2018 North Carolina Blueberry Festival, Celebrating 15 Years!
Festival Kickoff ~Friday June 15th
7-10 pm The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. They are a true musical tradition with which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.
The Embers are truly one of the finest entertainment experiences of our lifetime. Come to their show and they will put JOY in your step, LOVE in your heart and BEACH MUSIC in your soul!
Saturday June 17th 1-3pm
Band of Oz
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 Carolinas, 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.
Bryan Mayer 430-6pm
With his towering height and powerful voice, Bryan Mayer, is making a BIG impact on the country music scene. A North Carolina native, the six foot seven singer/songwriter began his journey in music when he was 13. And 2014 was a breakthrough year for Mayer, being nominated in three categories at the CM Awards, for Best Male Country of the Year, Music Video of the year for his single, “Leaving Town,” and Best Male Artist. If you are looking to add a new and promising Country voice and talent to your playlist, look no further than Country music’s future big man, Bryan Mayer.
Ken Knox Company 7-10pm
For over four decades Ken Knox has been entertaining audiences with top of class music and showmanship. The former member of Chairmen of the Board whose legacy was built by the late Grammy Award winning General Johnson continues today with Ken Knox & Company (KCO). Ken Knox & Company (KCO) brings a high energy/high impact show filled with great Pop/R&B and Carolina Beach Music Hits which Ken was a part of.