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Blues Is Our Bizness All Week Long And End the Week On A Rock Groove

On the Scene With with Tracey Stones

Rocking my new job as music promoter on the deck at Persimmons last Sunday. Photo Credit: Dan Jam Phillips.

 

Monday Is Never Manic With Blues Mania at The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican is the popular watering hole that is known for hosting live music five nights a week. Kicking things off with a blues fix is Big Jim Kohler Band who each Monday offers music jams from 7-9:30 PM each week. This popular night brings out many blues admirers and players too. All are welcome to come out and be a part of the fun. The band offers a fun set of Chicago style blues before asking guests to share the stage for more jams that lean into the blues.

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Mid Week Blues Break Brings New Faces and Many Bassists

Following a night off, Big Jim and the Band get back to work sharing more jams with more jammers in town. Most Wednesdays, the band can be found on stage at City Stage, sharing the blues and cutting the grooves with special guests.

This past week we saw some new faces and two new bassists who stepped up to jam with the band. First, we met Chiles, a new face on the stage, who shared a few songs before tuning over the bass detail to David Rappaport. Rappaport is the bassist for the new line up of Due East who will be making their debut at The Brown Pelican in a few weeks. Look for them in mid-October. 

Along with a couple of new bass players, we featured two harmonicas at one point in the program. Blowing the notes were Gordon Graham and David Sawyer.

The mid-week blues jam offers two hours of blistering blues and rocking grooves that bring fans to Chicago and back in two hours time. The BJKBB will be there each week until September 11, when the DownEast Folk Art Society brings a show to town. More on that as we grow closer to the event.

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Thursday Yields More Blues From the Road as We Head to The House for Woolly’s Big Blues Jam

Woolly & The Wingnutz are the house band at The House in Durham where each Thursday, players gather to join the jams. This week Woolly requested that Big Jim come early and play with the Wingnutz. This weekly jam welcomes many players from the Triangle region and always offers a bouquet of talent. Many of these players are friends we met along the way in our travels to The Blue Note Grill. 

Speaking of the blues supper club, they will be hosting their annual blues competition, next week for The Road to Memphis. This annual competition is judged and selects one winner from each category to go to Memphis to represent The Triangle Blues Society at The International Blues Challenge at the beginning of 2020. The Big Jim Kohler Band is registered to compete. I will be on hand to stream live from the competition.

Not long after the competition, Woolly & his Wingnutz will be coming to New Bern to rock your blues away. on the deck at Persimmons Restaurant on Saturday, September 14, 2019. That show will start at 6:30 pm.

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We Welcome The Weekend with More Blues and Rockin Grooves

Things got underway between Tracey Stones Productions and Persimmons Restaurant after the manager, Meghan Margarum reached out to hire Big Jim for a show. I replied that he would be available in late August and that I would love to meet about bringing more music to the beautiful venue. After a few messages and a meeting, it was agreed that we can work together in bringing talent to the waterfront restaurant that overlooks the Neuse River. 

Last night it was the debut for the Big Jim Kohler Band on the deck. Bringing their talents to make the music were Big Jim on guitar and vocals, Chris Buttitta on bass, Mike Ferrara on drums and there is vocal spotlight which shines also when Kathy Kohler grabs the mic to belt her blues. They set up outside on the deck for the first set, but as the storm set in during the break, we broke down and moved the party upstairs and inside. Tonight you can find the boys rocking their blues at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC. Music starts at 8 PM. Next week they will be back on the Bear City clock and doing what they do about town. Be sure to be a part of the fun soon. We love seeing you.

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Closing Out My Week Of Blues with Good Rock

I closed out the week with the rocking fun grooves of Stairwell. This Greenville-based band has been creating sounds for 13 years and have two original discs available for purchase. They also travel with lots of merchandise, from t-shirts to jewelry, hats, stickers and more. The band plays a variety of cover songs that run the gamut from pop to rock. Of all the songs they offer, it is the original works that truly impress me. Here is a sample of what I mean.

 

The band keeps their events up to date on Facebook so if you wish to keep in the know, be sure to check them out on Facebook by following this link: Stairwell. Their next show will bring them to Da Bayou Wilson next Friday night with music being offered at 10 PM. Next Saturday the band returns to their home base to rock Tiebreakers Sports Bar and Grill, Greenville, with music again starting at 10 PM.

 

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Getting Down Around Town New Bern

Dining and Dancing Picks:

North Carolina History Center

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TICKETS:

$25: (August 1 – August 24)
$8: Designated Drivers

Featuring: Big Game Brewing, Fishtowne Brew House, BrÜtopia, Shortway Brewing Co., Brewery 99, Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Co., The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, and Savi’s Wine.

Live music from The Dust Parade and The Spread!

Food trucks include La Cocina Del Coqui, LLC, Pops & Pucker, Dank Burrito, Kings Restaurant, NEST CAFE on Wheels, The Little Chef Food Truck and Catering Company, and PB’S Italian Ices!

All proceeds will benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.

https://www.tryonpalace.org/LiveAndLocal

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On The Outskirts of Town

Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood

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Live music will be offered tonight at Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood from 6-8 PM with Country Express Band sharing songs with diners.

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Persimmons Restaurant

In case you missed the news, Persimmons Restaurant has committed to bringing more live music. The waterfront restaurant will offer local sounds each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 6:30-9:30 PM and Sundays offer Jazz from 5:30-7:30 PM. Music will be offered rain or shine. Tonight on tap and ushing in the dinner grooves will be Adrian Watts of TrainWreck with his scaled-down band, Adrian & Company.  Make plans to dine and dance the night away soon. Sunday Jazz will be dished out by the incredible John Van Dyke tomorrow.

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City Stage New Bern

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City Stage New Bern welcomes the rocking trio Gary Dudley & The Maxxtones offering the live music from 8-11 pm. Come early and grab a bite and stay late to rock the night away. GD&TM will rock your socks off as they offer up all of the classic rock favorites you love. Doors open for dinner service at 5 PM. Admission for music is $8.00.

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Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with The Carolina Swamp Dogs. 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 The Jan Michael Fields Band. They will bring the music to life 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 

Brütopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the grooves of Joe Baes Project 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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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 Sam Lewis 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

Big Drink Music Company 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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Country crooner, Ryan Cain 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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The Carolina Wine Mixer

The Carolina Wine Mixer welcomes the music of Stephen Poole, offering music from 7-10 pm

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Red and The Rockers 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 24th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by RRR (Rural Route Romance) starts @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

~Sunday August 25th~
Open @ Noon
Live music on the deck by Bill McLain 4pm – 8pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

See you at Jack’s!

See you at Jack’s!

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OFF THE HOOK

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Off The Hook welcomes ThBiPolar Express tonight on the deck. The rock trio from New Bern offered three sets packs with 80s rock 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 

Endless Summer Queen Vacation, Saturday Aug 24th 9pm-1 am, cover $10, $1 from each door prize will be donated to Pride of the Crystal Coast, a local LGBTQ organization

 

Join us for a Summer PRIDE PARTY & Drag show, hosted by the Current Miss Gay North Carolina Pride, Veruca Salt!
She will be entertaining us alongside her friends, Amaya, Bang Bang Ladesh, Michelle Michaels, Emily Michales and Kayla Lashay! Dance music will be provided by Dj Nishfutz!

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Royal James Cafe

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Now or Never are on the stage tonight at Royal James with free music being offered from 8-11 PM. This Crystal Coast duo will be rocking their home base and offering up their original works. Riding the high, of their first single release, the duo released Waves just a few weeks ago and it is available for purchase at their shows or find them on Spotify. The short-order cooks behind the counter are serving the best burgers in Beaufort, make sure you get one.

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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The Other Guys 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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SURF CITY, NC

JM’S PLACE PUB

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JM’s Place PUB welcomes the reggae grooves of The Adam Hill Band. The fun grooves play from 9 pm until 12 am.

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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 Rockzilla offering their rocking best tonight. Music is free and kicks off at 9:30 pm and lasts until 1:30 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill

Groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues courtesy of the incredible Marcia Ball. 

Marcia Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world.

With SHINE BRIGHT (available April 20th), Ball set out to, in her words, “Make the best Marcia Ball record I could make.” In doing so, she has put together the most musically substantial, hopeful and uplifting set of songs of her five-decade career. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and recorded in Texas and Louisiana, Shine Bright contains twelve songs (including nine originals), ranging from the title track’s rousing appeal for public and private acts of courage to the upbeat call to action of Pots And Pans, a song inspired by renowned Texas political writer and humorist Molly Ivins. From the humorous advice of Life Of The Party to the poignantly optimistic World Full Of Love, the intensity of Ball’s conviction never wavers while, simultaneously, the fun never stops. Shine Bright is exactly the album Ball set out to make.

For more information see www.marciaball.com

Tickets are only SRO and are $30. To get your tickets MARCIA BALL AT BLUE NOTE GRILL

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

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Johnny Bad Check & The Bouncers will be sharing songs tonight with friends and fans that gather at Crossroads Grill & Bar this Saturday night. Music starts at 10 pm.  Grab a burger, enjoy a cold beer and groove to the music tonight. 

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Kinston, NC

The Red Room

The Red Room offers the sounds of Joe Brown & The Band 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 David Cox 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 Duane Haddock, 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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Market Street Pub

 

Friends and fans of Bill Lyerly 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 roadhouse rock band. Music starts at 10 pm.

 

Jacksonville, NC

Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern

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A triumphant Debut on St Pats day, Nicks Blacksheep Tavern is proud to bring back.

WHERE did you find these guys Nick?????

Straight outta Myrtle Beach, SC

The Fossil Rockers

These guys rock!!!!

There’s nothing old about these Fossils. Their high energy will have you head bobbing and dancing around to your favorite songs. This is definitely a great show. If you’re into classic rock and heavy metal, be sure to catch them every time they are in town.

The Rolling Stones are still rocking and so are The Fossil Rockers guys. Offering amazing, high-energy, Classic Rock and Roll! All your favorites. Stunning vocals! Great fun!

 

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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. Follow the link to see what they said this week.

August 19 at 11:21 PM

 

One More Show Before We Go

Tomorrow afternoon Tracey Stones Productions Presents Live Music in the Park for my friends and neighbors in Fairfield Harbour. Live music courtesy of Hank Barbee & Friends. Music starts at 3 and the band will play until 5 pm. All are invited to pack a snack and bring the family to Red Sail Park for a fun afternoon of fellowship and music. It is encouraged that you bring a tip for the band. All tips this week will be donated to Hank’s father-in-law, Greg Davis, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and lost his job thereafter. For those that can’t make it for music but wish to help a family in need, be sure to visit this Go Fund Me for Greg Davis.

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Visit Our Calendars

 

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!

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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 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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Saturday We Bounce About Town

First Stop For Pizza Topped With Music

On Saturday night I started things off over in my neck of the woods, where Sara’s Big Apple welcomed Justin Castellano as the musical guest!

Castellano offered a variety of music in a fashion known to him, which is unlike any in our area! The classically trained stringer makes the most beautiful sounds with six strings. Here is a sample of his skill and grace. This song is written for his young son. This is “Sebastian’s Theme.”

Castellano keeps busy playing five nights or more, most weeks out of the year. He makes a great addition to any restaurant looking for dinner music. I always enjoy hearing him share songs and interact with his audience.

For fans and friends of the famed stringer, you can find him tonight and tomorrow evening at Boro Restaurant and Bar. Music is offered each night from 8-11 pm.

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Big News and The Blues Served at Persimmons on Saturday

Earlier last week, Wendy Card and I met with Dean Quadi owner and Meghan Margarum manager, at Persimmons Restaurant. The meeting came about after I proposed interest in handling their music and advertising budgets via my company Tracey Stones Productions.

I set up the company on the intentions of serving the venues that are hosting live music. I am not interested in being a traditional band booking agent, as many bands would like. Hosting venues’ events calendars however, is of great interest to me. The reason being is there are a lot of places to apply my talents when booking and promoting music for the venue. My services alleviate the stress of finding, booking and paying the talent to play at an establishment. We meet about budgets and I take those figures and apply them to the process of supporting live music.

The goal is to bring as much music to as many places as possible, while connecting the masses to it. Finding the right music for the right room is key to this work. This blog that TSP publishes, is my broadcast to the world on the things I am doing with our music community! The bigger it grows the happier I become! In this quest, the restaurant is now committed to offering music four nights a week. It is my goal to show them how to grow that to include music each night.

Given all of that good news last week was groundbreaking for this blogger, as the storms clouds finally broke up after a long 11 months. Persimmons is the first venue to consider our services since the storm and I feel good about the opportunity. These last 11 months have been rather slow for Tracey Stones Productions

Much of that changed, when I reported for work on Saturday evening to promote The Carolina Swamp Dogs. It delighted my heart to hear Margarum tell me they would be happy for me to host the music. She went on to say, the owners have agreed to make a bigger commitment to bringing more music, which, btw sounded like music to my ears. Moving forward, the weather will no longer impact live performances, as they now have room to host music inside and upstairs. 

 

Gary Oles and Tommy Langlois are the duos best known as the Carolina Swamp Dogs. Based in Jacksonville, this duo offers authentic blues music for listeners to not only enjoy, but learn more about. Oles tells stories of the founding blues fathers, that gave us the traditions we are entrenched in today. Offering much of the vocal work, Oles plays harmonica and percussion, while Langlois offers the guitar and drums. He also sings a few selections during each set. With their focus on roots music, they always bring a good variety of fun music. This duo of retired Marines will be back in town this weekend and rocking The Brown Pelican tomorrow night. Music plays at 8-11 pm. 

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The Wannabees Bring the Rocking Good Times Following the Storm

The Wannabees were in town last Saturday night as well. The New Bern based rock quartet always have fun rocking their hometown friends and followers. And that is just what they did after a brief rain delay. Of course with playing outside, it can sometimes be a challenge, especially here in NC where pop up storms are commonplace and temperamental weather outbreaks are the rule of the Summer season. By 9 pm the boys were rocking and the deck was filled with eager fans, ready to dance the night away under the clearing sky. After days of rain, it was just what we all needed to usher us through Saturday night! 

The Wannabees have been a staple on the New Bern music scene, with Larry Swinson on guitar and vocals, Tod Stilley on guitar and vocals, Michael Bass on bass and vocals and behind the kit is one of the busiest drummers on the scene, Jason Patterson. The music makers get together a couple of times each month to offer music to their growing fan base. They rocked Blackbeard’s last Saturday and will return there again next Sunday for a publicly private engagement. Music starts at 6:30 and plays til 10 PM.

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Sunday Jazz Offers A Soothing End to The Week

It was the Andrea Owens Jazz Ensemble that offered the dinner music for Sunday’s Jazz on the deck at Persimmons. Music is served for diners from 5:30-7:30 pm and they have a rotation of stellar offerings. This quartet blends the talents of husband Phil Owens on guitar and his beautiful bride Andrea on vocals, Chris Morden on the upright bass and Richard Farrell on the bongos. Together they offered the soothing sounds that carry you away. This quartet is back on the schedule for next Sunday, September 1, 2019. Music on Sunday is right on time for dinner and the view is spectacular. Make a date to be there.

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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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Friday, August 23, 2019

Getting Down Around Town in New Bern, NC

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Dining and Dancing

Persimmons Restaurant

There will be live music on the deck with Big Jim Kohler Band sharing sounds from 6:30-9:30 PM. Call your friends and make a plan for dining on the deck, under the sails, while overlooking the Neuse River The menu offers some great new treats for your taste-buds to experience.  

 

Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring local stringer Paul Picard, offering songs from 7:00-10:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional player. 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 Stairwell who always bring the rockin’ fun times! They will bring the music to life tonight on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Support live local music and buy their merchandise. They offer CD’s and t-shirts and other cool effects too, like jewelry and more. 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

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BrÜtopia

BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the good grooves of Genna & Jesse Retro Pop live. This music duo will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. They play lots 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 music 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 4EverAll in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from La Cocina De Noemi, 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. As mentioned above, tonight and tomorrow offer the talents of Justin Castellano. Music plays 8-11 pm.

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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 Gary Dudley & The Maxxtones. Tomorrow night come enjoy Red & The Rockers 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 The BiPolar Express. 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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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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

~Friday August 23rd~
Open @ 4pm
Fun Friday Happy Hour hosted by Performance Zone 5pm – 7pm – free pizza bites available while they last
Live music by JP Guhns starts @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

~Saturday August 24th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by RRR (Rural Route Romance) starts @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

~Sunday August 25th~
Open @ Noon
Live music on the deck by Bill McLain 4pm – 8pm
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

 

Dick Knight, Fri Aug 23rd, 8-11 pm, No Cover

Join us for a live performance by Mr. Dick Knight. He is a recipient of the NC Heritage Award, (NC Arts Council) and former member of the James Brown Band. He has played with Maceo Parker, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flak, Otis Redding and more!

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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REV 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, it’s Irata W/ Freedom Hawk and Velvet Devils 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 Kings of the Highway, 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

The Blue Note Grill

 The Blue Note Grill is located in Durham and offers good food and great music. This Friday nights dance party is with Five Easy Pieces. Music plays 9-11:30 PM. Tomorrow night will be special with the extremely talented Marcia Ball coming to call. This place always serves up cool sounds and good eats. Stop out this weekend and see.

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Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall


 

The Pour House Music Hall welcomes The Fritz w/ Cosmic Superheroes (Road to Shakori). Doors open at 8 PM. Showtime 9 PM. Tickets are $10, 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 music fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes John G 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 the music plays at 7 and ends at 10 pm.

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Market Street Pub

 

Friends and fans of TrainWreck 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. Follow the link to see what they said this week.

August 19 at 11:21 PM

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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 

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 tomorrow 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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Tracey Stones Productions, LLC  accepts many forms of payment!

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I also accept PayPal

Every dollar makes a difference in keeping me and my old girl (416,037 miles) on the road!

 
All donors are added to the Thank you Page.

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Capping off the Weekend And Walking Through the Week

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Sunday Afternoon In The Park Brings The Blues

 

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    The Carolina Swamp Dogs came to Fairfield Harbour last weekend, to perform as part of the concert series which I host for the neighborhood. Tracey Stones Productions, LLC presents this concert series, which takes place every other weekend throughout the warmer weather seasons at Red Sail Park. The duo came from the Jacksonville area and offered two long sets of sizzling hot blues for the crowd that gathered.

I met this band as a trio three years ago at the NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City. They wowed me with their take on the blues. Offering an educational experience with listeners. They teach about the masters that created the first musical offerings from our American culture. The blues have a deep-rooted history in being America’s music offering to the world. It’s originators live on through those shared musical traditions which they offered the world, as new players carry the torch in keeping the blues alive. One of the things I appreciate most about this band, whether they come as a duo or a trio, the education comes with them. The lead singer, percussionist and harmonica Gary Oles tells tales about the players that carved the history of this music genre. Band-mate Tommy Langlois plays the guitar while keeping the beats with his feet. Offering some vocals, the duo offers a fun show of great music.

For those around town that missed the show, good news, The Carolina Swampdogs will be returning to town tonight to perform on the deck at Persimmons. Music will play from 6:30-9:30 pm, as you dine under the sails if the weather is right, upstairs if it is not so nice.  Next weekend they will return to town to play The Brown Pelican. The duo will offer music from 8-11 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

For those interested in knowing, my next show in Fairfield Harbour will offer the music of Hank Barbee and The Dusty Trio. It was recently made public that Hank Barbee’s wife, Holly Barbee’s father Greg Davis is very sick. Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, he also lost his job. These have been rough days for the family and in an effort to make things easier, we will be collecting donations for the singer’s father-in-law. Please come out for a fun afternoon of great music and help this artist help his family. Showtime is Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 3 PM. For those that cannot attend the show but would like to help this family in need, please consider visiting and donating to the GO FUND ME set up by his family.

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Sunday Evening Jazz and Special Guests Conclude The Weekend Music Offerings

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Following my concert in Fairfield Harbour, I packed up my banners and headed to town to catch some Jazz courtesy of John Van  Dyke and friends. They offer two shows each month out on the deck at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant. I am glad I did not delay, as it was my sweet friends Kathy Kohler who was standing with the band when I arrived. She wowed the crowd like she always does by offering two songs. She was not the only diva to join Van Dyke on the mic. He also shared a song with June Bonner later in the show. These jazz offerings are served from 5:30-7:30 each Sunday afternoon. Welcome the evening with wonderful sounds under the sails as the moon rises over the Neuse River. Van Dyke is a resident performer, offering a jazz show on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The first Sunday of the month offers the sultry sounds of Alisa Mike and this week come out for the Jazz sounds of Andrea Owens. 

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More Blues To Welcome The Week

 

Nothing gets the week started right better than a good dose of the blues. Blues Night at The Brown Pelican with host Big Jim Kohler is still a thing and people are flocking to it! Last week was a little more special than most, as Big Jim was joined by his bride midway through the show. Kathy Kohler rarely joins the Monday night party as she rather enjoys the night off. But last week with so many of her friends in the house, it only made sense to summons her to the stage. After a quick shower, the powerhouse singer graced us with her presence and offered a handful of amazing song selections. Included in her set was “People Get Ready,” as well as a slaying version of  B.B. King’s “The Thrill IS Gone.”

Big Jim stays busy bluesin’ throughout the week around town and then brings his show around the region on weekends. You can join the fun jams any Monday at The Brown Pelican or most Wednesdays at City Stage. The jams run from 7-9 pm at both venues and all are welcome to come out and join in the fun. Coming up this Friday, August 23, you can catch the band on the deck at Persimmons Restaurant sharing sounds with diners from 6:30-9:30 PM.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Getting Down Around Town New Bern

Our Local Clubs and Pubs

Persimmons Restaurant

Live music will be offered at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant this evening courtesy of the Carolina Swamp Dogs. They will be sharing blues grooves from 6:30-9:30 PM. I was informed this afternoon, that if it is raining at the time of the show the band will perform upstairs. This means live music rain or shine. We hope you will join us!

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The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with Sometimes Lions. Coming to town for tonight, this duo 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 classic rockers The Wannabees. They will bring the music to life, sharing all the grooves you will love. Music plays generally at 7:30- 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 Kristie Lynnlive. 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 local stringer and soothing singer Ed Prophet! 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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On The Outskirts of Town

Sara’s Big Apple

Justin Castellano will wow you, as he provides the dinner music at Sara’s Big Apple this evening. Music is offered from 6-8 PM. Come enjoy the terrific dinner specials and live music that will amaze you. Castellano is an awesome talent that should be seen by the masses. He plays the guitar like no one else around here. Come see what I mean.

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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 Now & Then 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

Davy Williamson 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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Big Drink Music Company 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 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 Mommicked 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 17th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by Bounce begins @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

 

~Sunday Funday August 18th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by RV Road Show from 4pm – 8pm
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 Al G & Friends 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

Diane Cluck & Kayla Lewis, Sat Aug 17th, 7:30-11:30, $3 Cover Charge
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This is going to be an intimate night with singer-songwriter, Diane Cluck. Opening act Kayla Lewis!

Kayla Lewis is a local singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the band Nüttbrëd. Her voice is soulful, angelic and even edgy at times.

“Diane Cluck is an American singer-songwriter. She describes her music as “intuitive folk”. She currently resides in Virginia.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Cluck)

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Maxwell & Co 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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Wilmington, NC

The Whiskey

A special night atThe Whiskey! LIVE Saturday, August 17th.
The Adam Hill Band with special Guests Travis Shallow & Bob Russell.
Doors open at 8 pm
Show Starts at 10 pm

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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 Automag, offering their rocking best tonight. Music is free and kicks off at 9:30 pm and lasts until 1:30 am.

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

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The Gravy Boys are on tap for your Saturday evening entertainment at Blue Note Grill.  Music plays from 8-11 pm and tickets are at the door. The price is $10.00 for entry. Come dance your blues away.

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

My sweet and talented friend Bill Lyerly 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. 

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Kinston, NC

The Red Room

The Red Room offers the modern country sounds of Steel County Express with Jayke Steel.  Music starts 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 jam night. For The Love of Music with John William! The BEST in Music Jams! 

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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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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 

The new 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 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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Your Support is Important!

Please consider making a donation today!

I accept many forms of payment!

Google Pay which can be sent to my email at traceystonesproductions@gmail.com

Apple Pay which can be sent to my phone 318-789-6929

I also accept PayPal

 

Every dollar makes a difference in keeping me and my old girl (416.118 miles) on the road!

 
All donors are added to the Thank you Page.
 

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To Advertise Here Call

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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

The Blue Note Grill

 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!

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 

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!

♦♦♦♦

You Support is Important! Please consider making a donation today!

Tracey Stones Productions, LLC  accepts many forms of payment!

Google Pay

   

can be sent to my email at traceystonesproductions@gmail.com

Apple Pay which can be sent to my phone 318-789-6929

I also accept PayPal

Every dollar makes a difference in keeping me and my old girl (416,037 miles) on the road!

 
All donors are added to the Thank you Page.

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To Advertise Here Call

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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.  

♥~♥~♥~♥

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!

 

♦♦♦♦

 

Your Support is Important! Please consider making a donation today!

I accept many forms of payment!

Google Pay which can be sent to my email at traceystonesproductions@gmail.com

Apple Pay which can be sent to my phone 318-789-6929

I also accept PayPal

Every dollar makes a difference in keeping me and my old girl (415,398 miles) on the road!

 
All donors are added to the Thank you Page.
 

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

 

To Advertise Here Call

318-789-6929

 

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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.  

♦♦♦♦

~ 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

The Blue Note Grill

 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.