DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

The Blackwater Band is now entering its 12th year of entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast.  Comprised of eight talented musicians led by front man Dale Edwards, the members of Blackwater perform a wide variety of music including beach, Top 40 hits, Blues, Funk, and Country.  Every performance by the Blackwater Band is guaranteed to turn into one huge party.  Audiences can expect a high energy performance from the time the band takes the stage until the final note.

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolina's, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

Gary Lowder & SMOKIN' HOT are known as a Soul, R&B, and Party Band. 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. In addition of performing some the most current hits that are topping the charts today, the group has had many successful chart topping hits on local radio and internet stations across the Southeast.

Gary Lowder & SMOKIN’ HOT are comprised of multi-talented musicians who have come together to produce incredible performances each and every time they take the stage.  For years the group has been the recipient of multiple Carolina Beach Music Association awards, and in 2021, Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot were nominated for 12 CBMA Awards, with Gary Lowder being awarded Male Vocalist of the year!

This concert will be a special kickoff to your Christmas Holiday Season as the Embers featuring Craig Woolard present, Christmas with the Embers. When local music fans think of The Embers, Christmas music probably isn’t going to be the first thing that pops into their head.  However, on this night, the band will present its Christmas show featuring  many of your holiday favorites, along with a few special visitors, such as Frosty, Rudolph, and friends. The stage will be magically transformed into a holiday showplace, setting the mood for holiday cheer and you can even expect a little snow. This family friendly show is suitable for audiences of all ages and will be held in conjunction with the Christmas in the City sponsored by the City of Clinton.

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm


Alive After Five

Concert Series

CHRISTMAS WITH THE EMBERS featuring Craig Woolard
Bonus Concert in Partnership with Christmas in the City!
DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Over 25 years in the making, Jim Quick and Coastline, like their namesake the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, have been traveling the "tracks" of the southeast, and connecting with the hearts of loyal "Coastline Crazies." Pulling from the threads of Soul, Blues, R&B, and Americana, Jim Quick and Coastline weave together their own genre of music known as Swamp Soul. Delivered with precision by front man Jim Quick and his band, this group captures the true, honest spirit of traditions born and bred in the small southern towns of America. 

These five musicians, whose talents have landed them numerous awards in the industry, bring this indigenous music to life in the most genuine way possible. Quick explained it best when he said “I want my music to be a bridge for many genres; a place where traditional and contemporary music can unite. But, I do love the pure emotion and simple-yet-deep concepts of roots music. I’m a Southern boy and it all hits home; the lyrics and heart of the music, from the melodies to chord progressions, it all seems to strike an ancestral nerve with me.” The band currently maintains an average of 250 tour dates per year, with an ever-growing fan base that is as diverse as the music of the band itself.