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Lineup announced for the Airlie Gardens 2018 summer concert series

The concert season will begin Friday, May 18 and will feature acts such as Signal Fire, L-Shape Lot, Bibis Ellison, Jack Jack 180 and more.

Signal Fire, a Wilmington reggaeSignal Fire, a Wilmington reggae band, will open the Airlie Gardens 2018 summer concert season on Friday, May 18. Port City Daily photo/COURTESY SIGNAL FIRE) band debuted its second album earlier this month reaching the top of iTunes charts (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY SIGNAL FIRE)
Signal Fire, a Wilmington reggae band, will open the Airlie Gardens 2018 summer concert season on Friday, May 18. Port City Daily photo/COURTESY SIGNAL FIRE)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Summer is right around the corner, which means it is almost time for the Airlie Gardens summer concert series.

The concert season will begin Friday, May 18 with reggae from Signal Fire and then continue the traditional schedule of the first and third Fridays of the month between June and September.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $2 for kids under 12.

Airlie’s Summer Concert Series has grown to become a staple of summer fun in New Hanover County. According to New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Director Tara Duckworth, “Every year the concert series grows, proving to us that families still value spreading out a blanket, enjoying a picnic, and listening to good music on a summer night. So let the countdown begin!”

The summer concert series draws sizable crowds to the grounds of Airlie Gardens, which kicks off Friday, May 18. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy of Airlie Gardens)
The summer concert series draws sizable crowds to the grounds of Airlie Gardens, which kicks off Friday, May 18. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy of Airlie Gardens)

The schedule includes returning acts L-Shape Lot—winner of Encore Magazine’s Best Local Band—Bibis Ellison, and Jack Jack 180 and the Wilmington Big Band.

Guests will also have the chance to experience several new bands such as Machine Gun, Massive Grass and The Dung Beatles. The schedule concludes with Jim Quick and The Coastline.

“We have a great lineup of bands this year, with a mix of genres that will appeal to a variety of musical tastes,” said Duckworth. “We look forward to the return of our seasoned concert-goers and invite new faces to join in the festivities.”

Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. and the full schedule for the 2018 Summer Concert Series is below:

  • May 18: Signal Fire
  • June 1: Machine Gun
  • June 15: Massive Grass
  • July 6: Wilmington Big Band
  • July 20: L Shape Lot
  • August 3: Dung Beatles
  • August 17: Bibis Ellison
  • September 7: Jack Jack 180
  • September 21: Jim Quick and Coastline

For more information about the 2018 Summer Concert series, or to purchase tickets to the concert, visit www.airliegardens.org.

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