On The Scene With Tracey Stones
℘℘℘Last Saturday I found music in new and unusual places. The first show took place in the grocery store. The second show was one that I set up at the Community Center at Fairfield Harbour.
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Harris Teeter Moves into the Biggest Store in Company History
On Saturday afternoon the new Harris Teeter hosted
The duo was hired to play many of the Harris Teeter Stores. In fact, they perform at six store locations. The night before arriving in New Bern, they were at the second largest Harris Teeter, which is located in Charlotte, NC.
The duo was set up in the new bar area, where every seat was filled. The bar offers a variety of beers and wines. In between breaks they gave away prizes including bottles of wine and a guitar!
To learn more about Lilley, check out his music page on Facebook at:
Hank Barbee and the Dust Parade Come to Fairfield with Holiday Cheer
On Saturday night , Tracey Stones Productions and NCMZ.LIVE offered a holiday show for the fine folks of Fairfield Harbour, featuring the holiday sounds of Hank Barbee and The Dust Parade.
It was a fun night of neighbors dancing the night away to the classic Christmas songs and awesome original songs found on his two available CDs.
You can find the bands’s music on Spotify, Itunes and everywhere else you buy music or visit the band website at
I received a beautiful Christmas card from the talented Oliver Family and included inside the card was a brand new CD. Strung By the Chimney With Care offers
I found it interesting that the disc started out without any strings at all. “Ding-a Ding-a Ding” is an acapella number. But by the second song the strings are all accounted for with the banjo starting things off for the song “Angels We Have Heard on High”
All of the compositions on this disc are beautiful songs for this season. The disc was recorded at TeraNote Studios in Morehead City, NC.
To get one of your own contact the band through their Facebook page at
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Saturday, December 22, 2018
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Getting Down Around Town
Fairfield Harbour Community
Metro RealEstate Pros is a Company out of Charlotte, that has been in town helping with clean up since Hurricane Florence. Much of their volunteer efforts have been focused in Fairfield Harbour.
Today they will wrap up their volunteer efforts to clean up in the Fairfield Harbour and offer the community a free meal at the Community Center, 595 Broad Creek Road, New Bern. On tap for the entertainment will be The Big Jim Kohler Band performing for the dinner from 4-6 pm
The Brown Pelican
The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., opens it’s doors to local acts each week. Live music kicks off each Thursday with open mic. Sign up at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm… All are welcome. On Friday they welcome awesome acoustic acts to entertain the crowd. On Saturdays, the bar is always rocking with the areas hottest bands.
Tonight it is the sounds of Big Jim Kohler Band will rock your Christmas blues away tonight 8-11 pm.
Blackbeard’s Triple Play
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St, offers live music each Friday and Saturday night on the deck. Music starts at 7:30 pm. Tonight you can enjoy the familiar rock and originals songs of Stairwell.
For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.
The Hot Buttered Grits return to the City Stage for a sexy soulful Christmas spectacular. The New Bern based jam band will be sharing grooves with special guests, including a group of dancers, as well as music makers. Joe Brown on keys, Danny Batten on banjo, James Durham on sax and Holly Millar lending vocals.
Doors open at 5 pm with food and drinks available.
The show starts at 8 pm
The City Stage New Bern is located at 901 Pollock St., New Bern, NC
Reserved Seating and General Admission Tickets are $10 and available at:
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
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