Bottega Live

Credit Katelyn Freund

Bottega Live is an hour-long local music program airing every Fourth Friday from 8 to 9 pm. The program features local musicians, recorded live at the Bottega Art and Wine Bar, 723 N. 4 th Street in Wilmington.

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The program is the brainchild of Bottega owner and program host Addie Wuensch, local musician Jeremy Webster and WHQR's Vince Winkel. 

“I love the idea of working with local community partners,” says Addie Wuensch. “And with Bottega Live we’re highlighting young, talented, local musical acts that otherwise might not have the opportunity to be broadcast on a 100,000-watt public radio.”

Bottega Live airs in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

“I want to showcase really good, original music people haven’t heard yet,” Wuensch explained.

If you are interested in being considered for Bottega Live, email a short band bio and music links to bottegalive@whqr.org

The March edition of Bottega Live features three unique artists: Sarah Brown, Josh Starkey, and the new Wilmington duo For The Birds. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, at 8 pm that Friday.

On this February edition of WHQR’s Bottega Live, a full hour of Rebekah Todd. Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.  Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember.

Vince Winkel

Launch into 2020 with more music from Wilmington and a bit beyond. January’s Bottega Live kicks off with the music of Brandon Hardesty, singer and guitarist with the Bumpin Uglies. Then it’s Wilmington based singer - songwriter Kristie Lynn. Also on the show, local hip host artist Ken X. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

High Energy! December’s Bottega Live features The Madd Hatters – an exciting band from the Cape Fear Region. Also in the show we have Tyler Fulton, Faith Coleman, and the one and only Michele Wuensch. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

November’s Bottega Live features two exciting bands from the Cape Fear Region. The Yard Doggs, and the Blarney Brogues. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

October’s Bottega Live features features three artists. The Caroliners, stories with Fudge Willi, and also Alex Lohr. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

September’s Bottega Live features Stray Local, for the full hour. When the couple is not performing as Stray Local they are running the roads and trails along their tour route, competing in 5ks through marathons. WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

August's Bottega Live features two talented Wilmington bands – The Male Men and Tennis Elbow.   WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

July’s Bottega Live features two Wilmington rock & reggae trios – Medicated Sunfish and TiteFit.  WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

Vince Winkel

June's Bottega Live features two Wilmington singer-songwriters: Kersten Capra and Johanna Winkel.

WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

May's Bottega Live features two Wilmington bands: Entangled Dreams and Billy Heathen. 

WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.

April's Bottega Live features two Wilmington bands: Striking Copper and Jake Newman. 

WHQR's Bottega Live airs each month in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.