Uptown Gets Ready For CarolinaFest

Sep 3, 2012
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.

Julie Rose

North Carolina native James Taylor was in Uptown Charlotte Monday morning prepping for a performance later in the day.  He’ll headline CarolinaFest that kicks off official Democratic National Convention festivities.  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.  CarolinaFest is free and starts at noon.  Other performers include The Blue Dogs, Simplified, and actor Jeff Bridges’ band.  James Taylor is scheduled to go on at 5:15 on the Main Stage.