How to Find the Best Live Music in Emerald Isle, NC

What are the ingredients for the perfect evening? For us, it’s good food and drinks, gorgeous ocean views, and listening to live music. You’ll find all three waiting for you in Emerald Isle! Whether you’re searching for a family-friendly event or somewhere to have a romantic date night, we know just where to look. Check out our favorite places for live music in Emerald Isle, NC!

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Where to Find Live Music in Emerald Isle, NC

Attend a Crystal Coast Music Festival

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival

Say goodbye to summer in style! The Emerald Isle Music Festival is the perfect way to cap off the season. The event is typically held at the Western Ocean Region Access, which is just a short drive from most of our properties. You can also rent bikes for the family and easily pedal down to the access. The main highlight is (of course) the music. Enjoy beachy tunes and family-friendly fun while you soak up the last rays of the sun. There are also commemorative t-shirts available for purchase, as well as food trucks usually parked around the perimeter. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all the best upcoming Emerald Isle events!

Beaufort Music Festival

While the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival marks the end of the summer season, the Beaufort Music Festival kicks it off! Typically held in mid-May, this event has been bringing music, family-friendly activities, and plenty of quality North Carolina food and brews to Beaufort. The festival spans two days and features some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the region. Best of all, admission is completely free! While you’re in Beaufort for the festival, check out some of the other great things to do in town.

Enjoy an Evening of Live Music

Even if you’re not in town for these music festivals, you can still enjoy some live music at one of the local bars or restaurants. Get a babysitter for the night and enjoy some quality time with your loved one!

  • The Emerald Club is a classic tiki bar that’s been in business for almost 20 years. During the summer, you can sit outdoors and enjoy live performances at their patio bar. Inside, there is a second stage for bands as well as a dance floor.
  • Island Time Tavern is another great option. They feature weekday specials as well as the occasional live performance. Check out their events to preview any upcoming concerts!
  • The Carolina Wine Mixer features a more laid-back atmosphere. You can sip a nice glass of wine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to a local performer. If you’re searching for a brunch spot, Carolina Wine Mixer is considered one of the best in town!
  • Salt Bar is a great local hangout that hosts some great regional bands. Their beer selection is also fantastic.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal and live music at Caribsea. The top floor of their restaurant hosts laid-back live performances. Order a delicious dinner and a glass of wine and have a date night during your Emerald Isle getaway!

Book Your Stay With Spinnaker’s Reach

After your evening enjoying the best live music in Emerald Isle, NC, return to your luxurious rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach. We have the best selection of homes on the Crystal Coast, perfect for any vacation, no matter the reason. Plus, with our inventory of pet-friendly homes, the whole family will be able to join you on vacation!

Browse through our homes and book your next stay with us today! We look forward to having you.