The ShellThe Shell

A waterfront venue perfect for weddings, live music and events.



There's Something New
on the Water

The Shell will offer an unforgettable experience perched on the water located in the Port City Marina. With a breathtaking waterfront location, The Shell will host concerts and private events, while being surrounded by water on three sides and is within walking distance of the beautiful city park.

From intimate cocktail parties and corporate luncheons to lavish wedding receptions and concerts under the stars, The Shell's experienced staff will help you create a distinctive, unforgettable event. With unparalleled service, an incomparable location and large open-air seating, banquet and dancing space, your next event is a guaranteed success.

The Shell can be completely enclosed for a more private setting and a fully-equipped sound stage – ideal for musical performances.


Home to Events
You Won't Want to Miss

The Shell offers a striking concert venue with a covered area, and can accommodate over 4,000 people. With our upcoming summer country concert series, and recent Shamrock & Roll, The Shell will become your new go-to spot for outdoor fun.

To stay up to date with the latest events, be sure to connect with us on social media!

Upcoming Events


Alive After Five
Every Thursday

We'll Be Rocking All Summer Long!

The Shell presents Alive After Five! Every Thursday, the Shell will rock out with great local acts at 5:00.

This is a free event! Don't Miss Out!

Interested in winning VIP experience during an AA5 event? Send a request for your chance to win to info@theshellwilmington.com, or follow us on your favorite social media outlet and contact us there!

Alive After Five | Every Thursday

Alive After Five
Every Thursday

We'll Be Rocking All Summer Long!

The Shell presents Alive After Five! Every Thursday, the Shell will rock out with great local acts at 5:00.

This is a free event! Don't Miss Out!

Interested in winning VIP experience during an AA5 event? Send a request for your chance to win to info@theshellwilmington.com, or follow us on your favorite social media outlet and contact us there!

Alive After Five | Every Thursday

Aaron Lewis
Wednesday, August 9

- Tickets starting at $20
- Doors open at 6pm

Buy Tickets Today!

Aaron Lewis | Wednesday, August 9

Blue and White Bash
w/ Marc Broussard
Saturday, August 12

- Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project
- Tickets starting at $50
- Doors open at 7pm

Buy Tickets Today!

Marc Broussard | Saturday, August 12

Nelly
Sunday, September 3

- Tickets starting at $35
- Doors open at 6pm

Buy Tickets Today!

Nelly | Sunday, September 3

Willie Nelson
Tuesday, September 5

- Tickets starting at $70
- Doors open at 6pm

Tickets on Sale July 14!

Willie Nelson | Sunday, September 5

Looking for More Information?

Looking for more information about The Shell? Email us at info@theshellwilmington.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Shell
10 Harnett St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Looking for a job with a fun loving, hardworking crew? We're hiring qualified individuals for our upcoming season. Email info@theshellwilmington.com for more information.

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