NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options and Local Band News ~ Saturday, December 3, 2016 ~

Live Music Options for Sat., Dec. 3, 2016~


Crowded Streets, A Dave Mathews Tribute Band, have a show tonight at Tavern on 4th, located at E 4th St., Greenville, NC. Their show starts at 10 pm and they will be rocking you until 1:30 am.


Steel County Express brings their modern country show back to AJ McMurphy’s, located at 1914 Turnbury Dr., Greenville, NC. They will rock the room with their blend of new and modern country from 9:30 pm til 12:30 am.


Looking to the south on Highway 17, we find Stoney Creek has a show tonight a Biagio’s Italian Coffee and Espresso Bar, located at 622 Court St, Unit 100, Jacksonville, NC. Tonight on the menu, they are serving a spaghetti and meatballs supper and offering the live music of Stoney Creek from 6-9 pm.


Looking around the central portion of our state, we have The Gray rocking the crowd tonight at Deep South The Bar, located at 430 S Dawson St.,  Raleigh, NC. Also performing tonight on the bill, you can catch Red Dog as well as Chris Rubino.  Doors open at 9 and the music starts at 10 pm. This is an original music showcase for rock enthusiasts.


Mixing things up and rolling over to Durham, you can check out the beautiful music of Daniel D., who has a show tonight at Beyu Cafe. This sounds like the best show of the night. I have a soft spot for this kind of thing having watched my son play in an orchestra. Here is more about another family’s precious son.

Talent is a gift, and Daniel Davis (p.k.a. Violinist Daniel D.) discovered his early in life. He first drew a bow across the strings of a violin at 12 years old. Davis has produced 6 studio Albums, with his latest holiday project titles “The Sounds of Christmas”.

A four time Apollo Theater Winner, Charlotte Music Award Recipient, and a highlighted performer on B.E.T. 106 & Park. He was an opening Artist for the 2008 and 2012 President Barack Obama Presidential Campaigns. Has also performed for such as notables such as, Oprah Winfrey, the late Dr. Maya Angelo and Michael Jackson.

Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Davis graduated from the city’s esteemed School of the Arts in 2007, immediately setting off on a nationwide tour with T-Bone Ministries.
Sharing stages with major artist is not new for Davis; such names as Kim Waters, Jamie Foxx, Marvin Sapp, Kanye West, Tye Tribbett, Boney James, Kenny Lattimore, Marion Meadows, Althea Renee, Najee, K’Jon, Lelah Hathaway, Ben Tankard, and Paul Jackson Jr. has given Davis a supreme perspective on his musicianship.

Come on out and enjoy a nice evening of elegant music from 7-10 pm. Beyu Cafe is located at 341 W Main St., Durham, NC.


Further to the North over in High Point you can check out the roots rocking classic rock sounds of Jukebox Revolver, live tonight at BBJ’s Blue Bourbon Jacks, located at 1310 North Main St. High Point, NC.

Showtime is at 10:30 pm and they will keep the jams going until 1:30 am.

Along the Coast ~



Back in June a friend of mine here in town and actually a big part of the inspiration for the creation of this blog, Dan “Jam” Phillips, posted on an event that I should check this guy out. His name was Hank Barbee. Phillips had caught a show of his and thought I would enjoy hearing his music.

So I checked out his website and set my sites on his next date at the Cru Bar & Wine Store, located at 120 Tuner St., Beaufort, NC. I took in his show for the first time in July and since then, we have struck up this great friendship and working relationship. We are brainstorming on the many ways to advance his career! He is a talented songwriter and his delivery of those songs make it a show worth seeing. Long and tall on talent Barbee is an original artists in so many fashions.

Currently he is working on the finer details of releasing his next disc. Son Royale, has been mixed and mastered and is now in the packaging stages of the process. By the turn of the new year, new Hank Barbee music will be available. He has two other efforts available for purchase, at all of his live shows and tonight he is back at the Cru Bar and Wine Store in Beaufort, which is a fun place to enjoy this entertainer. He will be rocking the room from 8:30-11:30 pm and there is no cover for this show!


Earlier in the day and just over the bridge,  you can enjoy a great Christmas Concert at The First Presbyterian Church, located at 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City. That event takes place from 4-7 pm and tickets are $10.00.

Carolina East Singers will be accompanied by Winifred Garrett, Principal Harpist of the Fayetteville (NC) Symphony, and also a small orchestra – are to perform Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols“, as well as several classic Christmas favorites. This 60+ voice choir is under the musical direction of Sunnie Gail Ballou and the choral direction of Susan Gillis Bailey.


For your evening selections, there are a couple of options happening in Morehead City tonight. First up, it can’t be wrong to check out Always Right live at Off The Hook. You have two options for catching their show. You can come out tonight for some dinner and enjoy the music from 8 pm til midnight and/or you could join them for brunch tomorrow and dig their jams from Noon til 4 pm. OTH is located at 105 S 7t st., Morehead City.



The other thing you probably don’t want to miss is TrainWreck, live tonight at Jack’s Waterfront Bar. They are kicking off the holiday season with the ULTIMATE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER GIG! Grab you ugliest holiday garb and get over to Morehead City Waterfront, for a good time and great live music from one of the areas hottest bands. If you like getting down with the funk and familiar sounds of the 80’s, you are going to groove all night long with this band at the wheel. Based out of Greenville, they are a powerhouse of skilled musicians that deliver a fun show to every audience! Check them out for yourself tonight from 10 pm til 2 am


Over in Cedar Island you can check out the charismatic and soulfully connected duo 4EverAll tonight, from 7-10 pm in the Garage Bar at Harrika’s Brew Haus, located at 911 Cedar Point Blvd., Ceadar Point, NC



Over in Emerald Isle tonight, Backseat Romeo will be holding court for a Saturday Night Social, at Caribsea Fish Prime Raw located at 8920 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle. Ed Prophet calls New Bern home and offers a wonderful show that tastes great with dinner. Check him out tonight from 8:30-11:30 pm

Getting Down, Around Town New Bern~

Live today in the park you can enjoy the amazing sounds of The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. They will be performing at 4 pm today. Here is what I learned on the FB Event page:

Come join the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band as we kick off this year’s 32nd Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla!

The band will begin playing at 4:00 pm and the flotilla should pass by the park around 5:00 pm.

The Flotilla features various types of watercraft, all decorated in their own unique way. It will begin at the Eastern Carolina Yacht Club, and sail past Union Point Park approximately 5 pm. Then on to Council Bluff Green Park, and back in front of Union Point Park! Santa will greet children in Union Point Park at the conclusion of the Flotilla.


New Bern’s best oldies band, The Bears will be performing a Pre-Holiday Sock Hop at The Elks Club this evening.

Here is what I learned on the FB Event page:

THE BEARS, New Bern’s favorite oldies band, are playing for a Pre-Holiday Sock Hop this Saturday, December 3, at the Elks Lodge #764 in New Bern. The dance is open to the public: non-members just need to sign in as guests, because of ABC regulations. Entry is $10.00 for non members. “People can bring their own snacks. (no alcohol, beer / wine available for purchase).”

Who are THE BEARS?
–“Mama Bear”: Janet Montero sings and plays bass.
–“Baby Bear”. Steve Latimer sings and plays guitar.
–“Yogi Bear”: Pat Engeman sings and plays the drums.
–“California Bear”: Simon Spalding plays bass, fiddle, and guitar.

The dance is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Elks Lodge # 764 is located at 1175 Pine Tree Drive in New Bern. Call 252-638-8116 for further information on the dance.

To learn more about THE BEARS, check out the band’s website,

THE BEARS still have some dates available for private parties this holiday season: To book THE BEARS, contact Pat Engeman at 678-205-7309.



Live tonight at The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad Street, you can enjoy the sounds of Jeremy Lowery and Brad Moore. Though Steel Shot is billed as the entertainment for tonight, it is an alternative twist on the Pamlico based duo. Guitarist Shawn Mitchell keeps busy behind the kit ,with Bryan Mayer who is performing at Decoy Festival from 5-8 pm on Harker’s Island.


Just over the bridge in James City, you can enjoy the fun rocking sounds of James Ford live tonight at BrÜtopia, from 7-10 pm. Ford is a New Bern resident and local business man. To deal with the stresses of customer services, Ford gets lost in music and all that get to witness his craft enjoy the benefits. Check him out tonight while enjoy a taste from the Tiny Tornado Food Truck and sipping on some of the best craft beers. IPA’s will be available. BrÜtopia is located at 1201 Highway 70 E New Bern, NC.

Well folks that is a wrap on where you can find live music tonight. Be sure to take kindness with you and tip all musicians that make you dance. Spread love not hate and please enjoy the dance!


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Thanks so much for reading! I hope you will share this with your friends so they can dance too!


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