New This Year!

... making a great event even better!

The 2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center is building on a great community tradition, and adding a great new dimension, with the introduction of a major live music component. 3 national Beach Music Legends — The Chairmen of the Board, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, and The Original Tams will each perform on the Mann Center Outdoor Stage, on Saturday, May 12.

Here’s a closer look at what’s new at the 2018 Festival:

New Location — Mann Center of North Carolina in downtown Sanford. Mann Center is our host non-profit and will serve as our home this year.

New Focus — Our emphasis this year is on live music, Beach Music specifically, with 3 national headliners and 2 popular local acts. The festival still includes a wide selection of visual arts and crafts, locally sourced wine & beer, as well as family-friendly demonstrations and attractions, and leading food trucks.  But this year, the music is the star!

New Format — We’ve moved to a new 1-day format and to the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend.  This year’s festival is May 12. Gates open at 1pm, followed by 7 hours of live music from 2-9pm.

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

New Pricing — This year’s festival introduces a new ticketing format. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the festival. Advance VIP tickets, with seating, heavy hors d’oevres and drinks in the Sanford Area Networking Group VIP Tent are just $35.

What hasn’t changed?

The Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center is still a much-loved and anticipated community gathering that supports our arts, food & craft beverage, and performing arts communities. Please plan to join us!

2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center
Saturday, May 12, 1pm-9pm
507 N Steele Street
Sanford, NC
Advance Tickets: $20
VIP Tickets: $35
Day of Festival Tickets: $25

Beach Music At It's Best!

This year’s festival is proud to bring 3 legendary beach music acts to the Mann Center outdoor stage. The Embers, The Tams, and Chairmen of the Board, plus local acts, local artists, food & beverages, and more attractions, Saturday, May 12.