WBFJ to Present Free Local Music Artist Concerts @ Hanes Mall


Happening this Summer WBFJ Radio will host weekly Christian Concerts for FREE!  THAT’S RIGHT FREE!  SUMMER CONCERT SERIES started June 13 at the Food Court of Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem. Concerts will be held every Thursday (except July 4) through Aug 22!

Here’s the June schedule…(all concerts 7-9pm)
June 13
Taylor Vaden
Miracle Made
June 20
Aubrey Shamel
June 27
Philip & Brittany Burton
James Keith

July 4 (No Event)

July 11
7:00 – Grace Abounds
8:00 – Ashley Woodard

July 18
7:00 – Awestruck Worship
8:00 – Jake France

July 25
7:00 – Brandon Kelley
8:00 – John Lewis

Aug 1
7:00 – Abigail Owens
8:00 – Tom Young

Aug 8
7:00 – Brad Ratledge Band
8:00 – Jonathan Lemmon

Aug 15
7:00 – Stones Throw
8:00 – Second Hand City

Aug 22
7:00 – Jeremy Vess
8:00 – Grace Reigns Down

*All concerts are subject to change.  To keep updated listen to WBFJ at:

89.3 Winston-Salem
103.5 Greensboro
102.7 Archdale/Trinity
101.3 North Wilkesboro
104.9 Pilot Mountain
103.1 Mount Airy
101.3 Salisbury
101.3 Mocksville
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Every week WBFJ’s Kurt Myers interviews local music artist in the Piedmont Triad on WBFJ’s Local Flavors. http://www.wbfj.fm/local-flavors-local-talent-in-the-piedmont-triad/

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BB&T Beach Music in the Park

BB&T Beach Music in the Park

Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Kathleen Price Bryan Park/ Festival Park
Address: Davie Stree
City: Greensboro
State: NC
Phone: (800) 632-1400
Website: http://www.chsnc.org/GetInvolved/Events/BeachMusic.aspx
Summary:The Children’s Home Society has announced the line-up for the 10th Anniversary of the BB&T Beach Music in the Park concert series. The series runs Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30. All concerts will be held at Kathleen Price Bryan Park/ Festival Park, located on Davie Street, beside the Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $7 at the gate. For more information, contact Cathy Davis, 336-369-3819. GMA is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 2013 Concert Line-Up: May 9- Band of Oz; May 16- Part Time Party Time Band; May 23- Special Occasion Band; May 30- The Embers; June 6- Carolina Breakers; June 13- Eric & The Chill Tones; June 20- Craig Woolard Band; June 27- Sleeping Booty

  • Cost: $7 at the gate

13th Annual Heavy Rebel Weekender

13th Annual Heavy Rebel Weekender in the Arts District- July 5, 6 and 7

It wouldn’t be a Fourth of July week without the wicked return of Heavy Rebel Weekender to the Arts District. Now in its 13th year,the three-day musical event will be held July 5, 6 and 7 with more than 90 groups playing everything, including rock ‘n’ roll, punk, rockabilly, country and swing. It is arguably the most interesting downtown event of the year. The festival’s theme highlights the 1950s era, in which James Dean made rebellion tragically hip and spawned an entire trend in pop culture.

For the out-of-the ordinary, there is the popular Mud Wrestling Contest, a Beer-Guzzlin’-in-60-Seconds Contest, and a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Eating Contest. Scary! Full refreshments will be provided during the entire event near the Millennium Center.

Tickets for the event are $90 (for a 3-day pass) and $35 (for a single day pass) in advance, $100 (a3-day pass) and $35 (a single day pass) the day of the event; they can be purchased in advance at the Web site and at the door (Cash only). The Millennium Center is located 101 West Fifth Street.

For more information and visuals, visit http://www.heavyrebel.net

Super Moon tonight 2013: June 22 , 23 – Facts about the full ‘perigee’ moon [VIDEO]



The Annual Smitty’s Notes “Best of Winston-Salem” Contest Ends June 30th

Last Call! There is a little more than one week left! You can still vote for your Winston-Salem favorites in the Annual Smitty’s Notes “Best of Winston-Salem” contest.

Participation has been phenomenal so far and has already outpaced last year’s survey.

So, here’s the deal: Just click on the link below (cut and paste in your browser, if necessary). Take your time. Fill out the survey. Comments supporting your choices are encouraged. The contest will run until midnight, June 30, 2013.

Results will be announced sometime after July 4 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on SmittysNotes.com, which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommend.

Submissions are anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card. I’ve learned that you folks always need a little incentive!

Forward this e-mail to all of your friends, colleagues and crew. Bombard your address book.

“Best of Winston-Salem” Contest Link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2BW52TH

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic June 15 and 16

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic June 15 and 16


The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, a new professional biking event, will take place on June 15 and 16.  This race offers something for everyone.  Amateurs can participate in several rides, including the 80-mile Gran Fondo, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. The Gran Fondo ride is from Winston-Salem through Yadkin Valley, but there will be two shorter routes available as well.  Whew!

The competition heats up later that afternoon when approximately 120 male and 80 female professional riders take to the streets on a 1.3 mile downtown course that begins and ends on Trade Street in front of IMG College and Sweet Potatoes.  There’s no cost to watch the fast action!  Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be FREE concerts featuring local favorite the Bo Stevens Band, The Connells (get out your best 80s clothes!) and headlining, pop country recording artist Delta Rae.  The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic concludes on Sunday with more downtown races beginning at noon.  For more info or to register for a race, visit http://www.winstonsalemcycling.com

Donuts: The Next State Symbol?

Best Donuts in the World!

Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut

Krispy Kreme Historic plaque at 75th anniversary celebration Photo by Julie Thomson
I’ve started blogging about donuts for Our State magazine’s new food blog Our State Eats.

Check out my latest post about North Carolina’s rich donut past and make a case for the donut being our offical state dessert.

My first post was about the innovative flavors Rise and Monuts, two new donut shops in Durham, are creating. Read it here. Stay tuned for more posts in upcoming months!

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Summer Music Series started Friday June 7.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off this Friday with Downtown Jazz. So, here’s the scoop:

Downtown Jazz debuts its six-date schedule Friday evening June 7 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Concerts will also be held on June 21, July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23 in Corpening Plaza. Admission is free.

Summer On Trade will begin in two weeks on Saturday, June 22 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., and runs every Saturday at Sixth and Trade Streets through September 7. Admission is free.

Check out the entire program schedule for all these events at http://www.dwsp.org/music







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Summer Jam For Cancer Slam

June 15 Summer Jam Cancer Slam

All Day Event to benefit Cancer Services of Forsyth County presented by Pistol Grip. Bands all day on the main stage and at Freeborne’s includes Hedtrip, White Knuckle black Out, Morehead City, Donnaha Station, The Norm & The Joel Ferris Band. We’ll have a Bikini Bike Wash, Bike Show, lots of Vendors and more. For information phone Tracy @ 336-997-3162.


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