Innovation Quarter News

Bailey Blues and Bluegrass 2017

Join Wake Forest Innovation Quarter for the second annual Bailey Blues and Bluegrass music festival. Presented in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center, the event will feature weekly lunchtime performances throughout the month of September and a Friday Night Festival on Friday, September 29th from 6 pm – 10 pm at Bailey Park.


2017 Lunchtime Series

Bring your friends, family and coworkers to Bailey Park for free lunchtime blues and bluegrass performances featuring local acts each Thursday in September.  Bring your lunch or check out our lineup of weekly food trucks serving delicious food available for purchase.

Series Lineup // 11 am – 1 pm

9.7 // Big Ron Hunter // RSVP on Facebook

9.14 // Dave Willis and Molly McGinn (of Wurlizter Prize) // RSVP on Facebook

9.21 // Richard Boyd (of the bo-stevens) // RSVP on Facebook

9.28 // Swingset // RSVP on Facebook

The Bailey Blues and Bluegrass lunchtime series leads up to a grand finale of free evening performances Friday, September 29 during the Bailey Blues & Bluegrass Friday Festival.

2017 Friday Night Festival Lineup // 6 pm – 10 pm // RSVP on Facebook

6 pm // Dori Freeman

7:15 pm // Aaron Burdett Band

8:30 pm // Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass

Enjoy kid-friendly activities hosted by The Blue Ridge Music Center, craft brews and beverages and a delicious lineup of food trucks available for purchase, including Zekos2Go, Bandito Burrito, Pita Delite, StrEAT Provisions and Brynn’s Frozen Yogurt.

Event Details

  • Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash.
  • Street and parking garages are available within walking distance to the Bailey Park venue.
  • No outside food or beverages please.
  • Low backed chairs and small blankets permitted.

Additional questions? Email