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Art & Soul Festival of South End

  • Shook Kelley 2151 Hawkins Street Charlotte, NC, 28203 United States (map)

Come out to the Art & Soul Festival, in Historic South End, on Saturday! We'll be set up from 3-8pm at Shook Kelly, on Hawkins Street. The festival is from 2-10pm. The weather is going to be amazing so come see us!

Details below, shared from the official Facebook Page:

Art & Soul of South End, a day long celebration in Historic South End, returns on Saturday, June 18 from 2-10 pm with a full slate of activities for people to explore the edge of town!

We're closing down Camden Road for a blowout festival where Charlotteans and South End residents alike can spend an entire day discovering the South End experience (including things like the Rail Trail, art and design, craft breweries, shopping, food trucks, live music and a few more surprises).

Here are some highlights from the schedule of events...

“Discover the Edge of Town” Trolley Tour
Free trollies will circulate throughout South End, making stops at some of Charlotte’s most popular craft breweries, including Triple C Brewing CompanySycamore BrewingLenny Boy Brewing Co.Wooden Robot Brewery and The Unknown Brewing Company. Fun, knowledgeable guides will share the South End experience with trolley riders and will highlight what makes the neighborhood unique.

South End Destinations and Lifestyle
Shop local fashion trucks, artisans and makers; browse unique paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and mosaics at a wide variety of galleries; and drink award-winning beers from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery at a station on Camden Road.

Matador Music Mash Up
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of music throughout the day on two different stages—a main stage located at Camden Rd. and Park Ave., and an acoustic stage located at Camden Rd. and Kingston Ave.

Artist Alley
Art & Soul of South End will feature an art show curated by the Charlotte Art League, with a compelling mix of local artists showcasing their work. 

IMakeCLT - South End Community Make Day
Head to C3 Lab from 10am-2pm to explore new technology and design, prototype and build ideas from start to finish. Family friendly!

The Rail Trail Experience
Stumble upon new public art installations, Free Linear YOGA on the RAIL TRAIL and intimate pockets of entertainment we’re calling “Buskerpalooza.” 

The Queen City Jazz Fest 2016
South End will host performances of lively jazz music that is part of the Queen City Jazz Festival. 

and the main event... a MEGA FOOD TRUCK COMPETITION!

Carolina Food Truck Chow Down, Presented by Budweiser
This competition, located on Camden Rd. from South Tryon St. to Tremont Ave., will feature as many as 50 food trucks from North and South Carolina, including Charlotte favorites. Professional judges will determine the winner of the $7,500 grand prize and everyone will have the chance to cast a vote for the People’s Choice award to determine their favorite food truck.

More info:

Earlier Event: June 11
Sweet Union Flea Market
Later Event: July 16
Roger Ridge Ranch