Third Eye Blind

Those of us lucky enough to spend time along the Crystal Coast know there are plenty of opportunities to take in the sounds of summer each spring and summer as a variety of concert series help provide the soundtrack for our sunny days. This summer, music lovers will have one more event to add to their agenda – the Crystal Coast Music Festival.

Planned for Saturday, June 4, on Atlantic Beach, the festival will be headlined by national recording artist Third Eye Blind. Commercially successful in the 1990s, folks may remember Third Eye Blind’s smash hit “Semi-Charmed Life” as well as “Jumper” and “How’s it Going to Be.” According to the band’s website, it has sold about 12 million records worldwide since its first release in 1993. The day-long event also features up and coming alternative artist Robert DeLong, Judah & the Lion and opening act, Amasa Hines.

Robert DeLong

“We’re thrilled to infuse the destination’s vibrant music culture with our southern charm during this toes-in-the-sand event,” said Carol Lohr, executive director of the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority. “This inaugural music festival is sure to set the stage for years to come of well-known and up-and-coming acts.”

Ticket are on sale now. General admission is $18 per person with upgraded VIP tickets available for $75. VIP tickets include preferred entry, viewing areas and exclusive cash bar and restrooms. Day-of general admission tickets will be sold for $23. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.

For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit

Not your cup of tea? No worries, there is a little bit of everything on tap in the various concert programs offered throughout the county each summer. From the Morehead City waterfront to the beach in Emerald Isle, music is one thing there is plenty of as the weather warms in Carteret County. Concerts are held on Saturday evenings at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront, Sunday evening in Swansboro and Thursdays in Emerald Isle. In addition, watch the calendar of events for Alive at Five performances in Morehead and concerts at Fort Macon State Park – always a treat.

For any of the concerts mentioned, lawn chairs, blankets and other comfort items are welcome. Alcohol is prohibited although guests are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to enjoy.

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