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Saturday Storms Cancel Music So We Go To Pirate Invasion in Beaufort, Plus Music Options for Friday Night

On The Scene with Tracey Stones

A Stormy Saturday  

Always up for a grand adventure, I recently went sailing with Ken, a new resident to our beloved City of Bears. We had our first outing just days before, where I learned some boat lingo and watched, as he did all of the work. Then on Saturday, the lessons continued when we were joined by his friends. We set out mid-afternoon and about an hour or so into the excursion the storm that was off in Jacksonville, according to several radar reports, developed on top of us and Mother Nature offered quite a display of force. I am grateful to our captain Ken Byrd and first mate Dave Hadden for braving the hail keeping us safe in the brutal weather. Following the wicked wind and hail ordeal, we decided to take in some live music!

When You See A Flock Of Seagulls…Storm is Coming

I was looking forward to hanging around town last Saturday night until the afternoon storm rolled in and changed our plans. I was really hoping to keep it local and enjoy live music on the deck at Persimmons with friends but instead, we rolled to Beaufort after Saturday’s brutal storms to check out the Pirate Invasion.

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The Black Sheep Beaufort, Pirate Invasion, Pizza and The Shoaldiggers

The Pirate Invasion took place last weekend throughout the town of Beaufort. This is the weekend that they reenact the sinking of Blackbeard’s Ship and the street fills with pirates. There is lots of fun for the family at this annual event and one of the great highlights is the festive music.  We made our way to the Black Sheep where we settled in for some delicious pizza and music by The Shoaldiggers. 

This nine-piece ensemble hails from Hillborough and offers an eclectic variety of music.  I would sum up their sound as Celtic bluegrass with a zydeco swamp stylings thrown in. They were a perfect fit for the pirate invasion. They performed as an eight-piece on Saturday night and surrendered a mix of uniquely offered cover songs and original selections as well.

The bands first disc was released a couple of years ago and offers 14 songs for your listening pleasure. If I were to pick a favorite, I would say “Fix Shit Up” gets the honor. I even like the name! I  was glad they offered me a disc before I left that evening. It is on the disc jacket that I learned The Shoaldiggers are comprised of  Daryl White on bass and vocals, Chris Knotts on guitar and vocals, Stephen Beck on mandolin and guitar and vocals, Jim Adams percussion, harmonica, and vocals, Gary Lanson banjo, and vocals, Allison Zirkel sax, saw and vox Ben Zirkel, trumpet Johnny Wall Jr drums and vocals and Meighen Carmichael on vocals,

You can check them out on Facebook by following this link: The Shoaldiggers on Facebook. The band has a couple of gigs on the books next weekend should you find yourself in Carrboro on Friday night or Wake Forest on Saturday evening. Those events are all spelled out with details on their page. Give it a like while you are there. Your ears will appreciate their appetite of serving up a blend of sounds.

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Phantom Playboys Turn Cru Bar On Its Ear 

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At this point, I’d venture to say that one of my favorite traditions of Pirate Invasion weekend is the Saturday night entertainment at Cru Bar and Wine Store/Beaufort Coffee Shop. They always welcome the fun sounds and party grooves of the rockabilly band out of Wilmington, The Phantom Playboys. This five-piece ensemble has fun every time they bring it to Beaufort. They will make you swing and dance as you get lost in their grooves. They offer mostly original works that offer listeners a fun and inviting feel as you dance to tunes you never heard before.

They have two discs available for purchase and it became clear to me that they are probably ready to head back into the studio as they shared a number of new works with the audience last weekend.  To check out some of the news songs, be sure to head to Surf City tonight. The Phantom Playboys will rock JM’s Pub starting at 9 PM. Tomorrow the band is rocking around the home base and bringing it to Salty Dogs Tavern in Wilmington with the fun starting at 8 PM. Check out the band on Facebook by following this link:

The Phantom Playboys

For a sample of what you can expect, check out this snippet form Saturday night!

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Don’t Forget To Visit The Music Calendars!

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NCMZ.LIVE is happy to announce our new calendar feature. We now offer three calendars for music lovers to check out for live music events. With a growing commitment to building this site to be a daily vehicle for music lovers to check out, I have added the new calendars pages and widgets. These pages and calendar widgets are broken down by area, New Bern, The Crystal Coast and Around the Region.

Live Music Events ~ New Bern

 Live Music Events ~ Along the Coast

Live Music Events Around the Region

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, August 16, 2019

Getting Down Around Town in New Bern, NC

***Please note: Tonight’s event was canceled due to the weather!***

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Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring the bluegrass grooves of Wire Grass offering songs from 7:00-10:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. 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. The party comes courtesy of Al G and Friends They will bring the music to life tonight on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine

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Live music will be offered is at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine each Friday from 8-10:30 pm. This week it is The Will & Tony Show. Bringing music from the Crystal Coast this duo of music makers will keep you grooving. Come meet Will Baker on guitar and vocals and Tony Johnston rapping beats!

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the good grooves of Rob Lightner and Nathan Schaffer live. This PA-based country music duo will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. They play lost of popular hits. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company has live tonight in the garden from 7-10pm, courtesy of local favorite, Old Smoke!

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Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden

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Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with Rubich & Cain in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from Little Johnny’s, have a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

 The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers live music each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. Tonight it is Brittany Davis on the stage by the streetMusic plays at 8-11 pm. Tomorrow it is Dos Eddie’s grooving and entertaining diners.

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes music for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music. Tonight the music comes courtesy of Carolina Sky. Tomorrow night come enjoy Mommicked on the patio

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Off The Hook

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Off The Hook welcomes the fun grooves of DJ Chainsaw tonight. Tomorrow night they welcome Al G and FriendsMusic starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!

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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar.

~Friday August 16th~ Open @ 4pm Fun Friday Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm hosted by Jack’s Live music by Jupiter Jones begins @ 9:30pm Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

See you at Jack’s!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop Presents

 

Megan McMartin, Fri Aug 16th, 8-11 pm, no cover charge https://www.facebook.com/Megan-McMartin-Music-937459102992729/?pnref=story https://soundcloud.com/megan-mcmartin-music

Megan McMartin is a contemporary singer-songwriter–her music follows a storytelling style, channeling raw emotion to create acoustic, folk style music. Check out her offical website below: http://www.meganmcmartin.com/

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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The Dust Parade Trio will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious.

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Rocking Around the Region

 

Greensboro, NC

The Blind Tiger

 

Live tonight at The Blind Tiger, it’s A Midsummer Night’s Rock Show W/ Hard Rock Reunion & Louder Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 pm.

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Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill

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Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to The Switch, who will be rocking the fun tunes tonight. They will be offering the modern country and rock grooves we all know and love. Music is free and kicks off at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

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 The Blue Note Grill is located in Durham and offers good food and great music.  This Friday it is the Mid-August dance party with local favorites, The Groovynators. Music plays 9-11:30 PM.

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Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

 

The Pour House Music Hall welcomes The Shakedown. Doors Open at 8 PM. Showtime 9 PM. Tickets are $20, General Admission.

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Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s

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It is going to be a night not to be missed by southern rock n blues fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes Josh Branch to the stage! Come grab yourself some good food and a cold drink at one of the coolest places in Greenville. Music plays from 8:30-11:30 pm. This show is free!

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays, they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic night hosted by Brian Burke from 6 pm – 9 pm.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight on the Pebble Stage is Cooper Greer. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

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Market Street Pub

 

Friends and fans of AFreyed Knot are invited to come out to Market Street Pub this evening. Come out and enjoy a cold beer and fun and funky throwback sounds offered by this lively one-man band. Music starts at 10 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.

August 12 at 7:01 PM

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Thank You for Reading!

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NC Life Media, LLC

 

Tonight’s blog is made possible thanks to the donation and kindness of NC Life Media, LLC 

The calendar app is sponsored by Ken Byrd!

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

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.

Thanks 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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Have a fun and safe weekend and take time to enjoy the dance! When we return at the end of the week we will pick up with the blues and more music news. Until we meet again, out on the scene or right back here, cheers!

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Friday Night Fun and What’s Up for Saturday Night

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

Tracey Stones in Bear Plaza meeting and listening to Caffeinated Soul Boogie members Darria Yeager and her father Derrick Moore for the first time at an ArtWalk in 2016. Capturing the moment, Photo Credit: Charlie Hall of The New Bern Sun Journal!

 

 

More Live Music Added to New Bern Options Tonight

Breaking News! The management at Persimmons Restaurant is bringing more music to New Bern. Earlier this week management reached out to book Big Jim. We are pleased to say that we accommodated their request for the band to perform on Friday, August 23, 2019. During the mid-week meeting at the waterfront restaurant,  hard as it might be to believe, I enthusiastically suggested that they host more live music! I believe it is an awesome spot for live music as you dine. Having said that, join us tonight on the deck for live music by Caffeinated Soul Boogie. Music is offered 6:30 -9:30 pm this evening. Caffeinated Soul Boogie offers a great mix of music that is best described as eclectic folk-rock, with a slight bit of funk-jazz Americana blues! While bouncing about town last night, I caught the band in the alley doing their thing at ArtWalk on James Reed Lane. Here is a sample of what you can expect tonight as you dine on the deck. 

 

I met guitarist Derrick Moore and his daughter Darria Yeager in Bear Plaza during ArtWalk in the Fall of 2016. Since then, I have watched the duo grow into a quartet and become a fan favorite on the New Bern music scene. Just a few weeks ago they were grooving in the park with me out in Fairfield Harbour and just yesterday, the band agreed to be the last-minute show on the deck tonight. Having said that, I hope you join us for an impromptu night of fun, good food, and great music.

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Dan Jam Phillips Returns to the Brown Pelican for ArtWalk

Last night was a like a blast from the past with Dan Jam Phillips on the carpet at The Brown Pelican for ArtWalk. The traveling jam always offers fun and surprises with special guests sharing fun grooves. While I was in the house, Phillips was sharing songs with his friends Scott Carlisle and Allen Gleason. This was a great way to usher in the weekend. Dan Jam will be bringing the music to Sara’s Big Apple next month, when he offers live music in the back room from 6-8 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

 

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Saltwater Gold Returns to Blackbeard’s Triple Play to Rock Em

 

 

 

Saltwater Gold was the entertainment on the deck last night at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant. These boys hail from the sailing town of Oriental, NC. Guitarist Chris Daniels is also a business owner in the small tourist town. Owner of the Silo’s Restaurant, he hosts live music with an open mic event each Wednesday night and acoustic acts on stage at The Red Rooster Bar on weekends. He and singer Mark Hoff have been band brothers for couple decades. They still enjoy writing songs and offering fun familiar favorites, from the classic rock era of the ’60s and ’70s, to fans that gather for their shows. Currently rounding out the rhythm section is Mike Ferrara on drums and bassist Scott Finch. They are a high energy band with a Rolling Stones influence running through the microphone! To keep up with the rocking quartet follow them on Facebook: SALTWATER GOLD

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Bryan Mayer Band Brings Out The Boaters on Broad Creek

 

 

Wrapping up last nights runaround, you know Mary Shine and I have a case of the traveling jones! Having said that, it won’t surprise you to hear that we split town and headed towards the coast! 

Bryan Mayer Band has a busy weekend upon them. Last night I caught the boys rocking the boaters, tourists and fans alike, from the outdoor stage at The Saltwater Grill in Swansboro, NC. The crowd was having a good time when Shine and I arrived on the scene. Mayer was wrapping up his first set when we got there and used the break to fix the string he broke during the show. The band shares original music as well as popular classics from a variety of artists, which allows the band to cover the blues, rock and country genres in one well-executed show.  

Sharing stories from his time on the road, Mayer is always professional, polished and interesting as he shares many stories about the acts he covers, while he offers his take on their tunes. One of my favorites would be hearing him talk about the famed Southern Rockers from South Carolina, Marshall Tucker. I remember the first time he took the stage to join them on “Can’t You See.” I also remember how he saved that song that night! It was a stormy night and no one really thought the show would go on, but just like NC weather, SURPRISE…the show happened and so did “Can’t You See” with Bryan Mayer! Since that show on the river in 2016, he has joined them three more times to assist on the song. 

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For those interested in seeing this band while enjoying a day of fun…ACT NOW, the boys will be heading to Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival tonight!  They will take the stage tonight at 7 PM. It seems like just yesterday, but it was at The 2017 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival that the band asked me to introduce them: Tracey Stones Introduces Bryan Mayer at Shrimp Fest.

 

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~ Live Music Options ~

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Getting Down Around Town New Bern

Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with Neville’s Quarter. Coming to town for tonight, they will be offering more of the fun, folk-inspired grooves they enjoy shuffling through and more, 8-11 pm. 

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of Chocolate Chip & Company Band. They will bring the music to life inside with all the grooves you will love. Music plays generally at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info and confirmation on tonight’s show please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

Brütopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the grooves of Tommy Duan, Sr. live. Sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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The Garage

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The Garage welcomes the music of Bear City’s favorite Oldies Band, The Bears! Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!

 

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Jared Cline live and grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the music tonight.

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SWANSBORO, NC

Bake, Bottle & Brew

Flip Side Duo offers the live music sounds tonight at Bake, Bottle & Brew this eveningMusic is offered from 6-9 pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits

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4EverAll will be offering songs to the fans and friends, that gather for good eats and great beer tonight at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music starts at 6 pm and this New Bern based band will rock you until 9 pm.

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Werewolves for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.

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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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~Saturday August 10th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by Soul Psychedelique starts @ 9:30pm,
Wood Fired Brick Oven pizza available.

See you at Jack’s!

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OFF THE HOOK

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Off The Hook welcomes Mac & Juice tonight on the deck. This four-piece band from Raleigh blend funk with blues and mix in some jazz to offer the most fun grooves. Music starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop The Phantom Playboys, Sat Aug 10th, 8-12 pm, $5 Cover charge

The Phantom Playboys bring the sounds of Rock-a-billy and 50’s Rock-n-Roll with a splash of surf and flying jump-kick of raw energy! Imagine a Zombified Elvis Presley joined The Squirrel Nut Zippers and Recruited Unknown Hinson to play guitar. Get out your dancin’ shoes, because when this five-piece brass and steel freight train comes barreling down the tracks from Wilmington, NC, there won’t be a still foot in the house!

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Uncle Hairy will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious. 

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Rocking Around the Region

Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill

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Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to All My Rowdy Friends offering their rocking best tonight. Music is free and kicks off at 9:30 pm and lasts until 2 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill

AUGUST 10, 2019 · SATURDAY * 8PM * $15 Seated / $10 Standing

Teresa James is a true original. When she sings you can feel it in your bones.” … Levon Helm, The Band.

For tickets follow this link: Blue Note Grill Tickets

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

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Adam Hill will be sharing songs tonight with friends and fans that gather at Crossroads Grill & Bar this Saturday night. Music starts at 10 pm. This marks his last gig in the area this month, so catch him while you can. Grab a burger, enjoy a cold beer and groove to the music tonight. Hill is a talented stringer and a great singer too. Get to know him tomorrow night!

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Kinston, NC

The Red Room

The Red Room offers the sounds of Genna and Jesse,  at 10 pm. There is a $5.00 music charge. Please pay the admission fee as a means of supporting live music.

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill is always a great time with music and good food on the menu! Music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Thursdays, they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic Night hosted by Brian Burke.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine, drink and unwind. Tonight it is the talented Deidra Ruff. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

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The Wine Crate

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Music is on tap at The Wine Crate tonight with singer-songwriter Holden Dixon, sharing the songs you are sure to enjoy. Come early to enjoy the taste from the bistro and stay late for the good music. Songs are shared from 7-10 pm this evening! 

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Jacksonville, NC

Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern

 

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Closin Tyme Throws Down at Nicks Blacksheep Tavern  

OMG, we are so happy that these boys are back together and gigging again.

Closin Tyme Throws down!

If you missed their “back in the Saddle” show in April…..
WHAT AN AMAZING COMEBACK PARTY
Not to worry. They are back again!

Music starts at 9 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.

August 5 at 6:40 PM

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Visit Our Calendars

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NCMZ.LIVE is happy to announce our new calendar feature. We now offer three calendars for music lovers to check out for live music events. With a growing commitment to building this site to be a daily vehicle for music lovers to check out, I have added the new calendars pages and widgets. These pages and calendar widgets are broken down by area, New Bern, The Crystal Coast and Around the Region.

Live Music Events ~ New Bern 

 Live Music Events ~ Along the Coast   

Live Music Events Around the Region

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With A Calendar Function Giving This Site A Daily Boost Offers GOOD News For Readers and Advertisers

This offers readers a resourceful tool to finding music in their area, all around the state, every day of the week. I am committing myself to the new routine of finding new gigs to list and add to the calendars daily. Committed to adding a minimum of ten a day that means adding 70 gigs a week to these calendars.

Bands and venues are welcome to invite me to their events on Facebook or via email at ncmz.live@gmail.com. There is no cost to be listed on occasion, but please understand just like free music is not free, this free promotional service is not free either. It costs me a great amount of time. 

If you are a busy band or a thriving music venue, I want you! We can create a calendar for you and keep you in the zone! $250 a year and you can have all your events added to a personal calendar widget right here in the music zone. Advertisers will be responsible for providing the event’s content. 

Beside offering calendar options, NCMZ.LIVE also can create an active link for your website, or social media pages. Which also offers some live coverage for your live music events. For five years we have been building this site together and thanks to your suggestions and my commitment it keeps getting better. THANK YOU!

I will still bring you live coverage of the music scene around us in the random fashion we have become accustomed to in these five years of reporting. Without your support since September, none of this would be possible. So a big shout out and thank you to everyone who has extended a hand, offered a tip, bought me a meal or a beer, I love you all for the love you have shared with me! And every time I think I have to quit, you really have stepped up to help me keep the beats! Together we are building an awesome product that we can be proud of as we share it with our friends.  

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Thank You for Reading!

http://www.newbernnow.com
NC Life Media, LLC

 

Tonight’s blog is made possible thanks to the donation and kindness of NC Life Media, LLC 

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

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.

Thanks 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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Have a fun and safe Saturday night and take time to enjoy the dance! When we return at the end of the week we will pick up with the blues and more music news. Until we meet again, out on the scene or right back here, cheers!

 

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New Add On For NCMZ.LIVE Plus Lots of Live Music Options

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

 

This Sunday, Tracey Stones Productions LLC  will present The Carolina Swamp Dogs for a concert in the Park at Red Sail Park. This performance is for the residents and friends of Fairfield Harbour. Pack up a picnic and meet us under the pavilion. 

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This concert in the Park Series will be Sunday, August 11, 2019. 3 pm is showtime. There is no cost for this show and there is no guarantee for the band. Please show this band of true American Heroes some love this weekend. I suggest a $10.00 or more donation per family. They don’t do it for the money, they do it to share their love of music. These players are retired Marines, who enjoy sharing songs and spreading the news about the blues.  Here is a sample of their own music!

 

 

Carolina Swamp Dogs Music ~ Fine Calaboose

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New Developments for NCMZ.LIVE

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NCMZ.LIVE is happy to announce our new calendar feature. We now offer three calendars for music lovers to check out for live music events. With a growing commitment to building this site to be a daily vehicle for music lovers to check out, I have added the new calendars pages and widgets. These pages and calendar widgets are broken down by area, New Bern, The Crystal Coast and Around the Region.

Live Music Events ~ New Bern 

 Live Music Events ~ Along the Coast   

Live Music Events Around the Region

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Giving This Site A Daily Boost Is GOOD News For Readers and Advertisers

This offers readers a resourceful tool to finding music in their area, all around the state, every day of the week. I am committing myself to the new routine of finding new gigs to list and add to the calendars daily. Committed to adding a minimum of ten a day that means adding 70 gigs a week to these calendars.

Bands and venues are welcome to invite me to their events on Facebook or via email at ncmz.live@gmail.com. There is no cost to be listed on occasion, but please understand just like free music is not free, this free promotional service is not free either. It costs me a great amount of time. 

If you are a busy band or a thriving music venue, I want you! We can create a calendar for you and keep you in the zone! $250 a year and you can have all your events added to a personal calendar widget right here in the music zone. Advertisers will be responsible for providing the event’s content. 

Beside offering calendar options, NCMZ.LIVE also can create an active link for your website, or social media pages. Which also offers some live coverage for your live music events. For five years we have been building this site together and thanks to your suggestions and my commitment it keeps getting better. THANK YOU!

I will still bring you live coverage of the music scene around us in the random fashion we have become accustomed to in these five years of reporting. Without your support since September, none of this would be possible. So a big shout out and thank you to everyone who has extended a hand, offered a tip, bought me a meal or a beer, I love you all for the love you have shared with me! And every time I think I have to quit, you really have stepped up to help me keep the beats! Together we are building an awesome product that we can be proud of as we share it with our friends.  

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, August 9, 2019

North Carolina History Center

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New Bern Young Professional Group’s annual River Jam!
Food from local food trucks as well as a cash bar with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Music of Spare Change and TrainWreck!!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, rain or shine.
purchase online at www.newbernchamber.com

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The Flame Catering and Banquet Center

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New music by Nathan Mitchell titled “inspiration” and
“ Smooth Groove” is climbing Billboard and coming to New Bern. Nathan has a gift for piano and jazz, don’t miss this
jazz collective supper club experience.
Tickets $35.00

Music starts at 7 PM.

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North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

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The Orchestra will present the “Enchanted Baroque“, featuring the music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Rameau, and others.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for military/seniors, $10 for students.
Obtain tickets at CravenCC.edu/LLC or by telephone,
252-633-2618

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August Artwalk

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Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses. Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month!

Craven Arts Council will host receptions for the following exhibits:

-Main Gallery: Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting
-Director’s Gallery: Survivor Knights

Look for live music on the streets about town. Also please note that the Uptown Gallery on Glenbernie offers the music of Charlie Duzan.

Look for music outside The Black Cat Shoppe and in Bear Plaza, also Community Artists Gallery wants you to know that Alisa Mike is performing at Community Artists Gallery & Studios this Friday for Artwalk! Come enjoy with us!

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Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring Dan Jam Phillips, offering songs from 7:00-10:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. 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. The party comes courtesy of Saltwater Gold. They will bring the music to life tomorrow night on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine

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Live music will be offered is at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine each Friday from 8-10:30 pm.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

The Garage

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The Garage welcomes the music of Mark Mackenzie. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the good grooves of Bruce Lynch live, who will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company posted “Live tonight in the garden 7-10pm, we welcome Cassidi !! New York-based singer-songwriter, she’ll be playing some of your favorites, as well as her own music. Everything from upbeat ballads, from 90a to new age!”

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Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden

 

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Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with Reindl Brothers in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from Joeve’s Pizza, have a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

 The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers live music each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. Tonight it is Davy Williamson out on the stage by the streetMusic plays at 8-11 pm. Tomorrow it is The Will & Tony Show entertaining diners.

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes 4EverAll for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.

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Off The Hook

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Off The Hook welcomes the fun grooves of DJ Chainsaw tonight. Tomorrow night they welcome Mac n JuiceMusic starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!

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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar.

~Friday August 9th~
Open @ 4pm
Fun Friday Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm hosted by Coastal Countertops
Live music by Chocolate Chip starts @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven pizza available.

See you at Jack’s!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop Presents

 

Todd Barnes, Fri Aug 9th, 8:30-11:30 pm, No cover

Join us for live music by local musician Todd Barnes!

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Jake & Isaac will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious. 

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Rocking Around the Region

Greensboro, NC

The Blind Tiger

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Live tonight at The Blind Tiger, welcomes a night of rocking fun with Möstley Crùe and Unleashed. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 pm. 

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Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill

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Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to Steel County Express, who will be rocking the fun tunes tonight. They will be offering the modern country and rock grooves we all know and love. Music is free and kicks off at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

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 The Blue Note Grill is located in Durham and offers good food and great music.  Joe Bell & the Stinging Blades / Celebration of Pat O’Connell is on the schedule with the good times starting at 9 PM. There is an $8.00 music charge payable at the door.

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Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

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The Pour House Music Hall opens at 8 PM, Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets are $30.00 and you can get yours at Eventbrite

Legendary New Wave and Power Pop band, The Producers return to The Pour House Music Hall!

The Producers (official):
The Producers is a new wave and power pop band from Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s. The original line up included Van Temple on guitar and vocals, former Whiteface member Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, former Billy Joe Royal sideman, Wayne Famous, on keyboards and Bryan Holmes on drums. Originally formed as a Beatles cover band named Cartoon, they changed musical directions and began performing their own material in nightclubs around the Atlanta area.

The response to their music was so good that they were quickly signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records by producer Tom Werman, who had worked with Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and Mother’s Finest, among others. They released two albums for the Portrait label, The Producers (1981) and You Make the Heat (1982). The Producers became a regional favorite in the southeastern United States, propelling “What She Does To Me” onto the national Billboard Magazine singles charts.”What’s He Got”, “Certain Kinda Girl“, and “Who Do You Think You Are” had some popularity as music videos but did not chart. They toured extensively opening for Cheap Trick, and The Motels. “She Sheila” from their second album was a popular MTV video. They headlined MTV’s New Year’s Rockin Eve in 1982.

Arctic Blonde
Arctic Blonde are a Raleigh, NC based Power/Pop quartet featuring: Michael Batts, Ernie Jamison, David Poole and Robert Shi.

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Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s

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It is going to be a night not to be missed by southern rock n blues fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes Duane Haddock to the stage! Come grab yourself some good food and a cold drink at one of the coolest places in Greenville. Music plays from 8:30-11:30 pm. This show is free!

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays, they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic night hosted by Brian Burke from 6 pm – 9 pm.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight on the Pebble Stage is Chuck Phillips Band. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

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Market Street Pub

Friends and fans of Corey Stuart are invited to come out to Market Street Pub this evening. Come out and enjoy a cold beer and fun and funky throwback sounds offered by this lively one-man band. Music starts at 10 pm.

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Arapahoe, NC

Gary’s Down East Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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Oriental, NC

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Seth Brand, currently Asheville, North Carolina’s #1 Americana artist, has been recognized and praised all over the country for his mesmerizing vocals, heartfelt tunes and raw talent on the strings.

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Brand’s passionate performance, aided by his wife on percussion, is bringing the sound across the state to New Village Brewery! If you enjoy a night filled with love, humor, heartbreak, dancing and a rootsy kind of edge, then Seth Brand is a show not to be missed! Music is offered from 6:30-8:30 PM.


www.sethbrand.com
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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.

August 5 at 6:40 PM

 

 

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I also accept PayPal

Every dollar makes a difference in keeping me and my old girl (415,309 miles) on the road!

 
All donors are added to the Thank you Page.
 

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Back to Beaufort, Then Some Saturday Night Specials! Plus Live Music For the Week Ahead

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

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Bobby Webb & Company In Beaufort Closed Out Friday

Bobby Webb Music was on the deck at The Dockhouse on Friday evening, entertaining the fans and friends of the music trio gathered. Offering lots of popular songs, mixing it up with country and western, and some popular standards know to us all. Bobby Webb & Co. are a popular standard down around the Crystal Coast. Be sure to give their Facebook page a like and keep up with the boys when they groove again.

Bobby Webb Music

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The Pete Pawsey Trio Gained A Brother As We Mourned The Loss of a Brown Pelican Brother

I advertised that Pete Pawsey was going to be in town on Saturday with his trio when we last met, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he brought a trio of players along, plus himself. Charles Cleaver played the keys, Eric Pittman laid down the bass, Patrick Edwards was behind the kit and Pete Pawsey played the six strings and gave up the vocals.

I love this cat because it is always original and always groovy. He is a masterful player that pushes his boundaries and explores the diversity of music. Based in the triangle area, get to know Pawsey on Facebook and keep it here to find out when he will be back in our area.

Saturday night was a bittersweet night at the Dirty Bird, where friends and loved ones of a bartender and friend to all who knew him( Chris Rowe) gathered in remembrance . Sadly we said farewell to Rowe whose life ended suddenly on Friday, July 26, 2019. Donations were collected to help his family with his final expenses, while his life and memory were celebrate with those that came together!

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The Will and Tony Show Visit New Bern

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My friends Will Baker and Tony Johnston are a talented duo from the Crystal Coast, that love sharing songs and swapping beats with fans and friends that love classic rock and bluesy grooves. The Will and Tony Show was in our neck of the woods on Saturday night and as you can see in the video below, they were the boys giving me the beats as I got lost in the rock and roll. They stay busy playing music with each other as a duo and often they get together as a band under the banner of Big Drink Music Company.

The boys will be rocking the duo gig this coming Thursday at Bake Bottle & Brew in Swansboro, NC. Music is offered from 6-9 pm. The following week Big Drink will be in the backyard of The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits, sharing songs from 6-9 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

 

Will & Tony Live at BrUtopia this weekend

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New Garage Band Breaks Ground at The Garage

Housterino is a rocking new trio based in New Bern, that debuted their music for the public on Saturday night at The Garage. They hosted the night with the Raleigh based Thick ModineThis provided the people of James City a fun night of original rocking grooves via two high energy bands. Some songs were heavy, some punk-infused and some outright rocking! All in the backyard of the Garage.

On a side note, I will mention, Joe Brown and Jacob Burke worked out the production needs for the night and it sounded great.

Housterino is the latest and greatest band project with Justin Hargett at the helm on vocals. Dallas Allen on the drums and Jacob Whitford standing tall behind the bass. This trio is rocking and fun, loud and lovely! There is no word yet on their next show, but this was after all as the birth of a new baby. I really love how they sound like they were created in a garage and debuted at The Garage. Well played fellas and a good job too!

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Live Music Options In the Days Ahead

Monday Mayhem

 

Simon Spalding hosts a night of eclectic and educational acoustic music each Monday at Sara’s Big Apple Pizza. Music is offered from 6-8 pm and the dining specials are always a great option for taking care of the family at the start of each week. This tradition started in June and will carry on through August or possibly longer. Simon will entertain diners with a variety of acoustic instruments and educate you on the history of the instrument.

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Around the Region

Carolina Ale House (Jacksonville, NC)

Also offering an acoustic performance to diners each week in Jacksonville is Nick and Dean. This Lenoir County Duo have shared music for years and come together each week for an acoustic night of jams at Carolina Ale House. Nick makes music with Mason Jar Bonfire and Dean Daughtry and fronts his own band the Troublemakers. Music starts at 7 pm on the patio.

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The Pour House Music Hall

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Sensi Trails w/ Michael Ekins and Sound Destroyer will perform tonight at The Pour House Music Hall. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

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Along the Coast

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Tiffany Elaine invites everyone out to Shortway Brewing Co. tonight for Open Mic starting at 6 pm. All are welcome to participate. Just come out, sign up and jam. Miss Tiffany will give you a warm welcome and introduce you to the audience. She encourages everyone to come out and share songs tonight.

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Tuesday Temptations

Honky Tonk Tuesday

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It is Honky Tonk Tuesday at The Brown Pelican each week. Country pickers and players are welcome to come jam between 7 pm and closing. All are welcome to participate or just relax and listen! This night is hosted by Mike Watkins and Charlie Duzan.

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Crystal Coast Option

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Each Tuesday Tiffany Elaine is hosting an open mic event near the beach. Tomorrow she will be hosting the weekly offering at Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop. All are welcome to come jam. Music and fun start at 8 pm.

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Around The Region

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Clayton, NC

Free Wine Tasting and Live Music Every Tuesday

Join us every Tuesday as we explore wines from around the world and enjoy the music of our local musicians at Wine on Main. These events are hosted from 5-7 pm.

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Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

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Jamison Ross (Snarky Puppy) w/ Eric Hirsh at The Pour House

Jamison Ross is a vocalist and drummer that delivers messages of humanity through the medium of jazz.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Jamison’s passion for music was realized while growing up in his grandfather’s church, where he realized the effectiveness of music. Jamison began his study of jazz as a high school student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and gained worldwide acclaim as a featured musician in the Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary CHOPS; a film that followed the school’s jazz ensemble as they prepare and perform in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival competition.

Ross continued his study of the genre at Florida State University (B.A., Jazz Studies), where he met his current band members and at University of New Orleans (M.M., Jazz), in the city where he currently resides. In 2012, Ross’ career began to take shape after winning the Thelonious Monk Jr. International Jazz Competition for his drumming. This achievement afforded him a recording contract with Concord Jazz. Jamison recounts, “at the time, people knew me as a drummer; they didn’t know I could sing. I wanted to merge my gifts.” “

Eric Hirsh
“Pianist and composer Eric Hirsh can play pretty much anything you throw at him. When he’s not leading his jazz quartet…he’s helping drive the progressive hip-hop of The Beast or the salsa shake of Orquesta GarDel. His original compositions have a propulsive thrust that combines a minimalist drive with the complex, expressive melodies. He’s one of the area’s best.” – Independent Weekly

Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM and tickets are available at: Eventbrite

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Beer & Banjos

This Tuesday for Beer and Banjos it is Jason Jefferies for your entertainment.

Come hear the tale of brave Biyombo, learn of the Slow Twister, hear a hot take on Lady Chatterly…all this and more at the Jason Jefferies show! The Allstars mix it up and get weird with it. See you Tuesday!

Beer and banjos is a weekly feature at Raleigh Times Bar. Live music is offered at 7:30-10 pm tonight.

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Imurj – The Artists’ Cafe

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Each month we feature a new [local] house band to host the open jam to keep things fresh & encourage new styles.
The Local Jam Residency this month features Tha Materials!

Raleigh’s wide-open, no-holds-barred, no-styles-imposed musician’s hang, held at a legitimate music venue. This open jam assembles groups of musicians who may or may not know each other on the stage at Imurj and lets them come up with fifteen minutes of improvised music on the spot. This regular Tuesday night event is a fertile place for creative musicians of all styles and skill levels to meet people, let off steam, try new ideas, or catch up with friends.

A full back-line is provided including the best-sounding house drum kit in town, bass amp, two guitar amps, keys, and mics and DIs, the jam is ready for almost any instrument you can throw at us. There’s no better way to improve your onstage confidence than by playing on stage, so come play with us!

Not a musician or don’t feel like playing? Come peruse the rotating exhibits in Imurj’s art gallery, check out the shop of locally made art & goods, grab a drink and a seat, and join us for Drink & Draw: a simultaneous art jam wherein visual artists hang out and you make whatever you feel. Channel your primal creativity and use those hands for something fun! Occasionally we will feature art demonstrations by local artists during the open jam.

Grab a beer or a soda and experience the creative process!

The event is FREE & welcomes all ages and we go until 12:30am!

No judgment, no pressure, no boundaries. The fun starts at 9 PM.

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Garner, NC

Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music

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Tuesday MUSIC Jam Night, Free Event Come out to relax and play some smooth jams with great people in your community! This is always a fun night. Come enjoy some nice hot coffee or cold ice cream. Make this your new Tuesday night hangout! This is a FREE EVENT with music being offered from 7:30-9:30 PM.

 

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Durham, NC

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If blues dancing (or dancing in general) is your thing, then The Blue Note Grill is the place and the Tuesday Blues Jam is the time! And if you are a blues loving axe-man, bring it!

Come check out the longest running Blues Jam in the Triangle area, which often features special guests to kick things up a notch.

The festivities launch at 7:30PM — the jam signup sheet fills up fast, so come early and check out the BBQ or any of the many wonderful wares the Blue Note Grill has to offer.

Oh, and no cover charge. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Fun starts at 7:30 PM.

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Wednesday’s Weakness

Blues Is Back at City Stage

We get back to the blues on Wednesday, when Big Jim Kohler hosts another fun night of swapping blues chops with other players. Live music starts at 7 pm on stage at City Stage New Bern and the fun goes to 9 pm. All are welcome to jam with the blues master or just come to listen and dance along!

MidWeek Open Mic Night at The Garage

Tommy Duzan invites all players to join him for a night of music-making fun at The Garage in James City. This open mic is open to all skill levels and talents. Come show us what you have, New Bern. Music starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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Around the Region

Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

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The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Call them a virtuoso super-group if you must, but their musical high-wire act – employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country – is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen onstage at any moment…including the occasional wink and nod at the audience.

The Aristocrats are touring to promote their most ambitious and exploratory studio album yet, entitled You Know What…?, and will be supported by fellow rock-fusioners, Travis Larson Band.

With seven studio albums and three full-length performance DVDs, the award-winning Travis Larson Band is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music’s premiere acts, having worked on record with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock).

Years of ambitious touring and shared live billing with notables such as Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), The Aristocrats, has established the band’s reputation for live performances that masterfully deliver full throttle rock-fusion.

The Aristocrats tickets are $25 still today but they are $30 after midnight. to get tickets for this show be sure to visit Eventbrite.

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Along the Coast

Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

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Ed Prophet will be sharing songs with those that gather for dinner this evening at Boro Restaurant & Bar

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

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William Seymour (WED SHOW) at Cru Wine Bar Free show for the mid-week. Live music is offered from local singer and stringer from Washington, NC, William Seymour. Music is offered from 7-10 pm

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Thursday Thrillers

 

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse will offer live music upstairs in the piano bar. This week the offer Chuck Phillips. Music is offered 6:30-9 pm and dinners are always delicious.

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City Stage New Bern

Alisa Mike hosts a night of music each Thursday evening at City Stage New Bern. She will wow you with standard jazz offerings and groove you with fun show tunes. The City Stage offers a pub-style menu and entertainment most night of the week. They are located at 901 B Pollock St., Doors open at 5 pm.

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Persimmons Restaurant

Live music under the sails will be brought to us by Lewis & Clark, sharing the classics and standards with diners from 7:30-9:30 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

Charlie Duzan will host open mic night at The Brown Pelican this week. Open mic happens each Thursday night. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm and lasts until all of the jammers have jammed. This is the longest-running open mic night in New Bern and it is always new and exciting! Pack up the gear bag and come on out!

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Along the Coast

Morehead City, NC

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Swansboro, NC

Bake, Bottle & Brew

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The Will & Tony Show will be back on stage and closer to home this Thursday in  Swansboro to play on the beautiful waterfront at Bake, Bottle and Brew on August 1st from 6-9 PM! Awesome atmosphere and a great view!

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Wilmington, NC

The Sailfish

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8/8 – Justin Cody Foxx
8/15 – Dos Eddies
8/22 – Crystal Fussell
8/29 – Desperado Duo
9/5 – Access 29
9/12 – Cross Creek Band
9/19 – The Casserole
9/26 – Signal Fire Acoustic

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Rocking Around the Region

Durham, NC

The House

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Woolly’s Big Blues Jam goes down on stage at The House each week. Music jams start at 6 pm and they swap out players until 10 pm. This is a great way to enjoy a Thursday night if you love listening to, dancing along to or playing the blues. There is always a host of talent that gathers at this event. Each stage set gets 3-4 songs before they swap out for new players.
Woolly has been hosting the event for several years in this location. In all, he has been jamming around the area for six years. In the 90s he hosted a jam at the Berkley Cafe in Raleigh which had a history of eight years.
Woolly is passionate about keeping the blues alive and it shows in the great work he does as a host. Be sure to pay him a visit sometime soon. The food is fabulous and the night is always fun-filled with great music! 

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Raleigh, NC

Brio Tuscan Grille (Crabtree)

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We are offering live music every Thursday at Brio. This week you can enjoy the music of Joel Close on August 8th at 5:30 PM! Get here early to catch our happy hour specials and enjoy some great food and drink specials! Join us every Thursday at 5:30 for different musicians and some popular favorite acts from the area!

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Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC)

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House entertainer Mickey Mills will offer the entertainment at Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC) from 6-9 pm.

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Midtown Grille NC

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Join us on August 8 for Midtown Jazz Series featuring the Elmer Gibson Jazz Duo from 8 until 11 p.m.

We will feature 1/2 price Bar Bites from 8 until 11 p.m. and $8 martinis all day!

View the full schedule here: https://www.themidtowngrille.com/2019/03/18/midtown-jazz-series/

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

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Brian Burke aka Back Pocket Buddha hosts open mic tonight at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill with music being shared from 6:30 – 9 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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Tonight’s blog is made possible thanks to the donation and kindness of NC Life Media, LLC 

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

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.

Thanks 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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Have a great week ahead and enjoy the dance! When we return at the end of the week we will pick up with the blues and meet new rockers too. Until we meet again, out on the scene or here on Friday, cheers!

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Classic Rock, Old School Blues and Newgrass Grooves Plus Saturday Night Gigs!

On the Scene with Tracey Stones

Picking things up where I ended last week, we found Core Sound rocking the beats at The Brown Pelican!

Core Sound Rocked The Dirty Bird with Classic Rock Offerings

 

I closed things out last weekend with Core Sound who was rocking The Brown Pelican last Saturday night. This trio of rocker features Cecil Gillikin- guitar and vocals; Wayne Lawrence drums and vocals who, by the way, not only plays a standard kit but on Saturday he used the electronic drums and Stephen Hamilton on bass and vocals.

The band plays lots of popular classic rock numbers to keep the crowd grooving on the dance floor. The band has no current events listed on their Facebook page, but you can keep up with them by liking their page, Core Sound Music.

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Rolling Into this Weekend Big Jim Blues Shreds the Blues at The Garage

 

Big Jim had a busy week rocking the beats with different drummers. On Monday at The Brown Pelican, we enjoyed the raps and taps of Matt Holman. Then on Wednesday at the City Stage, Tanner Bright from Caffeinated Soul Boogie offered the beats and on Friday he asked Mike Ferrara to fill in for the weekend.

Last night I caught the band laying down their blues inside of the garage doors, at The Garage located on Highway 70 E . Each beat maker added a different flavor to the mix. Tonight the beats roll on with Big Jim on guitar and vocals, Kathy Kohler on vocals, Chris Buttitta on bass and Mike Ferrara on drums at JM’s Place PUB. Music starts at 9 pm. You can also catch Jim every Monday at the Brown Pelican from 7-9 pm and again on Wednesday at City Stage with jams running there from 7-9 pm as well.

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Into The Fog Rolls Into Beaufort

 

Upon leaving New Bern we rolled to the beach to check in with the funky bluegrass that offers a refreshing new-grass sound of Into The Fog, who hosted a gig at Cru Bar and Wine Store/Beaufort Coffee Shop. This trio of stringers has great fun on the stage, sharing music traditions that are much older than their years on earth combined. They offer everything from standard country songs made famous by Willie Nelson, old-time bluegrass offerings and even mix in some classic rock like Pink Floyd. The best selections, however, are their own songs. This band came together in Wilmington and now make their home base in Raleigh, while staying busy sharing music around the state and beyond.

 

For those wondering what new-grass music is all about, here is a sample of what you can expect from these three stringers. Band Members include Brian Stephenson on guitar, Wrightsville Beach banjo and vocals, Winston Mitchell on mandolin, dobro, vocals, and Derek Lane bass and vocals. This trio of talented fun players will be sharing their grooves at The Palm Room in Wrightsville Beach tonight. Music starts at 10 pm. Tomorrow the guys will be in Surf City at Salty Turtle Beer Company for Sunday Funday at 4 pm. For music fans looking for new music to buy, you can check out their debut release by checking out their website:

Into The Fog Music

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Getting Down Around Town New Bern

Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with Pete Pawsey Trio. Coming to town for a day gig in Bear Plaza today and then tonight they will be offering more of the fun, progressive, blues grooves they enjoy shuffling through and more, 8-11 pm. 

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of  Steel County Express. They will bring the music to life tonight on the deck, with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

 

Brütopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the grooves of The Will & Tony Show live. Sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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The Garage

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The Garage welcomes the music of Raleigh based punk band Thick Modine, who have come to town to share the bill with the new New Bern based Housterino. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!

 

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Jesse Esterline live and grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the music tonight.

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SWANSBORO, NC

Bake, Bottle & Brew

Justin Castellano offers the live music sounds tonight at Bake, Bottle & Brew this eveningMusic is offered from 6-9 pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits

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Werewolves will be offering songs to the fans and friends, that gather for good eats and great beer tonight at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music starts at 6 pm and this New Bern based band will rock you until 9 pm.

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Brian McCroury for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.

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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar. Checking things out for the weekend:

~Saturday August 3rd~ Open @ Noon Live music by The Dickens Band begins @ 9:30pm Wood Fired, Brick Oven Pizza available
 
~Sunday Funday August 4th~ Open @ Noon Live music by Bryan Mayer aka Stretch from 4pm – 8pm Bar Olympics start @ 6pm Wood Fired, Brick Oven Pizza available. See you at Jack’s!

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OFF THE HOOK

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Off The Hook welcomes Duck tonight on the deck. This four-piece band from Raleigh blend funk with blues and mix in some jazz to offer the most fun grooves. Music starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop presents a night of music with 4EverAll. Music from this fun area duo is always refreshing. They play from 8:30 – 11:30 pm. This show is free, but free music is never free, so please tip the players that groove you tonight.

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SURF CITY, NC

JM’S PLACE PUB

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JM’s Place PUB welcomes the reggae grooves of The Big Jim Kohler Band. The fun grooves play from 9 pm until 12 am. Tomorrow at JM’s Place come out for Sunday Funday with Ryan Rubich.

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 The Dennis Walton Band will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious. 

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Rocking Around the Region

Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill

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Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to 454, offering their rocking best tonight. Music is free and kicks off at 9:30 pm and lasts until 2 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill

AUGUST 3, 2019 · SATURDAY * 8PM * $8

The Beauty Operators are Durham’s all-female blues rock party band. Wear your dancin’ shoes (or boots! Wigs and tutus optional.)

Decency lost a bet with the devil on the night the Beauty Operators were born. They are: Leslie Land with her corruptly indecent vocals and grimy bass- Sandee Washington blowing rudely obscene harp – Maria Linck pushing a depraved rhythm on guitar – Lori Baron doing some heavy, shameless banging – And Darby Odom growling guitar lead so filthy it’s illegal. If playing the blues is a sin they all going to hell.

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

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Mykel Barbee will be gigging under the name Retromic and sharing songs tonight with friends and fans that gather at Crossroads Grill & Bar. Music starts at 10 pm. Grab a burger, enjoy a cold beer and groove to the music tonight. Barbee is a skilled and talented drummer when he sits with bands and a great singer and stringer too. Get to know him tonight!

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Kinston, NC

The Red Room

The Red Room offers the roadhouse rocking sounds of the Bill Lyerly Band, for an early show with music starting at 4 pm and rocking till 7 pm. Then at 10 pm come back and get rocked right with Stairwell taking over the stage inside until lock-down. There is a $5.00 music charge. Please pay the admission fee as a means of supporting live music.

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill is always a great time with music and good food on the menu! Music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Thursdays, they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic Night, hosted by Brian Burke.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight it is For The Love of Music w/John William! The BEST in Music Jams!  All are welcome to jam. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

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The Wine Crate

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Music is on tap at The Wine Crate tonight with singer-songwriter Clay Steinwinter, sharing the songs you are sure to enjoy. Come early to enjoy the taste from the bistro and stay late for the good music. Songs are shared from 7-10 pm this evening! 

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Jacksonville, NC

Bottoms-Up Sports-Bar

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Bottoms-Up Sports-Bar welcomes the rocking grooves of Adam Hill with music starting at 9 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.

 

July 29 at 6:45 PM

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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:

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I read emails daily. You can send those to:

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

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Tonight’s blog is made possible thanks to the donation and kindness of Ken Byrd and NC Life Media!

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

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.

Thanks 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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Have a great weekend and enjoy the dance! Come back tomorrow and we will go country and sing the blues some too! Until then, cheers!

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Back to The Blues Plus Some Rocking News For Friday!

On the Scene With Tracey Stones

Rocking the Weekend Beats with Mary Shine

Mojo Collins Brings the Blues to New Village Brewery and Taproom

The ever so talented Mojo Collins made his way to Oriental a couple of weeks ago, to share his blues with fans and friends. He performed in the backyard garden at New Village Brewery and Taproom, located on Broad St in Oriental. This blues artist has a long history of sharing songs that date back to the mid-’60s. He has written over 300 songs, and shares stories and songs with his audience. Here is a song I captured at his show in Oriental.

You can find Mojo Collins on Facebook to read his extensive and interesting story. His story has as much character as his music and that can’t be by mistake. Tonight the singer and stringer will be celebrating Manteo First Friday.

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through November from 6 pm to 8 pm in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans and much more.

Below is the 2019 Music Lineup for the courthouse steps at Dare County Arts Council:

 August 2: Mojo Collins
 September 6: Seagrass
 October 4: Gorillas and the Miss
November 1: The Wilder Brothers
 December 6: Manteo Christmas Show

Each First Friday, Dare County Arts Council also has a new art exhibition opening reception which is free and open to the public.

Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments.

First Friday is a great time to explore downtown Manteo. See you there!

First Friday on Roanoke Island is a monthly event sponsored by the Town of Manteo. First Friday 2019 is also sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites, Manteo Rotary Club, Holiday House Weddings and Events – Florals, lighting and decor., Atlantic Elevators, Outer Banks Ace Hardware, White Doe Inn, and the North Carolina Arts Council.

This project is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the department of natural and cultural resources.

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Now Or Never Visits New Bern Before First Single Release

Now or Never offered the dinner music for diners, that came out on Saturday, July 27 to Sara’s Big Apple Pizza. The duo has been keeping busy on the stage and in the studio these days. On Sunday, July 28 they released their first single “Waves”, which they recorded in Morehead City at Ternote Studios under the production of Doug Gould. They hosted a single release party at Cru Bar, where they introduced their new member, guitarist Delancy Loftus. The band offered six new original songs and gave away prizes. You can find their music wherever you buy music and download it today. 

For anyone looking to catch the grooves, they are in Wrightsville Beach tonight, Swansboro tomorrow night and in Beaufort this Saturday!

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Mommicked Comes to Town and Rocks Blackbeards

 

We got to rock with a new band on Saturday night when the owner of Blackbeard’s Triple Play Dale Overbee brought Mommicked, a fun rock and pop band from the Crystal Coast. This band has been rocking the scene for 8 years,but this was the first time I had the pleasure of hearing them. I have to admit they are a lot of fun and the band offers several talented players. For venues looking for a fun and solid band choice be sure to consider Mommicked.

Making the music for this band are Josh Honaker offering the lead on vocals and plays guitar.
Craig Paylor plays lead and acoustic guitar, keys and offers background vocals. Harvey Avery on bass and background vocals, Ray Waggoner behind the kit on drums and Jason Ketchum guitar, and helping make them sound good is sound tech Vic Banks. 

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The Wannabees Rock City Stage New Bern

The Wannabees are the New Bern based classic rock band, that has been sharing fun music for since they got together years ago. Making the sweet sounds sound sweeter is Larry Swinson on guitar and vocals and Tod Stilley on guitar and vocals.
Mike Bass plays the bass guitar, works the vocals and behind the kit is the busy and talented Jason Patterson who also lends an assist on vocals. 

The next time the band returns to New Bern they will be rocking Blackbeard’s Triple Play on Sunday, September 1, 2019 for an End of Summer Bash. Mark your calendars now.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

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Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring William Seymour offering songs from 7:30-11 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. 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. The party comes courtesy of Ravenz Bru, they will bring the music to life tomorrow night on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine

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Live music will be offered is at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine each Friday from 8-10:30 pm.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

The Garage

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The Garage welcomes the music of Big Jim Kohler Blues Band. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the good grooves of Gene Gregory live, who will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Pure T Mommicked, grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the rocking grooves of this popular local band.

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Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden

 

Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with Joey & Mason in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from Jasmine’s Tasty Thai, a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.

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Norris Tavern

Live tonight at Norris Tavern in Newport is the rockin’ Pamlico County duo Steel Shot. They will be rocking the tunes from 7-10 pm.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

 The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers live music each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. Tonight it is Naked Knees out on the stage by the streetMusic plays at 8-11 pm.

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering