Concerts in the Park

Bring your family and friends, a picnic and a blanket and settle in for some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times! 

The Town of Wake Forest, PineCone, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County will present free concerts at E. Carroll Joyner Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

Both performances will get underway at 5 pm in the Joyner Park Amphitheater - situated adjacent to the shade provided by the majestic pecan grove.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase or bring your own picnic. 

2018 Concert Schedule

Emily Musolino Band
Sunday, Aug. 5

Emily Musolino is a singer-songstress, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has performed, recorded and collaborated with various local and nationally-recognized artists, including Vinx, Shelley Nicole, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (Kendrick Lamar, Cunnylinguists) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel). Her music is a mix of soul, rock and blues that has been described as a” “Soul Diva Mind Explosion” and "Adele and Joni Mitchell playing with an ouija board in the deep south.” Emily released her newest album "Jealous Girl" in November of 2014. Emily has been featured on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and Durham’s own Clarion Content. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and regularly performs as both bandleader and soloist around the country.

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Sunday, Sept. 2

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from piedmont murder ballads to traditional jazz. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Eli Wittmann (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Ng (fiddle), Adam Maloney (upright bass) Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, vocals), and Danny Grewen (trombone, vocals). The band has come together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. beginning as a saxophone and banjo duo, the band has grown into a freight train string band with a flashy horn section.

Weather Updates  

Park Reminders

  • Please park in Joyner Park's designated parking lot

  • Alcoholic beverages, smoking, firearms, and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park 

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