August 27, 2016 | Photos by Sue Paquin
The Charlotte Idol finals were held at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, with 23 singers competing for the top prize. The 23 contestants were selected from the more than 40 who attended the audition night at the Cultural Center earlier in the month. In the end, Shari Frink was crowned the 2016 Charlotte Idol. The event raised nearly $6,000 for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.