Category: North Carolina Music Scene

Hurricane Relief Was Amped Up in Morehead City Last Weekend

 On the Scene With Tracey Stones

Hurricane Relief got “Amped Up” in Morehead City last weekend, with an assortment of local and regional bands coming together for a fun day of great music and community!. Thanks to that little, day-long, shindig; I had the pleasure of checking out a dozen bands in all, last weekend throughout my travels. I love weekends like that! Thanks for being here week after week! I love checking out our music scene together!

Probably most exciting about the past weekend was the hearing bands that I first saw when I set out on the scene as a live music blogger. In particular, The Spread and The Beaufort Blues Project. But there were others also. The thing that stood out for me was, the focus on local/regional music acts that brought our people together for the sole purpose of enjoying a day, making donations, offering hugs and healing, smiles and dancing. And best of all, this was a family friendly event that had kids and adults smiling throughout the morning, noon and night!

 

 

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NC Seafood Festival and Big Rock Tournaments Offer a Fun Day on the Waterfront!

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Even though the Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival had to be canceled this year, due to the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Florence, the committees of the area’s two big events (NC Seafood Festival and Big Rock Tournaments) got together to sponsor and bring a scaled-down version of the festival to the waterfront. It not only offered a bit of hope to residents but it was great fun for all who attended. The event served as a fundraiser for those affected. The proceeds will help pay the utility bills this winter.

Festival Chairperson Ed Stack said the decision to still hold an event was important to the community. Best of all, it featured live music throughout the day! And so, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, vendors set up to welcome people. Along with many vendors, that included a variety of food trucks, nonprofits, as well as crafters and artisans, Jaycee Park set up a big stage and the committees welcomed nine acts that offered 12 hours of entertainment, provided by local acts familiar to the Downeast region.

The organizations had chosen the Salvation Army as the recipient of designated funds raised from the event. The Salvation Army has a program within its framework that benefits families in need of assistance to pay their utility bills.

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The event kicked off at 11 AM, with the sound of Mike Corrado of Jacksonville, NC welcoming the first guests.

Following the opening set, Spare Change came next. The wildly popular party band who got the crowd pumped and ready for a fun afternoon in the sun on the waterfront. Although I did miss the first two opening acts, I was happy to be greeted by the familiar fun sounds of New Bern’s own family folk band, Strung Together

 Family Folk Featured at Festival With New Bern’s Strung Together

 Strung Together, features the Oliver Family with some adopted music members added along the way, to complete the mix. Family members include the clan created by George and Dare Oliver and their three children, Cat on bass and mandolin and offering stellar vocal work, Abigail on guitar, piano, and vocals and youngest son Mason, guitar and vocals. Rounding out the instrumentation are drummer boy and family friend, Nick Eickhoff. Adding more depth and dimension to the folk sounds offered is Addy Quinn on fiddle. It is thanks to Quinn that the band added Charlie Daniels’ most famed composition, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” which closed out their set.

What some readers might not realize, the Olivers suffered great loss as their historic home directly across the street from the river, that tried to wash it away with a 10-foot surge. The family is rebuilding and still finding the time to offer their talent for the benefit of others in need. Tomorrow they will be in their hometown playing for the relief of homeless veterans. Come out to the Farmer’s Market on S. Front Street at 3 pm. Tickets will be available at the door. Rocking Relief for Homeless Veterans is now celebrating its third year. This year’s event features one great regional and four local bands.

Next week, Strung Together will be taking part in Carolina Lily Fest 2018 at the Brown Pelican. That event will benefit The Coastal Women’s Shelter. This annual fundraiser is happening on November 17, 2018, and Strung Together gets things going with music at 5 pm. To keep up with the band, like their page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/strungtogetherband/

 

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The Spread Shows Up and Spreads Love With Music

 

Next came The Spread, based in Morehead City, NC. The hometown band brought their love for music and spread it all over the waterfront. This is one of the first bands I ran into, years ago when I got started on my journey of covering live music. I was taken by their unique blend of sounds and energy. Spreading a lot of love, sharing their love for music.

They are a five-piece band featuring front singer Kathryn Morgan, who offers a powerful presence with vocals that turn things up a notch. The singer is not the only one featured on vocals, in fact, she often exits the stage to feature the other talents that help her shine on stage. The full line-up behind Morgan includes Chris Jones, offering vocals and piano, Chris Taylor on lead guitar, Will Phetterplace behind the kit on drums, Phil Wilson offers bass, Chris White plays rhythm guitar. and newest sound maker, Jim Durham on saxophone.

They are one of the most original bands in the area. I always enjoy watching them share their music with the crowd. To learn more about this band, be sure to like their page on Facebook by clicking  here

 The Spread

 

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The Beaufort Blues Project Keeps Gospel of Love Alive

 Beaufort Blues Project, offered a great set of gospel-fueled blues and soul-soaked songs, as the band was featured in the late afternoon. Here again is another band I met years ago and have enjoyed several times in the last three years, since embarking on the blogging trail. I saw both The Spread and BBP for the first time at The Backstreet Pub in Beaufort. Both bands impressed me for different reasons. This band features Jim Durham on sax, Hope Sanderson on the drums, Marjorie Landen vocals, Neal Beasley guitar, Talley Best keys and Carlos Sanderson on bass.

They offer a great mix of music, that also includes a couple of their own compositions. Offering fan favorites that highlight the bands’ talents, you will always find something familiar and fun to groove you.

If you have been missing out on knowing these talented area bands, you can check them out next week when they join the bill to help raise the money needed to rebuild Pamlico Middle School. Band Together For Hurricane Relief will feature The Pamlico Sound (The school’s Jazz Ensemble), Brant Island Strings of Pamlico County, Beaufort Blues Project from Beaufort, The Spread from Morehead City and The Dust Parade, featuring Hank Barbee, from Wilmington, NC.

The upcoming event will be taking place next Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Pamlico High School’s AH Hatsell Auditorium. Doors open at 3 pm and music plays at 4 pm. There is a recommended donation of $5.00 per person payable at the door.

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Carolina Swamp Dogs Give Up The Gritty Blues

Opening the evening line up was the blues trio based out of Jacksonville, NC, known as The Carolina SwampdogsCSD is a 3 man blues band born in the swamps of Parris Island and Camp Lejeune. Combined, the members of CSD served over 85 years in the United States Marine Corps and that experience, coupled with their love of the Blues, results in a raw, sharp take on the old Blues standards.

Based in Onslow County, this group offered more authentic blues with the music of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and Albert King, being highlighted during their gritty blues set. The trio features Gary Oles offering vocals, harmonica, and percussions, Tommy Langlois on the kick drum and snare along with guitar, and Matt Ingram offering the bass lines. Along with great blues standards that get the hips shaking, the band also threw in one of their own compositions.

 

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The Sun Sets on the Acoustic Sounds of Mikele Buck Duo

Next up we went country with the local crooner, who recently made a name for himself with an appearance on The Voice this season, Mikele Buck. He did not bring his band, but he offered a great show as a duo act with band brother Brandon Ross, also on the acoustic six-string and adding vocals. The full band was in town and performed following the day-long fundraiser. They actually rocked Jack’s Waterfront Bar with the full band ensemble. Offering great songs that offer glimpses into his own life, Buck and Ross gave a great performance to the growing evening crowd.

If you missed the action last weekend but you were hoping to catch up with the Mikele Buck Band, they will be rocking Salt Bar, located at 325 Mangrove Dr., Emerald Isle. Come out tonight for the fun times. Doors open at 9 pm, with music that will have you boot scooting going down on the dance floor from 10 pm till 1 am.

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Band of Oz Brings On the Night and the Dancers

 

 

Next up we all went to the beach and got groovy with the legendary Band of Oz. This band has been making music and collecting fans since they got together in 1967, to play frat parties and high school proms. They are one of the longest running bands in our area, with a history on the road of full-time entertaining crowds since 1977. Today they still bring their fun show to festivals and fundraisers all over the country and spend a great amount of time offering their talents to our area. With a full horn section, keys, guitar, bass, drums and vocals backed by harmonies, this band always brings a good time front and center.

They do have a show tonight at The Surf Club in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Once again they will be on the bill raising money with music. To learn more be sure to visit the Band of Oz website by clicking this link:

https://bandofoz.com/

 

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Bryan Mayer Band Closes Out a Great Day of Music

Before the night was over, we were also rocked by local country crooner Bryan Mayer, who has been making a tall name for himself on the country circuit. His band closed out a great day and night of music celebration, in the hopes of providing relief to those living in Carteret County and surrounding areas affected by Florence! This New Bern based band is always a big draw at shows around our area and beyond. Last Saturday was no exception.

The crowd got plenty Amped Up one last time for the day when I came to the stage to introduce the “Tallest man in Country Music.”  Not only does he offer a great selection of cover tunes, but he also offers with the tales tied to their meaning, sharing his journey with fans openly. Included in the mix, as well, are his own songs. Songs, which have known some success on the Country Charts. In fact, his first hit, “This Is Me.” is being added to Sound Choice’s Karaoke Song Catalog.

Next week the New Bern based, singer-songwriter, will head to Raleigh, to be a part of the release of his song for future Karaoke stars. You can join the karaoke showcase party of Bryan Mayer’s “This is Me” hosted by Sound Choice® and your local karaoke host DJ Stephen Scott, at The Brickhouse Sports Bar & Grille! Come on out to sing some Sound Choice karaoke, listen to good music, eat some awesome food and support your local favorites. This special karaoke night, Bryan Mayer will sing the karaoke version of his song “This is Me” created by Sound Choice®. Bryan will also perform a small acoustic set. Drink specials from the bar include $3 Carolina Brew co. Drafts and $4 Hawaiian Punch shooters!

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Live Music Options ~ Friday, November 9

Getting Down Around Town

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 Justin Castellano. Your favorite beer will be on tap and some of the best guitar pickers on either side of the Neuse.  Free live music will be served from 7-10 pm. Tomorrow you can come out and catch the sounds of Third Act with Daryl Lucas. Once again the show is free and music is served from 7-10 pm.

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ArtWALK/ARTCrawl

 

The second Friday of each month welcomes ArtWalk to the streets of New Bern. Below is a list of the stores taking part in this month’s event. This is a great way to show support for our small town, that was deeply impacted by the flood waters of Florence in September. Please consider shopping local this holiday season, to help the merchant’s rebuild and bounce back to being a stronger New Bern.

For those looking to hear music during ArtWalk, be sure to head up Middle Street and check in with Big Jim Kohler. He will be playing his blues from 5-8 pm in front of The Black Cat Shoppe at 246 Middle St., New Bern, NC.

Fun At The Farmers Market

 

The United Way of Coastal Carolina, 106.5 WSFL and V103.3 present the 4th annual Bacon and Brew Festival in New Bern, NC! This event will have live music with Kaylin Roberson, a great beer selection, food trucks with a bacon-themed menu, professional wrestling with the Premier Wrestling Federation, games and so much more! Must be 21+ to attend, no children or pets allowed (service dogs are allowed). Ticket includes admission. Food and beverages not included. This is a rain or shine event. Gates are now open for this event.

 

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. Tonight Holt Up will offer songs from 7-10 pm. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands. Tomorrow night it is Third Degree Bern returning to rock you from 8-11 pm.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Tonight you can get groovy with TrainWreck. That’s when they will be rocking with music being offered from 7:30 pm. And the fun carries on tomorrow, with Stairwell, who will be on stage and rocking you starting at 7:30 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.

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City Stage

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Tonight you are invited to come out to enjoy fun and music with the always entertaining Dueling Pianos. Fun set to start at 8 pm. Cover charge is $5.00. Tomorrow night you can come enjoy the music of the talented Marron Chaplin, offering music from 8-10 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

 

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:

~Friday, November 9th~
OPEN at 4 pm
Made to order brick oven pizza will be available starting at 8 pm
Music by Bethany & the Southside Boys tonight starting at 10 pm 🎤

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

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

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

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Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop features the music of Andrew Kasab, who as per his bio, is a harp guitarist and singer-songwriter. Known for combining traditional and contemporary techniques, his energetic performances, arrangements of modern works for the guitar and harp guitar and occasionally plays harmonica and ukulele. He has been performing for over 30 years at music halls, events, festivals, restaurants and other venues. Self-released 11 albums of solo material, and plays multiple styles including folk, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, American fingerstyle, American primitive and contemporary acoustic styles. Andrew Kasab is a Tonedevil Artist, endorsed by Tonedevil Harp Guitars. Tonight he will be on stage sharing songs from 8:30-11:30 pm

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Swansboro, NC

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

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

Entertainment Line Up;

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

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

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

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Cedar Point, NC

The bluesy surf trio from Wilmington, NC, known as The Dusty Trio will be rocking the Treehouse Beer Company this evening. Offering the live music from 7-10 pm, this talented trio features the guitars and vocals of Hank Barbee, Jim Durham on sax and Matt Henderson on bass. Walk into the weekend with a cold beer and great music by one of the regions most talented trios.

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Rocking Around The Region

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Charlotte, NC

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John Parker II recently recorded a new effort and will be hosting a concert tonight for the new EP release. You are invited to attend the show tonight at Eastside Church. Music is offered from 7-10 pm.

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Durham, NC

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James Armstrong Band is on the schedule to offer the live entertainment, on stage at Blue Note Grill this evening. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. I always recommend arriving early for a great meal and staying late for the great music. Wear the dancing shoes and get ready to boogie. The Blue Note Grill is located at 709 Washington St., Durham, NC. For more information, call the club at (919) 401-1979.

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Clayton, NC

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Clayton Beverage will bring a double bill of rock to the stage tonight. On tap for your entertainment is the Dave Schneider Band, who will open the night. Closing things out will be the Lenoir County rockers, The Adam Hill Band rocking the stage from 10 pm til closing. Doors open tonight at 7 pm. Music kicks off of 8:30 pm.

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Kinston, NC

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The Red Room welcomes Mac & Juice Quartet to the stage tonight. Doors open at 9 pm. There is a music charge of $5.00 payable at the door. Music plays from 10 pm until closing. Please support live music, pay the cover charge and show your support for this band, with a long history of grooving fans on the NC music scene. Offering great jams, they will send you smiling into the rest of your weekend.

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On stage, at North Street Live you can enjoy the music of The Wicked Shimmies. The Kinston based band is full of some wicked talent, offering sounds you love as you dance the night away. Come out early for a good meal and stay late to enjoy the outdoor patio, drink specials and fun music.

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Washington, NC

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For those in the Washington area looking for some good rock to groove you, GEN-X will provide you with the rock sounds of the 90’s and beyond tonight, from the Pebble Beach Stage at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill, located at 1052 Main St., Washington, NC. Live music plays from 7-10 pm. Come early for some great grub then stay late to rock the night away!

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Ayden, NC

The Switch will be rocking Ayden tonight. You are invited to join the fun. Come out to The County Line Bar, located at 9527 Hwy 903 N
Ayden, NC. Tonight to enjoy a fun night of rock, pop and party songs that get you in the mood for a fun weekend. Please pay the music charge at the door and feel free to tip the band too. This is a fun life, but it is a hard road traveled, so please show your love and support for the bands you love and enjoy! Music starts tonight at 10 pm.

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Greenville, NC

The band, The New Hillbillies, will be offering the sounds to fans and friends that come out tonight to The Crossbones Tavern, 114 E 5th St., Greenville, NC. Doors open at 8 pm and music plays at 10 pm. In a recent band page post, the band stated: “The New Hillbillies are headed to Greenville, NC to play at the famous Crossbones Tavern and we are bringing southern jam and hillbilly rock on a bluesy, buttery biscuit!” Sounds pretty tasty. If you are in the area, it sounds like this band from New Hill, NC will offer a fresh set of sounds for music fans.

Thanks for Reading!

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

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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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On the Scene With Tracey Stones

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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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Keeping up with the Blogger

Look for me on Facebook by following this link:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.
Feel free to invite me to your events. If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event with me.

I read emails daily. You can send those to:
ncmz.live@gmail.com
Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Sending along pictures is helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well. Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

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. For simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS TIPS TIPS!

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

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

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

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


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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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Keeping up with the Blogger

Look for me on Facebook by following this link:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.
Feel free to invite me to your events. If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event with me.

I read emails daily. You can send those to:
ncmz.live@gmail.com
Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Sending along pictures is helpful. You may send links to band websites so I can post those as well. Thanks so much for helping me reach the people!

Thank You For Your Support

You are the reason I look forward to writing this each week. The reader is the 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. For simple links to commercials, we can promote you here! We offer video ads, print ads, and feature advertising. The opportunities are truly endless.

TIPS TIPS TIPS!

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

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

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

 

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




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Let’s Kick the Weekend into High Gear with Music

New Bern Boasts the Blues Weekly

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

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

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

Meet the Band!

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

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

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

Save the Date:

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

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Chasing Rain Clouds & Finding Festivals

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

Cape Carteret Fall Festival

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adam Hill Returns to The Brown Pelican

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

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

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

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cruising The Coast

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Beaufort, NC

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

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

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Swansboro, NC

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

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Emerald Isle, NC

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

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Rocking Around The Region

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Answering the Call

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

October 22 at 7:23 PM

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Facebook Events Link

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

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

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

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

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Wrapping Up MumFest and Rocking with Local Talents Around the Region

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MumFest 2018

MumFest 2018 Wrap Up with Local Favorites

Bryan Mayer Warms ‘Em Up at Noon

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

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

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

Bryan Mayer Music

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Joe Baes Project Rocks ‘Em Through the Afternoon

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

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

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

www,joebaes.rocks

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

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Strung Together Makes For A #NewBernStrong MumFest Finish

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

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

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

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

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

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The BiPolar Express Rolls to the Beach to Rock

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

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

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

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

The BiPolar Express

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Second Helping Rocks Kinston, NC

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

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

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

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

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

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Downtown New Bern, NC

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

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

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

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Cruising The Coast

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Morehead City, NC

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

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Beaufort, NC

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

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

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

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

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Swansboro, NC

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

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Emerald Isle, NC

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

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Rocking Around The Region

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Havelock Chili Festival

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

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 Fall Festival

October 20th
12-5 PM

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

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

All of the action takes place at

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

Kids Fun:

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

Vendors:

MacDaddy’s
231 Mad Designs
Tupperware

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

Food Vendors:

Wiki Wiki Dawgs

Sheryl’s Candy Apple Creations

Chocolate Creations

Live Music:

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

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

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Sunday Funday

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6 Bands, 5 Breweries, 4 The Community!

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

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

Gates open at noon, music starts at 1!

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

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

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

& BOUNCE HOUSES!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR!

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Answering the Call

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

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Facebook Events Link

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

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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

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

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

♥♥♥♥

Keeping up with the Blogger

Look for me on Facebook by following this link:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.
Feel free to invite me to your events. If you have a budget for advertising, please consider promoting your next event with me.

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Thank You For Your Support

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

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

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

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Music Rocks MumFest 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band Offers Two Performances

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

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Miller Lite Tent Lines up Great Entertainment

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

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

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Justin Castellano Serves Up the Sounds at Church St. Deli

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

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Big Drink Trades Big Sounds at Trading Post

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

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

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

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

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

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Live Music Options

Getting Down Around Town

Downtown New Bern, NC

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

https://www.facebook.com/WilliamSeymourOfficial

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

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Matt Livingston

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

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

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

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

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Cruising The Coast

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Atlantic Beach, NC

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

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Beaufort, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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Swansboro, NC

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

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Emerald Isle, NC

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

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Rocking Around The Region

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Havelock Chili Festival

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

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 Fall Festival

October 20th
12-5 PM

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

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

All of the action takes place at

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

Kids Fun:

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

Vendors:

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

Food Vendors:

Wiki Wiki Dawgs

Sheryl’s Candy Apple Creations

Chocolate Creations

Live Music:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey NC There is Live Music Everywhere

Answering the Call

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

October 15 at 6:16 PM

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Facebook Events Link

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

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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Thanks for Reading!

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

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 ones who support this effort most. Thank you for taking the time to read this site. Knowing that you use this site to find live music thrills me. Thank you!

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

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

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

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

Support Live Music Promotions ~ Tip The Blogger!

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