Friday, August 21, 2009

A Musical Experiment! Sidewalk Sounds!

An experiment will be taking place in the streets of downtown Winston-Salem!

Musicians on the sidewalk, just like the photo above.


The performances will include local artists (solo, duo, or trio) providing unamplified (limits sound pollution) musical performances in select sidewalk locations of downtown Winston-Salem.

The dates for the Sidewalk Sounds Music Hop Series are (a schedule of street musician performers will be announce in the coming days):
  1. Thursday, August. 27th from 6-9 PM - 4 Locations on 4th Street sidewalks (between Trade & Poplar)
  2. Saturday, September 5th from Noon-3 PM - 4 Locations on Trade Street sidewalks (between 5th & 7th)
  3. Friday, September 11th from 6-9 PM - 10 Locations on 4th & Trade Street Sidewalks (between Trade & Poplar and 5th & 7th)

Why is this taking place?
The idea behind Sidewalk Sounds is to create a non-business and city service intrusive - no street closings and no mass gatherings of people for a specific destination type event – activity that enhances the existing vibrancy of our current retail, restaurant, and nightlife establishments and encourages people to stroll through a part of town, or the whole Trade Street & 4th Street corridor, taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and places in a more interactive and participatory way.

The Sidewalk Sounds Music Hop Series is a collaborative effort of
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County (AC of WS), The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP), and the Downtown Arts District Association (DADA).

Sidewalk Sounds is supported in part by the following not really real organizations:
Walk Winston
Art Works
Music is Every Where

1 comment:

hparsonage said...

Yay - buskers! Finally!