Airlie Gardens Announces Concert Series Line-up for 2018

Posted March 26, 2018 at 11:43 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

New Hanover County, NC – Airlie Gardens has unveiled its slate of musical performers for the 2018 Summer Concert Series. The concert season will kick off Friday, May 18 with reggae from Signal Fire and then resume the traditional schedule of the first and third Fridays of the month from June through September.

Off-site parking for the concerts will be at the New Hanover County Government Center, located at 230 Government Center Drive. Parking will be on the west side of the building that faces College Road, on the opposite end from the bowling alley. Free shuttles to Airlie start running at 5 p.m. On-site parking at Airlie Gardens is by permit only.

“We have a great lineup of bands this year, with a mix of genres that will appeal to a variety of musical tastes,” said New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Director Tara Duckworth. “We look forward to the return of our seasoned concert-goers and invite new faces to join in the festivities.”

The schedule includes returning acts that most regulars now expect and demand, including L Shape Lot – winner of Encore Magazine’s Best Local Band, Bibis Ellison, and Jack Jack 180. Back by popular demand, the Wilmington Big Band will help celebrate our nation’s birthday on Friday, July 6. In addition, guests will have the chance to experience several new bands like Machine Gun, Massive Grass and The Dung Beatles. The schedule concludes with one of the premier beach music bands in the state – Jim Quick and The Coastline.

Airlie’s Summer Concert Series has grown to become a staple of summer fun in New Hanover County. According to Duckworth, “Every year the concert series grows, proving to us that families still value spreading out a blanket, enjoying a picnic, and listening to good music on a summer night. So let the countdown begin!”

Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. and the full schedule for the 2018 Summer Concert Series is below:

  • May 18: Signal Fire (Reggae)
  • June 1: Machine Gun (80’s covers and more!)
  • June 15: Massive Grass (Blue Grass)
  • July 6: Wilmington Big Band (Big Band and Swing)
  • July 20: L Shape Lot (New Grass, Americana)
  • August 17: Bibis Ellison (Pop/Covers)
  • Thursday, August 23: Dung Beatles (Beatles Tribute) – RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 3 DUE TO RAIN
  • September 7: Jack Jack 180 (Pop/Rock/Alternative)
  • September 21: Jim Quick and Coastline (Beach Music)

For more information about the 2018 Summer Concert series, or to purchase tickets to the concert, please visit Tickets are $9 for adults, $2 for kids age 4-12. Parking is off-site at 230 Government Center Drive with free shuttle service into the concerts. Shuttles start running at 5pm.


Release Contact:
Janine Powell
Airlie Gardens


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