Class Is Back In Session ~ This Week We Cultivate A Crowd Plus Lots of Live Music

This Music Business. Class is in!

Make Sure You Cultivate A Crowd

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Not only is it important to hone your skills but it is equally important to cultivate your crowd. Fans are funny. They are the one that likes you the most. Those are the people that pay money to see your shows and give you money to buy your music. They watch videos to see you play your music and they are interested in what’s happening in our life. Fans are an important part of a successful journey. Cherish them and more will come. These are the people that want to support your dreams and visions.

Think of your band as a construction project, with brick and mortar. If you have a bunch of product but no one supporting and buying it, you can build your structure to be a skyscraper of bricks, but after the first storm, you are going to be at ground zero rebuilding the pieces and laying out a new plan. Keep in mind the people are the mortar and the band is the foundation and their products are the bricks.

Your social media presence and your website are the tools you will need to use to keep in touch with your audience when you are off stage. Think of those people as your buyers. Keeping in touch with your buyers, your fans and your supporters is essential to the stability of your plan. Take care of those people. Make them feel special. Invite them into your world and your space. They want to be there.

National Attention

The first example, of a national act or artist who successfully keeps his fans in the know, is Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The blues slinger weighs in with a net worth of a cool ten million dollars. KWS is self-taught and does not read music. He started out in his career as a child and became a star pretty much out of the gate. He was also in the right place at the right time.

He came on the scene five years after the world lost Stevie Ray Vaughan and just when we were ready for a new slinger to hit the scene. Though many did, I could not make a comparison myself of the two, because Stevie Ray led his band in every form and fashion, while Kenny Wayne was more simply the guitar leader for his project. Or possibly I just don’t like comparisons when dealing with individuals. KWS took the number one position on the blues charts with his debut release “Ledbetter Heights.” An effort that replaced SRV’s greatest hits on the chart.

I would say today, 24 years later KWS is fully in control of that role like SRV was before he took flight from here in 1990. Some of the things that KWS does to keep his fans in the know is to maintain a steady presence on social media. He takes his fans into the garage to work on cars or talk about guitars. Sometimes he busts into Guitar Centers in different cities with his singer Noah Hunt and they record snippets of jams to post on YouTube. Shepherd is always up to something and speaking as a top fan of this blues cat, it’s great fun to watch.

When he gets ready for a release, he spends weeks dealing with the press and does an extensive media tour. He gets intimate with his interviews and shares pieces of his soul easily for fans to be a part of the journey with him. Today the guitar slinger is releasing “The Traveler,” his latest band release. To make his fans aware of this effort, he has been making noise on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter since the end of March, taking us on the journey with him. 

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Local Attention matters

 

Looking around our local scene, there are a few good examples we can look at as examples. Joe Baes Project always makes their shows fun for the crowds that gather. They play games with the audience, give prizes away and this makes everyone feel included and appreciated. You can check out this band tomorrow night when they hit the stage at The Trading Post tomorrow in Emerald Isle. They offer songs from  6-9 pm.

The Bears are another good example. They get audiences to participate with much the same tactics, like playing trivia with the crowd and calling up volunteers to jam with the band. They offer props like inflatable guitars and the audience loves it. I was speaking with Simon Spalding the bass man for The Bears, (Pictured above) who informed me that he just finished painting fun masks for the band to use as they close out their show with the Kiss classic “I Wanna  Rock n Roll All Night!”

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Another good way to cultivate your crowd, which I touched on above with our national act example,  is to use your social media outlets to connect with fans when you are not on stage. The best local example who is doing this is (pictured below) Justin Castellano. He uses all of his social media platforms to connect with his growing fan base. He will put up a video and then offer his weekly schedule so fans know where to come to hear him perform live. For those looking for this stringer, he has a gig tomorrow night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. Music starts at 8 pm.

You might consider using email blasts each week. I even know a few bands that still mail out monthly postcards to connect to their fans. Whatever way feels the most comfortable to you is the best way to go. Just as long as you can develop a routine of including your fans, your popularity and fan base will continue to grow. CLASS DISMISSED

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A Break Down of Festivals for the First Weekend In June

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COME CELEBRATE THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OF  THE LONGEST RUNNING BEACH MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE UNITED STATES STILL ON THE BEACH

Carolina Beach, NC – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to be hosting the 34th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 on the beach strand at the historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk in Carolina Beach. 

 On Saturday, June 1st, ‘shaggers’ of all ages can enjoy a day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the South.  All three bands offer that laid-back style of rhythm and blues with deep roots in the Carolina Coast.  The gates will open at 10:00 am with the first band hitting the stage at 11:00 am.  This year’s line-up: 

Band of Oz

11:00 – 12:30

Black Water Rhythm & Blues Band

1:00 – 2:30

Jim Quick and Coastline

3:00 – 4:30

This annual, fun filled event is one of the longest running Beach Music festivals in the United States.  Tickets to the 34th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate (cash only).  Advance tickets will be  available through EVENTBRITE on-line (credit only).  Beginning May 1st, tickets will be available at  the Pleasure Island Chamber, Island Tackle & Hardware, Siver Dollar and Olde Salty’s in Carolina Beach (cash/check only).

This annual fun-in-the-sun extravaganza brings together a multi-generational family crowd, that lets the music flow like the crashing of the waves where you can shag a little, boogie a little and smile a lot.  Help make history at the 34th Annual get together, with your toes in the sand of famous Carolina Beach, where Beach Music originated and shaggin’ was born. 

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First Annual Carolina Music Festival

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JUNE 2ND 2019 THE 1ST ANNUAL CAROLINA FEST WILL BE HELD AT THE HUGE KARYAE PARK IN GASTONIA NC, 4227 LINWOOD RD. GASTONIA NC 

* THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR / INDOOR EVENT FILLED WITH VENDORS, PERFORMANCES, BOUNCY HOUSES FOR THE CHILDREN, PLUS FOOD, DRINKS AND SO MUCH MORE.

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2019 NC Black Bear Festival Car & Bike Show

NC Bear Fest Car Show takes place in Plymouth NC on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Right in downtown Plymouth on Water St. overlooking the Roanoke River. Please enter through Washington Street.

Come enjoy all the activities at the Bear Fest and show off your ride, all makes and models welcome!

Black Bear Tours
LIVE music
Motocross stunt show
Wooden Boat show
Lazy river tubing
Water slides
Sylvan Heights Bird Exhibit
Dakota and Friends Dinosaur Experience
Mechanical Bear ride
Boat and helicopter rides
Fireworks
Much much more!

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CRUISIN’ TO THE CAPE FESTIVAL 2019

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May 31, 2019 | 4:00 pm – June 1, 2019 | 10:00 pm

Come out for MacDaddy’s “Cruisin’ To The Cape” Festival!

Annual Car Show, Crafts, food, live music, beer and more!

Vendors needed – contact tracy@macdaddys.com for more information.

The first 100 cars that register get a FREE t-shirt and dash plaque! If we pre-register 100 or more cars online, that means NONE will be available day of the show! Shirt sizes may vary depending on availability.

Sign-in and registration: 10:00 am to 12 noon

Awards and Stage Presentation: 2 pm

FREE for spectators, bring the family! 106.5 WSFL will be broadcasting live!

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PORT CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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This exciting, free week-long classical concert series is committed to making the experience of great music accessible to everyone. Nationally and Internationally known guest artists will join local musicians at various locations around Wilmington, performing some of the best loved classical works. Please see their website for various events, venues and times.

http://www.portcitymusicfestival.org/festival-2019/

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Beer City Festival

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Celebrating of the 10th Annual Beer City Festival is set for Saturday, June 1, with fun happening at Roger McGuire Park – Asheville, NC – 12 pm to 5 pm. Ticket information can be found at www.beercityfestival.com. General admission tickets are $45 and include entrance to the festival, live music, and unlimited beer samples are from 1pm-5pm. VIP’ers get in for an exclusive VIP hour beginning at 12 pm and receive food, an exclusive restroom, and branded lawn chairs to enjoy during the fest.

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Wingate Summer Fun Festival

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WINEY GRAPES OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1st 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Charlotte, NC!

Join us at our Outdoor Winey Grapes Festival!

Enjoy hours of wine tastings from local and regional wineries, live music, food, and shop local vendors!

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Cold Mountain Music Festival @ LAKE LOGAN

May 31 and June 1, 2019

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Cold Mountain Music Festival features top-notch musical talent, amazing local food & drink vendors, a kid’s area and more – all in one of the most pristine settings imaginable.

The Milk Carton Kids

Calexico

Yonder Mountain String Band

J.S. Ondara

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Driftwood

Kat Wright

The Travelin’ Kine

Joe Lasher

Logan Ledger

To get your tickets visit : https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1791041?utm_medium=bks 

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, May 31, 2019

Getting Down Around Town New Bern

Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of crazy cool grooves of Brian Mac, offering the music from 7-10 pm. Free music is never free, 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 Marron Chaplin. 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 grooves of Daryl Lucas live. He will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

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Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Driftwood, they will be grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the rock blues and country grooves of this popular local duo.

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Riptidez Bar & Grill offers good food and live music each Friday evening. To usher you into the summer season tonight, come out and groove with Adam Hill. Free live music starts at 9 pm and continues until the midnight hour.

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Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden

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Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with Now & Then, jamming in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from Seaside Sensation, a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.

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Swansboro, NC

Saltwater Grill

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Saltwater Grill offers live music tonight with the Voice contender Mikele Buck and his band, who will be rocking the stage tonight. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. Music plays from 7-10 pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

E-Club Emerald Isle

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E-Club Emerald Isle is ready to welcome the Summer season and have a weekend of entertainment lined up for all. Here is what Monday’s post offered: 

Fri- Chris Morlock 8pm. Monterio Experience 10pm

Sat- Dj Yspin 9pm.

Sun- Rick Lamb and the Phin Addicts at 2pm. Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Free food!

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Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

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Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Carolina Sky 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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Southern Salt Seafood Company

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Dos Eddies is on the menu on the waterfront in Morehead City tonight. Come enjoy the fresh catch of the day and this talented singer-songwriter as you dine. Music starts at 9 pm on the deck and rocks until midnight!

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Jack’s Waterfront Bar

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

~Friday May 31st~
Open at 4pm
Brick oven pizza available at 4pm 
Fun Friday Happy Hour hosted by ProGreen 5 – 7pm 🥳
Live Music by Spare Change 🥁

~Saturday June 1st~
Open at 12noon
Wood fired Pizza available 🍕
Live music by Trainwreck 🎶 
Late night with DJ Jerm

~Sunday June 2ndh~
Open at 12noon 
Cirila Cothran Real Estate presents Sunday Funday with Bryan Mayer 😎 starting at 4pm
Made to order brick oven pizza available 
Adams Beverage will be here to kick off our Bar Olympics for the summer season 🏅sign up starting at 4 and games begin at 5

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 May 31st, 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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Rocking Around the Region

Benson, NC

Pitchers Bar

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Corey Benson and His Bad Habit Band will be shaking things up at Pitchers Bar this evening. Music starts rockin’ at 10 pm and the fun lasts until closing time at 2 am.

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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 offering their take on Modern Country. 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

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The 9th Annual Will Fest is the best way we know to celebrate another trip around the sun by our old friend Will McFarlane, all while putting a big old exclamation mark on our 4th year on Washington Street.PLUS, it’s three music filled nights!

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 9pm NO Cover


An acoustic evening with Will McFarlane, Armand Lenchek, Danny Gotham & Carter Minor. You never know who else will show up.



Sat, June 1, 2019 @ 8pm $20 Seated / $15 Standing


Big Shoes. Big Shoes is a Nashville Tennessee based “blues and rhythm” band that incorporates traditional blues influences, like B.B King and Ray Charles along with tastes of The Allman Brothers’ Band, Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers into their original and cover song format. Big Shoes was originally formed to recreate the blues/rock music of the 1970’s band Little Feat.



Sun, June 2, 2019, 5-8pm NO Cover


The 9th Annual WillFest AllStar Birthday Jam and the TBS 1st Sunday Open Jam, twice the music!
We love that Will McFarlane has chosen to spend his birthday with us every year AND that it coincides with our anniversary! The WillFest Birthday Jam runs from 5 to 8pm with Will & guest performers rotating onstage (musicians are invited to bring their instruments). WillFest is legendary around these parts, so be part of history.

 

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Kinston, NC

The Red Room

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The Red Room will be grooving tonight with the fun sounds of The Mac & Juice Quartet. They take the stage to groove with you at 10 pm. There is a $5.00 cover charge. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes and enjoy the grooves.

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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.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. This weekend it is Six Pack Band on Friday and this Saturday it is For The Love Of Music Jam Night with John Williams. All are welcome to join in the fun. Good times start at 6:30 pm. Music rocks till 10 pm.

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Greenville, NC

The State Theatre

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Joanne Shaw Taylor with Big Jim Kohler opening the show
Friday, May 31st
State Theatre
Greenville NC
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Six albums in, Joanne Shaw Taylor has nothing to prove, but plenty to say. Reckless Heart, the follow-up to 2016’s Top 20 hit Wild, finds the British blues musician in glorious form and a mischievous mood, one minute bearing her claws with catty lyrics, the next deliriously in love.


In several senses, it’s an album of firsts – the first made in Joanne’s adopted home town of Detroit, the first produced by her close friend Al Sutton (Greta Van Fleet, Kid Rock), the first largely recorded live and the first to feature an unplugged solo performance and by chance, a passing train.


But it’s also an album that pulls the past into the present. The good-time grooves of vintage British blues-rock are given a modern makeover, while Joanne’s most powerful, yet intimate vocals to date. Taking their cue from the gritty soul greats (Aretha, Tina, Mavis Staples) she was raised on.


“I’ve never had so much fun making an album,” says Joanne. “I feel like I’ve reached a stage where I can stop worrying about what people think. The older I get, the more comfortable I am with being open and honest. If I’m pissed off, I’ll say it. If I want to be flirty, I will. These days, I think ‘Fuck it, I’m writing that down!’
“Also, as a musician, I’m more confident. I’m now a career artist. People know me – I’m not judged on just one album. I’m allowed to be a bit different every time.”


Born in the Black Country and discovered aged 16 by Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, Joanne has spent a decade releasing increasingly successful albums, touring the world, headlining festivals and amassing awards. Along the way she has won over fans from Joe Bonamassa to Stevie Wonder to Annie Lennox, with whom she performed in front of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012.

In 2014, Joanne’s self-released, fourth album, The Dirty Truth, broke the UK top 40. Two years later, Wild recorded with Bonamassa’s band, which became her first Top 20 hit here. Ahead of recording Reckless Heart, she signed to the recently-relaunched Silvertone Records, now part of Sony Music.

For Tickets to this evenings show click here: 

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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.

May 27 at 5:33 PM

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Thank You for Reading!

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.

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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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And Just Like That, It was The Weekend Again But There is Always Some Fun To Be Had With Music

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

 

And just like that… it was the weekend again! Looking forward to sharing some good times with you all, as we bounce to the beats.

We Spent Some Time with Justin In the Garden on Thursday

 

On Thursday evening I headed to the coast with Mary Shine and our first stop was Carolina Home & Garden, located on Highway 24 in Newport. This place is fun for the whole family and offers something for everyone to enjoy! From the fountain and fish to the petting zoo, good food and cold beer…it is a great place to stop by for a few minutes to shop and browse, or come for an evening of entertainment any Thursday or Friday night n the Garden. Music plays from 6:30-9:30 pm and there is a $5.00 music charge. They always have a food truck on site and offer appetizers too for noshing. 

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My favorite feature of all the Garden parties that I attend is the music of course. Justin Castellano is always a sweet treat to enjoy. He has such a unique style, that is sick with skill and talent. Castellano makes his guitar sing like few entertainers in our area do. He is a classically trained player with unbelievable chops. To check out his music and his schedule, please visit his website at www.justincguitar.com

 

Back In the City of Bears for Some Friday Night Fun

Tommy Duzan Offers Songs in James City

 

 

Tommy Duzan Sr is a skilled lifer. Music has been a part of this man’s journey from the start and he has made it a part of his future as well. Playing songs and sharing music is his favorite thing to do and it shows when he performs. Last night he was entertaining fans and friends that gathered at the Garage. This unique bar offers a fun reprieve for parents who wish to have a beer but don’t want to stay home or ditch the kids to do it. There is always good beer on tap and fun games for the kids to enjoy. Stop out and enjoy live music on Fridays from 7-10 pm.

Duzan can be heard sharing his songs all around town and beyond. He has been booking more dates and playing more shows outside of the area. He enjoys showing up at local jams and sharing the stage with like-minded players. Next week the rocker will be playing a gig with his father Charlie Duzan, for The New Bern Historical Society’s Heritage Home Tours. This year the Historical Society decided to include music on the back porch of the Attmore-Oliver House. To get your tickets for this two day, fun-filled event visit https://newbernhistorical.org/

Gene Gregory Comes for a Visit

Singer songwriter, Gene Gregory calls Wilmington home these days, but feels most comfortable on any stage that welcomes him. Last night the crooner was offering songs and sharing stories with new friends and old fans at Brütopia. While I was in the house he offered an original song which I captured for my YouTube page. For anyone interested in hearing “Moving On” it is a Gene Gregory original and now found on my Channel. 

 

 

For friends and fans looking for the talented stringer, be sure to like his music page on Facebook and visit his Website today at http://www.gugogene.com. Tonight the singer will be working the scene closer to home, when he shares songs at Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Leland NC. Live music starts at 7 pm.

Big Jim Bangs His Blues Downtown

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Rocking the blues at the Brown Pelican last night was New Bern’s own blues ambassador Big Jim Kohler. Helping to fill in the beats and round out the sound last night was The General Mike Sandvig on Bass, Tom Parker on the drums and Lee Tibbetts on the Harmonica. Just when you didn’t things could get any better, they bring the angelic sounds of Kathy Kohler to slay souls with her captivating voice.

 The Switch Swing Into Blackbeard’s and Bring the Party

 

On my way through town last night I stopped by Blackbeard’s Triple Play on South Front St to see how things were going with Switch last night.  As expected they were turning that little corner of the world upon its ear, with their fun party offerings. The dance floor was packed and the people were loving the beats, brought by these brothers and music friends. The Switch is a long-running party band fronted by two brothers. They always include the audience in the show and offer them the music that keeps them coming back for more.

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Taking their name from their ability to switch things up this talented band always have fun up their sleeves. If you have not seen their show yet, you are missing a fun and good time. They play all the songs that make people want to dance and encourage all to do so. To meet up with Larry, Artie, Dave, and Michael tonight, you can pack up the coolers and head out the country. The band will be rocking the Stage at Roadies Road House, located on Highway 55 East in Seven Springs. Music starts at 10 pm and there is a music charge which pays the band. Admission is $20, but you will be packing coolers and bringing own beverages. To keep up with the guys on the internet, you can find them on Facebook at The Switch on Facebook.

Adam Hill Band Brings it To Triple Play for James City 

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The nightcap of the evening came when I headed back over the bridge to catch The Adam Hill Band. They were the chosen band to kick off the music season at Triple Play Restaurant. Raw and captivating, this band is simply something for the eyes and ears to take in. Hill has a speed few players master and his voice is a match to his guitar talent. He is a musician’s musician. I have heard other guitar players threaten to go home and burn their guitars after watching Hill. But you know, instead they just take it all in and probably try to pull it off later at home. This is pretty much how the self-taught player got going himself. He would go to shows and watch his stepfather at an impressionable age and when they got home, Hill went to work on mimicking what he saw.

To keep up with Adam Hill and all of his music projects be sure to check out his website at www.adamhillmusic.net.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Daytime Delights

#ENCSTRONG Community Celebration

Please join us on April 6th from 2pm-6pm (after band will continue to @7:30ish) at Creekside Park, New Bern to celebrate our community coming together during tragic times. We’ve survived a history-making Hurricane (Florence 2018) And now the positive outcome of a missing 3yr old Craven County boy who was found alive after 3 days lost in the woods. We would like to bring EVERYONE together to celebrate the resilience & strength of our community! We are working on gathering all response teams to join us!

Our MC’s will be Christina Best & Braedon Welsh

Sheriff Chip Hughes & Team
Capt. Shane Grier & Team
Hendrix Valenzuela, NC Emergency Management-Eastern Services
US Marine Corps.
NC HWY Patrol
US Army
Coast Guard (Hoboken)
US Navy
NC Forestry Services
Vidant Life Flight
Several Search And Rescue teams

Children’s Event’s
Nutrien Aurora Phosphate ~ Providing a shark tooth scavenger hunt

Several Emergency Vehicles 🚓🚑🚒
Rock Painting
Face Painting
Fossil Hunt
Cake Walk
Egg Hunt
Jump House
LED light Show


Vendors of Arts & Crafts of all sorts

FREE food will be donated by:

Moore’s Old Time Barbecue & Chicken & Seafood.
The Flame
Outback Steakhouse
Famous Subs & Pizza
Mj’s
Panera Bread
Papa John’s Pizza
Pizza Hut
Baker’s Kitchen
Food Lion
Harris Teeter

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Saturday Night Specials

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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 rocking grooves of Joe Baes Project, 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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Getting Down Around Town

There is always a reason to head to town and gather for some fun. Tonight’s reason: LIVE MUSIC

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the live music of Joe Brown and the Band will be grooving the grooves at the Dirty Bird from 8-11 pm. Free music is never free, so be sure to tip the players that move you!

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The ’80s party comes courtesy of Suicide Blonde. This should make for a fun night. Music plays at 7:30 – 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage New Bern

The City Stage New Bern. is offering Madame Z Presents with Hysteria Cole Tickets are $8.00 and the show starts at 8 pm

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

 

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Morehead City

Promise’ Land Market

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Steel Shot is an acoustic duo that will be offering the grooves and rocking the stage at Promise’ Land Market, with music being shared from 8:30-11:30 pm.

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Off The Hook

Off The Hook will host the good grooves of  Selah Dub tonight starting at 10 PM. This local band will offer a great variety of original grooves, blended with songs you know. They will be rocking the deck until 1:30 am. Come dance and Spread the love!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

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Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop  

Tail Light Rebellion, Sat April 6th, 8:30-12, $3 Cover charge

Tail Light Rebellion: Currently touring the US.
Riot poetry set to Celto Bluegrass Ska Folk and Roll

Festivals performed at include Muddy Roots, Farmageddon Records, Pickin’ in the Pasture, and Moonrunners, Westport Roots Festival 2018, Heavy Rebel Weekender 2018. Le D’luge fest 2018 (QC, CDN)

Part of the Fistolo Records family and Outlaw Waltz Media Group

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TailLightRebellion
Bandcamp: https://tail-light-rebellion.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/taillightrebellion
Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/taillightreb
Website: http://taillightrebellion.org

They’ve shared the stage with: Spider Stacy (the Pogues), John Brown’s Body, Devil Makes Three, Split Lip Rayfield, Scott H. Biram, HR (from Bad Brains), Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Mischief Brew, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Goddamn Gallows, Real McKenzies, The Mahones, and many more.

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Fishy Fishy Cafe, 106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport, NC, (910) 457-1881. Music will be served from 6:30 -10:30 pm. Come enjoy the grooves of The Dusty Trio and good food too. 

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Wilmington, NC

Bourbon Street Wilmington

 

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Bourbon Street Wilmington welcomes Lotus Sun, sharing the good grooves starting at 9 pm. You are encouraged to come early for the good eats and stay for the good grooves. Lotus Sun will rock you with reggae beats that move you!

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Rocking Around the Region

Greensboro, NC

Craft City Sip-In

 

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Craft City Sip-In has the best music plus beer, wine, and whiskey!

Are you in the mood for good drinks, great times and stellar music? Well we have you covered up this Saturday with tunes from Patrick Rock Trio. Patrick will be joined by David McLaughlin and George Westberry for a #MusicMenageATrois! Bring your friends, family, and your dog for a fun weekend with us at #CCSI. #WeKnowGoodMusic #whenisipusipwesip #PatrickRock #localandlive

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

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Adam Hill will be live, offering the music from 10 pm until they turn out the lights at 2 am tomorrow morning! Come out grab a bite, have a beer, shoot some pool and groove to the beats to make it a night to remember. 

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Greenville, NC

Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery.

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<<< Spazz Presents >>>

rickoLus (FL)
https://rickolus.bandcamp.com/album/american-backyard
He started a one man band, played run down bars with low ceilings. Played outdoor concerts, went on tour and cleared the Bone Zone. He played empty fields, full cemeteries, and bleating petting zoos. Writing songs on the spot, he dismantled guitars and deconstructed drum kits. He wrote “Youngster”, an album from an old man about the youth he spent and wasted away on cigarettes and long drives.”Coyote and Mule” was a return to the green shed’s four track recording. His soon to be released “Troubadour” is a double-album ode to his wife and to his marriage.

rickoLus is not your usual singer/songwriter. His music comes from a place that is deep, thoughtful and honest. The only annoyance with his live performance is how easily he pulls it all off, without a worry in the world.

+ MORE LOCALS TBA!

*Brought to you with ♥ by Spazz Presents:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spazz-Presents/153914091332565

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AJ McMurphy’s

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4 Asses and A Mule will be bringing it to Greenville tonight, rocking fans and friends that gather at AJ McMurphy’s. Get there early to enjoy some great food and stay late to dance dessert off the hips! Music starts at 8:30 and they rock you until 11:30 pm.

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The State Theatre

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Pegasus Plus and The Wannabees are on the bill for tonight at The State Theatre. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm, with New Bern’s own classic rockers The Wannabees kicking things off. Following their fun set of rocking covers,  Pegasus Plus will emerge with their fresh set of rock mixed originals and other fun songs we all know.

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Pegasus plus reunited last year after a 35-year break in the action. Now that all of the kids are raised the guys are back at and rocking big stages once again. Tonight I will be on hand to bring you the action from the stage and around the room. With any luck we will see you there too! 

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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.

April 1 at 7:31 PM

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

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When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and don’t forget 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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Saturday Night We Rocked and The Week Rolled with Jams and Jammers!

On the Scene with Tracey Stones

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Saturday night rocked and we rolled through the week with jams and jammers. We rocked the scene in New Bern on Saturday and kept it around town throughout the week as well

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Marron Chaplin Offers Popular ’80s and 90s Rock with her Baby Blue Six String

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Have you met or taken some time to listen to Marron Chaplin? This beautiful young rocker chick is an awesome talent, currently calling New Bern home. She has a story I can relate to wholeheartedly, having raised my son with only the help of my family. We both share a similar “New Bern Story”, as we were both at some point in our journey was surprised by a pregnancy, and changed our lives for the sake of our kids. Instead of relying on the hope of others getting it, we leaned into our families and for that single parenting reason, we both ended up living here in New Bern.

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Chaplin is home here bringing up an energetic toddler. A girl who shares the name of her first loved guitar, named after a dear woman that loved Chaplin her whole life, her beloved grandmother Evelyn. In between naps, the music maker works on plotting her path on the music trail. She spends her time here in New Bern playing weekend gigs. But she splits her time in three places over the year, as she works with management in Nashville and a yearning for New York in her soul.

 

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Next up on the Schedule

Speaking of weekend gigs, this mom focused stringer will be kicking things off tomorrow afternoon at the #ENCStrong Community Celebration. You can catch Chaplin at that event, taking place at Creekside Park in James City, located on Old Airport Road. The fun community event and celebration starts at 2 pm and music starts just after 3 pm, with many local acts offering live music!

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Stairwell Rocked the Deck Downtown

Stairwell on Facebook
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Over in town, it was Stairwell giving up the rock grooves outside, on the deck at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant. This Greenville based rock band offers a harder edge of rock medlies. They have a great number of original songs too, which I seem to love the most.

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Thing is, when you sing someone else’s material, it opens you up to constant and rather defined comparisons. When you share your own material, there is a nakedness of soul that is exposed with each new track and it leaves little room for such intricate comparisons. There might be the broader comparisons of being compared to other acts like Shinedown or Metalica, so that a new audience knows what to expect when seeking their songs.

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The band currently offers two full discs of their original works at shows. They also have hats, jewelry, stickers and other merchandise, that helps support their cause of generating new music for fans. The band has a good business model and a dedicated fan base.

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For anyone interested in listening before you buy it, you can simply visit the band’s website to have a listen. I believe if you are a fan of hard rock, you will be pleased with what you find here. https://stairwellnc.wixsite.com/stairwell You will also note that the band has a show coming up tomorrow night in Wilson. You can catch them rocking Brewmasters tomorrow night with music being served from 7-10 pm.

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Hank Barbee Brings the Dust Parade to The City of Bears

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It is always a treat for New Bern when Hank Barbee brings the Dust Parade to town, like he did last Saturday evening for their show at The Brown Pelican. He always brings a fun show and a fabulous band.

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They are always working on new material for their next project which will be something they get to working on as soon as next month. The band will be heading into the studio in May to lay down some of their latest works.

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Custom Made Happiness

Following the show, I took a minute to catch up with Barbee. The newlywed is in a good place these days. He is awaiting a new custom guitar which his good friend has his hands on, making for stringer now. Based in Atlanta, the craftsman is worthy of the wait. When I asked him about the new guitar here is what I learned. “My custom built guitar is a not a copy, but it’s inspired by the ‘59 Fender Jazzmaster.” Barbee explained.

“It has what’s known as an offset body, which is sort of a softened rhombus shape. The finish is a tri-color sunburst, sort of unique to the Jazzmaster guitars. On the custom side, it has a flamed maple neck. It also has a different vibrato system than the original.”

Hank also mentioned, “I prefer Bigsby style vibratos so that’s what we went with, it’s just what I’m used to. Also, we installed Lollar pickups which are wound to exact specifications of the old Jazzmasters and truthfully are probably less noisy than those old ones.”

“We also did away with some of the ridiculous extra features in the original electronics that Fender designed, opting for a simple three-way pickup selector switch and a volume and tone knob. Simple, effective,” said Barbee.

“He makes everything from start to finish. He even engraved the neck plate with a T for Thompson guitars.”

 

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The artist currently has a couple of discs which are available at shows and he also has other merchandise worth considering. My favorite feature of the merchandise table are the bracelets that Barbee’s mom makes with his old guitar strings. Re-purposing the waste to create art is always an awesome thing.

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Upcoming Shows

For fans and friends looking for Hank Barbee and The Dust Parade, you follow them on Facebook or on the web you can check them out at The Dust Parade. Barbee plays solo gigs, in duo formation, offers a trio formation and a full band. Tonight the singer and stringer will perform solo near his home base at Moe’s BBQ, Wilmington, NC. Music starts at 6 pm and it is fun for the whole family so bring the kids. Tomorrow night Hank will be with the Dusty Trio rocking the grooves at Fishy Fishy Cafe

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Big Jim Jammed on Monday but Brings the Band Back on Friday

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It was another great Monday night Blues jam at the Dirty Bird with Big Jim Kohler and his boys. They have been hosting a Monday evening jam session at The Brown Pelican for three months and it gets more exciting each week, as people pour into the bar to hear the rocking sounds of Kohler leading the charge.

With Lee Tibbetts in the house, there is always the soothing sounds of a wailing harp mixed in with that sweet sounding guitar. It is always a great time to hear the professionals work things out. Speaking of which, here is a bit of good news…

The Band will return to The Brown Pelican this evening with the full band including the secret weapon, who is generally not around on the Monday evening gigs, the lovely Kathleen Kohler.

 

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Music plays from 7-10 pm this evening. For those looking to support live music on a new level, I will remind you that Big Jim Kohler is trying to raise the money needed to lay down some new tracks in the studio. We are half way to goal and have 24 days left to help this player in his quest. To be a contributor to the project please visit his Kickstarter page at Big Jim Kickstarter.

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Adam Hill Band in Morehead City Closed Out the Weekday Options!

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I had a chance to catch Adam Hill last night when he and the band were rocking the coast. They were set up and rocking Riptidez Bar and Grill in Morehead City. And the crowd was lovin’ it!

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The always busy Hill has five show crammed into four days for the weekend. Last night was the first gig. The second gig comes tonight when they rock NEW BERN! They will be on stage at Triple Play Restaurant and Sports Bar tonight from 9 pm until they close the doors.

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For those that can’t make the New Bern show, Hill will be rocking the grooves solo tomorrow night at Crossroads Grill & Bar, located on Highway 55 W, in Seven Springs, NC. He rocks out from 10 pm until the lights go out. Hill’s final show is slotted for Sunday, when he and his other band Victim of the Cause open the show for Buck Cherry at the Tarheel, in Jacksonville, NC.  For tickets to that show follow this link: Buckcherry w. Joyous Wolf

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Getting Down Around Town

New Bern, NC

There is always a reason to head to town and gather for some fun. Tonight’s reason: LIVE MUSIC.

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican welcomesThe Big Jim Kohler Blues Band for a fun night of the blues. Come enjoy a great night of traditional blues music. Big Jim is an amazing player that is always at home in his element. Come see what I mean as the band plays 7-10 pm. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of The Switch, bringing 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 Garage

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There is a new place hosting music, games, and fun for the whole family. Tonight The Garage welcomes the rocking grooves of Tommy Duzan, Sr. Music starts at 7 pm.

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BrÜtopia

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

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Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar

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Ushering in the live music options back on the stage at Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar will be The Adam Hill BandMusic starts at 9 pm and they rock until closing. Come out and enjoy all of the great live music all around town. We have lots of talent shining bright and plenty of places to visit.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016

Morehead City, NC

Promise’ Land Market

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Mac & Juice Duo will be rocking the stage at Promise’ Land Market, with music being shared from 8:30-11:30 pm.

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

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Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop welcomes Wyldwood, a bluegrass-inspired trio joined by Hank Bowman on bass. They perform traditional and original songs in rich 3 part harmonies and have loved playing at Cru Wine Bar over the years in a number of variations! Music starts at 8:30 pm and the jams last until 11:30 pm.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

Offering the live sounds tonight at The Boro Restaurant & Bar will be, the smooth play sax man David Robinson sharing songs from 8-11 pm.  You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music.

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Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden

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Cecil Gillikin will be in the garden to entertain fans and friends that gather. Music is offered from 6:30-9:30 pm. There is a $5.00 admission or the music. They have appetizers to taste and serve beer and wine as well.

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Cedar Point, NC

Riptidez Bar & Grill

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Now Or Never will be on stage at Riptidez Bar & Grill this evening. Music plays from 9 pm until midnight! Come out and enjoy music from this fine new original band featuring Tiffany Elaine, Fernando Rivera and Steve Mehan.

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Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company will be serving the sounds of Ed Prophet, the soothing singer from New Bern, this evening from 7-10 pm. Come out and enjoy a fresh cold brew and enjoy live music as we welcome the weekend.

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Greensboro, NC

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Abe Reid and Lauren Myers bring the rocking blues to the Firefly Market this Friday! Vintage, handmade and repurposed items for sale. Come support local! Located right downtown at the corner of Elm and MLK Blvd. Music starts at 5 pm!

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill always has something great on the music menu!

APRIL 5, 2019 · FRIDAY * 9PM * $10

While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any. The Pittsburgh native along with his band Hard Rain, deliver a sound that takes the greatest of America’s most beloved genres and melds them into a poetic representation of the best the country has to offer. With his ninth full-length studio release, Good For My Soul (street date October 27), Toms channels a foot-stomping, wall-shaking blend of soul, blues, gospel, and rock vibes, all brought together with his lyrical specialty — stories of everyday men and women doing their best to stay ahead while still managing to keep a dream or two in their heads.

Soaring horns, gritty licks, toe-tapping rhythms, and Toms’ own rough-hew vocals will draw listeners in, as well as well-deserved comparisons to the greats such as Dr. John, Little Feat, Springsteen, Joe Tex, The Blasters, Otis Redding, and Rufus Thomas.

Good For My Soul was recorded in February 2017 by Oscar-winning composer Rick Witkowski, who also co-produced the set with Will Kimbrough (Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider). Both artists have collaborated with Toms frequently on parts of his earlier catalog. Toms launched his musical career in 1987 as lead guitarist of Pittsburgh’s legendary band Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers,

As a solo artist, Toms has opened for the likes of Levon Helm, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Forbert, and Buddy Guy. He’s plotting a string of regional east coast dates to support Good For My Soul, as well as a full European tour in 2018.

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Kinston, NC

 The Red Room

Spare Change brings the party to The Red Room tonight. Come enjoy party band as they turn up the tunes that get you moving and grooving into the weekend. Playing the popular hits of all genres, whether it be, country, pop, rock, and boogie that you love. Spare Change is always a fun band to watch. Be sure to catch them on this stop when they pull into Kinston. Music starts at 10 pm and there is a music charge payable upon admission.

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Jacksonville, NC

Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern

Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern known for offering up the good times in Jacksonville. Tonight the owners, Nick and Valarie Nichols welcome, Matt Bowlin solo Debut at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern. Music starts at 9 pm.

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Greenville, NC

Buccaneer Music Hall

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Friday at The Buc they welcome Ryan Trotti sharing songs tonight! Live music starts at 10 pm

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Backwoods Tavern, LLC

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“CASE OF JONES” CD RELEASE PARTY! Friday, April 5, 2019, Bill Lyerly Band returns to Backwoods Tavern – 3613 Brick Kiln Road, Greenville, NC!! It’s always a party with Bill and the Band is in town! Start time 9:00 – Doors open at 4:30 pm. Keep in mind we are a private club which based on NC ABC laws we have memberships, so please bring IDs in order to set up a membership! $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

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Havelock, NC

Jean’s

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Steel Shot will offer the live music at Jean’s tonight with music at 10 pm. There is a $5.00 cover charge payable at the door.

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Val’s Pub & Grill 

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Ashton Ward offers the live music at Val’s Pub & Grill this evening with live music being offered from 7-10 pm. Ward will perform twice tomorrow also. You can catch him at Humphries Farms in Hubert NC at 10 am Saturday morning and then at The Trading Post in EI with his buddy Ryan Cain offering sounds from 6-9 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.

April 1 at 7:31 PM

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Do you like live music videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

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Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

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

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and you will 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 don’t forget the music makers that rock you!

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

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Keeping up with the Blogger

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

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

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

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

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

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

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BE SEEN HERE!

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each blog week. The readers are the ones I count on to support this movement the most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

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

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

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

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

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

To learn more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today or call the number below.

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

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Support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~




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New Music Makes New Bern Fun To Visit

Behind the Scene With Tracey Stones

New music was found around New Bern; making for a fun theme today!

 

Adam Hill made his TV debut and I was in studio to capture it

Adam Hill Music Airs on Television and NCMZ is on the Scene

 

When Adam Hill posted an event for his debut television engagement, I accepted his invitation to co-host the event and then cleared my calendar so that I could be on hand, to go live if granted permission by the station. It was a thrilling way to start the day with this up and coming rock star from our region.

 

 The NC singer-songwriter made his television debut on Channel 12 News for their Friday Local Music Spotlight. He sat down for a brief interview, where they talked about his influences, how the band came about and how he tackles the intimate journey of songwriting.  When introducing Hill they mentioned a few dates, before conducting the quick interview. Following the Q&A session, Hill moved from the chair to the backdrop to offer us a new song.

 

 

Earlier in the week, I asked Hill what song he was thinking about and he said he didn’t know, maybe “Alone.” Although that might have been an easier feat, Hill enjoys challenges and selected a new song. One he has not played out yet, or with the band. It was a song he wrote during his evacuation of Florence. “Floods” came rushing in when thinking about his friends that were still here in ENC, when the flood waters crashed in through homes all around the places we call home!

Following his performance, Hill reminded everyone that he would be rocking JM’s Place PUB in Surf City tonight at 9 PM and if anyone wants to keep up to speed with Adam Hill and the band, they can find them on Facebook at The Adam Hill Band on Reverbnation at Adam Hill and on the web at https://www.adamhillmusic.net/. And if you miss Hill’s debut and you are on facebook you can follow this link:

Adam Hill TV Debut

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On the Scene With Tracey Stones

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Think About Thursday

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I attended a fun music filled presentation, at The North Carolina History Center to start off my Thursday events. Tryon Palace offered African American Lecture Series: “Red, Hot, & Blue Soul Radio”, where the singers reenacted the Hey Days of radio. They offered familiar old radio commercials and a set list of great songs which they sang. The crowd enjoyed the music and before the night was over, they were on their feet clapping and singing along.

 Antuan Hawkins, Sharon Mervin, Darryl Tindley, Jr., and Shillena Parks were the presenters of this program.

A representative from the Palace set the stage and introduced the performers. I filmed most of it so we could have the background on the people who brought it to life!

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Bluegrass at Capt Ratty’s

 

It was Americana music on the menu this week at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse with the trio now known as the Wyldwood Bluegrass Band. Perhaps you recall the banjo bunch known as Carolina Sky? Personally, with having so many bands by the name, I gladly welcome this name change.  It was wonderful to catch some of the songs they shared this past Thursday. They have great harmonies and are all skilled players and singers.

Caroline Tanner, Sarah Rosellen and Phil Lanier have made music together for years and they play off of each other very well. If you ever have the opportunity to catch them, do it! It’s always a great time with fun music and talented players.

 And don’t forget that live music is served in the piano bar on the second floor at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse each Thursday from 6-9 pm!

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Simon Spalding at City Stage

 

Simon Spalding offered a rare solo show on Thursday at City Stage.  The music scholar was in the middle of the Star Trek segment and offered song and story throughout the performance. Not at all unusual, the music master was surrounded by obscure instruments which he handled and explained one at a time. Spalding lives and breathes music and spends a lot of time teaching about it. To get to know him better, friend him on Facebook.

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Open Mic at The Brown Pelican

 

You just never know what you are going to find when you walk in on Open Mic Night at The Brown Pelican. This week’s the mouth drop moment came when our new friend Mickey from New York took a seat on the carpet with his autoharp. 

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I have attended many open mic nights and jam sessions and this is the first time I ever heard anyone play an autoharp. It was quite fascinating.

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 Besides meeting Mickey and enjoying his unique offering, I also enjoyed grooving along to Doc and Friends, which is really the players of 3rd Degree Bern with a harmonica!

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Friday Night Delights

 

Nothing thrills my heart more than to walk into a venue and find a new band on stage offering ORIGINAL music. Making for a delightful first stop, I dropped by The City Stage to have a listen to Holden Dixon. & The Straightlines

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This young singer-songwriter has Chocowinity roots and a lot of Asheville friends. Currently attending school on the other side of our beautiful state, Dixon came to town with his big band last night.

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When you consider The Straightlines have two guitarists, keys, bass, drums, and a female singer as well as Dixon with his acoustic six-string leading the charge, this is no small operation.

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Just before press time, I was checking out his website. Be sure to check out the bio of this talented songwriter:

Holden Dixon

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Backyard Groove Brings It to Blackbeards

 

For the second Friday in a row, I had the pleasure of enjoying the fat sounds of wickedly fun music with a horn section. Nothing beefs up the sound more than the sound of some well-played horns. Last night it was offered up by Backyard Groove. Not sure who they are? Well, they are the only band I have seen with an intro song and video that tells their story:

Backyard Groove Who We Are

This fun six-piece band is primed with skilled musicians that want you to know them on a first name basis. They come together to offer all of the fun and funky songs you love. They are a party band that is ready to play for your party.

It was a lot of fun watching these boys interact with the crowd, and the crowd was really enjoying them. I could not find them on facebook but I did find their website. You can read more about the fresh and fun grooves of Backyard Grooves by visiting http://backyardgroove.com

The next time you can find them around our area is Saturday, April 13, 2019, when they head to Morehead City for a show at Jack’s Waterfront Bar. Music starts at 10 pm and there is a music charge at the door.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Night Specials

Sara’s Big Apple

Live Music Saturdays begin tonight at Sara’s with Big Jim Kohler rocking his solo blues from 6-8 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 Daryl Lucas 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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Getting Down Around Town

There is always a reason to head to town and gather for some fun. Tonight’s reason: LIVE MUSIC

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the live music of two area stringers and singers. Buck Loy and Bruce Lynch will be rocking the grooves at the Dirty Bird from 8-11 pm. Free music is never free, so be sure to tip the players that move you!

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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 Greenville, NC based Rural Route Romance. This should make for a fun night. Music plays at 7:30 – 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage New Bern

It’s going to be a rocking fun time tonight when The BiPolar Express ride the rails to The City Stage New Bern. They will be offering the good time rock you love from the ’70s through the ’90s.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Morehead City

Promise’ Land Market

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4 EverALL will be rocking the stage at Promise’ Land Market, with music being shared from 8:30-11:30 pm.

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Off The Hook

Off The Hook will host the local grooves of The Spread tonight starting at 10 PM. This local band will offer a great variety of original grooves, blended with songs you know. They will be rocking the deck until 1:30 am. Come dance and Spread the love!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

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Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop  

Kudubai, Sat Mar 23rd, 8:30-11:30 PM, $3 Cover

Kudubai are a five-piece band from Morehead City, NC. They have been performing in the area since 2010—playing a mix of original and eclectic cover tunes. The main thing to expect at a Kudubai show is variety, as all five members are multi-instrumentalists and singers. The music is a blend of rock styles and is often a little quirky, involving unique combinations of guitar, bass, Afro-Latin percussion, horns, banjo, accordion and more. While the membership of the band has fluctuated over the years, the two founding members are still strummin’ and pluckin’ away. The band’s present arrangement has them playing their most fun and creative music to date.

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Royal James

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If you missed Joey and Mason last night, come out tonight and enjoy a good burger while they offer the music at Royal James in Beaufort tonight. On the stage sharing songs you know and love to sing along to, while offering original beats in between. Music plays from 8-11 pm.

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Fishy Fishy Cafe, 106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport, NC, (910) 457-1881. Music will be served from 6:30 -10:30 pm. Come enjoy the grooves and good food too. The Dennis Walton Band offers the music.

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Wilmington, NC

Palate

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Palate says:

Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Folkstone Stringband highlights traditional music which has been played for centuries and was made popular during the early to middle 20th century as recording was made more prolific. Pulling from styles made popular by such musicians as Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Poole, Don Reno and Red Smiley, and more, Folkstone Stringband continues to push the envelope to keep the tradition alive and thriving in the 21st century.

Join us for this great NO COVER SHOW! Music at 8 PM

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The Rusty Nail

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CuzFest IV happens tonight at The Rusty Nail. Music starts at 5 pm and there are 5 bands on the bill. Come celebrate, dance and enjoy good friends while making memories tonight!

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Rocking Around the Region

Greensboro, NC

Craft City Sip-In

 

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Craft City Sip-In has the best music plus beer, wine, and whiskey!

The Grand Ole Uproar sounds like they are going to bring the fun tonight! This band offers a mixed bag of music, including Rock ‘n’ Roll, Americana, Country, and my favorite new category Hippie Tonk! They are a five piece outfit out of Greensboro, NC, spending a lot of time on the road bringing their music to honky tonks and all other places that welcome good time music. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 pm.

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Greenville, NC

Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery.

Our local music authority Parker Millar, wants everyone to know about SPAZZFEST X and more specifically Spazz-Tacular taking place at Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery Here are all of the details from that FB Event:

*SPAZZ FEST X: SPAZZTACULAR* ft. Faking (Philly), Microwaves (Pittsburgh), Multicult (Baltimore), Paulie Think (Chicago), The Take Kindlies, Speak N’ Eye, Free Radical (Chicago), Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk, Plain Jane.

@ Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery
707 Dickinson Ave
5PM / $6 – $10 Sliding Scale

FAKING (Philly)

http://faking.bandcamp.com/

Multicult (Baltimore)

https://multicult.bandcamp.com/album/position-remote

MICROWAVES (Pittsburgh)

https://microwaves.bandcamp.com/
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Paulie Think (Chicago)

https://pauliethink.bandcamp.com/

The Take Kindlies (New Bern)

http://thetakekindlies.bandcamp.com/releases
A two man-face melting-local NC band preforming refreshingly original music for the enjoyment of ears everywhere. No species discriminated!

Free Radical (Chicago)

“The embodiment of freedom. The apex of skill. The passion of a thousand men. This is Free Radical! He will father a generation that brings musicianship back to our music. His drums are the war cry that will conquer this industry”

Speak N’ Eye (Winston-Salem

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Speak N Eye is genre-spanning project of brothers Joshua and Aaron Brookshire. Originally from the Crystal Coast of NC, both came into and helped establish the fertile underground music and art scene during Greenville’s explosion of do-it-yourself house and art gallery shows.

Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk (Winston-Salem)

https://darkprophettonguelessmonk.bandcamp.com/
DPTM is the creative outlet for singer-songwriter, Jacob Leonard.

Plain Jane (Greenville)

One of the newest band out of Greenville, marking their debut show.

Richard Benjamin (Greenville)

https://www.reverbnation.com/richardbenjamin

Outersoul (Greenville
Hip-Hop storytelling is done around a campfire.

*Listing of other Spazz Fest X happenings: https://www.facebook.com/events/367766337118374/

*Link to buy Golden Tickets ($40) or to contribute anything to the festival: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8c9SqgBcFv

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AJ McMurphy’s

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4 Of A Kind will be bringing it to Greenville tonight, rocking fans and friends that gather at AJ McMurphy’s this evening. Get there early to enjoy some great food and stay late to dance dessert off the hips! Music starts at 8:30 and they rock you until 11:30 pm.

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Farmville, NC

Pour Haus Pub

Pour Haus Pub welcomes Now or Never.  This is an original act out of Beaufort, made up of three fun friends who found each other at an open mic hosted by the lovely Tiffany Elaine. She met Fernando Rivera and Steve Mehan and they all found out that they share a love for music and before long this band was born. Making their debut appearance in the area tonight, they offer live music from 10 pm until closing!

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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.

March 18 at 4:44 PM

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Do you like live music videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

Searching for more events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

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

I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find live music. If you like this blog please sign up and you will 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 don’t forget the music makers that rock you!

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

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Keeping up with the Blogger

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

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

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

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

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

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

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BE SEEN HERE!

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each blog week. The readers are the ones I count on to support this movement the most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

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

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

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

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

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

To learn more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com today or call the number below.

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

Support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

~Tracey Stones, Writer~




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ADVERTISE HERE! CALL

(318) 789-6929

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#DowntownNBRocks with Benefits Featuring Live Music

 

On The Scene with Tracey Stones

Our #DowntownNBRocks with Benefits Featuring Live Music! Let’s get Shamrocking and see!

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New Bern Live Charles Tendell meets up with NCMZ.LIVE Tracey Stones to rock the beats at Sham-Rockin’ 2019 in Downtown New Bern last evening 3/15/19. Together we salute The New Bern Rotary Club for a great night of celebrating community, comradely, blessings, food, and music! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend!

 

First Stop: Pause For A Cause

We get back to rocking the beats where we left off, which was taking a pause for the cause, for a local music maker. On Sunday, March 10, 2019; many in our local community came together to raise money for our beloved Janet Montero, who was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that is attacking her kidneys. Montero is not eligible for a kidney replacement for several months and has a long road ahead.

Making sure she does not have to go it alone, many gathered at the Rhem Volunteer Fire Department to raise funds and have fun with our sweet friend. IMG_0664 (2)

There was a silent auction which lined the fire station wall, with many items up for bidding. One thing I noted while I was walking up and down the tables, aligned with goods and services for all, was that every item offered had a bid on the table. This community stopped at nothing to show love for their Mama Bear!

Besides her very own bands rocking the cause, Montero was in attendance and surrounded by family, friends, and love. Quite frankly, I am surprised her heart did not explode thanks to all of the beautiful people that gathered for her on Sunday.

Entertainers Turn Out to Entertain 

Though I could not stay for the entire event due to other obligations, I was on hand for Tom’s Tunes featuring Tom and Dahlin’ who welcomed the attendees with fun songs and high spirits.

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Following the opening ceremonies, Ms. Melonie Wray offered a fine performance that brought us to church. She sings with angels surrounding her, you can hear it in her tones.

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Before leaving the event I caught most of Country Express’s set, which offered awesome country favorites. As I was positioning to leave, the Fairfield Harbour Chorus was gathering and assembling to offer their performance for the event.

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For anyone reading this that missed the event, but would like to help our Janet in her time of need, you can contact the cause by sending an email to benefitjanet@gmail.com and inquire about making a private donation for our beloved music lady!

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Following the benefit, Montero expressed her gratitude and love for the community which came out to lend her a hand last weekend. I can tell you that when I walked in my heart nearly exploded. The love in that room was awesome. There were several more act I, did not have the pleasure to enjoy. Besides the Fairfield Harbour Chorus, I missed Country Gold.

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Monday Means Blogging And Blues

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Monday nights in March I am hosting a Blogging Series at Pamlico Community College for their Small Business Center. These Adult Enrichment and Education offerings are free, for all who are interested in learning more about business.

Last week we took a dive into signing up for a site and becoming familiar with it. This week we are going to expand on how to customize your blog site, to sell your services and merchandise. We will conclude next week with how to make your blog work for you, as we explore the many ways blogging can generate revenue.

To join me this week please visit Personalizing your Blog Site and register today!

On With The Blues

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While I was saying “Class Dismissed!” on Monday night, Big Jim Kohler was welcoming jammers to the forefront. I got there just in time to see that Mondays are still a thing in New Bern. Pulling into town, in time for the final set, it was blues night at the Brown Pelican.

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This is a fun time and a great way to kick your Monday Blues. So if you find yourself suffering this Monday, be sure to come down to the Dirty Bird for some good blues and great grooves. Music plays 7-9 pm each and every Monday!

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Down East FolkArts Wrap Up Winter Season

On Wednesday night, I fought through the onset of a cold, which is now visiting, to attend another fine performance brought to us by the Down East FolkArts Society last Wednesday evening at the City Stage New Bern. It was Becky Warren on stage, visiting our city from Music City, Nashville, TN. Young and bursting with talent. Warren is an awesome storyteller and embellishes her stories with music. 

Showcasing her second album, Undesirable on this current tour, she offered songs from both of her releases. Warren has a strong military background and shares songs that many military families can relate to.

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War Surplus, is the gritty love story of an Iraq War vet and his girlfriend partly inspired by Warren’s own life, many asked her, ‘How the hell do you plan to follow that up?’ After the album earned her a Veterans Day feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, a regular opening slot with The Indigo Girls, and an A rating from the dean of American rock critics himself, Robert Christgau, Warren admits that even she sometimes worried she wouldn’t be able to make a second record she was as happy with.”

One thing is for certain, Warren delivers Americana Folk Rock in a special way, be sure to check out her music today.

Warren’s appearance in our area wrapped up the Winter Sessions for the 2019 Down East FolkArts Society. We are currently preparing for the Fall season where we will bring another trio of awesome acts to the area for free. Please consider joining our team by becoming a member.

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Visit http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/

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New Bern Goes Sham Rockin’

 

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the New Bern Rotary Club presented Sham-Rockin’ 2019 at The North Carolina History Center on S Front St. It was a fun night with a full house of friends and neighbors, gathering for the good food offered by Chelsea Restaurant. It was traditional Irish fare with corned beef and cabbage, and drinks offered by Coastal Beverage. Besides the fellowship and free spirits, there was music. During the dinner service, Tom’s Tune with Tom and Dahlin’ welcomed and warmed the crowd up!

 

Following dinner, the crowd got to the dancing portion of the evening, with the popular sounds provided by TrainWreck! All in all it was a wonderful night, that raised money for many area non-profits including Boys and Girls Club of New Bern, Backpack Blessings, Craven County Partners In Education, and Promise Place.

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Friends and fans of the band TrainWreck can find them tonight when they rock Tiebreakers Sports Bar and Grill in Greenville. Music starts at 10 pm. The grooves go til the break of a new day!

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New Venue Opens its Doors In James City

The Garage

The Garage opened its doors for their soft opening on Friday, March 15, 2019. This unique place offers something for everyone. They have games of all kinds for kids and adults as well as beer and live music too.

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Offering the live music for opening night was the one and only Big Jim Kohler Blues Band. Before leaving the establishment, I had an opportunity to introduce myself to the manager, Stormy Meadows. I look forward to meeting with her next week, to talk about ways of effectively promoting the efforts of this new venue.

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Brian Burke and BrÜtopia

Brian Burke was rocking the tunes at BrÜtopia last evening. This talented player is NY born and Greenville bound. Playing around our region most nights, you can find the stringer hosting open mics and sharing songs at solo gigs throughout the week. Tonight he has a show at Plank Road Steak House for anyone interested in a great night of music and food. Music plays from 7:30 – 10:30 pm.

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Finishing Off A Fun Night with Some Hot Buttery Grooves

It is always a fun time when friends gather to enjoy the music of the Hot Buttered Grits. This New Bern based jam band have nothing but fun sounds and good grooves to share with the people that they meet. Last night was no exception, as they came and grooved the crowd that gathered at The Brown Pelican. It was a packed house by the time I got there for the second set of great grooves. This band is always a refreshing burst of fun sound made for dancing.

 

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Saturday Night Specials

 

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  Big Jim Kohler 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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Getting Down Around Town

There is always a reason to head to town and gather for some fun. Tonight’s reason: LIVE MUSIC

Craven Arts Council / Bank of the Arts

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Strung Together
Selections from the Carter family; June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash
pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm Music at 7 pm
Tickets $20/$25 for members and nonmembers

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts a GEM Productions Concert event. Come see the band that will be kicking things off at the 2019 Bernaroo Music and Arts Festival this Summer. Enjoy a fun night with Lazaris Pit! They are a Raleigh based band of psych-rockers!

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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 Bryan Mayer Band and Greenville Pipe and Drums. This should make for a fun night. Music plays at 7:30 – 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle St. Patricks Day Festival

 

 

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Emerald Club

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E-Club Emerald Isle is taking part in the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities and Festival today, offering Spare Change on stage tonight. Music starts at 10 pm.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

Offering the live sounds tonight at The Boro Restaurant & Bar, featuring the country sounds of the talented Ryan Cain on guitar and vocals. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music.

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Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe

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 Fishy Fishy Cafe, 106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport, NC, (910) 457-1881. Music will be served from 6:30 -10:30 pm. Come enjoy the grooves and good food too. Uncle Hairy offers the music.

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Wilmington, NC

Palate

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Palate says:

Join us for a night of music with local powerhouse Delia Stanley. A voice that fills a room and song selections that will keep you hooked for the whole night and leave you wanting more. We’re going to let Delia handle the tunes, but we got drinks on lock-down. Music served 8-10 pm

 

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The Rusty Nail

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Jon McDonald is on the bill tonight and sharing songs on stage at The Rusty Nail. Music plays at 8-11 pm. Come ready to dance your blues away!

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Rocking Around the Region

Greensboro, NC

Craft City Sip-In

 

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Craft City Sip-In has the game and live music tonight. On the Facebook event I learned:

Dave Moran is back in the house this Saturday! Dave is one of the most exciting musicians around these parts. His energy and sound is second to none. Come check him out, along with our amazing beer, wine and whiskey selections

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Benson, NC

Pitchers Bar

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Pitchers Bar is going to be rocking tonight with Bad Decisions on stage offering their grooves. This band from Johnston County, bringing the energy and fun with every appearance. Be sure to catch them soon. Tonight they rock from 9:30 pm until early tomorrow morning.

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Cary, NC

The Corner Tavern and Grill

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The Corner Tavern and Grill  says,

This will be the St. Patrick’s Day party to attend! No cover and BIGFooT GRooVE will be playing at 8:30 pm! Make sure you’re here for one helluva party! ⚜ Join the Corner Tavern’s St. Patrick’s Day Party with lots of drink specials, great food, and plenty of fun to be had!

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Seven Springs, NC

Crossroads Grill & Bar

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Adam Hill will be in town to share the sounds tonight at Crossroads Grill & Bar. Music and fun start at 10 pm. Come celebrate the season of Green Beer and Lepricauns Saturday, with all of all your favorite Adam Hill songs.

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Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s

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Six Pack Band will be bringing it to Greenville tonight when they rock fans and friends that gather at AJ McMurphy’s this evening. Get there early to enjoy some great food and stay late to dance dessert off the hips! Music starts at 8:30 and they rock you until 11:30 pm.

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some more 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.

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On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight you are all invited to come out and join the Jam. Hosted by John Williams and Friends, this is a fun time is 6:30-10 pm.

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John Williams and Friends in the Red Room at Backwater Jack’s Jamming!

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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.

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Thank You for Reading!

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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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Big Jim Jams a Trio of Gigs this Week

Big Jim Kohler was busy with jams and jives this week. Our local bluesman was found around town with his guitar in hand three times last week.

 

Blues at the Brown Pelican

 

While I am busy teaching people about blogging on Monday nights at Pamlico Community College, my best blues buddy, Big Jim is holding class on the carpet at The Brown Pelican. Music plays from 7-9 pm and the jam starts after the first set. Feel free to come out and join the fun this week or any Monday night. We have really been having a natural ball! This fun weekly offering kicked off in February and had brought some of the best Monday nights this town has ever seen!

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Mid Week City Stage Blues