CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 5, 2017) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors can share a community table in streets of either uptown Charlotte or downtown Cornelius while enjoying arts and cultural performances at ASC’s Culture Feast. The third annual event takes place simultaneously from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza (400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) and in downtown Cornelius (Old Oak Street behind Cornelius Town Hall). Dinner tickets can be purchased at CarolinaTix.org beginning July 10. Single tickets are $35; two tickets are $60 when using the promo code “CultureForAll”. Culture Feast is presented by Bank of America and WDAV and is for ages 21 years and up.
Created in 2015, Culture Feast uses arts and culture to bring people together and build bridges across difference. Past performances featured Opera Carolina, Carolinas Latin Dance, Drums 4 Life, Carolina Voices, Nouveau Sud Project, Jazz Arts Initiative, A Sign of the Times and more.
“We have seen how people from different neighborhoods, backgrounds, socio-economic levels, race and ethnicities, talk and connect with each other through arts and cultural experiences as well as a wonderful meal during Culture Feast,” said ASC President Robert Bush. “In addition to the uptown Charlotte location that has drawn more than 500-plus people, I am excited another Culture Feast will be running simultaneously this year in the Town of Cornelius and hosted by the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.”
Immediately after the dinner, a free community dance party will take place featuring music by RevelWood Mission in Uptown Charlotte and the Lake Norman Big Band in downtown Cornelius.
ASC seeks to ensure all residents and visitors have access to a vibrant, excellent, relevant and sustainable cultural community. The organization advocates and provides grants and services to support arts, science and history organizations and creative individuals by combining resources from the public and private sectors to maximize community impact.
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Images of past Culture Feast experiences are available at http://bit.ly/2sq0uCz and upon request.
Krista Terrell, APR