Bailey Blues & Bluegrass


Bailey Blues & Bluegrass is an annual music series featuring local and regional artists. Created through a partnership between Innovation Quarter and the Blue Ridge Music Center, this program is free and open to the community. Please read below for this season’s offerings.

Fall 2018 Lunchtime Series

Bring your friends, family and coworkers to the upper lawn of Bailey Park for free lunchtime musical performances from 11 am – 1 pm every Wednesday from September 19 through October 24. Lunch available for purchase each week from a rotating schedule of two delicious local food trucks.

September 19 / 11 am – 1 pm

Sunrise Shadow
Acoustic bluegrass & Americana—featuring husband and wife duo Jason (guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and vocals) and Melanie Bodenhamer (acoustic bass & vocals).

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and Food Freaks

September 26 / 11 am – 1 pm

Emily Stewart & Kasey Horton
Emily Stewart plays original tunes and familiar favorites rooted in the folk, country and blues traditions of the deep south. Kasey Horton accompanies with mesmerizing harmonies on the viola.

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs

October 3 / 11 am – 1 pm

Wyndy Trail Travelers
Wyndy Trail Travelers (pronounced ‘wine-dee’) write and perform music in styles ranging from new-grass to afro-cuban, traditional bluegrass to jam-band. Members of the band are Brad Bogenberger (guitar and vocals), Bryan Bogenberger (mandolin and vocals) and Court Wynter (upright bass, vocals).

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and PorterHouse Burger Truck

October 10th / 11 am – 1 pm

Tom, Kirk and Marianne
This Appalachian string band trio features Winston-Salem based musicians Tom Mylet (banjo, fiddle and vocals), Kirk Sutphin (fiddle and banjo) and Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet (guitar and piano).

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and Pita Delite

October 17th / 11 am – 1 pm

Lonesome Prairie Dogs
The Lonesome Prairie Dogs are a mountain string band trio who play and sing traditional songs and tunes from the south. The band consists of Molly Stouten (fiddle), Steve Terrill (banjo and mandolin) and Alan Teichman (guitar and harmonica). Vocal duets and fiddle and harmonica pairings are a mainstay of their performances.

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and Food Freaks

October 24th / 11 am – 1 pm

Mike Bennett & Bruce Burgess
Mike (guitar) is the owner of B-String Guitar Shop on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Bruce (banjo) is a musician and painter based in Stokes County, NC. Mike and Bruce will perform a variety of blues, bluegrass, and folk rock tunes.

Food Trucks: Taqueria Luciano’s and Presto!

Additional Event Details

  • Dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash.
  • Street and garage parking are available within walking distance to Bailey Park.
  • Low backed chairs and small blankets encouraged.