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 2015 on consecutive Sundays from April 26 through May 31. 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.
Please park in the designated parking lot if space is available. No alcohol in the park please, but pets on a leash are welcome. For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.
2015 Performers and Dates:
April 26: MikeMickXer
Dig Rock & Roll, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues? Mike MickXer blends them all up into a frenzy, so bring your dancing feet and plan on rocking to their jammin’ beats. Please note: This concert will be held indoors at the Renaissance Centre (405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest) because of the forecast rain.
May 3: Capital Transit
Have a listen to this talented vocal jazz ensemble, and get happy. With musical back-up and splashes of blues, pop and doo-wop, Capital Transit’s sound will have you all jazzed up.
May 10: Casablanca Orchestra
Big Band doesn’t get any bigger or more bona fide than Casablanca Orchestra. Come swing into Spring with their 18 piece band of entertaining music makers. Trumpets, trombones, saxophones – they’ve got ‘em all.
Come out to twist and shout with the best Beatles tribute band on our side of the pond. Liverpool is an authentic salute to the Fab Four, and entertaining to the core.
May 24: Jeanne Jolly
This lovely lady is a soulful singer-songwriter you don’t want to miss. Jeanne Jolly is a little bit classic, a little bit folksy, and a whole lot of home-grown talented.
May 31: Gravy Boys
The Gravy Boys mix up folk, bluegrass, honky-tonk and country, and simmer it together to create the delicious sounds of Acoustic Americana. Bring on the boot stompin’. This concert is produced by PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.
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 Ices and Charlies Kabob Grill. 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.
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.