Tag Archives: Music

Merlefest: A NC Folk Music Tradition

Scythian playing on stage: Merlefest

Merlefest is an annual four-day traditional and contemporary roots music festival featuring bluegrass, folk and Appalachian roots music from across the country. Happening in late-April ever year, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina…

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The Avett Brothers Shine

Technically, they are not from Winston-Salem, but the Carolina boys comprising the rootsy, folk rock band The Avett Brothers are from nearby Concord, North Carolina, and are beloved across our state and nation. We behind the scenes here at MyWinston-Salem.com are fans ourselves and couldn’t resist sharing the love. And if you’ve seen the Avetts …

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Weekend Roundup September 5-8, 2013

Bookmarks Festival

Our Top Bookworm Pick this Weekend is the Bookmarks Festival of Books. The majority of festivities take place on Saturday, September 7, from 10am-5pm in the Downtown Arts District. More than 30 regional and national authors, illustrators and chefs converge on our city to talk about their books and offer readings, signings, workshops and performances. There will also be live entertainment and food vendors on hand. Best selling authors in attendance for this event include Debbie Macomber, James McPherson, Rachel Renee Russell, Bill Harley and more. Attendance is FREE. Check out all the other fun events going on this weekend in Winston-Salem…

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