Live Music Options for Sunday, September 4, 2016
Around the Region~
Starting out with an event that was held over for better weather, we roll down to Jacksonville, NC for Wreaths Across America which is being hosted by Beauty & The Beast Inc this a a great way to make a difference and remember our fallen Vets and honoring those that served our country all at once. Come out buy a wreath and while you are digging the cars, check out the rocking sounds of Solid Ground who will take the stage at noon and rock you until 3 pm.
Making for a busy day, guitar man Adam Hill from Solid Ground will blaze his trail from Jacksonville to Smithfield to do a show to the West at Plan B Bar located at 519 W Market St, Smithfield, NC. The Adam Hill Band starts rocking at 5 pm.
You can enjoy an evening of Wine and Song with Bruce Piephoff and Scott Sawyer from 6-10 pm at Grove Winery & Vineyards located at 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd, Gibsonville, NC.
Tonight at The Blue Note Grill located at 709 Washington St., Durham, NC will welcome The Triangle Blues Society open jam. This event takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Hosting the event this month is juke joint blues man, Josh Preslar. The deal goes down tonight from 6-9:30 pm and there is no cover charge.
Along The Coast ~
Today is a great day to pay it forward. Actually everyday is good for that, but today there is a special pause for the cause going down in Swansboro, NC. Local country crooner and Nashville’s Nine North recording artist, Bryan Mayer will be performing an awareness benefit at the Yacht Club tonight. The Swansboro Yacht Club is located at 126 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC. and here are the details from the Facebook event page:
Please join us for dinner or drinks on the deck with Bryan Mayer at 6pm! Also we want to let everyone know This very important part of this Sunday’s event….. Please read, this is very important to our yacht club family….
Please share this and pass the word! On Sunday starting @ 6pm our good friends at Swansboro Yacht Club will be holding a benefit for our sweet unborn baby girl Annabel Lee and for Anencephaly Awareness! Anencephaly is a rare neural tube disorder that is incurable and causes the brain and skull not to form correctly. Awareness is so important to us because with awareness comes support and the possibility for a cure in the future! So come out on Sunday to Swansboro Yacht Club this Labor Day and enjoy live music by Bryan Mayer, drinks and Jell-O shots! There will also be hamburgers and hotdogs for sale. All the funds from hamburgers, hot dogs and Jell-O shots will benefit Annabel’s memorial and Anencephaly Awareness! Thanks y’all!
The biggest party on the coast is happening a SALT ULTRA LOUNGE located at 325 Mangrove Blvd., Emerald Isle, NC. Tonight ladies get in free all night long and The Switch will be rocking the room from 9 pm til 1 am. Come on out and enjoy the end of season party tonight. Paul Musco sees to it that everyone has fun in his house and he gets you to and from the party for free. If you need a ride, no problem. Just send a Text message to 252-241-7603 and wait for your ride. I like that! Keeping people entertained and putting safety first! Rock on!
Denver Nixon Band will be live tonight from 6-10 pm at The Tackle Box located at 107 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC.
Checking out the coast region along the Highway 17 corridor, we find a few shows happening in Wilmington today.
First up we have a little reggae party going down early in the day. Selah Dubb will be sharing their grooves with the people at Palate located at 1007 N 4th St, Wilmington, NC. This party gets started at 4 pm and the band plays til 6 pm
After getting your island groove worked out, Benny Hill will be hosting his Jazz Jam in a new house starting tonight. Check it out, this is what I found on the Facebook event page about this well known jam host:
Benny Hill has decided to move his Jazz Jam to Burnt Mill Creek after 7 years with The Rusty Nail. We are extremely honored to get the opportunity to host this weekly event! If you are into jazz or any live music I highly recommend you coming out to hear how amazing it is. Stevie Mack’s International Food Truck will be at the bar Labor Day Weekend & we plan on rotating food trucks regularly on Sundays for the jam. Come jam out with the band & if you play an instrument, bring it with you!
Burnt Mill Creek is located at 2101 Market St., Wilmington, NC. and this event takes place from 7-10 pm each week.
City Mouse an Americana Folk duo out of Georgia will be making their rounds through our state over the next several days with their first stop in our state happening at The Juggling Gypsy Cafe located at 1612 Castle St., Wilmington, NC from 6-9 pm.
Heading back North on the Highway 17 corridor we find the traveling Pamlico County duo, Steel Shot playing live at The Trailer Bar 1701 N New River Dr, Surf City, NC. They get the crowd rocking to their grooves from 4-7 pm or maybe even later.
Ken Belangia has a show along the coast at the Toucan Grill & Fresh Bar located at 101 Wall St. in Oriental, NC, He entertains the crowd tonight from 7-10 pm. If you like country music and enjoy great food, head on out the the harbor town tonight.
Around Town, New Bern
There are lots of private parties taking place with players playing but the one public gig going down tonight with John Van Dyke & Friends live on the deck at The DoubleTree by Hilton on South Front Street. He gets the party started at 5 and plays to the crowd until 9 pm. There is never a cover charge but always good music and food.
Well kids that is a wrap on all the good times with live music that I found. If you have a band or a venue that supports live music, I want to hear from you. Send me your schedules and invite me out. I love to dance ! Drop me an email at
I will be back tomorrow talking about all of the area players I saw last night around my fun little town. Thanks so much for reading. Please party responsibly and enjoy the dance.