Free concert series returns to Fort Macon for 20th year


ATLANTIC BEACH, Carteret County - The free "Summer Sunshine" concert series returns to Fort Macon for its 20th season, kicking off on Friday with a performance from the Carteret Sunshine Band.

The "big band" brings a wide variety of musical influences and is composed of local musicians, music educators, students and graduates. Concertgoers can expect to hear show and pop tunes, movie themes, contemporary hit and patriotic anthems.

All concerts, which run from 6:30-8 p.m., are free, and Ft. Macon's sally port doors open early for picnickers.

No pets or alcohol are allowed.

Also on the schedule for later this summer:

June 16: Unknown Tongues (Cajun/Zydeco)

June 17: Morehead City Brass Consortium (Pops/Show Music)

June 30: Scearce & Ketner (Acoustic duo singing songs of the coast)

July 7: Wild Honey (Country/Folk)

July 28: 4 Ever All (Six decades of popular music)

Aug. 4: Salt Water Gold (Assorted)

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