Country music concert opens summer series April 15 at Tanglewood

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has announced the lineup for its 2018 Summer Park Series that will include three events 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 parks, Triad Park in Kernersville 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.”