Wilmington’s 2017 Outdoor Summer Concert Schedule

by Jun 26, 2017Attractions & Entertainment, Greater Cape Fear, The Blog

Music is in the air! Get ready to tap your toes, kick off your shoes, and dance at summer concerts throughout the Wilmington area. Outdoor concerts are fun for the whole family. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor summer concert locations and the upcoming concerts for 2017.

Jazz at the Bellamy Mansion

Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy this outdoor concert series with Thursday evening performances from May to September 2017. Beer and wine are available for sale.

  • July 13: Stardust
  • August 10: Candida Rose and Mangroove
  • September 14: Darryl Murrill and Jazzpel

Live Music at Porches Cafe at River Bluffs

Once a month in spring and summer 2017, Porches Cafe at River Bluffs will host a three-piece band. Come dance on the patio and enjoy music and a great meal!

  • June 23, July 21, August 18, September 15: Dennis Martin & the Baby Boomer Band

Music in the courtyard at Aubriana’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

Photo: http://aubrianasrestaurant.com

Find music downtown in the beautiful confines of the courtyard at Aubriana’s. Enjoy wine or cocktails, appetizers or dinner while enjoying the great sounds starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • June 28: Music by Tyler
  • July 12: Music by Tyler
  • July 17: Crystal Fussell Duo
  • July 28: Jenny Pearson

Airlie Garden’s Summer Concerts

airlie gardens concert series

Outdoor concerts on the lawn by the Airlie Oak are a summer tradition at Airlie. Bring along lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers; alcoholic beverages are permitted. Food and beverages are available for sale, too. Park at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 (near Ten Pin Alley) and catch the shuttle bus to Airlie.

The greenery and gardens offer a gorgeous backdrop for a concert at Airlie Gardens from 6-8 p.m. first and third Fridays from May to September. Tickets for the 2017 Airlie summer concerts are $10, $2 for children, and free for Airlie Gardens members and children younger than 4.

Tickets:  There are several ways to purchase tickets.

  • Purchase tickets Online
  • Come by the Gift Shop any day from 9-4pm and buy your tickets.
  • On concert nights, take the free trolley from The New Hanover County Government Center Building(West Entrance facing College Road), 230 Government Center Drive and purchase your ticket when you arrive at the Gardens! Cash & Credit Cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard & Discover only).

Here’s the remaining lineup:

  • July 7: The Wilmington Big Band, Patriotic/Big Band
  • July 21: L Shape Lot, Americana
  • August 4: Signal Fire, Reggae
  • August 18:The Midatlantic Band, New Grass/Folk/Americana
  • September 1: Boba Funk, Funk/R&B
  • September 15: Jim Quick & Coastline, Beach Music

Bluewater’s Waterfront Music Series


Every Sunday through October 15, 2017, head over to the Bluewater Waterfront Grill for live music. Rain or shine, enjoy the sunset, great food, and a summer concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

  • July 2: The Shine
  • July 16: 40 Love
  • July 23: Machine Gun
  • July 30: Overtyme
  • August 6: Southern Trouble
  • August 13: Port City Breakdown
  • August 20: Machine Gun
  • August 27: Uptown Easy
  • September 3: Back of the Boat
  • September 10: Uncle Hairy
  • September 17: Sonic Spectrum
  • September 24: Overtyme
  • October 1: Machine Gun
  • October 8: Port City Shakedown
  • October 15: Volume

Oceanic Pier Wednesday and Friday Concerts

Live Music at Oceanic Pier

Oceanic Restaurant gets hopping twice a week for summer 2017 with an outdoor music series on the Crystal Pier. What’s better than music on the ocean? Music with food and beverages from the Oceanic, of course.

Wednesday concerts are 6 to 9 p.m., Friday concerts from 7 to 10 p.m.

  • June 30: Steven Compton
  • July 5: Mykel Barbee
  • July 7: Tony Barnes
  • July 12: Rob Ronner
  • July 14: The Privateers
  • July 19: Mykel Barbee
  • July 21: Seluh Dubb
  • July 26: Jessie Strassell
  • July 28: Steven Compton
  • August 2: Bland Sawyer
  • August 4: Tony Barnes
  • August 9: Mykel Barbee
  • August 11: The Privateers
  • August 16: Mike Frusha
  • August 18: Rob Ronner
  • August 23: Mykel Barbee
  • August 25: Eric Williams
  • August 30: Steven Compton
  • September 1: Seluh Dubb
  • September 6: Mykel Barbee
  • September 8: Eric Williams
  • September 13: Tony Barnes
  • September 15: Rob Ronner
  • September 20: Mike Frusha
  • September 22: Steven Compton
  • September 27: Bland Sawyer
  • September 29: Tony Barnes
  • October 4: Tony Barnes
  • October 6: Rob Ronner
  • October 11: Mykel Barbee
  • October 13: Eric Williams
  • October 18: Steven Compton
  • October 20: Mike Frusha
  • October 25: Mykel Barbee
  • October 27: The Privateers


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