Arts Council and Forsyth County cancel 2020 Summer Parks Concert Series

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2020

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WINSTON-SALEM — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County have announced that the three remaining scheduled events in the 2020 Summer Parks Concert Series, presented in collaboration with Forsyth County, have been canceled. The series announced earlier included three performances at the County’s Tanglewood Park and two at its Triad Park.

The June 21 kick-off concert at Tanglewood Park and the July 4 concert at Triad Park had been cancelled previously to comply with crowd restrictions contained in the Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 Phase Two order. The governor’s recent Phase Three order continued those same restrictions on outdoor gatherings and led to the decision to cancel the remaining concerts.

This would have been the fifth season for the popular free, family-friendly Summer Parks Concert Series, which is a collaborative presentation by Forsyth County and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. “We are deeply disappointed, of course,” said Randy Eaddy, president and CEO of The Arts Council. “But we understand that, in this environment, public health and safety concerns must be the top priority. The collaboration with the county has been extremely successful, and we look forward to working together to resume the series next summer and again bring top-notch entertainment to our two extraordinary county-owned parks.”