Jun
25
Fri
Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot, Joe Nichols with Cooper Alan, Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab and Montgomery Gentry as  a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF.

With the health and safety of our guests, participants and community as our highest priority, the Fairgrounds staff have implemented multiple changes in line with state and local restrictions. Some of these changes include seating is spaced 6 feet between parties, less than 50% capacity, masks are required at all times for all guests and staff (see policy below), all staff and vendors will undergo health/safety screenings, and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the Annex Theatre.

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Face Covering Policy:

Per the City of Winston-Salem all public facilities such as the Fairgrounds require the use of a face covering at all times for anyone over the age of 4. A face mask with ear loop is the preferred method, however due to underlying conditions patrons may choose to wear a face shield in lieu of a mask if it extends and covers both the nose and mouth. For the health and safety of you, our guests, and our employees there are no exceptions or exemptions to this policy at the WS Fairgrounds.

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 (John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, June 25th (Joe Nichols and Cooper Alan) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, August 13th (Mark Chesnutt and Jukebox Rehab) – Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, September 11th (Montgomery Gentry) – Purchase Tickets Here

Showtime 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

Tickets already purchased for the 2020 performance dates are still valid for the 2021 performance dates. 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.

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

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.”

Aug
13
Fri
Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot, Joe Nichols with Cooper Alan, Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab and Montgomery Gentry as  a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF.

With the health and safety of our guests, participants and community as our highest priority, the Fairgrounds staff have implemented multiple changes in line with state and local restrictions. Some of these changes include seating is spaced 6 feet between parties, less than 50% capacity, masks are required at all times for all guests and staff (see policy below), all staff and vendors will undergo health/safety screenings, and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the Annex Theatre.

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Face Covering Policy:

Per the City of Winston-Salem all public facilities such as the Fairgrounds require the use of a face covering at all times for anyone over the age of 4. A face mask with ear loop is the preferred method, however due to underlying conditions patrons may choose to wear a face shield in lieu of a mask if it extends and covers both the nose and mouth. For the health and safety of you, our guests, and our employees there are no exceptions or exemptions to this policy at the WS Fairgrounds.

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 (John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, June 25th (Joe Nichols and Cooper Alan) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, August 13th (Mark Chesnutt and Jukebox Rehab) – Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, September 11th (Montgomery Gentry) – Purchase Tickets Here

Showtime 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

Tickets already purchased for the 2020 performance dates are still valid for the 2021 performance dates. 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.

Sep
11
Sat
Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot, Joe Nichols with Cooper Alan, Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab and Montgomery Gentry as  a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF.

With the health and safety of our guests, participants and community as our highest priority, the Fairgrounds staff have implemented multiple changes in line with state and local restrictions. Some of these changes include seating is spaced 6 feet between parties, less than 50% capacity, masks are required at all times for all guests and staff (see policy below), all staff and vendors will undergo health/safety screenings, and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the Annex Theatre.

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Face Covering Policy:

Per the City of Winston-Salem all public facilities such as the Fairgrounds require the use of a face covering at all times for anyone over the age of 4. A face mask with ear loop is the preferred method, however due to underlying conditions patrons may choose to wear a face shield in lieu of a mask if it extends and covers both the nose and mouth. For the health and safety of you, our guests, and our employees there are no exceptions or exemptions to this policy at the WS Fairgrounds.

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 (John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, June 25th (Joe Nichols and Cooper Alan) – Purchase Tickets Here

Friday, August 13th (Mark Chesnutt and Jukebox Rehab) – Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, September 11th (Montgomery Gentry) – Purchase Tickets Here

Showtime 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

Tickets already purchased for the 2020 performance dates are still valid for the 2021 performance dates. 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.

Classic Country Series: Montgomery Gentry @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents Montgomery Gentry  as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets start at $25

Who: Montgomery Gentry

When: Saturday, September 11th, 2021 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

Rescheduling due to COVID-19: Due to ongoing restrictions from public health and government entities related to the coronavirus pandemic, and for its concerns for the health and safety concerns of its patrons, staff and musicians the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will reschedule Montgomery Gentry as part of the 2020 WBRF Classic Country Concert Series. The concerts will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

Tickets already purchased for the May 22 performance are still valid for the September 4th 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.

Press and Media inquiries please contact Rachael Lough at the information provided above.

Artist Bio:

When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first busted onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” notice was served—country music had never seen a hard-driving duo like this.

Despite the millions of albums sold, the sold-out shows, and the scores of awards, Montgomery Gentry remains in touch with its working-class roots. “We are blue-collar workers and we lived the songs that we sing,” says Troy. “Because of that, our fans are able to make the connection and when they hear our songs, they know we are singing with passion and we know what we are talking about.”

Make no mistake about it: Montgomery Gentry has secured a place in musical history with a unique blend of country, southern rock, and Everly Brothers-like harmonies combined with relatable lyrics.

“We grew up on Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Merle Haggard,” Eddie says with conviction. “That’s who we are. We cut our teeth in the honky-tonks and no matter what you try to do, we have to be us or it just doesn’t sound right.”