Concert announcements: Santana, Trevor Noah, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more!

Guitar legend Santana will play Riverfront Park on Sept. 19; tickets go on sale June 18. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Live Nation)

WILMINGTON — Another round of musicians and a stand-up comedian are slated to tour through Wilmington this summer and fall at Riverfront Park and Greenfield Lake Amphitheater alike. From classic rock to new indie, country to comedy, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

Here are the newest additions to the concert lineup.


A relatively unknown act when he played Woodstock in 1969, Santana is now iconic for his impact on rock and guitar shredding. Inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, Santana will travel through Wilmington to Riverfront Park on Sept. 15.

His “Blessings and Miracles Tour” will consist of 15 dates starting Sept. 11, after kicking off his multi-year residency on Aug. 25 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues. Santana will be backed by his band, which includes his wife and drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana. They’re touring in support of his upcoming full-length album, “Blessings and Miracles.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18, 10 a.m. (presale, Tuesday, June 15).

Trevor Hall

Bringing a mix of roots and reggae, folk and electronic Eastern mysticism, Trevor Hall will make his debut in Wilmington at Greenfield Lake on Aug. 6, 6 p.m., in support of his latest album, “In and Through the Body.”

Released in September, the South Carolina musician recorded the album in Durham, North Carolina, produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger). It includes vocals from wife Emory, as well as his sister and mother, and covers themes of love and loss, redemption and struggle.

Tickets are on sale now for $32.50

Brent Cobb and Nikki Lane

The Georgia-based musician, Brent Cobb, will be bringing country-inspired sounds to Greenfield Lake on Sept. 3, 6 p.m., with Nikki Lane as part of the Soap Box Derby Tour.

Cobb said in a release his fourth album, “Keep Them on They Toes,” was inspired by the sound and scope of 1970’s Jerry Lee Lewis. He worked with Brad Cook in Durham, North Carolina, and praised the producer: “All of his records sound so sparse, but there’s a lot of space being taken up at the same time,” Cobb explained.

Nikki Lane performs vocals, piano, fiddle and tuba on the album on the track “Soap Box,” which was co-written by Cobb’s father, Patrick.

Singer-songwriter Andrew Combs will open the show.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. (presale, Tuesday, June 15). They’ll be priced $25 ahead of the show and $32 the day of.

Trevor Noah

Another Trevor is headed to town! Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” comedian, Trevor Noah announced his Back to Abnormal Tour, which will include a stop at Riverfront Park on Sept. 25.

A New York Times best-selling author, Noah also has received Emmy Award nominations, and has written and starred in 11 comedy specials on various platforms. Netflix released in 2018 “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia,” which landed the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Show, as well as a GRAMMY nomination for Best Comedy Album. 

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 18, at 10 a.m. (presale, Tuesday, June 15). Prices have not been announced.

Old Crow Medicine Show

“Wagon Wheel” has become an anthem for Old Crow fans, who will be able to sing along live come July 25 as the band pulls into Greenfield Lake Amphitheater at 6 p.m.

The Boone, North Carolina, musicians got their start on the New York streets busking, before getting a boost to success under an apprenticeship with Doc Watson, who booked them at Merlefest. Ever since, Old Crow has won two GRAMMYs (Best Folk Album for “Remedy,” 2014, and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express, 2013). “Wagon Wheel” has gone double platinum, selling over 2,000,000 copies.

Tickets, $45 in advance or $55 day of, will go on sale Friday, June 18, at 10 a.m. (presale, Thursday, June 17).


It’s been 20 years since “Drops of Jupiter” hit the airwaves and Train is taking to the road again to celebrate this June. On Aug. 10, the band will play Riverfront Park.

The San Francisco band began in 1993 with their self-titled release, but didn’t really gain worldwide attention until “Drops of Jupiter” hit in 2001. The record won a GRAMMY for Best Rock Song and Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist. Train has released 10 albums in their almost 30-year career.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 18, at 10 a.m. (presale, Thursday, June 17). Prices have not been announced.

Brett Eldredge

Country star Brett Eldredge is coming to Wilmington as part of his Good Day Tour, in support of the release of his fifth studio album in 2020, “Sunday Drive.” He will perform at Riverfront Park on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Eldredge’s “Bring You Back” and “Illinois” albums scored gold through the Recording Industry Association of America, while also charting numerous platinum hits like “Don’t Ya,” “Lose My Mind” and “Drunk on Your Love.” He’s also won the CMT and CMA awards, including Song of the Year in 2014 for “Beat of the Music.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18, 10 a.m. (presale, Tuesday, June 15). Prices have not been announced

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