Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Carolina Summer Music Festival Returns for Seventh Season Spanning Entire Month of August Series kicks off with “Jungle Book” on August 1, 2014Carolina Summer Music Festival Returns for Seventh Season Spanning Entire Month of August Series kicks off with “Jungle Book” on August 1, 2014

07/23/2014 - Returning for an exciting seventh season, the Carolina Summer Music Festival will once again bring unique and enlightening musical performances to the area to celebrate the summer season. From August 1 through 30, 2014, a host of talented Triad musicians will entertain audiences with a wide array of concerts featuring jazz, Americana, classical and contemporary chamber music.

Enjoy Christmas in July in the Shops at Old SalemEnjoy Christmas in July in the Shops at Old Salem

07/07/2014 - Old Salem Museums & Gardens is hosting Christmas in July in the Shops at Old Salem, a week long shopping event in Old Salem’s retail stores celebrating all things Christmas. Christmas in July will take place from Monday, July 14 through Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 77th Birthday with FanFest on July 12!Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 77th Birthday with FanFest on July 12!

07/01/2014 - Krispy Kreme® home of the iconic Original Glazed® doughnut, is celebrating its 77th Birthday. To honor this special occasion, Krispy Kreme is celebrating everything original out there, including you, with a FREE FanFest for its hometown fans of all ages. Krispy Kreme’s FanFest will be held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem at 390 South Liberty Street in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate SpendingVisit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending

07/16/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Unveils Plans to Convert Iconic R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina into City’s First Four-Star Boutique Hotel

05/22/2014 - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a new partnership with Philadelphia-based PMC Property Group to convert one of the most iconic and historically significant properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the R.J. Reynolds Building –into the city’s first luxury boutique hotel, which will occupy the first six floors of the building. PMC will be the developer of the mixed-use property which will include the hotel, meeting and function space, a lobby bar, restaurant, and luxury rental residential housing on the upper floors.

Sims Patrick Studio Wins IIDA Award of Merit for Graylyn’s Mews Redesign

03/24/2014 - The 9th annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Georgia Chapter Best of the Best Forum Design Awards took place February 27, 2014 at 200 Peachtree Street, in Atlanta, GA. Taking home an Award of Merit for Small Hospitality was Sims Patrick Studio.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Open Engage Evolution Sports Partners to Implement Fangauge™ to Drive Fan ExperienceWinston-Salem Open Engage Evolution Sports Partners to Implement Fangauge™ to Drive Fan Experience

07/23/2014 - Damon Evans, founder and managing director of Evolution Sports Partners (“ESP”), and former athletic director at University of Georgia, has announced that the Winston-Salem Open, the final tour stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series before the US Open, will be implementing its FanGauge™ program this summer to drive fan engagement and experience for the Winston-Salem Open.

Winston-Salem Open Announces 2014 Player Field - All 38 Competitors among Top 76 in the WorldWinston-Salem Open Announces 2014 Player Field - All 38 Competitors among Top 76 in the World

07/10/2014 - The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the tournament, which will be held August 16-23, 2014 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. The field of competitors announced today will occupy 38 of the slots in the tournament’s 48-player singles draw.

Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available Beginning June 9Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available Beginning June 9

06/06/2014 - Tickets to the 2014 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University go on sale to the public June 9. The Winston-Salem Open will be held August 16-23, 2014 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Ticket pricing and package details are now available at winstonsalemopen.com.

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Media Coverage

Meet the Moravians of Old Salem, N.C.

07/15/2014 - The shoemaker explained what made his lasts last, and the tavern public room was set up for a congenial checkers match. But when we saw the tavern owner's wife sitting at a table practicing the art known as fraktur and when we spotted the ceramic tile stoves that heated 200-year-old buildings, we realized that Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a living history town unlike Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, or others you may have visited.

Tobacco, Wine, and Appassimento

07/10/2014 - Tucked amongst the rolling countryside of Ronda, North Carolina is a little stretch of Tuscany. “Where are you? Looks like an Italian Villa!” my mom texts back to the picture of Raffaldini Vineyards I have sent her. My mother is right. It does, in fact, look like Italy. And with the Italian winemaking techniques of Jay Raffaldini and Evans Kiley, head winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards, it is beginning to taste a bit like Italy as well.

A picnic lunch at Reynolda House, in the style of Katharine Smith Reynolds

07/10/2014 - Katharine Smith Reynolds was a woman ahead of her time. In the early 1900s, as a young bride planning the grand estate that is now the public Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, she insisted that her home have every feature that could foster healthy living. State-of-the-art exchangers scrubbed the air to minimize the risk of devastating contagions. Exercise was taken outdoors and a large garden produced nutritious food to feed her growing family.

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