25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival featuring Ana Popovic and Danielle Nicole (910-458-8434)
October 13, 2018

25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues Line-Up Announcement

Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area ∙ Kure Beach, NC  28428

October 13-14, 2018




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The Legend continues…Over two Decades of Seafood Blues & Jazz at the Beach!

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce and Bryant Real Estate are proud to announce the Silver Anniversary line-up for this year’s 25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 13th-14th, 2018 at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach, North Carolina.

The 25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is being billed as “The Year of the Woman” featuring International Blues Recording Artist Ana Popovic, Kansas City’s Danielle Nicole and the incredible Heather Gillis Band.

When the weather is warm, the sun is shining and the warm ocean breezes are fluttering, bring your lawn chairs and family, leave your hectic world behind and exercise your “license to chill” for two music filled days at the world famous Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival.

Now entering its 25th year, let the music performed by nationally recognized Blues & Jazz performers, coastal cuisine, natural beauty and salt air transport you into another dimension…and into a world where your cares and stresses are left behind. It’s a world where the weather is warmer, the people are friendlier, the food is tastier, and the music is "blue-sier".

 A weekend of non-stop musical talent, headlined Ana Popovic, the Hendrix-inspired phenomenal International Blues Recording Artist,  the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival features 14 bands on two stages over two days. The music can’t be beat and the locally prepared seafood is simply the best in the region.


Blues Stage – Saturday, October 13th, 2018

12:00-1:20       Ladies Auxiliary                                 

1:40-3:00         Justin Cody Fox                                 

3:20-4:40         Luxuriant Sedans                                           

5:20 – 7:00      The Heather Gillis Band                    

8:00                 Ana Popovic


Blues Stage – Sunday, October 14th, 2018

12:00-1:20       Polar Bear Blues Band with Harvey Dalton Arnold   

1:50-3:10         Jake HaldenVang

4:00                 Danielle Nicole


Jazz Stage – Saturday, October 13, 2018

1:00 – 2:20      The Wolfe Gang

2:40 – 4:00      Nina Repeta

4:20 – 5:40      Benny Hill Trio


Jazz Stage – Sunday, October 14, 2018

1:00 – 2:20      Feebs

2:40 – 4:00      The Rhythm Bones

4:20 – 5:40      Carl Newton’s Jazzy Review

 This two-day festival takes place along the scenic Cape Fear River at the Fort Fisher Military     Recreational Area in Kure beach. Enjoy browsing at the Arts & Wine Garden, shopping for crafts, listening to music, and fine wine tasting. Children will stay entertained for hours as they enjoy    performers, face painting, educational exhibits, inflatables and much more in the Kidz Zone.

 Held at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach, this event is sure to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets ahead of time. Please do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a weekend of music and seafood at the coast.

 Tickets go on sale on line at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 20th.  For more information call (910) 458-8434  or .  Follow the Pleasure   Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival on    Facebook for exciting updates about the band lineup, seafood vendors, and more!

 'You Got The Love" - Ana Popovic (8:00 pm, Saturday, October 13th)


"Cry No More" - Danielle Nicole (4:00 pm, Sunday, October 13th)


"Fight To Win" - Heather Gillis Band (5:20 pm, Saturday, October 13th)


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