Toys for Tots Benefit Ride 2017

  • Registration 11:00 am

  • Kickstands 12:00 pm

  • Ride starts at Forgotten Sons MC

  • The ride will leave The Forgotten Sons Clubhouse at 12 and will stop at Second and Green Tavern, Pine Tree Bar and Grill, and then will end at Baggerz Saloon for the BTN anniversary party! You don’t wanna miss it!! Hope everyone will be there this is going to be awesome brothers and sisters coming together to make Christmas great for Kids.

  • Ride Ends at Baggerz Saloon

Toys for Tots – bicycle challenge!!

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Mark your calendars for this year’s Toys for Tots Benefit Ride put on by The Forgotten Sons MC! Last year we came together to put smiles on a lot of kids faces that aren’t as fortunate as we are. This year I know we can top it! Baggerz Saloon will be hosting the 2-year BTN anniversary party afterward. 2 years of fellowship, friendship, countless dollars raised for those in need, and last but not least FUN! You guys and gals have made it happen. This is a celebration for these kids and YOU!

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Map to Forgotten Sons MC Clemmons, NC

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Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership presents their Restaurant Week 2016

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Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Restaurant Week 2016 is this week and will end on Sunday, February 28. Restaurant Week 2016 will feature a prix fixe menu of downtown restaurants.
Restaurant week is a way to showcase downtown Winston-Salem and how the food scene here is up-and-coming. For chefs, the opportunity to create something unique using fresh and local products is a challenge and a way to highlight their abilities and the resources for restaurants that exist right here in town.

To find out participating restaurants and their specials visit – www.downtownws.com/restaurant-week

 

 

Winston-Symphony Plugged-In Pops: New Year’s Eve-Sinatra Centennial

wssymphonyCome fly to Reynolds Auditorium for a centennial salute to Old Blue Eyes–Frank Sinatra. The Winston-Salem Symphony is joined by the swingin’ voice of Steve Lippia for all your Sinatra standards. It takes you back to the time when a great voice and a great song came together…and there was magic.

8:00 PM Thursday Dec 31, 2015
Price: $20 – $67

Reynolds Auditorium
301 N. Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC

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Sponsored by:

  • Bell, Davis, Pitt | Attorneys and Counselors at Law

    Season Presenting Sponsor

  • Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County logo

    Foundational Support Partner

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina logo

    Plugged-In Pops Series Presenting Sponsor

  • Concert Sponsor: Anonymous, in honor of the musicians of the Winston-Salem Symphony
  • North Carolina Arts Council logo

    Foundational Support Partner

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    Advertisement Sponsor

What’s Happening in October

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October 17th 10AM – 3PM

Smokin’ Harley-Davidson
3441 Myer Lee Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Learn more about these agencies and the good they do for abandoned and mistreated pets in our communities. Some will have pets available for adoption.

We will also be doing a Bike Show that day! Entry fee is $10. The top 3 peoples choice will win a trophy and first place will also win $100!

For questions please feel free to call us at (877) 694-8804 and ask for Brother Bill. We hope to see you there!


Yadkin Wine Tour – Saturday, October 17yvwt-logo-large

You have been probably hearing that wine is getting to be big business in the Yadkin Valley. Vineyards are popping up around North Carolina. So much so, that there more than 100 wineries and vineyards in the state. But don’t just take it from me, take a look for yourself and experience the excitement of this new industry up close.

Yadkin Wine Tours, a wine tour company dedicated to offering “relax and learn” tours of the wineries in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, invites you to join them for a full-day tour, featuring transportation aboard a luxury motorcoach, wine tasting, lunch, and a short course on wine complete with great tips and some interesting history on North Carolina’s wine industry.

On Saturday, October 17, the tour company will be loading the bus up for a trip featuring “The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival Tour” Medaloni Vineyards, lunch at Old Stage Grill then on to the Grape Festival. Cost is $100. To find out more or make your reservations and inquiries call 336-793-4488. For more information visit http://www.yadkinwinetours.com.

The “Fall Colors Tour” vineyard bus tour is October 24 and November 7. The “Holiday Tour” is December 19. Visit the web site for more information http://www.yadkinwinetours.com


Sunset Flicks featuring Ghostbusters – Sunday, October 18

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Sunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park on Sundays in October. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October 18 features Ghostbusters

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks


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P.F. Chang China Bistro opens October 12 – P.F. Chang will open next Monday, October 12 at HanesTowne Village on Stratford Road. The long awaited Scottsdale, Arizona restaurant will now have two locations in the Triad. The other is in Greensboro. P.F. Chang will join PDQ, Hickory Tavern and Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. Along with Starbucks, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Fleet Feet Sports. LA Fitness, and Bank of North Carolina

The Famous Toastery opens next week. The Famous Toastery located at 770 Liberty View Court in the Arts District (The former District Bar and Grill) will have a soft opening this week and open for business the week of October 12. The restaurant is based in Lake Norman and is known for its breakfast and lunch that will feature fresh, made-from-scratch avocado omelets, lobster benedict, lobster rolls and salads. The owners plan to open for dinner at a later date.

Twin City Hive change name and moving – Coming Fall 2015 Twin City Hive located 301 Brookstown Ave will move down the hall and become Twin City Hive Coffee Lounge. More seating, private patio, conference room, lounge area and new food items. Same great coffee. Same great atmosphere.


32nd Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 24

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 32nd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 24 in Uptown Lexington.

The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com


6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K – Saturday, October 31foodandbrew

The 6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at BB&T Ballpark and downtown on Saturday, October 31st beginning at 12 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes, but suiting up is not required, (just a lot of fun). Start and finish are located at BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times and best costumes…plus a festive bash following the race! So, find your race face and start running.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/boosbrews

SIgn-up Today visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/BoosandBrews5k

WBFJ Presents-Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes

Join us at the 2015 Dixie Classic Fair!

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Featured Artists
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!

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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!

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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

Dixie Classic Fair Website: https://www.dcfair.com

WBFJ Website: http://www.wbfj.fm

Ray Publishing Website: http://raypublishing.org

Winston-Salem Air Show September 19-20, 2015

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The Winston-Salem Air Show returns to Smith Reynolds Airport on September 19-20, 2015! The Air Show is the best affordable family entertainment in the Triad area of North Carolina. Save 40% with advance tickets online or at Triad area Harris Teeter store locations beginning August 26.

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AIR SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Military flyovers and static displays
  • Aerial performances by:
    • Sea Harrier Jump Jet
    • AeroShell
    • Lima Lima Flight Team
    • Red Star and Dragon
    • John Klatt Aerobtics
    • Mike Wiskus Aerobatics

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  • Aircraft flyovers and Static Displays:
    • Warbird Trainers – Stearman, T-6, T-28, T-34
    • Warbird Cargo and Bombers – C-46, B-17
    • Warbird Fighters – P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair
    • Navy E-2C Tracker
    • Air Force T-6 Texan II
    • Bandit Flight
    • Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car
  • Letters From Home Military Village
  • Kid’s Zone with Inflatables and Rock Climbing Wall
  • Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Demonstations
  • And much more….
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Find out more information at these Social Media Links

Official Website: www.wsairshow.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WinstonSalemAirShow

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

AwakeningSlideWINSTON-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.