Wilson Center Drive-In Concerts to feature Cape Fear performers


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — From classic rock to bluegrass, the Wilson Center and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation will be kicking off the Wilson Center Drive-In Concert Thursday night.

The series features four concerts which will take place on the evenings of June 25, 26 and 27, and the afternoon of June 29.

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The concerts will feature well-known performers from the Cape Fear region and will serve as a fundraising effort for the CFCC Foundation’s Gift of Education initiative this year.

“This is really a wonderful opportunity, especially now given the anticipated increased enrollment we are seeing as people who are out of work are looking to find new skills and to give them the support they need to get the education they need to find those new jobs,” said Shane Fernando, Vice President of Advancement and the Arts at Cape Fear Community College.

The concerts, which cost $40 per car, will be held in the parking lot located between CFCC’s Wilson Center and the Cape Fear River.

“Saturday’s concert will go to support our student scholarships and its very important this year because our Annual Gift of Education program could not happen in May,” said Fernando. “This is a wonderful way to bring our community together around this cause.”

The concerts in this series are:

  • June 25 at 7:30 p.m.: Travis Shallow Americana
  • June 26 at 7:30 p.m.: Flashback Classic Rock
  • June 27 at 7:30 p.m.: Uptown Easy Soul (benefitting student scholarships)
  • June 28 at 4:30 p.m.: Massive Grass Alternative Bluegrass

These are ticketed events and capacity for each performance is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no walk-up tickets will be available. There will be limited amplified sound and the concert will be broadcast via short-range FM radio transmission. Attendees should plan to arrive in a vehicle equipped with a tunable FM receiver.