MUSIC FOR THE TIMES: Local artists share their playlists to help comfort you during COVID

Phase two is extended in North Carolina and that’s a pretty big bummer for a community like ours. We like our local eateries, bars and dives—most of which are still either closed or limited to opening at half capacity or only doing takeout. We love our local artists, galleries and myriad exhibitions that in normal times we get to attend in person; today we’re limited … Continue reading MUSIC FOR THE TIMES: Local artists share their playlists to help comfort you during COVID

FESTIVAL FOLKS: Local musicians gear up for spring and summer festivals

  With each new Wilmington show announced on Facebook, my husband and I get excited … and simultaneously nervous. “Did you check the calendar?” he’ll ask me, our family’s events manager. “Yes, we’re in town and have [insert name of festival] the following weekend.” We then breathe a collective sigh of relief and go on about our lives. Summer shows and festival trips take planning … Continue reading FESTIVAL FOLKS: Local musicians gear up for spring and summer festivals

FALL ‘GRASS: Folkstone Stringband return to 2nd Cape Fear Bluegrass & BBQ Fest on October 12

  “Spring” and “fall” are loose terms in North Carolina. Nowadays, it feels like we have “early summer” and “extended summer” (I mean, the calendar says October 3, but at 95 degrees outside, it feels like August 64). While this might extend summertime activities, the heat index can make outdoor events a little less enjoyable. Last year’s inaugural Cape Fear Bluegrass and BBQ Festival learned … Continue reading FALL ‘GRASS: Folkstone Stringband return to 2nd Cape Fear Bluegrass & BBQ Fest on October 12

THE BEST OF HUMANITY: Surfers Healing releases ‘One Perfect Summer’ album at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, May 19

Surfers Healing and friends finally will get to celebrate the album properly at One Perfect Luau on Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Brewery. Continue reading THE BEST OF HUMANITY: Surfers Healing releases ‘One Perfect Summer’ album at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, May 19