2nd Annual Beach Night on White Comes to Downtown Wake Forest on Aug. 20

Beach Night - Jim Quick & Coastline pan

Jim Quick & Coastline band returns to downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, Aug. 20, for Beach Night on White. The free beach music event will feature a beer garden this year hosted by the Wakefield Rotary Club to raise money for local youth programs. No coolers or open containers will be allowed in the streets.Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Downtown

The second annual Beach Night on White, a free event presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc.(WFD), is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016, along South White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest.

Jim Quick & Coastline band is the featured entertainment, playing beach music and other popular sounds at 5 p.m. New this year is a beer garden hosted by the Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest offering domestic and craft beer, wine and bottled water from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.  No coolers or open containers will be allowed in the streets during Beach Night.

“A portion of White Street will be closed to traffic to allow for the crowd that totaled more than 9,000 people last year,” said Mike Johnson, chair of the Beach Night on White planning committee. “This was the first event that proved we could attract thousands of people to downtown Wake Forest for a free evening concert.”

Downtown Wake Forest stores, restaurants, art galleries and other shops will be open late and a variety of food trucks will be lined up along Owen Street beginning at 5 p.m.

WFD, a non-profit organization of business owners, property owners and community volunteers, organizes the event. Sponsors of Beach Night on White are Ronnie White Towing & Tires, Ted Wilder State Farm Insurance and Walmart.

“There’s no better place to enjoy the end of summer with free beach music from a top Carolina coast band,” said Carter Harrell, WFD chair. “We’ll have everything but the sand!”

Event proceeds will be donated to local charities, including the Wake Forest High School JROTC’s Field of Dreams which hosts an annual baseball tournament for special needs students. Proceeds from the Wakefield Rotary Club’s Beer Garden will benefit the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, Kerr YMCA Camp High Hopes and the Wake Forest Chamber Youth Leadership program.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestdowntown.com/beach.

August 2016