New Year’s Eve Eve Eve

 December 21st came and went, the world didn’t end, and there are no more shopping days till Xmas 2012.  And just a few more days till 2012’s last gasp. Once upon a time, “what-are-you-doing-New-Year’s” demanded a definitive answer.  But it’s not so important anymore. No plans are necessary; we’ll find out when we get there. So I don’t know where I’m going to ring in the New Year, but I DO know where this middle-aged rocker is going to be on the last Saturday night of 2012—and that’s at Ziggy’s for Mike Bennett and the “B” String All Stars annual Continue reading

ROCK THE BLOCK

Time to Party Downtown at Rock the Block Remix! Winston-Salem’s annual musical streetfest happens on Saturday, September 22nd, from 11am till 7pm, spanning downtown from Corpening Plaza to Winston Square Park, to the green spot on 4th Street (I think it’s got a name, just hasn’t found a permanent place in my brain to reside), to 6th Street between Trade and Cherry Streets. We get to rock ‘n’ roll to the sounds emanating from the Rock, Country and Blues stage being sponsored by Ziggy’s.  This artist is very, very happy that we didn’t get the beach music stage dumped on Continue reading

ROCK the BLOCK REMIX

The City of Winston-Salem is shaking things up!! Rock the Block,  the annual end-of-summer street party, was for years held up and down several blocks of 4th Street. But this year, they’re rotating the footprint 90 degrees and placing music stages at 4 different locations, from Corpening Plaza to Winston Square to Civic Plaza to 6th Street in the Arts District. This will allow the major streets through town to remain open and vehicular traffic to move around more freely.  PLUS it takes advantage of several made-for-music-and-crowds outdoor venues. We are especially pleased that the Arts District will be able Continue reading