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Protagonist's Annual Arts Festival Is Back For 2023

Come join us April 27 - 29 for a weekend of local Charlotte artist features, completely free! This year's festival features:

SXSE23 Film Night - A night brought to you in partnership with the Carolina Film Community, featuring 5 local Charlotte Filmmakers showcasing their work.

SXSE23 Comedy Night - A night of hilarity brought to you in partnership with Bold & Beautiful Comedy, featuring comedians Mike Cannon, Hillary Begley, & Shaine O. Laine, MC'ed by Jesse Jones.

SXSE23 Music Festival - A day of amazing music and beer, featuring The Wldlfe, Wilderness, WOAH, & Yugo, MC'ed by Jesse Jones, with local food vendors and more.



FILM - Thursday, April 27th from 7PM - 10PM

COMEDY - Friday, April 28th from 7PM - 10PM

MUSIC - Saturday, April 29th from 12PM - Midnight

All events are free to the public, but we're asking everyone RSVP so we can best be prepared for the day. Space is very limited for the Film Night, so please RSVP as soon as you can.

If you're interested in a VIP Experience for the entire SXSE23 Festival, please purchase the VIP Experience Ticket for the Music festival - that ticket includes the VIP Experience for the entire weekend.

If you're interested in the VIP Experience for the Comedy Night only, please purchase those tickets through the SXSE23 Comedy Night registration.


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