By Guest Blogger Suzy Fielders

Do you love Christmas music? What about Winston-Salem?

If you answered yes to these questions then you will love to hear about this community project that local businesses Across the Horizons and SoundLizzard Productions are working on! They are planning to create a Christmas CD filled with tracks from local Winston-Salem musicians of various musical genres and will be very family friendly.

An added bonus is that the majority of the profits from the CD and associated events will be given to local non-profits and charities: Triad Musicians Matter, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Brenner Children’s Hospital, and Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC.

Christmas Lights on Mini EmpireThe project creators state, “Winston-Salem, The City of the Arts, has so many talented musicians that we wanted to bring them all together to offer the community one album and thought what better time to do that than Christmas! We are very excited about it and think the local community will LOVE it!”

The album is titled Sounds of the Season in Winston-Salem and will contain 11 tracks. Local musicians signed on to feature a song include: Easy Street Apothecary, Gulley, Khiana Meyer, The Camel City Collective, Chad Morris Band, Doug Davis, Lauren Light, Drew Holgate, Big Daddy Love, The Genuine and Michael Breedlove (Winston-Salem Monthly magazine editor).

To make this project a reality Across the Horizons and SoundLizzard Productions have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds. The Kickstarter offers a lot of fun rewards and people to pre-purchase the CD! Friday August 28 is the last day the Kickstarter will run so check it out today! Click here for the Kickstarter campaign link.

WreathOne such reward includes purchasing tickets to a VIP reception on Friday November 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brookstown Inn. Tickets to the VIP reception include hearing & receiving the album first before anyone else plus an evening of fun (potentially live music from one or two of the musicians) with a drink ticket for 2 drinks. Cost $100. Tickets will exclusively be sold to this event on the Kickstarter campaign.

Parents will also be excited to hear that in mid-November they will host a family friendly concert including all the musicians from the album. The event will include hay rides, hot chocolate, cider, drives for food and toys for the local community, and more. Date and location are currently being decided upon.

For more details and updates on the project be sure to check out the Sounds of the Season in Winston-Salem Facebook Page, Twitter Profile and Website.

Sponsored by Across the Horizons and SoundLizzard Productions