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Arts briefs: Independence Weekend Celebration on July 3 at Truist Stadium

Arts briefs: Independence Weekend Celebration on July 3 at Truist Stadium

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Community event

The Winston-Salem Dash and the City of Winston-Salem have announced a community Independence Weekend Celebration on July 3 at Truist Stadium, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem.

The event will include a collegiate wood bat baseball game, live music featuring Winston-Salem native Nashville recording artist Cooper Alan, food trucks and fireworks.

Gates will open at 2:45 p.m.

The schedule will be:

3 p.m.: Disco Turkeys Baseball Game

6 p.m.: Watchtower on the Lowes Foods Backporch Stage (Dave Matthews Cover Band)

7:30 p.m.: Thomas Mac on the Field Main Stage

8:15 p.m.: Cooper Alan on the Field Main Stage

9:30 p.m.: Independence Fireworks Show, presented by the City of Winston-Salem

Additional activities and amenities include food trucks, Dash concessions and a Kids Zone.

Tickets are $12 before June 25 at 336-714-2287 or, and $15 after.

Parking for Dash controlled lots will be $5. Free parking is available at the Center City Garage on Fourth Street, and a free shuttle will run from the garage to the stadium every 10 minutes.


Brass band

SECCA Stars & Stripes featuring the N.C. Brass Band from 5 to 8 p.m. July 3 at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem.

The band will perform on the lakeside stage. Food trucks, vendors and a cash bar will be onsite.

Guests should bring chairs or blankets.


Concert series

The Summer Parks Concert Series will start at 5 p.m. July 4 at Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St. in Kernersville.

N.C. National Guard 440th Army Band will perform a free pops concert.

The sixth annual concert series is presented by Forsyth County Government and Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.

Guests should bring chairs, blankets. Picnics are allowed.

Food trucks onsite will be Baconessence, Pacific Rim, Jazzy Dogs and Mike & Mike’s Italian Ices. Water, beer and wine will be for sale with proceeds support the arts council. No outside alcohol permitted.

Other concerts in the series will be at Triad Park and Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons.

Concerts will be:

July 25: Possum Jenkins with Drew Foust at Tanglewood Park

Aug. 15: West End Mambo at Tanglewood Park

Aug. 29: The Plaids at Tanglewood Park

Sept. 12: The Martha Bassett Show at Triad Park


Disco Party

A Silent Disco Party will be at 8 p.m. June 25 outside The Ramkat at 170 W. Ninth St., Winston-Salem, as part of the Summer Music Shindihg concert series.

Participants will wear three-channel wireless headsets to listen to three different DJs spinning music onstage under a full light show.

Tickets are $10 at Two cash bars will be on site.



Yadkin Arts Council will present Annual Stephen G. Lyons Celebration at 5:30 p.m. June 26 on the cultural center’s plaza with seating available inside and outside the center at 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville.

This event is a fundraiser to support the Stephen G. Lyons Scholarships awarded annually to graduating high school seniors in Yadkin County.

The band Phatt City will perform beach music, R&B, soul, blues, Motown and Chicago music.

The appetizer box includes a mini cheese ball pretzel sticks with crackers, fresh fruit and dip and roasted red pepper humus with pita chips. Dinner includes cilantro lime chicken sliders with a tomato guacamole, Mexican street corn salad, cumin lime coleslaw and corn chips. Dessert is an assortment of cheesecake bites, lemon bar bites and brownie bites.

Tickets are $40 at and include the live music from Phatt City, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Free wine and beer tastings until intermission with a cash bar opening at intermission. No tickets sold on the day of the event.


Zoo art

In honor of National Zoo & Aquarium Month, Randolph Arts Guild and Sara Smith Self Gallery presents “Wild Art: Artists of the N.C. Zoo.”

The video, at, shows the sculptures and artwork at the zoo and how they were created.

And of course, the works can be seen at the zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro.

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SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, will open a new exhibit, “Hanging Tree Guitars” by N.C.-based artist, guitar marker and one-time blues musician Freeman Vines.

The display will be on view through Sept. 12.

Vines creates guitars using found objects, including wood from a tree where a man was lynched. In addition to Vines’ sculptures, the exhibit will feature tintype photographs by Timothy Duffy.


Gullah exhibit

A new exhibit will be featured this summer at Delta Art Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem, featuring the work of Diane Britton Dunham.

The exhibit is titled “Culture Keeper: The Gullah Art of Diane Britton Dunham.”

Gallery hours are 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday or by appointment.


— Staff Reports



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