Updated 09/03/2012 12:20 PM
Carolinafest kicks off in uptown Charlotte day ahead of DNC
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CHARLOTTE — The Democratic National Convention officially begins Tuesday, but Monday the focus is on Trade Street and Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.
Carolinafest, a free Labor Day celebration, serves as the kickoff to the convention. The event includes live music, interactive exhibits, speakers and family-friendly activities.
The event is free and open to the public:
• 12 p.m. Johnson C. Smith marching band Opening Ceremony
• 12:20 p.m. Janelle Monae
• 2:05 p.m. Simplified
• 3:40 p.m. Jeff Bridges
• 5:15 p.m. James Taylor
The city transit system is making it easier for people to attend. They have added more than a 12 bus routes that will travel to uptown Charlotte or to stops along the light rail. They also have several locations where people can park for free and catch a bus.