Sanford's Arts &
Vine Festival
Is Here !!!

The Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center is a thrill for the senses; a celebration of presentation & performance, talent & tradition.

This year’s festival brings the beach to you with 3 legendary national Beach Music headliners.

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, The Original Tams, and The Chairmen of the Board take the Mann Center Outdoor Stage for one of the country’s best 1-day beach music festivals of the year!

PLUS the local premier artisans, craftsmen, winemakers and craft brewers you’ve come to expect.

This year, the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival comes downtown to the Mann Center of North Carolina.

Bring your comfy lawn chairs or blankets and join in on all the fun!

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2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival


Beach Music

The 2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center is the first major beach music festival of 2018 and it just might be the best!  3 national Beach Music headliners plus 2 popular local acts on the Mann Center Outdoor Stage in downtown Sanford. A full afternoon & evening of great music and good times!

1 pm – Gates Open

2 pm – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

3:45 pm – Workin’ On Commission

4:30 pm – The Chairmen of the Board

6:15 pm – Bad Moon Rising

7:00 pm – The Original Tams

Food Trucks.
Craft Beers.
Local Wines.

Nationally recognized food trucks and the absolute best mobile munchies our region has to offer, plus HUGGER MUGGER, Sanford’s first craft brewery … and LIBATION’S, the area’s best destination for every type of wine imaginable. They’ll all be on hand at the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center. Direct from TV’s Shark Tank, we welcome Cousins Maine Lobster, PLUS Fully Loaded Fritters, Napoli’s Wood-Fired Pizza, Sandwich Mike’s and Dusty’s Donuts.

Supporting Sanford.
Supporting the Arts Community.

The Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center maintains our tradition of showcasing and supporting our local arts community. A diverse group of artisans will be on hand to demonstrate their artistry and talents.

And all proceeds from this year’s festival will go to our host non-profit, the Mann Center of North Carolina. The Mann is a Sanford treasure, committed to providing a special welcoming home for arts, theatre, performing arts and community activities. The Mann is in the process of raising $30,000 for technology upgrades and renovations to its Pomeranz Auditorium.

Concert Lineup
3 LEGENDARY Beach Music Bands and so much more!

1:00 pm

Gates Open

Check out the sights, park your lawn chairs or blankets, settle in, get ready to enjoy a great day of fun! This is the perfect time to visit with our artists, grab a bite and enjoy a locally sourced cold beverage before all the excitement gets under way.

4:30 pm

Chairmen Of The Board

Beach Music Hall of Famers, the Chairmen of the Board take the Mann Center outdoor stage with a playlist of their legendary classics. You’ll enjoy every note and sing along to every tune when the Chairmen are in the house!

2:00 pm

The Embers

Carolina Beach Music Legends, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, set the tone for an amazing day of music. Get here early and experience the showmanship that Embers fans around the world can’t get enough of!

6:15 pm

Bad Moon Rising

This popular local act will have you on your feet, enjoying legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, rock classics and popular originals. The Bad Moon Rising Band delivers a cool soundtrack as the afternoon winds down.

3:45 pm

Workin’ On Commission

Hometown Sanford favorites Workin’ On Commission has enjoyed a loyal, enthusiastic following in the area for over a decade. Fans love their upbeat, rockin’ sound … ideal for a Saturday afternoon!

7:00 pm

The Original Tams

The Tams are an American music classic … bringing beach music and amazing R&B into the hearts and souls of fans for over 5 decades. You’ll be sure to love the sights and sounds of the Original Tams!

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Enjoy a Full Day of Fun!


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Find Out More.

Take a closer look at what we have in store at the 2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center, with Sanford Mayor Chet Mann and SAVF’s Tom Snell.

Park & Ride.

Park & Ride Shuttle Service All Day

SAVF shuttle service runs continuously throughout the event, from 1pm until after the concert ends. Over 600 parking spaces are an easy walk to the Mann Center, and additional parking and shuttle service is also available.

Free shuttle service will be provided to the Lions Club Fairgrounds & downtown routes.

Click here to see parking locations and addresses for your GPS settings.

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