Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and Live Oak Bank Pavilion: Two Great Outdoor Concert Venues in Wilmington, NC

Band at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Live music or the beach? You don’t have to choose!

There’s no need to choose between the concert you’ve been dying to see or a beach trip this year because when you choose Sea Scape Properties, you can have both!

Whether you choose a beach vacation on Wrightsville Beach, Carolina/Kure Beach, Ocean Isle Beach or Topsail Island, downtown Wilmington is just a short jaunt away and home to two amazing music venues. And, with so many properties offering shorter stay options, you can catch a killer show and a little beach time all in one trip.

If you aren’t familiar with Wilmington, NC it’s a fantastic little bustling port city rich with history and culture. Also, it’s a city that loves live music. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and Live Oak Bank Pavilion are two venues you don’t want to miss.

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a 1,200-capacity outdoor venue located in Greenfield Lake Park. The amphitheater was built in 1974 and has hosted a wide variety of performers over the years, including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and the Grateful Dead.

One of the reasons we love this venue is the location. It’s an extremely intimate setting that allows stage-front access so you can get up close and personal with the band at no extra cost. The area is surrounded by trees and backdropped by Greenfield Lake, which creates an outdoor setting that’s hard to beat. It’s a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere!

The sound quality at the amphitheater is also unique. The state-of-the-art sound system mixed with the aerodynamic build of the band shell creates an undeniably clean delivery of sound.


Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Live Oak Bank Pavilion is a relatively new addition to Wilmington. It’s a 7,200-capacity outdoor venue located in Riverfront Park which is right downtown. The pavilion was built in 2011 and has hosted a wide variety of performers, including Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and the Dave Matthews Band.

You can stroll around downtown, enjoy the riverfront breeze and grab a bite to eat before simply walking a few blocks to the venue. Afterwards, you can backtrack and catch all the excitement of Wilmington’s nightlife!

Besides the draw of of its central location, Live Oak has updated amenities too. The venue has a large lawn area, as well as a covered section with reserved seating. There are also VIP areas with premium upgrades, such as private restrooms and access to a full bar.

The sound quality at Live Oak Bank Pavilion is also amazing. The venue has a large sound system that provides clear and balanced sound throughout the entire concert area.


How to Choose

Both Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and Live Oak Bank Pavilion are amazing places to see a concert in Wilmington. The choice of which venue to visit really depends on, of course who you plan to see but also the experience you are looking for. Greenfield is bit more intimate and Live Oak is larger and livelier.


The Shows

There truly is no shortage of talent coming through the Port City this year!

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Events


FRI JULY 7 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

SAT JULY 8 – Mat Kearney

TUE JULY 11 – Allen Stone

SAT JULY 15 – Michael Franti & Spearhead

SUN JULY 16 – Michael Franti & Spearhead

WED JULY 19 – Tommy Emmanuel

SAT JULY 22 – Nickel Creek



WED AUG 2 – Shakey Graves

TUE AUG 8 – Mary Chapin Carpenter

WED AUG 9 – Stephen Marley – Babylon By Bus Tour

THU AUG 10 – Morgan Wade

SAT AUG 12 – Big Something

FRI AUG 18 – Devon Allman & Donavon Frankenreiter with special guest JD Simo

SUN AUG 20 – Matisyahu + G. Love & Special Sauce – 2023 Summer Tour



FRI SEPT 1 – Moon Taxi with The Stews

SAT SEPT 2 – 49 Winchester

FRI SEPT 8 – Judah & The Lion

SAT SEP 9 – Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. The Hillbenders

WED SEP 14 – Ryan Adams

THU SEPT 14 – The Wailers

SAT SEPT 23 – Sylvan Esso – No Rules (tour) with Grrl

THU SEP 28 – Blue October

FRI SEP 29 – Steep Canyon Rangers



THU OCT 5 – Drive-by Truckers with American Aquarium

THU OCT 12 – Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown 20th Anniversary Tour


Live Oak Bank Pavilion


THU JULY 13 – Riley Green

FRI JULY 14 – Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2023

TUE JULY 18 – Phish

WED JULY 19 – Phish

FRI JULY 21 – Darius Rucker: Starting Fires Tour

FRI JULY 28 – GRIZMAS in July Featuring GRiZ: Night One

SAT JULY 29 – GRIZMAS in July Featuring GRiZ: Night Two



SUN AUG 6 – Slightly Stoopid and Sublime with Rome wsg Atmosphere, The Movement

FRI AUG 18 – Tyler Childers: Send in the Hounds Tour with S.G. Goodman

SAT AUG 19 – Masters of the Mic



THU SEPT 7 – Tedeschi Trucks Band

FRI SEPT 15 – Widespread Panic

SAT SEPT 16 – Widespread Panic



THU OCT 5 – Jelly Roll: Backroad Baptism Tour 023


Where to Stay

With us of course! Sea Scape Properties offers all types of vacation rentals from cozy beachfront cottages to pet friendly luxury homes. And, with several properties offering as few as 3-night stays with mid-week check-ins, you can truly tailor your beach/concert trip to fit the experience you want!

Shout out to all the cities within a drivable distance to our area beaches! That’s you Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Greenville! Pick your show, book your house and gas up the car. It’s time to catch a show and relax on the beach.

We can’t wait to host you and yours!


To purchase tickets to any of the mentioned events visit Live Nation and search for your venue or show.

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