Live Music Options to Kick off August Around Town & Around the Region

Thursday Thrillers

Getting Down Around Town

New Bern, NC

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse will offer live music upstairs in the piano bar. This week the offer Chuck Phillips. Music is offered 6-9 pm and dinner is always delicious.


City Stage New Bern

Alisa Mike hosts a night of music each Thursday evening at City Stage New Bern. She will wow you with standard jazz offerings and groove you with fun show tunes. The City Stage offers a pub-style menu and entertainment most night of the week. They are located at 901 B Pollock St., Doors open at 5 pm.


Persimmons Restaurant

Live music under the sails will be brought to us by Cigar Box Jesus and the Revelation shares the sounds with diners from 7:30-9:30 pm.


The Brown Pelican

Charlie Duzan will host open mic night at The Brown Pelican this week. Open mic happens each Thursday night. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm and lasts until all of the jammers have jammed. This is the longest-running open mic night in New Bern and it is always new and exciting! Pack up the gear bag and come on out!


Along the Coast

Morehead City, NC

Riptidez bar & grill MHC

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Live music and good food are all being served this evening at Riptidez bar & grill MHC,  with the fresh catch coming out of the kitchen, and one of NC’s best stringers and singers will be rocking the mic from 8 pm until midnight


Atlantic Beach, NC

Steel Shot Live


The Sounds Like Summer In The Park features the sounds of Steel Shot. The Pamlico County duo will be rocking the Atlantic Beach Town Park located at 915 West Fort Macon Rd. Music is offered from 7-9 pm. They say you can bring a pop-up chair or blanket. But ask you to leave the coolers at home.  The concession stand will be open and selling fresh kettle corn, drinks, candy & ice cream! This is the last show of the series.




There is a weekly concert series EMERALDFEST 2019 that has been going down since the middle of June. Sponsored by Buy The Beach Realty, they still have several shows all taking place at  Western Regional Beach Access with shows starting at 6:30 pm. All of the bands on the schedule are local talented stars that have been making a name for themselves for quite a while.

July 25 4EverAll & Friends
August 1 Big Drink Music Company
August 8 Pure T Mommicked
August 15 Naked Knees

Be sure to stop by the sponsor tent and say thanks for their support in bringing the live music. Your gratitude and appreciation do not go unnoticed by the organizers.


Swansboro, NC

Bake, Bottle & Brew

66703996_2185572331734465_876806617016827904_n.jpgThe RV Road Show will be taking a trip to Swansboro to play on the beautiful waterfront at Bake, Bottle and Brew on August 1st from 6-9 PM! Awesome atmosphere and a great view!


Wilmington, NC

The Sailfish


8/1 – Selah Dubb
8/8 – Justin Cody Foxx
8/15 – Dos Eddies
8/22 – Crystal Fussell
8/29 – Desperado Duo
9/5 – Access 29
9/12 – Cross Creek Band
9/19 – The Casserole
9/26 – Signal Fire Acoustic


Rocking Around the Region

Burgaw, NC

Summer On The Square Concert Series


Head out to the Pender County Courthouse Square for the Summer on the Square Concert Series. The show will feature The British Invaders. Come here all your favorite tunes from the Beatles, The Rollin’ Stones, the Who and more! Concerts are free! Food trucks will be on site. Alcohol is not allowed and pets are not permitted for their safety.


Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill


Nathan Wayne brings some #realcountry to Locked & Loaded for Jeep Night! Music is offered at 6-9 pm.


Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music


Come out tonight to celebrate Lorraine Jordan’s Birthday the ticket includes your meal & cake and your entertainment throughout the night. Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music offers live music tonight from 7:30-9:30 pm.


Durham, NC

The House

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam goes down each Thursday at The House with music being served fro 6-10 pm. Hosted by Woolly and the Wingnutz, this event turns out lots of talented players from the Triangle region and beyond! All are welcome to come to eat and dance the night away. Players are welcome to sign up and join the fun.


Raleigh, NC

Brio Tuscan Grille (Crabtree)


We are kicking off live music at Brio every Thursday with Jared Place on August 1st at 5:30 PM! Get here early to catch our happy hour specials and enjoy some great food and drink specials! Join us every Thursday at 5:30 for different musicians and some popular favoritesacts from the area!


Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC)


Mike Davis performing his popular solo act of Rockabilly, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Americana, Celtic Rock, Old-Time Rock & Roll at Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC) from 6-9 pm.


Midtown Grille NC


Midtown Jazz Series: Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo is what you can expect this Thursday with music playing from 8-11 pm.


Kinston, NC


Pride of Kinston will offer the music of Liquid Pleasure for Sumerfest on August 1, 2019. Music Plays from 7-9 pm. Here are more details from the FB Event:


After more than two decades of bringing audiences to their feet the band, Liquid Pleasure has become a multi-cultural icon. The band has been paired with greats like Chuck Berry, Eddie Floyd, Ben E. King, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.


Since 2004, Pride of Kinston has held a summer concert series that has entertained thousands in beautiful Pearson Park. When the new executive director, Leon Steele, assumed his new role, this concert series, Sand in the Streets, was rebranded to Kinston Summerfest.

Kinston, NC Summerfest continues to showcase a diverse selection of the finest talents from North Carolina. Get ready for beach, boogie, and blues!

Summerfest brings people downtown

Kinston Summerfest is Eastern North Carolina’s hippest free outdoor music festival! This concert series is part of Pride of Kinston’s economic package to revitalize our historic downtown. Kinston Summerfest attracts thousands of people from Eastern North Carolina to shop and dine in our walk-friendly historic commercial district.

Pearson Park, the site of Kinston Summerfest, is a block away from nationally-recognized restaurants, bars, shops, and boutique hotels. Kinston Summerfest is great for people to relax and socialize in the evening. Bring the kids to enjoy the new Pearson Park playground!


Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill


Joe Shingara Music hosts open mic tonight at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill with music being shared from 6:30 – 9 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Murfreesboro, NC

34th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

Main Entertainment Schedule:

Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00 PM – Mikele Buck Band

Friday, August 2, 2019
7:00 PM – USO Show Troupe

Saturday, August 3, 2019
7:00 PM – The Pizazz Band

$1 admission charge for ages 12+ on Friday and Saturday.

10 am Saturday: Murfreesboro Rotary Club Watermelon 5K Race and Parade, Main Street Murfreesboro

Tentative full schedule:


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Enjoy the dance! Support Live Music! When we return tomorrow we will pick up with the blues and meet new rockers too. Until we meet again, cheers!

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