The Embers—Beach Music legends – to Present FREE Concert at Tanglewood Park on Sunday, July 28
Winston-Salem, NC (July 10, 2019) – “The Embers” helped create “Beach Music,” and they continue to be a band that can pack a house and bring an audience to its feet with its authentic sound and beat. Triad residents are guaranteed a memorable evening when the they come to Tanglewood Park Sunday afternoon, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. for an Ember’s performance that is part of the Summer Parks Concert Series presented by Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.
Attendees encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank
PHOTO ABOVE – The Embers, the southern beach music institution featuring Craig Woolard, will present a FREE concert at Tanglewood Park at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.. The concert is a part of the Summer Parks Concert Series presented by Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. The Embers helped create the “Beach Music” genre more than a half century ago, and these consummate showmen and recording artists continue to thrill audiences with their authentic, instantly recognizable sound and beat.
The concert and parking are both free. PNC Bank is the corporate sponsor for this event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank, The Arts Council’s concert nonprofit partner, and receive a voucher for a free soft drink or bottle of water at The Arts Council tent.
Christine Jones, Chief Operating Officer of The Arts Council, said, “The Embers, now featuring Craig Woolard, created their unique sound here in North Carolina decades ago and since then have traveled throughout the world sharing it with others. They are an institution on Southern beaches and no “shag” contest is complete without their music. Nothing says summertime and good times more than an Embers concert. We are so pleased to have these legendary musicians and showmen here with us for a Summer Parks Concert Series performance in our county’s Tanglewood Park.”
Forsyth County, the nonprofit Arts Council and private sector businesses have all pitched in to make the Summer Parks Concert Series possible . David Plyler, Chair of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, pointed out that this this is the fourth year that Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County have collaborated on the Summer Parks Concert Series. “The County and The Arts Council are both eager to have Forsyth County residents use our two amazing public parks – Triad Park and Tanglewood –so we forged a public/private partnership that has more than proved its worth. Forsyth County residents come and enjoy the five, family friendly free summer concerts and discover what grand resources the parks are year round for family activities.”
Piedmont Paving is the 2019 Summer Parks Concert Series sponsor. PNC Bank, Publix Super Markets, Truliant Federal Credit Union, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas Realty are sponsoring individual concerts. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and R.H. Barringer Distributing Company are the beverage sponsors.
Tanglewood Park, the venue for the Sunday, July 28, Embers concert, is located at 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012 Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and music starts at 5:00 p.m. Picnicking is permitted and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks, including Baconessence, Gunny Smitty’s, Bandito Burrito, and Brash Brownies, will be on site. 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. The event is family friendly and there are activities for children.
There is one more 2019 Summer Parks Concert performance after The Embers.” “Charlie,” the Durham-based Motown, beach and funk band that can handle everything from standard jazz songs to more popular dance tunes, will perform at Tanglewood on Sunday afternoon , August 25.
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.