The Embers Headed to the Drive-In at CFCC’s North Campus

The Wilson Center and Cape Fear Community College are thrilled to announce the next installment of the Wilson Center Drive-In Concerts, which will feature Beach Music icons The Embers featuring Craig Woolard! This concert by North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music – and South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inductees – will bring the joyful sounds of Beach Music to Wilmington on August 7, 2020, at 8 p.m, in the evening after CFCC’s summer commencement ceremony.

This Drive-In Concert will be held at Cape Fear Community College’s North Campus, located at 4500 Blue Clay Road, in the surface parking lot at the back of campus. This is a ticketed event, and capacity for this performance is limited. Tickets must be bought in advance; no walk-up tickets will be available. The event will be held in compliance with local and state health guidelines and will be an in-car event. There will be amplified sound and the concert will also be broadcast via short-range FM radio transmission. In order to optimize the concert experience, it is recommended that ticket purchasers arrive in a vehicle equipped with a tunable FM receiver. For more details, please visit

About The Embers

There are many bands or groups today, but few that are considered to be a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes while continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. They have traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special ‘Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. They were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.

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, which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music to be “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since the group’s inception in 1958. Playing an average of 225 shows per year, that’s a lot of memories!

For Drive-In Concert Tickets

Tickets for The Embers featuring Craig Woolard will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 24, 2020. ALL tickets MUST be purchased in advance; there will be no walk-up ticket sales for this event. Tickets will be priced at $40 per car, plus taxes & fees for a basic ticket; a specially crafted snack platter featuring a variety of Greek treats prepared by Angie’s of Chris’s Restaurant will also be available for $25.00 (feeds two, may be ordered with Ticket Purchase; additional trays may be purchased by calling the Ticket Central Box Office). Tickets and snack trays may be purchased online beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at

The Drive-In Concerts are limited-capacity events, in order to comply with local and state health requirements. Vehicle placement will be at the discretion of management. For additional details, please visit .

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