CarolinaFest http://wfae.org en Uptown Gets Ready For CarolinaFest http://wfae.org/post/uptown-gets-ready-carolinafest <p>WFAE's Roger Sarow took a stroll around Uptown Charlotte Monday morning to see how the city is preparing for CarolinaFest and the DNC. These are a few of the sites he saw.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:42:39 +0000 Roger Sarow 4248 at http://wfae.org Uptown Gets Ready For CarolinaFest North Carolina's James Taylor Preps For CarolinaFest http://wfae.org/post/north-carolinas-james-taylor-preps-carolinafest <P>North Carolina native James Taylor was in Uptown Charlotte&nbsp;Monday morning prepping for a performance later in the day.&nbsp; He’ll headline CarolinaFest that kicks off official&nbsp;Democratic National Convention festivities.&nbsp; Taylor – who was sporting an Obama t-shirt – was on stage at Trade and Tryon around 8 sound checking “You’ve Got A Friend” to the surprise and delight of local fans.&nbsp; CarolinaFest is free and starts at noon.&nbsp; Other performers include The Blue Dogs, Simplified, and actor Jeff Bridges’ band.&nbsp; James Taylor is scheduled to go on at 5:15 on the Mai Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:41:40 +0000 Marshall Terry & Julie Rose 4239 at http://wfae.org North Carolina's James Taylor Preps For CarolinaFest