BOOM is setting Plaza Midwood ablaze with the fire of creativity! Get ready for an explosion of art, dance, music and theater like you’ve never seen in the Queen City. Our 2017 festival was called the “Best Performing Arts Explosion” by Creative Loafing, while Charlotte Magazine gave us their BOB (Best of the Best) Award. Charlotte Five said, “Arts for and by our culturally diverse community defines this inclusive, grassroots-led celebration of talent, creativity and energy.” But we need YOU to light the fuse! It takes many dollars to produce a three-day festival that includes hundreds of artists, several venues, plus equipment for lights and sound. Not to mention the cost of insurance! BOOM is committed to creating an environment that values all artists, no matter their race, gender, cultural background or economic resources. If you share that commitment, support local artists by giving generously to BOOM! Video credits: Photos by Mark Hames, David Huff, Dick Costa, Kassandra Costa and Mason Quick. "BOOM" theme song by Zozan World.