Mom's Choice 2012

Featured Events & Entertainment in Winston-Salem, NC and the Triad  


The Downtown Summer Music Series starts this week.  

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership's Summer Music Series kicks off this week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Liberty will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and August 12 and 26. Summer on Liberty (Note: Change of name and location) will be June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3. 

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site



16th Annual Heavy Rebel Weekender in the Arts District - July 1, 2 and 3

It wouldn't be a Fourth of July week without the wicked return of Heavy Rebel Weekender to the Arts District. Now in its 16th year, the three-day musical event will be held July 1, 2 and 3 with more than 90 groups playing everything, including rock 'n' roll, punk, rockabilly, country and swing. It is arguably the most interesting downtown event of the year. The festival's theme highlights the 1950s era, in which James Dean made rebellion tragically hip and spawned an entire trend in pop culture.

For the out-of-the ordinary, there is the popular Mud Wrestling Contest, a Beer-Guzzlin'-in-60-Seconds Contest, and a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Eating Contest. Scary! Full refreshments will be provided during the entire event near the Millennium Center. 

Tickets for the event are $90 (for a 3-day pass) and $40 (for a single day pass) in advance, $100 (a 3-day pass) and $40 (a single day pass) the day of the event; they can be purchased in advance at the Web site and at the door (cash only). The Millennium Center is located 101 West Fifth Street. 

For more information and visuals, visit




The 10th Annual Smitty’s Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" Contest


It's back! Your turn to vote for your Winston-Salem favorites in the 10th Annual Smitty’s Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" contest has arrived. You did such a fabulous job in 2015 that we want to take your temperature, if you will, for 2016.

Smitty’s Notes has decided to join the ranks in taking a stab at naming some of the "bests" in our fair city. As a Winston-Salem– centric e-newsletter with more than 16,000 subscribers, we’re asking YOU to tell us your favorite places to eat, play and hang out. The poll’s results may lead you to check out some new things you haven’t tried, thanks to the recommendations from fellow Smittyheads.

So, here’s the deal: Just click on the link below (cut and paste in your browser, if necessary).  Take your time. Fill out the survey. Comments supporting your choices are encouraged. The contest will run until midnight July 10, 2016. Results will be announced after July 14, 2016 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommended.

Submissions may be anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card. I’ve learned that you folks always need a little incentive!

I look forward to reading and sharing your choices. Thanks for your interest and support!

"Best of Winston-Salem" Contest LinkClick Here



New Winston Museum now open

The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.

New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. or call 336. 724-2842 or visit








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