“There’ll be music, sweet music….for dancin’ in the streets!”
It’s here! Summer on Trade, an annual, summer-long, FREE event presented by the Downtown W-S Partnership, which happens on Saturday evenings, 7-10pm.The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street are blocked off, along with 6th Street on either side of Trade. The stage and sound system are constructed in the intersection. 6th Street and adjacent areas of Trade Street that surround the stage are transformed into an amphitheater of sorts as people filter in and set up their chairs for an evening concert by some of the area’s finest musicians. And there is plenty of room in front of the stage for dancing in the streets!
Bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your out-of-town guests, bring yourself!
Just don’t bring your coolers; beer and wine are available at the beer tent as well as at street vendors, resident bars and restaurants; they will serve your beverages in plastic cups so that you can take them with you and walk around within the police barricades.
Also bring some cash or your debit card–there are several ATM machines around, and plenty of shops and galleries who keep extended hours so that you can “shop local.” Kids’ activities include chalk drawing in the streets in several locations, and kids love to dance in the streets! Parking is available in nearby lots off Liberty, Main, Cherry and Marshall streets. And your safety is assured by great street lighting and the presence of friendly but ever-vigilant bike patrol and other law enforcement officers.
- WHO: YOU and your family and friends.
- WHAT: Free concerts by talented area bands and musical groups.
- WHEN: Saturdays, beginning June 16th, 7-10pm
- WHERE: The intersection of 6th and Trade Streets,Downtown Arts District, Winston-Salem NC
- WHY: Because it’s FREE and FUN and FAMILY-FRIENDLY.