North Carolina Azalea Festival

Main Stage Concert Series

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has been hosting rockin' concerts for decades. Past performers include Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg, The Avett Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duran Duran, Ludacris, Cole Swindell, Billy Currington, and Nelly.


See Photos From Past Concerts

About the Venue
The  Main Stage is located at 701 N. Front Street Wilmington NC 28401 (adjacent to the CFCC Schwartz Center). Gates open two hours prior to show time (subject to change).

Parking is available in metered spots along the street, as well as in nearby parking decks. There is no one "concert parking deck."

All concerts are outdoor, rain or shine. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots – no umbrellas will be allowed inside the venue. In the event of beautiful weather, we advise sunglasses and sunscreen.

Refund Policy
There will be no refunds. In the event the show is canceled due to extreme weather or artist cancellation, refunds will be processed within two weeks of the original show date.

North Carolina Azalea Festival merchandise will be sold at the concerts. The availability of artist merchandise depends on the artist and will be for sale separately.

Entry & Re-Entry
Upon entry, all handbags will be inspected. This is to ensure the safety of all our guests, and we would appreciate your cooperation with our team. There is no re-entry allowed. The concert venue has restrooms as well as food and beverage, including alcoholic beverages, available for sale. Credit cards will be accepted.

All concerts are outdoor, standing room only. The venue is a paved, fenced-in area with a natural slope down to the stage. We don’t advise bringing blankets or anticipating being able to sit on the ground due to safety precautions. We acknowledge the special needs and challenges of some of our guests, and guests requiring special needs should notify the box office Ticket Manager when purchasing tickets.

Children of all ages will be permitted into the concert venue. Each person will need a concert ticket regardless of age, and we have that in place for safety purposes. The North Carolina Azalea Festival is not responsible for children at the concert, and please note that strollers are not permitted inside the venue.

Prohibited Items

  • Chairs
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Any and all weapons/knives, etc.
  • Laser pointers
  • Coolers
  • Illegal and prescription drugs
  • Pets
  • Alcohol
  • Water Bottles
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Skateboards, bikes, scooters, etc.
  • Strollers
  • Outside food or drink
  • Drones
  • Professional videography and/or photography

Medical & Safety
Trained EMTs will be on-hand to address any and all medical incidents, and please don’t be afraid to ask for help from a staff member of volunteer – even if you just have a question. Additionally, if you see anyone who appears to be in need of medical assistance, please inform a member of our medical or security team. Police officers will be at the venue to ensure guest safety.

Food & Drinks
There will be food vendors inside the concert venue, as well as beverage tents with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water. Food and beverage is available for credit card purchase, and a proper ID is required for all alcohol purchases.

Stay tuned to our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – for any concert updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at (please note that during the concerts, our staff will not be able to answer your email right away). You can also call the Azalea Festival Ticket Office at (910) 794-4650 with any questions or concerns before the concert during normal business hours Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. You can find our staff and/or volunteers at the venue throughout the entirety of the show should you need immediate assistance.

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