Brunswick County Summer Concerts & Movies launch for season

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

Get ready for seasonal concerts at the beach and beyond.

Brunswick County’s free concert and movie series is set for the spring-into-summer season for 2013.

New this year is a Thursday series in Calabash, where concerts will take place on Thomasboro Road and movies shown in the town’s new Calabash Community Park at the corner of Persimmon Road and Traders Lane.

More of the series is in store in Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Leland and Southport.

For more information about the series, call Brunswick County Parks and Recreation at (910) 253-2670 or log onto www.brunswickcountync.gov.

Here’s the lowdown (and schedule) of places and events, starting Friday, May 24, with The Entertainers in Ocean Isle Beach.


Ocean Isle Beach

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, accepting cash donations for local food pantries.

May 24—The Entertainers (beach/variety)

May 31—Continental Divide Band (variety)

June 7—Blackwater Rhythm & Blues (blues/beach)

June 14—The Imitations (beach/Motown)

June 21—Sea Cruz (beach/variety)

June 28—Mark Roberts Band (variety)

July 5—Craig Woolard Band (beach)

July 12—Holiday Band (beach/variety)

July 19—Legends of Beach (beach)

July 26—Too Much Sylvia (variety)

Aug. 2—Atlantic Groove (variety)

Aug. 9—Carolina Breakers (variety)

Aug. 16—Steve Owens & Summertime (beach/variety)

Aug. 23—Sea Cruz

Aug. 30—Band of Oz (beach)




Summerfest in the Garden concerts start at 7 p.m. in Rourk Garden on Main Street across from Jerome’s Steak and Seafood. Movies start at dusk.


May 26—Craig Woolard Band (beach/variety). A Memorial Day celebration to honor local veterans is at 4 p.m., followed by the concert.

June 13—North Tower (beach/oldies)

June 27—Carolina Breakers (variety)

Aug. 1—Band of Oz (beach)

Aug. 29—Coastline Band (beach)


June 5—“Peter Pan”

July 11—“Madagascar 3”

July 25—“Wreck-It Ralph”

Aug. 14—“Rise of the Guardians”


Holden Beach

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at the Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

May 26—The Imitations

June 2—The Breeze Band (beach/variety)

June 9—Jaded Mayberry (Southern rock)

June 16—CC Martin (country)

June 23—Brickhouse (funk/top 40)

June 30—Carolina Breakers

July 7—Steve Owens & Summertime

July 14—Sea Cruz

July 21—The Entertainers

July 28—The Rick Strickland Band (beach/variety)

Aug. 4—The Fabulous Daddy O’s (beach/variety)

Aug. 11—Craig Woolard Band

Aug. 18—The Tim Clark Band (beach/variety)

Aug. 25—Parrot Party (Jimmy Buffett tribute)

Sept. 1—The Imitations


Sunset Beach

Concerts are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the gazebo in Village Park, Queen Anne Street. Also visit www.facebook.com/SunsetBeachConcertSeries.

May 29—Fat Jack Band (best old school music)

June 5—Parrot Party

June 12—Homemade Jam Band (classic rock/beach)

June 19—Carolina Breakers

June 26—Ginger Thompson (R&B/classic soul/party)

July 3—CC Martin

July 10—Mark Roberts Band (variety/beach)

July 17—Marsha Morgan Band (beach/variety)

July 24—Jim Quick and Coastline (beach/variety)

July 31—Coco Loco Party Band (variety)

Aug. 7—Rodney Dane (country)

Aug. 14—Craig Woolard Band

Aug. 21—Hip Pocket Band (beach/variety)

Aug. 28—Fantastic Shakers (variety/beach)

Sept. 4—Fat Jack Band



Concerts are at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 1572 Thomasboro Road. Movies start at dusk Thursdays in Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road.


June 20—Parrot Party

July 11—Homemade Jam Band

July 25—Fat Jack Band

Aug. 22—CC Martin


June 6—“Brave”

July 18—“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

Aug. 15—“Hotel Transylvania”



Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and movies at dusk Saturdays in Leland Municipal Park behind town hall.


May 30—Jim Quick and Coastline

June 13—Coco Loco Party Band

June 27—Gold Rush (variety)

July 11—The Imitations


June 1—“The Lorax”

June 15—“Soul Surfer”

June 29—“Madagascar 3”



Concerts start at 6 p.m. Fridays at Garrison House off Davis Street. Waterfront movies start at dusk Fridays.


July 12—Jimmy Buffett style music

Sept. 6—Like Flint (variety)


June 14—“The Pirates Band of Misfits”

Aug. 9—“Dear John”