Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shout's Culinary Experience shelved for '09

The Culinary Arts Experience, part of the monthlong Charlotte Shout event, is on the shelf for 2009, say festival organizers. "This would have been our eighth year," said Robert Krumbine, executive producer of the event. "(But) we believe it will be extremely difficult to raise the amount of money we need." That's about half a million dollars, according to Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners. Blues, Brews and BBQ -- also tied to the Shout timeline -- is on, moving slightly south on Tryon Street from the 2008 locale.