Here is a complete guide to family-friendly summer concert series in and around Wilmington, NC. Be sure to double check on the linked websites below for up-to-date details!
2023 Topsail Sounds Summer Concert Series will occur every Tuesday from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Topsail Beach Town Center.
Bring your lawn chairs and join for live music and fun!
|Tuesday, May 23||Bacon Grease|
|Tuesday, June 27||JT Parrothead|
|Tuesday, July 25||The Cruise Brothers|
|Tuesday, August 22||Dos Eddies|
2023 Mayfaire’s Sunset Music Series is every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the plaza in front of Regal Cinema.
You can purchase wine for half price on Wednesday at Coquina Fishbar. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has a special $8 mix drink cocktail every Wednesday night and Fox and Hound offers $1 off bourbon & whiskey and $4 dark horse wine glasses. Alcohol is not allowed in the Plaza. We love pets, but please leave them at home.
|Wednesday, June 7||Riff Tide NC | Rock Cover Band|
|Wednesday, June 14||The Graes | Folk / Pop Duo|
|Wednesday, June 21||Jeremy Mathews | Americana|
|Wednesday, June 28||School of Rock House Band | Rock ‘n’ Roll|
|Wednesday, July 5||Jenny Lynn Vaugh | Country|
|Wednesday, July 12||Sam Hatch | Variety of Genres|
2023 Summer on the Square Concert Series
|Thursday, June 1||Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot|
Forks n’ Motion, Pepes Food Trucks
|Thursday, June 15||Rivermist|
Top Dog Hotdogs, Fusion Blue Zone Cuisine Food Trucks
|Thursday, June 29||Carl Newton’s Review|
Webo’s, Somethin’ Good Food Trucks
|Thursday, July 13||Bacon Grease|
Southern Roots, The Sea Queen Food Trucks
|Thursday, July 27||Blackwater Band|
Top Dog Hotdogs, Mama’s Chick’n & Ribs Food Trucks
Wrightsville Beach Park
2023 Sounds of Summer Concert Series occur Thursdays from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Wrightsville Beach Park.
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. Bring extra money to enjoy Cool Beans Wilmington and Sabino’s Italian ice, plus food trucks!
|Thursday, June 15||Overtyme Band|
Good time rock & roll!
|Thursday, June 22||ReSoul Band|
Wilmington’s hottest new dance / party band
|Thursday, June 29||Southern Trouble|
Contemporary country/country rock, southern rock, with a few rock tunes and blues thrown in.
|Thursday, July 6||Jack Jack 180|
A blend of high-energy party, pop, and rock covers.
|Thursday, July 13||Loud Music Company|
A heavy mix of seamlessly blended pop, rock, country, soul, and funk.
|Thursday, July 20||Brown Dirt Cowboys|
Original music from Wilmington. We also cover everything from Elton to Avett Brothers.
|Thursday, July 27||The Cruise Brothers|
Performs #1 hits from Motown to Nashville
|Thursday, August 3||No Regretz|
Classic rock, blues
|Thursday, August 10||(Rain Date)|
**Advanced Tickets Required
All concerts are from 6 – 8 PM on the following Friday evenings by the Airlie Oak tree
|Friday, June 2||TripleWide featuring Brett Johnson|
TripleWide from Wilson, NC plays funky, bluesy, rockin’, soulful tunes along with local artist Brett Johnson!
|Friday, June 16||ReSoul|
ReSoul is a hot new R&B band based inWilmington, NC covering the best danceable soul tunes from the 70s through today! Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Sade, Liz Wright, and many others.
|Friday, July 7||Motel Soap|
Motel Soap performs primarily 70s & 80s pop & rock from bands such as Chicago, Toto, Journey, Steely Dan U2, The Beatles and more!
|Friday, July 21||Jim Quick & Coastline|
Pulling from the threads of Soul, Blues, R&B, and Americana, Jim Quick and Coastline weave together their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul!
|Friday, August 11||Bibis Ellison|
One of Airlie’s favorites, we are thrilled to welcome back Bibis Ellison! Her high-energy, power-packed vocals get the whole crowd dancing to the latest pop and covers!
|Friday, August 18||Brown Dirt Cowboys|
The Brown Dirt Cowboys from Wilmington, NC play original music as well as covers of everything from Elton to Avett Brothers!
|Friday, September 1||Signal Fire|
Signal Fire is a group of diverse musicians with a common goal, to spread unity through music. Hailing from the coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina Signal Fire brings a unique blend of reggae/rock music to the masses.
General Admission | $10*
Children age 4-12 | $3*
Children 3 and under | FREE
Airlie Members | Admission Based on Membership Level
To purchase tickets, check out their website below. Members get priority booking.
Downtown Wilmington | Port City Marina
Friday Night Live! on the Pier Summer Concert Series will be from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase during the show. Wristbands to drink are $1, which will be donated to charities in our community.
|Friday, June 2||Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)|
|Friday, June 9||Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)|
|Friday, June 23||20 Ride (Zac Brown)|
|Friday, July 7||Breakfast Club (Classic 80′s)|
|Friday, August 4||Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd)|
|Friday, August 11||Troubadour (70′s)|
|Friday, August 25||Guardians of the Jukebox (MTV Hits)|
|Friday, September 1||Departure (Journey)|
To keep up with all the details, check out the Facebook page for these events linked below!
Downtown Wilmington | The Eagle’s Dare
2023 Free Concert Friday at The Eagle’s Dare from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
|Friday, May 26||COWBOY-Kid Rock Tribute w/ Mark Sinnis and 825|
|Friday, June 2||Dr. Bacon with Churchyard Ghost|
|Friday, June 9||Jared Petteys + the Headliners with The Phantom Playboys|
|Friday, June 16||Same As It Ever Was with The Swellings|
|Friday, June 23||Silence and Light with Shallow Signals|
|Friday, June 30||Striking Copper Band with Justin Fox Band|
2023 Hampstead Alive After Five Summer Concert series will occur every Friday at 6:30 PM at Kiwanis Park in Hampstead.
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for live music, food trucks and fun!
|Friday, May 19||Carl Newton’s Review|
|Friday, June 9||Chocolate Chip and Company|
|Friday, June 30||North Tower Band|
|Friday, July 21||Heartstop|
Bands By the Beach Town of Oak Island’s Summer Concert Series will be hosted every Friday (two Saturdays) from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Middleton Park. Parking is not charged during special events like these concerts!
|Friday, May 26||Blackwater Band|
|Friday, June 2||Christine Martinez Band|
|Friday, June 9||Autumn Tyde|
|Friday, June 16||Old Man Mafia Band|
|Friday, June 23||The Entertainers|
|Saturday, July 1**||Carl Newton’s Review|
|Friday, July 7||Chocolate Chip & Co.|
|Friday, July 14||Rivermist|
|Friday, July 7||Too Much Sylvia|
|Friday, July 28||The Sand Band|
|Friday, August 4||The Powell Brothers|
|Friday, August 11||The Embers feat: Craig Woolard|
|Friday, August 18||Carolina Line Bluegrass Band|
|Friday, August 25||Back Porch Rockers|
|Saturday, September 2**||The Main Event Band|
2023 Boogie in the Park Concert Series is hosted every other Sunday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach.
|Sunday, May 7||Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot|
Soul, R&B, Party
|Sunday, May 21||The Phantom Playboys|
Rockabilly & 50’s Rock-N-Roll
|Sunday, June 4||Uptown Easy|
Dance Party Band
|Sunday, June 18||Randy McQuay|
Blues & Roots
|Sunday, July 2||No concert July 4th Weekend|
Enjoy the Holiday
|Sunday, July 16||ReSoul Band|
Soul, R&B, Dance, Party
|Sunday, August 6||David Dixon|
Pop, Rock, Soul
|Sunday, August 20||Da Howlies|
|Sunday, September 3||No concert Labor Day Weekend|
Enjoy the Holiday
|Sunday, September 17||Folkstone Stringband|
|Sunday, October 1||The Holiday Band|
Southern, Soul, Beach
|Sunday, October 15||No Regretz|