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The azaleas are blooming and the weather is perfect. Please join us in celebrating the 64th Azalea Festival in Wilmington NC April 6-10, 2011.
” The mission of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is to be nationally recognized as a showcase for our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture through recreational, educational and family-oriented events. The Festival encourages volunteerism and civic participation as it contributes to the region’s economy and promotes the unique qualities of Wilmington’s river-to-the-sea community.”
Sponsors and volunteers spend all year planning the weekend. See the schedule here.
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The party is getting started…. The 64th annual Azalea Festival will be held April 6- 10, 2011 in Wilmington NC. Darius Rucker has been announced as the the headliner for the concert on April 6 at Trask Coliseum to open up the festivities. Rucker was previously with Hootie and the Blowfish, before he set out on his own. Deep voiced country music is what you will enjoy at the concert. The other celebrities are Wilmington’s own Tampa Bay Buccaneers place kicker and John T. Hoggard High School graduate Connor Barth; Miss North Carolina 2010 Adrienne Leigh Core; Emmy Award-winning actress and soap opera star Leann Hunley, who played the cougar-ish Tamara Jacobs on filmed-in-Wilmington TV series “Dawson’s Creek”; USS Gravely Commander Douglas Kunzman, making his second festival appearance; and Chris Lambton, who appeared on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.” The Avett Brothers are headlining a concert on April 8, and that show is sold out.
To listen to a hit “Come Back” song from Darius, click here.
The Azalea Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Wilmington NC and has for 64 years drawn many celebrities including headmaster Ronald Reagan. Please join us in a great tradition. Tickets for the concert are avaliable starting Saturday Feb. 12 at http://www.ncazaleafestival.org
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Azalea Festival Art Unveiling Party
The Art Unveiling Party for the North Carolina Azalea Festival was held Friday night at the Arab Shrine Club on College Road. The event was sponsored by Frame Works and Jim Quick and the Coastline Band was the entertainment for the evening.
62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival
The commemorative art for the 62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival was created by world renowned artist, George Pocheptsov. George is Ukranian, born in 1992 and actually starting painting at age 17 months, when he drew an antique car. George, a self taught artist, starting painting 6 months before he could talk. George’s artwork is often compared to young Picasso and now sell for up to $100,000.
George presented the 2009 commemorative art and described his inspiration for the painting including an Azalea Festival back in 1948. This very special piece is a collection of many Festivals past.
The 62nd Annual Azalea Festival will be held in Wilmington, NC on April 2-6th. For more detailed information about the Wilmington Azalea Festival and other weekly events in Wilmington, check out my TGIF Scoop.