NCMZ.LIVE~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options & News ~ Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday~



 I have a few shows you might be interested in adding to your calendar. All of them will be taking place at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad Street, New Bern in the next several months.


The first show I am excited to tell you about is Justin Castellano who spends most of his time touring  between the Crystal Coast and Charolette. He will be coming to New Bern for a show on Friday, November 11, 2016. He will perform following ArtWalk from 8-11 pm. If you have not seen this impeccable player, he is worth your time and attention. He is a educted played well versed in his unique stylings. He has a lot of fun playing cover songs in an original way always. And his originals will definitely grab you by the soul too!




Hank Barbee live in New Bern


The second show is slotted for December we have the return of Hank Barbee on Saturday, December 17th. There is going to be a live artist painting while Hank works his magic on guitar and vocals from 8 – 11pm. I will be dropping more details on this event soon. It will raise money for charity during the season of giving! In the meantime, mark your calendars today so you can be on hand for a night of magic and memories!


The final show for you to put on the calendar is on the books for next year when my friend from PA motors this way with his blues trio. Lee Delray Band will be pulling into town for their show at The Brown Pelican on Saturday, January 28, 2016 for an amazing night of rocking blues. This seasoned player will be on his way to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge Competition for the second time in the past several years. This trip Delray will be representing Second Story Blues Alliance from Lehigh Valley area of PA for the coming competition. Lucky for us we get to prime this player for his big week.

Live Music Options for Thursday, September 8, 2016~

 Around The Region:


Other People’s Music with Rebecca Newton will perform a show this evening at The Blue Note Grill  located at 709 Washington St., Durham, NC from 7-9 pm. There is no cover for this show but BNG has great food and smoking hot entertainment! If you have never been ther, put it on your bucket list!


Also happening around the Durham area tonight is a fun event taking place at The America Tobacco Campus located at 318 Blackwell St., Durham NC.


Live at Motorco,  located at 723 Rigsbee Avenue in Durham, it’s Heather Victoria on stage from 8-11pm.


Motoring from Motorco to the Coast we find a few along the banks of the Crystal Coast.  At our first stop we find  Hank Barbee live from 6:30-9:30 at the Swansboro Yacht Club located at 126 W Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC .

This powerful player and talented singer/ songwriter will be performing as a duo with his cousin Leslie! Stop out and have fun with them as the mix it up.


4EverAll will be performing at the Cru Bar and Wine Store located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort,NC this evening from 8:30 – 11:30 pm. The fun duo will go great with your after dinner drink and dessert! Stop by and enjoy their acoustic grooves. Their energy and good vibes are contagious!


Looking at points South on Highway 17 there are four shows to pick from this evening in Wilmington, NC

First stop is at Buzz’s Roost located at 15 S Front St. Where you can catch the sounds of  Jarrett Mlodzinski from 7-10pm on The Courtyard Stage.


Next stop we find Chris Luther and Alex Chamyan jamming tonight at Elijah’s Restaurant located at 2 Ann St., Wilmington, NC from 6-9 pm. Sounds like a great pick for dinner and music.


EL Jaye Johnson and The Port City All Stars are performing live tonight at The Bellamy Mansion Museum located at 503 Market St., Wilmington, NC.

This is the last concert of the Jazz at The Bellamy Mansion 2016 Concert Series. Come check it out from 6:30-8 pm and enjoy the dynamics of Sherome Clay on keys, RJ on bass and Myron S. behind the kit.


Before heading back to town to have a look around, I also learned that The Party Animal Tour is in full effect and stopping at The Whiskey tonight, located at 1 S. Front St, Wilmington.

Check out Of Good Nature and the headliners for the night, Tropidelic. Show starts at 9 pm and roll til 1 am.


Heading back up the highway towards home there are a couple of live music events taking place in Jacksonville, NC tonight.

First up you can find live music at The Brown Derby Pub located at 1940 Wilmington Hwy in Jacksonville. Starting at 7 pm you can find free food and free live music and you can find the game on too come 8 pm. Bike Night is every Thursday at The Brown Derby.


Carolina Sky will perform live at Dunkenfields Bar located  at 4285 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, NC. That show gets started at 8 pm and they will rock you til the midnight hour.

Around Town, New Bern

I told you about this event the past two days and it is finally happening tonight from 7-9 pm. Come out for live music and a Silent Auction for this  Fundraiser for the Coastal Carolina chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
of North Carolina.

Join us for a night of music and fun. Check out this new venue in town while supporting a good cause. Silent auction and music provided by Cheri Carmody Hinks. Open to the public. No cover. Donations are appreciated. The City Laundry  is located at 901 Pollock St, and offers a fine selection of beverages and food which are available for sale. Beverages include coffee, soda, wine, beer and more.


The final live music event I have to tell you about is the jazz jam that goes down at Cristoph’s on the Water at The DoubleTree by Hilton.  John Van Dyke & his talented friends will be on hand to entertain you this evening and every Thursday from 7-10 pm.


Wrapping it up where we started off, there is an open mic event at The Brown Pelican, pack up your gig bag and talent and come down to display your style. Sign up is after 7 and music usually starts about 8

Well folks that is the low down on what is ahead and what is going down tonight…After tomorrow’s grind we get to weekend. Come back then to check out your dance options. To get in the Zone send me a note to:


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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