Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth Count presents Free Summer Parks Concert Sunday, May 13
Winston-Salem, NC (May 1, 2018) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will present Billy Strings, “An Evening of Bluegrass Music,” at Triad Park near Kernersville on Sunday afternoon, May 13. The concert is free and open to the public.
Billy Strings, hard-picking guitarist and bluegrass prodigy, to perform
Gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:00 p.m. The opening act is the popular bluegrass band, “None of the Above.”
Billy Strings, who now lives in Nashville, TN, plays hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. Twenty-four-year-old Billy Strings is considered one of the most beloved of today’s young bluegrass guitarists within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is a gathering place for Music City’s best roots musicians.
The concert, as well as parking, is free and family friendly. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. They may bring a picnic, and food trucks will be on site. Refreshments such as soda, water, beer and wine are available with all proceeds supporting the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. No outside alcohol is permitted.
Sawtooth School for Visual Art and the Blue Ridge Music Center will offer family activities. Sponsors for this Summer Parks “Evening of Bluegrass Music” are Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education.
This performance is in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center.
The Summer Park Series has had two successful runs at Forsyth County’s two parks and performance venues, Triad Park and Tanglewood Park. “Our parks are tremendous assets,” said David Plyler, Chair, Forsyth County Commissioners, “and we want residents of the county to know about them and use them. Our collaboration with The Arts Council, which has found enthusiastic local sponsors to help defray expenses, has worked well, and we’re back this year with free outstanding, family friendly performances.” Event sponsors include Publix Super Markets Charities, Kaplan Early Learning Company, AlphaBEST Education, and Salem Smiles.
Winston-Salem’s robust arts community enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.