The Wake Forest Listening Room is a music series that brings live, original music to downtown Wake Forest. The shows take place in Magnolia Roots Music Lounge, the downstairs room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe, 219 South White Street, Wake Forest.
There’s room for 70 people, with a stage, sound system and lights.
The bands and artists playing are of a high caliber and play much larger rooms and festivals in other cities and towns in the Triangle and elsewhere. Getting to see them in a small listening room is a rare opportunity.
If you’re only used to hearing music in arenas or noisy bars, you should check out Wake Forest Listening Room to see how enjoyable live music can be when you can really hear it.
Some shows have no cover (but the hat is passed.) Other shows are ticketed, between $10 and $15. Also, please consider buying a CD and coffee to support the musicians and venue.
In addition, at the same venue, once a month, there’s an event called Magnolia Roots Songwriter Sessions, where three talented songwriters are profiled. The Songwriter Sessions take place Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Here’s what’s coming up. Visit the Wake Forest Listening Room Facebook page for information on each artist, and also to make sure that there haven’t been any changes. Start time is 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. If a price isn’t listed, it’s “pass the hat.”
Wake Forest Listening Room Schedule:
Friday, July 12th, 2019, 7 p.m.: Sad Magazine
Saturday, July 13th, 2019, 7 p.m.: Thirsty Curses
Sunday, July 14th, 2019, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Kickstarter Kickoff with Honey Magpie and Friends ($10)
Friday, July 19th, 2019, 7 pm.: Sidecar Social Club
Saturday, July 20th, 2019, 7 p.m.: Lake Chamberlain
Sunday, July 21st, 2019, 2 p.m.: Kenny Roby with special guests Lynn Blakey & Ecki Heins
Friday, July 26th, 2019, 7 p.m.: Hardworker with special guest Autumn Nicholas
Saturday, July 27th, 2019, 7 p.m.: Unspoken Tradition ($15)
Friday, August 2nd, 2019, 7 p.m.: Jack the Radio ($10)
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, 7 p.m.: Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad