What’s Happening this month?

The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6

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Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance!

There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com.


 

The Downtown Summer Music Series starts next week.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Trade will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Summer on Trade will be June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 26 and September 5.

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site http://www.dwsp.org/music


 

Find Your Spring and Summer Festival

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The spring and summer festival season in the Piedmont Triad and Western North Carolina are here. Nearly every weekend between now until September will see a street festival of some kind, somewhere. Most of them are within a day’s drive of Winston-Salem, here in North Carolina, and in Virginia.

There is an informative Web site that is dedicated to the festivals in North Carolina http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC and have a ball plowing through it, finding all the festivals you might want to explore. Follow the other links to festivals just across the border in Virginia. All are worth a quick day trip in this warm season


 

Twelfth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 11 – 14 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), Florida Skin and Bones (FL), Jack on the Bone (OH), Porky Chicks (AR) and The Texas Smokehouse (TX).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

Tenth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 5-8 in downtown Winston-Salem

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Tenth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 5-8 in downtown Winston-Salem

The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), 100 B Grill Team (GA), Camp 31 BBQ (AL), and Florida Skin and Bones (FL).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

 

28th Carolina Blues Festival this weekend in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Folks in Greensboro will get the chance to have the blues on Sunday … with Blues music that is.

Thursday on the FOX8 Morning News at 8 a.m. John Amberg and Logie Meachum talked about the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival.

It’s happening Saturday at Greensboro’s Festival Park.

For more information, visit fest.piedmontblues.org.

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Third Annual Chili Cook Off

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Update! Thank you to everyone who was a part of this amazing event. We had 29 chefs, around 350 tasters, and raised just over $6000 for the Kids of Childhood Cancer! All on the most beautiful day so far in 2014! #raypublishing #kidsofchildhoodcancer #brandonswarriors #smokinharleydavidson

Saturday, February 22
10:00am

 3rd Annual Chili 4 Our Kids Cook-off
When Sat, February 22, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Where Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, United States (map)
Come Join us for our 3rd Annual Chili 4 our Kids Cook-off! This year we will have 3 different winners for the BEST CHILI in the Triad!! This year we are having TEAMS. Any individual, restaurant or school in the Triad can sign up as a TEAM. It is $20 to register per team on-line, $25 the day of. Tasters and Judges who come to EAT will cost $5 only!!
  • 1st Place wins $100 and a trophy
  • 2nd place wins $50 and a trophy
  • 3rd Place wins $25 and a Trophy
  • ALSO the TEAM who raises the MOST MONEY on-line and at the event will be awarded a plaque and winner of “Most Money Raised!”

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For more info go to: http://kidsofchildhoodcancer.org/

Chilli 4 Our Kids: http://www.chili4ourkids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1099454

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KidsOfChildhoodCancer

Phone: 336-377-9792

E-mail: support@kidsofchildhoodcancer.org

Greensboro Police Club to host barbecue fundraiser

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Club said they plan to host their annual fall barbecue on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Organizers said dine-in and take-out meals will be available between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the organization’s facility at 524 Air Harbor Road.

Meals cost $7 each and the money will be used to raise funds the Special Olympics, youth athletic scholarships and uniforms, and police memorials, organizers said.

The meals will include barbeque pork, coleslaw, baked beans and a drink and will be prepared and served by Greensboro police employees and retirees.

The Greensboro Police Club is a private civic club and has been sponsoring this fundraising event every year since its establishment in 1927.

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Casting Call for local Texas Pete commercial: No acting experience is necessary

 

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“Real North Carolinians” needed.  No prior acting experience is necessary.
A Texas Pete hot sauce commercial will be filmed in Winston-Salem and organizers said they’re looking for actors. An open casting call is set for this Thursday at Altair Casting (703 Coliseum Plaza Court) in Winston-Salem.
A large number of people are needed, including two kids, between 8 and 15 years old, who look like siblings. They must be active and be able to ride a bicycle.  Interested?  Children should come between 12 and 3 p.m.   Adults from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.    Participants are asked to bring a current photo and should be available for callbacks on Saturday with the director.  Participants will be paid for their roles. Casting officials said the commercial is planned to be shot the week of July 22 and participants must be available to work 12-hour days.
Questions: Email… thecastingofficesubmissions@gmail.com

 

www.hpe.com/news/x1202636735/Casting-call-for-commercial-planned-in-Winston-Salem

 

http://myfox8.com/2013/07/15/casting-call-for-texas-pete-commercial-on-thursday/

 

 

 

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

Ninth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 6-9 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Texas Outlaws (KY), Porky Chicks BBQ (AK), Honey Bees (NC), Poor Piggy’s (NC), Carolina Smokin Johns (NC) and Winston-Salem’s own Bib’s Downtown.

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The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com