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CarolinaFest 2012 schedule announced

The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee announced the entertainment schedule for CarolinaFest 2012 Friday evening.

Center City Partners said preparations for the event will begin on Sunday, September 2.

CarolinaFest is a free, family-friendly Labor Day celebration Uptown. Here's how the entertainment schedule breaks down:


  • 12:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Parade featuring Johnson C. Smith Marching Band
  • 12:05 PM: National Anthem: Anthony Hamilton
  • 12:20 PM – 1:00 PM: Janelle Monáe
  • 2:05 PM – 2:40 PM: Simplified
  • 3:40 PM – 4:25 PM: Jeff Bridges
  • 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM: James Taylor


  • 1:05 PM – 1:50 PM: Blue Dogs
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Radio Disney
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: West End Mambo
  • 4:30 PM – 5:05 PM: Chairman of the Board 

CarolinaFest 2012 will feature interactive expositions, family activities, live music, speakers, and more. The event will be held Uptown - in the heart of the setup for the Democratic National Convention, which starts Tuesday. This year, the festival serves as the official kickoff for the DNC.

CarolinaFest will feature two stages with live performances and speakers. The Main Stage will be located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets and the "Carolina Stage" will be located at the intersection of Levine Avenue of the Arts and Tryon Street, both in Uptown Charlotte.

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