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Airlie Gardens concert series to kick off June 3

Airlie Gardens' 2018 Summer Concert Series kicks off May 18. The series features live music every first and third Friday through Sept. 21. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Airlie Gardens)
Airlie Gardens’ 2022 Summer Concert Series kicks off June 3. The series features live music every first and third Friday through Sept. 2 (Courtesy Airlie Gardens)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Annually, the historic gardens of Airlie near Wrightsville Beach transform some Friday nights into a concert experience during summer months. The 2022 series will kick off June 3, featuring seven weeks of live music.

Concerts are held the first and third Fridays through September 2 at the live oak. Beer and food vendors are not onsite for the 2022 season, though picnics are welcome.

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The 2022 lineup consists of local bands, including Signal Fire and The Feebs, but also regional acts like a Beatles tribute band.

“The bands are a great combination of Airlie favorites with some new additions, and we are excited to see everyone in the gardens the 2022 lineup,” Tara Duckworth, director of the county’s parks and gardens, said in a press release.

The full schedule includes:

  • June 3 – reSoul (R&B)
  • June 17 – Signal Fire (Reggae)
  • July 1 – No Regretz (Classic rock)
  • July 15 – Bibis Ellison (Pop/covers)
  • Aug. 5 – The Feebs (Dance music)
  • Aug. 19 – Machine Gun (80s, 90s and more)
  • Sept. 2 – The British Invaders (Beatles cover band)

The series requires tickets — $10 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages 4-12 and free for kids under 3. Airlie Gardens members will receive first dibs come May 10, when they receive an email with instructions on how and where to reserve the tickets.

Otherwise tickets go on sale to the public the week of each concert. Parking is offsite at the Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Rd.) with free shuttle service offered to the gardens beginning at 5 p.m. Onsite parking is by permit only.

More information in regards to the series can be found here.

Retraction: The original story noted food and drink vendors would be onsite; however, Airlie is not having vendors this year.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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