Sneads Ferry’s free concert series opens June 19.
Come sundown on June 19, music will be in the air in Sneads Ferry as a new outdoor concert series rocks the site of the annual Shrimp Festival.
The Satellite club of the Sneads Ferry Rotary Club created the free concert series as a fun, family-friendly event. Concerts are scheduled June 19, July 16, August 20 and September 18 from 6 to 9 pm at the Sneads Ferry Community Center.
No tickets are necessary. Food trucks, a beer garden and a vendor fair with official Sundown swag will be available at the events, along with a bounce house and other fun things for kids. The site offers plenty of space to spread out.
“Many other towns in our area have similar offerings, and we felt strongly that Sneads Ferry should have events where the community can come together. It’s an event for everyone, whether they’ve been here for 10 minutes or a lifetime,” Jones says.
Sundown in the Ferry’s committee is chaired by four local business owners – Nicole Schmidt, Beth Jones, Jill Schiefelbein and Teo Pittman. Jones says events of this scale aren’t possible without contributions from club members and local businesses sponsorships. More than 20 sponsors are on board.
“Our village is truly unlike any other, and we’re grateful to be able to showcase the pride of everyone who has a piece of it however large or small,” Jones says.
The Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry has a long history of service projects including the King Mackerel Tournament, a SKA sanctioned event, coming up on August 20 and 21, 2021. More than $40,000 in prizes will be awarded. Proceeds from the annual Captain’s Dinner at the New River Marina provided scholarships for local students, funded Christmas shopping for children and allowed the Rotary to install rescue tube stations on North Topsail Beach.
The club meets Wednesdays at Madison’s restaurant. The Satellite of the Rotary Club began earlier this year for members unable to make the weekly luncheons. They meet every three weeks in the evening at the Crooked Lotus.
Want to go?
Sundown in the Ferry
Sneads Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Lane
The concerts are free.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
June 19 – Da Howlies – Coastal Carolina’s Southern-fried Hawaiian band
Food trucks – Cheesesteak Hustle, A&M sliders and tacos, and My Taste of Caribbean
July 16 – Jared Sales & Ethan Hanson – feel good groves
Food trucks – Cheesesteak Hustle, Oink N Moo smoked BBQ and My Taste of Caribbean.
August 20 – Phantom Playboys – rock-a-billy and 50s rock-n-roll
Food trucks – Smokin’ Joes BBQ Co., CBT Burger by Chef Bud Taylor and My Taste of Caribbean.
September 18 – Dirty White Rags – powerhouse of jazz and blues
Food trucks – Smokin’ Joes BBQ Co., Nowadays Gourmet Sandwich Bar and My Taste of Caribbean.
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