Oct
1
Thu
The Drive Thru presented by The Carolina Classic Fair @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 1 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair
This event only accepts credit cards, NO cash transactions will be accepted. All guests must be in a car, no walk-ups are allowed.
When: Thursday October 1st-4th, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Admission is free with a suggested 5 can donation to go to Crisis Control Ministry.
What:
• 11 am – Drive Thru Food opens
• Crisis Control can drop off
• WBFJ “Loose Change” drive thru game
• *Food/Merchandise ordering Station
• Entercom “Road Bump” drive thru ride
• 7 pm – Drive Thru Food closes
Double feature movies will be on Friday & Saturday night from The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Visit Friday & Saturday October 2nd & 3rd on our event calendar for more details.
While waiting for your food visit our Facebook page @carolinaclassicfair for hourly messages from some of our favorite fair partners
Visit our website www.carolinaclassicfair.com to see your virtual exhibit and all those who submitted their virtual exhibits
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair map
Oct
2
Fri
The Drive Thru presented by The Carolina Classic Fair @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair
This event only accepts credit cards, no cash transactions will be accepted. All guests must be in a car, no walk-ups are allowed.
When: Friday October 2nd, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Admission is free with a suggested 5 can donation to go to Crisis Control Ministry.
What:
• 11 am – Drive Thru Food opens
• Crisis Control can drop off
• WBFJ “Loose Change” drive thru game
• *Food/Merchandise ordering Station
• Entercom “Road Bump” drive thru ride
• 7 pm – Drive Thru Food closes

7:05 pm – *Fair Takeover – Drive in Movies

Big Top Scooby Doo

Madagascar 3

8:45 pm – Fireworks

9:05 pm  – The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Fair Takeover – Drive In Movies

The Notebook (FAIR DATE NIGHT)

Disney’s Dumbo (2019)

Movie tickets start at $8.50, tickets are on sale now at https://www.ticketmaster.com/WinstonSalem-Fairgrounds-tickets-WinstonSalem/venue/368662

the drive thru at the Winston-salem fairgrounds movies
While waiting for your food visit our Facebook page @carolinaclassicfair for hourly messages from some of our favorite fair partners
Visit our website www.carolinaclassicfair.com to see your virtual exhibit and all those who submitted their virtual exhibits
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair map
The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Fair Takeover @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 2 @ 7:05 pm

When: Friday October 2nd, 7:05pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Each movie is a separately ticketed event. Movie tickets start at $8.50, tickets are on sale now and limited to the first 350 tickets sold. Purchase yours at https://www.ticketmaster.com/WinstonSalem-Fairgrounds-tickets-WinstonSalem/venue/368662

7:05pm – Big Top Scooby Doo & Madagascar 3

8:45 pm – Fireworks

9:05 pm – The Notebook (FAIR DATE NIGHT) & Disney’s Dumbo (2019)

 

Oct
3
Sat
The Drive Thru presented by The Carolina Classic Fair @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair
This event only accepts credit cards, no cash transactions will be accepted. All guests must be in a car, no walk-ups are allowed.
When: Saturday October 3rd, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Admission is free with a suggested 5 can donation to go to Crisis Control Ministry.
What:
• 11 am – Drive Thru Food opens
• Crisis Control can drop off
• WBFJ “Loose Change” drive thru game
• *Food/Merchandise ordering Station
• Entercom “Road Bump” drive thru ride
• 7 pm – Drive Thru Food closes

7:05 pm – *Fair Takeover – Drive in Movies

Charlotte’s Web

Moana

8:45 pm – Fireworks

9:05 pm  – The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Fair Takeover – Drive In Movies

Oz Great Powerful

Adventureland

Movie tickets start at $8.50, tickets are on sale now at https://www.ticketmaster.com/WinstonSalem-Fairgrounds-tickets-WinstonSalem/venue/368662

the drive thru at the Winston-salem fairgrounds movies
While waiting for your food visit our Facebook page @carolinaclassicfair for hourly messages from some of our favorite fair partners
Visit our website www.carolinaclassicfair.com to see your virtual exhibit and all those who submitted their virtual exhibits
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair map
The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Fair Takeover @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 3 @ 7:05 pm
When: Saturday October 3rd, 7:05pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Each movie is a separately ticketed event. Movie tickets start at $8.50, tickets are on sale now and limited to the first 350 tickets sold. Purchase yours at https://www.ticketmaster.com/WinstonSalem-Fairgrounds-tickets-WinstonSalem/venue/368662

7:05pm – Charlotte’s Web & Moana

8:45 pm – Fireworks

9:05 pm – Oz Great Powerful & Adventureland

 

Oct
4
Sun
The Drive Thru presented by The Carolina Classic Fair @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Oct 4 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair
This event only accepts credit cards, NO cash transactions will be accepted. All guests must be in a car, no walk-ups are allowed.
When: Thursday October 1st-4th, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Enter at The Drive Thru Gate 9 off 27th St.
Admission: Admission is free with a suggested 5 can donation to go to Crisis Control Ministry.
What:
• 11 am – Drive Thru Food opens
• Crisis Control can drop off
• WBFJ “Loose Change” drive thru game
• *Food/Merchandise ordering Station
• Entercom “Road Bump” drive thru ride
• 7 pm – Drive Thru Food closes
Double feature movies will be on Friday & Saturday night from The Drive at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Visit Friday & Saturday October 2nd & 3rd on our event calendar for more details.
While waiting for your food visit our Facebook page @carolinaclassicfair for hourly messages from some of our favorite fair partners
Visit our website www.carolinaclassicfair.com to see your virtual exhibit and all those who submitted their virtual exhibits
the drive thru presented by the Carolina classic fair map
May
14
Fri
Classic Country Series: John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

John Michael Montgomery

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot with Jukebox Rehab as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets start at $25

Who: John Michael Montgomery and Whiskey Fox Trot

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

Tickets already purchased for the June 26 performance are still valid for the May 14, 2021 performance. Anyone wanting to request a refund may do so by returning to the original purchase point. If tickets were purchased at the box office please call 336.734.1582 and leave a detailed message.

Tickets for the 2020 Classic Country Series are still on sale, with tickets for individual show tickets starting at $25 and a 4-show bundle starting at $72. All other remaining concerts are scheduled to be at their original dates and times.

Bio:

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when “Life’s A Dance” turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets—believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.

It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape—pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited “I Love The Way You Love Me” as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit “Letters From Home,” one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in “The Little Girl,” a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. It is apparent even in the pure fun that has always found its way into John Michael’s repertoire—songs like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” where John Michael’s vocal earnestness takes musical whimsy to another level.

John Michael’s origins lie in deceptively modest beginnings. He was born in Danville, Kentucky, to parents who imparted a lifelong love of music.
“Where most people have chairs and sofas in their living rooms,” laughs John Michael, “we had amplifiers and drum kits.”

The family band played on weekends throughout the area, and John Michael and his brother Eddie eagerly soaked up everything about it.

“To a certain extent,” he says, “my dad always had a natural ability to draw fans and entertain people; I don’t care if it was on the front porch, the living room, or on a stage. I think that transitioned to me and my brother being able to do that on stage.”
John Michael took over lead singing chores after his parents divorced, and he performed for a while in a band called Early Tymz with Eddie and their friend Troy Gentry. Nashville talent scouts began hearing about and then seeing John Michael perform and by the early ‘90s he had a record deal.

The hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era. He received the CMA Horizon award and was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination. Heavy touring meant he kept the close touch with fans he had begun in the clubs back home.

“You get to know your fans and what they like more and more through the years,” he says, “and you kind of gravitate towards one another.”

Indeed, he has always had an extraordinarily close relationship with his fans, and they have stayed with him through good and bad times.

Asked what he thinks gave him the edge in a career that calls millions but gives stardom to just a few, he pauses, then thinks back to the legacy of his parents.

“I reckon it was good genes and good blood,” he says with a smile. Few who know the depth and breadth of his own growing legacy would disagree.

 

 

Jun
25
Fri
Classic Country Series: Joe Nichols @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

 

Joe Nichols at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents Joe Nichols as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th. Tickets start at $25

Who: Joe Nichols

When: Friday, June 25th 2021. Show starts at 7:30 PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

Bio: 

Multi-platinum recording artist Joe Nichols is one of Country music’s most praised traditional Country artists. Nichols’ album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week #1 singles: RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six #1 hits plus eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters,” and “I’ll Wait For You.” The 4X Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association. Nichols is currently touring the U.S. performing his own headlining dates. For information on Joe Nichols and a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit: ​https://www.joenichols.com/​.

Jul
17
Sat
WBFJ Summer Concert Series: Switchfoot @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Switchfoot Band, Concert at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

WBFJ presents Switchfoot as a part of the WBFJ Summer Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now!

Who: Switchfoot

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 7:00 PM, Doors open at 6:00 PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

Bio: 

Jon Foreman – vocals, guitar
Tim Foreman – bass
Jerome Fontamillas – keyboards, guitar
Drew Shirley – guitar
Chad Butler – drums

“We try to approach every record like its our first and our last, but this one feels extra special,” Tim Foreman says of Where the Light Shines Through, SWITCHFOOT’s tenth album and Vanguard Records debut. “The process of making it was a huge struggle, but it was cathartic, and I think that comes through in the music.”

Indeed, the thematically ambitious, sonically adventurous dozen-song set—which marks the band’s return to the indie world after a lengthy major-label run—makes it clear that, two decades into their remarkable career, the beloved San Diego-bred quintet remains as compelling and uplifting as ever, delivering inspired, infectious songs that resonate with passion, insight and melodic craft.

Such vivid new tunes as “Holy Water,” “Float,” “If the House Burns Down Tonight” and the poignant title track address and illuminate timeless spiritual struggles and philosophical dilemmas, while boasting some of the band’s catchiest hooks and most imaginative arrangements to date. The resulting album is a significant addition to the rich body of work that’s already established SWITCHFOOT as a consistently vital musical force.

‘We’ve learned that the best stories to tell are the ones that are hardest to live, and that was definitely true with this album,” adds Jon Foreman, Tim’s brother, bandmate and songwriting partner. “The stories in this album come from experiences that weren’t really fun at the time, but I don’t think we could have gotten here any other way.”

Produced by SWITCHFOOT in collaboration with John Fields (who helmed the multi-platinum Beautiful Letdown), Where the Light Shines Through reflects the emotional gravity of its turbulent, yet ultimately rewarding, birth cycle.
“We went through a lot, individually and as a band, in making this record,” Tim states. “Not to be melodramatic, but it was a dark season for us, and this record became a source of light in the middle of a dark season. It rose organically out of the ashes of adversity and surprised us all. That’s how we landed on this idea that the wound is where the light shines through; this album is about being surprised by hope.”

“A thing that we talked about a lot with this record was moving forward while looking back,” Jon explains. “How do you arrive at a new place while also taking stock of where you’ve been? That can be very tricky to do, to look back and still feel like you’re arriving somewhere new.”

“We really pushed ourselves, almost to the breaking point, for about a year and a half, which is the longest we’ve ever spent on a record,” Tim asserts. “We wrote and wrote and wrote, not thinking about what was going to be commercially viable or what we thought other people would like. We just kept writing and getting lost in the music, and using the music to help us navigate our way out of this dark place we were in. Then we came up for air at the end, and we found the themes that connect all these songs.”
“The songs on the album were culled from a list of 80 or 90 songs,” Jon notes. “These are kind of the chosen ones, as it were. My favorite songs are the ones that feel like they’ve been given to you, where you don’t necessarily see your own fingerprints on the canvas. I equate songwriting with archaeology; some days you dig up a bottlecap, and other days you dig up a lost city.”

SWITCHFOOT has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), and Fading West (2014). The latter album doubled as the soundtrack to the band’s documentary of the same name. Along the way, SWITCHFOOT established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including “Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move,” “Stars” and “Mess of Me”.

Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over a million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am Foundation, a long-running annual benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms.

In recent years, various SWITCHFOOT members have taken the opportunity to explore creative pursuits outside of the band. For example, Jon Foreman recently released a series of solo EPs under his own name and recorded with Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek as Fiction Family.

“Where the Light Shines Through comes on the heels of various side projects and other little things that were taking away from the band’s time, for better and for worse,” says Jon Foreman. “We were trying to do a lot of different things, but to me, this is a celebration of what we love and what we do best, which is play rock ‘n’ roll with this band.”

Jul
31
Sat
WBFJ Summer Concert Series: Rend Collective @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rend Collective

WBFJ presents Rend Collective as a part of the WBFJ Summer Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now!

When: Saturday June 27th at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:00PM
Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Bio: Amidst so much heaviness consuming events of today’s world, Rend Collective is sharing good news as a response to that brokenness. The Ireland-hailing Rend Collective is harkening back to their roots-y, unique sound – originally birthed out of Bangor, Ireland – for their sixth studio album, Good News, releasing January 19.
Taking on the moniker “Purveyors of Good News,” Rend Collective is barreling down the road of authenticity, and simple old-fashioned Gospel. Grown away from industry or formula, each song from Good News is deeply connected to the band’s roots in missional community – a group of people, or extended family, who are united through Christian community around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network of relationships – much like the band themselves.
The title track and lead single, “Rescuer (Good News),” speaks to the band’s desire to shed light in the dark places. In a society that seems to continually face bad news, the lyrics point to the good news found in Jesus for every season and circumstance.
“There’s a lot of bad news out there, but no matter what we have good news, and that good news has a name: Jesus Christ. Today there is nothing more powerful we can do in the darkness, in the bleakness, than proclaim the good news, than proclaim the gospel, and that’s why we wrote this song,” says bandleader member Gareth Gilkeson.
Writing “Counting Every Blessing” was a personal and vulnerable process for the band. Birthed out of a period of downheartedness, the band made a conscious effort to practice ‘counting blessings’ in lieu of comparison.
“Sometimes we spend so much of our time looking at what we don’t have rather than being thankful for what we do have,” shares Gilkeson. “Our time on social media, comparing our lives to others, steals our joy and leaves us empty. God has given us so much and we must discipline our minds to think on our blessings rather than letting them fester on what we think we lack.”
Good News is marked with joy and celebration from beginning to end, but it doesn’t shy away from hardship. Each of the 15-tracks on the album speak to the struggle we all experience in light of the good news we’ve been invited to share in.
“All of us make mistakes and hit the ground feeling like we can’t get up again, that our failure is too overwhelming,” Gilkeson shares about the song, “Resurrection Day.” He continues, “But Romans 8 says that ‘The power that raised Christ from the dead lives inside of our mortal bodies’. That means resurrection flows in our veins and if Jesus can rise from the dead, we can get up off the floor again, declaring ‘this is my resurrection day.’”
With Good News, Rend Collective has chosen not to shy away from the brokenness and suffering, but rather through music and lyric that continues to push boundaries in the band’s own unique way, brings light to the darkness. This album is an invitation to all of us – to lament, to remember, and to share in the good news that belongs to all of us.