NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options and Band News ~ Friday, October 7, 2016

Live Music Options for Friday Night:

Around the Region:

Looking out West first where there is no threat of Hurricane Matthew, you can check in with original indie roots rocker, Hank Barbee performing live tonight from 8 – 11 pm at Common Grounds 602 S. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC


New Bern’s own Country music artist, Bryan Mayer will be performing live at the 6th Annual Masonic Homecoming Festival taking place at The Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, NC. Mayer is slotted to perform from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. on The Pit Stage. For the full weekend line up of events, check out this link:


With regard to The Clutch performing out doors tonight in Raleigh, here is the latest news on that show:

 Effective immediately, due to impeding rainy weather this Friday, the CLUTCH, Zakk Sabbath and Kyng show outdoors at the Lincoln Theater is being moved inside to the Memorial Auditorium @ the Duke Energy Center.

Any tickets already purchased are good for entry for this concert at Memorial Auditorium @ the Duke Energy Center. For anyone still looking to buy tickets, tickets are still available here (

Here is the link to the new venue’s website:

Memorial is in the Duke Energy Center and is two blocks from the Lincoln Theater


Not letting a little rain get in the way, they are hosting a Hurricane Party at Marina Cafe located at 110 S Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC featuring the sounds of Barefoot Wade live from 7:30 – 10:30 pm.

Along the Coast:

Blue October will be live at The Throne Theater located at 208 Market St., Wilmington, NC.

Here is what the band posted about the event tonight. “We can’t wait to play The Throne Theater on Friday! In order to ensure you can get home safely after the show with Hurricane Matthew on it’s way, we are going to move everything up one hour. Doors will open at 6pm, Danny Malone at 7pm, and Blue October will go on at 8pm. If you purchased meet & greet passes, the meet & greet will still be happening at 5pm.”


Ed Prophet will be live at Cru Bar & Wine Store located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. He will be sharing his songs from 8:30-11:30 pm



Lorrie Morgan and her management team have decided that it would be in everyone’s best interest to schedule the start of her Friday concert ONE HOUR EARLIER. The concert will now be at 7:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m.

Carteret Community Theatre. Home of the best live shows and PRE-HURRICANE PARTIES on the Crystal Coast!

Lorrie Morgan, the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, re-emerges on Shanachie Entertainment with Letting go…Slow. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor.

Morgan has long been the envy of her peers for her lustrous vocal phrasing and the down-to-earth believability of her torchy performances. On records such as “A Picture of Me Without You” and “I Guess You Had to Be There,” she ached with pain. She was feisty and sassy in “Watch Me,” “What Part of No” “Five Minutes” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.” She has kicked up her stiletto heels in fun on her hits “Except for Monday” and “Go Away.” On her epic “Something in Red” she was an anguished, struggling every woman.


Justin Castellano will be jamming his jams at Bistro By The Sea located on Highway 70 East, Morehead City, NC. He gets the dinner crowd grooving at 7 and plays until 10 pm tonight and tomorrow night too! Be sure to look for this talented stringer here in New Bern next week at The Thirsty Bruin on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Around Town, New Bern:


Robert Hurff

Robert Hurff will be live at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. He will be rocking the room from 7-10 pm and there is no cover for this show.


Buck Loy will be live tonight at The Thirsty Bruin located at 224 Middle Street, Nw Bern, NC. He gets the crowd rocking from 8:30 – 10 pm and there is no cover charge for this show!


Tonight and Tomorrow night at The New Bern Civic Theater located at 414 Pollock Street, New Bern it is the return of Rick Faugno with special guest Joyce Chittick.

Tickets are $30.00 plus tax and are available at the door. This show starts at 8 pm.


Just over the bridge in James City you can groove to the Blues with Big Jim and his lovely bride Kathleen Kohler live at Triple Play Rastaurant, located at 111 Williams Rd., New Bern, NC. They will be rocking the dinner crowd from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Following their show get ready to rock with the areas hottest rock band Solid Ground, who will take the stage 9:30 pm til closing around 1:30 am. There is a music charge for the late show but not the early show.


Well kids these are the shows that are happening in preparation of Hurricane Matthew. Whatever you do, get out and dance. Life is too short not to dance and have fun. Please be kind to your servers and bartenders! And by all means, please tip the music makers that help make your world go ’round.

Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, party responsibly and enjoy the dance! Thanks for reading, now please share with your friends so we can all dance!


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