Events Calendar



May
22
Fri
Classic Country Series presented by 98.1 WBRF @ Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents The 2020 Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets go on sale Friday March 6th. Tickets start at $25 for individual shows, series passes start at $72

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Event Pages:

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab

Show Tickets:

Series Pass

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab

Classic Country Series: Montgomery Gentry w/ Little Texas @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas 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: Montgomery Gentry w/ Little Texas

When: Friday, May 22nd 7:30PM. Doors open at 6:30PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

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.”

Jun
12
Fri
WSFCS Graduations: Carver High School @ Annex
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

We welcome Carver High School to the Annex for their graduation on Friday, June 12th 2020. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Parking and ticket information coming soon.

Full graduation schedule:

Carver High School – Friday June 12th at 7pm

Atkins High School – Saturday June 13th at 9:30am

Walkertown High School – Saturday June 13th at 12:30pm

Jun
13
Sat
WSFCS High School Graduation: Atkins High School @ Annex
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am

We welcome Atkins High School to the Annex for their graduation on Saturday, June 13th 2020. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Parking and ticket information coming soon.

Full graduation schedule:

Carver High School – Friday June 12th at 7pm

Atkins High School – Saturday June 13th at 9:30am

Walkertown High School – Saturday June 13th at 12:30pm

WSFCS High School Graduation: Walkertown High School @ Annex
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm

We welcome Walkertown High School to the Annex for their graduation on Saturday, June 13th 2020. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Parking and ticket information coming soon.

Full graduation schedule:

Carver High School – Friday June 12th at 7pm

Atkins High School – Saturday June 13th at 9:30am

Walkertown High School – Saturday June 13th at 12:30pm

Jun
26
Fri
Classic Country Series presented by 98.1 WBRF @ Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents The 2020 Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets go on sale Friday March 6th. Tickets start at $25 for individual shows, series passes start at $72

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Event Pages:

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab

Show Tickets:

Series Pass

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab

Classic Country Series: John Michael Montgomery w/ Whiskey Fox Trot @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot 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: John Michael Montgomery and Whiskey Fox Trot

When: Friday, June 26th 7:30PM. Doors open at 6:30PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

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
27
Sat
WBFJ Summer Concert Series featuring Rend Collective & Switchfoot @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WBFJ presents Rend Collective & Switchfoot as a part of the WBFJ Summer Concert Series. Tickets go on sale Friday March 6th.

Who: Rend Collective & Switchfoot

When: Saturday June 27th at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:00PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Event Pages

Switchfoot 

Rend Collective

Show Tickets

Series Pass

Rend Collective

Switchfoot

WBFJ Summer Concert Series: Rend Collective @ Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WBFJ presents Rend Collective as a part of the WBFJ Summer Concert Series. Tickets go on sale Friday March 6th

Who: Rend Collective

When: Saturday June 27th at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:00PM

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Tickets: Click here

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.

Jul
17
Fri
Classic Country Series presented by 98.1 WBRF @ Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents The 2020 Classic Country Concert Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF. Tickets go on sale Friday March 6th. Tickets start at $25 for individual shows, series passes start at $72

Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

Parking: $7 at Coliseum Lot off Deacon Blvd

Event Pages:

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab

Show Tickets:

Series Pass

Montgomery Gentry with Little Texas

John Michael Montgomery with Whiskey Fox Trot

Joe Nichols

Mark Chesnutt with Jukebox Rehab