With the beautiful weather, scenery and talent here in Wilmington NC, what do you think one of our favorite things to do in the summer is? Listen to music outdoors of course. The venues have just started and will continue throughout the summer months. The Star News compiled the list so we just have to look in one place. Please bookmark this post so that you can look at the schedule weekly. Take time to enjoy and relax. You deserve it.
Location:Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington
Times: 6-8 p.m. every other Friday, May 20-Sept. 16
Details:$8 adults, $2 children, free for Airlie members. General admission parking is off-site. Free parking and shuttles provided from the old Cinema 6, 5335 Oleander Drive. Picnics welcome.
June 3: Grenoldo Frazier (jazz, showtunes)
June 17: Da Howlies (Hawaiian)
July 1: The Imitations
July 15: The Dynamic Thermotones (blues)
Aug. 5: Stardust
Aug. 19: L Shape Lot (folk, country)
Sept. 2: Stephanie Nakasian and the Hod O’Brien Trio (jazz)
Sept. 16: 360 Degrees
Location: Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, followed by fireworks
Details: Free, adjacent to amusement park.
Still waiting for these guys to get back to us on their schedule. Feel free to post below if you know it.
Location:Air Force Recreation Area, Kure Beach
Times: 6:30-9:30 p.m. every other Friday, June 10-Aug. 26
Details: Free. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics but no pets or beverages. Beverages will be for sale.
June 10: Live Bait (classic rock, blues)
June 24: BLP (classic rock and dance)
July 8: South of K (bluegrass)
July 22: Cowboy Chrome (country rock, blues)
Aug. 18: Spare Change (beach, classic roc, country)
Aug. 26: The Mako Band (beach, boogie and blues)
Location: Leland Municipal Complex Park, 102 Town Hall Drive
Times: 6:30-8 p.m.
Details: Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets.
June 30: UBU (party band with three female vocalists)
July 14: The Main Event (party band with horn section)
July 28: Central Park Band (dance)
Location:Soundside Park, next to the swing bridge in Surf City
Times: 6-8 p.m.
Details: Free. Snacks and drinks available. Parking is limited. No alcohol. July 3 concert is 6-9 p.m., followed by fireworks.
May 20: Dixon Middle School Jazz Band
May 27: The Mako Band
June 10: Lucia & Levi
June 13: Langley Winds
June 24: Stump Sound Ramblers
July 2: Longo & Co.
July 3: Mark Roberts & Breeze
July 8: Highway 17 Band
July 22: Sea Pans
Aug. 5: Camouflage
Aug. 19: Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow
Sept. 2: James Rimes and Friends
Location: Riverfront Park, Water Street between Front and Princess streets in downtown Wilmington
Times: 6-10 p.m. Fridays, May 27-Sept. 2
Details: Free. Beer, wine and food available. Rain or shine.
May 27: Appetite for Destruction (GnR tribute)
June 3: The Breakfast Club (80′s tribute)
June 10: Frontiers (Journey tribute
June 17: Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute)
June 24: SRVT (Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute)
July 1: ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute)
July 8: UV (U2 tribute)
July 15: Girlz Girlz Girlz (80′s hair metal tribute)
July 22: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute)
July 29: Cosmic Charlie (Grateful Dead tribute)
Aug. 5: Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Aug. 12: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)
Aug. 19: Onward, Soldiers (rock, Americana)
Aug. 26: Machine Gun (rock covers)
Sept. 2: Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute)
Location: 1941 Amphitheater Drive, Wilmington
Times and details: Vary
July 3: JJ Grey & Mofro
July 7: Dark Star Orchestra
July 10: Jack’s Mannequin
July 24: Donovan Frankenreiter
Aug. 14: Bela Fleck and The Flecktones
Location: Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St., downtown Wilmington
Times: 6:30-8 p.m., the second Friday of each month through September
Details: Bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the show. $12 non-members/$8 members of CF Jazz Society or Bellamy Mansion. Wine and beer for sale.
June 10: Mike Waddell & Bob Russell
July 8: Melodious Thunk (feat. Susan Savia)
August 12: Jack Krupicka & Julie Rehyder
Sept. 9: Liz Pina & Kevin Kolb
Location:Mayfaire event field behind Ulta and World Market
Times: 6-9 p.m. Fridays
Details: Free. Bring a blanket or chair. Food, beverages and kids’ activities available.
May 20: Jam SandWich (Southern/classic rock)
May 27: Beach Billy Brothers (country rock and blues)
June 3: BLP (classic and modern rock)
June 10: Selah Dub (reggae, surf and rock)
June 17: Mako (variety)
June 24: Live Bait (acoustic rock)
July 1: Jim Quick & the Coastline Band (blues, soul, R&B)
July 8: The Other Guys (acoustic rock)
July 15: The M-80′s (‘80s covers)
July 22: Phantom Playboys (rockabilly)
July 29: Painted Man (funk, R&B, rock)
Aug. 5: Soul Power Posse (funk, soul)
Sept. 2: Blivet (eclectic rock)
Location: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington
Times: 7-8 p.m.
Details: $8, $5 for museum members. Concert held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Beverages available.
June 2: The Workshop (jazz, R&B)
July 7: El Jaye Johnson & The Port City All-Stars (jazz, blues, funk and more)
Aufg. 4: Lisa & Galen (acoustic)
Location:Parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolinas, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach
Times: 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, May 27-Sept. 2
May 27: The Entertainers
June 3: Northern Borders
June 10: The Imitations
June 17: Mark Roberts & the Breeze
June 24: Gold Rush
July 1: Holiday Band
July 8: Craig Woolard Band
July 15: Continental Divide
July 22: Band of OZ
July 29: Tim Clark Band
Aug. 5: The Imitations
Aug. 12: Legends of the Beach
Aug. 19: Sea Cruz
Aug. 26: Carolina Breakers
Sept. 2: Craig Woolard Band
WECT’s Sounds of Summer
Location:Wrightsville Beach Park
Times: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. June 23, July 7 and 21, and Aug. 4
Details: Free. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics. Concerts cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled for the following Thursday
June 23: Key Lime Pie (tropical rock)
July 7: The M-80s
July 21: Selah Dubb (rock, reggae)
Aug. 4: The Imitations (beach, Motown)
Details: Free. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics. Concerts cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled for the following Thursday.
Please come visit our great town and enjoy what it has to offer. If you would like to look at Wilmington NC real estate, please visit www.cbbaker.com and search by map, neighborhood, street and more. Happy Summer.