Concert Schedule

Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, Six Sundays in Spring is a lively series of free concerts scheduled on consecutive Sundays from April 30 through June 4.

These concerts take place in the beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park amphitheater, 701 Harris Road. All concerts begin at 5 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts may be relocated to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.


2017 Concert Schedule

Marcus Anderson
Sunday, April 30; 5-7 pm

One of the premiere saxophonists in the world, Marcus Anderson is not only a sought after solo artist, with eight albums to date. He also performs to audiences all over the world, and accompanies other great artists such as CeeLo Green and Judith Hill. Marcus is also known as being a featured saxophonist with the late Prince and The New Power Generation.

In addition to playing sax and flute, Marcus plays piano, bass, is a singer, a writer, a choreographer, a producer and horn arranger.

His talent is undeniable to most audiences and to his peers. In addition to this, his recent accomplishments include ranking #1 on Billboard Smooth Jazz and SirusXM Radio Watercolors.

 



Faol Liath
Sunday, May 7; 5-7 pm

One of the hottest new groups in the NC Triangle, Faol Liath performs Celtic music ranging in stlyes from traditional to straight up rock and roll. Blending bagpipes, fiddle and wailing electric guitars, Faol Liath brings a genuine love of Celtic music to the stage that appeals to fans of all ages. 

The members of Faol Liath came together in late 2013, with the goal of forming a professional high energy band that would showcase excellent musicianship, creative and accessible original material in addition to traditional tunes, and an opportunity to play an incredibly fun music genre that is not widely represented in their area.

 



EG Peters Band
Sunday, May 14; 5-7 pm

The EG Peters Band has established a career as being one of the most versatile live entertainers in the Raleigh, NC area. They deliver their versatile song list with a professional approach to perform a wide variety of events from weddings to private parties and everything in between. These guys are known for their ability to put together the perfect blend of music to entertain all audiences for any occasion.

Widely recognized as one of the Triangle's most popular party bands, the EG Peters Band is guaranteed to deliver an energetic performance that makes you want to get up and dance. Offering something for everyone, the group's versatile song list includes a wonderful blend of music styles, including  Jazz, Dance, Motown, Rock, 50's and 60's, 70's Dance, 80's Pop, and more!

 



Hank, Pattie & The Current
Sunday, May 21; 5-7 pm

Two of North Carolina’s veteran bluegrass musicians join forces with some of the Triangle area’s most versatile musicians to create modern, American, acoustic music featuring the full range of their talents as composers and arrangers. Hank, Pattie & The Current toured regionally and nationally in 2016 in support of their self titled album on Robust Records.

The band makes use of traditional bluegrass instrumentation in a nontraditional way to present original music to the listener that goes beyond the limits of the idiom. The arrangements take on a new level of maturation that follows in the footsteps of Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Tony Rice. Hank, Pattie & The Current want to pick up where seminal crossover groups like The Punch Brothers, Strength In Numbers and the ever changing Bluegrass Allstars call home. The music is vocal and instrumental, allowing the band to experiment with arrangements and tailor the compositions to become vehicles for exploration. Hank Smith plays banjo, Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw plays fiddle and sings. The band is rounded out with Ben Parker on guitar on vocals, Robert Thornhill on mandolin and vocals and E. Scott Warren on bass.

 



Walking for Pennies
Sunday, May 28; 5-7 pm

Helmed by Andy Jobe and Neeley Bridges, Walking for Pennies is a NYC-based band, mixing vocal harmony and elements of folk, soul, and bluegrass. Walking for Pennies started out doing just that- walking dogs for a modest income on the streets of NYC to support themselves as they edged their way into the modern Americana scene.

Neeley Bridges and Andy Jobe initially met on September 11th, 2001 at NYU in a music theory class (that was cut short by the infamous attack on the twin towers) but never exchanged more than a few words until years later. In the summer of 2008 they met again in the green mountains of Vermont when they found themselves to be the only singer/songwriters in the cast of Les Miserables at Weston Playhouse. Both Jobe and Bridges had worked independently on other projects, but when they combined their voices and songwriting styles they found the sum to be greater than its parts and immediately jumped on the new collaboration.

Walking for Pennies was born that summer and named when they returned to NYC and again began the daunting task of making rent as performers.

 



Charros de Mexico
Sunday, June 4; 5-7 pm

Charros de Mexico, a mariachi band based in Greenville and Washington, NC (Pitt and Beaufort counties) will share this traditional Mexican music form to close out this year's Six Sundays in Spring concerts. Mariachi bands typically feature trumpets, guitars, and violins, among other instruments. Enjoy this spirited dance music in Wake Forest's beautiful E Carroll Joyner Park!

 



For More Information

For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.


Weather Updates  

In case of inclement weather, the concerts may be relocated to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Updated concert information will be available on the town's Facebook page and by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569.

Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.


Six Sundays in Spring App 

Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to this year’s Six Sundays in Spring in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s "Six Sundays" function. Designed to offer smart phone users instant access to important details about this year's concert series, the function includes the complete concert schedule, information about Joyner Park, weather information and more.

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code.