Arts Council, Coffee Park Downtown and WSNC 90.5 FM Sponsoring Noon Gatherings Downtown

“B/eats” with food trucks, jazz each Wednesday
in May at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

"Winston-Salem NC  (April 27, 2015) -- The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Coffee Park Downtown and WSNC 90.5 FM radio are sponsoring noon gatherings each Wednesday in May at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.  Dubbed “B/eats,” it is a lunchtime experience for people looking for good food, good music, good company and a midday break from office routines.

B/eats is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday in May.  Katherine Bowman,  Arts Council marketing director, said, “B/eats and our co-sponsors, Coffee Park Downtown  and  WSNC 90.5 FM, will bring you some of the hottest food trucks and coolest jazz imaginable!”  Foothills Brewing will be on hand with free samples of some of their favorite warm weather brews.

Participating food trucks include Camel City Grill, Food Freaks, Gunny Smitty's Hot Dogs, Taquiero Luciano's and Mike and Mike's Italian Ice.  Coffee Park Downtown is now firmly established in the Milton Rhodes Center, offering a variety of beverages, snacks and prepared sandwiches and salads. Tommy Priest, owner, said, “Our patio, overlooking the Milton Rhodes Center entrance and the B/eats site, is now open each day during the summer, and we extend an especially warm welcome to lunchtime B/eats diners each Wednesday in May.”

“WSNC public radio welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Arts Council for this event,” said Elvin Jenkins, general manager of the jazz music station at Winston Salem State University. “This is a great opportunity for us to share the music we love and to promote some of the marvelous jazz musicians in our community.”

Live performances by other area musicians are being scheduled, including Winston-Salem jazz icon Matt Kendrick and Matt Kosma from the Camel City Jazz Orchestra.

Winston-Salem, known at a “City of Arts and Innovation,” has a  robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play.  It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.  The Arts Council has made 76 grants totaling $1,845,000 for 2015."

- A Press Release 

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