DNC 2012
12:42 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Uptown Gets Ready For CarolinaFest

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

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.

DNC 2012
10:41 am
Mon September 3, 2012

North Carolina's James Taylor Preps For CarolinaFest

James Taylor performs a sound check in advance of CarolinaFest performance.
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.