Live at Tanglewood Park: Piedmont Wind Symphony and The Queen Bees

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Arts Council kicks off free outdoor concert series on May 12

CLEMMONS — Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will kick off its 9th Annual Parks Concert Series with Piedmont Wind Symphony and The Queen Bees: Live at Tanglewood Park on May 12 from 2-5 p.m.

The concert series, presented in partnership with Forsyth County Government, provides free, family-friendly concerts showcasing local and national musicians in outdoor venues.

The May 12 concert features Piedmont Wind Symphony, a beloved local symphonic wind band known for performances in creative settings (most recently a Coalpit Live series in downtown Winston-Salem and a concert featuring Renée Elise Goldberry of Broadway’s Hamilton), and The Queen Bees, a powerhouse trio of North Carolina-based artists (award-winning musician and journalist, Molly McGinn; renowned electronic music producer and songwriter, Quilla; and musician and creative producer Kate Musselwhite Tobey) who utilize a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments, vocal harmonies and the folk tradition of storytelling.

The concert takes place on Mother’s Day, and the combination of Piedmont Wind Symphony’s diverse repertoire and The Queen Bees’ passionate, uplifting tunes promise a memorable musical celebration. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in family-friendly arts activities sponsored by Publix Charities, and musical theater fans are invited to participate in Piedmont Wind Symphony’s exclusive Broadway Trivia portion of the concert.

Piedmont Wind Symphony and The Queen Bees: Live at Tanglewood Park takes place at the Tanglewood Park Band Shell (4061 Clemmons Road). Free parking is available adjacent to the band shell. Gates open at 1 p.m.; the concert will be 2-5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and may bring a picnic or purchase food from vendors onsite. Wine, beer and water will be available for purchase, with all proceeds supporting Arts Council. No outside alcohol is permitted. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (251 N Spruce Street, Winston-Salem). Check Arts Council’s website and social media for day-of venue updates.

The 9th Annual Parks Concert Series will include three more dates: Sunday, June 16, at Tanglewood Park (featuring The Martha Bassett Show); Sunday, Sept. 8 at Tanglewood Park; and Sunday, October 20 at Triad Park. Visit for more information.

Series partners include Publix Charities, Foothills Brewing, Raffaldini Vineyards and RH Barringer Distributers. Media partners include Best of Winston, Triad City Beat, Triad Voice Magazine, WFDD, WSNC, WTOB and YES! Weekly.