Music series

Port City Marina and Marina Grill announce two Summer Music Series free to the public

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Port City Marina and Marina Grill are thrilled to announce two exciting summer music series that will be free to the public.

For the first time ever, Port City Marina Pier presents a new Friday night concert series titled “Friday Night Live!”.

The inaugural season of Friday Night Live! will bring tribute bands back to Wilmington. The concerts will take place on the pier with a view of the Cape Fear River and the Battleship. There will also be a free launch concert on Memorial Day weekend on May 27.

For the first year, Port City Marina will host nine tribute bands celebrating the music of Skynard to Journey. Friday night live! the concerts take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The program will be published the Monday after Azalea Festival on The Pier @ Port City Marina Facebook page.

The “Saturday Sunset Series” presented by Marina Grill celebrates talented local and regional musicians and diverse musical genres.

The series will begin on April 16 and run until October 29. Performance hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Times vary if Live Nation is having a concert that night, as they are located next door. The Saturday Sunset series debuts April 16 with popular local band Machine Gun.

The schedule will be posted the Monday after Azalea Festival on Marina Grill’s Facebook page.

Haven Holsinger, formerly of the Downtown Sundown concert series, leads the charge for the live music series.

“Live music is a rich tradition in Wilmington. I’m very excited to bring back some of our favorite tribute bands. I love that feeling of nostalgia that music brings, triggering memories of when you first heard a specific band or song. I am honored to be part of these two incredible evenings.

Friday night live! will partner with local charities to sell $1 wristbands to people 21 and older who want to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

The app can be found on The Pier @ Port City Marina Facebook page or requested by emailing: [email protected]

Completed applications must be submitted by April 15, 22 and can be sent to [email protected] or mailed/delivered to 720 N. 3rd Street, Suite 301, Wilmington NC 28401.