Shoutmania takes over Charlotte all month long as Charlotte Shout! invades from uptown and beyond. This festival encompasses everything from dance, art (visual and performance), music, and of course, food. This event, in its fifth year, is produced by Charlotte Artsfest, Inc. and acts as a showcase for local and regional artists as well as a way to bring the whole community out in support of cultural and arts groups. Highlights include: Charlotte Dance Festival (Sept. 5-15), Gospel Shout (Sept. 11), Culture Free For All (Sept. 8); Blues, Brews and BBQ (Sept. 14-15), and the Culinary Arts Experience (Sept. 28 & 29). For the complete schedule, log onto www.charlotteshout.com.