Music is in the air this summer at Kure Beach. Visitors of all ages can savor the sounds of live concerts in a peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you jam out at the park or listen al fresco at a local restaurant, the area is a seaside oasis where music meets naturally beautiful surroundings.

Groove by the Sea

The free Boogie in the Park Concert Series at Ocean Front Park & Pavilion fills summer evenings with tunes ranging from country to reggae. On the first and third Sundays of each month, families with kids of all ages can bring a picnic blanket and lounge chairs and unwind. The little ones can even let their imaginations run wild on the playground. Please note there are no concerts during the weekends of July Fourth and Labor Day.


Beginning Aug. 11 and continuing every other Friday through Oct. 27, Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Concert Series offer family-friendly fun at Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Area. Get comfy on your blanket or chairs while enjoying live performances suitable for all ages.


Dig into a delicious dinner of Carolina BBQ or Calabash-style seafood at Big Daddy’s Restaurant while listening to local musicians on the outdoor deck on Friday and Saturday evenings. Find out who is playing by checking Big Daddy’s Facebook.


Just Down the Beach

Head to neighboring Carolina Beach for even more music. Walk along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to watch fireworks light up the sky and hear live music fill the air during the weekly Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast. This beloved annual tradition begins the Friday before Memorial Day and continues every Thursday evening until the final show on the Friday before Labor Day.


While in town, relish the sounds of Summer Tiki Shows and the flavors of seafood bites and drinks on the pier at Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar. Occurring Thursday evenings throughout the season, these lively performances feature genres from country to rock. SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar’s Outdoor Music Concert series also offers live tunes by the beach. For more music events, check out all the happenings in nearby Carolina Beach.

Plan a summer escape to this rare gem of a destination – and prepare to groove and recharge the Kure Beach way.