Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes
The concert will be held at the Grandstand,
October 7th, at 7:00pm!
Bring 5 cans or boxes of Lowes Foods brand & receive FREE admission on Wednesday only!
Admission to the fair also includes the concert!
You don’t want to miss this!
WBFJ will once again be broadcasting LIVE from the Gazebo @ Dixie Classic Fair (Oct 2-11) While you’re at the fair, don’t forget to…
Play Plinko @ the WBFJ Gazebo Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs Local Flavors @ the Clock Tower Stage Friday, October 2 Minor Variation / Chi Rho – 3:00pm Brad Ratledge Band – 5:00pm Awestruck Worship – 7:00pm John Lewis – 9:00pm
Tenth Avenue North / Sidewalk Prophets concert!! Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:00pm (The concert is free with fair gate admission.)
Jim Cole @ the Clock Tower Stage Friday, October 9 @ 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00
The Munchie Wagon – The official WBFJ food sponsor at the fair!
Ticket prices this year are as follows:
Friday (10/2 &10/9), Saturday (10/3 &10/10) and Sunday (10/4 &10/11):
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $4
WINSTON-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.
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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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.
Local Flavors 2015
The WBFJ Local Flavors Summer Concert Series – Giving You a Taste of the Best Local Talent in our Area. June 18th – Aug 20th every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm in the Hanes Mall Food Court. The event is free and is sponsored by Chick-fil-A in the Hanes Mall Food Court www.chick-fil-a.com/hanesmallfoodcourt
7:00 – Tim Hooker
8:00 – Brad Ratledge Band
7:00 – Taylor Vaden
8:00 – Caleb’s Bridge
7:00 – Jeremy Vess
8:00 – Jordan Connell
7:00 – Jimmy Atkins
8:00 – John Lewis
For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com
29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival
Join us May 16, 2015 for the 29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly! We’ll have a great lineup including headliner, Shemekia Copeland! Meet us at Barber Park for a great line up of International, Regional, and local blues musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!
Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.
2015 Triad Dog Games – May 16 & 17 at Tanglewood Park
A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.
Bands: Each day a live band will play in the concert shell from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blankets/chairs welcome.
Demos: There will be sport-dog demonstrations throughout the weekend including flyball, agility and free-style disc dog.
Kids Zone: a variety of craft activities are available for a nominal suggested donation. We also have the Parties 2Dye4 Bus! Tie-dye our Triad Dog Games’ event tee shirt (fee).
Shop!: Please support our vendors who have donated to The Sergei Foundation to be at our event. Buy baked dog-goodies, hand-made pet tags, other pet-gear and also learn about the other businesses who provide services to the community and who will have giveaways and fun-activities throughout the day.
Walking Trails: No official walk/run is planned, but you are free to enjoy the many trails that Tanglewood Park has to offer. We will have trail maps at our Information tent and you can also access them here.
Competitive Events (Yes, beginners welcome!)
Below are the competitive events. Click on any section to find out more about dates/times and competition registration. Each competition will generally have awards/medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and some product prizes. See individual event pages for prize details.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.
American Children’s Home 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show May 16th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration 8:00 am – Noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40.00. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ and food. Silent Auction from 9:00-1:00 pm features NASCAR memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Activities for kids including pie eating contest, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and Southmont VFD Smokehouse. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards sponsored and provided by O’Reilly Auto Parts presented at 3:00 pm.
All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call ACH their “HOME”. American Children’s Home mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
If you are unable to attend the show and would like to make a donation to help the children, mail your check to…American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288.
Alter White was your average high school teacher…until desperation drove him over the edge and made him “Bad.” In this concert, we explore composers who followed a similar path, highlighting pieces that strayed from the mainstream and stirred up public controversy and outrage.
Jinjoo Cho Winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis Winner
In a time when society is trying to convince our youth that life is all about self; self-indulgence, self-centeredness, self-reliance, our desire is to help the youth see that’s its really about surrendering self and relying on Jesus.
In Psalm 119:50 we read “Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” We desire to see our youth find comfort in God’s promises. To renew, recharge, rejuvenate, and rekindle their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Invite your friends, family, and youth groups to join us for our seventh year of providing this awesome opportunity to reconnect with God through praise, worship, and service.
With all the negative influences our youth face on a daily basis, we feel it is very important to offer our youth as many opportunities as possible to:
Grow stronger in their faith
Meet and fellowship with other young Christians
Hear strong sermons and messages that relate to them
Hear testimonials from their peers so they realize that sharing their story can be “cool”
Realize that Christian music can be modern, fun, and relevant to them