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New Bern and Beyond Podcast Episode 109

It was a busy exciting week working with Wendy Card and introducing myself as her sales representative. She has been offering the town a great service for more than a decade and now that we are working together, marketing it as the promotional platform it is…with three media sources for advertisers to capitalize on.

One of the sources we offer to highlight businesses is the New Bern and Beyond Podcast, which after 108 Episodes of pre-taped and edited shows went live this week in the studio at The Charles Tendell Studios on Middle St. To watch the show in it’s entirety follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMITmCCdGss&t=45s

New growth is on its way with more advertising opportunities for our local merchants in the new season of NewBernNow.Com and Ledger Magazine.

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One of our new advertisers and supporters is The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. They have been huge supporters of local charities and live music since opening their doors. The local pub featured live music three nights a week for the past several years. But this week they are pleased to announce that they are adding a new night to the lineup.

Starting this Monday it’s Blues JAM Night with Big Jim Kohler and Band. All are welcome to come jam with the traditional blues player. He will be offering the grooves from 6-8 pm and we hope you will come out to show your support. This is a trial run for music in New Bern on Monday, I sure hope you support it!

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On the Scene with Tracey Stones

Open Mic at The Brown Pelican

Since we are on the subject of our new supporter and advertiser, I might as well let you know about the good things that happen there with music.

Seems each time I stop down for open mic night I meet new players. This week was no exception. This week it was Jay Singleton pictured above with his tiny guitar and big voice. He made quite a big impression.

The Brown Pelican now offers the longest running open mic night in New Bern each Thursday night. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm. Hosting the weekly gig is Brian Mac.

Even some of my neighbors from Fairfield Harbour can be found sharing songs at this weekly offering. This week was no different with Steve above and Doug below showing up to offer a few fun songs.

While we are on the subject of jams and Fairfield Harbour, I will mention here that Doug King worked things out with the POA to bring a monthly jam night to the residents of the Harbour. This Sunday will mark the first event of its kind and the fun starts at the Community Center on Broad Creek Road at 5:30 pm with music starting at 6 pm.

This week there was a full line of great players that came to the stage to share their talents. This weekly event welcomes all levels of playing and the venue often books acts after hearing them in the house.

Also new to the blog this week is Laura Jenn, who offered a few folk infused tunes for those in attendance. Jenn attends school in Asheville and has joined the jam last week and this week.

The reason I was in town for the weekly open jam was due to a meeting with blog support Ashton Ward. The stringer and singer is starting to take music making more seriously and wanted to meet with me to discuss some plans of attack, on keeping his name in the light after the stage lights go out. My company Tracey Stones Productions is available to help bands create a better online presence. Visit my website to see the services being offered by the company that publishes this blog:

http://www.traceystonesproductions.com

The last jammer I got to see on Thursday at the open mic event was Samual Cohen. This active duty Marine is a great guitar player, with a pocket full of original songs. He is working with a new band. They are edgy and raw with great rock riffs.

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Meet Rubich & Cain

Friday night I kept the beats with one band only for a change. It was actually a duo that was offering the grooves to the people that started their weekend off at The Brown Pelican last night.

That is where stringer and singer Ryan Rubich had the stage but invited his music brother Jared Cain to join him in banging out some beats. The two recently formed a duo that started work this New Year.

The two met at a open mic night along the Crystal Coast. When they teamed up at Cru Bar in Beaufort at the open mic, they ended up booking a New Years Eve gig at the venue.

Rubich & Cain offer some folk-infused blues with rock edges. They both enjoy making music and it shows in the presentation. I booked the duo to bring music to the residence in Fairfield Harbour for an upcoming show on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Show time is 7-10 pm and all of my friends and neighbors are welcome to attend!! To get this duo in your room call Ryan Rubich at 832-588-6593.

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~ Live Music Options ~

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Getting Down Around Town

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers fresh beer, local food and the bluesy rock grooves of Pete Pawsey Duo, with Pete and Patrick offering the grooves!

The duo will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come out and support local music while you enjoy tasty eats and the freshest new beer on tap!

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the music of Gary Dudley and Maxxtones, who will offering three sets of great songs 8-11 pm. This show is free. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. bring the music for all. Be sure to support this venue in their fight against noise and neighbors. Please sign the online petition to show the city we care about having live music here. You can join the fight by visiting the link to sign the PETITION

Tonight they offer the music and fun grooves of Night Shift, feel good music from 7:30 pm until 11 pm on the deck. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

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 Treehouse Beer Company, welcomes Emily Roth, who will be sharing songs from 7-10 pm tonight. Come enjoy a cold beer and live music tonight,

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers the fun and talented Justin Castellano tonight, with music being served in the dining room from 8-11 pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

The BiPolar Express head to the Crystal Coast tonight to rock the faces at E-Club Emerald Isle. Free music starts at 9:30 pm. Come out and dance tot he classic rock you love.

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Wilmington, NC

Bourbon Street Wilmington offers the rocking sounds of The Adam Hill Band. The music starts at 9 pm and the band rocks until 1 am.

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Rocking Around the Region

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.

January 14 at 5:15 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

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Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Consider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

Tracey Stones at work live streaming TrainWreck Live

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

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It’s Local Favorites, New Faces, and Grand Places

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

This week offers some local favorites, new faces and grand places supporting live music. Above, blog supporter, Kathleen Forrest with Hank Barbee at The Brown Pelican on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Starts with a Pause for a Cause

I caught up with The Adam Hill Band on Saturday afternoon. The trio of rockers was on hand to perform, following a poker run that honored the life of Jay Roberts.

The band rocked the stage at Rena J’s on Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, NC. They welcomed riders at the end of the run and took a pause for the spreading of Robert’s ashes. The Last Ride for the lost brother offered memories and music, food and more.

Adam Hill offers sliding scales

The band offered a good variety of rock and southern rock favorites, while mixing in their own awesome originals. It has been a while since I caught up with the trio! But when I finally did, I learned that drummer Cecil Pittman Jr. is working behind the scenes compiling the things needed to run sound for shows.

The idea which appeals most to Pittman is finding a room and working the sound for their music events. If you have a music venue and you often thought about providing a house sound and lights operation, consider reaching out to Pittman. You can reach him by phone by dialing 910-990-5278.

For fans and friends of the Adam Hill Band, the band will be rocking the beach tomorrow. Come enjoy a Wilmington NC night and take in the sounds of this rocking trio at Bourbon Street Wilmington. Music starts at 9 pm.

Here’s a clip from last weekend’s memorial benefit. This is an original, “Full House.”

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you are there! Thanks!

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Back In The Bern We Boogie

Caffeinated Soul Boogie poured out the grooves at BrUtopia last Saturday night, to usher in their 2019 music season. The New Bern based band is looking forward to spreading out this year and bringing their show to more people around the region.

The band is currently booking the 2019 calendar. They are available for regular pub shows, festivals, private parties and community event. The quartet features a father/daughter team that got started in the church, carried on in coffee shops and continues to grow and expand their audience and repertoire.

To get to know the band better please visit the band’s website:

https://caffsoulboogie.com/

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The Dust Settles at The Dirty Bird

Hank Barbee and The Dust Parade paid a visit to The Brown Pelican last Saturday night and grooved his many fans on hand at “The Dirty Bird.”

The band opened the night with some newer, soon to be recorded original music. After we got comfortable and in the mood, they offered brand new material for all to enjoy. (I consider it brand new if I never heard it!!!) I was glad to be in the room, ready to record. Here is Day of Decay by The Dust Parade.

The Wilmington based band played to a full house of fans, that have missed their surf sounds. It has been a few months since the band played around town. They have been busy playing around the region and doing their part in raising funds and awareness for Hurricane Relief for the many areas affected by Florence.

Making up beats last week were Hank Barbee on vocals and guitar, Jim Durham offered supporting vocals and saxophone; Matt Henderson played the bass and filling in on drums was, The Spread’s own Will Phetterplace.

Tonight the Dusty Trio featuring Barbee, Durham, and Henderson will be rocking the Crystal Coast. More on that below, but to keep up with this fun and fabulously creative band visit http://www.hankbarbee.com

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TrainWreck Pulls into Blackbeard’s

On Saturday night, TrainWreck pulled into the station to groove the folks on the deck at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant. The Greenville based band with New Bern roots, always brings the party.

This band has a long history of rocking the region with funky pop tunes that everyone knows and loves. They come out in many formations. Sometimes they offer dueling horns while other nights they feature two lead singers. If you have not checked in with them lately, make it a point to rock with them soon.

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Open Mic Madness in Newport Makes Monday Less Mundane

On Monday night I headed out to Shortway Brewing Co. in Newport, NC to enjoy the maple stout and open mic night. This great community beer stop offers many flavors of beer, brewed on site in their brew room. The family-owned operation puts community first and opens the floor to local singer-songwriters on the second and fourth Monday of each week.

This week I enjoyed the sounds of Wiregrass, the bluegrass band featuring Pat and Brian Till, who will be at Courtyards at Berne Village in New Bern tomorrow afternoon, offering songs to residence from 1-3 pm.

I also got to catch up with blog supporters, Phillip Canelos (pictured above) and Ashton Ward as well. Both offered several acoustic selections for the crowd to enjoy. Before the night ended we also enjoyed the music of Steve Mehan and a few numbers courtesy of Mackenzie Webb

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DEFAS Welcomes Tom Kimmel to the Down East for a Trio of Shows

On Wednesday evening, Down East FolkArts Society DEFAS kicked off their 2019 Season with the offering of Mississippi artist Tom Kimmel. Though the artist hails from Alabama, he has called many places home before making his way to Hattiesburg, MS.

The singer-songwriter offered a number of familiar selections from his growing catalog. In between selections he offers quick stories to form the base of each number.

I met the performer during his show at The City Stage in New Bern on Wednesday evening. Along with a number of wonderful songs offered throughout the show, Kimmel also offers from his published book of works He opened his trio of area appearances in New Bern and all shows were set up by DEFAS, whose mission is to build stronger community with music.

Last night the talented wordsmith offered his show to fans in Morehead City. He played at Jack’s on the Waterfront. Tonight Kimmel will be closing out his appearances in our area with a performance at Saint Francis by the Sea Tonight’s show starts at 7 pm and features two sets which conclude at 8:30 pm. The DEFAS shows are free admission, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

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Getting Down Around Town

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the fresh beer and the sultry sounds of the local stinger and singer, Ed Prophet. He will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come out and support local music while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine welcomes the weekend with free music being poured from the stage, courtesy of popular singer and stringer Tommy Duzan Sr., music plays from  8-10:30 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the music of Ryan Rubich. He will offer three sets of great songs 7-10 pm. This show is free. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. Tonight on the deck you can rock with Saltwater Gold, who always brings a party from Pamlico. Music plays 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

Simon Spalding performs at City Stage New Bern on Friday, January 18! Simon combines songs, tunes and storytelling to weave an intricate tapestry of exploration, adventure and far-off lands and seas.

The songs include singalong sea chanteys, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight”; ballads by Rudyard Kipling and Stephen Foster; and songs of the sea and adventure. Instruments and tunes from far-flung corners of the globe round out the program.

The instruments include the familiar (violin, banjo), and the exotic (Chinese erhu, Irish octave mandolin).

At 8:00, Simon will be joined by his wife Sara, for a duo set as “Tuppence”. Simon and Sara perform folk music of the Old World and the New – a mix of Celtic balladry, ragtime and contemporary folk music.

The City Stage is at 901 B Pollock Street in downtown New Bern. A variety of food and drink available for purchase. The music will start at 7:00 pm and will finish up at 10:00 pm. There is no admission charge.

The City Stage is a private club with a $1.00 membership fee is due the first time one visits. Call 252-631-5122 for more information. Reservations are available at http://www.citystagenewbern.com.
For more on Simon, check out www.musicalhistorian.com; for more on Tuppence, www.tuppencefolk.com.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

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Appearing at Treehouse Beer Company, catch The Dusty Trio offering live music from 7-10 pm tonight or tomorrow night. They have a great song list of moving original grooves that will swing and move you.

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Newport, NC

Tonight in the garden at Carolina Home & Garden, you can enjoy the familiar grooves of Rick Huff. They will be offering the music from 6:30-9:30 pm. Food, beer, and wine on site for consumption, with live animals and so much more. $5.00 music charge is collected at the door.

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop presents Wyldwood, Fri. Jan 18, 8:30-11:30 PM, No Cover.

Wyldwood is a bluegrass inspired trio joined by Hank Bowman on bass. They perform traditional and original songs in rich 3 part harmonies and have loved playing at Cru Wine Bar over the years in a number of variations!

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Rocking Around the Region

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Jacksonville, NC

Tonight offering the grooves the grab you at Nick’s Blacksheep Taven will be the talented stringer from Cape Carteret, Stephen Poole. Poole will be heading to Florida next weekend for a shot at The Voice. Come out and rock with him tonight from 9 pm until midnight.

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Havelock, NC

The rock pop and country party band Carolina Sky is in our area tonight. For those in the mood for boot scooting, you can head to Jeans where the band will be rocking the tunes from 10 pm until 1:30 am. There is a $10 cover for the band.

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Arapahoe, NC

Bryant Island Strings will be performing tonight at Gary’s Down East Seafood Restaurant. Music is served with the fresh seafood selections from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.

January 14 at 5:15 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

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Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Consider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

Tracey Stones at work live streaming TrainWreck Live

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

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From Singers and Stringers to Bands that Rocked ’em~ It was Friday in New Bern!

On The Scene with Tracey Stones

For anyone sitting around the house, saying there is nothing to do, I declare there is plenty of great things to do, especially if you live in or near New Bern.

Like all cities that were effected by Hurricane Florence, we are still in the throws of recovery and fighting to come back stronger and better than ever. We won’t be mended and healed in another month, this will be years in the making. But the most important thing is we are making big strides in the right direction.

Last night in downtown New Bern ArtWalk kicked off the 2019 season, with many crafty things to celebrate all around our town. The Isaac Taylor Garden reopened the gallery and Community Artists Gallery & Studios offered live music with Dan Jam Phillips in their new location on Middle Street. Just down the road, they were bouncing between the Harrison Center and The Bank of the Arts for The Potters Throwdown, where potters made bowls and the kids in the community made soup to fill them.

Even our alley ways are beautiful here in New Bern

This Potter’s Throwdown also featured the music of Strung Together and soup making contest. The winners of the Soup competition will share their winning recipes at the next ArtWalk on February 9, 2019. This annual event raises money for RSC and Craven Arts Council.

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Beyond the Arts and Crafts, Shops and Stores, New Bern Hosts Plenty of Music Too

Blazing Strings at BrUtopia


Justin Castellano

Coming to town to perform for the friends and fans at BrUtopia last night was Justin Castellano, while fighting a nasty head cold still rocked the house at the fun brewhouse in James City. This brew bar is hosting their first home brewery class at Craven Community College this semester, with more learning opportunities being talked about for future semesters.


One of my favorite things about this awesome place is how the owner works hard to support local business and local music. He invites food trucks, he pairs with other breweries in our area to promote everyone, he educates the community by sharing his passion for craft beer. If you have not stopped out yet, come by and meet Tim Dryen and his wife Dawn, their manager Bryan Conway and the great staff who love to serve their community!

Derrick Moore of Caffeinated Soul Boogie wailin’ on Big Jim’s guitar

There will be live music featured tonight. As a means of dropping hints, one of the stringers above will be bringing his band to boogie with you tonight! Live music 7-10 pm and more on the details of who will entertain you will follow down below!

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More Crystal Coast Players Flock to Town to Entertain

Last night at The Brown Pelican it was local stringer Ashton Ward who calls the Crystal Coast home.


Ward is a talented stringer and a deep voice singer, with a keen ear for country pop and rock songs. I first met Ward at an open mic where we were introduced by Tiffany Elaine. One thing I can say, the three of us do our part in supporting other musicians. Elaine hosts open mics and promotes and welcomes everyone, Ward uses social media to drive music lovers out to support his friends as well. We all know what I am up to when it comes to supporting live music!

In the fashion of supporting others, Ward asked his friends to the stage to play when he took a break. This not only kept the music playing but it welcomed us an opportunity to hear the sounds of United States Marine,
James Weesner on guitar and his lifelong friend John Jones. The two friends are lifelong buds from Georgia. They made their way to NC with Weesner calling NC home as he serves at Camp Lejeune.

Assisting in causing a ruckus, Marron Chaplin got up just long enough to see to it that Miquela would have to reset the Wagon Wheel. Ward and Chaplin are good friends and in fact Ward wrote an awesome song about this rocker chick living her dreams.

The one thing I love is all of the love you pass my way. It is always a wonderful vibe to see all of the great people that call New Bern Home. Above I got kissed on the cheek and thanked for my work by the amazing photographer, Ina Thomas! Her work is simply amazing and she is available to shoot you!

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Joe Baes Project Rocks City Stage

Joe Baes, vocals and guitar

Friday, January 11 marked the opening of the 2019 music season for The Joe Base Project. They kicked things off here at home with friends and fans that gathered at The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., New Bern.


Jonathon Toler, drums and vocals

This trio is New Bern based and offers a good selection of rock standards. My favorite songs on their set list are always the originals. They are best at bringing their own grooves to the table.


Dan Taylor, bass

The trio announced their newest member last music season and this year is more seasoned himself with the material. It was a fun night of music and fellowship as it always is with this great crowd of followers.

The Joe Baes Project with special guest Mark McKenzie

Adding to the fun they invited Mark McKenzie to shred some tunes during the two sets I was in the house. It was another good time with this energetic fun band, who is currently booking their 2019 music season. To get them on your calendar visit their website and reach out to them today!

http://www.joebaes.rocks/


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Bruce was Doin’ the Bruin

Offering the jams last evening for the friends and fans that came together at The Thirsty Bruin, was Bruce Lynch. This guitar man is one that inspires me more even words can express. He hates me to shoot him playing his guitar with just his one arm, but I think everyone needs to see him and hear him as well. He will inspire you too.


The New Bern stringer plays at a couple of popular watering holes around town. When not serving the sounds at the Bruin you can find him rocking the Dirty Bird.

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The Switch Warmed Up the Deck at Blackbeard’s

Last but not least, the final band we found around town last night was The Switch, who was busy warming things up on the deck at Blackbeard’s Triple Play when I got there.

The traveling party band is staged by two brothers from Alabama, Larry and Artie Davis. They are always a big draw too. They bring the set list packed with fan favorites and lots energy to throw in the mix. This band loves entertaining their audience.

They are a talented bunch of players that have a hard time picking an instrument to master. They all have mad skills and take the time to show us that throughout the show.

To get better acquainted with the band visit their Facebook page and give it a like. They stay busy rocking fans around the region. Tonight they are going to be kicking it with the lucky fans in Benson. They will be live at
The Junction, for those out that way tonight or just like the band on Facebook and head out to see them soon. They like it when you show up!!!

https://www.facebook.com/theswitchonline/

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~ Live Music Options ~

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Getting Down Around Town

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia welcomes Caffeinated Soul Boogie to the stage for their first gig of the 2019 music season! Just for the record, let me point out that the music season extends from January thru December. So often shows are free for us, the music lovers. Please remember though, free music is never free and we can always tip the music makers that groove us. Tonight’s free and fun show plays out from 7-10 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the music of the Dust Parade tonight. Based out of Wilmington, NC and featuring the talented guitar works of Hank Barbee and his crew, including sax man and backing vocals James Durham and Matt Henderson on bass. For a great night of surf blues with jazz jams, come out from 8-11 for all of the fun.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. Tonight on the deck you can rock with TrainWreck, who always brings a party. Music plays 7:30 pm- 11 pm. On the inside it is trivia music bingo and a DJ. Oh, and there is also some good food on the menu. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

The City Stage offers a comedy night this evening for those that like to laugh, Matt White is in the house! For those looking at the calendar and wondering about the music to come, let me remind you that on Wednesday, Down East FolkArts Society presents Tom Kimmel for an evening of music.

All are welcome to attend this free music event but donations are encouraged for the touring artist. Kimmel will be performing three shows while he is visiting us.

Down East Folk Arts Society’s 2019 Winter Concert Series. DEFAS will again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina beginning January 16, 2019 and running monthly through March 15, 2019.

Admission to DEFAS concerts is free, so all are welcome, though we will “pass the hat” among attendees for donations for all of our performers.

All concerts will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Performers, concert dates, and locations are as follows:


Wednesday, January 16th, The City Stage, 901 Pollock Street, New Bern, N.C.
Thursday, January 17th, Jack’s Waterfront Bar, 513 Evans Street Moreheard City, N.C.
Friday, January 18th, St. Francis By The Sea, 920 Salter Path Road Salter Path, N.C.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Emerald Isle, NC

JP Guhns Band will take the stage at the
E-Club Emerald Isle. Music starts at 9:30 pm.

Cedar Point, NC

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For anyone who missed his New Bern appearance last night,  Treehouse Beer Company offers the mad skills of Justin Castellano, live tonight from 7-10 pm. 

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop presents  Joey and Mason, Sat Jan 12th, 8:30-11:30 PM, No Cover

Join us for live music by local musicians, Joey and Mason. They play originals and covers along the lines of classic blues and rock. These guys are new on the scene and will be sure to surprise you with their talent! Come check them out!!

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Rocking Around the Region

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The Adam Hill Band will be taking a pause for the cause at 4 pm, to celebrate the life of Jay Jeff Roberts. There will be food, raffles and some of the best rock music found around the state! Come help support this family and show some love. The celebration will be held at Rena J’s Lounge, 2304 Wilmington Highway in Jacksonville, NC.

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.

January 7 at 6:53 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

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Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Consider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

Tracey Stones at work live streaming TrainWreck Live

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

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New Bern Bands Gather in Lil Washington For Benefit

On the Scene With Tracey Stones

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, four New Bern based bands traveled Highway 17 North so to perform for the 6th Annual Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s Don Skinner’s GuitarFest.

,This event was held in The Turnage Theater Gallery, where the room filled with generous music appreciators. BCTMA uses this annual event to raise money for important causes. This year the funds raised were donated to the New Bern Chapter of the Salvation Army and earmarked for New Bern Hurricane Relief

Danny Batten, New Bern’s well versed banjo player and owner of Surf Wind & Fire in New Bern debuted with his new band. The quartet, The Neuse River Ramblers are an eclectic bunch of players, that take the fun classic rock you love, and mix banjos and fiddles to the arrangements. Using the fundraiser as a means to show the area the new band.

The Neuse River Ramblers were the first New Bern based band to come to the forefront of this room, to play music for the filled room of music appreciators. Each band that appeared provided a full set of songs for the crowd.

The next band to set the stage was the beloved Hot Buttered Grits. The local jam band was short a player, with electric guitar man John Jondrow unable to make the show. This meant the band emerged in raw and original formation, much like they once did 14 years ago when they came together.

The Grits offered a great set of fun grooves, with a heavy dose of original music blended in.

In between sets, members of the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association came to the front of the room to talk about the good work that BCTMA, does as well as introduce the bands.

Besides raising money for our town and Hurricane Relief, BCTMA hosts many events throughout the year and raises additional funds by hosting raffles and selling merchandise.

To support their efforts throughout the year visit their website and become a member, buy merchandise or support their shows. Lean more about Beaufort County Tradtional Music Association by visiting http://www.bctma.org/

The next band to offer music to the full house was the classic rockers best known as Peace Soldier. They played a great set of familiar favorites and closed out their time with us by offering an original song.

Closing out the event and instrumental in making the event happen was George Oliver, along with his family band Strung Together. Oliver worked closely with the board to help facilitate the fundraiser for his home town.

One thing worth noting is the fact that each of the band that showed up for this event has members that were devastated by the wrath of Florence. Yet, they all dedicate their time to benefits, to help raise money for those more impacted by the flood.

In all the good, people that gathered helped to raise $1300 for our local Salvation Army to help victims of Florence!

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Also On the Scene In Washington

Following the benefit at the Turnage Theater Gallery, I headed over to Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. This is one of my favorite places in the town, as they have awesome food, great service and wonderful owners that support live music.

This is one of the first places I meandered to when I first started leaving New Bern for live music stories. Backwater Jack’s has an outdoor stage for bands to rock in the Summer and for the first time this year, they have an enclosed area for music too by the bar.

When I was there on Saturday, I had the great pleasure of running into the talented John Williams, who was hosting the open mic event. He was jamming with a couple of our New Bern brothers, Dan Jam Phillips and Chris Buttitta when I walked in. I met some new faces too.

It was a fun night of great music and awesome jams. I had the pleasure meeting Buck Brossman, who was hammering out the beats and Robert Tyburski who played a mean six string with sweet blues riffs. It really was great fun with impressive musicianship.

Tonight on Pebble Stage you can enjoy a trio of music makers playing their grooves from 7-10 pm. Stoeckert, James & Adams offer the music. Come early for the great food and stay late for the fun and free music!

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, January 11, 2019

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ARTWalk 2019 Season Begins

Tonight marks the start of the 2019 ArtWalk Season for Downtown New Bern. Boasting some two dozen or more galleries and shops to enjoy. Be sure to take the time to visit our town on the second Friday of any month, to enjoy the cool vibe of the arts and all of the live music that is offered throughout the city.

Some interesting notes about tonight: The Isaac Taylor Garden opens it’s doors again, so be sure to stop in to see all there is to take in there on Craven Street. Over on Middle Street the CAW has moved into their new location at 309 Middle Street and tonight they will host music with Dan Jam Phillips and friends. All are welcome to participate.

Another great offering happening atthis event is The Potter’s Throwdown, which will feature a soup competition, the crafting of bowls, and live music by Strung Together. This event is being brought to us by the Craven Arts Council and it is taking place at the Harrison Center at 311 Middle St. and at Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St.


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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the fresh beer and fun sounds of stinger and singer Justin Castellano. He will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come out and support local music while enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine welcomes the weekend with free music being poured from the stage courtesy of popular singer and stringer, Bruce Lynch 8-10:30 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the music of Ashton Ward. He will offer three sets of great songs 7-10 pm. This show is free. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. Tonight on the deck you can rock with The Switch, who always brings a party. Music plays 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

The City Stage offers the fun and rocking sounds of New Bern’s own Joe Baes Project. This fun trio knows how to rock a night away. This gig marks their first on the year and the boys are looking forward to seeing everybody and rocking 2019 right! There is a $5.00 cover charge, doors open for food service at 5 pm. Music and the good times start at 8 pm.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

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Appearing at Treehouse Beer Company, catch the fun duo Big & Rich offering live music from 7-10 pm tonight or tomorrow night. They play your favorite pop and southern rock and country grooves. 

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Steve Poole will be sharing songs tonight at
Riptidez Bar & Grill. Free music plays from 9 pm until the midnight hour. Poole is passionate about playing music, and offers many familiar songs you know and love.

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Newport, NC

Tonight in the garden at Carolina Home & Garden you can enjoy the grooves of Old Smoke. They will be offering the music from 6:30-9:30 pm. Food, beer and wine on site for consumption, also live animals and so much more.

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Beaufort, NC



Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop presents Bobby Webb & Co, Fri Jan 11th, 8:30-11:30 PM, No Cover.

Join us for live music by one of our favorite local, down-home act, Bobby Webb & Co!
They play contemporary Americana and country.
There is no cover charge, but please tip the band for their talent!

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Tonight Lotus Sun brings their energetic show back to The Backstreet Pub, come and join the fun!

Known for their passionate performances and aesthetic musical blend, Lotus Sun has cultivated a clear vision built on the idea of: “We listen to everything so let’s play everything.” With a sound that is at its core, Rock and Heavy Blues, Lotus Sun is a unique experience taking influence from Jazz, R&B, Soul and Hip Hop.

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Rocking Around the Region

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.

January 7 at 6:53 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Consider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

℘℘℘℘

~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

Tracey Stones at work live streaming TrainWreck Live

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

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Big Jim Jams and We Leave Town to Find Ed Prophet and Adam Hill and More!

Behind the Scene with Tracey Stones

In yesterday’s blog, I mentioned accepting a new position as Marketing Director for NC Life Media. What I did not mention is that as part of this job, I get to hang out with so many great people that enjoy putting the focus on the happenings in and around New Bern.

Every other week a fun group of local citizens and town officials come together, to spread the word of fun events that are happening in and around New Bern.

This week I was in the studio for the 108th Episode of New Bern and Beyond. On Thursday we gathered at The Charles Tendell Studios and joining the fun was Wendy Card not pictured, Kathy Morrison from the New Bern Historical Society, George Oliver of Oliver & Cheek and family band fame, Strung Together, City of New Bern, Public Information Officer, Colleen Roberts, Recording engineer and production man about town, Charles Tendell and former director of the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp Susan Moffat-Thomas, who all sat at the table with me to talk about the many things going on around town.

Our 108th Podcast will air this Monday, January 7, 2019. Listen for community segments being aired on New Bern’s News Talk Radio, WNOS 107.5FM, and 1450AM. Tune in at 8 am and 5 pm on Wednesday! Each podcast is aired twice weekly and shared four times on the radio. It is also available wherever you sign up for your favorite podcast. To follow us on YouTube visit and subscribe to the NewBernNow page at https://www.youtube.com/user/NewBernNow

On the Scene with Tracey Stones

I returned to covering live music for the 2019 calendar season right away, by attending a fun night at The City Stage of New Bern, located at 901 B Pollock St. New Bern, on Wednesday January 2, 2019.
On stage offering the blues was the Big Jim Kohler Band, featuring Big Jim on guitar and vocals, his wife Kathy on vocals, Chris Buttitta on bass and Tom Parks on drums.
A week prior to the gig, Kohler announced on Facebook plans for a jam! Seems when Big Jim calls JAM, it offers an all-star cast each and every time.
Joining the well-loved blues purist, was an all-star bunch of talented strings and even other things.
Opening things with a couple of shuffles and traditional swings, was Larry Swinson (of Wannabees fame) on guitar, Lee Tibbetts on harmonica, and James Durham on Saxophone.
As the night played on it was revealed the Adam Hill was in the house. He would join the crew on stage not long after he was exposed. It was great fun hearing so much talent on one stage. Big Jim sat there throughout the night and ran around the stage, giving all a piece of every song like the amazing bandleader he is. And as the night continued, it would expose even more talent!
The last one to join in the fun was the multi instrument master Simon Spalding, who showed up with his electric fiddle for the occasion. Spalding is one of the busiest players in the region, with teaching music by day, playing in a variety of projects and he stays busy offering music.
Next Tuesday Spalding will be on stage at City Stage, offering a monthly music segment. Please mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month and join the fun of Irish Music Sessions. Next week will mark the debut of this event at it’s new location. Spalding has been hosting this event for 13 years. Make sure you take in the fun soon.

WOW! What a night!

If you missed the fun times and free jam, please come out on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, when the good times and free invites will be offered. Music starts at 7 pm.


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Cruising the Coast

I got to enjoy the music of three popular stringers while running amuck the Crystal Coast.

My first stop brought us to Swansboro, NC, where we got to hear a sample of the popular New Bern based singer and stringer Ed Prophet. I caught up with the brilliant talent at Boro Restaurant, where he serenaded the dinner crowd.

For the second stop, I found the incredible Adam Hill on stage on Hill St. at Riptidez Bar & Grill, located in Cedar Point, NC. After running into Hill on Wednesday at the jam, I decided to check him out some more, which is what lead me to the coast!

Opening the second set of Hill’s show was his friend Stephen Poole offering four songs. Poole certainly had an exciting holiday season. His family banded together to sign the singer up for an audition on the Voice. Poole and his family head to Miami at the end of the month for his shot at being heard. I will share the results as the story unfolds.

Before he heads south for the big competition, Poole will be practicing his craft next Friday on stage at Riptidez Bar & Grill. Music starts at 9 pm. Be sure to come out and wish him the best

For friends and fans of Adam Hill, the stringer will be offering his music at Crossroads Grill and Bar,

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~ Live Music Options ~

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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BrÜtopia offers the fresh beer and fun sounds of stinger and singer Mykel Barbee. He will be jamming from 7-10 pm. On-site serving the Latin tastes you love will be  La Cocina Del Coqui . They will be on site from 5-9 pm. Be sure to stop out and support three local businesses in one stop. 

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the fun bluegrass and folks sounds of Carolina Sky. Live music plays from 8-11 pm. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. Tonight on the deck you can rock with Smokehouse. Music plays 7:30 pm- 11 pm. Inside they host 30 Seconds Rocks Music Bingo and offer a DJ. Something for everyone on S Front St. tonight!  For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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The City Stage will be closed this weekend!

 

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

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It’s the Will & Tony Show, appearing live all weekend at Treehouse Beer Company. Catch the fun duo offering live music from 7-10 pm tonight or tomorrow night. They play the classic rock and blues favorites you love. 

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop offers 

Emily Musolino Band, Sat., Jan 5th, 8:30-12:30 AM
$3 Cover

 

http://www.emilymusolino.com
Emily Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues-rock guitar riffs. The depth of emotion in her voice is stunning and her songs have a classic sound and lyrics that tell compelling stories.
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has opened for and collaborated with artists like Ani Difranco, Nikki Hill, Vinx, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (SonnyMoon, Kendrick Lamar) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel). She is also the owner and head engineer at Blue Moose Recording Studio in Durham and Co-founder of the women’s music and arts collective Mama May I.
Emily released her newest album “The Vault” in April 2018.
She has been featured several times on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and written up in the News and Observer. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and plays 200+ shows a year, both bandleader and soloist around the world.

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Emerald Isle, NC

SALT BAR welcomes the Mikele Buck Band to the stage tonight. There is a music charge payable at the door. Music will start at 10 pm. For more information call the club at (252) 241-7603.

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Rocking Around the Region

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Turning our attention to the Turnage Theater in Washington NC, the site of Don Skinner’s 6th Annual GuitarFest, it will be a fun event raising money for those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Interestingly enough, each of the band’s on this bill are from New Bern, NC and can tell you of their significant losses and share their story of the flood that tried to defeat us. Headliners, Strung Together are the family band that lost their home on E Front Street to the named storm. They are excited to be moving back into the dwelling to continue renovations later this month.

Lead singer and founding member of Peace Soldier, Robert Hurff, was rescued from his dwelling as the water entered his living space. Two of the players in The Hot Buttered Grits saw the river rush through their homes as well. And opening the show tomorrow at the Turnage Theater is The Neuse River Ramblers, a band featuring banjo player Danny Batten, who suffered severe damage to his store Surf Wind & Fire, located on Middle St in Downtown New Bern.

All will gather on one ticket for the 6th Annual GuitarFest, a free show for any who wish to attend. Please consider bringing a sizable donation, as this is a fundraising event. And this year the money raised will be filtered back into New Bern for Hurricane Relief. Your help is still very much much needed!

Music starts at 4 pm! Hope to see you there.

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While we are up around the Washington way, let me alert you to tonight’s open mic event taking place on the Peeble Stage. Join the fun happening at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. This fun time kicks off at 7 pm and all are welcome to participate. 

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week

January 2 at 5:57 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Consider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

 

 

 

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Kicking it at the Close of 2018

On the Scene With Tracey Stones

Happy New Year. I am glad we made it through 2018 and look forward to tackling 2019 as a team as well! Hopefully, everyone had a safe and joyous New Year!

To be honest, most years I think to myself, “Oh New Year, new start,” and not much ever changes. This year I never thought much about it and here it is the most revolutionary of all the New Years, since I started reporting on music around the state.

From this perspective, 2018 was one of serious personal growth and not much prosperity. To be honest, I have been in limbo for the last six month. I had a bit of a personal storm blow through my life and it resulted in upsetting many things, long before Florence was a thing to talk about. So with it all being said and done…good riddens!

2019 starts with big news and big changes in the life of two bloggers. With accepting the Marketing Director and Ad Sales Executive position for NC Life Media, I look forward to meeting lots of people as we help them promote their business in the community and beyond.

The most exciting part of this position is the ability to offer our advertisers so many platforms to help them grow. We are ready to offer three stages for business development. We can offer our advertisers affordable radio, print and online exposure.

If you have a business and look for new ways to get the word out to people about your products, please, contact me today 318-789-6929 and we can build an effective and affordable marketing plan for the year ahead!

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Blogger Returns to the Beat

,After 11 days with fever and 13 days of rest, on Saturday, December 29, 2018, I made my way back to the scene, just in time for the year-end wrap up around town.

I started things off with stopping by to visit my friends at BrUtopia, where I enjoyed the sounds of the sweet Sabra Mason. I met this talented soul at an open mic night in Newport a couple of months ago and have enjoyed hearing her several times since.

Our mutual friend Tiffany Elaine introduces her as the Reba McIntyre of our region. Offering a great variety of pop and country songs, she can go gospel and sing the blues too. Besides covering popular songs, the artist is a songwriter in her own right. To learn more visit her page on Facebook.

Sabra Mason Musician

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Bad Decisions Band Rocked the Deck at Blackbeard’s

Blackbeard’s Triple Play offered a new band for the crowd to welcome, the last Saturday of 2018! On the deck and making ’em dance was the Bad Decisions Band from the Smithfield area.

The fun party band boasts two lead singers and offers a variety of popular songs for the audience. With most of the focus on Southern rock and country selections, they had the crowd boot scooting before finishing their first set. They kept the good times rolling, until they wrapped up their debut on S Front St.

Mark your calendars now if you missed it, because venue owner Dale Overbee will have them back for another New Bern night on Saturday, February 2.

Come dance like a groundhog and have some fun! Free music is offered 7:30-11 pm on the deck and later rocking inside the walls of the downtown bar and restaurant!

The band line up includes Shane Norris, Valerie Boyette, who swap in offering the lead and backing vocals, Clay Benson, plays the acoustic strings, Matt Starling is lead on electric strings, Rebekah Martin offers keyboard riffs, Ben Hayes hiding out in the back but adding the bottom beats on bass and behind the kit, Zach Pleasant. This traveling band offers a fun night of entertainment for any crowd that likes to cut up.

They will be playing around other areas in the region as well in the weeks ahead. Be sure to like their band page and check out their upcoming Facebook events.

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Bryan Mayer Closes Out Busy Year Close to Home

Without much notice and word came the news that Bryan Mayer would perform the last Saturday of the year in town at The Brown Pelican. Joining the singer and stringer with bongo beats and backing vocals was Mayer’s longtime friend Critty Robinson.

Offering all of the fan favorite grooves that keep the popular country artist and CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year in the spotlight. A packed house at the Dirty Bird enjoyed the show!

The Brown Pelican has been a big supporter of live music since opening their doors. They offer an open mic every Thursday, with sign up at 7 pm and music starting at 8 pm. Fridays offer the best in regional acoustic acts. Free music plays 7-10 pm. Saturdays bring the best in the bands who rock you each week from 8-11 pm.

Fans and friends who missed him last week can find Bryan Mayer along the Crystal Coast tonight. He will offer his first acoustic show at Promise’ Land Market. Music plays 8:30 – 11:30 pm.

For fans and friends who wish to see the full band in their best element, be sure to order tickets for the CMMA’s on January 26, 2019. This event will be held at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets are just $25 for this fun night of amazing Carolina based Country music. To be on hand for that buy your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carolina-country-music-awards-tickets-45694696066?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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New Bern Had Something for Everyone on NYE

The City’s first-ever “Bear Drop” took place at midnight on Monday night/Tuesday Morning in front of the City Hall to ring in the New Year. This amazing event was made possible thanks to Toyota of New Bern and the hard-working people at City of New Bern Parks and Recreation Department. Together they organized the City’s first ever NYE Block Party.

A lot of spontaneous and last minute hard work brought our city the best ever NYE celebration in the town’s recent history. The night-long event opened to the public at 5 pm and offered food and drink vendors, a big stage featuring two live music acts and a bear drop from the corner of the clock tower at the top of City Hall.

Sitting in the studio for the New Bern and Beyond Podcast, which will air Monday when the topic came up, I asked Colleen Roberts if they did many rehearsals for the timed drop and she assured me they did. Be sure to tune in to hear about other behind the scenes fun facts.

On the stage and providing the entertainment for the evening was Adam Pitts, a talented solo act the offers a full band sound with a few mixers and settings on the pedals. The Raleigh based singer welcomed the crowd to the stage, on Pollock St. just after 6 pm. The free event was well received by the citizens and many visitors in attendance.

On stage and rocking the party beats from 9 pm until the midnight countdown we enjoyed Love Tribe, another Raleigh based band that offered a fun and diverse set of music to keep the crowd excited.

Just before the stroke of midnight, Mayor Dana Outlaw came to the stage and thanked the crowd, as we all counted down the final seconds together.

Besides the big block party in town, I bounced about and found lots of other parties taking place in all corners of New Bern.


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At The City Stage

The City Stage offered Drag to Riches. This entertaining night featured Madame Z and her Divas, who provide comedy song and dance as they engage the crowd.


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The Bears Played the Elks Club

I found New Bern’s favorite oldies band, The Bears rocking with the youngsters that gathered for a fun night of dinner and dance at the Elks Lodge.


The crowd enjoyed the music and the Bears enjoyed their audience. Giving away prizes and engaging their friends, everyone enjoyed the night at the Elks Lodge.

To keep up with The Bears Band on Facebook, visit their page and give it a like to keep up to dates with show announcements.


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3 Day Weekend Rocks Monette J G Grocery ~ A NYE Tradition


For as long as they have been doing it, local rockers 3 Day Weekend have played New Year’s Eve at Monette’s J G Grocery. This tradition started when they formed 14 years ago. This fun time is an affordable $10 and offers and community setting complete with food for all and beverages sold on site.

The New Bern based rockers always fill the dance floor, just like they always close out New Year’s Eve on Free Bird, a classic southern rock anthem by Lynyrd Skynyrd.


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Peace Soldier At The Brown Pelican

Speaking of classic rock, Peace Soldier was offering the classic rock grooves at The Brown Pelican. No photos were taken as the band was rocking the crowd in the dark.

I wish every band that sets up at the Brown Pelican would take note of the brown cord beneath the wall outlet. Don’t be shy, plug that cord in so that the lights can shine on you and people can see your faces! Dan Jam Phillips helped rig those lights three years ago and they are very useful. Please use them if you play there!

Turning the spotlight back on classic rockers Peace Soldier, they will be part of a fun event that will raise money for those effected by Hurricane Florence.

Interestingly enough, each of the band’s on this bill can tell you of their significant losses and share their story of the flood that tried to defeat us. Headliners, Strung Together are the family band that lost their home on E Front Street to the named storm. They are excited to be moving back into the dwelling to continue renovations later this month.

Lead singer and founding member of Peace Soldier, Robert Hurff, was rescued from his dwelling as the water entered his living space. Two of the players in The Hot Buttered Grits saw the river rush through their homes as well. And opening the show tomorrow at the Turnage Theater is The Neuse River Ramblers, a band featuring banjo player Danny Batten, who suffered severe damage to his store Surf Wind & Fire, located on Middle St in Downtown New Bern.

All will gather on one ticket for the 6th Annual Guitar Fest, a free show for any who wish to attend. Please consider bringing a considerable donation, as this is a fundraising event and this year the money raised will be filtered back into New Bern for Hurricane Relief. Your help is still very much much needed!

Music starts at 4 pm! Hope to see you there.


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Irresistible Groove & Masquerade at Blackbeard’s Triple Play & The Farmer’s Market

Blackbeard’s Triple Play hosted a fun night featuring a masquerade party. Given this fun option, many towns people showed up to town with their masks

The band hired for the night played on stage a the Farmers Market. Irresistible Groove offered a fun music experience for the masked dancers that gathered for the good times. The Triangle-based party band made it irresistible for people to groove, hence the fitting name.


When not rocking the grooves with this band, a few of the members gather to offer Groove5band. I recommend you look for and like both band pages on Facebook.

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, January 4, 2019

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Getting Down Around Town

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BrÜtopia offers the fresh beer and fun sounds of stinger and singer, Irish Robinson. The new dad will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come groove to music to start off your weekend

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Checking things out downtown, The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine is where we find Reylando Monero live on stage, offering the live music 8-10:30 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the acoustic grooves of Gene Gregory serving the sounds from 7-10 pm. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, hosts the Monterio Experience. Live music on the deck is offered 7:30-11 pm. If they move the band indoors, music starts at 9 pm and plays til midnight.

For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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The City Stage will be closed this weekend!

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

 

Adam Hill will offer the live music at Riptidez Bar & Grill this evening with live music starting at 9 pm.

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It’s the Will & Tony Show appearing live all weekend at Treehouse Beer Company Catch the fun duo offering live music from 7-10 pm tonight or tomorrow night. They play the classic rock and blues favorites you love. 

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop offers Nüttbrëd, Fri Jan 4th, 9 PM- 1 AM, $3 Cover

Nüttbrëd is one of our most favorite local rock bands, featuring front-woman, Kayla Lewis. They do a variety of classic rock, blues, soul and contemporary. You will hear songs spanning from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and more.
Please come see this band!

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Tiffany Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera, for a sound no one has heard before forming the band, everyone is talking about Now Or Never.

This blend of folk, rock, modern alternative, classic rock, and pop is a sound for the ages, you don’t want to miss!

Elaine is a BMI songwriter and CMA member. She performs solo shows and with her band in NC and beyond.

Tonight the trio will offer a show for the people that come to Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Music starts at 5:30 pm.

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Rocking Around the Region

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week

January 2 at 5:57 PM

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Do You Like Live Music Videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event here!

Do you need music for an event you are planning? Concider the services of: 

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance. 

Be sure to mention what time doors open and the price of tickets.

Pictures are helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well.

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

℘℘℘℘

~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the one who supports this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

There are many ways for people to help keep the blog going. If you have a business, you can affordably advertise here on this site. There are many ways of doing so. From simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets found on site.  All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

NCMZ.LIVE also has Sponsorship opportunities available. If you have an event and would like media coverage for the music portion, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as a reputable music source for promoting your next event.

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE.

To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today.

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music.

If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

ADVERTISE HERE! CALL

318-789-6929

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