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North Carolina Piedmont’s newest music venue, The Ramkat, opens March 9

From the good folks over at the new The Ramkat:

The Ramkat, a new concert hall and community performance space located in downtown Winston-Salem’s Entertainment District, has announced the lineup for its opening weekend along with an initial lineup of concerts in March and April. Tickets for all announced shows are available now online at

The Ramkat is a two-level, 11,670-square-foot entertainment venue located at
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Wise Man Brewing celebrates its first anniversary with live music, beer releases

Wise Man Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is celebrating its first anniversary with four days of exclusive beer releases (as they should) and live music (because what’s a party without music?). Continue reading

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Caleb Caudle partners with Crossroads at SECCA for ‘Crushed Coins’ official album release party on Feb. 23, 2018

This just in from the good folks over at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA):

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is proud to announce Winston-Salem, North Carolina, native Caleb Caudle will headline Crossroads @ SECCA #020 on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The show that is set to begin at 7 p.m. will be the official album release party for his new album, “Crushed Coins, on Cornelius Chapel Records.

Opening for Caudle will be Jake Xerxes Fussell. 

Tickets for the show go on sale at 3 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2017. You can read my review of Caudle’s last album release, “Carolina Ghost,” on my Huffington Post blog.

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Phuzz Sounds, SECCA team up to host Pine State Holiday music festival on Saturday, Oct. 14

The good folks who put on the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, local music festival Phuzz Phest have teamed up with SECCA to host Pine State Holiday: a day of music and relaxation on the picturesque grounds of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).  Continue reading

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Annabelle’s Curse, Will Overman Band to play The Garage on Friday, Aug. 18

Two of my favorite on-the-rise bands — Annabelle’s Curse and Will Overman Band — that hail from opposite ends of Virginia are going to converge at The Garage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this weekend and I can hardly wait. I hope you will consider joining me for what promises to be a night of fantastic original Southern rock and Americana music. I promised you won’t be disappointed. The show begins at 9 p.m.

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Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band part of 2017 Classic Country Concert Series at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

As part of the 2017 Classic Country Concert Series, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and 98.1 WBRF Classic Country will host country music star Travis Tritt and his full band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in the Annex Theatre. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band, or what’s left of it, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on June 16, 2017.  Tickets start at $20 for both shows and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.comParking will be $6 in Coliseum Lots.

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SECCA opens ‘SoundSeen: Remix Exhibit’ with free performance by jazz artist Anthony Braxton

From the good folks over at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA):

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 6, 2017) — Legendary jazz artist and MacArthur Fellow Anthony Braxton highlights the opening night of SECCA’s SoundSeen:Remix with a live performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium.

This is one of only two scheduled performances in the U.S. this year by Braxton, who has released more than 100 albums in his  40-plus year career. Performance and exhibit admission are free.

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