Island Tunes, Blues and All that Jazz

Get a front-row seat at family-friendly concerts like the free Boogie in the Park Concert Series held oceanfront that will bring out the kid in everyone. Adults will love the annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival featuring Grammy-Award winning artists in addition to the fresh seafood. Nearby on the island, find tiki bars with seasonal live entertainment.

Oceanfront Tunes

Dance over to Ocean Front Park every first and third Sunday, May through October for the Boogie in the Park concert series. This free concert series plays host to a variety of music genres from country and Motown to rock and reggae. Pack a picnic, beach chairs or blanket and groove to the music with soothing ocean waves and sea breezes as a backdrop.

Sounds of Summer

Round up the family for an evening of free live music during the Summer Lawn Concerts at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area the second and fourth Fridays in June through August, where a variety of bands take the stage in this beautiful venue along the Cape Fear River. Pack a picnic dinner, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of summer.


A tradition for more than 25 years, enjoy a weekend of non-stop musical talent at the annual Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. Each year in April a lineup of nationally recognized Blues & Jazz performers take the stage as concert goers enjoy freshly prepared seafood dishes. Pack your lawn chairs and round up the family to enjoy two days of sunshine, ocean breezes and live music outdoors in beautiful Kure Beach.