Major Venues

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Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Largest outdoor amphitheater in Wilmington. Located along the Cape Fear River downtown at the end of Front Street.


Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College

Performing Arts Center located on the campus of CFCC downtown. Features legacy acts and broadway musicals.


Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake

Experience live music with a backdrop of the water and trees at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Seats up to 1200 people.


Brooklyn Arts Center

Events center located inside historic church at N 4th and Campbell Streets downtown. Standing room capacity of 750 people.


Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

The historic theater was originally constructed between 1855-1858. Serves both city government and cultural events. Located downtown on 3rd Street.


Kenan Auditorium

Performing arts center located on campus of University of North Carolina Wilmington; seats 1,000 people.

Downtown Wilmington

Rebellion NC

15 S Front Street

Live at Ted’s

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and occassional weeknights.

2 Castle Street

Goat & Compass

710 N 4th Street

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

111 Grace Street

Marina Grill

10 Harnett Street

Reel Café

100 S Front Street


19 S 2nd Street

New Anthem Beer Project

110 Greenfield Street

The Opera Room

119 Grace Street

Edward Teach Brewery

604 N 4th Street


1007 N 4th Street 


138 S Front Street

The Pilot House

2 Ann Street


23 Market Street

Dirty Dan’s of Wilmington

122 Princess Street

The Rooftop Bar

21 N Front Street

Brooklyn Cafe

706 N Fourth Street

Port City Cheesesteak

21 N Front Street Unit D

Bourgie Nights

Lounge with an intimate listening environment with standing room up to 150 people.

123 Princess Street

Satellite Bar & Lounge

120 Greenfield Street

Duck and Dive Pub

114 Dock Street

Tavern Law 1832

106 N 2nd Street

Waterline Brewing

721 Surry Street

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar - Downtown Wilmington

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday shows

127 N Front Street

The Underfront Co.

265 N Front Street

The Little Dipper

138 S Front Street

Rooster & The Crow

225 S Water Street, Suite G & H

Social Casa De' Tequila

121 N Front Street

Board & Barrel

301 N Water Street

True Blue Butcher & Barrel

110 Greenfield Street


320 Castle Street

Hell’s Kitchen

118 Princess Street

The Eagle’s Dare

Free Concert Friday series along with shows on other days.

420 N 3rd Street

Bourbon Street

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

35 N Front Street

The Rusty Nail

Wilmington's Home for the Blues

1310 S 5th Avenue

The Ivey in the Alley

10 Wilkinson Alley

Flytrap Brewing

319 Walnut Street

The Blind Elephant

Speakeasy cocktail bar downtown.

21 N Front Street

Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar

Inside the Embassy Suites downtown

9 Estell Lee Place

Bottega Art & Wine

723 N 4th Street

Dram & Draught

109 Market Street

Ironclad Brewery

115 N 2nd Street


23 N Front Street


16 Princess Street

Quanto Basta

107 N 2nd Street

Coglin’s Wilmington

206 Market Street

The Bodega Market

1222 S Third Street

Prost Biergarten

115 S Front Street

Pleasure Island Area

Crush and Grind

7 Harper Avenue

Boardwalk at Carolina Beach

Beach Bumz

105 Boardwalk

Carolina Beach

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill

701 N Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Stoked Restaurant

313 Canal Drive

Carolina Beach

HopLite Irish Pub

720 N Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Silver Dollar

3 Cape Fear Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Nollie’s Taco Joint

3 Pelican Lane

Carolina Beach

The Fat Pelican

8 S Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Pleasure Island Tavern (The PIT)

8 Pavillion Avenue S Unit 3, Carolina Beach


Hurricane Alley's

5 Boardwalk

Carolina Beach

CB Pier/High Tide Lounge & Tiki Bar

1800 Carolina Beach Avenue N

Carolina Beach Pier

Havana's Fresh Island Restaurant

1 N Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

The Sandspur

103 S Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

The Vault CB

612 N Lake Park Blvd

Carolina Beach

The Last Resort

600 N Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Nauti Dog

5 Cape Fear Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Carolina Smokehouse

9 Pavillion Avenue S, Carolina Beach

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar

1211 S Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach


227 Carolina Beach Avenue N

Island Beverage

1206 N Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

The Spot CB

1006 S Lake Park Boulevard

Carolina Beach

Buzz’s Roost at the Beach

8 Pavilion Avenue South

Carolina Beach

Midtown Wilmington

Moe's Original BBQ

5818 Oleander Drive

Seagate Bottle Shop

6005 Oleander Drive

Cameron Art Museum

3201 S 17th Street

Katy and Jerry Allen’s Bar and Grill

1054 South College Road near UNCW

Henry's Restaurant and Bar

2508 Independence Boulevard, Suite 100

The Sorrow Drowner

19 S 10th Street

The Painter & The Poet

1202 Chestnut Street

Carolina Ale House

317-C College Road

Alcove Beer Garden

348 Hutchison Lane

Salty’s Tavern

112 Hinton Avenue

The Fuzzy Needle

716 S 17th Street

The Brewer’s Kettle

4718 Oleander near Long Leaf Park

The Barzarre

Bohemian Art bar with live entertainment nightly.

1610 Castle Street

The Starling Whiskey & Wine Bar

1612 Queen Street in the Cargo District

Hi-Wire Brewing

Live music each Friday from 6pm to 8pm featuring various local musicians.

1020 Princess Street

Bull City Ciderworks

615 South 17th Street

Azalea Station

1502 Castle Street

Olio Provisions

1605 Queen Street Unit 110

The Runaway

3417 Wrightsville Avenue

Guitar and Vintage Clothing Boutique

Wilmington Brewing Company

824 S Kerr Avenue

Live music every Wednesday night

End of Days Distillery

1815 Castle Street

Panacea Brewing Company

4107 Oleander Drive


600 S 17th Street

Bowstring Burgers & Brewyard

1002 Princess Street


Beale Street Barber Shop

710 S 17th Street

Rooted Kava Lounge

415 S College Road

Grinders Caffe

890 S Kerr Avenue 2b

FunkSHUn at the JunkSHUn

1604 Market Street

Wrightsville Beach & Mayfaire Area

Waterman's Brewing

1610 Pavilion Place

Red Dogs

5 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Jimmy's Wrightsville Beach

5 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Bluewater Waterfront Grill

4 Marina Street

Wrightsville Beach

Blue Surf Arboretum West

414 Arboretum Drive Suite 130

Solstice Kitchen & Cocktails

1706 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

The Palm Room

11 E Salisbury Street

Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

6201 Oleander Drive

Lumina on WB

1706 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Dockside Waterfront Restaurant Bar and Marina

1308 Airlie Road

Wrightsville Beach

King Neptune Restaurant

11 North Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Lagerheads Tavern

35 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Flying Machine at Wrightsville Beach

530 Causeway Drive

Wrightsville Beach


703 S Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach

Coquina Fishbar

890 Town Center Drive

Mayfaire Town Center

Lighthouse Beer & Wine

220 Causeway Drive

Wrightsville Beach

Sweet N Savory Cafe

Live music every Thursday

1611 Pavilion Place

Market Street Between Downtown & Ogden

Tavern 14

6309 Market Street

Burnt Mill Creek

2101 Market Street

Cast Iron Kitchen

8024 Market Street

Biggers Market

6250 Market Street

Kornerstone Bistro

8262 Market Street

By The Beach Brewing

105 Old Eastwood Road

Lizzie B's Saloon

6745 Market Street

Johnny Lukes Kitchen Bar

5500 Market Street

Backspin Social

6717 Market Street

Monkey Junction & Riverlights Area

Celtic Monkey

5607 Carolina Beach Road

Smoke on the Water

3704 Watercraft Ferry Avenue

At RiverLights

Cody’s South

6485 Carolina Beach Road

Buffalo Wild Wings Monkey Junction

5533 Carolina Beach Road

The Veggie Wagon - Masonboro

3315 Masonboro Loop Road 

(Really south Wilmington, but nearest to this category for now!)

Mad Katz

Live music 5+ nights a week.

5216 Carolina Beach Road

Rucker Johns

5564 Carolina Beach Road

Greenfield Lake Area

Greenfield Lake Yacht Club

1756 Carolina Beach Road near Greenfield Lake Park

The Harp

Live music on Wednesdays.

1423 S 3rd Street

Nippy’s Soul Food Restaurant

2206 Carolina Beach Road

Dram Tree Tavern

1806 Washington Street

Ogden/Porters Neck/Scotts Hill Area

Ogden Tap Room

Live music weekly.  

7324 Market Street

Broomtail Pub & Arcade

7211 Market Street

Slice of Life

4 locations but live music appears mostly at Porters Neck location.

155 Porters Neck Road

The Sailfish

2570 Scotts Hill Loop Road

Freya’s Haus

55 Scotts Hill Loop Road

Seven Mile Post

Live music on the back patio. 

7219 Market Street

Castle Hayne Area

The Wild Goose Bar & Lounge

2731 Castle Hayne Road

Luck's Tavern

6401 Castle Hayne Road

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