NCMZ.LIVE~NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options & News ~ Saturday, September 3, 2016

Live Music Options for Saturday, September 3, 2016

Along the Coast:

Held over due to last night’s storm, you can catch Departure The Journey Tribute Band live in concert for the Downtown Sundown Concert Series. Showtime is 6-9 pm and takes place at The RiverWalk in Wilmington, NC.


Jolly Mon Jams is live tonight from 6-9 pm at The Port City Chop House tonight. That is located at 1981 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, NC


Groove Fetish will be headlining the bill at The Whiskey  located at 1 S Front St. Wilmington, NC. Opening for the band you can check out Aqueous out of Buffalo New York, in town for this show. Doors open at 8 and music starts at 9 pm.


The last show I found around the southern shores is Entagled Dreams playing live at Rack’M Darts & Billiards located 415 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC. Showtime starts at 9 pm.


Looking at other areas along the coast,  Todd Barnes will be performing tonight at The Cru Bar & Wine Store, located at 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. You can dig his grooves from 8:30 til 11:30 tonight.


4EverAll will be live at Harrika’s Brew Haus located at 911 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point, North Carolina. Lil Johnny’s Food Truck will be on site with all their delicious selections. Check out this show from 7-10 pm.


Justin Castellano is live tonight at Bake Bottle & Brew located at 147 S Front Street, Swansboro. This fabulous player is worth taking some time to see. He is a brilliant player that will certainly move you. He gets the tunes started at 5:30 pm and he will be playing til 8:30 pm.


Live tonight at the Emerald Club you can enjoy all the popular sounds you know and love courtesy of pure t mommicked featuring Jimmy Mahoney  on vocals and guitars;  Neal Paul  offering his guitar works;  Britt Hardy  on drums and Mark Hibbs rounding out the rhythm on bass. Their show tonight will be from 7-10 tonight. The E-Club is located at 8102 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC.

Around the Region:

Coming out of Morehead and heading back to town, you can stop at the Time Out Tavern located at 360 E Chatham St., Newport, NC. Here are the details on the pands and price which I found on their Facebook Event Page:

Labor Day Weekend Throw Down!

Years Till Now
Rocket 77
Morte K and Mourners

$5 cover at the door! Doors open at 8pm with show starting at 9pm. Drink specials will get you drunk!


Looking to the North on highway 17 you can bring the family to The NC Sunflower Festival taking place in Chocowinity, NC all weekend. Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday, September 4, 2016 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

MUSIC all day and night, including

Cassie Dunn

Beaufort County Traditional Music Association

Caroline Dare


Animal Costume Contest (details pending)
More food, more crafts, more educational vendors
Hayrides, games and activities for all kids

Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Praise by the Maze service 10:00 am – 11:00 am
More music and activities from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, September 5, 2016 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
HOT AIR BALLOONS SCHEDULED – arriving around 4:00 pm

CURRENTLY SEEKING: VENDORS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS for our community event, with our goal being a community festival for the benefit of Beaufort County and our community farm efforts.



Casey Cotton, the piano man returns to Market Street Pub located at 143 N Market St., Washington, NC with his own flavor of live music and entertainment. Come on down and enjoy some fun and tunes with this unique player. His show is 10 pm – 2 am.


Looking West, Hard Living will be performing live tonight at Tippett’s Mill  located at 15528 Taylors Mill Rd, Zebulon, NC. According to the events page this show is happening from 3-7 pm.


Looking down Highway 17 to the South, you can find live music tonight at the Brown Derby Pub located at 1940 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, NC. The music gets started at 8 and lasts for the rest of the night.

Around Town, New Bern



Live today on the Deck at The DoubleTree by Hilton located on South Front Street is featuring the sounds of Wilson this afternoon from 2:30-5:30 pm. Sadly I could not find any information about this band, so perhaps I will have to head down there to report later.



Looking around at all the little neighborhoods around town, we can find Steel Shot live today at The Taberna Country Club. You can find them rocking their grooves from 6-9 pm. To keep up with the band and all their dates check out their Facebook Page and subscribe to their events.


Just up the road in James City tonight from 6-9 pm you can check out the sounds of The East Brouge Band live tonight at BrUtopia located at 1201 US Highway 70 East, New Bern. They are actually on the service road next to Atlantic Breeze Pool Supplies.


Out in River Bend you can check out The Bears live tonight at Attitudes Pub located at 32 Shoreline Dr., New Bern. The doors open for dinner at 6 pm with the music starting at 7pm. Here are the complete details as per the event page

THE BEARS, New Bern’s favorite oldies band, returns to Attitudes Pub and Grill in River Bend, for a Hawaiian Luau-themed event Saturday evening September 3.

THE BEARS’ “way back machine” takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the best songs of the last sixty years, featuring Classic Rock, Surf Music, British Invasion, and more, served up with humor, hot licks, and a great sense of fun. The Bears pack the house when they play here: this is sure to be a night to remember!

Who are THE BEARS?

–Steve Latimer is “Baby Bear”. Steve sings and plays guitar.
–Janet Montero is “Mama Bear”: she sings and plays bass.
–Pat Engeman, “Yogi Bear” is the drummer, as well as a singer.
–Simon Spalding is “California Bear”: he plays bass, fiddle, and guitar.

Attitudes Pub and Grill is at 32 Shoreline Drive in River Bend. There will be a buffet meal from 6:00 to 7:00; then the music starts at 7:00. the music will last until 9:00 or as late as 10:00, depending on how the audience lasts. An admission fee of $15 covers both the meal and the music. For reservations or information, call Attitudes at 252-633-2006.

To learn more about THE BEARS, check us out on bookings, contact Pat Engeman at 678-205-7309.

THE BEARS are one of eastern North Carolina’s most entertaining bands – don’t miss them!


Looking around the other river town in the Bern, you can find Dan Phillips and Friends live tonight at The Italian Sunset Grill tonight on the deck in Fairfield Harbour. You can find it by mapping 100 Marina Drive ,New Bern, NC. He will be jamming his jams with guest from 7-10 pm


Backseat Romeo is hanging around his hometown for a change this weekend. Tonight you can catch the soothing singer for dinner on the patio at Annabelle’s at The Mall from 7-10 pm, Tomorrow you can catch the player know as Ed Cetra, this week, will also at The Bern Bar located at 1904 Glenburnie Rd. New Bern from 1-5 pm


Tonight at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC it is a birthday celebration as we get back to the roots with James Ford live from 8-11 pm. Come on out and celebrate this player as he gets in tough with his roots rock and blues influences tonight!

Well dancers, it is almost time to get dancing. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Saturday. I hope you come back tomorrow for Sundays regional options. If you would like to be included in the Zone be sure to like me on Facebook and message me your dates or send me an email today:


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