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Six Sundays in Spring Kicks off Sunday

Six Sundays in Spring Kicks off Sunday

From folk rock to jazz and bluegrass to soul, there’s something for all music lovers at this year’s Six Sundays in Spring Concert Series. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the weekly performances get underway Sunday, April 29. The gospel group Millennium Revival Center Praise Team will open the concert at 3 p.m. followed by Marcus […]

Concert Canceled at E. Joyner Carroll Park Today

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Concert Canceled at E. Joyner Carroll Park Today

The concert by Big Fat Gap scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the town’s newest park is canceled due to inclement weather, according to the town’s Web site.

The concert was set to mark the grand opening of the first phase of the 117-acre E. Carroll Joyner park off Harris Avenue. The concert will be rescheduled, but a date was not announced.

UPDATE: The concert has been rescheduled to Sunday, Aug. 30, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Big Fat Gap to perform at E. Carroll Joyner Park grand opening

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Big Fat Gap to perform at E. Carroll Joyner Park grand opening

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PineCone and the Town of Wake Forest present a free concert featuring Big Fat Gap on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the town’s new E. Carroll Joyner Park. The concert, which starts at 5 p.m., will be the first performance at the park, which is the newest in the Wake Forest Parks system.

Big Fat Gap is a back porch bluegrass band that has no plans to take Nashville by storm. Some of them even have day jobs. They just like to pick, they like each other, and it shows in their performances, which are known to be excellent for those who enjoy sweet three-part harmonies, smoking solos, and captivating stage dynamics.

They got their name from one of the few remaining stands of old growth virgin forest in western North Carolina, located in the Big Fat Gap in Graham County near the Tennessee border.

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It’s not even officially open yet and already E. Carroll Joyner Park is already getting attention for its beautiful design.

Local photographer Kaitlin Roten ( @2point5d ), who owns 2point5d Photography, has recently staked out some great backdrops for outdoor photography in the Harris Road park (Great photos after link).

Since moving to Wake Forest I have been looking high and low for great places to take portraits. Finally, after six months I have found the perfect place to take LOTS of portraits! Not officially, but soon, Wake Forest is getting a new park, the E. Carroll Joyner Park. It is has this great stone wall, barn, and huge trees that are just waiting for my next shoot.

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