Each year we showcase national headliner concerts during our Azalea Festival Concert Series. Throughout the years we have had many wonderful performers, including Frank Sinatra, Brad Paisley, Patti LaBelle, Jessica Simpson, the Avett Brothers, and Sugarland.
The 2016 Azalea Festival Concert Series brought us the music of The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg with Doug E. Fresh, and Chase Rice with Kane Brown.
About the Venue
The Miller Lite Main Stage is located at 701 N. Front Street Wilmington NC 28401 (adjacent to the Schwartz Center). Gates will open two hours prior to show time (subject to change).
- The City’s Market Street Deck, 2nd Street Deck, and County parking decks will be $7/day to park; cash and bank cards accepted. One should anticipate possible delays upon entry and exit during high-volume times
- Market Street Parking Deck – 115 Market Street (Intersection of Market and 2nd Streets)
- 2nd Street Parking Deck – 114 North 2nd Street (Between Chestnut and Princess Streets)
- Library Parking Deck – 200 N. 2nd Street
- Cape Fear Community College Parking Decks – cash only
- Nutt Street Deck
- Hanover/3rd Street Deck (limited public parking available at this lot – this will be the first lot to fill during the Concerts)
Meters: $1.25/hr (Parking meters are free after 6:30 PM on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday during Azalea Festival weekend).
All concerts are outdoor, rain or shine. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots – no umbrellas will be allowed inside the venue. In the event of beautiful weather, we advise sunglasses and sunscreen.
There will be no refunds. In the event the show is canceled due to extreme weather or artist cancellation, refunds will be processed within two weeks of the original show date.
North Carolina Azalea Festival merchandise will be sold at the concerts. The availability of artist merchandise depends on the artist and will be for sale separately.
Entry & Re-Entry
Upon entry, all handbags will be inspected. This is to ensure the safety of all our guests, and we would appreciate your cooperation with our team. There is no re-entry allowed. The concert venue has restrooms as well as food and beverage, including alcoholic beverages, available for sale.
All concerts are outdoor, standing room only. The venue is a paved, fenced-in area with a natural slope down to the stage. We don’t advise bringing blankets or anticipating being able to sit on the ground due to safety precautions. We acknowledge the special needs and challenges of some of our guests, and guests requiring special needs should notify the box office when purchasing tickets.
Children of all ages will be permitted into the concert venue. Each person will need a concert ticket regardless of age, and we have that in place for safety purposes. The North Carolina Azalea Festival is not responsible for children at the concert, and please note that strollers are not permitted inside the venue.
Any and all weapons/knives, etc.
Illegal and prescription drugs
Skateboards, bikes, scooters, etc.
Outside food or drink
Professional videography and/or photography
Medical & Safety
Trained EMTs will be on-hand to address any and all medical incidents, and please don’t be afraid to ask for help from a staff member of volunteer – even if you just have a question. Additionally, if you see anyone who appears to be in need of medical assistance, please inform a member of our medical or security team. Police officers will be at the venue to ensure guest safety.
Food & Drinks
There will be food vendors inside the concert venue, as well as beverage tents with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water. Food and beverage is available for cash or card purchase, and a proper ID is required for all alcohol purchases.
Stay tuned to our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – for any concert updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that during the concerts, our staff will not be able to answer your email right away). You can also call the Azalea Festival Ticket Office at (910) 794-4650 with any questions or concerns before the concert during normal business hours Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. You can find our staff and/or volunteers at the venue throughout the entirety of the show should you need immediate assistance.
In consideration of attendance at North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. events –guests, volunteers, vendors, and all categories of people (all attendees) agree to permit the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. to photograph, video, film, and record audio, using his or her likeness for publicity, advertising and commercial promotion of the North Carolina Azalea Festival and its events. Attendees grant the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. permission to publish, sell, or otherwise dispose of said photographs, films, or tapes at any time.