2018 Ocean Isle Free Concert Schedule

Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series

All you music lovers out there get ready to enjoy this summer’s lineup. The Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series is back! May 25th  through September 7th, 2018 with its usual roster of beach music, shag, oldies, and rock and roll.

If you’re into music you are in luck. All concerts take place in the parking lot at the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas right here on Ocean Isle Beach and best of all they’re FREE! Join us every Friday night from 6:30 pm to 8 pm!

2018 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series: 

May 25th, 2018

The Tams with Lil Red

The Tams with Lil’ Red

The Tams are one of America”s all-time favorite recording acts. World renown for their special blend of music that makes up the Beach Music sound, the Tams entertains crowds around the globe nearly 300 days a year! Probably best known for their 1968 gold hit, “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy.”




June 1st, 2018

Trey Calloway

Trey Calloway

Trey’s singing career began at the age of four at the local church where he realized people would clap when he sang. He began playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of thirteen and fronted his first band at the age of sixteen. His musical style is mostly country, with a healthy dose of good ole southern rock and blues.






June 8th, 2018


The Tim Clark Band

Tim has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast for nearly 20 years. As lead singer for the immensely popular Charlotte, NC band Sugarcreek. Tim perfected his unique brand of showmanship, displaying a natural gift for winning over an audience. He is both a talented singer and masterful entertainer.



June 15th, 2018

Chocolate Chip and CompanyChocolate Chip & Company

The groove is undeniable. The beat is infectious. The rhythm is unmistakable. It is true: Chocolate Chip & Company Band is providing funky heat and making it look all so cool. Chocolate Chip & Company Band is the newest, and hottest band on the Grand Strand. They are definitely a band you do not want to miss. They sure enough “Get Funky” every time they hit the stage!




 June 22nd, 2018

Gary Lowder and Smokin Hot

Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

Known as a Soul, R&B party band based out of North Myrtle Beach, SC. Their musical repertoire covers decades of hits from your favorite artists and genres of music including soul, rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, jazz standards, country, 50, 60’s and Carolina Beach Music.




June 29th, 2018

North Tower BandNorth Tower Band

North Tower has been one of the south’s great party bands for over 35 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk.Sizzling brass, super vocals, and a wide-ranging repertoire all contribute to making your event a night to remember!




July 6th, 2018

Band of Oz

In the mid-sixties the group known as Band of Oz had its humble beginnings in eastern North Carolina. Back then the band was a guitar and keyboard group playing the sock hops at area schools, a few private parties, and the occasional club. With the addition of more members in the 70s, the band began to find their sound–the sound of sweet Southern Beach Music.




July 13th, 2018

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution.The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades




July 20th, 2018

The Legacy Motown Revue

The Legacy Motown Revue Since touring with Bill Pinckney’s Original Drifters, as music director and pianist, Band Leader Stan Stigall has dreamed of starting a tribute to the legendary groups that he grew up listening to! Since the passing of his friend, Bill Pinckney, this desire has grown stronger…thus the inception of The Legacy!





July 27th, 2018

Too Much Sylvia

With the desire and ability to please and play something that everyone will enjoy, their fun, contagious personalities will touch all. By not working from a “set list”, 2MS has the ability to “feel the mood”, pace the song selection and provoke audience interaction to reach a peak at the right moment







August, 3rd, 2018

The Extraordinaries

The Extraordinaries

The Extraordinaires are an interactive party band from Charlotte, North Carolina playing dance music from the 70’s,80’s and 90’s including Motown, Rock, R&B, Beach and Top 40.






August 10th, 2018

Blackwater Rhythm & Blues

The Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band is dedicated to the live performance of Beach Music, along with Blues and Funk.With the band members diverse backgrounds, concert goers are guaranteed quality entertainment up and down the Carolina coast.






August 17th, 2018

The Holiday Band

Holiday Band

Holiday Band For those who haven’t seen the band in a while, you don’t know what you are missing. The band has experienced a few changes over the last few years, but we are proud to say we are the strongest we have ever been.





August 24th, 2018

Special Occasion Band

Special Occasion Band

For over 20 years Special Occasion Band has been entertaining young and old all over the Carolinas. Based out of Winston-Salem, N.C., Special Occasion has been together since the 80’s. They perform the absolute best of the Carolina’s Beach Music, Top 40, Oldies, and Country.







August 31st, 2018


The Entertainers

Beach Music has long been a tradition in The South, and The Entertainers are proud to have shared in that tradition for over 30 years.The Entertainers were founded In 1980 and scored their first regional smash hit with “Living For The Summer” that same year. This song helped propel the group to the forefront of beach music.





September 7th, 2018

Continental Divide

Continental Divide has been playing the southeast for over 30 years. Their reputation is one of quality, professionalism and above all, entertaining. From the silky smooth voice of Gene Pharr to the tightness of the rhythm section, to the flowing lines of the horn section, they put on a performance everyone will remember.


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