Carolina Beach Music Festival

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Carolina Beach Music Festival


On Saturday, June 1st, ‘shaggers’ of all ages can enjoy a day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the South. All three bands offer that laid-back style of rhythm and blues with deep roots in the Carolina Coast. The gates will open at 10:00 am with the first band hitting the stage at 11:00 am.

Here is your chance to dance barefoot on the sand or just sway to the Beach Music Beat while standing in the surf. Held the first Saturday in June, the Beach Music Festival hosted by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is billed as “the biggest and only beach music festival actually held on the beach on the North Carolina coast” and one of the longest running beach music festivals in the United States.

This year’s line-up:

11:00 – 12:30
Band of Oz

1:00 – 2:30
Black Water Rythm & Blues Band

3:00 – 4:30
Jim Quick and Coastline

This annual, fun-filled event is one of the longest-running Beach Music festivals in the United States. Tickets to the 34th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate (cash only). Advance tickets will be available through EVENTBRITE on-line (credit only). Beginning May 1st, tickets will be available at the Pleasure Island Chamber, Island Tackle & Hardware, Silver Dollar and Olde Salty’s in Carolina Beach (cash/check only).

This annual fun-in-the-sun extravaganza brings together a multi-generational family crowd that lets the music flow like the crashing of the waves where you can shag a little, boogie a little and smile a lot. Help make history at the 34th Annual get together with your toes in the sand of famous Carolina Beach, where Beach Music originated and shaggin’ was born.

Join our Facebook page ( to keep up with the latest breaking news. Be sure to bring your own chairs, towels, and SPF50 as well as your coolers (YES, coolers are allowed and welcome). Please, no glass, no pets, and no refunds. Bring an Anhauser Busch product (no glass please) and register to win some Budweiser Swag.

The folks at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Fear Shag Club, Budweiser and the Town of Carolina Beach welcome Beach Music lovers from all over on the first Saturday in June. Come have a great day of fun in the sun, but remember to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver. See you down front and center…


ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a TOTAL FESTIVAL cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management.

Come out and enjoy a full day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the south!  You can access this festival via the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Traditionally Held the First Saturday in June

  • Time:  11:00 AM until 4:30 PM |Gates open: 10:00 AM
  • Price:  Advance: $25 |Day of Festival: $30 | Age 12 and under: Free
  • Coolers, Beverages and Food Allowed. Sorry no glass, pets or refunds.

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