Music at Midday
Music at Midday
Thursdays, May 9-30 ~ Noon-1 pm
Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St.
Music at Midday returns to Centennial Plaza this spring beginning Thursday, May 9, and continuing each Thursday through May 30. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Wake Forest ARTS, Music at Midday features diverse one-hour musical programs from noon to 1 p.m.
Picture this: It's lunchtime Thursday and you're about to reheat last night's leftover spaghetti for lunch at your desk. Don't you wish you had a better alternative? Well now you do! Wake Forest's Music at Midday is your chance to try something new and refreshing!
Music at Midday offers you the opportunity to break away from the grind, go outside, and treat yourself to a free music concert.
These concerts are free and open to the public. Picnics are not only welcome - they're encouraged!
May 9 - Big Bang Boom
Big Bang Boom - Established in 2007 out of Greensboro, North Carolina, this rockin’ power pop duo consists of talented artists and long-time musicians Chuck Folds and Steve Willard. These dynamic dads play parent-friendly, educational children’s music! That’s right! After 20 years of touring the grown-up stages, they decided to expand their horizons and play for parents (like themselves) who want MORE from children’s music. They write songs with a pop sensibility by cleverly mixing alternative, hip-hop, rock, country, and other genres to create music that both adults AND children can enjoy, because Big Bang Boom songs are fun and they teach you things!
May 16 - Into the Fog
Into the Fog is a string band out of Wilmington, NC that encompasses a wide array of genres from bluegrass to country to folk to rock n’ roll. The band is made up of Brian Stephenson on Vocals and Guitar, Winston Mitchell on Vocals and Dobro/Mandolin, and Derek Lane on Vocals and Bass. After forming around an opportunity to play in the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, Into the Fog is quickly making a name for themselves throughout North Carolina and catching audience’s attention with their high energy blend of traditional bluegrass and modern folk. On February 22, 2019 Into the Fog released their debut album Wishin’ It Would Rain.
May 23 - Kristi Dixon
Kristi Dixon is a mellow, voice-driven acoustic singer-songwriter. In addition to performing original music, she covers popular contemporary pop/country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Adele, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande, etc. She also likes to mix in older tunes by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tracy Chapman, and many more! Kristi Dixon is a recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduate with a BA in Biology.
May 30 - Freddy Greene Trio
For those who have witnessed a performance by Freddy Greene, it is apparent that there is magic in the air as he weaves his silky tunes. The energetic Jazz/Funk musician and composer weaves the smooth and mellow sounds of classic Jazz with innovative Funk. Freddy has appeared on the bill with Mary J. Bilge and Jaheim at the Alltel Pavilion (Raleigh, NC). He has performed with Major Harris, William Bell and Eddie Floyd and has toured and performed with Percy Sledge and Gospel great Shirley Cesar. Freddy’s music has been heard in numerous public and private venues and is a favorite in Rocky Mount, NC where he has played annually for the Thelonious Monk/Harambee festival. Today, he continues to create music and is employed as a Substitute Teacher with the Franklin County school system. He has released four CDs under DisJazzio Records entitled, “Heavy on My Mind”; “Street Genie”; “You Say, I Do”; and “Solo Dancer”. In February 2009, the Franklin County African-American Culture Club honored Freddy as their 2009 Artist of Distinction and Artist of the Year.
Lumpy's Ice Cream
Lumpy's Ice Cream will be on site serving sweet treats during each concert.