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WestFest to return this summer
Project LIFT, Radio One and UNCC bring festival back
Published Monday, August 5, 2013 11:00 pm
by Staff Reports

Project LIFT is partnering with Radio One, UNC-Charlotte Urban Collaborative and a West Charlotte High School alum to reestablish West Fest.

The once popular ‘90s festival, which celebrates the culture and heritage of Charlotte’s Westside corridor, is making a comeback Aug. 24 from 12-6 p.m. at West Charlotte High School, the campus where it all began. The community event will feature a resource festival, food, games, attractions and a live concert.

West Fest was an annual summer festival that was held in the early to mid 1990s. It began as a one-day festival and grew to a weekend event that attracted thousands of attendees each year. However, the event dwindled before reaching its 10-year anniversary.

Scheduled performances for this year’s event include youth performance group and “America’s Got Talent” finalists Inspire the Fire, hip hop artist and West Charlotte alum Bettie Grind, two-time National Poetry Slam champion and Grammy Award-winning poet Bluz and recording artist Mr. 704, a Charlotte native.

The Marching West Charlotte Lions and WC cheerleaders will also join in the celebration.


Great venue that needed to be brought back to the West-side{West-End!!????!!!???]. PEACEZac
Posted on August 9, 2013

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