• Saturday, October 12th 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

There is something about the crisp fall in Wilmington that makes us want to get out and celebrate. There is also something about Bluegrass music that seems to go hand in hand with being outside with friends. A Bluegrass Festival is in order.

Better yet, what is bluegrass without some traditional NC Style BBQ? Okay, we'll throw that into the mix with some local craft brew for good measure.

Sound like the perfect day? Well, it certainly is. The best things about our local culture all rolled up into a single, all-day event - we hope that you will bring a lawn chair and join us for a day full of great music, food and fun.

The lineup this year will feature all acoustic, traditional and modern takes on a traditional music form, including:

  • L-Shape Lot 11:30am-1pm

  • Linville Creek Bluegrass 1:30-3pm

  • Folkstone Stringband 3:30-5pm

  • Massive Grass 5:30-7pm


Gates open at 10:45 AM. Admission for the day is $10 for adults at the gate, the day of the event, and children 12 and under are free. There will be NC ‘Queue galore, and Front Street Brewery is returning as the official beer of the festival. Food and drinks will be available for purchase $10/plate for adults and $5 kid’s plates with Craft Beer available for sale. There will be children’s activities in a KID’S ONLY ZONE throughout the day, including magic shows for children between sets. 


The festival will be held at Saint Basil Church, 4601 Blue Clay Road, directly across from the community college.  FREE parking for the event is at the North Campus of Cape Fear Community College (shuttle will be provided for those who can’t walk). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs (outside food and drink are not permitted).