The Finale to Our 2017 Concert Season on Wednesday September 27th from 6pm to 8pm
The Embers & Craig Woolard
Please consider being a 2018 Friend of the Concerts. Being a friend is easy! Use our "Donate now" buttons to send your contribution through our Square account. Or if you prefer, stop by the Concert Office on the evenings of the concert to donate in person!
Your contribution of $25 or more would be most welcomed and you will be listed as a Friend on the website.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE concerning 2018.
September 23, 2017
Dear Sunset Beach Sponsors, Friends & Followers
The Concert Committee is seeking enthusiastic, well organized people who enjoy making things happen!
The Sunset Beach Concert Committee has decided that this will be our final season running the Concerts. Therefore, the organizing committee has agreed to seek out a Sunset Beach organization or volunteers who are willing to continue the Sunset Beach Concerts. We are proud of the of the infrastructure that we have created over the past six years together and are willing to work with a new group to share that infrastructure and to learn from our experiences. The "bones" of a sound organization will be in place, and we are hopeful that the Sunset Beach Concerts will be able to continue as a community benefit. We encourage a new group of volunteers to step forward.
Following is some pertinent information regarding the history of the concerts.
The Sunset Beach Concerts have been held every Summer since 2012. Fred Thorne Realty on Queen Anne Street in Sunset Beach started to offer some grassroots musical entertainment with a small staff of non-compensated staff to build a summer long series of weekly concerts.
Then in 20013, five people agreed to work together as a cohesive new team to broaden the scope of the summer concert program under the umbrella of the Brunswick County Parks & Recreation. The team created a organized method of identifying and contracting with musical talent, raising community funds to pay for bands, formalizing the business operations of the program, procured the IRS 501 C-4 status for "Sunset Beach Concerts", and built the communications program via social media on Facebook and a Concert website. Our first year operating under this new format was a huge inspiring success. Together, the team worked hard to continue that success for the past five years with a general yearly operating budget of $30,000+ which is raised through business Sponsorship and Friends of the Concerts. Over the years, the Concerts reputation grew, and is recognized today as one of the most successful and popular summer entertainment programs in Brunswick County.
In six years, the Committee's life's demands have evolved, and now, the winning team that is the lifeblood of Sunset Beach Concerts is moving on to devote more time to our businesses and families. In 2017 a reduced schedule was announced and many from the community quickly realized that the Concerts were an integral part of summer in Sunset Beach. The Town of Sunset Beach has budgeted $10,000 to the current Concert Committee for a 2018 Season.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact us at Fred@SunsetBeachConcerts.com or 910-367-6396
Fred Thorne, Wilson Sherrill, Denise Williams and Anita August
The Sunset Beach Concert Committee