Beach Music Festivals


Are you ready for some beach music, shag-dancing, and good old-fashioned summer fun? Then swing on down to Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast during June for back-to-back weekends of beach music festivals. On Saturday, June 4th,  the 26th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival is where the action will be. The following Saturday, June 11, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will host a Beach Music Festival at Battleship Park to celebrate the ship’s 50th Anniversary as a World War II attraction in Wilmington.

Kick up some sand shaggin’ at Carolina Beach on June 4th during the 26th annual Carolina Beach Music Festival. Held on the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, this annual summer music extravaganza features beach music where it originated—on the Carolina coast! The fun begins on Friday during a kickoff party with music by The Carolina Breakers and DJ Mike Worley at the Sea Witch Café & Tiki Bar. The Carolina Beach Music Festival gets rocking on Saturday at 11:00am with continuous live music until 4:30pm.

An all-star lineup of beach music artists is on tap for the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s Beach Music FestivalJune 11. 2011 marks the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s 50th anniversary! Listen to the sounds of Mark Roberts & The Breeze; Jim Quick & the Coastline; Band of Oz, The Tams, Chairmen of the Board, and The Embers. Held at Battleship Park, visitors can count on great views of Downtown Wilmington and the scenic Cape Fear River. Gates open at 10:00am, with the first act starting at 12:00 noon.

Make plans to experience both beach music festivals with a week-long vacation to Wilmington & North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast. With more than 50 attractions, tours and cruises from the river to the sea, there’s plenty to see and do between festivals. We look forward to seeing you here!