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Downtown Winston Salem, NC - Liberty & 6th
  • I will continue to support the Music series on Thursdays but I do hope that the city of Winston Salem makes a greater effort to include their shops and have several events going on at the same time, it would bring more people downtown and provides for a better experience

    • by GardenOfKnowledge
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      I had a chance to go to two of the music series in downtown Winston Salem. I don’t want to give the wrong impression of downtown Winston Salem by the name - the downtown comprises of about 16 blocks. Those 16 blocks are jammed packed with art studios, restaurants, and specialty stores for the artsy type.

      Exploring this area requires no more than a half a day’s time and that includes time spent having a leisurely lunch or admiring some of the architecture on the B B & T building. It is NOTHING like New York City or Charlotte but it is a nice downtown suitable for children.

      It is in this setting that the Summer


      on Trade Music series is held. The first one I attended was performed by an R & B blues singer who was singing covers.

      While the music was going on there was also a sort of showing of the art galleries where they all stayed open and had some refreshments for the people who came inside. The music was adequate but it was the atmosphere that really made it an enjoyable time.

      It was packed with people who were there for that event but also other events taking place at the same time. I did not realize that there wouldn’t be any place to sit down so I ended up sitting down on the street ...


      • but that was okay because a number of people sat down on the street as well.

        The musical highlight was the girl on the saxophone.

        I was pretty pleased with this first Summer on Trade musical event so I made plans to go to the second one.

        This one was a bluegrass band and it was totally different from the first event. To begin it took place in a different area so it was hard to find at first.

        If you are going to attend these events on Thursday evenings in the summer, do make sure you check the address first. It was located near the police station away from the “Art” District and all of

        the stores were closed by this time - the downtown was like a morgue with the exception of the street with the restaurants.

        The crowd was very different as well, it was very laid back and it was more of a bring your own thing to do while you listen to the music in the background atmosphere. The music was good but I ended up reading my book during the performances.

        I will continue to support the Music series on Thursdays but I do hope that the city of Winston Salem makes a greater effort to include their shops and have several events going on at the same time, it would bring more people downtown and provides for a better experience.




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