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~Introducing Tracey Stones Productions~

While checking out the local music scene I noted early on that there was no one place for people to look so to seek out live music in my area. After noting all that was happening around my town and beyond, I created this blog to help connect people to music.

In the year and a half that I have been publishing your music options, I have become a reliable source for the local music scene. This blog supports all things live music. It was created to keep people in touch with our local music makers. They work hard to create our good times and I am dedicated to working hard broadcasting their events so that more people have an opportunity to get out and dance.

Growing and expanding with my own creations, I have set up a business to further help musicians and venues promote their shows. I am also here to work with other music promoters. I don’t feel like I am in competition with anyone, as we all have our own gifts and talents to share.

I have always been passionate about writing and I have always held a love for music. In covering the scene with diligence and passion, I have gotten better with the camera and I have learned many tricks with filming and editing videos. Years ago when I covered the music scene as a music journalist, I kept it simple. I wrote a weekly column that highlighted the shows I saw and the events to come.

Today, I hit the road running with a camera around my neck and a phone in hand to shoot video and promote my efforts through social media! Taking it one step further, I am now in business to help bands and venues promote their music more.

Please have a look at my new website and check out the services which are now being offered by yours truly. Thanks so much for your support. This venture is truly a dream come true for this music lover. Just click the link below to see more!

Tracey Stones Productions


Getting Down Around Town New Bern


There is music in the big house. Without Limits Christian Center located at 102 Washington Post Rd, New Bern, NC is opening their doors for all to come out this evening for Dveinell live in concert and on stage tonight. This event starts at 7 pm.




Looking around town, there is no shortage of live music for fans tonight. Our first stop brings us to The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad Street, New Bern, NC where we find The Hot House Quartet a jazz trio from the US Marine Corp Band. They kick off the fun sounds at 7 pm and play til 10 pm. This event is free but tips are always appreciated!



Live on the patio over at The Harvey Mansion located at 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC you will find Arlin Tart Trio ready to rock you with any and all requests you ask him to play. Come enjoy a fun night of rocking sounds with this local band that offers great grooves for dancing! Music starts at 8 pm and they play outside under the tent til 11 pm.



Live at The City Laundry offers the sounds and talents of two local artists as they team up for this one special show. Music begins at 7 pm and here is more from the Facebook events page:

Tracey Brenneman and Simon Spalding, both institutions in the New Bern music scene, will team up to perform Live at The City Laundry offering a mix of covers and an occasional original, Tracey and Simon will rock the house!

Tracey Brenneman was the lead vocalist for two bands in Raleigh: symphonic metal IronSymphony and party band Trophy Husbands. Tracey also sang and played guitar and keyboards for the local group Zen Pirates. She recently joined the band Mimic, singing and playing guitar and mandolin and performs solo.

Simon Spalding grew up in San Francisco, and has lived in eastern North Carolina since 1989. Simon is a multi-instrumentalist who performs locally with The Bears, Casablanca, Rock Bottom Deal, and solo. When backing Tracey, Simon alternates between fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

Tracey and Simon will perform on Friday, August 4, at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock Street in New Bern. The music will play from 7:00 to 10:00. Admission is $8. Call 252-876-7007 for more information.”



Bruce Lynch reached out to let me know that he was Doin’ The Bruin his evening! That simply means that you can catch him rocking to the classics tunes you love at The Thirsty Bruin located at 224 Middle Street, New Bern, NC. Music starts at 8 pm this show is free and he will rock you til 10:30 pm. Come support live music and local beer!


Cruising The Crystal Coast

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As we head out of New Bern we find live music on the way to the beach when we drop by Jean’s Place tonight. Located at 330 E Main St., Havelock, NC. They will offer the sounds of Carolina Sky live on stage from 10 pm til 2 am. There is a music charge at the door but this good time band will make it worth your while!




Checking things out at the coast, we find two of my favorite acts teamed up tonight for one show. Come out to Sea Monkey 58  located 2604 W Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC. Beach to enjoy the sounds of Backseat Romeo featuring the talents of Justin Castellano and Ed Prophet. They will be live and providing the music to go with dinner from 6:30-9:30 pm.



Also in that neighborhood tonight you can enjoy the sounds of Tiffany Elaine with Jimmy Kennedy live this evening at Idle Hour Biergarten located on the circle in Atlantic Beach. They will have their toes in the sand as they play outside from 7-10 pm.



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Alive at Five in Morehead City offers the country grooves of Mickele Buck Band live at Jaycee Park from 5 pm til 8 pm. Located at 807 Shepard St., Morehead City, NC , Let go of the work week and enjoy a night in the park with family, friends and awesome live music.

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4EverAll have a show tonight in Morehead City also. They will be the entertaining duo for supper at Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant & Catering located 400 Bridges St., Morehead City. Music will be played on the patio by this romantic couple from 7-10 pm. Grab your date and don’t be late.



Live at  you can enjoy the music of Monicka Jaymes Band who will be on hand to rock you on the deck as you enjoy dinner and libations under the stars tonight from 9 pm til midnight.



Emily Musolino will be offering her sweet sounds this evening at Cru Bar & Wine Store, Beaufort Coffee Shop located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. This show is free admission with music being offered from 8-11 pm.


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Hank Barbee & The Dust Parade will be live at Royal James Cafe located at 117 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. They give up the great grooves that will move and shake your soul from 9 pm til midnight.


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One of the grooviest bands around will be bringing their jams to Beaufort’s Backstreet Pub located at 124 Middle Ln., Beaufort, NC. The Mac & Juice Quartet will offer their originals jams and songs we love from 10 pm til 2 am. There is often a music charge at entry, but the music they offer makes it worth the admission cost.


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Checking things out in Emerald Island, we find BlackWater Rhythm & Blues Band live on stage at SALT Bar located at 325 Mangrove Dr., Emerald Isle, NC. Admission is $10 at the door and they rock your soul with their great grooves from 8:30 -11:30 pm.



Bobby Webb & Company will offer the music at Boro Restaurant & Bar located at 109 N Front St., Swansboro, NC. They offer the music with dinner from 7-10 pm.



Closin Tyme will be spending their weekend on the outer banks as they rock Gaffer’s this weekend. Located at 1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC. They will have you boot scooting to the best country music from 9 pm til 1 am tonight as well as tomorrow too!


Rockin’ Around The Region



Since we are tuned in to country music I will tell you the New Bern’s own country sensation, Bryan Mayer is live tonight at Schooly’s Bar & Billiards located at 102 E Trade St., Sanford, NC. Music starts at 10 pm and they rock you til 2 am.



Heading back east we find Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey will be rocking the Red Room located at 220 N Herritage St., Kinston, NC. Music starts at 10 pm and they ask for $5.00 at the door.



Looking to our north we find Tony’s Tunes on the Pebble Beach Stage this evening. That is located at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Restaurant; 1052 E Main St., Washington, NC. Music plays from 7-10 pm. This is a great place to eat, dance and make memories with live music.

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Jonathan Parker Band is on tap to entertain you this evening at County Line Bar & Grill located at 9527 Highway 903 N., Ayden, NC. Free chicken plates at 8 pm. Live music for $7.00 starts at 10 pm


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Last but not least we find The Adam Hill Band live on stage at AJ McMurphy’s Restaurant. Located at 1914 Turnbury Dr., Greenville, NC, this event is FREE for all, Music starts at 9:30 pm and the band will rock you with cover s and originals til 1 am.

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Answering the Call

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

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The Link for Live Music Options Happening throughout NC

If you have Facebook you can search the many music events happening throughout the state by clicking on:

Happy Dancing

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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!

Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook, so I know where you are playing in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

I also 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. 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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