‘The Plaids to headline first free Tanglewood concert of the season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2019

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WINSTON-SALEM — The popular Triad-based band The Plaids will headline the first Summer Parks Concert Series performance at Tanglewood Park at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14. This high-energy group has developed a loyal following with a repertoire of hundreds of songs that cut across generational lines. The Summer Parks Concert Series is a partnership between Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. All concerts, as well as parking, are free and family friendly.

Christine Jones, chief operating officer of The Arts Council, said, “We have worked closely with county parks personnel to create a 2019 five-concert series that has broad appeal. For years, The Plaids have headlined both private and public events in the Triad and have always been a crowd pleaser. We are delighted to bring their talent and their ability to engage and entertain a diverse audience to Tanglewood Park on June 14.”

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. David Plyler, chair of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, described the relationship as “a true public/private partnership made possible by Forsyth County, the nonprofit Arts Council and private sector businesses. We know we can do more working together, and we like to use our resources this way to make good things happen for residents of Forsyth County.”

The 2019 Summer Parks Concert Series corporate sponsors include: PNC Bank, Publix Supermarkets, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas Realty and Piedmont Paving, the series sponsor.

Tanglewood Park, the venue for the June 14 concert, is located at 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. Picnicking is permitted and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks including Dough-Joe’s, PorterHouse Burger Truck and Wings-N-Fins will be on site. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and R.H. Barringer Distributing Company are the beverage sponsors. 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.

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 activities for kids at each concert.

The other remaining Summer Parks Concert performances scheduled for this year are N C Brass Band on Sunday, June 30 (Triad Park); The Embers on Sunday, July 28 (Tanglewood Park); and “Charlie” on Sunday, Aug. 25 (Tanglewood Park).