Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and plenty of great music. As of 2019, the festival has moved to a new location in Beaufort called Gallants Channel, an annex owed by the NC Maritime Museum and is situated on that water at Gallants Point.
Two of the main goals of the Festival are to present a diverse music line-up and to introduce attendees to fresh musical acts. In addition, the BMF strives to be a family-inclusive event and to provide an immersive experience for all ages over two days with food trucks, a family area with children’s activities, and beer gardens.
This year's lineup is going to bring it like none other before!
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Andy Frasco & the U.N.
John “Papa” Gros
Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels
The Tan & Sober Gentlemen
Blue Footed Boobies
The Green Room
Harvey Street Co.
Brooke & Nick
MC J. Sales
Each year, the Festival gives back to the local community with outreach activities. The BMF is funded by sponsorships from local businesses, donations, partnerships with local organizations, and beer and wine sales during the festival. The money raised from our events goes toward funding the May festival but also goes back into our community through music and arts focused children’s programs, The Boys & Girls Club and issues affecting our community like the Crystal Coast Restaurant Workers COVID-19 Relief Fund.