Your Guide to Wilmington NC Concerts and Live Music
Wilmington NC Concert Calendars
Wilmington, NC is stocked full of talented artists and bands that will scratch any itch for live music in all genres. There are also a ton of live music and concert venues that are doing their part to bring in talent from around the Country. We know it’s hard to keep up, so we’ve created your go-to resource for finding the best venues that are hosting your favorite bands and musicians. If we left any out, please let us know!
Downtown Wilmington NC Live Music Venues
GLA is an outdoor venue in Greenfield Lake Park in Downtown Wilmington that can host 1,000 people.. Past shows include: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Tedeschi Trucks, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Stephen Marley, Passion Pit, Leftover Salmon, Fitz And The Tantrums and more.
Ziggy’s By The Sea is the newest addition to the flourishing music scene in the beautiful downtown historic district of Wilmington, NC.
The Downtown Sundown Concert Series takes place each Friday evening from the end of May – August on Riverfront Park, located at North Water Street between Princess and Market Streets. Concerts feature a variety of original and cover bands, both local and regional. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase during the performances. They always have a variety of cover bands and local talent.
Located in the Brooklyn District of downtown Wilmington NC, the Brooklyn Arts Center was originally constructed in 1888 and served as St. Andrews Church. The standing room only concert venue also hosts many weddings and events. Past shows include Matisyahu, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Third Eye Blind.
Dog friendly neighborhood pub where there is never a cover.
Great drink specials, awesome live music, and some of the best DJ’s in town. Past bands include The Bibis Ellison Band, Flannel Rebellion, and No Dollar Shoes.
Costello’s Piano Bar in downtown Wilmington is perfect for those looking to have a drink and relax in a classy, upbeat atmosphere. They host performances from some of the area’s best talent, an art gallery, nightly drink specials and a great staff of bartenders ready to prepare you the best drinks from our elaborate selection of beers, wine, and liquor. You’ll find entertainment at Costello’s 7 nights a week all year round.
Each year the North Carolina Azalea Festival showcases national headliner concerts. Throughout the years we have had many wonderful performers, including Frank Sinatra, Brad Paisley, Patti LaBelle, Jessica Simpson, the Avett Brothers, and Sugarland.
Wrightsville Beach Area Wilmington NC
Mayfaires Music on the Town Concert Series will fill the air with the sounds of local bands every Friday evening from 6pm until dark beginning Friday, May 2nd and concluding Friday, July 25th. The 13 week free Friday night concert series will take place on the Mayfaire Event Lawn located directly behind Ulta and hh gregg.
Outdoor concert venue held in beautiful Airlie Gardens. Bring your chairs or blankets to sit on (picnic baskets are welcome too) and enjoy an evening outdoors as the music fills the gardens. The Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series are held on select Fridays from 6 to 8 pm from May through September at Airlie Gardens. Adults: $9, Children $3 and Free for Airlie Gardens Members.
Palm Room is the oldest bar on the beach (1955), located in the parking lot at Johnny Mercer’s Pier.
Enjoy your night out and give us a call if you need a ride! 910-398-8333.
Our luxury transportation company, Event Shuttle Service, has a fleet of limos, vans, shuttles, and busses to get you and your group to your next concert or live show and home safely.