Charlie, Motown and beach music band, to perform free concert at Tanglewood

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 15, 2019

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WINSTON-SALEM  Charlie, the Motown and beach music band, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. The concert is free and part of the Summer Parks Series presented by Forsyth County in collaboration with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. The concert and parking are free. Busta Brown, columnist for The Chronicle, will be guest emcee.

This versatile, Durham-based, six-piece band features male and female vocalists, a keys player, guitar, bass and drums. Charlie performs in the Motown tradition of tuxedos and coordinated dance steps mixed with Southern beach music guaranteed to please a crowd in the park on a late summer day.

The event is family friendly and children’s activities are provided by Art Nouveau, 40-and-under arts advocates affiliated with The Arts Council,  and a/perture theatre on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

This is the fourth year of the free Summer Park Series concerts which are held in Forsyth County’s two  public parks, Triad Park and Tanglewood Park. The concerts are a collaboration between Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. Series corporate sponsor is Piedmont Paving, and the Charlie concert is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities.

Non-profit partner for the Charley concert is the Salvation Army, and attendees are encouraged to bring school supplies for the Salvation Army’s ”Fill the Bus” campaign. The campaign raises donations and school supplies for children who otherwise wouldn’t have their necessary materials for school. Those brining school supplies will receive a voucher for a soft drink or bottled water at The Arts Council tent.

“Charlie is the last of this year’s concerts, and it has been a privilege to work with the county on the 2019 Summer Park Concert series,” said Randy Eaddy, arts council president and CEO. “We end summer 2019 on a high note. Charlie is the ultimate crowd pleaser and can handle everything from Motown and standard jazz songs to the more popular dance tunes that everyone can groove to.”

David Plyler, chairman of the Forsyth County commissioners, said the series has served two good purposes. “We have provided excellent family friendly entertainment for residents of the county and given them a chance to see what tremendous resources our county parks are year round. We have a lot to be proud of, and  we want residents of the county to know about them and use them.”

Picnicking is permitted and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks on site include Almost Home Cooking, Que Viva Latin Street Grill, Gunny Smitty’s and Brash Brownies. Refreshments such as soft drinks, water, beer and wine are available with all proceeds supporting the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and R.H. Barringer Distributing Company are the beverage sponsors. No outside alcohol is permitted.