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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s signature summertime concert series returns for its 9th season to Riverfront Park. The Downtown Sundown Concert Series will run each Friday night from May 23 through August 29, with the exception of July 4. The free concerts are from 6 to 10pm and feature both local performers and touring bands. We need your help!

Call for Volunteers: WDI is seeking outgoing individuals who are enthusiastic about the Downtown Sundown Concert Series to volunteer this summer. If you love the downtown concert series and can help with a 6-10 p.m. shift, send contact information and available dates to office@wilmingtondowntown.com. Be sure to add your email address in the comments section. Email addresses will be deleted as soon as we are notified of your entry and collect the contact information. This is a great team building option for co-workers or to have fun with friends.

Charity Wristband Program: To help support other community organizations, WDI partners with area nonprofit agencies to split the proceeds from wristbands sold at the event. Wristbands cost $1 and can be purchased by people who are 21 and older and want to consume alcohol during the show. Last year, WDI contributed approximately $8,700 to area nonprofits through this wristband program.

This year, 29 organizations applied for one of 12 available dates. Because of this overwhelming demand, WDI is seeking help from the community to select the beneficiaries. To participate, people just need to “like” the Downtown Sundown Concert Series on Facebook and then select their favorite charity from the list. Voting ends at noon on Friday. Click here to cast your vote.

Current Standings:
Brigade Boys and Girls Club
CF Foundation: Pipeline for a Cure
Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Assoc
Pretty in Pink Foundation
The Centre of Redemption
Nami Wilmington
Thalian Association
Wilmington Bucs
United Way of the Cape Fear Area
OASIS Center for Autism
Cucalorus Film Festival
Good Shepherd Center
Alzheimer’s Association
Wilmington Harbor Enhancement Trust Inc
Children at Heart Adoption Services Inc.
Aging in Place
Cape Fear Volunteer Center
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
Cape Fear Community Land Trust
Cape Fear Literacy Council
CFCC Alumni Association
American Red Cross
Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center
Bellamy Mansion
Kids Making It
YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Tri-Counties Crusaders Re-entry Program
CFCC Men’s Basketball
Arts Council of Wilmington
Mama JS Helping Hand


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