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23 Apr 2024
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The ocean waves rolling to shore are music to our ears on Holden Beach, but during the summer months, we are treated to the bonus of live music every Sunday evening!

Each week,  visitors and locals come together under the Holden Beach bridge to listen to regional favorites during the annual Summer Concert Series, covering familiar beach music, classic rock, and a touch of country. Many people bring their own chairs or ride up on golf carts for a comfortable perch, but you'll see many empty chairs as most end up on the dance floor boogying the night away!

There’s a little twist this year, as the Holden Beach pavilion may be under demolition and a rebuild. As a result, the summer bands will perform at Bridgeview Park near Holden Beach Town Hall (125 Davis St.) with a fantastic view of the bustling and beautiful ICW. The free concerts start at 6:30 PM each week.

Families can still take their Sunset Slush koozie cups to get tasty refills on refreshing Italian Ice during the concerts or make a stop at Sandcastles, the candy store just next door. Both are only a short walk away from the music.

2024 Summer Concert Series schedule:

May 26 - The Main Event Band
June -  Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
June - Carolina Kool
June 16 - Cat 5
June 23 - Blackwater Band
June 30 - The Tams
July 7 - The Extraordinaires
July 14 - Continental Divide
July 21 - Chairman of the Board
July 28 - The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
August 4 - Band of Oz
August 11 - Jim Quick and Coastline
August 18 - The Entertainers
August 25 - Too Much Sylvia
September 1 - North Tower

Other Holden Beach Live Music

Several other Holden Beach venues offer live music - and you’ll want to check out their websites or call ahead to confirm this year’s schedule of musicians. A few include:

Castaways Raw Bar & Grill

Right in the heart of “downtown” Holden Beach, in addition to the tiki-style, open-air atmosphere, Castaways usually features a line of live music during the summer season.

Mermaids Island Grill

Across the street from Castaways, Mermaids also offers occasional live music to enjoy while dining inside or in the patio seating.

The Trolley Stop

This is a unique place to gather underneath the building to listen to live music while playing cornhole. It’s currently under repair and renovation due to an unfortunate fire in early 2024. 

You can check our Things to Do section to explore venues and or more detailed information.

The annual Days at the Dock in the spring and NC Festival by the Sea in the fall also offer live music to enjoy. Be sure to check the event calendar for each festival for the schedule of bands.

Nearby Tunes

If you’re in the mood to shag a bit more to the classics of beach music, other area beaches host a Summer Concert Series as well, including:

  • Wednesdays, 6-8:00 PM | Sunset Beach - Summer Concerts | Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. North 
  • Thursdays, 7-9 PM | Shallotte - Summer Concerts | Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St.
  • Fridays, 6:30 PM | Ocean Isle Beach - Peggy Hughes Summer Concert Series |  Town Center Park at 11 E 2nd St.

And you can always road trip to Myrtle Beach to enjoy a day or evening away for a variety show, a band performance, or live music at a restaurant.


Plan Your Next Vacation

Every season is a good time to visit Holden Beach, but spring and summer pack an extra vibe of fun with all of the events and times to catch live music. We’d love to help you plan your family’s getaway to create a truly harmonious and memorable North Carolina beach vacation! Explore our expansive portfolio of island vacation homes or call our Hobbspitality Team to find just the perfect one.

See You Soon

We can’t wait to see you at Holden Beach, but until then, enjoy our Atlantic Ocean webcam view and our beach music playlist to dance the night away with your favorite humans! 

Ocean breezes and treasures await and we hope to see you soon… at the beach!


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