Wilmington, NC-  Wilmington's signature summertime concert series returns for its 12th season to Riverfront Park in Downtown.  The concerts will run each Friday night from May 26 through September 1, 2017.  The free event is from 6:30pm to 10pm and features both local performers and touring bands.  Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI) organizes and directs the event.

 Charity Wristband Program:  As a way to involve more local residents and help support other community organizations, WDI partners with area nonprofit agencies to sell and split the proceeds from wristbands sold at the event.  Wristbands cost $1 and can be purchased by people who are 21 and older and want to enjoy beer and wine during the show. Last year, WDI raised and donated approximately $8,000 to area nonprofits through this wristband program.

 For the past two seasons, WDI has used a facebook voting process to select the organizations that participated in the charity wristband program.  Nine organizations will be chosen through a facebook vote.  The remaining organizations will be selected by a review committee based on their mission and community impact.  

 WDI is now accepting applications from charities that want to participate in the year's concert series.  Applications are available on the WDI website or by using this link.   Applications are due by February 24, 2017.  Completed applications can be returned via email at,  mailed to PO Box 2235, Wilmington, NC  28402 or delivered to 221 N. Front Street, Suite 102.

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 effort.  Last year, over 29,000 people attended the concerts.

Use this link to download your application.