most diverse, multidisciplinary creative gatherings in Charlotte. Featuring all mediums from chalk art to classical music, from aerial dance to slam poetry, it became the unique coming together of the whole creative ecosystem of Charlotte.

After a 2-year break in 2020 and 21, we brought it back at a slightly smaller scale in April 2022. We are excited at the prospect of scaling it back up to its pre-pandemic size - and maybe bigger!