Please enjoy the videos from our 2021 Solstice by the SEA Festival


Join Us for the 1st Solstice by the Sea Festival on Oak Island!


Join us for this free community event! This day of local Brunswick arts and activities is brought to you by Brunswick Arts Council, Friends of Oak Island Parks, Southport Evening Rotary, Inspirations Dance Centre & The SoundHouse.  The Middleton Sports Fields (46th & Dolphin St.) will have multiple places set up –


Stage 1 (Raised) Music & More

10 AM             NE Woodlands Peoples (Kat & Kaya Littleturtle)

10:50 AM        Josh Youse

11:40 AM        Casey Townsend

12:25 PM        Poet, Marty Metzer

12:50 PM        Charlene & The Bluegrass Charletans

2 PM                Blues DeVille

3:15 PM          Rogers Family Band

4:30 PM          DHIM

5:45 PM          Parlay

7 PM               Tina Smith- New Song Debut!


Stage 2 (Performance Tent) Dance & More

10 AM             Open with Brunswick Sheriffs

10:10 AM        Inspirations Dance Centre & Brunswick School of Dance

12:15 PM        Zoe Brockenborough

12:30 PM        Inspirations Dance Centre & Brunswick School of Dance

2:45 PM          So Brunswick Cougar HS Dance Team

3:00 PM          TLC Band

4PM                Arts & Parts Recycled Fashion

5PM                Turning the Wheel

6PM                Miss Brunswick Performances

7PM                Open Mic


BAC Hospitality Tent

10 AM -7 PM   Youth Art Contest Exhibits Brunswick County Planning 2040

& Poetry Opens Doors

2-4 PM             Tar Heel Tellers (Story time with Joan Leotta, Marva Moss & Donna Catton-Johnson) & Poetry


Arts & Crafts Vendors & Community Booths

10 AM to @5 PM        Visit these different artists & community booths— buy a gift, find that gift or cool art you’ve always wanted or come meet your neighbors. And see what community groups are helping to make Brunswick County special!


Solstice Wish Tent

10 AM to @ 7 PM       Make a wish & Tie a ribbon!


Southport Evening Rotary Corn Hole Tournament—Cash prizes!

4-8 PM            Register onsite with Coastal Tailgating online or day off event at their tent. Blind Draw. Cash prizes.

Southport Rotary will also have a “splash the car”- with paint sponges!


Our Sponsors are:

Bronze Level are Coastal Pediatrics Dentistry, Coastline Insurance, Coldwell Banker, Craig Boyd Group & Blue Cross, Don Bullard Insurance, DOSHER, Laurie Insurance Group.

Patrons are GF Women’s Club of South Brunswick Islands, Hoffman Eco-works

Friends are Moffitt Builders, River Run Laundry, R&B House, Southern Charm Jewelers, Southport Cleaners, Southport Coffee Co., Waterway Music.



Tina Smith has scheduled the release of HARD for July 4 via Bread and Nails Productions/Soulshield Music The release of HARD is a departure from the pop/light rock perspective of her last album AWAKE; the track is aptly named to reflect the harder rock feel of this new release. Unapologetically direct, HARD is an anthem of emotional self-defense, a battle cry for those who have finally reached the point of saying “enough is enough.” Written, produced, and engineered by Lynwood Salvo (House of Wood), HARD contains instrumental tracks from Rico Milazzo and Tony Blunt, both now-deceased members of the rock powerhouse group The Project, as well as tracks from Salvo and Smith, also members. This single is special due in large part to the priceless contributions of Milazzo and Blunt, as well as the beautifully executed instrumentation of Salvo and the consistently excellent vocals of Smith. The release of HARD will be followed by a beautifully filmed video, produced and directed by Tina Smith, with cinematography from Seth Gearhart (Seth Gearhart Media). The video further explores the emotional journey required to reach a point of self-love and protection when relational boundaries have been negatively breached. The work of Tina Smith is consistently, deeply personal and HARD is no exception. The interpretation of the lyrics reflects the experiential honesty found in her own lyrical work and the passion in performance for which she is known. Find out more at

HARD Press Release

Food Truck Vendors

  • Sea Dog Hot Dog
  • Papadoms
  • Island Ice
  • Poor Piggy
  • Dixie Kettleland
  • Snowie of the Carolinas
  • Qspresso
  • Hole Mole
  • Poblanos and Tacos
  • Pelican SnoBALLS
  • Darla’s Cookies
  • Beach Bumzz

Enjoy the eats!