Coming round closer to the coast along Highway 70 E, we can stop in Kinston and check out Steel County Express who will be live tonight at The Red Room located at 220 N Heritage St., Kinston, NC. There is a music makes it worth the investment. Show time for this event is 10 pm til 2 am
Over in Jacksonville, Big River will be live on stage at The Tarheel Opry House located at 145 Blue Creek School Road, Jacksonville, NC. Show starts at 10 pm and the boys will have you boot scootin’ til 2 am.
Mikele Buck will be offering an acoustic show tonight at Market Street Pub tonight from 10 pm til 2 am. Located at 143 Market Street, Washington, NC
The rocking sounds of The Rest of Us out of New Bern will be live at AJ McMurphy”s located at 1914 Turnbury Dr., Greenville, NC . Show starts at 9:30 pm an they will rock you with all your favorite modern rock sounds til 12:30 am.
Blues fans will enjoy the show tonight at The Rusty Nail located at 1310 South 5th Ave., Wilmington, NC. This is going to be a free rockin’ blues show kids, featuring Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone.
Check it out:
We’re excited to be back at The Rusty Nail this Friday to play the Blues for you and we’re going to get the juke joint jumping. I’ll have Aaron Lane on trumpet, Sean Meade on alto, Tristan Burns on tenor sax, as always Jared Highlen on bass, Matt Smith on drums and Jesse Phillips at the organ. Come on out and party with us. We gonna boogie. Downbeat 8pm. Free show.
Live tonight at The Calico Room located at 107 S Front St., Wilmington, NC you can enjoy the sounds of Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands. Here is what I found on the event page:
THIS FRIDAY (January 6th): Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands @ The Calico Room
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, led by award winning singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, have played over 600 shows from Canada to Austin to New Orleans to Nashville over the past 6 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Love Language, Larkin Grimm, Pearl and the Beard and many more.
Bright performed with the North Carolina Symphony in 2011 on an arrangement of her song “Toy Hammer” and has performed at various festivals around the country including SXSW, Savannah Stopover, FloydFest, DragonCon, Midpoint Music Fest, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and Shakori Hills. She took Runner Up for On the Rise at Floydfest 2013 for a return set in 2014, and was named Best Singer in 2012, Best Songwriter 2014, and Best Musician in the Triad in 2015 in Greensboro’s Yes Weekly.
Bright has an eclectic, haunting but yet whimsical, carnivalesque world folk sound, dubbed “kaleidophrenic cabaret.” She plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, adungu (Ugandan harp), and various others, leaving people captivated with her operatic and soulful vocals and virtuosic command of her exotic instruments.
Her 2012 album Muses and Bones received glowing reviews in the United States & Europe, as well as radio airplay in the US, UK, & Canada, including NPR and BBC appearances. The latest collaborative visual album, The Absolute Elsewhere was released locally Nov. 22, 2014 at the Carrboro ArtsCenter with a multi-media performance including aerials, acrobats, and other dancers and had a national release on May 19, 2015.
You bring the whole family to TheaterNOW located at 19 S 10th St., Wilmington, NC. That is where you can celebrate and sing in the New Year with Ian Davis who will be live tonight with Blood Related Band and many special guests. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 6:30 pm
For more information please call 910-352-5973.
The final show I found in that area is The Blarney Brouges who will be playing tonight at The Harp Authentic Irish Fine Food and Drink located at 1423 S 3rd St., Wilmington, NC. The ethnically fun sounds start at 9 pm and they will keep you grooving until midnight.
Little Cecil & No Credit will be rocking their blues away tonight at Royal James Cafe located at 117 Turner St., Beaufort. Come hungry, eat the best burger in town and get down with this great local band. They will rock the room from 9 pm til 12 am. This show is also free!
Steel Shot will be rocking the room at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. They get the show started at 7 and rock the room with their variety popular 90’s rock and classic country tunes til 10 pm. This show is free!
Live tonight at The City Laundry located at 901 Pollock St., New Bern you can enjoy two local original bands on stage for your enjoyment. Bearfoot Monty opens the show and The Dick Richards will close out the night. Admission is $5.00 at the door which open for this event at 8 pm.
Live tonight at BrÛtopia located at 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC you can enjoy the fun rocking grooves of the crystal coast based outfit East Brouges Band who will be rocking the crowd from 7-10 pm
That is all I have for you tonight. Stay safe and if you head out take kindness with you and tip the musicians that you meet.
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