The Ted’s Experience

Ted’s is a 62 seat intimate listening room and bar. Our mission is to bring local, regional, and even national/international acts to Wilmington, NC in a space that feels homey and comfortable for both musician and patron alike. Here are a few things you can expect when coming to see a show at Live At Ted’s!

  • A cover charge between $7-$15. We want to make sure our musicians are taken care of! Tipping is also very much appreciated and we will be passing around the tip jar during the show.

  • An attentive audience supporting live music! But if you do run in to an old friend and would like to catch up, we have a nice front porch with rocking chairs and a big back deck with Cape Fear River views.

  • An assortment of domestic and craft beers, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks including house ground coffee.

  • Great live music! Check out our calendar for up-and-coming shows.

Woodsongs Coffeehouse & Listening Room

“By the term “coffeehouse” we mean a clean listening space for artists and audiences to enjoy each other’s company, their music and mutual encouragement. It’s the kind of acoustic venue that whole families can visit. In the 1960’s just about every town in North America had a coffeehouse. Usually volunteer-run and held once a month, these were the musical breeding grounds for artists like Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Don McLean, John Denver and so many others. Very often, the coffeehouses would be held in schools, church basements, clubs or even in living rooms. Time moved on and the music scene changed, but the coffeehouses continued to present wonderful concerts. By the late 1980’s and into the 90’s artists like Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, John Gorka, Beck and Dar Williams cut their musical teeth in these small, hometown music venues.

The WoodSongs Coffeehouse is our way of encouraging the resurgence of this musical tradition plus bring them all together in a national association of venues. This will help make booking artists, finding an audience and keeping the venues easy and flourishing for years to come.”


To learn more about Michael Johnson’s Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, click here: