2017 Downtown Sundown Concert Series

 

Wilmington's signature summertime concert series returns for its 12th season at Riverfront Park in front of the Federal Courthouse.  The Downtown Sundown Concert Series will run each Friday night from May 26 through September 1, 2017.  The free concerts are from 6:30 to 10pm and feature both local performers and touring bands.  Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI) is the concert producer.

The Downtown Sundown Concert Series is a free, family friendly event that attracts both local residents and out of town visitors.  The concerts are designed to provide interesting and fun entertainment for attendees, spur interest and activity to Downtown during the early evening hours and to raise funds for WDI's downtown development programs.  Last year, over 26,000 people attended the concerts.

The schedule features various musical styles with an emphasis on tribute bands.  All headlining acts are touring bands that will visit the region for their performance.  WDI schedules local bands to open each show.   Click here to view this year's headlining acts.  

As a way to involve more local residents and help support other community organizations, WDI partners with area nonprofit agencies to split the proceeds from wristbands sold at the event.  Wristbands cost $1 and can be purchased by people who are 21 and older who want to enjoy beer or wine during a show.   

Use this link to download this year's concert poster.

The timeline for the evening is as follows:

  • 6:30 pm – Bands begin, Alcohol sales begin
  • 8:00 pm – Headliner takes the stage
  • 9:30 pm – Wristband sales end
  • 9:40 pm – Drink Ticket sales end
  • 9:50 pm -  Beverage service ends
  • 10:00 pm – Bands end