Forsyth County Commissioners and Arts Council Announce 2018 Summer Parks Series

Mar 29, 2018

Paper Crowns

  Two events at Triad Park and three at Tanglewood Park

Winston-Salem, NC  (March 29, 2018) – The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced the lineup for its 2018 Summer Park Series that will include two events at Triad Park near Kernersville and three at Tanglewood Park.  A country music show at Tanglewood on Sunday, April 15, will kick off the series with Lacy Green, originally of Pilot Mountain and now living in Nashville TN,  as the headliner and an opening act by Paper Clowns, the multi-instrument, genre crossing power duo of Spiro and Nicole Nicolopoulos .

The Summer Park Series has had two successful runs at Forsyth County’s two extraordinary 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 five free outstanding, family friendly performances.” Event sponsors include Publix Super Markets Charities, Kaplan Early Learning Company, AlphaBEST Education, and Salem Smiles.

All events, as well as parking, are 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.

Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council, said, "The Summer Parks Series is one of the most rewarding ventures we have undertaken during my time here at The Arts Council.  We are working with County Commissioners who are dedicated to using county assets to the maximum and providing family friendly activities in our public parks for residents of Forsyth County.  We have been successful in finding sponsors who enthusiastically share their vision and, of course, we are grateful to them.”

Lacy Green

2018 Forsyth County Summer Parks Series Schedule

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tanglewood Park

Headliner: Lacy Green

“An evening of country music”

Opening act: The Paper Crowns

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and concert begins at 4:00 p.m.

Local food trucks.

Sponsor: Publix Super Markets Charities

Family activities by Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, and Winston-Salem Symphony

Presented in partnership with SoundLizzard Productions

www.lacygreen.com

www.thepapercrowns.com

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Triad Park

Headliner: Billy Strings 

“An evening of bluegrass music”

Opening act: None of the Above

Gates open at 4 p.m. and concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

Local food trucks.

Family activities by Sawtooth School for Visual Art and the Blue Ridge Music Center

Sponsors: Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education

In partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center

www.billystrings.com

www.noneoftheabove.net

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tanglewood Park

North Carolina Brass Band featuring guest soloist Lindsay Kesselman

“An evening of brass on Broadway”

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

Local food trucks

Family activities by Kaleideum and DADA

www.ncbrassband.org

www.lindsaykesselman.com

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Triad Park

Piedmont Wind Symphony with guest soloist

“An evening of patriotic and film music”

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and event begins at 5:00 p.m.

Local food trucks

Family activities by Kaleideum

Free temporary patriotic tattoos, American flags and pinwheels

Sponsors: Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education

www.piedmontwindsymphony.com

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Tanglewood Park

Charlie

“An evening of Motown and beach music”

Family activities by Bookmarks and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

Local Food trucks

Sponsor: Salem Smiles

www.samhillbands.com/bands/charlie

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For additional information, please contact

Carroll Leggett

Public Relations/Public Affairs

cleggett@triad.rr.com

336.831.5788