Winston-Salem, NC (October 6. 2014) -- The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in collaboration with a/perture cinema and Coffee Park will host “Sunset Flicks” on three Sundays in October – a free event at Winston-Square Park featuring movies, live music and food. “We want to continue building vibrancy in downtown Winston-Salem and creating entertainment opportunities that appeal to diverse audiences. Sunset Flicks does just that – movies, music and food – in an amphitheater in the heart of the City of Arts and Innovation,” said Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council.
October 12 – Goonies
Music by B. Kin Band
October 19 – Rudy
Music by Dan River Girls
October 26 –The Birds
Music by Twin City Buskers
Movies begin at 7 p.m. Live music and food truck service begin at 6:00 p.m. Food trucks confirmed for October 12 include Taqueria Luciano's, Gunny Smitty's Hot Dogs, Mike and Mike's Italian Ice, hot autumnal beverages from Coffee Park and a beer garden sponsored by Foothills Brewing.
The S2dio Supplies Mobile Art Bus will be on site with art and an art activity for kids, and representatives of the Children’s Home will be selling pumpkins from the Children Home’s Reynolda Road pumpkin patch.
“Of course, we are excited about having these popular movies in a public venue for all to enjoy, but we also wanted to create a festive event around the movies with lots of energy that is family friendly,” said Lawren Desai, owner of a/perture cinema, the independent, locally-owned art house cinema in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem.
The B. Kin Band appearing October 12 fits the bill, describing itself as a rock/folk hybrid. October 19 the Dan River Girls, three sisters from Winston-Salem who play a bevy of instruments (mandolin, cello; double bass; classical violin and fiddle) will provide the music. Ranging in age from 10-15, they are crowd pleasers, reflecting well on their voice teacher Martha Bassett and traditional instrumental music instructor, Rex McGee. October 26, old-time blues, swing and country music performers, Twin City Buskers, will be on hand. Equally at home playing a street corner, chicken stew gathering or club, the band always gets feet tapping.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Winston-Salem’s robust arts community accounts in large part for the recognition the city continues to receive as a great place to live, work and play. The Arts Council enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural opportunities, develops social capital, builds cultural bridges and aids economic development.