Music Being Made in New Bern All Week Long



Wednesday was  with Music in New Bern, NC


Dan Jam Phillips offered friends and fans his mid-week re-boot from the stage at the newly renovated City Stage. Joining Phillips this week for the jam session was Tank Wetherington, who offered the electric accompaniment on strings as Phillips offered the acoustic sounds and vocals.

Phillips offered this mid-week reboot for several weeks this month, in case you missed it. He was accompanied by a talented friend each week. On Wednesday, August, 8 he was found rocking the room with Alan Gleason. The following week he brought in the second member of the Dan Jam Band, Scott Carlisle. This week we met Wetherington. Next week and for the next couplePhillips is off, but keep it here to find out where he will rock you next!


John Van Dyke offers Songs from the American Song Book


When not running around the behind the scenes, doing all the tasks it takes to make things happen… whether those tasks entail management, waiter, host or clean-up crew at the new City Stage, John Van Dyke always shines brightest when you find him on stage.

He can be found there in many forms, always offering pieces of a well-lived soul and one with tales to tell. An actor, an entertainer, a singer a bandleader, Van Dyke is living his dream these days and still finding time to perform. Catch him on Wednesdays at the City Stage from 7-9:30 pm offering Songs From an American Song Book. He gives you the standards and delivers the fun show tunes you love.


Adam Hill Offers Music for Professionals Night

In the spur of the moment, Adam Hill was scheduled to perform with the band on the patio last Saturday, but due to scheduling conflicts and managerial changeovers, we finally got things straight and canceled Hill at the Harvey and served The Hot Buttered Grits in his place. Once Hill connected with the new manager, he was asked to perform on the balcony the following Wednesday. Hill accepted and offered a great night of music on the back balcony at Circa 1810.

I personally enjoyed the surprise of Hill in New Bern during the week and spending time with the love of his life, Tracey Turner!

For friends and fans of the Adam Hill Band come out tonight and show your love. They will be rocking the North Street Burger Bar, located on Highway 70 East, Kinston, NC. Music gets rocking at 10 pm. Come early for some great food and stay late to rock the night away.

Getting Down Around Town

Tonight at  BrUtopia, 1201 Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC, music plays 7-10 pm, featuring the music of Tommy Duzan Sr. being offered from 7-10 pm.

Checking out what is going down in the bars around town, here is what I know… The Brown Pelican offers The Mother Notes on the books, to rock you from 8-11 pm. The Brown Pelican is located at 411 Broad St.

Over at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, The Roman Sams come to town to rock’em from 7-10 pm.


Next up, the newest venue in town, City Stage offers a night of Improv Comedy with the performance of 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.
7:00 pm Show – Tickets $7.00
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Tonight is the Saturday of the month which marks open mic at Broad Street Christian Church, which is hosted monthly by Mathew Kerlin. This event was once hosted at Trent River Coffee Company, on Craven St., but moved at the turn of the year when Coffee Company, owner, Ed Ruiz leased some space to a new bike shop. Tonight all are invited to come jam and take part in the fun. Sign up starts at 6 pm and music lays from 6:30 until 9 pm.

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Cruising The Coast


Ryan Cain will be rocking Time Out Tavern tonight starting at 9 pm. He will be offering country and pop favorites til midnight, come ready to dance!

Carolina Sky will be live at  Idle Hour Biergarten offering music from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Real Nice Clark will be rocking the deck at Southern Salt Seafood Company and Waterfront Restaurant. Music plays from 9 pm until midnight.

New Bern rocker’s The BiPolar Express will be rocking the deck at Off The Hook tonight. Music starts at 10 pm and the trio of rockers will have you grooving til 2 am.

Dick Knight will be offering his show to fans and friends at The Cru Bar and Wine Store/ Beaufort Coffee Shop with music being played from 8:30-11:30 pm.


Rocking Around The Region


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 20 at 6:50 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!

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