Gears and Guitars Music Event to Accompany W-S Cycling Classic

By Staff

Officials at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic have announced a selection of the artists coming to Gears and Guitars, a new music event that will take place during the 2016 cycling event.

gears and guitars 2016
gears and guitars 2016

Confirmed for the inaugural Gears and Guitars are The Band Perry, Jana Kramer, Gin Blossoms, Shovels and Rope, Cowboy Mouth, Delta Rae and Cracker. Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will kick off the event on May 21st with a free concert on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

From May 25th through May 30th, nightly concerts will take place featuring a variety of different musical genres. Show venues will vary each night between downtown locations and Bailey Park in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Gears and Guitars will conclude on May 29th in Bailey Park immediately following the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Criterium Race.

“Gears and Guitars is shaping up to be a wonderful event and we are thrilled with the already confirmed acts for this year,” 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.
The music event coincides with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, a USA Cycling sanctioned event with a total purse of approximately $55,000,which will take place May 29 and 30 in downtown Winston-Salem, including Bailey Park. The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is a USA Cycling NRC Criterium race and one of only 4 UCI Road Races in the United States. For more information about the Cycling Classic, click HERE

The full schedule for Gears and Guitars is as follows:

Saturday // May 21
Drivin N Cryin
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
​Trade Street between 6th and 7th

Wednesday // May 25
Shovels and Rope
Delta Rae
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Oskar Blues Stage at Merschel Plaza

Thursday // May 26
The Band Perry
Jana Kramer
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Bailey Park

Friday // May 27
Better Than Ezra
Sister Hazel
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Bailey Park

Saturday // May 28
Gin Blossoms
Cowboy Mouth
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Merschel Plaza

Sunday // May 29​
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Bailey Park​



Single day tickets range from $25-$50 depending on the act and viewing area (General Admission, Pit, etc.). There are also packages for the entire week of concerts, weekday passes, and weekend passes as well. Weeklong passes, VIP Packages and Individual show tickets for Gears and Guitars are available Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster outlets. A link to tickets and venue information is available HERE or you can visit the Gears and Guitars website HERE