Live Music Fills The Salt Air This Summer

Start Planning Your Summertime Evenings Now!


Town of Atlantic Beach ‘Sounds Like Summer at the Park’ Free Concert Series will kick of June 20th from 7-9 PM at the Town Park, located at 915 W Fort Macon Road. The park also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There is a concession stand with snacks and drinks, and attendees are encouraged to bring a pop-up chair or blanket. Considering there is no covered shelter, all events are weather permitting, so let’s hope that late afternoon summer showers stay on the mainland! The special July 4th concert will take place at The Circle with local favorite, Robert McDuffy. Ride a bike, or walk if you can, but plenty of parking is available at the site.




While you’re enjoying the tunes at the AB Park Complex, be sure to stop for a quick photo-op at this awesome mural. This wall was painted by our very own, Stephanie Ross!

Fort Macon Summer Concerts

(Will be moved inside Visitor’s Center in the event it rains)

FRIDAYS – 6:30 to 8 PM

May 31     The Sunshine Band, Show & Pop Tunes, Contemporary Mix
Jun 14      Unknown Tongues, Zydeco
Jun 28     Telluride, Beach, Bluegrass, Country
Jul 12       Saltwater Gold, Favorite dance music
Jul 26       Fab – The Band, Beach, Classic Motown
Aug  2       Wild Honey, Country Rock & Blues

SATURDAYS at 1:00 PM

Jun 8        Caffeinated Soul Boogie, Funk Jazz, Am. Blues
Jun 22      The Mad Fiddler, Feel Good Fiddling
Aug 10      Morehead Brass Consortium, Pop & Classic Tunes

Guests to Fort Macon Concerts are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and coolers with drinks and snacks.

Alcohol and pets are prohibited from within the park.


It’s pretty tough to top a music venue inside a preserved Civil War Fort! Definitely worth the trip, wherever you are.

Photo from Carteret News-Times

ALIVE AT FIVE is a free concert series during summer in Downtown Morehead City!

Concerts take place at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street, 5-8 pm. The park is located between the Bask Hotel and the waterfront. Public restrooms are available on-site, with handicap ramp access.

Bring your own blankets and chairs. Beverage concession available. No coolers or outside beverages are permitted.

This event is hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc. and sponsored by Sound Bank, West Town Bank, and Trust, Golden Road by Adams Beverage. Special thanks to Twice the Ice and the Town of Morehead City.

2019 SCHEDULE

Friday, June 7….. The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra
Friday, June 21…..Liquid Pleasure Band
Friday, July 19….. North Tower Band
Friday, August 16….. Bounce – Party Band
Thursday, Sept 19….. Jim Quick & Coastline
Thursday, October 17….. The Embers

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. The concerts are scheduled each Saturday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street in Morehead City. These performances are free and open to the public. For more information on the concert series, contact Kirk Peterson at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 726-5083 ext. 3

  • SATURDAY, MAY 25TH 2019 | NITE OWL (CLASSIC ROCK/COUNTRY)
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST 2019 LIKWID PICKLE
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2019 | BUILT FOR COMFORT (BLUES, ROCK)
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2019 |THE BACKBEAT (BEATLES, BRITISH ROCK)
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2019| SEASIDE BAND
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2019| THE CENTRAL PARK BAND
  • THURSDAY, JULY 4TH, 2019 | THE MAIN EVENT BAND (FIREWORKS @ 9:00) | 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, JULY 6TH, 2019 |THRILLBILLIES
  • SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 2019 | JAN MICHAEL FIELDS
  • SATURDAY, JULY 20TH, 2019| DONALD THOMPSON BAND (BLUES, R&B)
  • SATURDAY, JULY 27TH, 2019 | FREEWAY (CLASSIC ROCK)
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2019 | EXPRESSIONS
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2019 | CALICO CREEK BLUEGRASS BAND
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2019 | NAKED KNEES
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2019 | KUDUBAI
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2019 | 4EVERALL

The Seaside Arts Council provides a family-friendly way to either kickstart and/or wind down your weekend activities.

The Thursday Emeraldfest concerts are held at the Western Regional Beach Access down Islander Drive. Free Parking is available and lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged.

On Sunday evenings, the Town of Swansboro comes alive and gathers at ‘The Pug’, located in the heart of downtown at the intersection of Church and Front Street. You’ll love watching the sunset behind this little coastal village, and with several restaurants, bars, and an ice cream/candy shop within eyesight, you’ll be toasting to another successful, fun-filled summertime weekend!