New Add On For NCMZ.LIVE Plus Lots of Live Music Options

On The Scene With Tracey Stones


This Sunday, Tracey Stones Productions LLC  will present The Carolina Swamp Dogs for a concert in the Park at Red Sail Park. This performance is for the residents and friends of Fairfield Harbour. Pack up a picnic and meet us under the pavilion. 


This concert in the Park Series will be Sunday, August 11, 2019. 3 pm is showtime. There is no cost for this show and there is no guarantee for the band. Please show this band of true American Heroes some love this weekend. I suggest a $10.00 or more donation per family. They don’t do it for the money, they do it to share their love of music. These players are retired Marines, who enjoy sharing songs and spreading the news about the blues.  Here is a sample of their own music!



Carolina Swamp Dogs Music ~ Fine Calaboose

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New Developments for NCMZ.LIVE


NCMZ.LIVE is happy to announce our new calendar feature. We now offer three calendars for music lovers to check out for live music events. With a growing commitment to building this site to be a daily vehicle for music lovers to check out, I have added the new calendars pages and widgets. These pages and calendar widgets are broken down by area, New Bern, The Crystal Coast and Around the Region.

Live Music Events ~ New Bern 

 Live Music Events ~ Along the Coast   

Live Music Events Around the Region


Giving This Site A Daily Boost Is GOOD News For Readers and Advertisers

This offers readers a resourceful tool to finding music in their area, all around the state, every day of the week. I am committing myself to the new routine of finding new gigs to list and add to the calendars daily. Committed to adding a minimum of ten a day that means adding 70 gigs a week to these calendars.

Bands and venues are welcome to invite me to their events on Facebook or via email at There is no cost to be listed on occasion, but please understand just like free music is not free, this free promotional service is not free either. It costs me a great amount of time. 

If you are a busy band or a thriving music venue, I want you! We can create a calendar for you and keep you in the zone! $250 a year and you can have all your events added to a personal calendar widget right here in the music zone. Advertisers will be responsible for providing the event’s content. 

Beside offering calendar options, NCMZ.LIVE also can create an active link for your website, or social media pages. Which also offers some live coverage for your live music events. For five years we have been building this site together and thanks to your suggestions and my commitment it keeps getting better. THANK YOU!

I will still bring you live coverage of the music scene around us in the random fashion we have become accustomed to in these five years of reporting. Without your support since September, none of this would be possible. So a big shout out and thank you to everyone who has extended a hand, offered a tip, bought me a meal or a beer, I love you all for the love you have shared with me! And every time I think I have to quit, you really have stepped up to help me keep the beats! Together we are building an awesome product that we can be proud of as we share it with our friends.  


~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, August 9, 2019

North Carolina History Center


New Bern Young Professional Group’s annual River Jam!
Food from local food trucks as well as a cash bar with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Music of Spare Change and TrainWreck!!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, rain or shine.
purchase online at


The Flame Catering and Banquet Center


New music by Nathan Mitchell titled “inspiration” and
“ Smooth Groove” is climbing Billboard and coming to New Bern. Nathan has a gift for piano and jazz, don’t miss this
jazz collective supper club experience.
Tickets $35.00

Music starts at 7 PM.


North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

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The Orchestra will present the “Enchanted Baroque“, featuring the music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Rameau, and others.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for military/seniors, $10 for students.
Obtain tickets at or by telephone,


August Artwalk


Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses. Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month!

Craven Arts Council will host receptions for the following exhibits:

-Main Gallery: Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting
-Director’s Gallery: Survivor Knights

Look for live music on the streets about town. Also please note that the Uptown Gallery on Glenbernie offers the music of Charlie Duzan.

Look for music outside The Black Cat Shoppe and in Bear Plaza, also Community Artists Gallery wants you to know that Alisa Mike is performing at Community Artists Gallery & Studios this Friday for Artwalk! Come enjoy with us!


Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican



The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring Dan Jam Phillips, offering songs from 7:00-10:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.


Blackbeard’s Triple Play


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


The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine


Live music will be offered is at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine each Friday from 8-10:30 pm.


On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

The Garage


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



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


Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016


Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company


Treehouse Beer Company posted “Live tonight in the garden 7-10pm, we welcome Cassidi !! New York-based singer-songwriter, she’ll be playing some of your favorites, as well as her own music. Everything from upbeat ballads, from 90a to new age!”


Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden



Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with Reindl Brothers in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from Joeve’s Pizza, have a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.


Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

 The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers live music each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. Tonight it is Davy Williamson out on the stage by the streetMusic plays at 8-11 pm. Tomorrow it is The Will & Tony Show entertaining diners.


Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering


Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes 4EverAll for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.



Off The Hook

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Off The Hook welcomes the fun grooves of DJ Chainsaw tonight. Tomorrow night they welcome Mac n JuiceMusic starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!


Jack’s Waterfront Bar


There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar.

~Friday August 9th~
Open @ 4pm
Fun Friday Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm hosted by Coastal Countertops
Live music by Chocolate Chip starts @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven pizza available.

See you at Jack’s!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop Presents


Todd Barnes, Fri Aug 9th, 8:30-11:30 pm, No cover

Join us for live music by local musician Todd Barnes!


Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Cafe


 Jake & Isaac will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious. 

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Rocking Around the Region

Greensboro, NC

The Blind Tiger



Live tonight at The Blind Tiger, welcomes a night of rocking fun with Möstley Crùe and Unleashed. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 pm. 


Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill


Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to Steel County Express, who will be rocking the fun tunes tonight. They will be offering the modern country and rock grooves we all know and love. Music is free and kicks off at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.


Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill

 The Blue Note Grill is located in Durham and offers good food and great music.  Joe Bell & the Stinging Blades / Celebration of Pat O’Connell is on the schedule with the good times starting at 9 PM. There is an $8.00 music charge payable at the door.


Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall


The Pour House Music Hall opens at 8 PM, Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets are $30.00 and you can get yours at Eventbrite

Legendary New Wave and Power Pop band, The Producers return to The Pour House Music Hall!

The Producers (official):
The Producers is a new wave and power pop band from Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s. The original line up included Van Temple on guitar and vocals, former Whiteface member Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, former Billy Joe Royal sideman, Wayne Famous, on keyboards and Bryan Holmes on drums. Originally formed as a Beatles cover band named Cartoon, they changed musical directions and began performing their own material in nightclubs around the Atlanta area.

The response to their music was so good that they were quickly signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records by producer Tom Werman, who had worked with Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and Mother’s Finest, among others. They released two albums for the Portrait label, The Producers (1981) and You Make the Heat (1982). The Producers became a regional favorite in the southeastern United States, propelling “What She Does To Me” onto the national Billboard Magazine singles charts.”What’s He Got”, “Certain Kinda Girl“, and “Who Do You Think You Are” had some popularity as music videos but did not chart. They toured extensively opening for Cheap Trick, and The Motels. “She Sheila” from their second album was a popular MTV video. They headlined MTV’s New Year’s Rockin Eve in 1982.

Arctic Blonde
Arctic Blonde are a Raleigh, NC based Power/Pop quartet featuring: Michael Batts, Ernie Jamison, David Poole and Robert Shi.


Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s


It is going to be a night not to be missed by southern rock n blues fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes Duane Haddock to the stage! Come grab yourself some good food and a cold drink at one of the coolest places in Greenville. Music plays from 8:30-11:30 pm. This show is free!


Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays, they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic night hosted by Brian Burke from 6 pm – 9 pm.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight on the Pebble Stage is Chuck Phillips Band. Music plays at 7-10 pm.


Market Street Pub

Friends and fans of Corey Stuart are invited to come out to Market Street Pub this evening. Come out and enjoy a cold beer and fun and funky throwback sounds offered by this lively one-man band. Music starts at 10 pm.


Arapahoe, NC

Gary’s Down East Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar



Oriental, NC

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Seth Brand, currently Asheville, North Carolina’s #1 Americana artist, has been recognized and praised all over the country for his mesmerizing vocals, heartfelt tunes and raw talent on the strings.


Brand’s passionate performance, aided by his wife on percussion, is bringing the sound across the state to New Village Brewery! If you enjoy a night filled with love, humor, heartbreak, dancing and a rootsy kind of edge, then Seth Brand is a show not to be missed! Music is offered from 6:30-8:30 PM.


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.

August 5 at 6:40 PM



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