February 2013

Lots of good live entertainment in Emerald Isle. Many of the local restaurants and night spots have entertainment on a regular basis. Be sure to check them out for an up-to-date schedule.

We also have other entertainment opportunities in Emerald Isle. The biggest one day event is the St Patrick’s Festival March 16 sponsored by Transportation Impact. The event has two live stages and karaoke at another spot. There will be 12 acts of live entertainment throughout the day and of course lots of food and craft vendors. Transportation Impact will have their Richard Petty Motorsports #43 car there with lots of Richard petty memorabilia.
(Photo by Brian Dobler/The Print Fish)

Another event coming up is the “Down and Derby” fund raiser at the Emerald Isle Beach and Pool Club from 4 – 8 on May 4. Big Drink will be playing there, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. Event is put on by the Emerald Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and proceeds will help extend the multi-use path on Coast Guard Road. Check out www.eipath.com  for full details. Tickets are available from:

Carla Abee – 252-342-8248 – cabee@transportationimpact.com
Diane Schools – 252-354-2916 – dschools@ec.rr.com
Joe Eckard – 252-241-0590 – joe@spinnakersreach.com
Community Center – 252-354-6350

The EmeraldFest summer concert series at the Western Ocean Regional Access was a great success last year. This year it will start on June 20 and will take place every Thursday night for 10 straight weeks ending on August 22. Same time, 6:30 – 8:00, and same location Western Ocean Regional Access (next to Islander Suites). The entertainment this year will be:

Emerald FestJune 20 – My Three Kilts
June 27 – Conch Stew
July 4 – Selah Dubb
July 11 – 4EverAll Trio
July 18 – Big Jim Kohler
July 25 – Justin Castellano
August 1 – Wild Honey
August 8 – Big Drink
August 15 – Bobby Webb
August 22 – Dependable Taxi

If you attended any of last year’s concerts, I am sure you will be back. If not be sure and check it out. It is a great family evening out with great entertainment.

Also, SwanFest will be having their events on Sunday nights, starting in May and ending in September. The lineup will be available shortly and will include many of the great acts from last year, as well as some new ones. SwanFest takes place in downtown Swansboro and runs from 6:30 – 8:00. When the schedule is available, it will be posted on www.emeraldisle-nc.org along with the EmeraldFest schedule.

Posted by VC3 Admin Friday, February 1, 2013 3:56:00 PM