• January 15, 2020

    Carolina Music Ways collaborates with SECCA for Rare Public Concert


    Carolina Music Ways (CMW) will present Carolina Live!—Our Musical History on Friday, March 6th at 7:00 PM at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Perfect for audiences of all ages, CMW brings history to life through North Carolina music, and celebrates North Carolina's multicultural music heritage.


    This fundraising concert, sponsored in part by Flow Automotive Companies, features jazz, bluegrass, blues, gospel, old-time string band and rhythm and blues.  Performers include some of the best musicians in the area including Matt Kendrick, Debbie Gitlin, Wiley Porter, Joe Robinson, Michael Kinchen, Larry Carman, Karon Click, and Diana Tuffin, and will be narrated by Ron Stacker Thompson. This lively show highlights the musical talents of North Carolina natives including John Coltrane, Doc Watson, the “5” Royales, and a moving tribute to singer and civil rights icon Nina Simone.


    General admission tickets are available for $25 and include admission to the concert as well as access to exhibitions on view in the SECCA galleries. Limited VIP tickets are available for $50 and include preferred concert seating, one drink ticket, and a limited edition hand-printed concert poster. Art on view features North Carolina Artists in Residence. A cash bar and food trucks will be available prior to the start of the show. Purchase your tickets in advance at


    “We are thrilled to bring this show to the Winston-Salem public” says Fran Wolberg, Co-Chair of CMW. “Our goal is to raise additional funds to enable us to share our show with every student in Forsyth County, and neighboring communities.” Artistic Director Matt Kendrick adds, “Students have loved our show for the past ten years and our newly revamped public show, with two acts and additional amazing music, is sure to delight audiences both young and old.” William Carpenter, Executive Director, SECCA adds, “SECCA is excited to partner with Carolina Music Ways in celebrating the artistic and cultural heritage of our state.  The partnership helps us achieve our mission to offer inclusive, revelatory, and educational experiences with contemporary art.”


    CMW performs school shows that align with State and Common Core Standards for Music, Social Studies, and Language Arts and includes class curriculums for deeper learning. CMW receives the Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education Grant from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to perform this program within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.  


    About Carolina Music Ways

    Carolina Music Ways (CMW) is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, non-profit arts-in-education organization based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. CMW’s mission is to educate children in North Carolina about the state's diverse musical heritage and inspire them to participate in its rich music traditions. CMW is proud to receive funding from the Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education Grant from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina Arts Council, The Winston-Salem Foundation, Flow Automotive Companies, and individual donors.

© 2020 by Carolina Music Ways.

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