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Getting Down Around Town ~ New Bern



Local, live and original music will be celebrated tonight in New Bern, as several acoustic acts and two bands gather to offer their talents tonight in support of a fundraiser for local original rockers Bearfoot Monty. The four piece New Bern based rocking band with influences from blues to punk to indie rock, are all mixed into their own original grooves. Currently the band has a dozen songs written and ready for recording.

To assist in making their dreams come true, tonight their talented friends will gather to display their talents and accept donations with the hopes of raising the $1500 the band needs to take their music to the next level, which is bringing it to a recording studio. There will be raffles with prizes donated by local business owners. There will be a 50/50. The band will also be selling T-Shirts which are available in black and tie-dye. All money raised will be used for the studio production which will allow the band to break out even further into new territories.

This event will be taking place at The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad Street, New Bern, NC. The event is free but donations will be accepted all night long. On tap for your entertainment, here is the performance schedule:

5:00-5:30- Aaron Davenport

5:40-6:10- The Take Kindlies

6:20-7:05- Asha Goodwin

7:15-8:00- John Parker Jr.

8:10-8:55- Wilson White


9:05-9:50 Holly Millar

10:10-11:10 Thick Modine

11:30-1:00 Bearfoot Monty





The final Saturday of the month marks Open Mic Night at Trent River Coffee Company. Pack up the gig bag, call your friends and head to town to deliver the good grooves you know the people will enjoy. Sign up starts at 6 pm and music starts at 6:30 and many players take part til 9 pm. Come enjoy some coffee and sweet treat. TRCC is located at 208 Craven St., New Bern, NC




Live on the patio at Harvey Mansion, located at 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC, you can get groovy with The Hot Buttered Grits. This New Bern based jam band always brings fun to the stage when they play. They will be live and looking for dancers from 8-11 pm. Come out and enjoy a cocktail with friends and great local talent under the stars!




Saturday July 29th offers Improv Comedy Night, featuring some of the best teams from across the Carolinas. Come and explore the hilarious, unpredictable world of improv comedy. 8pm Show Tickets $7.00! This is a great option for those looking for live entertainment, but not necessarily music. Live at The City Laundry located at 901 Pollock St., New Bern, NC. Come enjoy a night of laughter as you watch our local actors and comedians bring it to the stage for your fun and good times!



Steel Shot’s, Shawn Mitchell will be performing this evening for the crowd at BrÛtopia, located at 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. Come out and enjoy his jams from 7-10 pm this evening.

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~ Rockin’ Around the Region ~



Closin’ Tyme will be playing at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern, located at 1140 Old Maplehurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Music starts at 9 pm and they band brings their brand of country music to the fans and friends that gather this evening. Get ready to boot scoot and have some fun with this popular area band.



There is a triple bill to thrill rockers in Hubert. Live tonight at The Creekside Bar, located at 816 Queens Creek Rd, Hubert. Come enjoy the rocking sounds of Kim Ivey from Roger That, Ghoston Road and closing out the night with his own brand of rocking sounds, Adam Hill. There will be food being served along with awesome music all night long.



Feral Cats have a show this evening at North Street Pub and Eatery, located at 115 W North St., Kinston, NC. They offer lots of fun rockin’ blues music for fans to dance and groove to all night long! The four piece Kinston based band got together at the end of last year to play at a holiday party! They had such a good time they have been rehearsing and working out new songs and sets ever since. Check them out tonight from 9pm til 1 am.



Live tonight at The County Line Bar you can enjoy the sounds of Backyard Groove who will be rocking from 10 pm til 2 am. Brown bagging is welcome and County Line also has a great selection of cold beer ready to serve. Located at 9527 Highway 903 N, Ayden, NC. The owners offer live music a couple times a week. They charge a music fee of $5.00 at the door and the music is always worth it!

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~ Cruising Along The Coast ~


New Bern’s fun classic rock band, The Wannabees will be rocking Southern Salt Seafood Co. & Waterfront Restaurant located at 701 Evans St., Morehead City, NC. The band delivers the music from 9 pm til midnight out on the deck overlooking the ocean.




Big Drink Music Co has a show tonight at Trading Post Southern Food & Spirits located at 8302 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC. Music starts at 6:30 and the band plays all your favorites as you dine til 9 pm.


Justin Castellano will be playing at the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant located at 103 W Moore St., Swansboro, NC He will be rocking the dinner crowd starting at 6 pm and keeps the party going until midnight. Come out and enjoy this talented stringer as he gives up his all for your good fun.

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Each week I ask where everyone is playing in the days ahead…here is what folks said this week:

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That is all my news and music that I found for your dancing pleasure. 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. Party safely people! We love having you here with us! You rock, so don’t roll the car! Rely on sober friends, call a cab or sign up to uber around!

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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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