FREE TO THE PUBLIC | FOOD TRUCKS | BEER & WINE PERMITTED (21+)
Don’t forget to head down to the Crystal Coast this weekend for the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival! Some of the biggest names in the business will be coming to help you dance the day away in a place we consider paradise.
A Brief History of the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival
For many years throughout the 80’s and 90’s this Festival brought a big crowd over to this small beach community just before the official start of the Summer season. It was held at the Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort, but the increase in business was evident throughout Carteret County. Ultimately, the festival grew to the point where it was no longer feasible to please everyone.
After a brief hiatus, the town and some dedicated local sponsors decided it had been long enough. Last year marked the revival of the festival and an estimated crowd of over 9,000 was there to bear witness. It was a brutally hot summer day in the end of August, but the crowd stuck it out until the very end. Overall, it was noted as a great day with some positive feedback on ways to improve for the future.
11 AM- 5 PM on Saturday, September 30th
This year, town officials decided to push the festival date back into the end of September- hoping that we’d get some of that beautiful Fall weather we all know and love. The forecast looks like we’ll get just what the doctor ordered, with temperatures in the mid 70’s throughout most of the afternoon. A slight shower is possible, but anyone whose ever spent time in EI knows you can’t let a little chance of rain spoil your fun. The music will kick-off at 11 AM with MC Sammy O’ Banion starting the party. The Fantastic Shakers, Band of Oz, Too much Sylvia, and The Embers will round out the afternoon, while Ken Knox and the Chairmen of the Board provide finishing touches. If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing any of these bands in person, here’s your chance.
Come Early and Hungry
It might not be a bad idea to hit the beach earlier than normal because this event is sure to draw a crowd. The good news is, you won’t have to pack a sandwich because there will be plenty of delicious Mobile Food Vendors available for you to enjoy. Bring some cash and grab a bite when your stomach starts growling. There should be plenty of choices for all appetites including fresh seafood, the ever popular Dank Burrito, and some sweet treats for dessert. T-shirts will also be For Sale in the entry-way space by the Volleyball courts. Beer and wine are permitted for those who are of the legal age, but liquor will be prohibited.
Handicapped parking will be available at the big parking lot next to the Islander (101 Islander Dr).
The town will allow parking along the grass of Hwy 58 (Emerald Dr.) Please park diagonally to accommodate more vehicles and ensure everyone will be able to get out safely. If you’re lucky enough to call Emerald Isle home, you can walk or hop on a bike and hit the multiuse path to avoid traffic.
Come Say Hey!
If you’re coming into town and not yet lucky enough to call Emerald Isle home, stop by our Sales office at 200 Mangrove Dr. across from CVS. We will have some of our dedicated Real Estate Agents On-Duty, ready to help find the perfect property for you! Office open Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM- 5 PM
The Tams may have said it best: “Be Young, Be Foolish, but Be Happy”
Envoy the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival, but please remember to leave the beach cleaner than you found it 🙂