The Nigel Experience Band to headline Sunday’s Concert in the Park, Heads Up Penny & Wake Forest Unplugged slated for September 11

Monday, August 29, 2022 - 3:29pm

The Nigel Experience Band will headline our first Concert in the Park this Sunday, Sept. 4, followed by Heads Up Penny on Sunday, Sept. 11. Free and open to the public, both performances are scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the amphitheater at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

The Nigel Experience Band is an exciting party band that specialize in the soulful sounds of Motown, Classy Party, Funk, and Beach Music to today's latest hits. Heads Up Penny is a five-piece band currently based out of Raleigh with influences rooted in Blues, Rock, Country, Funk, Americana, and Soul.

The following food and dessert trucks are scheduled to be onsite during each concert:

  • September 4 - Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Mr. Cheesesteak, Fishin’ Shrimp

  • September 11 - Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Kona Ice, Goodness GraceUs, Peyton's Place BBQ

As a bonus on September 11, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board will provide an array of organized games and activities from 5-7 p.m. as part of the 11th annual Wake Forest Unplugged. This free, family-friendly event offers area residents the chance 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 and search “Unplugged.”

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

For more information about this year’s Concerts in the Park, visit and search “Concerts in the Park” or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-435-9558 or

E. Carroll Joyner Park