More Music to Move You ~ Let the Good Time Roll

Back on the Scene with Tracey Stones



There are many events, bands and venues still to talk about so let’s kick it off with more local acts rocking souls.

The Dirty Bird Gets Back to Business

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., returned to the music, one week following Florence. Marron Chaplin offered several sets of rocking sounds to ease the minds of the troubled town on Friday, September 21, 2018. The talented singer-songwriter is performing at the coast this morning. If you are near the coast check her out from 10 am til noon at the Beaufort Farmer’s Market!


Blackbeard’s Triple Play

Back In Action


Two weeks after the storm Blackbeard’s Triple Play, 415 S Front St. reopened for business. They celebrated the weekend with a trio of bands, that brought great music to help celebrate their return following the flood.


On Friday, September 28, 2018, they opened their doors and welcomed Mason Jar Bonfire to the stage outside. The Lenoir County-based band rocked us with southern rock and country selections. Following their three-hour set, music fans headed inside to keep the beats with Train Wreck! This party band has a long history of turning up the funk and rocking this town. For fans of the band, they are rocking AJ McMurphy’s, 1914 Turnbury Dr., Greenville, NC, tonight. Music starts at 9 pm. Come dance and enjoy the beats!


Following the Funk of TrainWreck on Friday, The BiPolar Express Delivered the Rock on Saturday!

The BiPolar Express rolled into town and took a break from the new reality so to rock and celebrate life and living it. Bass player Wick Wickline and his family is just another example of survival and fortitude. The music maker learned before the gig that FEMA would probably be demolishing their home. The family lost everything and is working through the process of rebuilding.

Helping many with the process is finding this need for finding NORMAL! The prescription for Wickline and his bandmates is rocking it hard for music fans and supporters. For those looking to get rocked by the 80’s and 90’s rock cover band, you can find them rocking The E Club, 8102 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC, tonight. Music starts at 10 pm and they roll you into Sunday!


City Stage and Folks Journal Supporting NC Music

On Friday, September 28, 2018, Folks Journal hosted a great night of music at City Stage offering the sounds of  Sometimes Lions featuring Asheville’s Holden Dixon. They performed a special night of original music with a few covers thrown in the mix.

The venue is serving up live entertainment and tasty treats on the regular. Come out any Tuesday through Saturday night after 5pm for entertainment, good food, and your favorite drinks!


Checking in with Our Local Solo Acts!

Two weeks after the storm it was easy to find music here there and everywhere in fact. I spent Friday, September 28 hopping and bopping, like I once did before the storm. I kicked things off in James City where I found Tommy Duzan Sr, jamming the tunes for fans and friends at BrÜtopia. When I crossed the bridge where the two rivers meet, I found a couple more local favorites rocking the night away. Rick Huff was giving his best to the fans and friends at The Brown Pelican. While Buck Loy offered the grooves to the folks that gathered at The Thirsty Bruin.


Open Mic Madness Resumes

Two weeks following the wrath of Florence, Tiffany Elaine and her music-making friends got back to doing what they love… sharing songs. The trio is known as Now or Never, features T Elaine on vocals, Fernando Rivera on guitar and vocals and Steve Mehan on guitar. They along with other friends gather several times throughout the week to enjoy the fun music and making it!

They got back to the action on Monday, September 24, 2018, at Shortway Brewing Co. They host the open mic there on the second and fourth Monday of each month starting at 6 pm. On the first and third Tuesday, you can find them at Cru Bar and Wine Store /The Beaufort Coffee Shop, 120 Turner St., Beaufort. Music plays 8-11 pm all players are welcome. On the opposing Tuesdays, you can find them jamming at Crystal Coast Brewing Co 219 West Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC. Come to play 7-10 pm.


Walking into Week Three Post Flo We Rock with The Adam Hill Band

The Adam Hill Band weathered the storm well and have been busy rocking their sounds. Last week the band was the featured entertainment for the Beauty and the Beast 5th Annual Fall Car Show. The solid rock trio offered the music from midday until it was Awards time. The popular rock band will be heading to another hard-hit area to deliver their healing rock grooves tonight. You can catch them rocking tonight at Bourbon St., Wilmington. Music starts at 9 pm.


Getting Down Around Town


MumFest 2018 will be in full swing this weekend. Please take a pause for this wonderful town cause. Last night Swiss Bear Foundation and WRNS-FM  hosted the annual Kickoff Concert. For the first time, the event was held at Lawsons Creek Park. This not only marks a first for Swiss Bear, but it also means another park is open for use in the beautiful river city!

Last night music fans gathered to enjoy the music of with Waterloo Revival, Walker McGuire and Dan and Shay bringing the show for our sweet town. It was a great night of love and live music and celebrating the recovery of a town. Photo Credit for Photo one and three is Madonna Hawks. Photo Credit for pic two and four is Kate Moore! Thank you!

Today marks one month since we were kissed by Florence. We deserve a break from the cleanup and we need to take time to support local businesses, which are key to making the town a vital place to live and for all to enjoy. For music fans, there is plenty to take in. Throughout the weekend you can enjoy great live music in town, as you take a break from the cleanup and support local businesses and enjoy good food and fine beer, while dancing to live music. Here is a link to the full weekend schedule and a copy of the line up posted for today


Saturday, October 13

 Bank of the Arts live music at 317 Middle St

11:00 am – New Bern Suzuki Strings

Noon – Encore

1:00 pm – Down East Dulcimers

2:00 pm  Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus, presented by New BernWeb Design

3:00 pm – Onslow Winds Jazz Ensemble

Miller Lite Beer Garden, live music at South Front St and Craven St,

Free admission, open to all but must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer.

Noon to 8:00 pm  Televised Sports

12:00 pm  Caroline Dare

2:00 pm  Peace Soldier

4:00 pm  Waterloo Revival

6:00 pm  Joe Brown

8:00 pm –Dueling Pianos

Tryon Palace

11:00 am  Fife and Drum Corps

1:00 pm  Fife and Drum Corps

Roaming MumFest throughout the day:

Quartets from the Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus,  presented by New Bern Web Design



Tonight at BrUtopia, 1201 Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC., they will be featuring the tunes of Kristie Lynn, serving up the sounds and Nest Cafe dishing out the goods. Food is served from 5 until 10 pm. Music is offered from 7-10 pm.



Cruising around the corner, The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., offers the music of two area artist tonight! Come out and unwind while rocking with Gary Dudley and the Maxxtones, offering the classic rock beats you know and love from 8-11 pm.



New Bern’s newest venue City Stage offers music fans a night of great music. The New Bern based Caffeinated Soul Boogie will be offering the sounds from 8-11 pm. Tickets are $7.00. 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.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Cruising The Coast


Atlantic Beach, NC

Ashton Ward will be gathering with friend Casey Chestnut to make music tonight on the sand at Idle Hour Biergarten. The jams will happen from 7-10 pm. Come nosh on the tasty food and enjoy some live music tonight!


Beaufort, NC

The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop has been back in action since a week following Florence. Checking out their music schedule starting with tonight, it is the music of Dick Knight with sounds being served from 8-11 pm. The show is free and tips are encouraged.

Looking ahead, Open Mic Night with Tiffany Elaine and Friends on the First and Third Tuesday of each month, Come out this week and sing your new song and jam. Sign up starting at 7 pm and music will be playing from 8-11 pm. Giving you a sneak peek at next week, music sensation Emily Musilino will be rocking the stage on Friday, October 19 from 9 pm til 1 am. Cru Bar is located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. Need more info, call (252) 728-3066.


Swansboro, NC

Justin Castellano is the guitar extraordinaire of the Crystal Coast. Tonight he will be offering sounds to fans and friends that gather at the Church Street Deli, 99 W Church St., Swansboro, NC. Music plays 7-10 pm. Come early for the tasty food and stay late for the great music stylings of Castellano.


Emerald Isle, NC

 Big Drink Music Company will be performing tonight at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music is served from 6:30 – 10pm. Come out and enjoy your favorite classic rock and blues covers with this fun band



Rocking Around The Region


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 9 at 9:52 AM

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

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

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

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:
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:
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 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.


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 to learn more.

Support Live Music Promotions ~ Tip The Blogger!

This site is a free service and 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 my mission. Your donations will help fuel the growth of this informative live music blog. All contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Ad for Advertising


Leave a Reply