BB&T Ballpark to host inaugural Awakening Music Festival September 26 & 27


Awakening_MediaWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 29, 2015) – Downtown Winston-Salem’s BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash baseball team, will be the site of the inaugural “Awakening Music Festival: Sing Your Heart, Loudly.” The two-day Awakening Music Festival will feature a diverse line-up of Christian music performers co-headlined by Kirk Franklin and MercyMe on Saturday, September 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. Jeremy Camp will headline Awakening on Sunday, September 27 from 2 to 8 p.m.

“For some time, we’ve explored having concerts and other events at BB&T Ballpark during baseball’s offseason,” Winston-Salem Dash president Geoff Lassiter said. “A great deal of research and due diligence about regional audiences led us to the conclusion that there is a significant consumer demand for a world-class Christian music festival. We’re incredibly proud to have three of Christian music’s leading performers-Kirk Franklin, MercyMe and Jeremy Camp-as headliners for this year’s festival.”

“There is no other major two-day Christian music festival in the Southeast. With that in mind, we believe Awakening will draw people from a wide geographic area to Winston-Salem,” Lassiter said. “We are confident that Awakening will build a loyal regional audience over time and become a major annual event, resulting in more diners at restaurants, more retail shopping, more overnight hotel stays and an overall significant boost to the local economy, particularly to the downtown area.”

He noted that the top four Christian music concerts in America aggregately draw more than 300,000 people over the course of a week. In addition to Kirk Franklin, MercyMe and Jeremy Camp as headline performers, Lassiter said additional headlining and secondary acts are being cultivated and will include a diverse range of musical performers, speakers and local church groups.

Tickets to the Awakening Music Festival range from $25 to $75 per day. Group discounts also are available. Tickets are on sale now. Call (336) 331-3740 or click here for tickets.

A full seating chart and pricing grid is available here.

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About Kirk Franklin

For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. His unprecedented penetration into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestselling author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms(Gotham/Penguin). Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its sixth season. To date, the trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.

And yet, with all of his success and acclaim-his overflow of awards and accolades-Franklin remains, at heart, a man who comes from shaky circumstances that could have paralyzed his spiritual growth within his humble familial beginnings. He is never far from that frightened and forlorn young man who didn’t always know which way to turn. The heart of who Kirk Franklin is and his story struck a resounding chord with his fans years ago and they have remained loyal ever since. Franklin has always been transparent about being abandoned by his parents and adopted by his grandmother and his humble beginnings. He has never hid behind his celebrity status but has remained connected to his audience through his music and frank discussions of life issues, which is what makes Franklin one of the most relatable and respected messengers in his field. Franklin is the biggest selling Contemporary Gospel artist in the history of SoundScan. His latest CD, Hello Fear, was RIAA-certified gold in February 2012 and he has 7 additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date.

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About MercyMe

Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with their recent single “Greater,” which held the No. 1 spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of the Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents.

They have sold out venues throughout the United States and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two GRAMMY® nods. Their highly anticipated new album MercyMe, It’s Christmas! offers a fresh spin on seasonal favorites as well as several original songs, and is slated to release in October 2015.

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About Jeremy Camp

While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY® Award nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours (headlining 18 of those) in the United States and has performed in more than 32 countries. Camp describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”

Over the last year and a half, this ordained minister has experienced a season of artistic growth and musical creativity, evident with his new album I Will Follow. This eighth studio album, released with Capitol CMG, reveals a new level of versatility and depth. With producer Seth Mosley at the helm, a new sound emerges with a host of guest songwriters including the likes of Mosley and Jason Ingram. “To write with these amazing writers who helped shape the different elements of these songs was just an amazing experience,” Camp said. “I’ve never done that before. There were no parameters when we were producing and when we were writing. Vocally too, I feel like I’ve never pushed myself this much. I just went for it and said, ‘All right Lord, I am 100 percent in.’ I think I am more excited than ever about what I’m doing.”

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About the Winston-Salem Dash

The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class A-Advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Since moving into BB&T Ballpark in 2010, the Dash have averaged more than 300,000 fans per season and placed either first or second in attendance among the 30 teams within Class A-Advanced baseball each year. Fans can purchase tickets or learn more about the Dash by calling (336) 714-2287 or visiting wsdash.com.

 

17TH ANNUAL TNT CARPORT JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL

17TH ANNUAL TNT CARPORT JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL

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Event: TNT CARPORTS Jerome Davis PBR Invitational
When: Sept. 4 & 5 (Labor Day Weekend)
Where: Davis Rodeo Ranch Archdale North Carolina
Address: 5667 Elmer Beeson Road, Archdale NC, 27263

Time: 8:00 p.m. (gates will open at 6:00 p.m.)

Tickets; $15 in Advance or $20 at the gate. ( THERE WILL BE TICKETS AT THE GATE ) Online here or at: Davis Feed in Randleman – Barn Loft Western Store in Thomasville – Tractor Supply in Asheboro – K & L Western Store in Asheboro.Online at: JEROMEDAVIS.COM
Kids (5 – 11) Tickets: $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday

Host Hotel: Comfort Inn 10123 N Main St Archdale NC 27263
PH# 336-434-4797 ( ASK FOR THE JEROME DAVIS BULL RIDING RATE )

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Media Links for Jerome Davis

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeromedavis

Offical Website: www.jeromedavis.com

Video of Jerome Davis at Red Carpet Premier for The Longest Ride Movie
Here’s a little clip from the Red Carpet Premier of The Longest Ride. Scott Eastwood does a great job in his role of a bull rider, he took his role very serious. Josh Faircloth helped him with his bull riding moves and Jerome helped him out with his chute procedure. He wanted to make sure he looked like the real deal. ~Jerome Davis

14th Annual SVT Mustang and All Ford Show

PF-Eblast-070715-MustangSVTParkway Ford is proud to host this 14th Annual event. This is the largest SVT show on the East Coast! We have a blast every year. There are cars, food, vendors, and live music. Register your car to show, or bring the whole family for a fun filled day. Come and join us!

The 2nd Harvest Food Bank will be collecting donations at this years show. This is a great cause that we are proud to support. Please, bring canned goods or other non-perishable items to donate.

Find us on Facebook: Sign-up here

First Annual Motorcycle Ride For Homeless

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First Christian Church Ministries

First annual benefit ride for the homeless is Saturday August 15th. This is a great opportunity to show the love of Christ to the less fortunate. Anyone is welcome so invite a friend. We always have a great time of riding, worship, and fellowship.

PDF Flyer-First Annual Ride for the Homeless (flyer & directions)

Phone: (336) 996-7388

1st ANNUAL WOUNDED WARRIOR RIDE & CAR SHOW FOR RIVERWOOD THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER

WOUNDED_WARRIOR_PROJECTThis upcoming weekend we have the First Annual For The Wounded Ride leaving and returning to the dealership on August 15th. Proceeds to help one of our Wounded Warriors, Marine Vet Jesse Fletcher
Registration from 9 – 11:30; Kickstands up at 11:30
Cost: $20 per bike $10 Passenger
Food and beverages will be available after the ride. 50/50 Tickets & Door Prizes
You can keep up with all of our events and rides at www.smokinharley.com/calendar-of-events.htm

CAR SHOW TO BENEFIT RIVERWOOD THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTERCAR SHOW TO BENEFIT RIVERWOOD THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER

Car Show today from 9 – 3 sponsored by Smokin’ Harley-Davidson and Classic Muscle Restoration at Modern Automotive. All cars are welcome. Whether you own a Muscle Car, Street Rod, Antique, have an Automobile Club or Rat Rod, everyone is invited. There is a $20 per car fee with monies going to the charity. There will be Vendors, Live Music, Free Hot Dogs from Noon to 2, 50/50 draw and the Classic Muscle Performance Truck will be on display. You can purchase tickets and vote for who should win the trophy for the People’s Choice and there will be a trophy for the Dealer’s Choice. All proceeds from the day to benefit the Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center. Come early, stay late.

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http://www.riverwoodtrc.org/

Davidson County duck goes everywhere with owner — including the tanning salon

duckownerDavidson County duck goes everywhere with owner — including the tanning salon.

WELCOME, N.C. — Wherever Berit Herrick goes, her feathered friend is always close by.
Her name is “Note” and she’s a duck that Berit has had her since she was a duckling.
Berit says the duck is her companion and follows her everywhere. She even takes the duck to work at Sunkissed Tanning Salon in Welcome, where Note “sits in her fabulous chair.”

Summer Jam for Cancer Slam

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Saturday August 8th at 11:00–19:00

We are raising money for our local Cancer Services division which provides supplies and services to those in need. 
Come on out to Ted’s to help raise money for Cancer Services. Bike show, live, local bands, vendors, food and beverages, raffles and auctions. There’s also a bike wash if you want your motorcycle to shine. It’s a great time for everyone. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING.
Band line up is:
11:00. Skulls and Whiskey
12:30. Dogdaze
2:00. Confusion
3:00 Auction
4:00 Bad Mountain Brew
5:30. Louder
7:00. Eyeonic

COME ON OUT AND CHECK THEM ALL OUT!

If you are interested in advertising your business on our T-shirts or being a vendor, please contact Tracy Williams for more information.

Sign-up online today: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616758455232061/

BENEFIT RIDE FOR C.O.T.A.

Benefit ride for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, (COTA). Rain or shine. Registration is from 9:30 – 10:30. Kickstands up at 10:30. $25 for single rider and $30 with passenger. Lunch included with rider sign up. Also a cruise-In at 9. No entry fee, however, donations will be accepted. Lunch available for $5 a person. After the ride there will be live music by Josh Black, a Raffle, 50/50 draw with all proceeds from the ride to benefit COTA in honor of Zane Snider.
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A “Benefit Ride”, will be held for COTA in honor of Zane Snider, a local child who is waiting for a heart transplant. The event is planned for Saturday Aug. 1, beginning at Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Drive in Winston-Salem. Nineteen-year-old Snider is listed for a heart transplant at Duke University Children’s Hospital in Durham, and has recently undergone a procedure to place a mechanical heart in him (the first of it’s kind for someone born with Snider’s condition) as he waits for the life-saving donation. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

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Snider was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and is currently waiting for a life-saving heart transplant. The Snider family needs an estimated $100,000 to pay transplant-related expenses.

Snider is affectionately called “Superman” by his family and friends due to his unquenchable spirit.

“The family and friends of Zane want to encourage everyone to attend our Every Hero Needs a Heart Motorcycle Benefit Ride for COTA and help give Zane a second chance at life,” said Rhonda Mitchell, Event Chair. “100 percent of the profits from the ride will assist with transplant-related expenses.”

For more information about the our Every Hero Needs a Heart Motorcycle Benefit Ride for COTA please contact Rhonda Mitchell at 336-978-1017.

Snider’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100 percent of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.