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Tickets for the following upcoming events are now available from WAWTix.com, the event ticketing and marketing website powered by Wide Awake Wilson.

Escape Room:
Quarantine Quest

Friday, Aug. 10 — 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11 — 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9 p.m.

Education Exchange

2801-2H Ward Blvd.

Room escapes are a kind of physical adventure games in which people get locked in a room with other players and need to cooperate together to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room within a set time limit. Most people don’t make it out, so don’t feel bad! Staff will let you out, after explaining all the puzzles to you. This is your last chance to conquer the Quarantine Quest! Stay tuned — organizers are planning a new Christmas-themed escape experience for December.

Jonah Riddle &
Carolina Express

Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

From the hills of western North Carolina, two brothers set out to show the world their brand of bluegrass music, as so many brother duets have done before them. From the very beginning the brothers clung to the roots of the music, something that many young pickers tend to overlook. The love for the music pushed Jonah to start his own band, Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express.

Wilson County Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 23

Wilson County Fairgrounds

2231 U.S. 301

The Wilson County Fair has entertainment that will dazzle and thrill, as well as midway rides provided by Big Rock Amusements and popular food from a variety of vendors. Join fairgoers as they celebrate the talents of growers and crafters in Wilson County.

Brad Hudson Band

Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

Originally from Raleigh, Brad Hudson began singing and playing music at the age of 3. It was in those early years of his life that he began singing and playing in a little community church in Potters Hill, North Carolina.

Local Honeys and Grits & Soul

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

The Local Honeys are composed of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains. At the heart of Grits & Soul are Anna Kline and John Looney. Their seamless harmonies and stirring melodies will tear your heart in two. For seven years now, the duo has traveled the globe spreading the gospel of Southern sound. Their partnership converges at the crossroads of bluegrass and classic country, Southern soul and blues.

Live Life in Color:
RC3 5K and 1-mile Fun Run

Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.

Cavalier Park, Wilson

This color-filled run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Come run and support the Recovery Concepts Community Center’s substance use prevention and recovery support efforts in Wilson County. This event is open to pets and strollers. Families and individual runners welcome.

Grass Strings

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

The Grass Strings is a touring band formed in 1977 with Jim Burris, from Kannapolis, being the sole survivor of the original lineup. His main instrument is the mandolin, but he is also an accomplished guitarist. The Grass Strings enjoy performing a wide variety of bluegrass music from the driving sound some have compared to The Lonesome River Band to the haunting harmonies of the original Seldom Scene.

Honey Dewdrops

Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their ninth year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

Nu-Blu

Friday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

Hailing from Siler City, the textbook definition of a picturesque small Southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh.

Malpass Brothers

Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

R.A. Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams Sr. and others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what you’d like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with Daddy on the bass. Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table — and count on logging on to see where they’ll be next.

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