Category: Big Jim Blues Returns

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

Behind the Scene with Tracey Stones

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

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

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

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

On the Scene with Tracey Stones

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

WOW! What a night!

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


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Cruising the Coast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Getting Down Around Town

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

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The Brown Pelican

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

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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

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The City Stage will be closed this weekend!

 

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

Cedar Point, NC

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

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop offers 

Emily Musolino Band, Sat., Jan 5th, 8:30-12:30 AM
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http://www.emilymusolino.com
Emily Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues-rock guitar riffs. The depth of emotion in her voice is stunning and her songs have a classic sound and lyrics that tell compelling stories.
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has opened for and collaborated with artists like Ani Difranco, Nikki Hill, Vinx, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (SonnyMoon, Kendrick Lamar) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel). She is also the owner and head engineer at Blue Moose Recording Studio in Durham and Co-founder of the women’s music and arts collective Mama May I.
Emily released her newest album “The Vault” in April 2018.
She has been featured several times on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and written up in the News and Observer. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and plays 200+ shows a year, both bandleader and soloist around the world.

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Emerald Isle, NC

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

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Rocking Around the Region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answering the Call

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

January 2 at 5:57 PM

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

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

More events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Keeping up with the Blogger

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

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

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

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

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

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

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

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

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

 

 

 

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On the Scene With Tracey Stones

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One of the best parts of writing this blog has been getting to know so many people around the state. Along the way and with time, I have become a resourceful contact for anyone who is in need of entertainment. Though I have no real interest in making a living from booking bands, it does account for most of the earned income for Tracey Stones Productions, LLC.

 Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts presents an annual concert series At The Gallery. This series highlights famed singer-songwriters and such as Otis Redding, which was last month. Bob Dylan will be featured next month on December 1, 2018 and this month Carly Simon. It was just before Halloween when John Burger reached out looking for a performer to cover the performance.

The originally scheduled artist for the November show had to cancel due to injury and Burger hoped for the show to go on. It took me about ten minutes to come up with a name. Local singer-songwriter in her own right Marron Chaplin, a rock powerhouse. I know her music falls into a different genre than Simon’s, but I thought for sure she could do this.

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Marron Chaplin Gives First Piano Concert of Career

To Sell Out Crowd Saturday Night

 

 

 

When I first reached out to Chaplin with the opportunity, she took a minute to consider the idea. After being presented the opportunity she discussed it with her biggest fan, her mom, and after some more consideration accepted the challenge. And a challenge it was. Chaplin is well versed in rock music and leans on the side of being a hard rocker at that.

Regardless of genre preference, I also knew she was a skilled and professional player. What I did not know when I reached out to the performer was, that she was honing her skills on the piano and was excited to hear that the Gallery had a piano for the performance. Following her commitment to the gig, the young mom buckled down and learned a variety of songs from Carly Simons song catalog. She offered a two-hour performance with a brief intermission in between sets.

She interacted with the audience while she fought off her nerves in between songs and opened her mind to the opportunity of grander gigs with more attentive audiences. Fact is a show at the Gallery is nothing like a more routine gig at a bar. She did great, pulling off the show with sheer talent and grace. Here is one of the selections she shared with the audience with her baby blue six-string in hand. A guitar she named after her Grandmother, Evelyn.

 

For fans and friends of the entertainer, you can find her rocking around town this weekend. On Friday she will be on stage and rocking The Thirsty Bruin, 224 Middle Street, New Bern, NC, with free music being offered from 8-10:30 pm. On Saturday night she will be opening the night at the Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC, offering tunes from 8-10 pm.

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Carolina Lily Fest 2018 at The Brown Pelican Took Place on Saturday

 

 

 

The good people at GEM Productions teamed up with Folks Journal, will present the 4th Annual Carolina LilyFest 2018 at The Brown Pelican on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

 

 

The evening offered five acts, including New Bern’s Family Band Strung Together opening the event at 5 pm. Mandy Mears, Sometimes Lions, Batts, and Crystal Bright all offered their talents and time for this wonderful event, that raised money for our area’s Coastal Women’s Shelter. Along with great entertainment, there were awesome items donated for a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. The Coastal Women’s Shelter is a nonprofit that helps families live free from domestic violence.

Gabrielle Christie and Her New Project Batts debuts at LilyFest 2018

 

 

 

 

 

When I first met Gabrielle Christie she was a shy teenager playing in a bluegrass band. She sort of blended into the stage set playing her guitar and giving up the spoons and fiddling with the mandolin while singing back up. The band was Merchant’s Road. About a year and a half later, we saw her on stage as the singer/bass player for the original rock band Barefoot Monty. That band had a great stint and released on 5 track EP about a year after they banded together. In fact, the band played the day show at BTM’s this summer for GEM Productions’ Bernaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Since then, she has grown into her own and is becoming a music force we all need to spend some time listening to. She is now working out her music offering with a new bands call Batts. This duo features Christie front and center offering vocals, guitar, and bass on her own efforts. Batts is going to make a great impression on the New Bern music scene.

 

New Bern Meets Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands

 

 

 

Like with each annual event, the night closes out with a headliner from out-of-town. This year’s finale was offered by a hauntingly talented duo, that of combines the musical energies of Crystal Bright and Jeremy Haire. As per the band bio, we learn that  “Crystal Bright is an Indie singer/multi-instrumentalist, composing music steeped with dark cinematic twists and international musical influences and has played over 1000 shows across the world since 2010.” The fun and mystical singer-songwriter offered a great closing set to fans, that filled the Pelican for the great night of music and making fun for The Coastal Women’s Shelter. 

The band has several releases and you can find them on many social media sites, including Facebook and Reverbnation.  They have a couple of gigs on the calendar worth noting. To check out their merchandise and show dates you can check out the website at:

Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands

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Behind the Scenes With Tracey Stones

 

I just have to give a shout out to Crystal Bright and Jeremy Haire for making the choice to come to New Bern, in spite of the fact that their car broke down en route to the gig. The duo got towed into town from Goldsboro, NC so to perform for the charity event. Following the show, I called AAA to try to get them a tow truck home. Given the late hour and distance, it seemed impossible to find a truck willing to take the trek to Chapel Hill at 2 am. The following morning we met in the parking lot and out of the blue, I asked Bright to turn the engine. The car cranked and I followed them well out-of-town, just about nearing Dover.

Of course, just as I was coming back into New Bern, she reached out and told me the car died and they were stuck again, in LaGrange. With that, I doubled back and carried on through Kinston, where I met them in LaGrange and once again called AAA. Parker Millar, came to the scene to collect the passengers; getting Haire and Bright back to town before Haire was due at work. The guitarist makes a living running sound at the famed Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.

Fact is, they could have been towed back to Chapel Hill when they were on their way, but being the professional players they are, they made the gig with minutes to spare and worried about their fate later. These behind the scenes stories are the best parts of this life. Big thanks to A+ Towing for recovering the vehicle and returning it safely to Chapel Hill.

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The Weekend Ends With A Benefit for Pamlico County Middle School

The most beneficial shows for a blogger is a benefit with many bands. This is always my favorite kind of event to cover. Last weekend I ended the week on a good note with great music and all for the sake of raising money for Pamlico County Middle School.

Following the wrath of Hurricane Florence in September the children of this school have been displaced with their school rendered unsafe. In an effort to raise the funds needed for the repairs, Pamlico County High School Band Director and Educator, Mr. James Durham put together a benefit which took place in the AH Hatsell Auditorium at Pamlico County High School.

When he is not busy sharing knowledge with students, Durham can be heard swapping notes with any number of area bands. In fact, the sax player performed with four out of the five bands that were on the bill last Sunday, November 18, 2018, for the event he organized, Band Together For Hurricane Relief to Fix PCMS.

I invite you to come back tomorrow to hear all about the bands that played for the worthy cause. Before we go, I will leave you with the last song of the night. The hard-working Hank Barbee ran sound all day, including for his band The Dust Parade who ended the show!

 

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My Grateful Heart

After three years of dedicating myself to the local, live music scene you have shown me my work is important and gave me the inspiration and help to fuel the mission further with your generous contribution. On this, the Eve before Thanksgiving, I want you all to know how grateful I am for each and every one of you who help me keep the dreams alive. We are not only giving my dreams a life, but we are keeping a light shining on the superstars that rock us every weekend. Those entertainers work hard and I like working equally as hard trying to cover as much as I humanly can.

Since the night before Thanksgiving is generally one of the biggest bar nights of the year, I decided that publishing tonight was much needed and necessary for those looking for the music tonight.

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Live Music Options ~ Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

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Rocking Around The Region

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Jacksonville, NC

The Adam Hill Band returns to Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern 1140 Old Maplehurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC. With music starting at 9 pm Hill and the boys will rock you right into Thanksgiving Day.

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Kinston, NC

Another fine, rocking band out of the same is The Roman Sams, offering the best in classic rock. They have a gg tonight. They will be rocking the Red Room 220 Herritage St., Kinston, NC; starting at 10 pm. Music plays until 2 am and there is a music charge payable at the door.

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Goldsboro, NC

John Toppings brings his acoustic show to fans and friends that gather at Village Steakhouse and Pub.

 Music is served from 7-10 pm. This will happen in the bar. This music service is free, so please feel free to tip the music maker this Thanksgiving!

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Raleigh, NC

 

Rudino’s Rooftop host live music each Wednesday and tonight is no exception. Come out to enjoy the sounds of John Briggs from 6-10 pm.

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Wilson, NC

Brewmasters welcomes TripleWide Band to host the pre turkey day jam jam tonight! Come join the fun from 7-10 pm

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Graham, NC

The Ends and Jive Mother Mary are teaming up for this years Turkey Jam! Music will be performed in the brand new VENUE at Beer Co. Graham!

8pm- Walt Atkison
9pm- Band Member Line Up: Keith IngallsRyan BurgessMason KeckJosh Coe and Fluff

-November 21st 8pm- 12am
-Age 21 and up starting at 7:30pm
-$10 cover starting at 7:30pm

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Benson, NC

The Junction is looking forward to hosting a good ol country throwdown with the talented stringer and singer Jonathan Parker. The fun starts at 9:30 pm and he will have you boot scooting until just past midnight.

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Warrentown, NC

The Plank Road Band will perform this evening at Robinson Ferry Restaurant & SpiritsMusic starts at 8 pm and the rock ya goot until 11 pm.

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Morehead City, NC

Offering his latest song as well as several we have all come to know and love, Bryan Mayer will be performing live at Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Morehead City NC. Music is served from 7-10 pm, The food is always worth enjoying, the beer is cold and tonight the free music will be amazing.

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Swansboro, NC

Steel Shot will provide the rocking tunes you love tonight at The Boro Restaurant & Bar. Music is served from 7-10 pm and the food here is also delicious enough to impress your date.

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New Bern, NC

City Stage New Bern offers music fans a good dose of the blues to break p the mid-week monotony. Come out to enjoy the Big Jim Kohler Band live on stage offering their brand of blues to the crowd from 7-9 pm. This show is now a weekly offering which will be followed by an open jam that welcomes friends and music makers to join the fun. All are welcome to attend. Bring our instruments and come out to play tonight. The stage opens for the jam at 9 pm and music plays until closing.

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Open Mic Madness

 

Since we end our run around in town with a jam it reminded me to look into other open mic and open jams that might be happening and here are a few I found for you ambitious music makers looking to get out and rock em tonight!

Starting things off in Avon, Turner’s HIgh Moon Bar welcomes jammers to the stage tonight from 9 pm until 1 am.

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Raleigh, NC

This open mic night at Imurj is hosted by Brian Jones and all are welcome to attend. Sign up starts at 8 pm and the jams last til the midnight hour.

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The Second Row opens their stage to jammers each Wednesday night. Music starts at 8 pm and all are welcome to come out and enjoy!

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Coyote Music Den welcomes jammers to come to show off tonight from 6:30 pm until the music stops.

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Sugar Magnolia Cafe welcomes you out tonight as well. Jammers are welcome to sign up at 6 pm and the jam rocks from 6:30-9 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

November 19 at 5:59 PM

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Facebook Events Link

Here are all the great music options for you on

Facebook this week. Check out all of the events here and express interest in the ones you like.

Live Music Events Around NC on Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you, the music makers that rock you! Be sure to hug people often and share the love.  Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

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Keeping up with the Blogger

Follow me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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, Also mention what time doors open and the price of tickets. Sending along

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

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog

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

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

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

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

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

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

NCMZ.LIVE offers affordable advertising opportunities. If you have a business and a wish to attract new customers, consider online advertising. Consider NCMZ.LIVE. We will link your ad to your website for tracking so you can see the results of our readers visiting your site.

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

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

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

~Tracey Stones, Writer~

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Big Jim Blues News

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Big Jim Kohler was bringing his band and his blues to the City Stage twice a month, since their opening in July, on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month. However last week that ended. The live entertainment venue announced that going forth they will be hosting trivia and karaoke nights on Tuesday nights. They will be offering drink specials as well.

Though that sounds like the blues for music fans, here is the best part of the change. Big Jim Kohler and Band will now be the featured guest each Wednesday night from 7-9 pm. Be sure to mark your calendars going forth into the new year. The mid-week blues buster will surely be a welcome addition to the area.

Today the blues stringer and his bride will be helping out by providing the entertainment at the New Village Brewery in Oriental, NC. They will be doing their part to raise funds for the students that attend Pamlico Community College. There will be free music and free pizza too. Also, they will be pouring pints all day, to help the cause and they will also be holding a silent auction to contribute to the funds generated on this day!

Music plays from 4-7 featuring Kathy Kohler the first hour! Get there early as you don’t want to miss this blues belter!

 

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The Dusty Trio in a Treehouse

Last night I headed to the Crystal Coast to check out things at The Treehouse Beer CompanyLocated in Cedar Point on Highway 24, this is a fun place offering a good selection of beer and live entertainment each weekend. They have a nice backyard to accommodate many guests. There is cornhole set up as well as other games, including a game room indoors. Best of all they have a nice stage out back for the bands.

On the stage last night was the Dusty Trio featuring Hank Barbee on guitar and vocals, Jim Durham on sax and backing vocals, and Matt Henderson on bass. This is three-fourths of the Dust Parade. Tonight the full band will be rocking Cru Bar, 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. Free music kicks off at 8:30 pm. To keep up with the band check out on Facebook by clicking:

The Dust Parade

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Meet Dmitri Resnick from Chapel Hill Sharing his Blues in Newport

While visiting with Hank Barbee I ran into stinger Matt Miller, who mentioned the fact that there was someone he never heard before playing at Carolina Home & Garden. Loaded with that information, I split the scene and headed to the Garden to see what I could find out.

It was there that I made the acquaintance of  Dmitri Resnik, who calls Chapel Hill, NC home. What a wonderful music treat it was to meet Resnik. I thoroughly enjoyed his slide blues guitar offerings. I was glad to catch the final few songs of his show and it was enough for me to know that I will be checking him out again with his band in the future.

The singer-songwriter has made music a part of his life’s journey. Seasoned in the blues, he offers a refreshing take on the music I love most of all. I enjoyed hearing his original works during our short time together last night.

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For those looking to catch some great slide work and old-fashioned blues music be sure to catch Dmitri each Thursday at The City Tap in Pittsboro, NC. Offering the sounds each week from 6-8 pm, this is a great way to wrap up a work day! You can also check out the stringer on ReverbNation by following this link:

https://www.reverbnation.com/dmitriresnik

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Back in the Bern, It’s Bliss At the Bruin

I made it back to town last night, in time to check out a couple more gigs going down right here in my hometown.  First stop brought me to The Thirsty Bruin, 224 Middle St., New Bern, NC, where I got to enjoy the last couple songs offered by Patrick Bliss. This stringer is an emotional player and offers many familiar songs throughout his set list.

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Holt Up Visits From Statesville, NC to Rock the Dirty Bird!

 

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The final show I caught last night was that of Holt Up, a band from the Statesville, NC region. Interestingly enough, they have family in New Bern, NC. When they were visiting this past Summer, they caught an open mic night at the Brown Pelican and not long after their jams, they were booking this date to bring us the good grooves. The trio of players features Ryan Lippard back behind the kit, Hailey Holt offer vocals, guitar, and ukelele. Joining her on guitar and vocals is her mentor and father Darren Holt. This band offered grooves from classic rockers to heavy metal. They are a unique trio with a great mix of music to keep things interesting. For those looking for a new band to check out, be sure to give this one your consideration. You can check them out on Facebook by following this link:

HOLT UP

 

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Live Music Options ~ Saturday, Nov 10

Getting Down Around Town

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On this, the Birthday of our great Marine Corps and just in time too for Veteran’s Day weekend, The Peace Soldier Nation will unite to bring us the Third Annual Rockin For Relief for the Homeless Veterans, today starting at noon in downtown New Bern, NC. This benefit concert features five local acts and one regional band offering the sounds to make a day complete.

Tickets will be available at the gate. Gates open at noon, and today’s music line up at press time was as follows:

 A Full day event with six Rocking Bands,

Tickets include lunch from Moores BBQ!! $20

Plus five New Bern Band to entertain you!

12:00 Strung Together
1:00 Gypsy Sunrise
2:00 Joe Baes
3:00 The BiPolar Express
4:00. Peace Soldier

Headlining this show is the regional touring AC/DC all-girl tribute act is Shoot To Thrill rocking the stage at 5pm.

Come celebrate our Veterans this Veterans Day Weekend and help out this worthy cause for a cause!

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First Stop James City!

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Checking in with our friends at BrÜtopia,, located at 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC: Tonight you can come out and enjoy the sounds of Third Act with Daryl Lucas. As always, the music is free, the beer is fresh and the weekend awaits, come out and celebrate! Music is served from 7-10 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., opens it’s doors to local acts each week. Live music kicks off each Thursday with open mic. Sign up at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm… All are welcome. On Friday they welcome awesome acoustic acts in, to entertain the crowd. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands. Tonight it is local party groovers,  Third Degree Bern returning to rock you from 8-11 pm.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Tonight you can rock the night away with Stairwell, who will be on stage and rocking you starting at 7:30 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

Tonight you are invited to come out to enjoy fun and music of the talented Marron Chaplin, offering music from 8-10 pm. Following her show, you can be the star with Karaoke and a dance party that follows for weekend fun! The City Stage is located at 901 B Pollock St, New Bern, NC. They are a private club. Sign up and become a member for $1.00.

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Cruising The Coast

 

Morehead City, NC

According to their Facebook Page, here is what is happening this weekend at Jack’s Waterfront Bar, located at 513 Evans St., Morehead City:

~Saturday, November 10th~
OPEN at 12 noon
Enjoy our wood-fired pizza starting at 2 pm
Live music by Spare Change starts at 10 pm 🥁

~Sunday, November 11th~
OPEN at 12 noon for Sunday Funday ☀️
Brick oven pizza available starting at 2 pm

Friendly reminders: Everyone must be 21 and over. Starts at 9 pm and there is a $10 minimum on credit cards.

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Tonight on the deck at Off the Hook, 105 S 7th St., Morehead City, NC; they will be grooving the reggae sounds of a popular act, Selah Dubb. The band will be offering the island sounds that make you sail away to an island in your mind. Live music is offered for free each Saturday from 10 pm until closing.

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop features the music of The Dust Parade. For those who missed Hank Barbee and the boys last night in Cedar Point, you can catch him tonight with the full Dust Parade, offering the sounds from 8:30 until 11:30 pm.

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Swansboro, NC

This weekend marks the 64th Annual Swansboro Mullet Festival, a two-day weekend event, that will be held on November 10-11, 2018. The festivities begin with a parade down Highway 24 on Saturday morning at 9 am. Street vendors line the various streets throughout historic downtown Swansboro and are open for patrons at 10 a.m. Vendors are of a variety of types including arts and crafts, commercial, and food.

There is a kids’ area that also opens at 10 a.m., with a wide mix of activities geared towards children of all ages. Live music begins at 11 a.m. at the Pug Pavilion in the heart of downtown Swansboro and continues throughout the day, and into the evening on Saturday and Sunday.  At press time this was the schedule:

Entertainment Line Up;

Saturday, November 10
10 AM Anna Cole – National Anthem
10 AM Mystic Vibrations
1 PM Parade winners announced
2 PM The Attractions Band
6:30 PM Gene Pharr & Cindy Floyd Party Prophets Show

Sunday, November 11
10 AM Tee Fantastic Shakers
11 AM Bells of Peace with Swansboro Historical Association
1 PM Ryanhood provided by the Seaside Arts Council
3 PM – 6 PM – Liquid Pleasure Supershow

To accent the meaning behind the festival, the Swansboro Rotary serves fried Mullet throughout the event. Parking and shuttle services are offered from behind the Hampton Inn at Ward Farm.

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Brunch Show at Church St. Deli

 

For those looking to take a break from the street fair scene while enjoying the 64th Annual Mullet Festival this weekend, you can enjoy a great brunch at Chuch Street Deli, located at 99 W Church St., Swansboro, NC. Also being featured will be the music of Robert Gasperson. The talented pianist will be entertaining the crowd that gathers in the bar from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.

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Cedar Point, NC

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The FAB Band will be rocking the Treehouse Beer Company this evening. Offering the live music from 7-10 pm. This is a local act, that offers all the fun party grooves to make the night fun. Offering all the hits from funk, soul, R&B, pop and beach grooves you love, this is a great time waiting!

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Rocking Around The Region

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Charlotte, NC

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Thomas Street Tavern has been open for 20 years now! We are prepared to throw one hell of an anniversary party featuring the Hurricane Bob BandThe Jeff Sipe Trioand Travers Brothership.

The Jeff Sipe Trio:

Jeff began to play drums in the sixth grade. Then In 1975, Jeff’s first stepping stone was attending the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. — One of Jeff’s dreams finally came true when he was accepted to Berklee in 1977. While at Berklee, Jeff studied under Bob Kaufman and Bill Norine, he attended clinics given by Alan Dawson and was taken under by his mentor Lee Venters. J

Travers Brothership:

“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art.” – Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music

Twin brothers Eric and Kyle Travers have been making music and stunning audiences since they first began performing together at 13 years old.

In 2012 the twin brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, an Alternative, Soul, and Funk ensemble based out of Asheville, NC.

It is safe to say The Brothership stands out amongst most acts climbing the charts in the U.S. today. Why do they stand out so boldly amongst the others? They wish to make each concert a unique and unforgettable experience. Utilizing the band’s unmatched live energy and superior songwriting, they create a live atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community. A Travers Brothership concert is best described as a wild block party, and this is a party you don’t wanna miss.

Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of “A Way To Survive” and writing songs for their highly anticipated sophomore release.

“There are hundreds of great bands aiming for the major leagues, but few of them bring such a complete package as Travers Brothership. In this horse race, I’ve found where I’m putting my money.” – Brian Swenk, Homegrown Music Network

http://www.jeffsipetrio.com/
www.traversbrothership.com

For tonight’s  Anniversary Party there will be a $10 music charge. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Raleigh, NC

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Speaking of Anniversary Parties, local photographer and music promoter Michael Harris has much to celebrate! Here is what’s up with this talented promo man:
“Hey folks, Michael Harris here. It is hard to believe that it has been five years of promoting music, photography, and pushing events here in North Carolina with HF Music And Media Group!

What started out as a hobby photographing bands with a disposable camera has turned into a way to help musicians, models, and artists get seen, heard, and introduced to a whole new audience. This has truly been an amazing journey, one for which I can’t thank everyone enough. Without you, I couldn’t do what I do.

Headlining our five-year anniversary bash – good times rockers Station from NYC, with support from Raleigh trashy glam rockers Babylon Shakes and some friends of mine from way back Dirty Remnantz, plus The Adam Hill Band kicks the party off at 8:30 pm with a set of rockin’ electric blues.

This is going to be a special night! Thank you, everyone, for your support, this has meant the world to me.

Admission is just $10 and the show starts at 8 pm so let’s have a blast!!!”

https://www.stationband.com
https://www.facebook.com/StationNYC
https://www.instagram.com/stationnyc
https://twitter.com/StationNYC
http://babylonshakes.com
https://www.facebook.com/BabylonShakes
https://twitter.com/Babylon_Shakes
https://www.facebook.com/DirtyRemnantz

The Maywood
Saturday, November 10, 2018
658 Maywood Avenue – Raleigh, NC

8p doors, 9p show
$10 | ages 21+
Advance tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1775193

** Use venue front door for entry to this show **

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LaGrange, NC

FALL BALL 18!

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The Fall Ball is a fundraiser to benefit Edgewood Community School. The Fundraiser will kick off with the third annual wing and pig cook-off. The day will feature seven bands, including The Adam Hill Band, The Switch and Second Helping, a few of the named acts on this bill. This day will offer great food, awesome music and all fun one can have, while supporting a fine cause! This is a BYOB event so pack your coolers. Campers, RVs, and tents are welcome. All the fun goes down today from 11 am until 2 am. 750 Racetrack Rd, Lagrange, NC.

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Kinston, NC

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The Red Room welcomes The Mother Notes to the stage tonight. Doors open at 9 pm. There is a music charge of $5.00 payable at the door. This is a young band based out of Lenoir County, making a new name for themselves with their unique talents. Music plays from 10 pm until closing. Please support live music, pay the cover charge and show your support for this band, fairly new to grooving fans on the NC music scene.

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug people often and share the love. Don’t forget life is short and could end in a moment. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

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Let’s Kick the Weekend into High Gear with Music

New Bern Boasts the Blues Weekly

I have said it before and I will tell you again; the blues is alright! Knowing that we can celebrate it each week is equally as wonderful. It was announced earlier this month the Big Jim Kohler would be the regular Tuesday entertainment at City Stage New Bern, located at 901 B Pollock St., New Bern, NC.

Since the club opened, Big Jim has been a regular feature on stage., but now they have increased the volume on the blues and will be ushering in each Tuesday with two sets of fun and fine Chicago style blues with Big Jim on guitar and vocals, and his beautiful bride, Kathy Kohler on vocals, Chris Buttita on bass and Tom Parker on drums. Music from these cats starts at 7 pm and the entertainment is free.

If you have not heard Big Jim bring his blues, you are missing out on New Bern’s blazing sapphire string man. Born with many talents, he pursued music only after sports led him to injury. Here is the most recent band bio drafted by Kathy sent to me by Big Jim earlier in the week.

Meet the Band!

“Nearly 30 years into a playing career, Big Jim Kohler manages to keep it fresh every time he makes his way to the stage. He started cutting chords in clubs on Long Island and in New York City, before long he was playing festivals and alongside heroes and friends. With many stories to share and two CD’s under his belt; The Road Goes On Forever and The Party Never Ends.

On the caravan, these days are Kathy Kohler, a veteran of theater and clubs. Singing blues and gospel all while being the wife and mom to Big Jim’s brood. Chris Buttita is on bass; hailing from Chicago, Buttita also plays bass for North Carolina’s Hot Buttered Grits, a New Bern based jam band with a large and devoted fan base that love roots, funk and jamming good music. The drum stool is manned by Tom Parker from Syracuse, NY. Parker crossed Big Jim’s path out on the road, back in the day when Parker was keeping the beat with harp master Carey Bell and Kohler was swapping licks and backing the legendary bluesman Son Seals. After running into each other in Eastern Carolina it was only natural for the two to team up.

Always a good time Big Jim Kohler moves on playing intimate clubs or on larger stages with the same love for music and his audience.”

Save the Date:

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For those who can’t make it out on Tuesday, be sure mark your calendar for Saturday, November 10, 2018. That is when you can take a little trip to the scenic Oriental, NC to take a pause for the cause and meet the Kohler’s, as the belt the blues to raise money for Pamlico Community College. They will perform from 4-7 pm at The New Village Brewery located on Broad Street. There will also be a silent auction, free pizza and great craft beer available at the cash bar.

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Chasing Rain Clouds & Finding Festivals

Speaking of the blues, that is one thing that the sky wasn’t last Saturday as I rode around from one festival to another trying to escape the raindrops, which greeted me at all locations, until it was time to go to an indoor gig, of course.

Cape Carteret Fall Festival

 

Cape Carteret hosted their First Annual Fall Festival, which featured a variety of vendors, fall fun for the family and live music. The event was hosted at a town park and offering the live music. When I showed up was The Mad Fiddler, Jason Addams; and Davis Lott  offering a variety of familiar favorites, including, “Witchy Woman,” a song that fits great in the fall. Also included in the show were a variety of original songs as well.

I have been wanting to see Addams perform for some time now. Being a fan of the fiddle, I have been interested in seeing his show since first hearing about him about a year ago. I will say, it was worth the wait, Addams has mad skills on the fiddle, hence his nickname the Mad Fiddler. When I first met Lott, it was many moons ago, when he was jamming with his other band project, Big Drink Music Company. Both music projects are great fun and worth checking out. The players are professional and fun and the music is familiar and rocking!

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Second Helping Does Sound Check in the Rain and Closes out the ENC Food, Brews and BBQ

Upon leaving the Crystal Coast, I headed North and West and found my way to Kinston to check out the last leg of the ENC Food, Brews and QUE Festival which took place at Pearsons Park in Downtown Kinston, NC

Offering the music for the event were several familiar local acts. Opening the day was TrainWreck, who funked up the morning. New Bern’s Country crooner, Bryan Mayer rocked the stage next. The Wicked Shimmies are a Kinston based band, that offered the third fun set of rock and cool grooves. Closing out the day was the Lenoir based tribute band Second Helping, who is nationally known as the longest-running tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Of course, I showed up just in time to hear them do the sound check in the rain. Following a brief shower, they worked out all of the kinks and the band shut down the event with the Southern Rock favorites that fans love. Though the band is local, they perform mostly out-of-state. They have one more event on the calendar that is in our area.

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You can take a pause for the cause and rock with the band at Fall Ball 19, taking place on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Fall Ball is a fundraiser to benefit Edgewood Community School. The Fundraiser will kick off with the third annual wing and pig cook-off. There will be seven bands on the bill and all the good times you would like to have. This is a BYOB event, so pack your coolers and mark your calendars. Campers, RVs, and tents are welcome. The address for the Fall Ball is 750 Racetrack Rd., La Grange NC. The event starts at 11 am and runs until 10 pm.

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Adam Hill Returns to The Brown Pelican

This past year, Second Helping hit the road with another area band. The Adam Hill Band joined them on several shows this past Summer. This offered Hill an opportunity to perform on bigger stages and in new areas.

Speaking of the Adam Hill Band, they were in New Bern last weekend, so following all of the festival fun, I headed back to town. On Saturday, the band returned to the Dirty Bird, aka The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. It was the first time the trio played there this year. It was a fun night rocking with the Lenoir County-based rock outfit.

This weekend they will be playing a private party. In the days ahead, the band will be busy rocking some big stages. Next Friday the band will be rocking Wilmington, when they perform at Bourbon St. S Front St., Wilmington, NC. Music plays from 9 pm till 1 am.  On Saturday, November 3, they will be rocking Wish You Were Beer Tavern, Goldsboro, offering music from 9 pm till midnight. The following week they will be on the road and rocking them in Clayton on Friday, November 9 and in Raleigh on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Sharing the stage both nights with other great rocking acts. Please see details below!

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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Checking in with our friends at BrÜtopia, located at 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC, we find local stringer Brian Burke serving up the sounds tonight from 7-10 pm. Come out tonight and make this your first stop to kick off the weekend. Enjoy a freshly brewed beer from their tap and chill with the acoustic sounds of Burke.

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Tomorrow night you can come out and enjoy the 2nd Annual Halloween Party with Joe Baes Project. Dress up and get ready to dance to all the great 80-90’s rock, pop and grunge tunes you love. Keep an ear out for their fun original tunes as well. Dress to impress. Mari’s Hella Fat Food Truck will be serving the food you love. Your favorite beer will be on tap and the music will be offered from 7-10 pm.

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Live music is offered each Friday evening at The Bruin Craft Beer & Wine Store, 224 Middle St., New Bern, NC. Come grab your favorite drink and enjoy the start of each weekend with free live music by area artists offering tunes from 8-10:30 pm. Music will be offered tonight by New Bern’s own stringer and singer, Ed Prophet. 

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., opens it’s doors to local acts each week. Live music kicks off each Thursday with open mic. Sign up at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm… All are welcome. On Friday they welcome awesome acoustic acts in to entertain the crowd. Tonight come out to enjoy a cold beer and Carolina Sky offering bluegrass, country and folk favorites from 7-10 pm. On Saturdays the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands. This week they will celebrate Halloween with Ravenz Bru. Live music is offered each Saturday from 8-11 pm.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Tonight you can enjoy the classic rock grooves of The Wannabees, live on the deck from 7-10 pm. Following their fun set of great rock covers, step inside to get all funked up with The Monterio Experience, rocking the mic from 10 pm until closing. Tomorrow night the Halloween fun continues with live rock coming at us via The BiPolar Express, offering the rock favorites to groove you from 7-10 pm.

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New Bern’s newest venue City Stage offers comedy fans a great weekend of fun and good times. Tonight it is Improv Comedy Night, featuring Walk-In Bathtub. Audiences are part of the show! Give us your suggestions and watch us create hilarious unscripted scenes right before your eyes! This month featuring Walk in Bathtub, New Bern’s own Improv Team! Come and explore the hilarious, unpredictable world of Improv comedy. 
Tickets are $7.00! The fun start at 8 pm.

Tomorrow night you are invited to attend the Monster’s Bash. Tickets for that are $8.00. The Monster Bash Halloween Revue and Dance Party will be hosted by Madame Z.
Break out your craziest costumes and join your friends at City Stage. The City Players will perform live throughout the night and the dance floor will be full! Costume contest at midnight! 8:00pm – 1:00am.The City Stage is located at 901 B Pollock St, New Bern, NC. They are a private club. Sign up and become a member for $1.00.

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Cruising The Coast

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop has more great music in store for you tonight:

Nüttbrëd is one of our most favorite local rock bands, featuring frontwoman, Kayla Lewis. They do a variety of classic rock, blues, soul and contemporary. You will hear songs spanning from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and more.
Please come to see this band! Free music is never free, we encourage you to tip the music makers working hard for your good time!

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Swansboro, NC

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This weekend at Boro Restaurant and Bar, you are invited to come out to enjoy the great tastes being featured on the menu and enjoy the live music of the incredibly talented Justin Castellano. A local favorite, Castellano is classically trained and professional player. To enjoy all his wors and to learn more about this artist visit http://www.justincguitar.com Music plays this weekend from 8-11 pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

 The E Club has live music tonight with the country rockers, Carolina Sky.  Music is served from 10 pm till closing. Come out and enjoy your favorite classic rock and country covers with this fun band based out of Raleigh, NC and here to rock you tonight!

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Rocking Around The Region

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Answering the Call

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

October 22 at 7:23 PM

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Facebook Events Link

Here are all the great music options for you on Facebook this week. Check out all of the events here and express interest in the ones you like.

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug people often and share the love. Don’t forget life is short and could end in a moment. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

♥♥♥♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Look for me on Facebook by following this link:
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 with me.

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, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Sending along pictures is helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well. Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

Thank You For Your Support

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

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

TIPS TIPS TIPS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets on site. Two of the stations take $10.00 increments and one station takes $5.00 donations. All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

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

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!  To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com to learn more.

Support Live Music Promotions ~ Tip The Blogger!

Blog Donations

 

This site is a free service, published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music. If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support the mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

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Wrapping Up MumFest and Rocking with Local Talents Around the Region

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MumFest 2018

MumFest 2018 Wrap Up with Local Favorites

Bryan Mayer Warms ‘Em Up at Noon

Opening up the show under the Miller Lite Beer Tent located on Craven and South Front Sts. for day two of MumFest 2018 was New Bern’s beloved singer-songwriter, once known to the local area as Stretch. He climbed the country charts and became better known to everyone as Bryan Mayer.

This hometown artist is a class act with grace and talent when on stage. Besides offering any number of classic and modern-day country songs, he offers tales of his time on stage with many of the artist’s he covers. Beyond all country favorites, the tall New Bern native has some blues in his soul and he can rock you some too!

Bryan Mayer stays busy offering his music to the people locally and on the road throughout the year. In fact, today he has two shows. This afternoon he will be rocking a stage in Downtown Kinston, NC for the ENC Brew n QUE Festival at Pearsons Park. Be on hand to rock with Mayer at 1:30 pm. If you can’t make that show, catch him tonight in Emerald Isle when here rolls out all your favorites from 10 pm till 1 am at SALT325 Mangrove Dr, Emerald Isle, NC.  To keep up with this artist check out his Facebook page:

Bryan Mayer Music

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Joe Baes Project Rocks ‘Em Through the Afternoon

For those that love a good mix of rock and original music, a familiar favorite for fun alternative rock n good times is the New Bern based,  Joe Baes Project. The trio rocked under the tent in the middle of the afternoon. Offering rock, grunge, and familiar pop hits to the crowd of festival gatherers, fans and friends.

This past year, the trio has changed dynamics with the bass player and founding member and songwriter Mike Galloway, moving away. Coming on board to fill the position of rhythm maker is Danny Taylor. Still offering the lead on vocals and guitar is Joe Baes and rocking the kit is Jonathan Toler on drums and vocals.

To keep up to speed with this rocking trio be sure to visit their website:

www,joebaes.rocks

The band has a local gig here in town next week! Be sure to dress up and join Joe Baes Project for the 2nd Annual Halloween Bash at BrÛtopia, one week from tonight on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Music and fun start at 7 pm.

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Strung Together Makes For A #NewBernStrong MumFest Finish

Closing out the weekend-long festival on the Miller-Lite Stage was New Bern’s own Family Band, Strung Together, featuring the Oliver Family. This was the perfect end to a healing weekend for our beloved little town that was so fractured by Florence. Not only did it devastated the downtown waterfront area, but it also took out businesses and historic homes alike. One of the homes she tried to wash away is Oliver’s home on E Front Street.

I found it to be mindful and moving to see this band closing out a great weekend of solid repair, following so many weeks of despair for everyone.

This family band is unique in they are mostly related and offer a great mix of genres by way of a host of instruments. They offer everything from pop, jazz standards, folk songs, country and bluegrass selections mixed in with their own songs. As the family rebuilds their home, they will keep busy with music and let the healing happen as they play for the fun of making music and memories.

Coming up next month they have a couple of great community shows. On Saturday, November 3, 2018, they will be AMPED UP at Jaycee Park in Morehead City and rocking the stage from 2-3 pm On Sunday, November 4, 2018; they will be back in town and taking part in Merci On Middle St. That performance is scheduled for 5:30 pm.

To learn more about this family band be sure to like their Facebook page

Strung Together Band

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The BiPolar Express Rolls to the Beach to Rock

The New Bern born 80-90’s hair band, rock cover kings, The BiPolar Express took flight last weekend to rock fans at the Crystal Coast. They offered several solid sets of rock favorites to the crowd which gathered at The E-Club, located at 8102 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC.

A few days following the show, it was announced that the good times would continue for The BiPolar Express and their loyal passengers. 2019 is officially open for booking. Though the band considered winding down on dates and regrouping and revamping the set list, things changed after Florence flooded the rehearsal space where they once gathered. I would think more rock is just what the doctor would prescribe, so mark these dates on your calendar and make plans to climb aboard this rockin’ express!

On Saturday, October 27 they will be rocking Blackbeard’s Triple Play, 415 S Front St., New Bern, on November 10, taking part in rocking Homeless Veterans Benefit @ Farmer’s Market in New Bern NC and on Dec 21 they will return to The E Club in Emerald Isle, NC.

To keep up to date on all of the news like them on Facebook by following this link:

The BiPolar Express

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Second Helping Rocks Kinston, NC

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At the start of the month, I was invited to The Red Room to check out the longest running Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Act on the scene, Second Helping. Though the band is locally based with most of the members being Lenoir County residents, they spend most of their time touring the country offering the songs made famous by one of the best-known bands in Southern Rock history.

This ten piece band is quite an act for any sound company to manage. With Three guitars, three harmony vocals, a bass guitar, drums, keyboard/piano, and one lead vocalist, this band is no small operation. Most impressive, once everything is plugged into the right channel of the board, they always provide an awesome tribute to the band with a great legacy in music history, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

To get to know the band better, visit their website at

Second Helping

For those interested in rocking with the band, you are invited to join them this afternoon at Pearsons Park, when they close out the ENC Brews n QUE event in Downtown Kinston, NC. They take the stage at 5:30 pm to deliver the closing set of the event which opens today at 11 am with Train Wreck opening up the day. Bryan Mayer offers the second set at 1 pm and the Wicked Shimmies hit at 3 pm to offer the third performance on the day.

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., opens it’s doors to local acts each week. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands. This week will be no exception with Adam Hill in the house, with his hard-hitting rock trio The Adam Hill Band. Come to get rocked right 8-11 pm.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Tonight you can enjoy the beach vibe and rock grooves of Ravens Bru live from 7-10 pm

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New Bern’s newest venue City Stage offers music fans a night of great music. Tonight it is a full night of entertainment with Madame Z’s Hot Cauldron. Tickets are $8.00 and this event sells out often, so arrive early! Music and fun start at 8 pm. The City Stage is located at 901 B Pollock St, New Bern, NC. They are a private club. Sign up and become a member for $1.00.

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Cruising The Coast

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Morehead City, NC

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Live reggae will be featured on the deck courtesy of Selah Dubb offering the grooves from 10 pm until they shut the doors! Off The Hook offers a great menu with unique flavors to accompany the freshest foods.

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop has more great music in store for you tonight:

Tumbleweed, Sat Oct 20th, 8 PM- 12 AM, $3 Cover

https://tumbleweednc.bandcamp.com
Tumbleweed is a folk band from Wilmington, NC fronted by three songwriters (Jordan Sutherland, Amanda King, and McKay Glasgow), multi-instrumentalists with a knack for musical composition and vocal harmony. The band recently acquired the multi-talented Ross “Raws” Page (percussion), Peter Boscaljon (bass) and Sam Bowman(electric guitar/piano). After over a year working in the studio to develop their sound, Tumbleweed put out their first album, ‘Little Yellow House’, on Bandcamp in August of 2018. The 11-track release explores relationships, loss, and self-discovery through the eyes of each songwriter. Tumbleweed was formed in March 2016 and has been featured in Wilmington’s Bourgie Nights Concert SeriesCarolina Pine Music Festival and the Brooklyn Arts Center Singer-Songwriter Showcases.

 Check all of this out this weekend at Cru Bar, located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. Need more info, call (252) 728-3066.

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Swansboro, NC

 Enjoy a few sets of sultry sounds tonight at Boro Restaurant and Bar. Music plays from 8-11 pm.  4EverAll will be offering the sounds that make you fall in love from 8-11pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

FAB Band will be performing Saturday, October 20, at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music is served from 6:30 – 10 pm. Come out and enjoy your favorite classic rock and blues covers with this fun band

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Rocking Around The Region

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Havelock Chili Festival

Besides all of the great food, the 2018 Havelock Chili Festival will offer live entertainment. Saturday you can see the Havelock Community Band start things off at 10 am. The youth from the Center of Performing Arts will offer the mid-day entertainment at 1 pm. Tomorrow night you can hear The Jaywalkers, a band out of New Bern, NC, closing out the event 6-8 pm.

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 Fall Festival

October 20th
12-5 PM

Fall themed fun for the whole family – games, crafts, kids activities, and more!

New exciting news: The NC Aquarium from Pine Knoll Shores will be here!!! Also, the Croatan High School Marching Band will be having a bake sale. We are hoping you all can come out and join us this Saturday from 12-5 PM.

All of the action takes place at

Cape Carteret Community Park 104 Dolphin Street Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Kids Fun:

Touch-a-Truck–Western Carteret Fire Department
& the U.S. Coast Guard
Bouncy House and Slide
Face Painting
Glitter Tattoos
Kids Crafts
Candy

Vendors:

MacDaddy’s
231 Mad Designs
Tupperware

Bailiwick
You Wood If You Could
The Petite Wood Worker
Paparazzi
Creations by Judi
Rodan and Fields
Clute Creations
Ryerson Unlimited
Cheryl’s Creations
Mysi Fortenbery Studios
Scentsy
Thirty-One
Perfectly Posh
Patricia’s Practicals
Sweet Magnolia Reign
C’s Little Enterprise
Independent Financial Solutions Group
Matt Dressel
Carteret County Health Department

Food Vendors:

Wiki Wiki Dawgs

Sheryl’s Candy Apple Creations

Chocolate Creations

Live Music:

Mad Fiddler 12-2
https://www.facebook.com/madfiddlerentertainment/

Ed Prophet 3-5
https://www.reverbnation.com/edprophet

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Sunday Funday

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6 Bands, 5 Breweries, 4 The Community!

Florence took a lot from our community. Let’s give some back! Grab the entire family and join us for an afternoon of live music and beer tasting to raise money for the Carteret County Public School Foundation.

** Buy Tickets: https://flonation252.wordpress.com/buy-tickets/ **

Gates open at noon, music starts at 1!

BANDS:
Chupacabras (de la rosa) – 12:30 to 1:15
Gary Dudley and the Maxxtones – 1:30 to 2:15
Remedy (Tim Rowe) – 2:30 to 3:15
Beaufort Blues Project – 3;30 to 4:15
The Spread – 4:30 to 5:15
Free Poor – 5:30 to 6:30
With sound by Tristan Berrini DJ & Pro Audio Services

LOCAL BREWERIES: Crystal Coast Brewing Company, Fishtowne Brew House, Mill Whistle Brewing, Shortway Brewing Co. and Tight Lines Pub & Brewing Co.

FOOD TRUCKS: Beaufort Grocery Company To-Go, ECHS Marching Band Food Trailer, and Island Grille Catering

& BOUNCE HOUSES!

Tickets are $40 for music and beer tasting, and $25 for music only, available at the gate. Kids under 13 are FREE!

Flo Nation 252 T-shirts will also be for sale – $20 each youth and adult sizes.

Bucky and Wendy Oliver of Front Street Village will have two shuttles running from Beaufort Elementary School parking lot from 1pm to finish.

Thanks to the donations of time and talent from all 6 bands, logo (and tattoo) artist Chrissy Suralik of Inkspiration Studio Tattoo , Wendy & Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery, Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and Carlos & Hope Sanderson of 110% Screen Printing for giving us the opportunity to give as much as we can!

All funds raised will go to the Carteret County Public School Foundation, which will directly help the 620 students and 64 teachers who were displaced by the hurricane.

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Gallant’s Channel is obviously not the actual channel but the grassy area with the dock next to the new Beaufort Bridge. Turn at the Bonehenge sign.

*** WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! ***

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a44a5ab2fa5f85-flonation

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR!

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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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Facebook Events Link

Here are all the great music options for you on Facebook this week. Check out all of the events here and express interest in the ones you like.

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug people often and share the love. Don’t forget life is short and could end in a moment. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

♥♥♥♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Look for me on Facebook by following this link:
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 with me.

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, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Sending along pictures is helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well. Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

Thank You For Your Support

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

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

TIPS TIPS TIPS!

If you are a reader, who likes the content of this blog and has a few dollars to spare, you can tip the blogger. There are several tip buckets on site. Two of the stations take $10.00 increments and one station takes $5.00 donations. All donations and tips are filtered back into the growth of this live music blog.

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

This site is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host this site. If you are the CEO of your organization and wish to invest in the arts and music promotions, please consider NCMZ.LIVE as the place to be!  To find out more on any and all of these opportunities, please email ncmz.live@gmail.com to learn more.

Support Live Music Promotions ~ Tip The Blogger!

Blog Donations

This site is a free service and published twice weekly as a gentle reminder for people to get out and support live music. If you enjoy this blog and the content, please help support my mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!




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Last Weekend Music Was Made Near the River and Along the Coast

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Music Rocks MumFest 2018

Last weekend, New Bern took a giant leap toward reclaiming normalcy when the town welcomed MumFest 2018; presented by Swiss Bear. It was a wonderful weekend-long event that featured a lot of music that filled our streets.

For the second year in a row, there was a tent set up on the corner of Middle and Broad Streets which welcomed music throughout the weekend. This tent was hosted by Riverside Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Many of the acts that I caught were acoustic and solo. The first entertainer I walked up on was John Williams from Greenville, NC, who was offering sounds to friends and fans. Offering sounds of popular folk acts and classic country stars, he can be found tonight jamming at Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery. Music starts at 8 pm.

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Some of the other acts I caught at that location included Now or Never. This trio is an original outfit hailing from Beaufort, NC blends the talents of Tiffany Elaine and her music brothers, Steve Mehan on lead guitar and Fernando Rivera offering songwriting collaboration, vocals, and guitar. The band came to be as a result of many open mics and sharing music. The trio can be found hanging out together hosting open mics with Tiffany Elaine.

To keep up with her and all her projects, follow her on Facebook. TiffanyElaineMusic909 and Now or Never. You can catch them all next week on Monday rocking Shortway Brewing Co., 230 Chatham Rd., Newport, NC. They will be hosting an open mic from 6-9 pm and collecting donations for hurricane relief. All jammers are welcome. Come have a taste of their freshly brewed beer and sing a little long. On Tuesday, they will do it again at Crystal Coast Brewing Company in Atlantic Beach. Music starts at 7 pm and all are welcome to jam!

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Will Stovall was the youngest rocker I met throughout the weekend, offering his jams under the tent for the final two hours of the weekend-long event. This 17-year-old is a Greenville native also. He offered a wide variety of music that was popular before his time and he included songs of his own. That is always exciting, to hear new artists offering their own soul for listeners to keep! It never gets old. Be sure to keep an ear out for this up and coming stringer. To keep up with his news like his music page on Facebook: Will Stovall Music.

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Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band Offers Two Performances

Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band offered two performances to the town on Sunday, October 14, 2018. They opened their 2 pm set with the big band and jazz selections to welcome the onlookers and fans. Their 3 pm set offered rock selections to keep the crowd rolling through the remainder of their afternoon. It was probably during that set when my favorite music moment of the weekend happened. It was the magic of the music and the moments that came together during the guitar solo during, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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Miller Lite Tent Lines up Great Entertainment

On Saturday I was able to catch a couple of bands under the tent at the corner of Craven and S Front Streets. Inside the corner lot, there was food served, vendors and BEER!  Under the tent were many tables and chairs for all to enjoy the music. On stage in the afternoon, I had the chance to enjoy the music of Waterloo Revival. This country band hails from Nashville, TN and delivers a variety of catchy originals. The band kicked off the opening concert on Friday night and returned to rock the stage under the tent for another set on Saturday, October 13.  Before leaving town on Saturday night to find music along the coast, I also got to groove with Joe Brown and the Band. They offered a fun set of music for the people from 6-8 pm.

When we pick things up tomorrow we will head back under the tent to enjoy all of the music that closed out MumFest 2018. Come chill out with local favorites, Bryan Mayer, Joe Baes Project, and Strung Together.

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Justin Castellano Serves Up the Sounds at Church St. Deli

On Saturday night I headed out of town to see what I could find for music along the coast. It was at my first stop that I found the crazy cool guitar extraordinaire, Justin Castellano offering his grooves to fans and friends at Church St Deli and Pub located at 99 W Church St., Swansboro, NC. Tonight the singer-songwriter will be jamming on the beach in Atlantic Beach when he gives his grooves to the folks at Idle Hour Biergarten. Music is offered in the sand from 6-9 pm. On Saturday the elegant stringer will offer music at Harrika’s Brew Haus in Cedar Point, NC offering tunes from 7-10 pm. He closes out his weekend at Trading Post in Emerald Isle, NC; this Sunday, at 2:30 pm. For more info on this player be sure to visit his website at www.justincguitar.com

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Big Drink Trades Big Sounds at Trading Post

Popping over the bridges and checking things out in Emerald Isle, I ran into the fun grooves of Big Drink Music Company who were rocking the crowd at The Trading Post Southern Food and Spirits. On Saturday night it was a fun trio of rockers that hail from the Crystal Coast and enjoy cutting chords and banging out the beats. Will Baker offers vocals and guitar work, Jon Wood plays bass and offers vocals and Tony Johnston offers the backbeat on drums and sings! The band plays all of the fan favorites to make people dance while offering a great variety of music in every show! They also jam with guitarist Davis Lott who also sings.

Checking out their music page on Facebook the band bio reads, “Big Drink Music Co formed in 2007 and as with many great bands, there have been several changes made since then. Currently, the addition of Will Baker & Tony Johnston has taken the sound of the band to a new level, bringing more rock & Blues flavor to the already wide variety of musical genre we have to offer. We also now have the ability to write original songs on the spot and offer a more entertaining experience. If you are looking for a band that can provide you with lots of great music, fun, and original entertainment then Big Drink Music Co. is the band you are looking for!

Currently managed by their rhythm man, Wood, Big Drink Music Co. is dedicated to providing the best in music & entertainment. We are a community-oriented organization and want to support as many local charities and events as possible.”

To keep up with this trio of music brothers visit their Facebook page today: Big Drink Music Co.

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Come on back tomorrow and hear all about how The BiPolar Express rocked the E Club on Saturday, October 14, 2018. Plus news on the longest running Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band Touring the scene. I checked in with Second Helping a few weeks ago and will catch you up to speed with them as they get ready to rock a BBQ event in Kinston tomorrow night! For now, let’s have a look at who is rocking where and what other fun events are in store for the weekend!

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

Downtown New Bern, NC

Tonight at BrUtopia, 1201 Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC. it is William Seymour is a singer-songwriter based out of Greenville, North Carolina. William’s sound can be described as a mix of Blues, Soul, and Americana. His influences come from artists such as Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, and Ray Lamontagne and he has played in bands such as ‘The Broadcast’ as well as ‘Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey’. The most current development will be the release of his debut solo album in 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/WilliamSeymourOfficial

Along with great music being served from 7-10 pm, Nest Café will be dishing out the goods. Food is served from 5 until 10 pm.

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Matt Livingston

Checking things out around town, The Bruin Craft Beer & Wine Store224 Middle St., New Bern, NC offers the live music of local artists each Friday night from 8 pm until 10:30 pm. Tonight enjoy free music from Matt Livingston.

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., opens it’s doors to local acts each week. Every Thursday the stage is set with an open mic hosted by Brian Mac. Sign up starts at 7 pm. Music is played from 8-11 pm with all jammers welcome. On Friday you can enjoy the music of local acoustic acts including tonight’s act, Sometimes Lions, being hosted by Folk Journal offering the sounds from 7-10 pm. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands. This week will be no exception with Adam Hill in the house with his hard-hitting rock trio The Adam Hill Band. Come to get rocked right 8-11 pm.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Tonight you can enjoy the country and rock grooves of the popular Greenville based band, Rural Route Romance live from 7-10 pm. Tomorrow enjoy the beach vibes and rock grooves of Ravens Bru live from 7-10 pm

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New Bern’s newest venue City Stage offers music fans a night of great music. If you missed the closing act of MumFest last Saturday night, be sure to join The Dueling Pianos on stage tonight offering all of your favorite songs as per your tipped request. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Tomorrow night it is a full night of entertainment with Madame Z’s Hot Cauldron. Tickets are $8.00 and this event sells out often, so arrive early! Music and fun start at 8 pm. The City Stage is located at 901 B Pollock St, New Bern, NC. They are a private club. Sign up and become a member for $1.00.

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Cruising The Coast

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Atlantic Beach, NC

Justin Castellano will make music tonight on the sand at Idle Hour Biergarten. Dress warm and come to enjoy his grooves from 6-9 pm. Be sure to arrive hungry and ready nosh on the tasty food while enjoying some live music tonight!

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop has a great music line up this weekend.

Tonight it is music sensation Emily Musolino Band, Fri Oct 19th, 9PM-1 AM, $3 Cover
http://www.emilymusolino.com
Emily Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues-rock guitar riffs. The depth of emotion in her voice is stunning and her songs have a classic sound and lyrics that tell compelling stories.
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has opened for and collaborated with artists like Ani Difranco, Nikki Hill, Vinx, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (SonnyMoon, Kendrick Lamar) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel). She is also the owner and head engineer at Blue Moose Recording Studio in Durham and Co-founder of the women’s music and arts collective Mama May I.
Emily released her newest album “The Vault” in April 2018.
Emily has been featured several times on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and written up in the News and Observer. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and plays 200+ shows a year, both bandleader and soloist around the world.

Tumbleweed, Sat Oct 20th, 8 PM- 12 AM, $3 Cover

https://tumbleweednc.bandcamp.com
Tumbleweed is a folk band from Wilmington, NC fronted by three songwriters (Jordan Sutherland, Amanda King, and McKay Glasgow), multi-instrumentalists with a knack for musical composition and vocal harmony. The band recently acquired the multi-talented Ross “Raws” Page (percussion), Peter Boscaljon (bass) and Sam Bowman (electric guitar/piano). After over a year working in the studio to develop their sound, Tumbleweed put out their first album, ‘Little Yellow House’, on Bandcamp in August of 2018. The 11-track release explores relationships, loss, and self-discovery through the eyes of each songwriter. Tumbleweed was formed in March 2016 and has been featured in Wilmington’s Bourgie Nights Concert Series, Carolina Pine Music Festival and the Brooklyn Arts Center Singer-Songwriter Showcases.

 Check all of this out this weekend at Cru Bar, located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. Need more info, call (252) 728-3066.

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Swansboro, NC

Ed Prophet is the strummer from New Bern with a sultry voice. Enjoy his sets of sounds tonight at Boro Restaurant and Bar. Music plays from 8-11 pm. Tomorrow night come out and enjoy the sounds of 4EverAll offering the sounds that make you fall in love from 8-11pm.

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Emerald Isle, NC

FAB Band will be performing Saturday, October 20, at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music is served from 6:30 – 10 pm. Come out and enjoy your favorite classic rock and blues covers with this fun band

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Rocking Around The Region

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Havelock Chili Festival

Besides all of the great food, the 2018 Havelock Chili Festival will offer live entertainment. Friday night you will be entertained by the  MCAS Cherry Point Show Band, performing 6-8 pm.  Saturday you can see the Havelock Community Band start things off at 10 am. The youth from the  Center of Performing Arts will offer the mid-day entertainment at 1 pm. Tomorrow night you can hear The Jaywalkers, a band out of New Bern, NC, closing out the event 6-8 pm.

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 Fall Festival

October 20th
12-5 PM

Fall themed fun for the whole family – games, crafts, kids activities, and more!

New exciting news: The NC Aquarium from Pine Knoll Shores will be here!!! Also, the Croatan High School Marching Band will be having a bake sale. We are hoping you all can come out and join us this Saturday from 12-5 PM.

All of the action takes place at

Cape Carteret Community Park 104 Dolphin Street Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Kids Fun:

Touch-a-Truck–Western Carteret Fire Department
& the U.S. Coast Guard
Bouncy House and Slide
Face Painting
Glitter Tattoos
Kids Crafts
Candy

Vendors:

MacDaddy’s
231 Mad Designs
Tupperware
Bailiwick
You Wood If You Could
The Petite Wood Worker
Paparazzi
Creations by Judi
Rodan and Fields
Clute Creations
Ryerson Unlimited
Cheryl’s Creations
Mysi Fortenbery Studios
Scentsy
Thirty-One
Perfectly Posh
Patricia’s Practicals
Sweet Magnolia Reign
C’s Little Enterprise
Independent Financial Solutions Group
Matt Dressel
Carteret County Health Department

Food Vendors:

Wiki Wiki Dawgs

Sheryl’s Candy Apple Creations

Chocolate Creations

Live Music:

Mad Fiddler 12-2
https://www.facebook.com/madfiddlerentertainment/

Ed Prophet 3-5
https://www.reverbnation.com/edprophet

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ENC Food, Brew ‘n Que features the best of Eastern North Carolina Food, Craft Beer, Wine, and classic ENC BBQ! All this fun takes place tomorrow at Pearsons Park in Downtown Kinston, NC.

Enjoy local food trucks, vendors, live music, cold craft brews, tempting wines, fun, fellowship, BBQ tasting with some of the best people you’ll ever meet.

We’re known far and wide for our rich country fares and hospitality. Come put the rumors to the test, and see why ENC is the very BEST!!

This event kicks off at 11 am with live music by TrainWreck. Also on the bill performing throughout the day will be The Bryan Mayer Band, Second Helping and The Wicked Shimmies.

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Hey NC There is Live Music Everywhere

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

October 15 at 6:16 PM

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Facebook Events Link

Here are all the great music options for you on Facebook this week. Check out all of the events here and express interest in the ones you like.

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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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 by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug people often and share the love. Don’t forget life is short and could end in a moment. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

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