Sunset River Joins Sponsors For Free Ocean Isle Beach Concerts

Again this year, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, has signed on as one of the sponsors for Concerts On the Coast 2011, the free summer concert series in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced.

“This has long been one of our favorite local events,” says Lassiter. “My husband Joe and I along with our staff attend most of the Friday night shows. It’s always fun, and we see so many of our friends there.”

The beach town’s 2011 concert series began on May 27, with popular beach group The Entertainers, and continues through Sept. 2. The concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Most feature well-known beach music bands, but rock & roll is also in the line-up.

Scheduled entertainers include: June 3, Northern Borders; June 10, The Imitations; June 17, Mark Roberts Band; June 24, Gold Rush; July 1, Holiday Band; July 8, Craig Woolard Band; July 15, Continental Divide; July 22, Band of Oz; July 29, Tim Clark Band; August 5, The Imitations; August 12, Legends of Beach; August 19, Sea-Cruz; August 26, Carolina Breakers; and September 2, Craig Woolard Band.

All concerts in the series will take place in the parking lot of the Coastal Carolina Museum at 21 East 2nd Street just over the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic and make a night of it.

Other sponsors for the concert series include Town of Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, Brunswick County Parks & Recreations, Brunswick Beacon, Museum of Coastal Carolina, , Victoria’s Ragpatch, 1st Ocean Air, Inc. Angus Barn Restaurant, 125 Oyster Bar & Grill, Ernie Crews Construction Co., First Bank, Capelli Salon & Spa, Sunset Slush Italian Ice, Sunset Properties, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty, Cooke Realtors, Ocean Isle Veterinarian, and Williamson Realty.

Sunset River Marketplace is an eclectic 10,000 square-foot gallery housing works by over 200 artists – all from either North or South Carolina. Virtually every genre is represented here and prices range to fit every budget. Visitors are invited to enjoy gourmet coffee, tea and treats as they meander through the gallery space. Sunset River Marketplace offers ongoing art classes in pottery, watercolor, oil and pastel. There is also a full-service on site custom framing department. The gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C.179).

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