Less than 24 hours after Live Nation announced its first several shows at Riverfront Park Amphitheater — Wilmington City Council gives the all clear for alcohol to be sold at the performance venue.

Council passed a resolution that will allow alcohol sales and service in the Great Lawn and Lower Seating Area, The Stage and all areas of the Stage House. Alcohol service will be prohibited in all other areas of Riverfront Park, such as the Urban Gardens and the Children’s Play Area.

Live Nation operates the boutique amphitheater, which is located downtown along the Cape Fear River.

The Live Entertainment company announced its first three shows: which includes Widespread Panic, Glass Animals and comedian Jim Gaffigan.

A statement from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo was included in Live Nation’s press release.

“Wilmington’s Riverfront Park offers an amazing opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience the biggest names in entertainment at a venue unlike any other,” said Mayor Saffo in the statement.

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