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 WHQR working with local community Partners,” says WHQR station manager Michelle Rhinesmith. “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

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.