We Need More Music Now!

Music Promotes Healing and We Need Both Now! If there is one thing we can all agree on during these controversial days, it is that the release of a virus from a Chinese lab has created a difficult season for so many of us. Itโ€™s been a long season of uncertainty, one thatโ€™s been filled [...]

Community Celebrations and Rock Legends Return to the Stage For Saturday Fun

On the Scene With Tracey Stones It was Community Fun for all and Rock Legends that offered the good times on a great day and rocking night! Community Comes First Last weekend many town-folks gathered at Creekside Park in James City, for a Saturday afternoon to celebrate the resiliency of New Bern and Craven County! [...]

A Week Full of The Working Blues Keeps Us In New Bern

On The Scene With Tracey Stones On Saturday, I made my way to town to check out The Neuse River Rambles. Surf, Wind and Fire owner Danny Batten is one of the unsung heroes of our community. After Florence left him with damage to his home and business, Batten became some of the hardest working [...]

Kicking it at the Close of 2018

On the Scene With Tracey Stones Happy New Year. I am glad we made it through 2018 and look forward to tackling 2019 as a team as well! Hopefully, everyone had a safe and joyous New Year! To be honest, most years I think to myself, "Oh New Year, new start," and not much ever [...]

New Bern Welcomes the Holiday Season As I Find Music All Around Town

On the Scene with Tracey Stones New Bern welcomed in the holiday season last night, making for another celebratory moment for #NewBernStrong with the season of giving and Santa Claus too. As the town's people gathered on Middle Street to meet the man of the season and take a sleigh ride, I walked around the [...]

NCMZ Rocks the Beat for 300 Blogs

On the Scene With Tracey Stones We Have Been Rocking the Beats for 300 Blogs!!!   Thank you for being here. Can you believe we have been rocking the beats for 300 Blogs? It's true! The lights have shined, the stages have been set and the music has played. And since March 2015, we have [...]

Halloween Creeps In, The Beat Goes Down and The Music Plays On

On the Scene With Tracey Stones   Last night I stayed local and caught a couple early shows! Thirsty Bruin Hosts Local Singer & Stringer Ed Prophet   Last night the weather offered more rain which put a damper on some events about town, but what I did manage to catch I thoroughly enjoyed! My [...]

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 [...]