2019 Concerts in the Park set for Sept. 1 & 8

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 9:17am

Spend a couple evenings at E. Carroll Joyner Park with family and friends, while enjoying some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times during the 2019 Concerts in the Park. Sensory Expressions will headline the concert on Sunday, Sept. 1, followed by Legacy Band on Sunday, Sept. 8. Free and open to the entire community, both performances are scheduled from 5-7 p.m. in the Joyner Park amphitheater, 701 Harris Road.

Sensory Expressions is a Caribbean band playing a range of music from Jazz, R&B, Reggae and Soca featuring the sensual sounds of steel drums to soothe your soul. Comprised of some of the area's most talented musicians and vocalists, Legacy Band puts the 'fun' in any function featuring family friendly hits, (classic oldies, Motown, rock & roll, top 40's, country, hip-hop) and your favorite ballads.

Prior to the Sept. 1 concert, the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board will provide an array of organized games and activities as part of the 10th annual “Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected.” This free, family-friendly event offers area residents a unique opportunity to “disconnect” from their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices and “reconnect” with their community, friends and family by engaging in healthier, more active pursuits. For more information about Wake Forest Unplugged, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Unplugged.”

For both concerts, area residents are invited to bring a picnic, leashed pets, a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. However, alcoholic beverages, smoking and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park.

In the event of inclement weather, the performances may be relocated to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Updated concert information will be available by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert 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’s app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes. To download the Wake Forest app, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/app-download.

For more information about this year’s Concerts in the Park, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Concerts in the Park” or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or sjacob@wakeforestnc.gov.

E. Carroll Joyner Park