Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS and the Town of Wake Forest, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Six Sundays in Spring concert series will be held in 2016 on consecutive Sundays from April 24 through May 29. These free concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater at 701 Harris Rd. in Wake Forest. The music will be starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm, but come early and stay late! See below for a list of the vendors who will be on site with delectable edibles for this year’s concerts. Come join your friends and neighbors and make this year’s Six Sundays in Spring your best Sundays of the year!
The stage at E. Carroll Joyner Park will be covered again this year, so we won’t have to cancel concerts in case of brief showers. In case of truly inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest. The Centre cannot accomodate 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.
Parking at Joyner Park
Please park in Joyner Park’s designated parking lots. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park. For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.
2016 Performers and Dates:
April 24: Boneslinger (Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz)
May 1: EG Peters Band (Beach Music, 60’s & 70’s) moved inside to Renaissance Center!
May 8: Affirmative Groove (Motown)
May 15: The Johnny Folsom 4 (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)
May 22: Faol Liath (Celtic Rock)
May 29: JamRock (Reggae)
Food and refreshments will be available at Joyner park during the concerts. We strive to have a good variety of food vendors with diverse offerings at our Six Sundays concert series, so that everyone can find something they like to eat or drink. We’ve listed below our vendors for this season’s concerts, along with their offerings. We have 2 new vendors this year, Kona Ice and Peruano Food Truck. They will be joined by old favorites Lumpy’s Ice Cream, and the VFW with their food trailer.
Charlie’s Kabob Grill
Charlies Kabob Grill is synonymous with fresh and healthy Mediterranean cooking. Charlie Hamaty and his wife Teresa started with his mother’s recipes and have evolved their menu to include many of their own. The culture of his homeland of Lebanon is infused into his meals by his love of cooking, and many days he can be found sitting with his customers laughing and eating together! Charlie travels to Lebanon every year and brings back an array of fresh aromatic mediterranean spices and new recipes.
Peruano Food Truck
Preen Food Truck Every day, Peruano prepares its Peruvian fare fresh from scratch. At our mobile restaurant, we enjoy cooking and serving you Peruvian cuisines. We take pride in delighting your day with some of the best dishes from Perú, including the original homemade marinade which is 100% made in Peru. Today Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world (3rd position as culinary destination) and is now being recognized in the US for its sophisticated flavors. This great diversity stems from three major influences – a unique geography.
If you’ve been to a Six Sundays concert in the past, you’re probably familiar with the VFW food trailer. Your Veterans of Foreign Wars will once again be at the concerts offering refreshments and food from their “Chuck Wagon.” The refreshments will feature a variety of soft drinks and water. Of course there will be snow cones for the young and the young at heart. Pop corn will be available, and the grill will be fired up for hot dogs and hamburgers. Members will use the proceeds from the concerts to help the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation’s annual Purple Heart dinner.
Kona serves tropical shaved ice from the most unique entertainment vehicle you’ll ever see! They are dedicated to providing a unique experience, spreading fun, and creating smiles, while giving back to their local community.
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
Lumpy’s, located at 306 East Wait Avenue in downtown Wake Forest, will have one of their ice cream trucks at Joyner park for our concert series, serving up ice cream with names like “Bubba’s Backyard Blackberry” and “Penelope’s Pistachio.” Lumpy’s is a family-owned business, specializing in fresh, all-natural and local ice cream. They do their best to purchase local, all-natural products. You can check out their website by clicking here.
Six Sundays in Spring is sponsored by Wake Forest Arts, the Town of Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music) produces the May 29 Six Sundays concert.