Mayfaire Town Center Concerts and the Mayfaire Music on the Town Series are held on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Mayfaire, Wilmington’s newest shopping and dining destination, is located on Military Cutoff Road near Wrightsville Beach. The outdoor concerts offer many kinds of music and begin at 6 p.m.

Pleasure Island offers numerous outdoor musical performances. The Beach Music Festival, celebrating its 24th year in 2009, takes place in June. Free summer concerts are also offered at teh Carolina Beach Boarwalk on Thursday's beginning at 6pm in June, July and August. In October 2010, the 17th annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival takes place in Kure Beach (must purchase tickets), drawing visitors from near and far, takes place.