NCMZ.LIVE~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options & News ~ Sunday, August 28, 2016

Around The Region:

Music lovers in around the Jacksonville area, looking for live action tonight can hear Daryl Lucus at The Outpost Saloon located at 3038 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville from 5-8 pm.


The Notorious Clamslammers  are live on the community stage for Swanfest  in downtown Swansboro today with music starting at 6:30 pm. It is recommended that you put your dancing shoes on and bring a chair. No better way to watch the sun go down on the weekend then bringing the family to a free live music event.


For jam band fans in the central part of the state, you can head to Smokey Joe’s Cafe, located at 510 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC.. The Other People Family Reunion  get the jam party started at 5 pm and groove until 10 pm.


Raise the Roof 2016 horiz

Seeing how it is Sunday, the day of great blessings, where giving should be in the heart and on the mind of  I have a great option for those looking to make a difference. Tonight at The Blue Note Grill  located at 709 Washington St., Durham, NC; it is The Second Annual Raise The Roof Fundraiser and Silent Auction for Bright Stars Stables, a Therapeutic Riding Center. Here is what I learned about this feel good option on the event page of the Blue Note’s website:

The 2nd annual “Raise the Roof” fundraiser is just around the corner!  The evening will be family friendly and includes a very exciting silent auction. An incredible musical lineup featuring some of the Triangle Area’s most talented musicians, the BSS (Bright Star Stables) All star Band will playing a variety of Rock & Roll, R&B, Blues, Jazz and maybe some Beach, upon request, will be on hand
 so it is highly advised to bring your dancing shoes.

Emcee for this very special event will be Marguerite Ayers. Ms. Ayers is a former TV News Reporter of 20 Years who spent the last decade of her career at the ABC Station in Boston. Marguerite has covered the White House, Democratic and Republican Conventions, and has numerous Emmy Nominations and Three National ‘Telly’ Awards for her Reporting. She has also raised, trained, and shown Quarter Horses her whole life and has amassed World Championships and World and Quarter Horse Top Ten’s in Palomino and Quarter Horse competition, as well as Top Ten’s at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. She now resides on a farm in Wilmington NC with her ten-year-old son, and 16-year-old daughter.

The Raise the Roof 2, Music Night and Silent Auction is held to raise funds for Bright Star’s ongoing efforts in providing a safe and comfortable riding experience for the children and adults of all backgrounds and disabilities in the program. With the money raised from the 2015event, BSS was able to construct the roof that now covers the entire riding ring. Prior to the construction of the roof, valuable and essential therapeutic riding time was lost during inclement weather. Plans this year are to install overhead fans and lighting throughout the structure along with improvements to Bright Star Stables.

Along the Coast:


Looking around Wilmington area first, it is Sunday Funday with Nimara Snyder at Palate located at 1007 N 4th St., Wilmington, NC. Come on out and enjoy the grooves of this player and grab some grub from Soulful Twist. Music starts at 4 and plays until 6:30 pm.


Live from 7-10 pm you can check out alternative roots rockers Paleo Sun on stage at Bella’s Bar Local, located at 19 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Here is what I learned from this Facebook event page:

‘Turn Up The Volume’ on the alternative roots rock sound of Paleo Sun as they mix summer love & soul vibe into an Irie vibe. Their rhythmic hooks & lyrical rhymes are enlivened flavor their sound from the studio to the stage. The positively soulful sound of Paleo Sun echoes the applause of guitar, the heartbeat of the drums and the ancient voice of didgeridoo.

Paleo Sun online:


The final show I found around the Wilmington way is a triple bill at The Whiskey, located at 1 S Front St, Wilmington, NC. There is a $6.00 cover charge for the show that starts at 8 pm and features  Years Til Now, Take Heart, and headlining the night you can enjoy A Boy Named Sue who close out the night.


Live at Jack’s Waterfront Bar located at 513 Evans St., Morehead City, NC the Undercover band will be rocking folks from 4-8 pm today.


Along the coast of the harbor city of Oriental, NC you can check out Ken Belangia live tonight at O’Town Seafood Restaurant. This great little place for good food and live music is located on the water right next to the bridge. Ken plays for the dinner crowd from 6-10 pm tonight.

Around Town New Bern

Live on the deck at The DoubleTree by Hilton you can enjoy a mix of jazz, oldies and rock with Jill & The Authentics  tonight from 5-9 pm. Enjoy  some great food out on the deck and swing with the se talented players that will be rocking your Sunday blues away as the sun goes down on another great weekend.

Well kids that is the low down for live music around the region this afternoon and tonight! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you get to dance! Thanks for reading and sharing. I will be back in the morning a spot on creating a Facebook page for your band project and a recap on all the great live acts I caught around town this weekend. Many blessing for all and big hugs too!

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