A new outdoor live entertainment venue is set to open in Wilmington, North Carolina, later in 2021. The Riverfront Park Amphitheater is Live Nation’s first coastal outdoor venue in the Carolinas, and it will host an array of live music, comedy and other events.
The boutique amphitheatre is located downtown alongside Cape Fear River. The first shows lined up for the venue include Widespread Panic on 16, 17 and 18 July, and Glass Animals on 5 September.
“We are excited to unveil this beautiful and unique outdoor venue that we’ve been working closely with the city of Wilmington on as a part of the brand-new Riverfront Park,” said Grant Lyman, Live Nation Carolinas. “We can’t wait to bring incredible live entertainment to this one-of-a-kind coastal venue in Wilmington and we know the experience at Riverfront Park Amphitheater will be hard to top.”
“Wilmington’s Riverfront Park offers an amazing opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience the biggest names in entertainment at a venue unlike any other,” said Mayor Bill Saffo. “This park has been years in the making and there’s no better time to welcome its first act than as we celebrate emerging from the pandemic.”
The amphitheatre is part of a multimillion-dollar, 6.6-acre city park offering green space, boardwalks, fountain walks and river views. The Riverfront Park Amphitheater will include numerous amenities for area residents and tourists, including lawns, a playground and interactive water feature for children, and trails and gardens.
The concert venue is managed by Venue Nation. It will have capacity for 7,200 people – 2,400 seated and 4,800 on the lawn. The site also includes rooftop VIP areas, adjacent views of the Cape Fear River, and plenty of purchase points for food and beverages. Live Nation noted the facility will feature state-of-the-art sound, event lighting and large-screen image amplification.
VIP experiences are also available through the Riverfront Park Amphitheater Premium Seats department. With a premium concert membership, members will have guaranteed access to great seats.
Riverfront Park Amphitheater also features an array of distinctive private event spaces for hosting conferences, corporate events, fundraisers, private concerts and graduation ceremonies.