National Recording Artists to Headline 2017 Gears & Guitars Weekend Concludes with Free Concert on Memorial Day at Bailey Park

National Recording Artists to Headline 2017 Gears & Guitars
Weekend Concludes with Free Concert
on Memorial Day at Bailey Park
This spring’s Gears & Guitars music festival – a series of concerts performed in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic – will take place May 26-29.  All the concerts will be at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem and will conclude with a free Memorial Day performance on Monday, May 29.
Gears & Guitars kicks off on Friday, May 26 featuring three country music performances:  Eric Dodd, Muscadine Bloodline (noted by Rolling Stone as one of the “New Country Artists to Watch) and Corey Smith.  Gates open at 6 p.m. on May 26.  Following the conclusion of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on May 27, national recording artist Collective Soul will take the stage Bailey Park as the evening headliner.  Gates open at 5 p.m.
On Sunday, May 28, Gear & Guitars will continue with headliner Barenaked Ladies with opening artist Edwin McCain and Susto.  Gates open at 6 p.m. on May 28.  The Gears & Guitars music festival will conclude on Monday, May 29 with free Memorial Day performances featuring a number of local bands including
The Plaids, Clay Howard & the Silver Alerts, Hank, Patty & The Current, food trucks and other family activities.  The Memorial Day celebration at Bailey Park is from 1 to 7 p.m.
“Gears and Guitars is shaping up to be a wonderful event again this year, and we are thrilled with the performers this year.  Last year, we had more than 12,000 people at the concerts,” Gears and Guitars Producer Ray Boden said. “With the level of talent and the great value of the tickets, people will have a good reason to make sure they stay in Winston-Salem over the Memorial Day holiday,” he added.
Detailed information about Gears & Guitars is available at gearsandguitarsfest.com.  Follow Gears and Guitars Winston-Salem on Facebook and on Twitter@GearsandGuitars.  Weekend passes, VIP packages and individual show tickets for Gears & Guitars will be available starting on Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster outlets.  For more information and to purchase tickets, go to ticketmaster.com