Culture & Identity
Charlotte is missing an outdoor venue for large public events near uptown. Think of music festivals, arts fairs, and other special events.
Atlanta, just down the street, hosts these events to great success hosting to the Shaky Knees Festival and the Music Midtown Festival among many other events.
Our initial plans call for a Great Lawn at the south end of the park that will make for a world-class venue for music festivals. A common criticism of Charlotte is that we are lacking in culture and a recognizable heart of the city. In turn, having a designated gathering place for cultural events, will bring in tourism dollars and serve as an “engine” that drives economic support to our local businesses and surrounding neighborhoods.