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UPDATE: Bailey Blues and Bluegrass free music festival featuring Mike Farris on Friday, Oct. 7, is still on despite rain

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THIS JUST IN: “The Bailey Blues and Bluegrass event is still on for this evening at 6 Friday, Oct. 7. Hoping for a light mist or drizzle and making the best of the situation. Bring your favorite rain coat, umbrella and boots to be on the safe side.”

The Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Virginia, celebrates and preserves a long history of Blue Ridge Mountain Music that was brought over to America from Europe and West Africa.

The legacy continues with Bailey Blues & Bluegrass, a free music festival brought to you by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center. The festival makes it fall 2016 debut at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Festival headliner and 2015 Grammy-award winner Mike Farris will make a stop on his “Soul of America Tour” at Bailey Park. Nationally recognized for his “spirited, soul-gospel fusion,” Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue will rock this free all-ages event.  If you caught Farris’ rousing performance at MerleFest in April, you know you won’t want to miss this show.

Local favorite Roy Roberts & The Quest Blues Band promises to bring “every shade of blues” to their opening act, according to the Facebook page.

Food trucks will be on-site, along with beer, wine and a specialty cocktail provided by Single Brothers available for purchase.

Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash. No glass bottles or outside alcohol will be allowed in Bailey Park. Street and parking garages available within walking distance to venue.

Questions? Please email innovationprogram@wakehealth.edu.

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