Experience Arts & Culture at BOOM Charlotte

Published on April 18, 2024

Performers at the BOOM Charlotte Intersection Stage

Clear your calendars for April 26-28! BOOM 2024 will be Charlotte's seventh annual arts festival, taking place at Camp North End (300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC 28206) for three days this spring, featuring an exciting installation around the Charlotte Arts & Culture Plan.

At BOOM, you can expect a multifaceted and immersive art experience. There will be an eclectic mix of dance, music, theatre, poetry, visual art, film and more. Go from ticketed, indoor and intimate performances to free, outdoor family-friendly performances.

BOOM consists of two distinct parts – BOOM Fringe and BOOM Intersection.

  • BOOM Fringe is original and experimental art performed in intimate settings. It features ticketed performances created by the presenting artists in several small venues.
  • BOOM Intersection features 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.

Explore the artists who are lined up!

BOOM allows for easy flow between Fringe and Intersection. The goal is to encourage people to explore the arts in a single walkable setting. BOOM was started by a group of Charlotte artists in 2016 and quickly became one of Charlotte's largest, most diverse, multidisciplinary creative gatherings. It is a unique coming together of Charlotte's creative ecosystems, featuring all mediums, from chalk art to classical music, from aerial dance to slam poetry. 

RSVP for BOOM Intersection and get tickets for BOOM Fringe.

The City of Charlotte is also excited to share that this year we are launching our 10-year plan to support arts and culture in Charlotte, Show & Tell: Celebrating Our Community’s New Arts and Culture Plan. The partnership with BOOM will feature several exciting activities including Fireside Chats with recent Infusion Fund grant recipients; a hands-on workshop; live DJs and other immersive experiences! Join us at the Arts + Culture space (1801 N. Graham St., Suite 200) for our fun and educational lineup:

Friday, April 26, 5 - 10 p.m.

  • Local Artist Fireside Chats [Arts + Culture Space]
    • 6 - 6:45 p.m.
    • 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, noon to 10 p.m.

  • Arts & Culture on BOOM Stage
    • 2:45 - 3 p.m.
  • BOOM Echoes [Arts + Culture Space]
    • 4 - 4:30 p.m.
  • QC Family [Arts + Culture Space]
    • 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, noon to 8 p.m.

  • The Broken Crayon Workshop [Arts + Culture Space]
    • 3 - 4 p.m.