Live Nation Announces Its First Waterfront Venue In The Carolinas Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Leading Live Entertainment Company to Bring Expanded Live Music and Event Options to Growing Downtown Wilmington Area in North Carolina

Live Nation today officially announced its first ever coastal outdoor venue in the Carolinas, the Riverfront Park Amphitheater. The new state-of-the-art boutique amphitheater is nearing its completion, located downtown alongside the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brand new venue will provide premier live entertainment in the newly developed Riverfront Park located on the banks of Cape Fear River.

Riverfront Park Amphitheater is planned to open later this year, hosting live music, comedy and other events. The first shows announced at the venue include:

  • Widespread Panic
    • Event Dates: Friday July 16, Saturday July 17 and Sunday July 18
    • Tickets on sale starting Friday May 7 at 10am EST
  • Glass Animals
    • Event Date: Sunday September 5
    • Tickets on sale starting Thursday May 6 at 10am EST
  • Jim Gaffigan
    • Event Date: TBD
    • Tickets on sale starting TBD

More shows and details will continue to be announced throughout the coming weeks and months.

“We are excited to unveil this beautiful and unique outdoor venue that we’ve been working closely with the city of Wilmington on as a part of the brand new Riverfront Park,” said Grant Lyman, Live Nation Carolinas. “We can’t wait to bring incredible live entertainment to this one-of-a-kind coastal venue in Wilmington and we know the experience at Riverfront Park Amphitheater will be hard to top.”

“Wilmington’s Riverfront Park offers an amazing opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience the biggest names in entertainment at a venue unlike any other,” said Mayor Bill Saffo. “This park has been years in the making and there’s no better time to welcome its first act than as we celebrate emerging from the pandemic.”

The amphitheater is part of a multi-million dollar 6.6. acre city park consisting of greenspace, boardwalks, fountain walks and beautiful river views. The Riverfront Park Amphitheater will include numerous amenities for area residents and tourists including lawns, a playground & interactive water feature for children, and trails & gardens.

The 7,200-capacity concert venue is managed by Venue Nation, which includes 2,400 seated and 4,800 on the lawn. The site also includes rooftop VIP areas, adjacent views of the Cape Fear River, and plenty of purchase points for food & beverage on-site. The facility will feature state-of-the-art sound, event lighting and large screen image amplification in a natural outdoor setting.

The venue will also bring a wide array of new job opportunities to the area. Those interested in positions at Riverfront Park Amphitheater can attend the upcoming job fairs on Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or Saturday, May 22nd, from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM located at 14 Harnett Street in Wilmington. Positions include but are not limited to Security, Ushers/Ticket Takers, Cleaners, Concessions / Bartenders, and VIP Hosts.

VIP experiences are also available through the Riverfront Park Amphitheater Premium Seats department. With a premium concert membership, members will have guaranteed access to great seats for the best concerts in Wilmington. Reward clients, prospects, family or friends with a night they’ll never forget. Premium seats are available today by contacting Evan Frazer at [email protected] or 919-719-5521.

Riverfront Park Amphitheater is not only a state-of-the-art concert space, it also features a colorful array of distinctive private event spaces for hosting conferences, corporate events, fundraisers, private concerts or graduations. Learn more about hosting your next event at Riverfront Park Amphitheater by calling 310-360-3077 or emailing  [email protected].

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