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Downtown Sundown Concert Series (Photo: WWAY)
Downtown Sundown Concert Series (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Downtown, Inc. has announced charity partners and opening acts appearing at the Downtown Sundown Concert Series for 2016.

WDI began partnering with other area nonprofit groups in 2011 to split proceeds for the sale of wristbands.  The wristbands cost $1 and can be purchased by people who are 21 and older and want to enjoy beer or wine at the show.  Anyone attending the event can also make a direct donation to the charity.  Last year, WDI contributed approximately $8,800 to area nonprofits through the wristband program.

The free concerts run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Princess and Water Streets each Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Below is a schedule of this year’s series.  You can find more information at www.wilmingtondowntown.com.

 

May 27

Nonprofit:  The OOPs Foundation

Headline Act: 42 – A Coldplay Tribute

Opening Act:   Striking Copper

 

June 3

Nonprofit:           New Hanover County law Enforcement Association

Headline Act:     Abbey Road Live – A Beatles Tribute

Opening Act:      Phantom Playboys

 

June 10

Nonprofit:           North Brunswick Kiwanis Club

Headline Act:     Red Zepplin – A Led Zepplin Tribute

Opening Act:      Sean Olds & Church of The Eternal

 

June 17

Nonprofit:           Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 885

Headline Act:     Southern Avenue – Rocking Blues

Opening Act:      Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone

 

June 24

Nonprofit:           Good Shepherd Center

Headline Act:     Satisfaction – Rolling Stones Tribute

Opening Act:      Junk Yard Mama

 

July 1

Nonprofit:           Interfaith Refugee Ministry – Wilmington

Headline Act:     20 Ride – Zac Brown Tribute

Opening Act:      Massive Grass

 

July 8

Nonprofit:           Pretty in Pink

Headline Act:     Breakfast Club – 1980’s Tribute

Opening Act:      Chasing Opal

 

July 15

Nonprofit:           Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina

Headline Act:     Mystic Vibrations – Reggae

Opening Act:      The Fustics

 

July 22

Nonprofit:           Laney Baseball

Headline Act:     Funky Monks – Red Hot Chili Pepper Tribute

Opening Act:      Black Mantis

 

July 29

Nonprofit:           Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association

Headline Act:     Dave Matthews Tribute

Opening Act:      Mike Blair and the Stonewalls

 

August 5

Nonprofit:           Indo Jax Surf Charities

Headline Act:     Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi Tribute

Opening Act:      Exploding Meth Lab

 

August 12

Nonprofit:           Thalian Association Community Theater

Headline Act:     Same as it Ever Was – Talking Heads Tribute

Opening Act:      Port City Shakedown

 

August 19

Nonprofit:           Historic Wilmington Foundation

Headline Act:     Sky Dog – Allman Brothers Tribute

Opening Act:      Boda Funk

 

August 26

Nonprofit:           WHQR Public Radio

Headline Act:     Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute

Opening Act:      Jam Sandwich

 

September 4

Nonprofit:           Cape Fear River Watch

Headline Act:     Departure – Journey Tribute

Opening Act:      David Dixon Trio

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