3 Delightful Ways to Enjoy Free Live Music on the Crystal Coast


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Who doesn't love a chance to enjoy live music at the beach? What could be better than that? Free live music on the beach, of course! Here are three of our favorite ways to enjoy a night of fabulous music under the stars filled with cool breezes and the smell of salty air all along the Crystal Coast.

Won't you join us?

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1. EmeraldFest in Emerald Isle

EmeraldFest is a free outdoor concert held every Thursday night through the summer months beginning at 6p.m. at the Western Regional Ocean Access in Emerald Isle. Bring your favorite blanket or your chair and join in the musical fun.

It offers family entertainment for everyone and a nice variety of musical genres throughout the summer, so come out each and every time you can. You can find the 2016 EmeraldFest Performance Lineup here. Start making your plans! Bring your family, bring your friends; but no alcohol please. EmeraldFest runs through August 18, 2016, so don't miss it.

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SwanFest is held every Sunday evening during the summer season from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at the historic and beautiful Friendly-City-by-the-Sea in Swansboro. The Pavilion at Olde Town Square sets the stage for a night filled with your favorite tunes and by some amazing local and regional musicians.

Bring your lawn chair, find your spot on the green and get comfy. This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol please. Sorry, this is not a pet-friendly event. We'd love to see you there, though! You can view the full 2016 SwanFest Performance Lineup and see who's on stage each and every week. SwanFest runs through September 18, 2016. Stop by as often as you can and see who's rocking the stage.

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3. Fort Macon Summer Concert Series

Trade in your history lesson for a music lesson at the Fort Macon Summer Concert Series held on select Friday evenings through August 5. The show starts at 7p.m. so don't be late. It makes for a fun Friday evening out with your family and friends. Take in the spectacular views of the inlet and the exquisite scenery of the Atlantic Beach area.

You can find the Fort Macon Summer Concert Series Musical Lineup here. Hurry, before the summer season ends. Don't let it get away!


Will we be seeing you at EmeraldFest, SwanFest or the Fort Macon Concert Series this summer? Hope so!

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