Pianos Parked for Play in Uptown Public Plazas

September 15, 2016 11:19 am

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From September 13th until the end of October, six locally donated, hand-painted, upright pianos are yours to play and enjoy, as part of the third annual Pianos Parking Charlotte, a public art exhibition bringing music to some of Uptown’s public spaces.

People living, working, and visiting Uptown Charlotte are encouraged to sit down and show-off their piano skills for the public’s enjoyment. This annual, experiential, performing art exhibition takes musical experiences to unexpected places for the enjoyment of everyone.

“Piano Parking Charlotte is our way of supporting the everyday musicians who live and work among us,” said Robert Krumbine, chief creative officer and senior vice president of events at Charlotte Center City Partners. “I want to see people playing these pianos as a part of their day – before they head to the office, during lunch, or after a night out.”

The six pianos sit, waiting to be played at: Carolina Theater (6th & Tryon St.), Blumenthal Performing Arts (5th & Tryon St.), Polk Park (Trade and Tryon St.), Wells Fargo (3rd & Tryon St.), St. Peters Catholic Church (Levine Ave & Tryon St.) and the Government Center Plaza (4th & Davidson St.)

Everyone is invited to share videos, photos, and stories about their encounters with the pianos on social media by using the hashtag #PianoParkingCLT.

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