Uptown Gets Ready For CarolinaFest By Roger Sarow • Sep 3, 2012 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 9 A newly installed pocket park for DNC visitors in front of the Carolina Theater on Tyron Street. The theater has been the subject of numerous deferred rennovation attempts. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 9 CarolinaFest vendors display logo items to tempt DNC delegates and other visitors. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 3 of 9 Vendors, DNC volunteers and local visitors walk through displays at CarolinaFest as it opened around 10 AM Monday. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 4 of 9 Wells Fargo facilities along the CarolinaFest route prepare for private guests on Monday. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 5 of 9 Charlotte street vendors who identify themselves as Danny and Colleen sell logo pins to DNC faithful at CarolinaFest on Monday. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 of 9 Early CarolinaFest visitors near the main stage at Trade and Tryon Streets late on Monday morning. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 7 of 9 Jeff Bridges runs a sound check with his band, the Abiders, Monday morning as he prepares for CarolinaFest at Trade and Tryon Streets. Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 8 of 9 Jeff Bridges Roger Sarow VIEW SLIDESHOW 9 of 9 Actor and singer Jeff Bridges appears on a jumbo screen at CarolinaFest Monday as he checks his sound gear. Roger Sarow 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. Tags: DNC2012CarolinaFestView the discussion thread.