Concerts at Sunset Beach, Southport

Music is in the air, most certainly, as Sunset Beach Sound Waves and Southport Summer Concert kick off their concert series this week. But if you can’t make it to those concerts, don’t worry: there are more concerts and other events happening in Brunswick.

Sunset Beach Sound Waves Concert Series

The Entertainers are launching the Sunset Beach Sound Waves concert series featuring beach, R&B, rock, country and Top 40 music. The free concert will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at Village Park Gazebo, 1791 , Queen Anne Street.

The Back Porch Rockers will kick off Southport's summer concert series on Thursday.

Southport Summer Concert Series

Playing classic rock and blues, the Back Porch Rockers kick off Southport’s Summer Concert Series, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at Franklin Square Park, 130 E. West St. ., in downtown Southport. Free. Bring a blanket or a chair.

The Tonez will perform at Leland's Live at the Park on June 2.

Leland Live at the Park

The Tonez will feature beach, dance and rock music at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at Founders Park, 113 Town Hall Drive. Bring your own blanket or chair, food and drink. A food truck will be on site. Coolers are welcome. Smoking is strictly prohibited on all city property.

Artwork by Deborah Voso.  A reception will be held June 3 at the Southport Town Center Gallery's First Friday Walk.

First Friday Gallery Walk

Franklin Square Gallery in Southport features the work of two members Deborah Voso and Jennifer Qin, whose artwork exhibits an international flair. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the First Friday Gallery Walk in Downtown Southport. Light refreshments will be served.

Featured 2D artist Voso brings his lifelong love of photography and his inspiration from nature and his travels around the world to his abstract paintings. Voso’s keen sense of balance between form and movement makes his work appealing to both traditional and contemporary art lovers. She uses fluid paints, resin and inks experimentally, allowing them to flow together in dynamic colors or subtle hues.

Jennifer Qin's pottery.  A reception will be held June 3 at the Southport Town Center Gallery's First Friday Walk.

A Shanghai-born 3D artist, Qin trained vigorously in drawing and writing Chinese calligraphy. However, her career choice was made by academic criteria and she was sent to study mechanical engineering, and she worked as an engineer for many years in China. After moving to the United States, Qin decided to pursue her interest in art, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. After exploring different mediums, she found her passion for pottery. His work incorporates the artistic elements of balance, rhythm and harmony, with the precision of engineering.

The exhibits will be on display until Saturday, June 18. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 130 E. West St. Details:

Oak Island Concert Series

The Cruise Brothers Band will play country R&B from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Middleton Park Amphitheater, 4610 E. Dolphin Drive. Free.

Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert

Also known as the Peggy Hughes Concert Series, North Tower will perform beach, Motown, disco, funk and rock music. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at Town Center Park, 11 E. Second St.

Southport Historic Bike Tour

Want to discover Southport? The Adventure Kayak Company is offering a two-hour guided tour, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday June 4th. The tour price is $35 and includes a bike and helmet. If you bring your own bike, the cost is $30. Meet at 807 N. Howe St. For reservations or more information, please call 910-454-0607.

movie in the park

Enjoy family movies under the Leland night sky while watching the movie “Encanto”. The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the Colombian mountains in an enchanting place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto blessed each child in the family with a unique gift – each child except Mirabel. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic. A food truck will be on site. Alcohol or animals are not allowed. The film will screen at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Founders Park, 113 Town Hall Drive, Leland. In case of bad weather, the film may be cancelled.

Holden Beach Concert Series

The Main Event Band performs R&B, soul, beach, country, and funk music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at the Pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge, 131 Jordan Blvd. Refreshments available for purchase. Bring a chair or a beach towel. Free. 910-842-6488.

After:Complete list of outdoor summer concerts in Wilmington, as well as Brunswick and Pender counties

Contact Cheryl Whitaker at 910-343-2004 or [email protected]

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