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Outdoor Concert Series in Southeastern NC

Wilmington, NC

Airlie Summer Concert Series

Photo credit: Airlie Gardens

General public tickets will go on sale the week of each concert. Parking for attendees will be off-site at the Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road) with free shuttle service into the gardens. Shuttles will start running at 5 p.m. On-site parking is by permit only.

Friday, June 3 – reSoul (R&B)

Friday, June 17 – Signal Fire (Reggae)

Friday, July 1 – No Regretz (Classic rock)

Friday, July 15 – Bibis Ellison (Pop/covers)

Friday, August 5 – The Feebs (Dance music)

Friday, August 19 – Machine Gun (80s, 90s and more)

Friday, September 2 – The British Invaders (Beatles cover band)

Jazz at the Mansion 

Since 2010, the Bellamy Mansion Museum and Cape Fear Jazz Society have partnered to highlight locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed jazz performers.  On the second Thursday of each month May through September, join us for a concert on the lawn of the Bellamy at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, June 9: Bajissima Latin Jazz

Thursday, July 14: Jim Ferris Trio

Thursday, August 11: Mangroove Jazz Quintet 

Thursday, September 8: El Jaye Johnson Band

Friday Night Live at Port City Marina

Port City Marina and Marina grill in Downtown Wilmington are partnering to offer FREE public concerts! Port City Marina will be hosting nine different tribute bands playing all your favorite covers.

Fridays 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

May 27th – Tuesday’s Gone

June 4th – Funky Monks

July 1st – 20 Ride

July 8th – Breakfast Club

July 29th – Cosmic Charlie

August 5th – Fix You

August 12- Guardians of the Jukebox

August 19th – Abbey Road Live

September 2nd – Departure

Downtown Alive Concerts

Saturdays, May – September 5:00 PM -10:00 PM

Updated 5/25/22 – Downtown Alive Concerts have been canceled for the summer.


Live at the Park in Leland  

Come enjoy our free concert series in Founders Park! Bring your blankets or chairs and family and friends. Coolers are welcome, but tobacco is prohibited on all Town property. 

Certain Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

May 26th – Port City Shakedown

June 2nd – The Tonez


Sounds of Summer in Wrightsville Beach | Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets for an evening of music and fun! Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol is allowed in Wrightsville Beach Park.

June 9th – FEEBS

June 16th- Port City Shakedown

June 23rd – Southern Trouble

June 30th – Uptown Easy

July 7th – Jack Jack 180

July 14th – Overtyme Band

July 21st – reSoul Band

July 28th – Dekker Road


The 2022 Southport Summer Concert Series

Thursdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

June 2nd – Back Porch Rockers (Classic Rock/Blues)

June 9th – NowCat (Classic Rock/Country)

June 16th – Brunswick Big Band (Big Band)

June 23rd – Zilches (Classic Rock)

June 30th – N/A

July 7th – Christina Martinez Band (Americana)

July 14th – Carolina Line Band (Bluegrass)

July 21st – Parlay (Classic Rock)

July 28th – Chance Union (Rock/80s & 70s)

August 4th – Charlene & the Charlatans (Bluegrass)

August 11th – A Class Act (Top 40, Beach, Shag)

August 18th – Luna Sea (Rock/Soul)

August 25th – Salty Dawgs (Rock, Pop, Country)

September 1st – Blues Kings (Blues/Jazz)


The Holden Beach Free Concert Series

Sundays 6:30-8:00 PM

All concerts are FREE and are held at the Holden Beach Pavilion

May 29th: Carolina Kool

June 5th: The Main Event Band

June 12th: The Embers

June 19th: Continental Divide

June 26th: The Tams

July 3rd: The Extraordinaires

July 10th: The Entertainers

July 17th: Chairman of the Board

July 24th: Band of Oz

July 31st: Carolina Breakers

August 7th: Blackwater Band

August 14th: North Tower Band

August 21st: Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot

August 28th: Too Much Sylvia

September 4th: Cat 5


Boogie in the Park Concert Series  

1st and 3rd Sunday 5:00 -7:00 PM

Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy free, live music by the sea! No concert July 4th or Labor Day weekends.

5/1 – Uptown Easy

5/15 – Signal Fire

6/5 – The Donald Thompson Band

6/19 – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

7/17 – Down South Thunder

8/7 – Into the Fog

8/21 – Lynne and The Wave

9/18 – Circle City Rockers

10/2 – South of K

10/16 – Big Time Shine


Hampstead Alive After Five concert series  

Fridays 6:30 PM

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the entertainment. Various food trucks will be on-site throughout the series. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

May 20 – Carl Newton

June 3 – Big City

June 17 – The Cruise Brothers Band

July 8 – Blackwater Band

July 22 – The British Invaders







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