July 24, 2009

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Makeover Announces Jazz Under the Stars

CAROLINA BEACH, NC JULY 22, 2009: The Carolina Beach Boardwalk Makeover is excited to promote the monthly Jazz Under the Stars event as part of the Boardwalk Blast Summer Event Series. Jazz Under the Stars is held on the beach stage in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 9-11pm and is free. This Saturday, July 25 will feature Lee Venters and Vermillian Sands.

Jazz Under the Stars will be held monthly through September. Bands and dates are as follows:
August 22: The Wahl Project
September 5: El Jaye Johnson

The Boardwalk Blast is a summer event series consisting of over 100 events including live & DJ music, dancing, kids activities, bingo and more at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, all summer long, six days a week.

The schedule is as follows:
· Tuesday is Family Night 6-8pm includes bounce house, kids’ activities, variety shows, story telling, arts & crafts. Free·
Wednesday is Cash Bingo 6-8pm, Cash prizes up to $1,000. Nominal fee to play.
· Thursday features Live Music at the Gazebo 6:30-9:30pm. Great local or regional bands perform at the Gazebo stage before and after the fireworks display at the Boardwalk. Free
· Sunday Trop Rock DJ 6-8pm. Island country & Carribean tropical rock music. Time to relax and enjoy before the movie at the lake! Free

Also, don’t miss the Battle of the Bands Competition from 2-5pm on the Beach Stage on August 8. Free.

Also offered at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk this summer are free surf lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 PM at the Boardwalk Welcome Center plus arts, crafts, bocce ball and volleyball available for FREE on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4-7pm.

“This is our version of a stimulus plan,” said marketing committee member Sharon Lyons. “We wanted to offer free or very economical events for families and people of all ages to enjoy this summer.

”In conjunction with funding from the Town of Carolina Beach and a grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club, more landscaping has been done to create a terrific setting for these summer events at the Gazebo area and throughout the Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk Makeover is a not-for profit organization dedicated to preserving the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. It is staffed entirely by hardworking volunteers. For more information, go to
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