NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options & Local Band News~ Saturday, December 10, 2016

Live Music Options for Sat., Dec. 10, 2016~

Gettin’ Down Around Town, New Bern~

They are offering something for eveyone tonight at  Brewery 99 located at 417 Broad St., New Bern. Come out to enjoy the featured art works of local artist Mitchell Morgan and live music from New Bern’ s original rock trio, The Dick Richards. This band is  plenty talented and feature Parker Millar, Justin Tinkler and Jake Ross. Be sure to stop by tonight to enjoy their grooves from 7-10 pm


Von Lewis & Abbey Clark will perform this evening at The City Laundry. This event is being hosted by  John Van Dyke. This is a special presentation in time for the Holidays!  Here is what I found out on the Facebook Event page:

“Home for the Holidays”

An intimate evening of song and friendship to celebrate the return of Von Lewis and Abbey Clark. Hosted by John Van Dyke with Music director Tyler Griffin. Featuring guest appearances by Bethany Kenyon and Jenn Wiggs
Advance Tickets $20.00.
At The Door $25.00
Tickets available at The City Laundry and online.

CL is located at 901 Pollock St., New Bern, NC. Music starts at 7:30 pm.


Live tonight at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad St.,  New Bern, you can enjoy the grooves of The Raucous Brothers as they deliver an upbeat and fun show packed with great jams to get you grooving. They get the music started at 8 pm and rock the room until 11 pm.


Live on stage at Bambooz II you can enjoy the sounds of Pamlico County Duo. Steel Shot rocking you with all of their fun and familiar selections. They offer a good mix of rock, pop and country from the 80’s through today! If you have not enjoyed their show, come on out tonight to get rocked by Shawn Mitchell on guitar and Jeremy Lowery on bongos. Both players sing and sometimes they even harmonize! They love it when you party with them so come on out tonight! Following their fun start to the rocking you right will be Moonshine Band. Doors open tonight at 8:30 and there is a music charge at the door.

Along The Coast ~

My favorite rockabilly band was in town here last night for a show at Craven Community College but tonight they are rocking The Cru Bar & Wine Store located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. If you have not seen The Phantom Playboys yet, you are missing out. They define energy, exuberance  and all things lively. They offer an upbeat and fun show with great jives to groove you! They will be rocking the coast tonight from 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm. There is no charge for this show!


Over in on the waterfront in Morehead City you can enjoy the modern country sounds of Steel County Express  live at Jack’s Waterfront Bar located at 513 Evans St., Morehead City. Their show gets started at 9 and they rock you until midnight.


The Dynamic Duo known as 4EverAll have a show tonight for those looking for some fun in the Emerald Isle area. They will be rocking the crowd at The Irish Pirate located at 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC. Showtime is 7-10 pm.


New Bern’s Zen Pirates are heading to the coast for a show at The E-Club. Located at 8102 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC. They get the party and get rocking tunes started at 10 pm and rock you until closing.


Around the Region~


Fancy fingers himself, Justin Castellano will be live tonight at Biagio’s Italian Coffee & Espresso Bar. Located at 622 Court St., Jacksonville. He offers his amazing music from 6-9 pm and I happen to know he has been practicing his Christmas selections too. Come out to groove and grab a cup of joe!


Country crooner Crystal Fussell will be live tonight with her duo. She has some rocking country stylings and will be performing at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern located at 1140 Old MAplehurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. She gets the msuic started at 9 pm and rocks you til the midnight hour.

If you have not made it out to Nick’s it is a fun place with great drink specials, pool table, live music and room to dance. There is no charge for this show!


Closin’ Tyme will be closing out a weekend stint at Tarheel Opry House tonight. Located at 145 Blue Creek School Rd., Jacksonville, NC; this is a great place for boot stompin and line dancing! Come get it on with these good ol boys tonight from 10 pm til 2 am.


Taking a pause for the cause tonight at The Angry Ginger Irish Pub  located at 1202 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville you can enjoy the sounds of Freeway  as they join the bar and community in this Toys for Tots event. Come on out tonight and bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need. Music starts at 9 pm


Daryl Lucas  has a show tonight at The Mad Boar located at 111 River Village Road, Wallace, NC. He will be offering his rock, pop and country song varieties tonight from 8-11 pm.


Carolina Treat Band has a show tonight at Maynard’s located at 5404 Highway 55 E, Seven Springs, NC. This place is BYOB, so  load up the cooler and head on down for a great show tonight! Music starts at 10 pm!


Looking at things happening around the RDU area, it’s a High Cotton Christmas  tonight at The Point at Glenwood. Located at 1626 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, this is where you can check in to get your blues fix. These boys got the rock and traditional blues covered in their selections. They are a fun and talented bunch out of the Cary area and they make me dance each time I have the pleasure to see them! Tonight the music starts at 10 pm!


There is a triple bill at The Lincoln Theater tonight. The venue is located at 126 E Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC. Tonight prepare to get rocked by Mirror 7, Dixie Dust and Shoot To Thrill our areas best female tribute to AC DC! Tickets for the show are $10 and will be available at the door. Doors open at 9. Music starts shortly thereafter!


It is a birthday bash of rockin’ proportions! Come join the fun tonight as they celebrate the birthdays of two rocking dudes tonight at Southland Ballroom located at 614 N West St., Raleigh, NC. Marty & Lee’s Birthday Bash will offer the best in hard rock that our area offers. Marty is the promoter of all things rock for this area and Lee is an amazing singer fronting the band Thunderstruck. They will be on the bill along with Chris Bledsoe with Tim DaCostaLauren Nicole, Beyond the Fade and headlinging the extravaganza get ready to be rocked by Valentina. Tickets for the event will be available at the door. The cost for all this music and fun is $20.


Proteus has a show tonight at BBJ’s Blue Bourbon Jacks located at 1310 N Main Street, High Point, NC. This rocking outfit takes to the stage at 10:30 and groove you til closing or until 1:30 am.

Mac & Juice Quartet will be giving up the grooves at AJ McMurphy’s. Located at 1914 Turnbury Dr., Greenville, NC, it is a gig that brings these boys back to their roots. What started as a fun way to get through their education at ECU, has continued as a career. It’s been a long decade since graduating and the jam band continues to offer a great variety of original and cover tunes that will get you moving. Come on out tonight and dance from 9:30 til the music ends.


Diggafoot is a popular band based here in Eastern Carolna and they have bee jamming together since the late 90’s They got together in 1997 and offer fans a variety of great music that will get them up and on their feet. Tonight you can enjoy their show at The Buccaneer Music Hall located at located at 2120 Fire Tower Rd., Greenville, NC. The party starts at 10 and the band will rock you all night til the break of Sunday!



Thanks for dancing with me again! I hope you have a big and fun time tonight doing something you love! Go out with kindness in your heart and share it with everyone you meet. Hug strangers, buy a coffee for the guy in line behind you, tip a music maker that makes you dance!

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Author: Tracey Stones

I am a writer and a dreamer; a mover and a shaker. I am self motivated to work and write my way through life. I am a mother and a business owner. I have been a music journalist and a band manager as well over the years. No matter what I do, life stays interesting and writing about it keeps me sane. My favorite subject is music! Support live music is the theme! Appreciation for the artists will be in focus! This is the North Carolina Music Zone! Welcome and thank you for supporting live music! Please share this site with your friends so we can all enjoy the dance. Thank you.

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