Becky Buller Band to Kick Off 2019 Summer Parks Concert Series
Winston-Salem, NC (May 2, 2019) – Two-time Grammy winning songwriter and eight-time IBMA Award Winner, Becky Buller, and her band will kick off the Arts Council Summer Parks Concert Series at Triad Park Fri., May 17. The popular Walkertown-based bluegrass band, The Grassifieds, will open for Buller. The Summer Parks Concert Series is a collaboration between Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. Blue Ridge Music Center is the presenting partner for this concert. The performance, and parking as well, is free and family friendly.
Free Concert at Triad Park on Friday, May 17
Randy Eaddy, President and CEO of The Arts Council, said, “We wanted to make this kick-off concert a real crowd pleaser. I think we ensured that when Becky Buller signed on. Becky was the first female to win the IBMA’s Fiddle Player Of The Year award and was also the first IBMA artist to win in both instrumental and vocal categories. She can go from singing ballads that will put tears in your eyes, to fiddling that will have you on your feet before she hits that final note!”
This will be the fourth year for the Summer Parks Concert Series. David Plyler, Chair of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, said, “It really pleases all of us on the Board to see so many people taking advantage of the free summer concerts at Triad and Tanglewood parks and enjoying other amenities in our parks such as walking trails, picnic shelters, and tennis courts throughout the year. The concerts are a true public/private partnership made possible by Forsyth County, the nonprofit Arts Council and private sector businesses. That’s how we work together to make good things happen in Forsyth County!”
ABOVE PHOTO – The Becky Buller Band: Two-time Grammy winning songwriter and eight-time IBMA Award Winner, Becky Buller, and her bluegrass band will kick off the 2019 Summer Parks Concert Series at Triad Park near Kernersville on Friday, May 17. The popular Walkertown-based band, The Grassifieds, will open. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and music begins at 6:00. The Summer Parks Concert Series is a collaboration between Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. All concerts, as well as parking, are free and family friendly.
2019 Summer Parks Concert Series corporate sponsors include PNC Bank, Publix Super Markets, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas Realty, and Piedmont Paving, which is the series sponsor. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas Realty is the sponsor for the May 17, Becky Buller Band concert.
Picnicking is permitted and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site and refreshments such as soda, water, beer and wine are available, with all proceeds supporting the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. No outside alcohol is permitted.
Art Nouveau Winston-Salem, a community of young people affiliated with The Arts Council and committed to supporting the future of arts and artists in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, will provide family friendly activities at each concert.
There will be five Summer Parks Concert Series performances this year, including: “The Plaids,” on Fri., June 14; N C Brass Band on Sun., June 30; The Embers on Sun., July 28; and “Charlie” on Sun., Aug. 25.
Triad Park, the venue for season’s first concert, is located at 9652 West Market Street, Kernersville, NC.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is the nation’s oldest Arts Council. Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.