Release Date: February 3,2020

Downtown Sundown Concert Series Accepting Applications for Charity Partners

Wilmington, NC- Wilmington’s signature summertime concert series returns for its 15th season in Downtown.  The Downtown Sundown Concert Series will run each Friday night from May 22 through September 4, 2020.  The free event is from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 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 over $9,275 to area nonprofits through this wristband program.


WDI will use a voting process to select nine charitable organizations to participate in the 2020 season.  The remaining organizations will be selected by a review committee based on their mission and community impact.  


WDI is now accepting applications from any charity interested in participating this season.  Applications are available on the WDI website or Use This Link


Applications are due by February 21, 2020.  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 during normal business hours. 


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 at surrounding shops, restaurants and attractions during the early evening hours and to raise funds for WDI's downtown development effort.  Last year, over 30,000 people attended the concerts.


About Wilmington Downtown Incorporated

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a public-private partnership agency that promotes the economic growth and development of Downtown Wilmington and is a tax-deductible 501c3 organization.



Ed Wolverton, WDI President & CEO