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~ Live Music Options for Thursday, March 16, 2017 ~

~ Rolling Around the Region ~

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Gabrielle Christie

 

There are a couple of open mic nights happening in New Bern this evening. The first one gets started at 6:00 pm Live at the City Laundry, located at 901 Pollock St. New Bern, NC.  Pack up the gig bag, call friends and join Christie for a fun night of music and making memories. Musicians, poets, comedians and more! All performers are welcome at The City Laundry Open Mic. Come down to perform or to simply enjoy the local talent and creative atmosphere, that The City Laundry has to offer with your own family. Be sure to check out their cafe menu as well as their bar options!

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Just about the time things wrap up at The CL, things ought to start heating up at The Brown Pelican for their open mic night. That one gets underway at 7:30 and continues til the players go home. Located at 411 Broad St. New Bern NC, this music venue offers a stage to all talents and all skill levels. So call some friends and make some memories making music together tonight all around town.

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Taking a tour around the rest of the state and starting things out as far as Winston-Salem, we find Thursday is hands down the most popular way to kick in an early weekend with cool sounds.

With that being said, we kick things off at Muddy Creek Cafe, located at 5455 Bethania Rd. W-S, NC. Country Dan Collins hosts the open mic event and all are welcome to come display their talents tonight from 6:30-10:30 pm.

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Coming around into Greensboro, NC there is a hip-hop party happening live at Greene Street Nightclub, located at 113 N Greene St. Greensboro, NC. Headlining the show tonight will be Riff Raff. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and you can get your via this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/riff-raff-live-in-greensboronc-tickets-31183630077?aff=es2

Here is more on the artist headlining as well as who else to look for this evening on the agenda:

Horst Christian Simco[4][5] (born January 29, 1982), better known by the stage name Riff Raff (often stylized as RiFF RAFF),[6] is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.[7] He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C.[8] Then after being associated with Soulja Boy’s imprint S.O.D. Money Gang Inc., Riff Raff is now signed to producer Diplo’s record label Mad Decent.[9]He was formerly a member of the rap group Three Loco along with Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty.[10] His debut studio album Neon Icon was released on June 24, 2014 on Mad Decent.

Also Performing:

*EDE. Ruger
*BAX
*Ej King/Mic Breeze
*Doc Ill
*Fleetwood/Decati

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Coming into Raleigh we find a couple of stages that have several acts in store for you. First we stop at Kings , located at 14 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC, where you can enjoy the shows by Quiles  & Cloud, as well as  Mountain Lions  and Honey Magpie. Doors open at 9 pm and music starts at 10 pm Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

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It is Local Beer/Local Bands night tonight at Pour House Music Hall. Located at 224 S Blount St., tonight they welcome Tangible Dream, Leamon Sparks, XOXOK and Gabriel David. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Doors open at 8 and music starts at 8:30. This event is always presented by Younger Brother Productions, The Pour House Music Hall, and WKNC 88.1 FM

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It’s time again for Lorraine’s House Band to perform at Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music, which is located at 101 Timber Pointe Rd. Garner, NC. They make a habit of doing this each and every Thursday night from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and they play all your favorite cover tunes. This is a free music event, but free music is never free so please tip the house band!

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Returning for another Thursday night performance at Michael’s Showside Grill, located at 102 N Pine St. Spring Hope, NC, is the Jacob Briddle, who will be serving up the Jazz live in the lounge from 6-9 pm.

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There is a weekend long event, taking place this weekend at The Angry Ginger Irish Pub located at 1202 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, NC. The pre-event party starts tonight and here is the line up for this evening and the rest of the weekend.

The biggest party in Jacksonville! It’s the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, and we’re making it even bigger and better than last years!

*No cover charge or tickets for any day of the event

**Please note that as per NC state law, if you plan to drink at this event you must present a valid form of photo ID, ID check is 100% at the door. If you do not present an ID you may still attend, you will just be unable to drink

3/16-Pre-Paddy’s Day Party
Trivia Night
9pm-Midnight: Born Again Heathens (Indoor)
Food and Drink Specials
Swag Giveaways

3/17-St. Patrick’s Day
2pm-4pm: Werewolves of Morehead (Outdoor)
4:30pm-7:30pm: Born Again Heathens (Outdoor)
8:30pm-11:30pm: Freeway (Outdoor)
6pm-9pm: Mick (Indoor)
9:30pm-1:30pm: Back2Back (Indoor)
Indoor Acoustic Music
Pipe and Drum Corps
Irish River Dancers
Outdoor beer garden, kitchen and bar (Cash only)
Vendor booths
Outdoor games and activities
St. Patrick’s Day menu
Silent Auction
Guinness Girls
Swag Giveaways
Prizes and more

3/18-After Paddy’s Party
8am-11am: Kegs ‘n Eggs Breakfast, Breakfast Menu, Kid’s Menu, and Full Bar Served
9am-3pm: Kid’s Games and Events every 30 minutes, including a Miniature Ferris Wheel and Miniature Train
Noon-2:30pm: Karaoke Contest Finals
3pm-7pm: Tan and Sober Gentlemen (Outdoor)
7:30pm-11pm: Bad Romeo (Outdoor)
6pm-9pm: Mick (Indoor)
9:30pm-1:30pm: Third Act (Indoor)
Air guitar contest w/ electric guitar giveaway
Indoor Acoustic Music
Pipe and Drum Corps
Irish River Dancers
Outdoor beer garden, kitchen and bar (Cash only)
Vendor booths
Outdoor games and activities
St. Patrick’s Day menu
Silent Auction
7pm-9pm: Bud Light Girls
Swag Giveaways
Prizes and more

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Live tonight at The Tarheel Opry House, located at 145 Blue Creek School Rd. Jacksonville, NC, it is the music of Muscadine Bloodline playing live on stage from 8-11 pm. Tickets at $5.00 and opening the night with a set to warm things up will be Moonshine.

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Heading into Greenville we can enjoy dinner and live music this evening at Kasturi Indian Cuisine, located at 2205 W. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC. Serving up the sounds will be Tony Lefavi. He will start the music at 7 pm and play til 10 pm.

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Also happening in the neighborhood is the music of Noelle Smith, who will be performing this evening at Crossbones Tavern, located at 114 E. 5th St. Greenville, NC. She gets things started at 8:30 pm and plays til 11 pm.

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It’s time again for the series Third Thursday Jazz, where they feature wonderful jazz performances at Arts of the Albemarle, located at 516 E. Main St. Elizabeth City, NC.

The program starts at 5:30 om and runs til 7 pm. On stage you can look forward to the following line up.

Thomas Taylor brings his jazz friends back to his Hometown! Be sure to come to the Maguire Theatre after work and have a drink while listening to some of my originals and favorite Jazz tunes! The group will feature Stephen Riley on Sax, Ernest Turner on Piano, and Lance Scott on Bass and of course Taylor on Drums.

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For folks in the Rocky Mount area looking for some dinner and live music, head over to Westgate Grill located at 3639 Sunset Ave. Rocky Mount, NC. Tonight you can enjoy the sounds of Travis Moss from 7 -11 pm.

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This just in from The Spring located at 3616 NC Highway 42, Willow Springs, NC:

“What’s up, all my music makin’ friends out there? Come join us this Thursday for Open Mic at The Spring! Acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion are provided for anyone to use, but feel free to bring your own gear if you like. Acoustic acts and full bands are both welcome. Craft beer is on special for $3 and live streaming to Facebook is available. There’s also free pool tables, a full bar, a nice stage to jam on, and plenty of room for all your friends. Last week we had some amazing musicians that came out and played, so bring yourself on out and get in on the jam!”

This event starts at 7 pm and wraps up about 10 pm.

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There is an open mic event taking place this evening at Bud’s Tavern, located at 823 Youngsville Blvd. Youngsville, NC. Things get fired up about 7:30 pm and rock til 10:30 pm. All are welcome to come jam!

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Checking things out along our Crystal Coast, we find yet another open mic event taking place tonight at Bottega Wine & Art located in Wilmington, NC. Music starts at 7 pm and jams continue til 11 pm.

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The Fritz will perform live tonight at The Backstreet Pub, located at 124 Middle Ln. Beaufort, NC. They’s be rocking from 6-10 pm according to the event I found on Facebook. Come enjoy a great night of music.

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Live tonight on the patio at Carolina Home & Garden, located at 4778 Highway 24 Newport, NC , you can enjoy the music of Will Baker from 6:30-9:30 pm. There is a $5.00 cover charge for this show. They also offer great appetizers, a beer and wine menu, with lots to look at and shop for while you are enjoy the live music this evening.

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That is all my news and all of the gigs that I found for your dancing pleasure for the evening. I hope you get out and enjoy the sounds of live music sometime soon. 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! Thanks for keeping me informed!

Please take kindness with you today and hug strangers. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance.

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Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook and you will end up in the list of options in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

I also read emails daily. You can send those to:

tracey.stones.writer@gmail.com

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. Pictures are also helpful. I share links to band websites, so send those along as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to fill me in on the details, together we will reach the people!

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