NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source of Live Music Options and Local Band News~ Saturday, November 26, 2016

Live Music Options For Saturday, November 26, 2016

Getting Down Around Town, New Bern~

Adam Hill will perform with friends, for the folks out and about at The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad Street, New Bern, NC. Music starts at 8 pm and Hill will soothe your soul with his rockin’ chops until 11 pm. He is such a skilled player, they just don’t come this good too often. After you get your walk about town in, for some holiday shopping stop in and treat yourself to some great live music.


Just over the bridge in Taberna, you can do a little dining and dancing with New Bern’s famed Oldies band The Bears. They will be singing during your supper at the Taberna Country Club, for the Autumn Harvest Feast tonight. This event is open to the public. Here are some details I found on the Facebook event page:

THE BEARS, New Bern’s favorite oldies band, return to Taberna Country Club Saturday evening, November 26.

THE BEARS will play your favorite songs the way you remember them, in a high-energy show bursting with harmony, humor, nostalgia, and hot licks. You can sit back and enjoy the show, or work off that holiday feasting on the dance floor! You can jam along with the band as one of the “Air Bears”; try your hand at kazoo; or test your memory with “Professor Doo-Wop’s Pop Quiz”, featuring this week’s anniversaries in Rock & Roll History”!

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 buffet starts at 6:00 pm.

The buffet-plus-music is $29.95 for non-members, with a $10 cover for non-members for the music alone. There will be drink specials at the bar.

Taberna Country Club is located at 401 Taberna Drive, south of New Bern in the Taberna Community. For reservations or information call Taberna Country Club, at 252-634-1600 x.3; or call Kelly (the manager) at 231-679-4601.

To learn more about THE BEARS check out the band’s website, To book THE BEARS, contact Pat Engeman at 678-205-7309.

THE BEARS will take you on a musical journey through the last sixty years. In the immortal words of the Go-Go-Gophers, “Whoopee, doopie, we have FUN!”


Tonight is opening night for Bambooz , at 1100 Highway 70 W., New Bern, N.C  And of course, owner Dale Overbee won’t be messing around. He welcomes four of the areas hottest bands to kick things off.

Things kick off at 8 pm with Cyn/Les Cuzins.  

Also on stage will be The BiPolar Express, Zen Pirates and TrainWreck closing out the night.

Overbee has done great work in revitalizing the live music scene in New Bern and now he just stepped up his game. It is an exciting day when a music venue opens its doors for the community of music lovers.

Along The Coast

The fun gets started at 2 pm at The Trading Post Southern Food & Spirits, for the “PRE & POST Thanksgiving Parade Partay”

This event offers live music by Steve Compton from 2-6 and then things move over on the patio. For more great groovin’ fun Hank Barbee will rock em from 6 til 9:30 pm.

TTPSF&S is located at 8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC and offers the perfect seat for parade watching.

Here is what was mentioned on their FB event page:

Join us this Saturday for our 1st Annual Pre & POST Parade Partay! At 2 pm. The party starts in the parking lot with Steven Compton playing all kinds of tunes, while you grab a cold drink and get settled into your premier parade viewing spot. After the parade, join us in the backyard where Steven will rock it out by the fire til 6 pm! Hank Barbee will be taking over the patio starting at 6:30 to jam the night away with y’all. Cold drinks. Warm fires. Local Steamed Oysters. Awesome entertainment. All just for you at The Post Parade Partay!


New Bern’s own country rocker Bryan Mayer will be heading to the coast tonight, with his full band in tow. To give up the goods at SALT ULTRA LOUNGE located at, 325 Mansgrove Dr., Emerald Isle, NC. The Nine North Recording Artist will take the stage at 9:30 pm and rocks the room til the midnight hour. There is a cover for live entertainment but that is because FREE MUSIC IS NEVER FREE.


Dick Knight returns to Cru Bar & Wine Store located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC  where he will perform from 8:30-11:30 pm for his audience. For more on this player and the event itself, here is what I found on Facebook:


Dick Knight is a well seasoned performer, who will keep you entertained for hours! Be ready to dance with a warmed heart as Mr. Knight sings and plays multiple instruments all night.

His resume’ is especially impressive. He played with the James Brown Band for five years! Other big acts he accompanied are Otis Redding, Maceo Parker, Roberta Flack, and Gladys Knight to name a few.

Please tip Mr. Knight! He travels to and from Kinston alone to put on his show and there is NO COVER CHARGE to come see him!

Please come early for best spots and appetizers!


Also going down in that town at Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar, located at 1644 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC. You can get rocked with the young and talented groovers known as Phoenix on Fire during the dinner hour. Music starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 pm.


Over at Harrika’s Brew Haus located at 911 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, NC. You can get down with Barefoort Wade, love in the Garage bar from 7-10 pm.


Guitar Resources Founder, Justin Castellano

Justin Castellano will be live at The Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, located at 103 W Moore St., Swansboro, NC. You can find him in the bar playing his jams from 9 pm til midnight! Swansboro is also a great place to shop, so if you end up down there be sure to grab a great meal and enjoy the lively entertainment of Castellano.


Out on the island it is another night of Will Overman Band, live at Gaffer’s Sports Pub located at 1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC. The band is performing there throughout the holiday weekend, offering a pleasant take of folk rock music. Show time for tonight is 9 pm til midnight.

Around the Region~

It is the end of a rockin era in Raleigh tonight with Sidewinder,finishing things out at Southland Ballroom ,located at 614 N West St., Raleigh, NC. Doors open at 9 pm music starts at 10 pm.

Join the Sidewinder Family as we say “Farewell to Southland” It has been a Blast!

“Ladies and gentlemen, The East Coast’s Premiere Rock and Roll Powerhouse – Sidewinder!”

Spoken by long-time band emcee Bono, this phrase marked the start of literally thousands of Sidewinder shows throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The band was formed in Wilmington, N.C. during the late ‘70s. Founding member Ronnie Brothers was the first guitarist, and later managed the band after leaving the stage. Sidewinder went through numerous personnel changes during the roughly 16- year run, but the direction was always the same – deliver a high quality rock and roll concert with state-of-the-art production, polished showmanship, and musical excellence.


The Roman Sam’s  have a show tonight at Drifter’s, located at 208 W Clay Street, Mebane, NC. This classic rock cover band is a hard hitting powerhouse, that will rock you til you drop. Check them out tonight if you are in the area. They rock the room from 9:30 pm til 2:00 am.


You can enjoy the rocking country sounds of Mason Jar Bonfire this evening, when they set up shop at The Red Room located, at 220 N Heritage St., Kinston NC. There is a music charge at the door and music starts at 10 pm and rock on until 2 am.


Looking around to the North you can find Steel County Express rocking The Grey Goose , located at Highway 903 N in Ayden, NC. They will be giving up their brand of modern country selections from 9 pm til the midnight hour.



Ed Prophet will be giving up his great sounds at Winslow’s Deli tonight, from 8:30 til 11:30 pm. Located 120 W 5th St. Greenville, NC.This makes for a great stop to grab a bite while being rock with great music.


Looking just to the south we wrap things up, where I kicked things off this long weekend. Gene Gregory has a show this evening from 9 pm til 12 am at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern, located at 1140 Old Maplehurst Road, Jacksonville, NC. I had a great time when I was out the other night. Owner Nick Nichols opened the place this past February and looks forward to bringing in more live local music. Stop in and check it out this week if you are out shopping in Jacksonville on Saturday!

That’s a Wrap, Let’s Dance!


Well that is a wrap on where you can find the live music around the state in the days ahead. Whatever you pick, please take kindness with you. Free music is never free so please pay it forward during the holiday season and tip the players well. When you add up their time invested and subtract the money they are paid, there is a deficit and you can help bridge that gap. Throw some inspiration back to them in the form of money by placing it in the tip jars.

I hope you get out there and get a chance to dance like no one is watching…I do it every weekend!


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Thanks so much again for reading and sharing.


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