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Chairmen of the Board, Simplified to perform during CarolinaFest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Chairmen of the Board and The Blue Dogs are two of the latest musical acts set to perform Labor Day at CarolinaFest in uptown Charlotte, organizers announced Saturday.

The bands are among five acts that will perform on the “Carolina Stage” during the free street festival that is being held to kick off activities for the Democratic National Convention.

Other acts scheduled to perform on the stage include: NGP Music Group, a new independent label comprised on Navy corpsmen; Simplified, a Charlotte-based quartet that plays funky, reggae, roots rock & roll; and West End Mambo, which plays a mix of salsa and Latin jazz.

Chairmen of the Board, a longtime R&B group started in Detroit, is known for songs like “Give Me Just a Little More Time” and “Carolina Girls.”

The Blue Dogs are based in Charleston and are known for Americana and country-rock music.

Organizers did not say what time the acts would perform. The Carolina Stage will be at the intersection of Levine Avenue of the Arts and North Tryon Street.

The Charlotte in 2012 host committee has previously announced the bands and artists that will perform on the Main Stage at Trade and Tryon during the CarolinaFest. Those acts include Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, Janelle Monáe and James Taylor.

CarolinaFest is expected to feature a variety of family-friendly events along Tryon Street in uptown. It’ll begin at 10 a.m. with the city’s annual Labor Day parade and stage programs are expected to run from noon to about 6:15 p.m. Learn more at www.carolinafest2012.com.

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