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

On The Scene with Tracey StonesA Stormy Saturday  Always up for a grand adventure, I recently went sailing with Ken, a new resident to our beloved City of Bears. We had our first outing just days before, where I learned some boat lingo and watched, as he did all of the work. Then on Saturday, the [...]

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Friday Night Fun and What’s Up for Saturday Night

On The Scene With Tracey Stones     More Live Music Added to New Bern Options Tonight Breaking News! The management at Persimmons Restaurant is bringing more music to New Bern. Earlier this week management reached out to book Big Jim. We are pleased to say that we accommodated their request for the band to [...]

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

This Music Business. Class is in!Make Sure You Cultivate A CrowdNot only is it important to hone your skills but it is equally important to cultivate your crowd. Fans are funny. They are the one that likes you the most. Those are the people that pay money to see your shows and give you money [...]

Another Fun Week Logged In The Books with Music Memories

On The Scene With Tracey Stones It was another fun week that got logged in the books, with music made memories, complete with good friends. Above from left to right, music appreciators Mary Spruill, Tracey Stones, and April Sunshine enjoy Blues Night at The Brown Pelican. Rolling Thru the Week We Jam The Blues A [...]

Highlighting New Bern Acts On The Festival Circuit This Weekend And More

This Music Business, Class Is In! Never underestimate the power of good goal setting plans. Be as methodical in your plans as you are in your practice. Setting small goals and meeting targets is critical to growth and development. Start simple after you have your band together. Commit to meeting twice a week. One sessionContinue reading Highlighting New Bern Acts On The Festival Circuit This Weekend And More

Back In Class Plus More Festival Fun and Music Events for Friday

This Music Business! Class is In! Musicians spend a lot of time honing their skills, learning new techniques and mastering their instruments. Most times this investment of time yields the reward of performing your craft in front of an audience. Make good use of that time investment after you meet the team members, that you [...]

Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

This Music Business. Class is In! Establishing relationships in the music business is no different from any other life or business situation. Trust and loyalty are earned, as is respect. Let’s say you live in Oriental or Havelock, and take note that there is more going on in New Bern these days. Don’t make itContinue reading Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

Welcome to Another Weekend of Music and Fun

This Music Business ~ Class Is InI am not a lawyer and will not give legal advice. I would say to those starting in business, even a band business to make sure they have a line item under their expenses for legal counsel and a good accountant too. Having been in business for a number [...]