Romare Bearden Park Grand Opening

Romare Bearden Park

The grand opening of Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte, is this weekend.  Organizers have a full weekend of events planned for the opening of park, so even if you have other Labor Day weekend plans, you’ll be able to fit in some of the park’s grand opening events. As you’ll see from the picture above (taken Friday, August 23, 2013) the park is nearly complete!

If you’re interested in checking it out this weekend, here are some of the highlights, with scheduled times:

Friday, August 30th:

Formal Oval
3:30-5:00 p.m.  Blue Tulip
4:00 p.m.  Opening Ceremonies

Big Moon Green
5:00-6:00 p.m.  Carrie Marshall
6:30-7:30 p.m.  Buff Dillard
8:00-9:30 p.m.  Shableek

Saturday, August 31st:

Formal Oval
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Jazz Arts Initiative
1:00-2:00 p.m.  Quentin “Q” Talley Spoken Word

Big Moon Green
1:00-2:00 p.m.  Kojo Bey Drum Circle
2:30-4:00 p.m.  Rough Draft
4:30-6:00 p.m.  Who Rescued Who
6:00-6:30 p.m  Kojo Bey Drum Circle
6:30-7:30 p.m  Karla Davis (from The Voice)
8:00-9:30 p.m  Jo Dee Messina

Sunday, September 1st:

Formal Oval
Family Picnic

1:00 p.m.  Lando Pieroni (classical guitarist)
1:30 p.m.  Ramona Moore Big Eagle (master storyteller)
2:00 p.m.  Flat Possum Hoppers (old time music)
3:00 p.m.  Michael York and Big Cigar Band (bluegrass)
4:00 p.m.  Briarhoppers (bluegrass)

After this weekend’s event, Romare Bearden Park will host events throughout the year, including live music events, a fall festival, an Easter egg hunt, and fitness programs, just to name a few.

If you’re on twitter, you can follow Romare Bearden Park, to stay up-to-date with upcoming events at the Park. You can also follow us at LiveUptownNow on Twitter, to stay-up-to-date with all things new and exciting in Uptown and the neighboring communities (Elizabeth, Dilworth, NoDa, Plaza Midwood, & Myers Park).


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