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How come the convention center was not used for the Azalea Festival concerts?

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Scotty McCreery plays an N.C. Azalea Festival concert at UNCW's Trask Colisum in April 2012. Photo by Jeff Janowski.

 The convention center couldn’t hold the concerts for the Azalea Festival, organizer Gloria Ezzezll said.

“It just wasn’t big enough,” she explained.

The concerts were instead held in the Trask Coliseum, home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawks basketball team.

The 5,500-seat arena has dedicated seating and ample parking for large events like a concert, said Ezzell. The convention center just wasn’t the right venue, she explained. The convention center can seat about 2,500 and bleachers would have to be set up, said Azalea Festival President Charles Kays

But the convention center was perfect when it came to hosting the annual party that celebrates the festival’s sponsors.

“We did have the Patrons Party there and it was fabulous,” Ezzell said.


Why does the Azalea Festival choose queens that have no connection to the Wilmington area?

The Azalea Festival Parade was great but wondering why were several of the big floats empty?  


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2 Responses to “ How come the convention center was not used for the Azalea Festival concerts?”

  1. On May 18, 2012 at 3:54 am richardson wrote:

    I woluld like to apologize. But I found the answer to my question. Which was, how come the Azalea Festival Concerts was not held at the convention center? Thanks again

  2. On May 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm Jeff Hidek wrote:

    Thanks for letting us know. Did you not get an email when the response to your first question was posted? We seem to be having email problems and I wonder how widespread it is. Please let us know.

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