Carolina Beach delights visitors with concerts, events and live music across the island. Everyone’s favorite staples are on stage in this laid-back beach destination, so check out the schedule and let the live tunes carry you away to a paradise state of mind!

Read on to discover what’s in store at Carolina Beach:

The Sound of Music Fills the Boardwalk

Each summer, return to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to enjoy the Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast weekly from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Take a stroll down the historic Boardwalk with the ocean on one side and the sound of music and good times on the other. Gather around the Gazebo stage to listen to free live music, enjoy family-friendly activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. and marvel as the fireworks show lights up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9 p.m.


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Alley’s features live music every weekend through summer on its rooftop deck. Enjoy beachy beverages, local brews and more on tap. Carolina Smokehouse serves up delicious barbeque from family recipes as well as live music on its rooftop bar. For those who are all about making their own music, be sure to hit up Silver Dollar and Buzz’s at the Beach for karaoke nights.

Festival Fun

One of the longest-running beach music festivals returns to town each June, drawing visitors from all over. Some of the biggest names in beach music grace the stage during a full day of live performances at the Carolina Beach Music Festival. This is one of the only festivals where attendees can dig their toes in the sand and dance seaside while enjoying the upbeat tunes, so make sure to mark your calendar!


Come for the Bands, Stay for the Bites

Enjoy live music with the SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar Outdoor Music Concert series on one of their several outdoor dining patios. This fan-favorite restaurant serves signature dishes like Carolina Shrimp and Grits, Mahi Tacos and the Shrimp or Oyster Basket. As you drink and dine on SeaWitch’s delicious offerings, dance or just relax to the beat of live tunes. Weather permitting, live music takes place throughout the year with this schedule of artists.

Perched on the end of a pier, the Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar’s casual beachfront bar directly overlooks the water. Not only is it ideal for refreshing drinks and great views, it also hosts live music in the summer.

Where can you find a regular lineup of live music, great bites, axe throwing, games and more? The Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill, of course! The family- and dog-friendly restaurant offers delicious fare like crab cake bites, Bang Bang Po Boy, a Steam Pot and a Calabash Feast. Check out the website to find out who is playing and when.


There’s nothing like good times and live music to fill the air and feed the soul. With a variety of casual settings featuring local bands, Carolina Beach promises to entertain.