Events Calendar

A Public Forum for Persons with Disabilities, Their Advocates and Service Providers @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Neil Bolton Home and Garden Building
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A Public Forum for Persons with Disabilities,

Their Advocates and Service Providers

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018  5:30 p.m.

Where: WS Fairgrounds Home and Garden Building, 421 W. 27th Street, Winston-Salem

Why: To discuss and receive comments about the accessibility of city services, programs and activities for persons with disabilities.

This event is free. Transportation will be provided if you are eligible for Trans-AID services and you are within 3/4 of a mile of WSTA’s fixed route. Call 336-727-2000 by June 15th and ask to speak with Jackie Settle or Tikiha Alston to make arrangements for a ride to the public forum. Interpreters will be available. All other requests for appropriate and necessary auxiliary aids and services or more information should be directed to Angela I. Carmon, City of Winston-Salem City Attorney, 747-7404.

The City of Winston-Salem does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

Sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission

Red, White, and Colt Ford featuring Sekcond Chaynce presented by 93.1 The Wolf @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Who:  Colt Ford w/ special guest Seckond Chaynce

Where:  WS Fairgrounds Annex Theatre (Indoors)

When:  July 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Tickets:  $20 in advance, $30 at the door

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will host Colt Ford on Friday July 6, 2018 at 7:30pm and doors opening at 6:30pm.

Tickets will go on sale March 2 at 10 am. Tickets start at just $20 if you buy in advance and will be available online as well as at the Annex Box Office.  Tickets will be $30 on the day of the show.  All tickets for the show will be General Admission.



Seckond Chaynce AKA “Trevor Thomas” is a Rapper/Singer/Song Writer/Creative, based in Tampa Florida by way of Jacksonville Fl. Seckond Chaynce has worked with Reach Records artist Kb, Tedashii and DJ Official. He has opened for several big names in the music industry. He is a community activist and a mentor to young men in the urban community. He visits JDC’s all over the state to speak and encourage at risk youth. Chaynce has put out several mixtapes and 2 full projects: Reloaded and Richochet. For more info please visit Seckond Chaynce’s Website

Forsyth County Entertainment Awards @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Awards ceremony will take place at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex on Sunday July 8th.

General admission tickets $20, day of show they go up to $30

For additional information please go to Forsyth County Entertainment Awards

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- 2018 Classic Country Concert Series @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Who:  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

When:  July 20, 7:30 pm

Where:  WS Fairgrounds Annex Theatre,

Parking:  $6 in Coliseum Parking Lots.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is the third act to be announced by the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the 2018 Classic Country Concert Series. The concerts will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Opening for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be aspiring local recording artist Jukebox Rehab.

Fresh off their 18 month 50th Anniversary tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 “Fishin’ In the Dark” was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) continue their non-stop touring in their 52nd year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more.

In September 2015 they played to a sold out crowd at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which began airing on PBS starting March of 2016. The TV special earned a 2016 Emmy award for Special Event Coverage at the Mid South Regional Emmy Awards.

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One of American roots music’s true architects, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is slated to take part in two of the heartland’s most iconic festivals in 2018: Cadot, Wisconsin’s Country Fest and Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Country USA.

Reptiday @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Home and Garden Building
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Repticon team brings you ReptiDay, the one-day reptile show and sale! Brought to you by the same team that has produced Repticon reptile expos across the country for the past decade, ReptiDay features everything that you’ve come to love the most about Repticon all packed into a single day of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations. ReptiDay is one reptile day that you can’t afford to miss!

C & E Gun Show @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adults: $9

Saturday Admission good for Sunday with hand stamp

Children under 12 years of age admitted FREE with adult

Tickets can only be purchased at the show for CASH ONLY

C & E Gun Show @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adults: $9

Saturday Admission good for Sunday with hand stamp

Children under 12 years of age admitted FREE with adult

Tickets can only be purchased at the show for CASH ONLY

Tanya Tucker – 2018 Classic Country Concert Series @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Who:  Tanya Tucker

When:  August 24 7:30 pm

Tickets:  Start at $20

Parking:  $6  (Coliseum parking lots off Deacon Blvd)

Why:  Edgy. Classic. Country

Tanya Tucker

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Tanya Tucker a defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.
When producer Billy Sherrill received a demo tape of Tucker, he quickly signed her to a record deal at Columbia Records. Her style has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single “Delta Dawn,” at age 13. The single earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and launched Tucker into the national spotlight during the beginning of her teenage years.
In 1972, she earned the “Top New Female Vocalist” award by the Academy of Country Music. With a wildly growing career at such a young age, the Tucker craze continued with her first number one single, in 1973, “What’s Your Mama’s Name.”
Tucker achieved an unusual feat for a female country artist at the time with a 1974 Rolling Stone cover story with the headline, “Hi, I’m Tanya Tucker, I’m 15, You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” As additional hits continued, Tucker added an edgy rock image, which she still embraces, to her musical taste with the album T.N.T, which was released in 1978. The gold certified album peaked at number two on the album charts. Through a collaborative relationship with Glen Campbell, Tucker transitioned to a new label in the early 1980’s and was back in the Top 10 with “Can I See You Tonight,” co-written by hitmaker Deborah Allen (Patty Loveless). Just a few years later, Tucker experienced another hit with “One Love at a Time,” co-written by Paul Overstreet (Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton). With four additional number one charted hits between 1986-1988, Tucker’s career, nearly two decades already underway, was proving to be one for the record books.
The 1990’s gave rise to some of Tucker’s most recognizable and career defining songs, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and “It’s a Little Too Late.” New albums, along with multiple versions of greatest hits and live compilation projects, propelled Tucker to become one of the best selling female artists in country music. With a 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII halftime appearance, Tucker was a household name to stay.
Tucker’s latest honor, a special exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, gives visitors the chance to step into Tucker’s rich personal life. “Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend” runs through May 2015 and features many of Tucker’s favorite items from various eras of her career. From her pink Harley Davidson to her own line of salsa, Tucker’s life is chronicled in a never-before-seen way for fans to get up close and personal with the legend.
In February of 2017, Tanya performed at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a packed house and was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. She belted out Randy Travis’s “I Told You So,” paying tribute to her dear friend. She is currently out on her 2018 International Tour, including shows in Canada. She is managed by James Garner and Jerilyn Sawyer of Sawyer & Garner LLC and her agents are Lance Roberts and Nick Meinema of United Talent Agency. Stay tuned for a long awaited new album from the songbird herself.


For more information visit Tanya Tuckers website here:

Black Violin @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Who:  Black Violin

When:  August 25 at 7 pm

Tickets:  Start at $20 CLICK HERE

Parking:  $6 in Coliseum Parking Lots

What: Black Violin will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

Tickets start at $20

Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7 pm

For more information on Black Violin:

Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), and joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. In the past 12 months, the band has performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe, and has partnered with Yamaha EDU and NAMM (National Association of Music Manufactures) to continue supporting music education.

Black Violin, along side artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John, recently joined with Turnaround Arts to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities. Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the President’s Committee. In addition, Black Violin has composed for a major FOX Television original, and has been featured by ESPN as the official artist of the 2017 US Open (tennis) and 2016 & 2017 Heisman Trophy Award ceremonies. They have been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Wendy William’s Show, NPR, and more.

The group has collaborated professionally or performed with multiple well known artists including Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. Their most recent album release, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.



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  • Average over 150 shows per year
  • Performed for over 100,000 students across North America and Europe in the past year.
  • Performed at official NFL functions for three Superbowls
  • TEDx talk given by Kev Marcus  –  Dec. 2013
  • Collaborated with the Soul Children of Chicago at the 2013 “Kids’ Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future,” a concert coordinated by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden to honor military families  –  Jan. 2013
  • Performed at President Obama’s Inauguration  –  Jan. 2013
  • SXSW Keynote performance  –  March 2014
  • Bonnaroo performance  –  June 2014
  • Featured at Google’s Zeitgeist Minds Conference  –  Sept. 2014
  • NAAM Winter Show performance  –  Dec. 2016
  • ESPN Heisman Trophy Presentation 2016
  • Performed for 19,000 students at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles over a 3 day period  –  Feb. 2016
  • Composed the score for Fox’s new TV series Pitch    Spring 2016
  • Featured performer for NAAM’s Grand Rally (expected attendance 100,000+)  –  Jan. 2017
  • ESPN US Open Commercial – April 2017
  • ESPN Heisman Trophy Presentation 2017- December 2017


SmallTown Country Music Fest ft. Chase Bryant @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SmallTown Country Music Fest 2018 presented by Mercedes Benz of Winston-Salem and Greensboro September 1, 2018, in partnership with 93.1, WPAW, the WOLF

Free Parking, Enter Gate 5 off of Deacon Blvd

Headlining the Event will be the Chase Bryant with Josh Phillips, Dylan Schneider and Cooper Alan.

This year’s festival will have the popular lawn games and will be featuring more food trucks and vendors.

Special thanks to our Partners Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem & 93.1 The Wolf. Its gonna be an incredible day September 2 starting at 3 pm!



• TICKETS:  $35 VIP Closest to Stage,Private Beer Area,Restroom Access  STANDING ROOM ONLY ( No chairs or blankets)

$20 in advance | $30 day of event General Admission Chairs and blankets allowed


Note that the performance area is on the innergrounds and all seating can expected be on the lawn.  You may bring chairs and blankets into the General Admission area.  However chairs are not admitted into the VIP area for safety reasons (you may set your chair outside of the VIP area and come and go as necessary).  Umbrellas are also not permitted.


• Saturday, September 1 | 3 pm to 9 PM
• In Partnership with 93.1, WPAW, the WOLF


• RAIN or SHINE (we have buildings and places for cover)
414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Chase Bryant is  of  the  most  celebrated  new  artists  in  today’s  country  music  landscape,  24-year-old  Chase  Bryant  was  raised  in  Orange  Grove,  TX. Chase has deep roots in country music, his grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. Bryant’s  second  consecutive  hit  “Little  Bit  of  You”  rose  to  #3. His  guitar-wielding  Top  10  debut  single  “Take  It  On  Back”  spent  15  consecutive  weeks  on  the  CMT  Hot  20  Countdown,  seven  weeks  on  theGAC  Top  20  Country  Countdown,  and  was  a  Top  20  Most  Watched  Video  on  VEVO  TV  Nashville.  Internationally,  the  single  was  a  Top20  hit  in  Canada  and  earned  the  #1  spot  on  Australia’s  CMC  Countdown.

Josh Phillips, born and raised on a 25-acre farm in the small town of Sanford, North Carolina, playing baseball was Josh’s first love. With dreams of playing professionally, he enrolled at Pfeiffer University as a member of the baseball team upon his completion of high school. After an injury plagued first year, he transferred to Pitt Community College. However, a second career torn meniscus forced Josh to hang up the cleats. It was then he started singing for the first time in his life.

Three years after he started his new career, he made the move to Music City. Since being here, his band has had the opportunity to serve as an opening act for Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Luke Combs and Colt Ford. His musical influences include Hank Williams, Jr., George Strait and Garth Brooks. Josh is currently working on a five-song EP that will be released later this year. Follow him on social media at @imjoshphillips to keep track of his musical happenings.

Dylan Schneider is wise beyond his years, especially when it comes to his songwriting. But perhaps even more impressive is Schneider’s ability and willingness to connect with fans on a personal level. “I used to freak out if an artist would respond or interact with me. It’s incredibly important to me that I do the same with my fans.” That love for fans has helped grow Schneider a collective social following of over 1,000,000.
After the release of the debut EP Wannabe in August 2016, his follow up EP 17 was released in October of the same year, landing at #3 on the iTunes Country Album Charts.

Cooper Alan is a 22 year olf performer with almost a decade of experience on the country music scene.  Cooper Alan performed at the 2017 SmallTown Country Music Fest to rave reviews, “he brought a huge energy and excitement to the show, and we had to have him back!”  Robert Mulhearn Fairgrounds Manager stated.  His debut single “Carolina Saturday Night” achieved national acclaim by reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart and #29 on the DRT Country Music Chart.  He has a new EP “LOUD” out now and it can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud.