The Queen City, Crown Town, The Hornet's Nest, The Home of NASCAR, The Gem of the South, the CLT, Bank Town, Char-town, City of Trees… this city's got a lot of nicknames! But we're fond of calling it Season 12 Audition City #3! That's got a nice ring, doesn't it?
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte registration for Season 12 auditions will take place on Sunday, June 17th and Monday, June 18th. Auditions will be held on Tuesday June 19th.
If you're flying into Charlotte, you'll be coming through Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. (Side note: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is known to have one of the best runway viewing areas in the country. From runway 18C/36C, visitors can watch planes take off, land, and taxi. The airport is also home to the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which recently acquired the US Airways Airbus Captain "Sully" Sullenberger landed in the Hudson River in January '09.) Once you've landed in sunny Charlotte, you'll have an array of ground transport options. Catch the Sprinter bus to connect directly from the airport to downtown. A ride will cost you just $1.75, and the bus leaves every 20 minutes! Once downtown, hop on the Gold Rush Historic Trolley to check out Charlotte's various museums, entertainment, nightlife and sporting events. The best part? It's free! For those driving to Charlotte, it is centrally located off the I-77 and I-85 interstate highways.
As Charlotte is best known as the ‘Home of NASCAR,' you may want to take a trip around the racetrack at Charlotte Motor Speedway or visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte is big on the arts, too! Check out the historic Mint Museum of Art – North Carolina's first art museum, or catch a musical performance at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to get you pumped up for your big audition!