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

On the Scene With Tracey Stones

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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! The event was organized by Ina Thomas. She was motivated and inspired like many of us were by the amazing outcome of the Casey Hathaway story where the 3-year-old Craven County boy went missing and was found alive in the woods three days later.

The news story of Hathaway and his family and our local Sheriff’s Department gained national attention, as did our city of New Bern after it was truly devastated by Florence in September. Life does not always offer us rays of hope. Sometimes the clouds of dark blanket news coverage, in case you missed the headlines!

When Hathaway was found alive, after three days of being a lost little boy during a cold snap this winter, it was a miracle that filled all of our broken Florence hearts with love and made us forget our troubles as we breathed in faith and exhaled hope!! God is so amazing! He is here in our City of Bears and He walks with each one of us that are lost and in need. He is a busy miracle worker and He delivered to the masses on that one! Well done! In the name of Jesus, Amen!

Thomas wanted to honor Sheriff Chip Hughes and his team of officers, and the many volunteers that turned out and came together for our local area in recent times. Not only for those that helped find Hathaway for his family, but also those that came to our area to assist in our recovery after Florence truly devastated our corner of the world! A mission that still continues with new immediate needs as time wears on!

NCMZ.LIVE and New Bern Now Made the Scene

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I arrived in time to catch the last song offered by Alisa Mike. The beautiful singer offered “Proud Mary” for her final composition. And although it might look like I was on the scene for her show, the truth is I made it just in time to watch her break it down.

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If you have never caught the amazing Alisa, I will remind you that she offers a free show to those that gather at the City Stage any Thursday evening from 7-9 pm. The professional singer offers voice lessons to anyone interested in vocal coaching. She is also available for private parties and venue engagements as well.

Following my time at the community celebration, I accepted Mike’s offer to join her for dinner. We headed to town and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Morgan’s. It is always wonderful to catch up with the people that have supported my efforts. Mike is one of those people. She is one of the artists I envision with a powerful band behind her. I told her before we finished dinner that I could see her pulling off a fine set with John Van Dyke and his jazz project! On that thought, I always smile!

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Real Heroes Reign True

The other thing that always makes me smile with pride is our Marines. When the organizer reached out to me, I offered some support in suggesting a few ideas for the music portion of the program. I know, surprise surprise!  I gave Thomas my word that I would promote her efforts and turn out for her event. When she presented the final music schedule, it was my hope to actually make the scene in time for our Marines. The line up for the day included the talents of stringer Marron Chaplin, singer Alisa Evans Mike, 2nd Division Marine Brass Band, local crooner Bryan Mayer, Simon Spalding, music historian and New Bern’s Blues Ambassador The Big Jim Kohler Blues Band. My timing was spot on.

 Reflections of the Organizer

Following the event, I caught up with the organizer to get her feelings on the event and the day. Thomas was very glad she put in the effort to do this for our community. She loves this little corner of the world like many of us and truly wanted to offer us all a day of fun, honor, and recognition for all we are when we come together! With the help of her small group of volunteers, she and her team did an awesome job in getting it done. Along with honoring our first responders and stellar volunteers, it is Thomas’ hope to sell enough T-shirt to raise the money needed to have a New Bern Bear placed at our local Sheriff’s office. To buy the We Believe in Bears T Shirt you can find Thomas on Facebook here Ina Lane Thomas,

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Saturday Night Fun for Rock Fans as Pegasus Plus Performs at State Theatre

It’s All About That Bass

When you think of David Stover reflect on this, we nearly lost the rocker twice leading up the rebirth of this band Pegasus +, which has been in hiatus for more than three and a half decades and now rocking socks off. After first meeting the band under the spotlight of my work, I learned from Stover himself that he motivated the reunion because of life and his journey on it!

“To begin in the late ’70s and early ’80s we were playing all of the popular clubs from N.C. to Florida as much 300 days out of the year. We played over 50 percent of our own music. We were trying to make it and get a recording deal. But after years touring it wore us down, so we decided to break, as much as we loved playing together.

“As for most of us, we settled down and raised a family. But music has always been a constant thing in our lives. I personally have 2 daughters, a son and three grandchildren.” Sadly, thought the talented music maker also has had his fair share of hardships. “I lost my wife in a car accident in 2005” and he said, “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.” He considers himself very blessed! Stover said, “I am truly blessed.  I have come close to dying twice. That brings us to now. We all have seen so many of our friends and family pass away. So we all connected and decided to get back together for a reunion and do a show.  We are so lucky to have a chance to do this again and here we are, all still alive. This is just a little of what is going on.”

Our Introduction

That conversation came from our correspondence after the band’s second reunion show. They were a part of a triple bill in Raleigh at the Lincoln Theater in February, where they warmed up the stage for the band who put Raleigh music on the map, Nantucket.  After that show, it wasn’t long before they booked a third show. They all reached out to tell me about the booking and they all invited me and paid for my ticket to Saturday nights show at The State Theatre in Greenville, NC.

For that appearance, they offered two fine sets of music and offered more than a handful of originals in each set. They are a group of seasoned professionals who probably ought to keep writing original music now that they are back at it. Though it is fun to reminisce, it is also fun to roll forward into the unknown. Especially when you are an artist. I hold out hope that they will contemplate new stuff for the many new fans they are making. Like with everything else, time will tell.

Become a Fan Today

For fans and friends looking for this band, you can find them on Facebook here: Pegasus Plus For readers who do not have Facebook, you can check out their website here: pegasusplusband.com.

It was during the break, that I got to meet and speak with guitar player JK Loftin. He took the time to introduce himself and validate that they were really doing this because they nearly lost their bass man and brother, and loved each other enough to see what they could see. I am always appreciative to hear the players stories. This band has a long story and they are writing new chapters for us to appreciate. They are lucky and they know it, because they are doing the things they love doing, but doing it together again!

Thank You!!!

Personally, I think this band is an awesome fit for bigger stages and festival opportunities. For those interested in exploring gig options reach out to them today! Their contact info is on both the website and on Facebook.  A big shout out to guitarist Martin Bissell for purchasing our tickets to cover the show and big hugs for JK Loftin for being one of the newest blog supporters, as well as drummer Jason Patterson, who was actually the last supporter to be added to the thank you list.

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Behind the Scenes with Tracey Stones

Real and True

Here is one thing I want everyone to know about me… I am real. I am not a fan of sugar coating life, because it has been a long and fruitless journey for this girl. Having said that, it was revealed on Facebook this week that I am struggling to overcome the losses I suffered from Florence, and I finally admitted the happy blogger is living with a broken heart. I rarely get a full night’s sleep and I am exhausted from faking it! In short, I had a personal meltdown.

Tomorrow I have very little to report except for who is playing where. So I am going to use tomorrow’s blog to express the full vision and mission of my heart and soul. I hope you come back then and help me find my way through the dark corners of my reality and truth. I established in November when I added the tip jar, that I could not do this alone anymore and I had no interest in quitting either. If you know me, you know even beyond my harsh truths I tend to lean on the positive side of life, but this week I dwelled in a lot of negative thoughts.

 We All Need Help!

Simply because without help this site will shut down soon, and as soon as next week. Tomorrow I will express my wants and needs in detail and will leave it all to God to figure out from there. Until then there is a lot going on so here are the places I picked that are supporting live music tonight!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

LEAVE NOW! IT’S ARTWALK

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Tonight marks the second Friday of the Month, which means it is ArtWalk tonight in downtown New Bern. Be sure to visit our fabulous town soon, if not tonight. There are galleries to consider, shops to browse, art to buy, artisans to meet, music makers to meet and offerings of wine and cheese, as you wait for a table at one of our fabulous restaurants.

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Be sure to stop by The Isaac Taylor Garden and visit The Greater Good Gallery on Craven St. Then come meet the artisans on Middle Street at Community Artists Gallery and Studio and Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, while you mingle with music-makers there too. This fun offering happens on the second Friday of the month from 5-8 pm.

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Other Friday Night Specials

Getting Down Around Town

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

New Bern Farmer’s Market

Join us for the 2019 Bern Summer Blast Concert! This year enjoy the sounds of the Band of Oz and North Tower.

Tickets are $25 at the gate/children 12 & under are free with a PAID ADULT.

NO food, drinks, or coolers will be permitted inside the Farmer’s Market. EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE – ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS

We would like to thank our sponsors International Paper and Trent Cadillac Buick GMC. Please visit www.newbernchamber.com for more information.

Bern Summer Blastafter party at Blackbeard’s Triple Play with DJ Mike Bruton on the 1’s and 2’s!!
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Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring the talented Rick Huff, offering songs from 7-10 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of Chocolate Chip & Company Band, they will bring the music to life tomorrow night on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage New Bern

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Live on stage after ArtWalk tonight at The City Stage New Bern they offer All My Rowdy Friends in town to rock you into tomorrow. $5.00 cover is payable at the door. Music starts at 8 pm and they play until midnight.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

The Garage

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The Garage welcomes the music of Tommy Duzan Sr. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!

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BrÜtopia

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

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Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar

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They are offering live music on the stage at Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar. Tonight you can rock to the grooves with Gary Dudley & The Maxxtones. Music starts at 9 pm and they rock until closing. Come out and enjoy all of the great live music all around town. We have lots of talent shining bright and plenty of places to visit.

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Morehead City

Promise’ Land Market

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

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Beaufort, NC

The Backstreet Pub

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Tonight it is the Mac & Juice Show at The Backstreet Pub, featuring the popular jam duo from the Mac & Juice Quartet! The brains and founding members of the well-established band are willing to play in any formation. They can offer clubs a duo act, a tight quartet, and even an amazing quintet is not out of the question. Tonight music starts at 9 pm and there is a $3.00 cover that goes directly to supporting the music!

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Royal James

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Rob Lightner and Nathan Shaffer offer the music to those that come together tonight at Royal James in Beaufort tonight. Check them out on the stage sharing songs you know and even love to sing along to, from 9 pm – 12 am.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

Offering the live sounds tonight at The Boro Restaurant & Bar will be New Bern’s own stringer and singer Ed Prophet, keeping beats from 8-11 pm. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music.

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Surf City, NC

The Trailer Bar!

The Trailer Bar welcomes 2Reckless tonight for the fun and music, for music lovers in the Surf City Area. If you want to be there for the sheer pleasure of supporting live music, you can catch the grooves from 8:30 until 11:30 pm.

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Rocking Around the Region

Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill wants everyone to be aware, that there is amazing entertainment in the house tonight! Here is the news from their website:

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road, promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top‘, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne ShepherdRobben Ford and Keb’ Mo’.

A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves.

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Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s

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It is going to be a night not to be missed by southern rock n blues fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes Johnny Neel of The Allman Brothers Band on stage with Idlewild South! Come grab yourself some good food and a cold drink at one of the coolest places in Greenville. Music plays from 8:00-11:00 pm. This show is free!

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays, they welcome all players for a Low Key Open Mic night hosted by Brian Burke. On Fridays and Saturdays it’s the finest local acts on the list, to entertain you while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight they welcome the talented Chuck Phillips to the stage! Tomorrow it is Rowlette Green.

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Havelock, NC

Jean’s

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Live on stage tonight at Jean’s is the classic rock and blues grooves of Cecil Gillikin and Core Sound. This trio of rockers will have you on the dance floor from 10 pm until the closing, bell at about 2 AM.

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Answering the Call

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

April 8 at 6:46 PM

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

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Searching for more events around the region:

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Thank You for Reading!

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

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

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

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

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and don’t forget the music makers that rock you!

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

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Keeping up with the Blogger

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

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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

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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.

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

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

On The Scene With Tracey Stones

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I stayed around town all week working for New Bern Now, Ledger Magazine and NCMZ.LIVE but that did not stop me from finding music all around our beautiful town.

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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 boots on the ground for this community. Actively meeting with business leaders and citizens while planning new ways to revitalize our downtown and jump-start his own business; he is a great asset and positive force for our community.

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Batten is not only a business owner but a banjo player too. When we first met Batten here in the blog, it was 2016 and he was playing with Merchant’s Road Band. Nowadays he is pick’n notes and offering harmonies for The Neuse River Ramblers. Last Saturday marked their third performance and it was rather a charming way to welcome St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Quite frankly, anytime you can find your way downtown and discover live music, it is a wonderful thing!

Business Development Makes #DowntownNBRocks

In his spare time, Batten squeezes in early morning meetings in an effort to help jump-start New Bern’s come back, post-Florence. One of the groups that meets and plans revitalization projects for downtown is the Downtown Business Council.

I was recently invited to an events-planning meeting, where I learned there would be more live music coming to the downtown.  That is always thrilling to report. You will be able to keep up with the news and developments of this new series, that is being deemed Saturday Sessions through Folks Journal. They will be partnering with the DBC and Swiss Bear, all working in conjunction with The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department. To present us with FREE LIVE MUSIC,for all that visit and shop New Bern.

Though ncmz.live won’t be involved with these music events, I can tell you that next month is already scheduled and a press release was issued. Here are some of those details as per that release, so that you can get an idea of what is in store for us!

Saturday Sessions

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm and begin Saturday April 6, 2019 and will run every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

The first Saturday Session programming on April 6 includes live music by Sometimes Lions, a Greenville based duo singing and playing your favorite covers. They feature their own original songs, sponsored by FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern, playing from 1pm-2:30pm. The second half of the Saturday Sessions is sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc. and will feature original music from the singer/songwriters of the Carrboro, NC based North Carolina Songwriters Co-op. Renowned bluegrass band Neville’s Quarter will be playing from 3pm-5pm. More information about the band is available online at www.nevillesquarter.com and on the North Carolina Songwriters Co-op website at www.ncsongwriters.org.

Not Just Music, Art too

April 13, 2019 will be the first Art Saturday during Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza. This program runs from 1pm-5pm and will feature an assortment of local artists. Local YA author Leslie Tall Manning will be having conversations and selling her books. Chris Wagner from The Sanctuary Gallery will be selling his work and demonstrate air painting alongside fellow gallery members. Local wellness guru and Kundalini yoga instructor Jenn Prem Arjan Pittman will be selling her holistic handmade jewelry. Artist and West Craven Middle School teacher Noël McKelvey of Blissworks will be demonstrating and selling her handmade whimsical card creations. Hope Baucher from A Hopeful Balance Yoga Studio will be providing instructors and classes in basic yoga and restoration poses. Reiki master and massage therapist Catherine Ould will be providing chair massage and reiki treatments.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts. Children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes,, held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

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Speaking of Banjo Playing Business Owners

This seems to be a trend when you look about our wonderful town, Banjo playing business owners. I was speaking with George Oliver not long before press time which brought the idea to mind. Oliver is another stellar citizen actively involved in helping the rebuild of the town.

It was nice talking to Oliver about some comedic business with Walk-In BathTub, and while we were on the phone he told me about his family’s show last weekend at Bank Of The Arts, where At The Gallery featured the music and story of June Carter and Johnny Cash.

The performance went so well that they have decided to bring it again to the community. This time they will perform on Friday, June 7, 2019, at The New Bern Civic Theater. Mark your calendars and make plans to be a part of a wonderful night of music and stories. This performance will be a fundraiser for the New Bern Civic Theater itself.  That is great news and another example of how Oliver and his family work overtime in assisting and serving our community.

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Mondays Means Blues at The Brown

 

 

Things were swinging when I got to the Dirty Bird more accurately know as  The Brown Pelican on Monday evening. Chirs Buttitta was back on the bass and a few more guitarist joined the fun. Some of those that I caught on the carpet this week include, open mic host and guitarist for 3rd Degree Bern, Brian Mac; solo player, Randy Moore, plus Tommy Duzan Sr. Hammering out the harmonica was Lee Tibbetts and kicking in the drums was Tom Parker. Big Jim was leading the charge and before I left I was jumping and jiving about!

This weekly offering has been a wonderful pick me up for New Bern and its music lovers. Thank you for coming out and showing your support for this weekly blues offering. We look forward to bringing you more fun nights from New Bern. This weekly blues treat is now followed up with HONKY TONK TUESDAY. That is the night made for all you country jammers. Mike Watkins is offering this weekly treat and all are welcome to come out and share the love.

When we come back tomorrow to finish out our fun week, we will stop here for open mic Thursday as well. This means that The Dirty Bird aka The Brown Pelican is now offering live music 5 days a week! ROCK ON!! Big thanks to bar owner Heather Haiss for all she does to support live music!

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Mid Week Blues Bites

 

For those that like to dine and drink their blues away, you should consider joining Big Jim and the guys at The City Stage New Bern. That is where Kohler offers his mid-week session of blues education. Opening the stage to jammers to join him after the first set, this is always a fun and inspiring way to spend Wednesday evenings. Fun is found here from 7-9 each Wednesday!

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Currently, we are working on raising funds for Big Jim Kohler to lay down some tracks. The blues master has been on a healing journey for the past 18 months. Along the way, he has regained his strength and found his focus. He has remained sober and committed to living a healthier life.

Since arriving here in New Bern, Kohler has not released a new disc. With a new lease on life, the blues-man is ready to keep busy in the studio and on the road. To date, we have raised just over $1400 of the $4000 needed to get the disc done. For those interested in helping to fuel the mission please direct your contributions here:

Big Jim Kohler’s Kickstarter Campaign

For friends and fans of the blues-man, you can come to hang out at Sara’s Big Apple, where he will be offering songs from 6-8 pm tomorrow evening. We hope to see you there.

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Friday, March  22, 2019

Getting Down Around Town

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

The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with Paid Time Off, featuring Rick Huff with Mollie Hunter Belet offering songs from 7-10 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this popular, local jam band. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of The Backyard Groove, bringing the music to life tomorrow night on the deck, with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage New Bern

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Holden Dixon:
Holden is a songwriter, and multi-musician, from Chocowinity, NC.

His band, “Holden Dixon & The Straightlines” will be bringing an Alternative Rock sound you don’t want to miss.

$5.00 Cover Charge Music starts at 8 pm.

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On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

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BrÜtopia

 

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

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The Garage

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There is a new place opening today that will host music, games, and fun for the whole family. The Garage will open their doors today and offer live music tonight with Tommy Duzan, Sr. rocking the blues. Music starts at 7 pm.

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Cruising the Crystal Coast

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Morehead City

Promise’ Land Market

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

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

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Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop  

Joey and Mason, Fri Mar 22nd, 8:30-11:30 PM, No Cover

Join us for live music by local musicians, Joey and Mason. They play originals and covers along the lines of classic blues and rock. These guys will be sure to surprise you with their talent! Come check them out!!

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Royal James

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Cecil Gillikin offers the music at Royal James in Beaufort tonight. Check him out on the stage, sharing songs you know and love to sing along to from 8-11 pm.

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Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

Offering the live sounds tonight at The Boro Restaurant & Bar will offer the music of Flipside! Great food, great music, great ambiance! Join us on Friday! Music starts at 8 pm.

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Newport, NC

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4EverAll will be in the garden to entertain fans and friends that gather. Music is offered from 6:30-9:30 pm. There is a $5.00 admission or the music. They have appetizers to taste, and serve beer and wine as well.

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Cedar Point, NC

Riptidez Bar & Grill

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Barefoot Wade has a  show at Riptidez Bar & Grill this evening. Music plays from 9 pm until midnight!

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Treehouse Beer Company

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Treehouse Beer Company will be serving the country sounds of Big and Richard this evening from 7-10 pm. Come out and enjoy a fresh cold brew and enjoy live music as we welcome the weekend.

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Surf City, NC

The Trailer Bar!

The Trailer Bar welcomes Snow Duo tonight, for the fun and music for music lovers in the Surf City Area. Come out to rock the night away with this talented local entertainer. Music plays from 8:30 until 11:30 pm.

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Rocking Around the Region

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Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

MARCH 22, 2019 · FRIDAY * 9PM * $10

Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and loads of talent to the stage. High energy blues and R&B. Get here early for this one..oh, and bring your dancing shoes!

Joining Armand will be Carter Minor, Jim Henderson, FJ Ventre, Kelly Pace, and Becky Beeston Lenchek.

After a nearly a two decade apprenticeship playing behind the likes of Skeeter Brandon, Walter “Lightnin’ Bug” Rhodes and Nappy Brown, Chapel Hill, NC based guitarist Armand Lenchek assumed the role of bandleader with a vengeance on his solo debut, Everything I Need. He’s back again, still in front of the rotating crew of blues breakers he calls Bluesology.

Although he can shred with the best of them, Lenchek has mastered one of the most difficult skills in any guitarist’s repertoire: restraint. He plays every note he needs t, and not a note more. Sometimes that’s a blistering fury, sometimes it’s a laid back shuffle but every time it’s just what the song calls for.

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Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s

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Summer Collins will provide the entertainment tonight at AJ McMurphy’s, with music being offered from 8:30- 11:30 pm. You are invited to come early and grab a bite to eat, and stay ’til later for the serving of live music.

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Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

For are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic night, hosted by Brian Burke. On Fridays and Saturdays it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind.

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The Wine Crate

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Jessica Hudson and Thorne Wiggs will offer the music tonight at The Wine Crate. Besides wine, they have all the top shelf brands of beer and liquor, and a wonderful menu for noshing. Live music plays from 7-10 pm.

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Market Street Pub

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Maddie Rean offers live music this evening at The Market Street Pub. Showtime is at 10 pm. Music offered until the break of day, or at least 1:30 am!

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Answering the Call

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

March 18 at 4:44 PM

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

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

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Thank You for Reading!

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

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

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

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

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and don’t forget the music makers that rock you!

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

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Keeping up with the Blogger

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

Feel free to invite me to your events.

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

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

Tracey Stones Productions

I read emails daily. You can send those to:

ncmz.live@gmail.com

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

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

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

Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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~ Support Live Music ~ Support This Blog!

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BE SEEN HERE!

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

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

TIPS! DONATIONS! CONTRIBUTIONS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Tracey Stones, Writer~




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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 changes. This year I never thought much about it and here it is the most revolutionary of all the New Years, since I started reporting on music around the state.

From this perspective, 2018 was one of serious personal growth and not much prosperity. To be honest, I have been in limbo for the last six month. I had a bit of a personal storm blow through my life and it resulted in upsetting many things, long before Florence was a thing to talk about. So with it all being said and done…good riddens!

2019 starts with big news and big changes in the life of two bloggers. With accepting the Marketing Director and Ad Sales Executive position for NC Life Media, I look forward to meeting lots of people as we help them promote their business in the community and beyond.

The most exciting part of this position is the ability to offer our advertisers so many platforms to help them grow. We are ready to offer three stages for business development. We can offer our advertisers affordable radio, print and online exposure.

If you have a business and look for new ways to get the word out to people about your products, please, contact me today 318-789-6929 and we can build an effective and affordable marketing plan for the year ahead!

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Blogger Returns to the Beat

,After 11 days with fever and 13 days of rest, on Saturday, December 29, 2018, I made my way back to the scene, just in time for the year-end wrap up around town.

I started things off with stopping by to visit my friends at BrUtopia, where I enjoyed the sounds of the sweet Sabra Mason. I met this talented soul at an open mic night in Newport a couple of months ago and have enjoyed hearing her several times since.

Our mutual friend Tiffany Elaine introduces her as the Reba McIntyre of our region. Offering a great variety of pop and country songs, she can go gospel and sing the blues too. Besides covering popular songs, the artist is a songwriter in her own right. To learn more visit her page on Facebook.

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Bad Decisions Band Rocked the Deck at Blackbeard’s

Blackbeard’s Triple Play offered a new band for the crowd to welcome, the last Saturday of 2018! On the deck and making ’em dance was the Bad Decisions Band from the Smithfield area.

The fun party band boasts two lead singers and offers a variety of popular songs for the audience. With most of the focus on Southern rock and country selections, they had the crowd boot scooting before finishing their first set. They kept the good times rolling, until they wrapped up their debut on S Front St.

Mark your calendars now if you missed it, because venue owner Dale Overbee will have them back for another New Bern night on Saturday, February 2.

Come dance like a groundhog and have some fun! Free music is offered 7:30-11 pm on the deck and later rocking inside the walls of the downtown bar and restaurant!

The band line up includes Shane Norris, Valerie Boyette, who swap in offering the lead and backing vocals, Clay Benson, plays the acoustic strings, Matt Starling is lead on electric strings, Rebekah Martin offers keyboard riffs, Ben Hayes hiding out in the back but adding the bottom beats on bass and behind the kit, Zach Pleasant. This traveling band offers a fun night of entertainment for any crowd that likes to cut up.

They will be playing around other areas in the region as well in the weeks ahead. Be sure to like their band page and check out their upcoming Facebook events.

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Bryan Mayer Closes Out Busy Year Close to Home

Without much notice and word came the news that Bryan Mayer would perform the last Saturday of the year in town at The Brown Pelican. Joining the singer and stringer with bongo beats and backing vocals was Mayer’s longtime friend Critty Robinson.

Offering all of the fan favorite grooves that keep the popular country artist and CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year in the spotlight. A packed house at the Dirty Bird enjoyed the show!

The Brown Pelican has been a big supporter of live music since opening their doors. They offer an open mic every Thursday, with sign up at 7 pm and music starting at 8 pm. Fridays offer the best in regional acoustic acts. Free music plays 7-10 pm. Saturdays bring the best in the bands who rock you each week from 8-11 pm.

Fans and friends who missed him last week can find Bryan Mayer along the Crystal Coast tonight. He will offer his first acoustic show at Promise’ Land Market. Music plays 8:30 – 11:30 pm.

For fans and friends who wish to see the full band in their best element, be sure to order tickets for the CMMA’s on January 26, 2019. This event will be held at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets are just $25 for this fun night of amazing Carolina based Country music. To be on hand for that buy your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carolina-country-music-awards-tickets-45694696066?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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New Bern Had Something for Everyone on NYE

The City’s first-ever “Bear Drop” took place at midnight on Monday night/Tuesday Morning in front of the City Hall to ring in the New Year. This amazing event was made possible thanks to Toyota of New Bern and the hard-working people at City of New Bern Parks and Recreation Department. Together they organized the City’s first ever NYE Block Party.

A lot of spontaneous and last minute hard work brought our city the best ever NYE celebration in the town’s recent history. The night-long event opened to the public at 5 pm and offered food and drink vendors, a big stage featuring two live music acts and a bear drop from the corner of the clock tower at the top of City Hall.

Sitting in the studio for the New Bern and Beyond Podcast, which will air Monday when the topic came up, I asked Colleen Roberts if they did many rehearsals for the timed drop and she assured me they did. Be sure to tune in to hear about other behind the scenes fun facts.

On the stage and providing the entertainment for the evening was Adam Pitts, a talented solo act the offers a full band sound with a few mixers and settings on the pedals. The Raleigh based singer welcomed the crowd to the stage, on Pollock St. just after 6 pm. The free event was well received by the citizens and many visitors in attendance.

On stage and rocking the party beats from 9 pm until the midnight countdown we enjoyed Love Tribe, another Raleigh based band that offered a fun and diverse set of music to keep the crowd excited.

Just before the stroke of midnight, Mayor Dana Outlaw came to the stage and thanked the crowd, as we all counted down the final seconds together.

Besides the big block party in town, I bounced about and found lots of other parties taking place in all corners of New Bern.


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At The City Stage

The City Stage offered Drag to Riches. This entertaining night featured Madame Z and her Divas, who provide comedy song and dance as they engage the crowd.


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The Bears Played the Elks Club

I found New Bern’s favorite oldies band, The Bears rocking with the youngsters that gathered for a fun night of dinner and dance at the Elks Lodge.


The crowd enjoyed the music and the Bears enjoyed their audience. Giving away prizes and engaging their friends, everyone enjoyed the night at the Elks Lodge.

To keep up with The Bears Band on Facebook, visit their page and give it a like to keep up to dates with show announcements.


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3 Day Weekend Rocks Monette J G Grocery ~ A NYE Tradition


For as long as they have been doing it, local rockers 3 Day Weekend have played New Year’s Eve at Monette’s J G Grocery. This tradition started when they formed 14 years ago. This fun time is an affordable $10 and offers and community setting complete with food for all and beverages sold on site.

The New Bern based rockers always fill the dance floor, just like they always close out New Year’s Eve on Free Bird, a classic southern rock anthem by Lynyrd Skynyrd.


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Peace Soldier At The Brown Pelican

Speaking of classic rock, Peace Soldier was offering the classic rock grooves at The Brown Pelican. No photos were taken as the band was rocking the crowd in the dark.

I wish every band that sets up at the Brown Pelican would take note of the brown cord beneath the wall outlet. Don’t be shy, plug that cord in so that the lights can shine on you and people can see your faces! Dan Jam Phillips helped rig those lights three years ago and they are very useful. Please use them if you play there!

Turning the spotlight back on classic rockers Peace Soldier, they will be part of a fun event that will raise money for those effected by Hurricane Florence.

Interestingly enough, each of the band’s on this bill 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 Guitar Fest, a free show for any who wish to attend. Please consider bringing a considerable 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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Irresistible Groove & Masquerade at Blackbeard’s Triple Play & The Farmer’s Market

Blackbeard’s Triple Play hosted a fun night featuring a masquerade party. Given this fun option, many towns people showed up to town with their masks

The band hired for the night played on stage a the Farmers Market. Irresistible Groove offered a fun music experience for the masked dancers that gathered for the good times. The Triangle-based party band made it irresistible for people to groove, hence the fitting name.


When not rocking the grooves with this band, a few of the members gather to offer Groove5band. I recommend you look for and like both band pages on Facebook.

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Friday, January 4, 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, Irish Robinson. The new dad will be jamming from 7-10 pm. Come groove to music to start off your weekend

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Checking things out downtown, The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine is where we find Reylando Monero live on stage, offering the live music 8-10:30 pm.

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The Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican hosts the acoustic grooves of Gene Gregory serving the sounds from 7-10 pm. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, hosts the Monterio Experience. Live music on the deck is offered 7:30-11 pm. If they move the band indoors, music starts at 9 pm and plays til midnight.

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

 

Adam Hill will offer the live music at Riptidez Bar & Grill this evening with live music starting at 9 pm.

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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 Nüttbrëd, Fri Jan 4th, 9 PM- 1 AM, $3 Cover

Nüttbrëd is one of our most favorite local rock bands, featuring front-woman, 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 see this band!

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Tiffany Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera, for a sound no one has heard before forming the band, everyone is talking about Now Or Never.

This blend of folk, rock, modern alternative, classic rock, and pop is a sound for the ages, you don’t want to miss!

Elaine is a BMI songwriter and CMA member. She performs solo shows and with her band in NC and beyond.

Tonight the trio will offer a show for the people that come to Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Music starts at 5:30 pm.

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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

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!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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

On the Scene with Tracey Stones

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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 downtown looking for music to share.

I love this town. I look forward to what we are going to become in the years ahead! Last night I rounded four city blocks and found five bands rocking our scene surrounding the holiday hoopla!

Rick Huff Rocks the Dirty Bird

Our first stop brings us to The Brown Pelican which hosted Rick Huff last evening, offering classic rock songs from 7-10 pm. It is always fun to listen to Huff share his songs. He has been rocking around the region for decades and always tells me how blessed and lucky he feels that he gets to do this. He truly enjoys sharing songs with fans and friends and he has a good base of both, always out in support!

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Marron Chaplin Rocks the Bruin

Marron Chaplin was surrounded by the love of fans and friends when I walked into The Thirsty Bruin last night. She was rocking the crowd and they responded with loud applause and lighter flames burning in the air. This talented songstress has been rocking crowds for years and is getting ready to put some fun new things together for fans to enjoy.  For those hoping to catch her at a show soon, you are in luck if you find yourself around New Bern tonight. This rocker will be opening up the night at The Brown Pelican. She gets to work at 8 pm and will rock you until 10. Don’t miss it!

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Wannabees Give Em What They Want Outside

The first time I met this band they ran away with my heart. They were the first band to play for the Annual Fundraiser for Promise Place. That is the Sexual Assault Agency in town that serves victims of rape and sexual abuse. Each year they host a fundraiser called Barn Bash. Just days before Florence they hosted the 5th Annual on the Batten Farm in James City.  The Wannabees were the first headlining act, to offer to their talents and services for the benefit. Since then, I can’t tell you how many times I have seen them. But it was just last night when I saw them again.

They were rocking the deck at Blackbeard’s Triple Play, working hard to keep ’em warm under the tent. This quartet of classic rockers is New Bern based and so much fun. For those who are interested in keeping up with the band be sure to give their Facebook page a like:

The Wannabees on Facebook

 

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TrainWreck Funks Them Up Inside

Another New Bern born band that is always fun and worth the price of admission is that of TrainWreck, who rocked the house last night from 10 pm until the last call.

Founder Adrian Watts formed the band nearly 14 years ago and has rocked crowds in many rotations. Making the music come together on stage is Adrian Watts, guitar and vocals, Darrin Pratt, on the bass guitar, Barney Branch, playing the saxophone and helping with vocals. Evan Roberson plays the trombone. Terrance Cooper offers the vocals. Stepfon Rodman, is back behind the kit, on the drums, Tracy Dudley rocking the keys and Alex Nieves is always working the sound for the band.

Tonight the band brings their show to the Crystal Coast. You can find them at Jack’s Waterfront Bar. They get to funking things up from 10 pm until the last call. To keep up with the band be sure to visit their website by clicking the name below:

TrainWreck

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~Mail Call~

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Sandy Green Showing off the new shirts for Guitarists for Good!!

I heard from my music promoter friend and guitarist April Anders this week. She has something worth talking about this holiday season. She is a part of a non-profit organization that she wants our area to know about, in the hopes that we can help them. I think it is a worthy cause so, here is what I learned:

Guitarists for Good

is a non-profit that provides the gift of guitars and music to homeless shelters, including the Salvation Army after-school kids program, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Safe Place and many more. This charity is very near and dear to my heart. I have been a part of this since the onset. Music is healing and soothing for the soul. Many in this group have a story about how music has changed their lives. My hope is to be able to help provide others with something that can help them make a change in their lives, help them to find peace, and an outlet for the many feelings they may be going through.

When she reached out to me this week, she said in her message, “I would love for you to join our Guitarists for Good non-profit group. I will send you a link to the page. If you get responses from folks in your area that have guitars to donate, let them know to contact me. And I can make a trip down to your area to pick them up. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and I will be happy to tell you more about it. Thank you. “

To learn more you can check out their Facebook page.

Guitarists For Good

My thought was, “No Thank you! What an awesome thing!” So for those that wish to learn more or help out with a donation, you can email Anders @

ajknc93%40gmail.com.

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~ Live Music Options ~

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Getting Down Around Town

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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 to entertain the crowd. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands.

Tonight it is a double bill of rock’n blues. Starting off the night with her rocking soul will be Marron Chaplin jamming from 8-10 pm and Big Jim Kohler rocking the rest of the night away with his down-home blues til midnight.

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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, fans of southern rock are in for a treat when The Potter’s Hill Band comes calling tomorrow 7:30-11:30 pm. This band is the result of two bands teaming up on tour this past year and the players playing around.

It all came about after The Adam Hill Band picked up a few dates with the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute act, Second Helping. From there Chris McCallister, founder, and guitarist for SH and leader of the self-named Adam Hill Band got to jamming, Jonathan Riggs got to singing, his wife Laura McCallister and her dear friend Fleeta Griffith started backing him up and Joey Gillette of SH got going on the back beat. Adding to that, the bass man from Side Track, Rick Ellis. They rehearsed a time or two in the town where they take their name and rocked their first gig a few weeks ago. If you missed their debut, come on out and hear their second gig. Tonight 7:30 pm! Come early for something to eat and rock the night away under the tent!

For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

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Live tonight at The City Stage it is Joe Brown and The Band.
Doors open at 5pm, food, and drinks will be available as always throughout the night. The show starts at 8 pm. This is going to be a special night! Joe Brown & The Band presents a Thanksgiving Holiday event, hosted by Comedian 2 Cups, with special guest appearances by teen talent Jasmine Bridges and the simply amazing Alisa Evans Mike. City Stage invites you to make this a holiday to remember, join us for “A Family Affair.

$8.00 Gen. Admission
$10.00 Reservations
Tickets available at citystagenewbern.com

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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 24th~
OPEN at 12noon
Enjoy our wood-fired pizza starting at 8 pm
Live music by Trainwreck starts at 10 pm

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

See you at Jack’s!

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On the deck tomorrow will be New Bern’s own rock show, The BiPolar Express. They’ll be providing the entertainment for the good folks that gather at Off the Hook this Saturday night. Live music starts at 10 pm. I encourage you to go early for the delicious food and stay late to get in the grooves with this fun and funky band! Off the Hook is located at 105 S 7th St, Morehead City, NC.

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Beaufort

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 4EverAll will on stage at Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop. They will be sharing the songs you love and the creations that are spawned by their own love. Free music will be offered from 8:30-11:30 pm. Please feel free to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

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The Backstreet Pub, 124 Middle Ln, Beaufort, NC, welcomes the soothing blues sounds of The Beaufort Blues Project. In case you missed yesterday’s blog, I mentioned that this band has been offering their service to help so many since Florence. I know that is true of all or most of us around here, but tonight we can give back to them. Tonight is a real gig for the band and it is my hope that music lovers from all around will come out and show their tip jar some love so they know how much they are appreciated.

Music makers are amazing, which is why I work so hard supporting them. They show up for any cause they donate time and they are always the first people to rise up. I know, because I’ve see it. I love our local music makers.

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Emerald Isle, NC

Tonight at the E-Club Emerald Isle invites you out anytime this afternoon. They will have a DJ rocking you until the town parade ends at about 5 pm. They will also offer a free pig to feed you and then a couple of great bands to rock you into the night. Pure T Mommick hits at 5 pm and Spare Charge finishing things out from 9 pm until closing.

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 The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits is where you can come out and enjoy the performance of Chris Bellamy, who will be offering songs in the garden following the town’s parade, this evening from 5-8 pm.

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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

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!

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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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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!

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On the Scene With Tracey Stones

We Have Been Rocking the Beats for 300 Blogs!!!

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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 been keeping the beats here! Thank you for being a part of the reason I keep this going! It is for the readers, the music lovers, the venues that support music, the players that rock the scene and the promoters that work so hard to make magic happen for communities that support live music.

North Carolina has a vibrant music scene with an explosion of talent filling the circuit. It has been my pleasure to introduce you to many new players along the way, as well as walking into great places throughout the journey. We have made some great memories while building a stronger music community.

It is my hope to provide quality content that stays fresh and relevant to live music scene throughout the state. I look forward to growing this blog by welcoming advertisers, supporters, and Patreons that help support my dreams and visions of living in a state with a stronger music community. I look forward to the road ahead and hope you chose to stay the course!

 

Big Jim Blues News

 

Big Jim Kohler has been performing live on stages around the country for decades. While calling New Bern, NC home, this blues slinger is now slotted to make a weekly appearance on stage at The City Stage. The band was offered two nights per month of blues done right, until recently when the owner, Chris Straight approached Kolher on being a weekly feature. You can catch the band this week for their final Tuesday appearance at City Stage, but come back next Wednesday and each additional Wednesday for your mid-week blues boost!

Big Jim has a few other dates coming up as well. Tonight he and the boys will be rocking BrUtopia from 7-10 pm. Then next weekend the Band will be taking a pause for the cause and performing for Pamlico Community College. Next week you can catch Big Jim and his blues while showing your support for education at The New Village Brewery on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Located on Broad St, Oriental. the music for this event will play from 4-7 pm.

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Tan Sanders Debuts at Dirty Bird

I heard a new talent by the name of Tan Sanders last night when I walked into the Brown Pelican. This stringer is not new to the scene, as his skill sets show me he is rather seasoned. The young singer-songwriter hails from Goldsboro, NC. He offers a great variety of songs that most bands don’t often touch. I enjoyed his offerings of Southern rock by way of Little Feet, Beach music with Buffet and original grooves that locked me in. If you have never heard Tan Sanders you have a couple more opportunities to catch him this weekend. Tonight he will be offering songs tonight at Double Barley Brewing in Smithfield, NC. Music will start at 7 pm. And tomorrow you can catch him in Wilson rocking The Whirligig Festival. More details on that below.

Duzan Delights During String Change

When Sanders broke a string, he called on local string Tommy Duzan Sr., to cover the show for a song or two while he changed strings. Duzan is a popular local act hailing from the Bridgeton area. He will be rocking The Thirsty Bruin on Friday, November 16. Mark the date and come to show your support. Music plays 8-10:30 pm.

 

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Rick Huff Rocks the Bruin

 

Friday night brought the music of Rick Huff to the Thirsty Bruin. This New Bern native calls Emerald Isle home these days. This singer and stringer loves to share songs with friends and fans. He will tell you it is the best job in the world. He keeps busy offering songs to many along the coast and here where his roots first formed. When not flying solo you can catch him jamming with friends and often with his daughter Jenna as well. But when that happens they bill the dream as Paid Time Off. 

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Roman Sams Roll Into Town and Rock Blackbeard’s

The Roman Sams are Lenoir County’s premier classic rock band. Offering fun songs from the 60’s straight through the current day, this band rocks all genres and eras. Last night they rolled into New Bern and brought the party to Blackbeard’s Triple Play on Front Street. This band has a talented blend of players with Matthew Hart and Dave Brown on guitars, Phillip Alcock on bass, Jasmine Best backing the beats, and the namesake and front singer Samantha Holland leads the way. Based out of Kinston, they have been a great fixture for rock infused fun around our region for years. If you have not seen them yet, they have a few more shows on the calendar this year. To keep up with their news like their page on Facebook by clicking:

 https://www.facebook.com/theromansamsband/

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Live Music Options ~ Saturday, Nov. 3

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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First Stop James City!

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Checking in with our friends at BrÜtopialocated at 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC: Tonight you can come out and enjoy the sounds of Big Jim Kohler. Your favorite beer will be on tap and the best blues in town pouring from the amps. Free live music will be 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. Tomorrow night it is the Pete Pawsey Trio returning to rock you. Live music is offered each Saturday 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. To find out who will be rocking tonight, reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

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Tonight you are invited to come out and be the star with Karaoke. Fun set to start at 7 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

Get Amped Up with Music

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Today offers a full day of great music when The North Carolina Seafood Festival and Big Rock Tournament team up to bring Amped Up for Youtilies. 

There are nine bands on this bill and all are familiar local acts.

Opening the day will be Mike Corrado from Jacksonville, NC at 11 am. Following his set Spare Change rocks you from 12 pm-1:30 pm. New Bern’s Family band, Strung Together follows up with a set of great music at 2 pm. The Spread from Morehead City will take the stage at 3 pm. Beaufort Blues Project rocks you at 4 pm, followed by the blues of Jacksonville’s own, Carolina Swamp Dogs. Offering the evening shows will be Mikele Buck from Greenville, NC at 6 pm, followed by the Band of Oz at 7 pm. Closing out the night will be the popular Bryan Mayer Band rocking from 9-10 pm.

Come out and show your support and make a donation for those affected by Florence! This event is free to attend, so pack up the kids and meet us down at the waterfront for a rocking great time.

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Live at Jacks’s

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Following his show at the fundraiser on the waterfront, mentioned above Mikele Buck Band, will head over to Jack’s Waterfront Bar to set up for their second coming of the night. They will be rolling out the grooves from 10 pm until 2 am.

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop has great fun in store for you tonight, with a couple of local talents teaming up to deliver the sounds from 8:30 -11:30 pm. Come out tonight to enjoy the music of Chris Whitaker and Will Baker, who will present as The Whit and Will Show, tonight from 8:30 until 11:30 pm.

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Atlantic Beach, NC

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Steel Shot is slotted to play the Tipsy Turtle Tavern tonight, with music starting at 9 pm. Come out and enjoy a drink special, cold beer or glass of wine, as you relax at the beach with this fun Pamlico County duo.

 

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Swansboro, NC

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Checking things out in Swansboro, we find Hank Barbee on the schedule tonight at Church Street Deli, Pub, & Inn. The newlywed singer-songwriter will be offering his solo grooves tonight from 7-10 pm.

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The Remedy is a rocking duo with good blues basics and fun time grooves. Tonight they will be offering the tunes to those that gather at The Boro Restaurant & Bar. They will be keeping the beats from 8-11 pm. Grab a date and don’t be late. Tonight is a great night for a date with music and fine food!

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Rocking Around The Region

 Concord, NC

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Charlotte, NC

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Groove Fetish is a five-piece jam band that offers fun grooves to fans and friends around the state and beyond. They are based out of Wilmington, NC and spend much time touring the state. Bringing the fun to juke joints and music venues, it is always a good time to get caught in their groove. The play classic rock songs few bands touch, like The Rolling Stones “Loving Cup,” a rare tune an awesome groove. I also recommend getting caught up in their music. They are a talented bunch offering fun times!

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Huntersville, NC

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Another player that always brings the feel-good grooves to the stage is Abe Reid and his band The Spikedrivers. Tonight you can find him at Hunter House & Gardens. This is an early show with music starting at 6 pm. Come out tonight to enjoy a great night of good vibes. Reid never disappoints and always has good vibes to share.

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Durham, NC

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Live on stage tonight at The Blue Note Grill will be harmonica man, Mel Melton and his Wicked Mojos. General Admission is $10 with music starting at 8 pm, the show will conclude at 11 pm. I recommend arriving early to enjoy a great supper and staying late to dance your blues away in Durham, NC.

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Wilson, NC

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The 14th annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival kicks off today and continues through Sunday. This event is going down this weekend in Historic Downtown Wilson.

This year’s festival footprint is expanded to encompass the new Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, which opened last November to considerable fanfare.

The festival offers something for everyone:

– More than 200 vendors (arts, crafts, food, beverage, including a beer garden)

– Four live entertainment stages

– The popular and free Whirli-Kidz Zone, which features carnival games, bounce houses, and arts and crafts

– Community non-profit organizations

– Inspiration Station, where kids of all ages can build and create alongside local artists, and this year will feature a tech component encouraging STEM among kids

And back by popular demand:

– Whirligig Warrior course and competition, where local American Ninja Warrior competitors will perform and do meet-and-greets; attendees can also try the course

– Extreme Inflatables, interactive inflatables and giant climbs/slides for teenagers and those age 13+ to enjoy.

For the full entertainment schedule please follow this link:

Whirligig Festival Entertainment

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Clayton, NC

The Clayton Harvest Festival is going down all Weekend

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Saturday, November 3

Horne Square
10:00am-11:00pm
Midway Carnival Presented by ElectriCities of North Carolina

Horne Square Stage Behind HTR Presented by McCullers, Whitaker & Hamer, LLC
9:45am-10:00am
Music & Movement with Childcare Network
10:00am-10:30am
Athletic Performances by Nick’s Flippin Kids
11:30am-12:15pm
Clayton Idol Winners Concert
12:15pm-1:00pm
Echelon Brass Concert
1:15pm-2:00pm
Wade Hill Concert
2:30pm-5:00pm
Wildflower and The Weeds Concert
6:00pm-7:00pm
Hamptown Music Institute Performance

Town Square
12:00pm-9:00pm
The Shindig Music Festival, Music for Your Beers
Free admission! The line up includes:

SCYTHIAN • YARN • JOHN STICKLEY TRIO • DANGERMUFFIN • FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE • FORLORN STRANGERS • TAN AND SOBER GENTLEMEN • TWISTED PINE • NICK DRIVER

Food trucks and market vendor row. Thank you so much to The Shindig for collaborating with the Clayton Harvest Festival due to Hurricane Florence. We are looking forward to partying with you this year!

Sunday, November 4

Horne Square Stage Behind HTR Presented by McCullers, Whitaker & Hamer, LLC
2nd Annual Latin American Festival Presented by Compare Foods of Clayton
12:00pm-9:00pm
Midway Carnival Presented by ElectriCities of North Carolina
Last day special unlimited ride wristbands, $25ea ~ $5 coupons available at Sheetz in the local area or download using the link above or below. Coupon must be printed and can not be shown on phone.
12:00pm-5:00pm
Food, Entertainment, and Music Celebrating the Latin American Culture
Latin American Festival Vendor Fair on Main Street and Entertainment at Horne Square
1:00pm-2:00pm
Farandula Show Concierto
2:00pm-3:00pm
Grupo Evolucion Concierto
3:00pm-4:00pm
Nublado Norteno Concierto

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Goldsboro, NC

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The Adam Hill Band will be rocking the Wish You Were Beer Tavern tonight, with music starting at 9 pm. This is a new room for the band, so come out and make them feel welcome!

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Kinston, NC

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The Red Room welcomes Happy Hour to the stage tonight at 9 pm. There is a music charge of $5.00 payable at the door. Please support live music, pay the cover charge and show your support for this fairly new band on the NC music scene. Offering doses of blues and rock to soothe your soul, they are a great treat for the weekend.

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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 29 at 7:52 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 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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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!

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

On the Scene With Tracey Stones

 

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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 first stop brought me to The Thirsty Bruin, 224 Middle St., New Bern, where I enjoyed the sounds of local song maker Ed Prophet. The talented stringer and singer keeps busy on the road offering music to fans along the Crystal Coast. I had just missed Ed last weekend at the Cape Carteret Fall Festival, so seeing him last night was long overdue. He offered two fine sets to friends that gathered at the Thirsty Bruin last night. Tonight the singer will be entertaining at The Church Street Deli and Pub, located at 99 W Church St., Swansboro, NC. Music is offered from 7-10 pm. To keep up with this singer please find him on ReverbNation by clicking his name:

ED PROPHET

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Carolina Sky Delights Bike Riders and Offers Bluegrass and More

There was a fundraiser in full swing last night when I stopped at The Brown Pelican and Carolina Sky was offering the fun grooves when I got there. They performed in a trio formation with Caroline Tanner, Phil Lanier, Sara Rosellen offering the sounds with all things strings. They swapped out between banjo, guitars, mandolins, and violin. The beautiful thing about this band is their uniqueness. At press time I had no news about upcoming gigs, but when I hear the news I will share it with you first!

The Brown Pelican often teams up with local charities to combine, music, food and fundraising fun. Next month you can join the cause for the cause with Lily Fest, brought to us by GEM Productions and the good people at Bernaroo Music and Arts Festival and help support the Coastal Women’s Shelter.

Carolina Lily Fest 2018

GEM Productions is proud to announce that Carolina Lily Fest returns for its fourth year on November 17th, as New Bern’s premier outlet for the celebration of powerful women in our community. Each year, Carolina Lily Fest hosts an array of female musicians, artists, and vendors, who donate their time and efforts to raise money for the Coastal Women’s Shelter, the sole provider of no-cost comprehensive domestic violence services in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. CWS is an organization that does so much to provide for our community, so let’s bear together and help raise funds for this incredible organization. This year’s event will return to The Brown Pelican for an evening full of female empowerment for a fantastic cause!

This year’s event will be headlined by the immensely talented Crystal Bright, an incredible Chapel Hill-based singer/multi-instrumentalist, who blends European and American world music influences, twisting her music into a darkly cinematic yet operatic burst of energy. Additional eastern NC based acts will be announced soon!

Carolina Lily Fest is open to any female performers/female-centric groups, poets, arts or crafts vendors who would like to participate. If you’re interested in joining us as a part of Carolina Lily Fest, send an email over to bernaroomusicfest@gmail.com

 

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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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:

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Tonight 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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Down on Broad St.

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Open Mic on Broad St.

The last Saturday of the month in New Bern generally means open mic music at Broad St Christian Church, located at 802 Broad Street, New Bern, NC. All musicians are welcome to join the fun. Pack up the gear bag and meet your friends tonight! Here is the news on this monthly event as per their Facebook page:

“Well we missed last month but let’s get together this month and encourage one another. The church is having a chili dinner, so you can get some food as well. Come to enjoy music, etc. plus support the church by getting a chili dinner…… it’s a win-win situation. Hope to see you there.”

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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, 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

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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 rock grooves of The BiPolar Express, offering the rock favorites to groove you from 7:30-11:00 pm. Tomorrow The Wannabees will perform on the deck from 6:30-9:00 pm, as a makeup to last night’s canceled performance.

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City Stage

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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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Morehead City, NC

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Simon Spalding will be performing tonight at the Infusion Cafe in Morehead City, a dinner-and-music program featuring the music of Eastern Europe. He will be playing the violin, domra, balalaika, and (a new acquisition), a Russian 7-stringed guitar! Kurt Peterson and others will play guitars, bass, and other instruments.

Call 252-723-0125 for the ticket price, information, reservations, etc. Music starts at 7 pm.

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Live tonight on the deck on the Waterfront will be the grooves of Groove Fetish. If you have not caused these guys yet, come out tonight. They offer the jams from 10 pm until closing. Off the Hook is located at 105 S 7th St., Morehead City, NC.

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Beaufort, NC

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

The Beaufort Horror Show Drag & Variety,

Sat Oct 27th, 9pm-1am, $10-15 cover

Performers include:
DJ Jerm, who will be spinning some awesome tunes to keep the night rocking!

From Raleigh: Twixi Chardonnay, who has performed across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. She is a former Capitol City EOY Emeritus and Miss Carolina Comedy Queen Emeritus, that placed Top 10 at National Comedy Queen.

Haven Wolf, who has been performing for almost 7yrs. He brings a blast from the past and a little bit of spooky with each performance. Haven has performed at Legends and Morgan’s and holds the titles for Morgan’s Entertainer of the year and Mr. Tarheel Unlimited.

From Greenville, NC: Hysteria Cole, North Carolina’s Original Queen of Spook who has performed across many stages in North & South Carolina. She is the fun-loving comedy queen with a dark side!

Presenting the androgynous wonder from outer space Ellis D. He has performed on stages all over eastern NC. Hatched by the head house of spook Hysteria Cole herself, this creature is ready to thrill.

From Cape Cod, Mass., Angel Rosen, a professional aerial artist specializing in pole fitness and two-time Silver Medalist in national pole competitions.

Beaufort’s own Zatara Delavega, who will be undulating, twirling and adding some bling to the evening with a variety of dances throughout the night.

This line up of performers ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy! Join us at Cru for a fantastic night of Fun!

Tickets are $10 for 21 and up.
Tickets for ages 18-20 are $15.

There will be a costume contest with prizes, so please come dressed! Acts for this show will feature tributes to some of Hollywood’s cult classics! Audience participation throughout the evening for various games and dances. Please bring your best ghoul or ghost with you, for one evening of spooky fun!

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Tonight you are invited to attend Annual Halloween Costume Party at Backstreet Pub, 124 Middle Ln., Beaufort, NC! The Fustics will be jamming out with some great rock and dance music starting at 9:00! Come dressed up in costume – COSTUME CONTEST @ MIDNIGHT with a CASH PRIZE! Homemade and creative costumes are always favored!

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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 works and to learn more about this artist visit http://www.justincguitar.com Music plays this weekend from 8-11 pm.

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Rocking Around The Region

Halloween Parties Abound

Havelock, NC

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They are calling all goblins, ghosts, and creatures of the night to come out to Jeans!!! So creep, float, or crawl on over to Jean’s to our annual Monster’s Ball with $200 in cash prizes in the costume contest.

All My Rowdy Friends, Hank Williams Jr. Tribute Show will be taking the stage around 10 pm.

Costume Contest to start at 11 pm in these categories:
Best Male $25

Scariest $50

Best Female $25

Most Original $50

Best Couple $50

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Hubert, NC

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Join us at Humphrey Farm for a Freaky Good Time. Costume Parade, Kid/Adult Costume Contests with CASH Prizes, Photo Scenes with Interactive Characters, Halloween Cookie Decorating, Carved Pumpkin Contest (Bring Your Own Work of Art to enter to win!), Haunted Inflatable Zombie Maze, Food Trucks, Vendors, Cider and best of all…TRUNK OR TREAT!!!!

At 6 pm, stick around for the Zombie Line Dance Party.

Advanced Tickets Now on Sale: https://www.humphreyfarmnc.com/haunted-halloween-party

*** Now accepting Businesses, Car Clubs and Individuals who wish to set up Trunk Or Treat. NO FEE. www.humphreyfarmnc.com for more details.

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Jacksonville, NC

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Join us at the Angry Ginger Irish Pub for a spooktacularly good time! Saturday, October 27th we will be having a Halloween Bash! We want to see everyone out in their spookiest, funniest, sexiest, costumes yet! DJ Donna will be playing the top hits in music and some Halloween favorites and we want to hear some karaoke while you’re with us!
There will be costumes contests with CASH Prizes!!
Categories will be announced shortly!
RSVP and come out to the best Halloween party in Jacksonville! The party starts at 10 pm.

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This is the 2018 Diggerfoot Halloween Party hosted by NONE OTHER than.. the biggest LITTLE bar you have ever been to! The County line Bar and Grill in Ayden NC! If you want to have a good time, listen to some good music, party like nowhere else with some good folks, this is the only place you need to plan to go! The fun starts at 10 pm!

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Raleigh, NC

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A Little Halloween Party at The Architect Bar & Social House Never Killed Anybody

8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

$10 Cover Starts at 10 PM

Costume Contest

Multiple Cash Prizes

DJ BBB

Start The Spooky Season Off Right & Join Us to Howl the Night Away!

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There will be a Halloween Party tonight at The DFR Room featuring the good time rock of AC/DC, which will be provided by Thunderstruck. Come dressed to rock. The fun start at 9 pm and the good times go until midnight!

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Washington, NC

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Kinston NC

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Come on out and join us for our annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest!
The Roman Sams will be in the house bringing you all your favorite tunes.
Costume categories include
Scariest, Best Couple, Sexiest, Best Group, Funniest, Best DIY, Overall Best.
We plan to have some pretty awesome drink specials as well as games!
Hope to see you all as its gonna be one spooktacular event! The Red Room is located at 221 S Herritage St. Kinston. There is a music charge at the door! Support Live Music. Party starts at 10 pm.

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Answering the Call

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

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 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 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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