Beach music legends The Embers to present free concert at Tanglewood Park

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Attendees encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank

Winston-SalemThe 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 on Sunday, July 28, at 5 p.m. for a  performance that is part of the Summer Parks Concert Series presented by Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.

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.”

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 is located at 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons. Gates open at 4 p.m. and music starts at 5 p.m. Picnicking is permitted and concertgoers 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, Aug. 25.