Wake Forest Unplugged

Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 ~ 4-6 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road

What do you get when you spend an entire afternoon free from electronic devices that often seem to control us instead of the other way around? The answer: “Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected." 

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board (RAB), "Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected" is a rare opportunity for Wake Forest-area residents to "disconnect" from cell phones, PDAs, and computers, and "re-connect" with their community, friends, and family.

The RAB will host a variety of organized games and activities, including sack and relay races, corn hole, and miniature golf, from 4-6 p.m. in the vicinity of the Walker Garden. 

Join other Wake Foresters for an afternoon of free games and activities at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, beginning at 4 p.m. 

Even if you can't make it out to Joyner Park, you and your family can still participate by simply "unplugging" from your televisions, personal computers, blackberries, phones, and video games for the afternoon and instead engage in healthier, more active pursuits.

Free Concert Featuring "The Piney Woods Boys"
Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected will culminate with a free concert in beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The Piney Woods Boys will perform from 5-7 p.m., but area residents are encouraged to arrive early and take part in the array of planned games and activities, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

The Piney Woods Boys are Wayne and Margaret Martin, Matt Haney and Jim Collier. Together they play Southern traditional stringband music that has its roots in "old-time" and bluegrass. Enjoy the sounds of fiddles, guitar, autoharp and mandolins and soak up that pure Southern traditional sound. These guys bring a lifetime of love of old time country music and the musicians that played it.

The Sept. 3 concert will be a tribute to Doc Watson. The Piney Woods Boys draw from the golden age of music that inspired Doc’s playing. Included in their set is “Cold Frosty Morn,” a tune that Doc learned from the Piney Woods Boys’ own Jim Collier, who in his youth played in a band with Doc’s father-in-law, Gaither Carlton, and brother Arnold Watson.

You're also invited to bring a kite to fly and/or take a stroll along any of the park's numerous trails.