The Annex Songwriter Session #14 is Wednesday, March 14, in the Annex. We will feature six local artists who will preform awesome, original unplugged music. This will be the our spring session and a show that you simply cannot miss. A&M Food Truck and The BAC Cash Bar. $5 Admission with doors opening at 7pm, and the show starting at 8pm. Family Friendly and open to all ages
Join us for a night showcasing our new Spring and Summer swimwear with all the proceeds going to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We will have complimentary appetizers being passed by Middle of the Island catering, Cash bar and music by Matt Llyod. Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 8PM. We will have a red carpet out front so dress to impress!
All the proceeds of the night will be going to JDRF
Please contact Très Bleu at 910.679.4725 ticket, table and raffle questions.
Every winter for the last 16 years, Full Belly has held a gala fundraiser in Wilmington, North Carolina, where all of our friends and supporters come together to connect, celebrate, and set our sights on a brighter future for communities around the world.
This year, we've made some changes and we're taking the Feast to the next level.
Our 16th annual gala is going to be a red carpet event, with a photo opportunity upon arrival.
Inside, there will be cocktail tables, catered bites, a full bar, and best of all, the Phantom Playboys will be performing!
Also at this year's Feast, we'll share our new mission and vision for the future! You don't want to miss this!
Click here for more information
Made In NC, a gorgeous and diverse community craft show! Happening on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, from Noon- 5 p.m.
Admission to the show is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.
Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar and Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakeshop, with over 50 vendors all in one place! We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!
Vendors please apply by clicking here
Tickets are $37.50 | $5 increase day of show
Password pre-sale begins Thursday, January 25 at 10 AM EST and concludes Thursday, January 25 at 10 PM EST.
Pre-sale password: BOOTS
On Sale: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 10 AM EST
Tickets are available online through:
Tickets are also available by calling 877-435-9849.
All Ages | General Admission
Doors are at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM
For more information about the artist, please visit
Join is Sunday, April 22 at The Brooklyn Arts Center for The Record Company! For more information please click here.
THE RECORD COMPANY:
Click here to visit The Record Company
In February 2016, The Record Company released their debut album ‘Give It Back To You’ – ten songs conceived, recorded and mixed by the band in the bassist’s living room in Los Angeles. By June 2017, the trio had scored a nationwide #1 Triple-A radio hit, followed up with a second Top Ten Triple-A smash, and even a third Top 5 Triple-A hit (largely unheard of for a new artist), been nominated for a Grammy Award, and landed the opening slot on John Mayer’s first solo tour since 2014.
How exactly did three friends go from their living room to having three top 10 hits and opening for John Mayer at Madison Square Garden in less than 18 months? “It’s about making the right choices for the songs,” says singer and guitarist Chris Vos. “Everything Alex, Marc and I do comes from our desire to write the best songs we can and make the most honest music that we can.”
The Record Company’s raw and righteous rock ‘n’ roll was unleashed on its Concord Records debut album, GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, in February 2016, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM. “Off The Ground,” the album’s first single, proved a sensation, spending two consecutive weeks as the #1 track at Triple A radio outlets nationwide – topping new songs from such superstars as The Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Avett Brothers. Their single “Rita Mae Young” was the album’s second consecutive Triple A smash which cracked into the Top Ten. In the spring of 2017, they followed up with “Baby, I’m Broken,” which became a Top 5 single at Triple-A.
The Record Company’s popular success was matched with enthusiastic critical acclaim. “Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket,” raved Rolling Stone. “The scuzzy, 10-track set meshes the group’s biggest influences,” wrote Entertainment Weekly of GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, “the early electric blues rock n’ roll of John Lee Hooker, staccato lyrical delivery akin to The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, and Rolling Stones-style grooves.”
The band formed in LA after a late night of hanging out as friends listening to records on their bass player Alex’s back porch with drinks in hand and speakers in the window. The spinning of a crackling vinyl copy of John Lee Hooker’s album “Hooker N’ Heat” at about 2am - coupled with singer Chris Vos’s stories of a trip to see Iggy & The Stooges at The Palladium in LA - inspired the three to get together the next day and jam together. That following afternoon they decided to hang some mic’s up in Alex’s living room and start recording.
“We listened to the playback that first day of recording,” Vos says, “and decided right then and there that we had to be a band.”
GIVE IT BACK TO YOU is powerful and authentic with its electric fusion of classic influences, personal songwriting, and contemporary energy. Both intimate and intense, songs like “Off The Ground” and “Rita Mae Young” are marked by The Record Company’s ambidextrous instrumentation, built upon guitar, bass, and drums but also deftly incorporating harmonica, dobro slide, lap slide, pedal steel, piano, and anything else that might serve the music. The album was written, recorded, and mixed by the band in the same living room in Los Angeles that they formed in and did their first recordings, retaining the raw and untouched sound they strive to make.
“When recording we trust early takes, love soulful mistakes, and record much of the song together live so we can keep the vibe of the recording feeling natural and still mix it with an aim to make the speakers move” says Vos.
Long known for their incendiary live sets, the band has toured nearly non-stop in the year and a half following the release of GIVE IT BACK TO YOU. They were favorites at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, prompting Rolling Stone Country to name the trio’s set among the event’s “5 Best Country and Americana Moments” while declaring it “a wildly energetic show and one of the most communal experiences of the festival.”
They embarked on their first ever headline tour in the fall of 2016, selling out 32 out of the 41 shows they played. That was followed up with the John Mayer tour in early 2017, which hit such iconic venues as Madison Square Garden, the Boston Garden and the United Center in Chicago. The band then immediately left for tours of Australia and Europe - and soon followed with numerous festival appearances and the band’s first ever show at the world famous Red Rocks in the summer of 2017.
What’s more, The Record Company have rocked the airwaves with a series of high profile TV appearances, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert and CBS This Morning and TBS’ Conan, not to mention countless radio sessions and live concert broadcasts on SiriusXM, NPR’s World Café Live, and Chicago, IL’s WXRT.
The Record Company has also found themselves supporting and playing alongside a series of national and international tours and shows with a diverse group of legends and like-minded artists they admire including My Morning Jacket, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Dawes, BB King, Kurt Vile and Mavis Staples.
The band lives in Los Feliz, CA and are currently recording their second album due for release in 2018.
Friday, June 22 from 3pm-9pm Saturday, Jun 23 10am-5pm Sunday Jun 24 noon-5pm
CALL TO ARTISTS & VENDORS The Brooklyn Arts Center and Quilters by the Sea are thrilled to announce the second, amazing Piecework Quilt Show on Friday June 22, Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24.
With Quilters by the Sea, Wilmington’s superb quilting guild, we are once again creating and presenting the coolest quilting and fiber arts show in the Southeast.
BAC shows are renowned for being exceptional, full-scale, community events, with food trucks and the BAC cash bar. Attendance at our events, locally and regionally, is outstanding.
For Piecework 2018, we are seeking creative and innovative quilt and fiber arts vendors to sell their products and promote their businesses at this exciting show. Last year, Piecework took place in the magnificent, 1888 church and in the tented, BAC courtyard.
This year, the entire event will be indoors, in both the church and in the awesome Annex, our 1910, two-story brick schoolhouse, located directly behind and connected to the church. The Annex has an elevator, so access to the second floor auditorium is a breeze.
Vendors apply for show by clicking here
Come out and celebrate Wilmington's Best Of award winners at theBrooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews with encore magazine, comedy hosts Pineapple-Shaped Lamps and official Best Of nonprofit beneficiaryDREAMS Center for Arts Education!
House band Striking Copper
Food from Best Of nominees
Costume contest: Come dressed in your best fantasy, medieval, magic, or Renaissance duds! (Think Games of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Xena Warrior Princess, The Chronicles of Narnia...)
Tickets are $15 adv / $20 door
VIP: $40 adv / $50 door (includes seating, private food station, server, etc) Only 50 available!
All proceeds benefit DREAMS Center for Arts Education!
Join us Thursday, February 22 in The Annex for Belly Full of Songs a Benefit/ Fundraiser Concert in honor of Samuel G. Adams. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE! Donations accepted in exchange for The Belly Full of Songs CD. All money goes to Nourish NC and Good Shepard Center.
Art for All, a unique and creative art show! Happening on Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, February 18, from Noon- 5 p.m.
Admission to the show is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.
Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar, and over 50 vendors all in one place! We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!
SPORT CITY CORN HOLE CLASSIC
February 3, 2018 * 5:00 pm –until
To benefit the Brigade Boys & Girls Club
We invite everyone to come out as a participant, spectator, friend, or socializer and help us raise money for the Brigade Boys & Girls Club!
Proceeds from the event will be used to support Brigade Boys & Girls Club! Brigade annually serves more than 2,200 at-risk boys and girls between the ages 5-18 across thirteen sites in three counties. Our programs seek to empower our local youth to develop into the leaders that make our community so special. Our programs target workforce development and educational assistance toward academic success, while also promoting good character, leadership development, teamwork, and developing healthy lifestyles.
We are offering sponsorship opportunities to help raise money for our cause. Email us at Sportcityrec@gmail.com to learn more on how you can help raise money for this wonderful cause.
To register your team please click here
Cornholers Anonymous (A): Sign up for this division if you’ve played before; like money and have been to a tailgate or two back in the day.
Social (B): This division is best for Average Joe’s who are looking to have a good time.
Women (B): This division is best for Average Joanna’s who are looking to have a good time.
Coed: This division is best for Average Joanna’s and Joe’s who want to play together and are looking to have a good time.
2 players on a team.
2 players on each team take turns throwing bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches (or exceeds) the score of 21.
4 games are guaranteed
All teams will compete in a 4 team round robin, followed by a single elimination tournament
Seeds will be determined according to the outcomes of earlier games.
Trained officials will be on hand for each game
Equipment is provided – no need to bring your own! Although if you want to bring your own bags you can.
Each team member will receive two tickets into the hourly prize drawings
Join Us, Sunday, January 28, from noon- 6 p.m. for, Precious Metal, Wilmington's handcrafted jewelry show. Featuring the region's fabulous handcrafted jewelry and sculptures. There will be a BAC Cash Bar, and some of Wilmington's most amazing food trucks. Be sure to mark your calendars for an event that you will not want to miss.
They’re back…and ready to battle. Are you?
The Brooklyn Arts Center is proud to host the ninth Port City Ping Pong Throwdown on Friday, January 26, once again in collaboration with the Wilmington Table Tennis Club.
Ping pong has been a popular pastime in America for decades (Forrest Gump, anyone?) and the BAC is fast approaching one decade’s worth of Throwdowns. Eight professional tables fill the first floor of the church, and matches are played until midnight and the winners are crowned. There are two draws to play in: Play for Keeps (think table tennis club members and other ping pong aficionados) and Play for Fun (think drinking a beer while you play your match, like during the point). First, second, third, fourth, and fifth place winners will receive cash prizes, and a raffle prize will be drawn as well.
The BAC Cash Bar will be open to help celebrate victories and soften losses, and a fabulous food truck will park out front and feed the masses all night long.
Registration and practice tables are open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the day of, and matches begin at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for players, and $5 for spectators. For more information, check out the Wilmington Table Tennis Club’s Facebook page.
You're invited to Wilmington's 2nd Annual Bridal Fashion Show! Come see the latest fashions in bridesmaid, men's tuxes and bridal dresses from Camille's of Wilmington, Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique and The Wedding Dress Shoppe on January 23rd at 6pm at the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews.
We'll have vendors like DJ Brian Hood, Event Excellence Light & Sound, Chris Brehmer Photography, and L&L Tent and Party Rentals creating a romantic runway experience for you. Grab your girls and come out for a night out of food, provided by ART Catering & Events, drinks and fashion!
VIP Tickets are available (though limited) for $40 and include reserved front row seating, early admission (6pm), and VIP swag bag with a copy of Focus on the Coast Weddings.
General Admission Tickets are available for $20 and include reserved seating, general admission (6:30pm), and swag bag with a copy of Focus on the Coast Weddings.
Family and Vendors may purchase Balcony tickets for $10.
General admission will be $25 at the door and $45 for VIP (if available).
This event will sell out so be sure to get them soon! We can't wait to see you there!!
Purchase your tickets here
Courtyards & Cobblestones is a creative wedding event in Wilmington, NC that features eight fully styled venues and a hand-picked collection of the most innovative, creative wedding professionals from Southeastern North Carolina. We are happy to invite engaged couples as well as their family and friends to our next event on January 13 & 14, 2018.
To Purchase Tickets Click Here
Mark the Date!!! On December 16th, 2017 L Shape Lot is hosting their 6th Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser, at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center, along with special guest Signal Fire.
Who - L Shape Lot w/ special guests Signal Fire
When - 7:30pm - Dec 16th, 2017
Where - Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC
Tickets - $10 at the door
Accepting all new and unwrapped toy donations. :)
Last year, with your help, over 1100 indivuals toys were collected, along with a $1200 donation, and we are hoping to exceed that this year. We ask you to mark your calendar, tell a friend, invite a friend, and come be a part of a magical evening while helping others.
The Annex Songwriter Session #13 is Wednesday, December 13, in the Annex. We will feature six local artists who will preform awesome, original unplugged music. This will be the first session of the fall and a show that you simply cannot miss. A&M Food Truck and The BAC Cash Bar. $5 Admission with doors opening at 7pm, and the show starting at 8pm. Family Friendly and open to all ages
Join us for the last biggest event of the year! The Wilmington Weddings and Events Vendor Christmas Party at the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews! The amazing Honeysuckle Events has designed a wintery, snowy wonderland for you to enjoy and hang out with your vendor friends in! We invite all wedding vendors in the area to come and we look forward to dancing the night away together! We spend all our time making other's big events happen and now this one is for us!
This year's event will be benefitting Toys for Tots. We ask that each person brings a new and unwrapped toy with you to the party to donate to this great organization!
We'll also be raffling off tickets to upcoming Brooklyn Arts Center shows and a 2018 Wilmington Weddings and Events membership! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
Each WWAE member will receive one complimentary ticket and guest tickets can be purchased for $10 each, or $15 at the door. Non-WWAE members are $15 each or $20 at the door. A delicious holiday dinner buffet by ART Catering & Events and yummy dessert by Pink Baking Co.is included in each ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Use the link to purchase your tickets.
Join us Thursday, December 7 for JD McPherson with guests! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Show at 7:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets click here
More about JD McPherson
JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart & Soul is out now on New West Records and available on vinyl, compact disc, and digital format HERE. Co-produced by McPherson and Dan Molad (Lucius, Here We Go Magic) and recorded at the Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN, Undivided Heart & Soul is McPherson’s first studio album in nearly three years and follows his critically acclaimed Let The Good Times Roll (2015). The highly anticipated new album released October 6, 2017 and debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart – reaching #1 for Top New Artist Albums and Americana/Folk Albums, as well as #4 for Top Independent Overall Albums, #5 for LP/Vinyl Albums, #27 for Top Current Albums, and #44 for Overall Digital. Mojo Magazine praises, “...McPherson’s horizon has never sounded so open,” and the Associated Press exclaims, “JD McPherson’s ‘Undivided Heart & Soul’ deserves your undivided attention.” American Songwritercalls it “...McPherson’s third and best set to date” in a 4 out of 5 Star review, while PasteMagazine awards it an 8.1 out of 10 rating and notes, “...McPherson takes a slightly different approach, leaning harder on the first syllable of rockabilly.” Mother Jones adds, “JD McPherson has long been one of the more inventive artists with deep blues roots, thanks to a strong, expressive voice suited to a variety of genres and songs that tamper with familiar templates in subtly intriguing ways. On the exhilarating Undivided Heart & Soul, McPherson makes this implied versatility explicit, expanding his sonic palette to exciting effect...If the colorful pop tinges initially seem like a dramatic departure, McPherson never loses the greasy intensity that made him so compelling in the first place.” In celebration of the release, McPherson will appear on Conan next Wednesday, October 25; and he is currently on an extensive North American tour, which includes dates with support from Nikki Lane and Nicole Atkins.
Join Us, Friday December 1 from 4pm-9pm, Saturday December 2 from 10am-6pm and Sunday December 3 from Noon-5pm for, The Holiday Flea at BAC. We will have fabulous Vintage Vendors, BAC Cash Bar, and some of Wilmington's most amazing food trucks. Be sure to mark your calendars for an event that you will not want to miss.
Vendors looking to apply for The Holiday Flea please click here to apply
Port City Design Group's 2nd annual tribute to The Carousel Center.
Celebrity Speaker: Anthony Reynolds
Come join us for our 2nd annual tribute to the Carousel Center! This year we will be focusing on sharing stories. With all fairytales there is a happily ever after, and the Carousel Center helps bring that to every child they work with. The Carousel Center helps children that are dealing with domestic or sexual abuse. The evening will include a catered buffet with a cash bar, performances, music, and guest speakers.
We are proud to announce we will be having a celebrity speaker, Anthony Reynolds! Reynolds currently resides here in the Port City and has roles on both the small and big screens. He can be seen in “House of Cards,” “The Paynes,” “Stranger Things,” “The Hunger Games,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Fantastic 4.” If interested in attending or becoming a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 910-508-2175.
Ticket price: $100.
Purchase Tickets here
The Annex Songwriter Session #12 is Wednesday, November 8, in the Annex. We will feature six local artists who will preform awesome, original unplugged music. This will be the first session of the fall and a show that you simply cannot miss. A&M Food Truck and The BAC Cash Bar. $5 Admission with doors opening at 7pm, and the show starting at 8pm. Family Friendly and open to all ages
Intracoastal Angler, Nest Realty Wilmington, and Beach and Barn present The Fly Fishing Film Tour. Join us Saturday, October 28, from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. for a night of fabulous fly fishing fun. The film will begin at 7:00 p.m. The pre-event party includes BBQ from Miss Piggy's Food Truck. Come enjoy The BAC Cash Bar and raffles with great prizes. Tickets can be purchased here for $18 in advance and $22 at the door.
In mid-August 2017, North Carolina native Jennifer Pharr Davis and her family will descend from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to begin an adventure that will span three-months and nearly 1,200 miles.
Jennifer, her husband Brew, and their children Charley and Gus will take in a full range of experiences along the Mountains-to- Sea Trail and will share their adventures with friends at the Brooklyn Arts Center on October 26th from 6:00-8:30. Admission will be a donation to Friends of the MST, no gift is too small or too large.
For more information or to Follow Jen's MST Hike please visit JPDhikestheMST.org
The Cape Fear Jazz Society is proud to announce its celebration of 20 years of promoting, preserving and presenting Jazz in the Cape Fear Region ~ a Gala on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7-11 p.m.
Come join other jazz lovers, musicians and our some of our charter members as we dance the night away to the Brunswick Big Band at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC. We’ll be reminiscing with Jazz, about the history of events held down through the years for the delight of area jazz lovers.
From the early day of the inception of “the Society” when it was originally named the Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society, to the present as we continue to jam in partnership with the Bellamy Mansion and the Cameron Art Museum. An elegant night with hors d’oeruvres and BAC cash bar. Tickets are $30 per person and are available here or by contacting a member of the Cape Fear Jazz Society board.
Join Us Thursday, October 12 for An Evening in the Annex with Hank Barbee and The Dust Parade, for their Vinyl Release Show. With special guests Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey and Jesse Stockton. Featuring YehMon51 Food Truck and BAC Cash Bar. Please visit sonroyale.brownpapertickets.com to purchase your tickets today.
The Annex Songwriter Session #11 is Wednesday, October 11, in the Annex. We will feature six local artists who will preform awesome, original unplugged music. This will be the first session of the fall and a show that you simply cannot miss. A&M Food Truck and The BAC Cash Bar. $5 Admission with doors opening at 7pm, and the show starting at 8pm. Family Friendly and open to all ages!
One-Year Anniversary Party!
Day Time Release: Saturday, September 30, 2017, from noon to 6 p.m.
A Night of Craft Beer and Rock and Roll: Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 7 p.m. to midnight
In addition to the great, live, local bands on the big BAC stage, New Anthem will release three cans at the event: Neon God IPA, steez IPA and Throwing Shade IPA will all be released at the show...staggered throughout the evening.
"New Anthem Beer Project opened in October 2016. We're hell-bent on throwing an awesome thank-you bash for all the wonderful people who have supported us throughout our first fantastic year. We just want to get the most fun local bands, put them in an awesome Historic Downtown Wilmington venue here, and add some super-fresh local craft beer. Oh yeah. Humble thanks!”
To Purchase Tickets Please click here
1st Annual Concert for fab4JDFR
It’s time to bust out your bellbottoms in Brooklyn because The Moondogs are performing the entire 1965 Beatles album, Rubber Soul, at the beautiful BAC on Friday, September 22, for their first annual Fab4JDRF fundraiser concert. This fabulous event will feature special guests Falling for Tuesday, a silent auction, a raffle, catering by the legendary Middle of the Island Catering Company, and the BAC Cash Bar. To keep the good vibes flowing, classic 1960s attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization working to turn “Type One into Type None.”
Tickets can be purchased here.
The Annex Songwriter Session #10 is Wednesday, September 13 in the Annex. We will feature six local artists who will preform awesome, original unplugged music. This will be the first session of the fall and a show that you simply cannot miss. A&M Food Truck and The BAC Cash Bar. $5 Admission with doors opening at 7pm, and the show starting at 8pm. Family Friendly and open to all ages!
The Spring Flea at BAC 2017, taking place Friday, June 16, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 18, from Noon to 5 p.m.
In our efforts to create a well-balanced and diverse show, and due to the defining size of the venues, we can only accept a limited number of vendors.
Welcome to our EyeCon One Tree Hill 6 event, this time returning to our roots in Wilmington, NC where we started it all! In 2014, two fans started an online petition for us to add a One Tree Hill convention to our list of themes. The response was overwhelming so we decided to take the leap of faith, bringing the first US OTH convention to life.