BOOM Charlotte Arts Festival Returns for Three-Day Run

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BOOM Charlotte Arts Festival Returns for Three-Day Run

Published April 21, 2023
by Haley Knutson

BOOM Charlotte Arts Festival

Ife Michelle Dance dance company performs during BOOM Charlotte 2023.
(Photo by Juan Ossa/BOOM Charlotte)

BOOM Charlotte will return to Camp North End this weekend for a three-day festival of free outdoor performances, installations and activities highlighting Charlotte fringe and experimental artists, as well as ticketed indoor art performances.

Launched by Manoj Kesavan in 2016, the festival relocated from its usual Plaza Midwood location to Camp North End in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. This year, BOOM is returning to its pre-COVID three-day run, in comparison to last year’s two days, with hopes of drawing in a larger audience. The festival kicks off on Friday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 23.

BOOM-goers can buy a festival pass for $75 that grants access to up to 13 shows, while more selective guests can purchase individual tickets starting at $10. The vibes don’t cost a thing, however, as there are plenty of free performances happening throughout the weekend.

As was the case last year, the festival is split into two sections: the Fringe and the Intersection. The Fringe is made up of ticketed performances featuring original edgy and experimental art performed in small, intimate settings.


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