The music festivals on the NC Crystal Coast are a lively blend of sounds, sights, and tastes. Even if you book your stay during a time without one of these music festivals, many incredible restaurants and bars on the NC Crystal Coast regularly feature live music. Spinnaker’s Reach Realty has a stunning selection of vacation rentals on Emerald Isle to host your stay with luxurious amenities like swimming pools and oceanfront views.
Our 5 Favorite Music Festivals on the NC Crystal Coast
This is one of the newest music festivals on the NC Crystal Coast. Food trucks, a beer garden, and incredible live performances will fill the area with smiles and unforgettable moments. The next WRNS Celebration on the Sound will be on May 13, 2023, at an affordable price of $25 per ticket. Some artists set to perform at this festival are Bryan Mayer, Jake Sutton, Chayce Beckham, and Connor Smith.
This is among the best free music festivals set up right on the beach of the NC Crystal Coast! The next Atlantic Beach Music Festival will be on May 20, 2023. The artists set to perform include Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, The Band of Oz, Jim Quick & Coastline, I-42 Band, and The Mighty Saints of Soul. There will also be food trucks at the festival serving delicious treats.
This is among the most popular festivals in the state, and it features incredible live music and delicious seafood. The NC Seafood Festival is always the first full weekend of October, and concerts will be sprinkled throughout the entire weekend. Admission is free, but you’ll want to have some cash on hand for the many fantastic vendors. The next North Carolina Seafood Festival will be October 6–8, 2023. We have another blog post where you can learn more about the North Carolina Seafood Festival.
This is among the most family-friendly music festivals on the NC Crystal Coast. There is a dedicated family area with activities for kids, food trucks, and beer gardens. Part of the music festival proceeds is given back to the community. Some of the organizations the festival supports are the Boys & Girls Club and arts-focused children’s programs. The next Beaufort Music Festival will be May 19 – May 20, 2023.
Last but not least on our list is one of the most highly anticipated free music festivals on the NC Crystal Coast beach sand. Mark your calendars for the next Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival on September 23, 2023. There will be plenty of great music, food trucks, and local vendors. You can purchase an official Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival t-shirt at the gazebo to take a piece of the festival home with you.