Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Sponsored by PineCone, Wake Forest Arts, the Town of Wake Forest, and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County, the Concerts in the Park will be held in 2016 on Sunday, Aug 7 and Sunday, Sep 4. These free concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater at 701 Harris Rd. in Wake Forest. The music will start at 5 pm and end at 7 pm, but come early and stay late! Food and refreshments will be available or bring your own picnic.
Sunday, Aug 7; 5-7 pm: Christiane & the Strays
Americana & Bluegrass. Christiane and the Strays have a wide range of musical interests, from bluegrass to alternative rock to neo-soul, and their music reflects that broad mix of influences in original songs and a variety of covers.
Christiane and the Strays is comprised of Christiane who was recently nominated for Bluegrass Artist of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards (guitar & vocals), Josh Kearns (mandolin), and Rachael Kearns (fiddle & harmonies)
Sunday, Sept. 4; 5-7 pm: Dark Water Rising
Southern Soul & Rock. Dark Water Rising is a five-piece band formed in Robeson County, NC with Native American roots intertwining with the sounds of Southern soul and rock.
Dark Water Rising is comprised of Charly Lowry (American Idol, Season 3, 2004), Aaron Locklear, Emily Musolino (Berklee School of Music, 12′), Corey Locklear, and Zack Hargett of North Carolina. In 2014, the group received the Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording at the Native American Music Awards, where they competed against Cree, Cherokee, Apache, and Meskwaki nominees.
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest. The Centre cannot accommodate pets, picnics or lawn chairs. Our usual vendors will not relocate to the Centre; snacks and drinks can be purchased from the Centre. Updated concert information will be available on Wake Forest TV 10, the town’s Facebook page and by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a message informing them of any schedule changes.
Carroll Joyner Park Reminders
- Please park in Joyner Park’s designated parking lot. For more information, visit http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/parking-at-joyner-park-.aspx
- Alcoholic beverages, smoking, firearms, and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park.