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Summer Concert Series


Airlie Summer Concert Series
1st & 3rd Friday (May 18-September 21) 6pm-8pm
Admission: $2-9
Summer concert series held at Airlie Gardens with open lawn seating. Front Street Brewery & Noni Baca Winery will be on site selling food and beverages. Outside food and beverages are permitted. All parking is offsite. A shuttle is provided.

May 18: Signal Fire (Reggae)
June 1: Machine Gun (80s covers)
June 15: Massive grass (Blue Grass)
June 6: Wilmington Big Band (Big Band & Swing)
July 20: L Shape Lot (New Grass, Americana)
August 3: Dung Beatles (Beatles Tribute)
August 17: Bibis Ellison (pop, covers)
September 7: Jack Jack 180 (pop, rock, alternative)
September 21: Jim Quick & Coastline (Beach music)

Summer Concert Series


Downtown Sundown
Friday (May 25-August31) 6:30pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Family-friendly summer concert series on the riverwalk in downtown Wilmington featuring various musical styles with an emphasis on tribute bands. They help to raise funds for WDI’s downtown development programs. WDI partners with area nonprofits to split proceeds from wristbands sold at the event. These bands cost $1 and allow you to enjoy beer or wine during the show.

May 25: 42 (Coldplay)
June 1: Red Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)
June 8: Hey Johnny Park (Foo Fighters)
June 15: Tuesday’s Gone (Lynrd Skynyrd)
June 22: The Core (Clapton)
June 29: 20 Ride (Zac Brown)
July 6: Wrong Way (Sublime)
July 13: Departure (Journey)
July 20: Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
July 27: Breakfast Club (80s)
August 3: Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC)
August 10: The Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
August 17: Skydog (Allman Brothers)
August 24: Abbey Road Live (The Beatles)
August 31: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)


Jazz at the Mansion
3rd Thursday (May 10-September 13) 6:30pm
Admission: $10-18
Summer concert series on the lawn of the historic Bellamy mansion. Proceeds from ticket sales support the musicians, Cape Fear Jazz Society, and the Bellamy Mansion.

May 10: Nick Michaels Quintet
June 14: Ariel Pocock Group
July 12: El Jaye Johnson
August 9: Julia Walker Jewell Quartet
September 13: Mangroove featuing Jim Ferris



Concert at the Park
Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Admission: Free
Enjoy live local music and food trucks at Leland Municipal Park. Coolers allowed.

May 24: The Tams (Beach Music)
June 7: Gump Fiction (90s tribute)
June 14: Soul on the Beach Band
June 21: Slyde
June 28:  Turnbridge Band
July 5: The Imitations
July 12: Vaughan Penn
July 19: Eastline
July 26: The Expressions
August 2: Matrix



Sounds of Summer Concerts
Thursday (June 14-August 2) 6:30pm-8pm
Admission: Free
Free outdoor summer concert series held at Wrightsville Beach Park. Chairs and blankets welcome. Coolers are welcome but no alcohol is allowed.

June 14: Southern Trouble (country rock)
June 21: Striking Copper (folk rock)
June 28: Machine Gun (rock covers)
July 5: Sonic Spectrum (rock, funk, pop, soul)
July 12: Overtyme (rock covers)
July 19: Port City Shakedown (motown, soul, rock, funk, pop)
July 26: Bantam Rooster (rock, funk)
August 2: The Imitations

Sounds of Summer Concerts

Bluewater’s Waterfront Music Series
Sunday (May 27- Sept 30) 4pm-8pm
Admission: Free
Enjoy live music on Bluewater’s award-winning patio overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Food and drinks available for purchase.

May 27: Back of the Boat Tour
June 3: Port City Shakedown
June 10: Machine Gun
June 17: Selah Dubb
June 24: Overtyme
July 1: Jack Jack 180
July 8: Back of the Boat Tour
July 15: Darryl Murrill & Jazzpel
July 22: Uptown Easy
July 29: Southern Trouble
August 5: The Other Guys
August 12th: Overtyme
August 19: Machine Gun
August 26: Port City Shakedown
September 2: Back of the Boat Tour
September 9: Selah Dubb
September 16: Jack Jack 180
September 23: Southern Trouble
September 30: Machine Gun

Summer Music Series 2018


Carolina Beach Boardwalk Music
Admission: Free
Enjoy live music and fireworks by the sea at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

May 25: Carl Newton’s Review
May 31: LaCi
June 7: Rivermist
June 14: Spank
June 21: Billy Walton
June 28: Feebs
July 3: L Shape Lot (4th of July show)



Concert in the Park
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
Admission: Free
Enjoy and evening of fun and music at Soundside Park. Bring a chair or blanket and your dancing shoes!

May 26: The Carousels
June 14: Soul on the Beach Band
June 21: Slyde
June 28: The Turnbridge Band
July 5: The Imitations
July 12: Vaughan Penn
July 19: Eastline
July 26: The Expressions
August 2: Matrix



Sounds of Summer
June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, 7pm-9pm
Admission: Free
Family-friendly concert series at Jacksonville Commons Amphitheater. Blankets and chairs welcome. Concessions available for purchase.

June 8: Southern Trouble
July 13: The Carolina Band
August 10: Striking Copper
September 14: Push Play



Concert on the Coast
Friday 6:30pm-8pm
Admission: Free
All you music lovers out there get ready to enjoy this summer’s lineup. The Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series is back! May 25th  through September 7th, 2018 with its usual roster of beach music, shag, oldies, and rock and roll. If you’re into music you are in luck. All concerts take place in the parking lot at the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas right here on Ocean Isle Beach and best of all they’re FREE!

May 25: The Tams with Lil’ Red
June 1: Trey Colloway
June 8: The Tim Clark Band
June 15: Chocolate Chip & Company
June 22: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
June 29: North Tower Band
July 6: Band of Oz
July 13: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
July 20: The Legacy Motown Revue
July 27: Too Much Sylvia
August 3: The Extraordinaries
August 10: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
August 17: Holiday Band
August 24: Special Occasion Band
August 31: The Entertainers
September 7: Continental Divide

2018 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Schedule

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