As the Super moon was rising over New Bern and Bridgeton on Sunday evening I stopped at Union Point, to catch a glimpse of beautiful moon in all its orange glory, before heading to Circa 1810 Bar & Restaurant at The Harvey Mansion to chill with friends for dinner and listen to the island sounds and topical grooves of Barefoot Wade on the patio. This was Wade’s second gig on under the tent and much like the first one, he did not stop playing music from the word go. This man is amazing. He is the true definition of a one man band, work in progress, boogie hustle machine. If you have not enjoyed his fun sounds of surf and scenes and love stories combined with timed melodies…you are missing out!
To really celebrate his music and life you should consider coming out tonight and enjoy this entertainer doing what he loves, sharing his music for his birthday. He will be performing at Captain Bob Beck;s Marina Cafe, located on Marine Blvd., Jacksonville. Enjoy dinner and the sounds enjoyable, served up by Birthday Boy Barefoot Wade from 7:30-10:30 pm.
To keep up with this talented artist, that blends each show with a balance of original works and covers familiar to many, be sure to check out his website. That’s where you can buy his discs and keep up with his show dates. Here is the link to follow:
Starting things off this week in James City, we find Tommy Duzan Sr is the entertainment on tap this Friday night at BrÛtopia, 1201 Highway 70 East, New Ber. He offers the music while staff serves the best tastes brewing today. Music is offered from 7-10 and it is free. Call friends and make a plan to gather for fun times and good music tonight.
They are offering an Acoustic Jukebox with the sounds of Wil Guyton, who will not only play the favorites you love but holiday selections too. Come enjoy this offering at Triple Play Restaurant, 111 Williams Road, New Bern, NC. The music plays from 9 pm til 1 am.
Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses. Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month! There is live music on the streets and artists displaying their crafts.
Craven Arts Council will host receptions for Critters in the Main Gallery, with some works by artist and good friend and birthday girl Laura Gammons. As well as photography by Elaine Varley in the Director’s Gallery
Live music is on tap at The Brown Pelican, 41 Broad Street, New Bern, NC. Local musician, singer, and songwriter, Patrick Bliss plays acoustic covers of your favorite pop, folk, jazz and Americana hits, with a few Christmas favorites thrown in for the season! Catch him tonight from 7-10 pm
Caffeinated Soul Boogie is the music of choice tonight at Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven St., New Bern. Come enjoy this festive time of the year with the acoustic~electric folk rock act, that was started when a father asked a daughter about her aspirations as she was getting ready to graduate high school. Her reply was to sing her songs. Come enjoy the talents of Darria Yeager, vocals and her father Derrick Moore on guitar. After appearing at several open mics at the local coffee shop, the duo grew to include Mathew Kerlin on drums. They will offer the grooves from 7-10 tonight. So stop in warm up and enjoy the sounds that soothe your soul.
It is going to be a special night on the patio at Circa 1810 Bar & Restaurant at The Harvey Mansion, 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC. Adam Hill will bring his band back to town and they’ll be joined by the new vocalist that recently arrived for our delight, Fairlight Moriah. This night will prove to be a special music night, with soulful sounds, powerful vocals, killer guitar riffs and other special guests too. Be sure to come out after ArtWalk for music from 8-11 pm.
4EverAll are going into the holiday season with songs of love to share with fans and friends. Tonight is their album release party at Cru Bar & Wine Store Beaufort Coffee Shop located at 120 Turner St. Beaufort, NC. Music will be offered from 8-11 pm. They will have discs for sale in time for the holidays and tonight you can hear that new music live plus all the favorites that make you fall in love with your sweetheart as you dance the night away.Come early for wine tasting. Don’t forget the desserts! This place has it all and now they even have a nice new stage. Help them support live music by supporting their efforts.
Live music tonight at Royal Jame Café 117 Turner St Beaufort offers the music of Ryan Cain this evening from 9pm til 12 am. Come have a burger, a beer and get your groove on tonight with holiday songs included in the set list!
Mark Hibbs is being featured solo at Harrika’s Brew Haus 911 Cedar Point Rd., Cedar Point, NC tonight with music being served from 7-10 pm. This show is free and for those who don’t know, Hibbs is the bass player for Pure T Mommicked. He is one of the most talented musicians and has a sweet voice that is easy listening while enjoying a glass of wine, a beer or a cider. Come unwind from the hustle & bustle in the garage bar. Cheers
David Russell & The Port City Blues are breaking new ground in their home territory with an appearance tonight at Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry St, Wilmington, North Carolina, This band offers authentic Chicago and Delta Style blues for music fans to enjoy. They have a big band sound complete with keys and horns to fill it all out. Here is what Russell says about the night ahead, ” I’ll have Tristan Burns on tenor sax, Ryan Mulder on alto, Julian Denton on bass, Tony Palumbo on drums and Jesse Phillips at the organ. Come on out, enjoy some tasty brews under the bridge and get swingin’ with the real blues from the Port City. Downbeat 8pm.
Starting things off with a call for all talents, and a bit of open mic madness around Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Art League asks all talents to come out to “Vibrations” Open mic – every 2nd Friday. They boast amazing art showcased by the youth in our outreach programs as a way to support them, and they also have a special feature from Guerilla Poets to kick off the night! Wine ~ Snacks ~ Poetry ~ Music ~ Open Mic – and we do mean OPEN! Come get this Mic and this Love! All while supporting the communities youth – to show them their hardships are only temporary. It’s all about community, it’s all about getting yourself free on the mic. The fun starts at 7 pm.
Live tonight at Wine & Beer 101 Youngsville, 135 West Main Street, Youngsville, NC, it is the sounds of Elliott Humphries, offering the sounds from 6-9 pm. You are invited to come out and unwind into the weekend while sipping some wine and enjoying the music
Kickback Jack’s 1405 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, North Carolina will offer the sounds of Ethan Hanson live from 9 pm til midnight
New Bern’s beloved talent and the tallest man in country music Bryan Mayer, is heading north tonight and playing his good time grooves for the fine folks at North Street Pub & Eatery 115 W North St., Kinston, NC. Music plays from 8-11 pm. This show is free.
Still, have a craving for more country music and southern sounds? You are in luck because right around the corner you can find Mason Jar Bonfire on stage tonight at The Red Room, 220 N Herritage St., Kinston, NC. Music is offered from 10 pm till 2 am. The cost of admission is $5.00 at the door.
Joe Starr’s Band is visiting Greenville, NC and will be performing at Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S Pitt St, Greenville, North Carolina tonight. Come enjoy their fun sounds as they offer up some DEADLY FUNK1 They hope you come share in the love and show your support. Music plays from 8-11 pm
Come out to Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery, 707 Dickinson Ave, Greenville, North Carolina for a great night of drinking with new and old friends and live music by Summer Collins. This fun time also take place between 8-11 pm.
Steel Shot will be live at Buck Wild Tavern, 4052 S Memorial Dr
Winterville, NC. They offer the sounds from 9:30 pm til 12:30 am. Come unwind and relax with these fun time music makers.
The Market at Cedar Point is offering the community a treat this season with the local Fourth Grade Holiday Concert Encore tonight from 6-7pm. All are welcome to attend.
Join us for a Classic Christmas Quartet featuring keyboard, flute, bass, & acoustic guitar. Enjoy coffee, cocoa, or cider while listening to Classic Christmas songs.
We will have a Gingerbread Creation Station for the kids of all ages!
This event is FREE to the public! Coffee & Cool Stuff is located at 482 Highway 70 W, Havelock, NC. For questions, please call (252) 670-5214 or email them at CoffeeCoolStuff@gmail.com
Come enjoy the sound of beautiful Christmas music with the Beaufort County Choral Society, who will offer their holiday program tonight at Arts of the Pamlico, Turnage Theatre 150 Main St., Washington, NC. This show is one hour in length and starts at 7 pm. Donations graciously accepted and concessions will be for sale.
What started as a small party in the back of Churchills Pub has become a Raleigh Holiday staple – Make plans to come ring in the 2017 Christmas Season with us! We’re back at good old Lincoln Theatre – Doors at 8pm – Old Man Whickutt kicks things off at 9pm – We go on around 10pm
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is offered at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E South St., Raleigh, NC. The show starts at 6:30 and tickets are available through TicketMaster. This show is being offered throughout the holiday season. Tickets
New Covenant Church, New Bern hopes that you will join them for a night of worship and great singing with The Anchormen. This is a free event, but a love offering will be collected to bless the group. Come early and get a BBQ plate to help raise funds for the church. Doors to the fellowship hall will open at 4:30 pm and plates will be sold until 6:30.
A Christmas Carol is being performed in town at Rivertowne Players Theater, located at 514 Hancock St, New Bern, NC. This show will offer performances tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. The matinée has been sold out. The show will return next week for the final run on Friday and Saturday again, with no word of a matinee performance next week.
Live at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock St, New Bern, is offering a holiday mystery for a couple of nights for family enjoyment. Here are the details:
“A “miscreant” is a trouble-maker, and the North Pole has plenty of those as Mother Christmas calls a council of fictional Christmas characters to help her find the villain who has kidnapped Father Christmas. Join the council of zany and familiar Christmas characters as they navigate some tricky clues and interact with the audience to solve the crime. Our kitchen and bar will be offering specials and our regular menu will be available. See you at the North Pole! Show Tickets $12.00. Dinner is not included. Show Time 7 pm . Doors open at 6pm.”
Checking things out around the rest of the region. I ask my Facebook followers where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week
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That is all the news and music that I found for you tonight. Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the Facebook event created for said gig.
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! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!
Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug and share the love. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please 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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