Arts Council to hold Juneteenth Celebration Concert at Tanglewood

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Forsyth County Government and Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will host the seventh annual Summer Parks Concert Series at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons and Triad Park in Kernersville. A Juneteenth Celebration featuring gospel music from Jamera McQueen-Smith and Matelyn Alicia will be held at Tanglewood Park on Sunday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m.

Jamera McQueen-Smith is a singer, songwriter, and vocal coach based out of Kernersville. She has worked with gospel musicians such as Christopher Brinson and The Gospel Music Ministries. Matelyn Alicia has over 30 years of experience as an entertainer, life coach and overall leader. Alicia completed a gospel European tour in 2018 and released her debut music project “God’s Butterfly LIVE!”

During the concert, families are encouraged to enjoy free art activities sponsored by Publix Charities. Featured food trucks for the June 19 concert include Lakeside Drinks, Mike & Mike’s Italian Ices, Wutyasay, and Sliders Street Food.

This year marks the seventh season for the Summer Parks Concert Series which is a collaborative presentation by Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and Forsyth County Government. All concerts are free and family friendly. Food trucks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Gates open at 4 p.m. and concerts start ta 5 p.m.

Tanglewood Park is located at 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

The featured community partners for this event are Forsyth Technical Community College and Royal Curtain Drama Guild.

Series partners include Publix Super Markets Charities, Best of Winston, WFDD, WSNC, WTOB, YES! Weekly, Foothills, RH Barringer, and Raffaldini Vineyards.

Concerts and parking at both parks are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and may bring a picnic or patronize food trucks onsite. Refreshments such as water, beer and wine are available for purchase with all proceeds supporting Arts Council. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Four additional concerts will take place at 5 p.m. on the following dates:

• July 3: Salem Band & Letters From Home at Triad Park
• July 17: The Martha Bassett Show at Triad Park
• July 24: ENVISION at Tanglewood Park
• Aug. 14: The Collection at Triad Park