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Summer Strings Concert Kicks Off!

What could be better than listening to beautiful music on a warm summer evening in June? Outdoor concerts are great fun for the whole family. The more relaxed atmosphere makes it an easier way to introduce children to classical music. And the romantics among us can soak up the atmosphere to our heart’s content, listening to the graceful sounds of the violins and the deeper tones of the cellos while we gaze up at the stars in the sky and watch the lightening bugs perform their mating rituals in the dusky twilight.

Get ready to enjoy your fill of music in your own backyard the last weekend in June!

Stokes County is lucky to host three concerts of the UNCSA Summer Strings Concerts, with the kick-off event happening on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the King Central Park Amphitheater. Everything UNCSA does is sure to be a class act. This school attracts the top talent from our state, and even across the country. Come out to the Summer Strings Concert to hear what these talented kids are doing over the summer.

The other concerts in the series will be:
July 5, 6 p.m., at the Hanging Rock State Park bathhouse.
July 11, 7 p.m., at the King Central Park Amphitheater

Then on Sunday night, June 28, you can come back to the King Central park Amphitheater to hear the Bethabara Concert Band at 7 p.m. This year marks 29 years that the concert band has brought lively music to Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. The nearly three-decade long tradition is just part of a greater Moravian tradition of celebrating life events with music. According to the band’s website, John Morris Cline, the founder of the Bethabara Concert Band, felt the establishment of a band at Bethabara would honor the founding of the town and the lives of the settlers who carved out a life in the wilderness.

We’re excited to be able to bring these wonderful bands and orchestras of Winston-Salem here to Stokes County for our own music lovers to enjoy free concerts in some wonderful venues.