Stone Temple Pilots to headline 2019 Gears and Guitars Music Festival
*Editor’s note: There was an error in the original press release which stated that tickets would go on sale March 19, 2019. The correct date is Feb. 19. The release has been updated.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Grammy-award winning Stone Temple Pilots will be the featured performer at this year’s Gears and Guitars Music Festival, which will be held May 23-26 in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter.
The San Diego-based rock band rose to fame during the 1990s and scored international success with songs such as “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline.” Later work explored other musical genres including classic rock, bossa nova, and psychedelic rock. The band released its seventh studio album last year, the self-titled “Stone Temple Pilots,” with lead singer Jeff Gutt.
“To my knowledge, this is the first time that Stone Temple Pilots has performed in Winston-Salem,” said Ray Boden, the festival’s executive director. “This is a band that achieved iconic status and is still making great music. People who were fans of the band in the 1990s, like me, will have an opportunity to see them perform songs from their deep catalog, as well as their new material. Plus, a festival venue always makes for a great STP performance.”
Stone Temple Pilots will perform on Sunday, the last night of the four-day festival, which is held in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic.
More bands will be added to the schedule and announced in coming weeks, Boden said. All concerts are general admission and will be held in Bailey Park, which is located in the Innovation Quarter.
“We’re preparing a great lineup that includes national and regional artists that represent a broad range of musical styles,” Boden said. “If you like music, you’ll find something to love at this year’s Gears & Guitars festival.”
One of the country’s most prestigious cycling events, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic will kick off Saturday, May 25, with both professional and amateur criterium races. A full slate of amateur events and rides will be held on Sunday, May 26. The weekend’s event will culminate on Monday, May 27, when more than 400 riders from the United States and international teams compete in the professional road races.
All of the weekend’s cycling events are free and open to the public, although a registration fee does exist for competitors. Registration for riders will open Monday, March 18, at 9 a.m. on Bikereg.com.
About the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and Gears & Guitars: Now in its seventh year, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is one of the country’s premier professional cycling events, featuring a USA Cycling Pro Road Tour / UCI Criterium, UCI 1.1 / PRT women’s road race and PRT men’s road race. More than 2,400 professional cyclists from 65 international teams and 2,500 amateur cyclists have competed in the event’s races since its inception, drawing more than 30,000 spectators. WSCC weekend festivities also include the Gears and Guitars Music Festival, which showcases nationally known artists at Bailey Park in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. For more information, visit www.winstonsalemcycling.com and www.gearsandguitarsfest.com.