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Picnic in the Park

Bring Back the Days When Life Was a Picnic

Picnic in the Park brings together local musical artists and a wide variety of food trucks to create the perfect atmosphere for bringing back one of your favorite childhood activities: picnics! Bring your picnic blanket and your besties out to Bailey Park to enjoy this new iQ Signature Event.

Event Highlights

Picnics conjure up images of fresh air and sunshine, lazy afternoons, and sticky faces from summer favorites. Let’s get back to the joy of eating outside (though, perhaps, with better table manners). Join our nostalgia and give your midweek something to look forward to with Picnic in the Park, a new Signature Event from the iQ. 

One of the best parts of the iQ is Bailey Park, and we want to help you take advantage of it. From April to October, meet us in Bailey Park for Picnic in the Park, a chance to get out into the fresh air to enjoy live music and al fresco dining. 

Hear the musical stylings of local artists from show bands and DJs to jazz and Americana and choose from an array of food trucks, whether a familiar favorite or maybe something new. Bring your crew–whether that’s twelve of your besties, a carload of kids, or your closest four-footed friend–and fill your senses with some of the sights, sounds, and savories that Winston-Salem has to offer. 

Event Details

Schedule and Music Lineup

April 10: DJ Ikeem
A Winston-Salem favorite who DJs a good party and likes Afrobeats

May 8: Ashley Virginia
A songwriter from Greensboro who mixes Americana, country, and rock ‘n’ roll

June 12: The Band Unwritten
A band performing a mix of country, oldies, and today’s hits

July 17: Tupelo Crush 
An alt-country and rock ‘n’ roll band from Winston-Salem 

July 27: Gia Roxx 
Lead singer for the Queen’s Court Party Band

August 7: Leroy Pridgen Jazz Quartet
A jazz quartet that plays across the Triad, anchored by a pretty fly trombone

September 11: DJ Ikeem
A Winston-Salem favorite who DJs a good party and likes Afrobeats

September 28: Kate Evans
A singer who lends her rock ‘n’ roll vocals to a variety of local performances

October 9: Anna Mertson 
A small town North Carolinian singer/songwriter blending country, folk, and blues 

Food and Beverage Vendors

The food truck lineup will vary for each event, offering food and drink for purchase. Outside food is permitted, but outside alcohol is prohibited. 

Event Time

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC

Weather Plan

If it rains on our picnic, an announcement about cancellation or rescheduling will be announced by 4 p.m. on the day of the event. 

Bailey Park concert event

Bailey Park

Urban green space in the heart of the Innovation Quarter

The 1.6-acre urban green space provides a flexible outdoor “living room” for those who live, work and play in the Innovation Quarter. Bailey Park hosts a variety of free community activities, from yoga and film screenings to food trucks and festivals. These events make use of the park’s amenities, which include a covered stage, restroom facilities, a food truck court and a large grassy lawn.