A weekend of Concerts fills the Fairgrounds Annex in Winston-Salem – SOLD OUT CONCERTS!
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is a venue that hosts over 100 events a year, and is well known of course for the Dixie Classic Fair, but this past weekend was on that lands as a bright spot for the City of Winston-Salem.
PHOTO ABOVE – Grammy-Award winning county band Lonestar filled the Winston-Salem Annex Theatre in a recent concert.
Last weekend the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd of 2,200 guests for a captivating performance by Crowder, a contemporary Christian artist who provides and inspiring & engaging experience to his listeners. The Grammy nominated, billboard chart climbing star is on tour following the release of his latest album, I Know A Ghost which is now available everywhere.
Following that on Saturday night was a performance by Grammy Award winning country group Lonestar with local phenoms, Jukebox Rehab or JBR as the crowd chanted repetitively that night. 1,500 fans rolled in the Annex as the 2nd show in Fairgrounds the Classic Country Concert Series took place with partner WBRF Radio.
Back to Friday night, how often do you go to a concert where the audience is on their feet for the opener & headliner…..the ENTIRE show? Crowder was one of those nights. The show began with a high-energy performance by the Rhett Walker Band, followed by Crowder shortly after. The show was made possible thanks to the Fairgrounds’ relationship with Winston-Salem based contemporary Music Station WBFJ.
This was the first time since 2017 that the Fairgrounds has sold out the Annex Theatre when Travis Tritt rolled into Winston-Salem. It takes a certain type of artist to put thousands of people in the same room and create a spiritually uplifting experience for them.
It also takes a special venue to create an environment that is welcoming, creates intimacy and provides everyone in attendance with the best seat in the house. The Annex Theatre is one of the few venues where attendees in the nosebleeds are standing, singing and dancing during the full length of the concert as if their seats are front row.
“The Annex Theatre can hold up to 2,200 fans, we feel like we have a good place in the market for LIVE music and will continue to grow our events and treat the citizens of Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. It’s a great pleasure when our staff hears statements such as “Wow, I wasn’t expecting this”, or “wheres the ice?”. On the way out the positive commentary of the event is a regular treatment for our awesome working staff to take in.” – Robert Mulhearn Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Booking and Venue Manager.
The intimate environment of the Annex Theater makes it a candidate for an array of concert genres. This summer they are welcoming, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan and Gatlin Brothers as a part of their Classic Country Concert Series, along with The War & Treaty on July 30th in partnership with the National Black Theatre Festival.
To stay updated on upcoming concerts at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, visit wsfairgrounds.com