Catching Up and Moving On

Back On The Scene With Tracey Stones

On The Scene with friends at Jacks Waterfront Bar for Jan Michael Fields Band on Friday, July 12, 2019. Photo Credit Debra Warren


A Rockin’ Rewind

It’s been a very difficult season, to say the least, and thanks to the help of supporters, I am still pushing through the rough patches and looking for the glory. Music is still my go-to for comfort and peace of mind. Having said that, let’s recap the last few weeks as we move forward in this revised blog plan.

Caffeinated Soul Boogie 


I have had the pleasure of catching Caffeinated Soul Boogie a couple of times in recent weeks.  The first time I caught them was in late June where they kicked things off in Oriental for Crocker Festival. They played under the tent outback of The New Village Brewery. Though it was a scorcher they played all the cool tunes that give them their fun edge. 

Concerts in the Park for Tracey Stones Productions


I also hosted the band a couple of weeks back for a concert in the park. The music series brings acts to Fairfield Harbour to perform a concert in the park. These concerts take place on Sunday afternoons at Red Sail Park. These events are brought to the residents of Fairfield Harbour and their friends courtesy of Tracey Stones Productions, LLC. The residents enjoyed the show so much they will return for an encore performance on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Music starts at 2 pm.

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For those looking to boogie, you can catch Caffeinated Soul Boogie this weekend rocking BrUtopia tomorrow evening. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

 If you are looking for something different take some time to get know this New Bern based Americana Quartet, featuring Derrick Moore on guitar and his talented daughter Darria Yeager fronting the vocals.  They are a fun band who can be found on Facebook at Caffeinated Soul Boogie or you can visit their website at

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The Bands That Have Rocked Me Since We Last Danced

The BiPolar Express


I have caught the crazy train to rock n roll paradise with The BiPolar Express a couple of times since we last met. The boys have had a fun and busy Summer, rocking faces from the shore points to the big stages of Raleigh and even in their own backyard here at Blackbeard’s Triple Play.


During the weekend of the last celebrated holiday, the guys rocked the stage at The Lincoln Theatre splitting the bill with Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, Second Helping.

For those looking to get rocked tonight, you can find The BiPolar Express rocking The E Club in Emerald Isle tonight The fun jams get rocking at 10 pm.

For those that find themselves a little more inland, Second Helping is rocking Wayne Community College tonight. Adam Hill opens the event with a rocking acoustic set. Tickets are $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Food Trucks are on-site. Music starts at 7 pm. 





Speaking of rock acts conquering new territory, Night Train and Hayvyn warmed things up for Thunderstruck when they all rocked the State Theatre couple weeks ago. Though it was my intention to catch Night Train, a Guns n Roses Tribute Band, I instead caught the glam rock band Hayvyn and the AC DC Tribute band that never disappoints. Thunderstruck does not make it to our area often enough for my taste so when they do roll into Greenville, I like to be there to support.

This band is based out of Raleigh and tours the region. Several of the players in Thunderstuck are lending chops to Night Trian’s effort. Including guitarist Jeff Young and frontman Lee Robinson. Coming up in the month of August the guys will be busy with Night Train performances. Checking things out for September, it looks like both bands get busy again. Be sure to like and follow both bands on Facebook by clicking their link above.




Hayvyn is the glam rock pop band that took the stage in-between the tribute acts at State Theatre. This band has been a known staple to the Raleigh rock scene for more than a decade and they still enjoy putting on a show for fans and friends alike. Working up the beats for the band were  Con Jon on Vocals/Guitar. Tommy on Bass/Vocals. Kip on lead guitar and Dirty Dee back on Drums/Vocals. They have no dates on the books to speak of but you can check out their website by visiting the link below:




Jan Michael Fields Band


The final band we are going to check in with on our first trip around the dance floor in nearly a month is The Jan Michael Fields Band. This hard-working rock and pop outfit bring the party with them everywhere they go. I caught the guys a couple of times so far this summer and they are having a blast rocking with crowds along the coast of the Carolinas.

Earlier in the summer, I caught them here in town at Blackbeard’s Triple Play but just two weeks ago I found them rocking the party crowd at Jack’s Waterfront Bar in Morehead City. This five-piece ensemble hails from South Carolina and spends most of their weekends rocking fans and friends near and far.

To see where they are going to be rocking next find the band on Facebook and make a date to catch them at a venue near you.

Jan Michael Fields Band on Facebook

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~ Live Music Options ~

Friday, July 26, 2019


Our Local Clubs and Pubs

The Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of great music featuring Ravenz Bru offering songs from 7:30-11 pm. Come enjoy a fun night of familiar songs and wonderful originals by this local and regional songwriter. Free music is never free and neither is the gas to get there, please tip the music makers that you meet.


Blackbeard’s Triple Play


Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of Soul Psychadelic they will bring the music to life tomorrow night on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.


The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine


Live music will be offered is at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine each Friday from 8-10:30 pm.


On the James City Side of that Confounded Bridge

The Garage


The Garage welcomes the music of Third Degree Bern. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!



BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the good grooves of Pete Pawsey live, who will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!


Cruising the Crystal Coast

Atlantic Beach 2016


Cedar Point, NC

Treehouse Beer Company


Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Emily Roth grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the rock blues and country grooves of this popular local duo.


Newport, NC

Carolina Home and Garden



Carolina Home and Garden welcomes the weekend with 4EverAll in the garden, offering songs and sharing the grooves we all know and love. Come grab a bite to eat from LaCocina, a cold beer and relax as you settle into the weekend.


Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar

 The Boro Restaurant & Bar offers live music each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a great night of fine dining with awesome music. This Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the music of Justin Castellano. Music plays at 8-11 pm.


Morehead City, NC

Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering


Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Barry Charleton for your dining entertainment this evening. Tomorrow it is the OBX Philharmonic. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.


Off The Hook

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Off The Hook welcomes the fun grooves of Dr. Bacon tonight on the deck. Tomorrow night they welcome The Spread. Music starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!


Jack’s Waterfront Bar


There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar.

~Friday July 26th~
Open @ 4pm
Fun Friday Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm hosted by Sweet Beans Coffee and Cafe also featuring live music by JaM
Live music by Groove5 begins @ 9:30pm
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

~Saturday July 27th~
Open @ Noon
Live music by Backyard Groove begins @ 9:30pm 
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

~Sunday Funday July 28th~
Open @ Noon
Live music on the deck by 4EverAll from 4pm – 8pm 
Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza available

See you at Jack’s!

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Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop Presents


Bobby Webb & Co, Fri July 26th, 8:30-11:30 PM, No Cover

Join us for live music by one of our favorite local, down-home acts, Bobby Webb & Co! They play contemporary Americana and country.
Bring your friends out for a good time!

Then Dick Knight Sat July 27th, 8-11 pm, No Cover
Join us for a live performance by Mr. Dick Knight. He is a recipient of the NC Heritage Award, (NC Arts Council) and former member of the James Brown Band. He has played with Maceo Parker, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flak, Otis Redding and more!


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Rocking Around the Region

Garner, NC

Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill


Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to Vertigo rocking things right tonight. They will be offering the pop and rock grooves we all know and love. Music is free and kicks off at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.


Durham, NC

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill

Tennessee Jed will be bringing his unique blend of country, rock, bluegrass, and funk to The Blue Note Grill on Friday, July 26th. More info on the band at Music starts at 9 pm and there is a ticket charge of $8.00



The Red Room


The Red Room welcomes Joe Brown & The Band to the stage this evening for the music. Live sounds play from 10 pm until the closing hour. There is a $5.00 cover charge payable at the door. Support live music and pay the cover charge. That money helps to bring music.


Greenville, NC

AJ McMurphy’s


It is going to be a night not to be missed by southern rock n blues fans, as AJ McMurphy’s welcomes Patrick Reid to the stage! Come grab yourself some good food and a cold drink at one of the coolest places in Greenville. Music plays from 8:30-11:30 pm. This show is free!


Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill

There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. There is a new room to welcome the bands during the winter months at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill. And that is where music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. On Thursdays they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic night, hosted by Brian Burke. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight on the Pebble Stage is The Still Shakers. Tomorrow they welcome the sounds of Rowlette Green. Music plays at 7-10 pm.

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Answering the Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.

July 22 at 6:00 PM

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Do you like live music videos? Check out my Live Stream Page on Facebook.

Tracey Stones Live on Facebook

Searching for more events around the region:

Events on Facebook

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Keeping up with the Blogger


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Thank You for Reading!


Tonight’s blog is made possible thanks to the donation and kindness of Ken Byrd. 

Please go out and support live music tonight!  Please be sure to call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the changes publicly.

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I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends about our mission by sharing this page on your social media pages.

Thanks to the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!

When you walk out the door tonight, take kindness with you. Be sure to tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you!

Hug people often and share the love. Make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely sweet people! We love having you here with us! Rely on your sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around town tonight!

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Have a great weekend and enjoy the dance! Come back tomorrow and we will go country and sing the blues some too! Until then, cheers!

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