WAKE FOREST — Beach music will fill downtown on when Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. (WFD) presents Beach Night on White, featuring the Jim Quick and Coastline band, Saturday, August 22, 2015, 4-9 p.m. The free event will take place along South White Street, a portion of which will be closed to traffic.
“There’s no better place than historic downtown Wake Forest to celebrate the end of summer with a free beach bash featuring one of the most popular bands in the South,” WFD Chair Michael Johnson said. “Visit our stores and restaurants, then kick back and enjoy an evening of music during Beach Night on White.”
Downtown Wake Forest merchants, restaurants and other businesses will be open late for visitors and shoppers to enjoy. The Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest will be selling sodas, water and flavored slushes in the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce parking lot with proceeds supporting the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club.
Food trucks will park along Owen Avenue (a side street off of South White Street) and will include Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Charlie’s Kabobs, The Humble Pig, Arepa Culture, Virgil’s Jamaica, Kona Ice and Lumpy’s Ice Cream. Food truck line up is subject to change.
Shag dance demonstrations will be given by Six Steps Studio of Wake Forest on the hour throughout the evening in front of the stage, beginning at 5 p.m.
Jim Quick & Coastline band will begin playing at 5 p.m. on a stage set up near the corner of White and Elm streets. The popular band that began playing at Carolina Beach bars 15 years ago and now plays nearly 300 shows a year, will feature music from their 11th album Down South.
Grand sponsor for the event is the Downtown Business Alliance of Wake Forest. Major sponsors are Power Secure, Town of Wake Forest, The Wake Forest Weekly and White Street Brewing Company.
For more information,see wakeforestdowntown.com/beach or contact Lisa Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org.