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Corey Smith first headliner announced for 2017 Gears and Guitars

The organizers of the 2017 Gears and Guitars set for May 26-29 in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have announced Friday’s headliners.

Corey Smith with special guests Muscadine Bloodline and Eric Dodd will perform in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter’s Bailey Park. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 13. Organizers say remaining acts and ticket information will be available soon.

 


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

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.

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Town Mountain to headline first Bailey Blues and Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 3, in downtown Winston-Salem

The first Bailey Blues and Bluegrass Festival, a music event that’s blue down to its roots, is set from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The free event is sponsored by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and the Blue Ridge Music Center and is open to the public.

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Hiss Golden Messenger to headline Flow Honda’s ‘Sunset Thursdays’ free show on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Building on the success of the inaugural concert event in June, Flow Honda and Phuzz Phest will present the second volume of “Sunset Thursdays,” its free community concert series on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bailey Park in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The June event drew more than 600 attendees, according to organizers.

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