Around Town :: April 15th – 17th, 2016

photo: Phuzz Sounds / gorgeous quilt by k&c :: kaitcetera


 A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).

Friday, April 15th 

@ Various Venues Downtown
>> Phuzz Phest::
Winston-Salem’s premier music festival has returned ya’ll! Co-founders, Philip Pledger + Anthony Petrovic and their hard-working volunteer crew have put together a stellar lineup of local, regional, national, and international artists that will be serving up incredible sounds spanning genres from americana to folk to electronic to garage to R&B and more. Do your homework and get to know the bands and artists here. Buy your phestival wristbands here.

Friday’s headliners include:

>>>>> Three Oh Sees – Los Angeles, CA / Bailey Park – 9pm
>>>>> Neon Indian – Denton, TX / Millenium Center – 10:15pm
>>>>> Lera Lynn – Nashville, TN / Krankies – 11:30pm
>>>>> Sunflower Bean – Brooklyn, NY / The Garage – 11:45pm

Plus, local talent like:
>>>>> Molly Grace – Winston-Salem, NC / Reanimator Records – 7:20pm
>>>>> Cashavelly Morrison – Winston-Salem, NC / Krankies – 8:30pm
>>>>> Make Light – Winston-Salem, NC / Millennium Center – 9:15pm
>>>>> I, Anomaly – Winston-Salem, NC / Reanimator Records – 9:20pm
>>>>> Spirit System – Winston-Salem, NC / The Garage – 10:45pm


@ Center for Design Innovation
>> Building $ Sustaining a Music Community:
Join Phuzz Phest organizers for their first-ever festival panel discussion on the topic of building and sustaining a vibrant music community. The panel will be moderated by Eddie Garcia of 88.5 WFDD & 1970s Film Stock, and will include panelists from all across our great state of North Carolina. The discussion will address the complexities of creating arts culture and communities in the current climate, exploring the challenges of audience-building and financial sustainability, among other topics.
(5:30pm // FREEE!)


@ Tunnel beneath Cherry Street (Downtown)
>> Winston-Salem Light Project presents Aluvio:
Presented annually by UNCSA lighting students, this year’s Light Project has transformed a hidden passage into a lush oasis of light and sound. Titled “Aluvio,” the event is taking place in the Cherry Street tunnel near the Downtown Embassy Suites through Saturday, April 16th.
(Begins at dusk // FREEE! / Find our more at



Saturday, April 16th

@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market: Grab your totes and head out to support our phenomenal local producers like Harmony Ridge FarmBilly Place FarmWinstead Farm/CalderoPlum Granny FarmSanders RidgeShore FarmsFair Share Farm & more! Plus Chad’s Chai will be on hand to keep you caffeinated, Camino Bakery has your fresh bread for the week, Village Juice Company will get you juiced up, and Atelier on Trade always promises the buttery, savory, and sweet. See you there!
(9am – noon / FREEE!)
@ Wake Forest University
>> The Wake Forest School of Business Fit for Business 5k
Did you know nearly 1 in four children in Forsyth County suffers from hunger insecurity? In an effort to help combat this problem, Wake Forest’s Business School Student Government is hosting their Fit for Business 5-K benefiting the Forsyth Backpack Program. The Wake Forest School of Business Fit for Business 5k will run through Wake’s beautiful campus.
(9am // register here)


@ Bailey Park
>> Phuzz Yoga:
Join Phuzz Phest for a free yoga session in Bailey Park, graciously presented by PAZ Studios. Bring your yoga mat & start your day with a grounding yoga session for students of all levels.
(11am / FREEE!)


@ Cycle Your City Bike Shop
>> Slow Ride – A Community Bike Ride with Phuzz Phest and Cycle Your City:
Meet up with other Phuzz Phans to enjoy a community bike ride, led by Greg Waddell of Cycle Your City bike shop. The “Slow Ride” will begin at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and take riders on a leisurely ride around Winston-Salem’s beautiful downtown cityscape. Get some exercise and meet like-minded music fans at this fun afternoon event! Bring your bike, helmet and water bottle to Cycle Your City bike shop at 362 Patterson Avenue in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter at 1:45pm. The group will leave at 2:00pm, and will arrive back at the bike shop no later than 4pm.
(1pm – 4pm // FREEE!)



@ Wake Forest BioTech Place
>> Phuzz Coffee Popup:
Prepare for night two of Phuzz Phest, get your caffeine fix & sample incredible coffees by exceptional roasters. Featuring coffees by Krankies CoffeeCounter Culture Coffee & Ritual Coffee Roasters, plus a special screening of A Film About Coffee at 1pm
(1pm – 3pm // FREEE!)



@ Various Venues Downtown
>> Phuzz Phest::
the performances continue…

Saturday’s headliners include:

>>>>> White Denim – Austin, TX / Bailey Park – 9pm
>>>>> Chair Lift – Brooklyn, NY / Millenium Center – 10:15pm
>>>>> Yuck – London, UK / Krankies – 11:30pm
>>>>> Boulevards – Raleigh, NC / The Garage – 11:45pm

Plus, local talent like:
>>>>> Tetragrammation – Winston-Salem, NC / Krankies – 7:30pm
>>>>> Finks – Winston-Salem, NC / Reanimator Records – 8:20pm
>>>>> Must Be The Holy Ghost – Winston-Salem, NC / Millennium Center – 9:15pm
** featuring a special guest performance by our friends at Helen Simoneau Danse!**



Sunday, April 17th

Various Locations Downtown
RiverRun Film Festival:
Final night of screenings as Sunday marks the end of another compelling film fest. Check out the full weekend schedule here and in case you missed it, be sure to see our 12 Things You Should Know About RiverRun here.



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