Fun Found Around Town February 21-27, 2019

Live Music Options


At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.

Thursday: February 21, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers dinner and music by Nick Bailey live 6-9 pm

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Alisa Mike. Music is offered from 7-9 pm

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic. Sign up starts at 7 pm Music starts at 8 pm. Pack up the gear bag and come jam!!!


Friday, February 22, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 welcomes Retromic offering sounds from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008  offers the music of Chuck Phillips serving the sounds from 7-10 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 The Monterio Experience will bring the party to the deck on Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Brooke McBride Music starts at 8 pm and there is a $5.00 music charge payable at the door.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142.  Free Music 7-10 pm featuring B&B Acoustic Duo are in the house to pour the sounds you love. Come out and support local music, local food, and cold local brew.

Broad Street Christian Church Open Mic sign up starts at 6 with music offered 6:30-9 pm all players are welcome to participate.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Raucous Brothers return to offer their fun music stylings. Free Music! 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Gary Dudley and The Maxxtones debut deck offer the classic rock grooves you dig. Free music 7:30-11 pm.

Orringer Auditorium Lewis n Clark Perform the songs of Burt Bacharach
Benefits instrumental programs for local students. Tickets $25.00 advance and $30.00 at the door.Tickets at: Bank of the Arts, Fullers Music, Mitchell’s Hardware, and Carolina Creations.


Monday, February 25, 2019

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcomes the week with a blues Jam at the Dirty Bird. All are welcome. Jam goes down from 7-9 pm hosted by Big Jim Kohler Band.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Live music with Big Jim Kohler and Friends. Music starts at 7 pm and the jam starts at 8 pm. All are welcome.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, February 21, 2019:

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E  (252) 631-5142 30 Seconds Rocks 6:30 pm.


Saturday, February 23, 2019:

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 30 Seconds Rocks Music Bingo 9 pm with DJ!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019:

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 TRIVIA NIGHT Fun starts at 7 pm.

Beer Army Burger Company 313 Pollock St., (252) 288-5814. TRIVIA NIGHT starts at 7 pm.


At The Palace:

Tryon Palace 60th Anniversary


Thursday, February 21, 2019

African American Lecture Series: “Music of Black Migrationers, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500

On The Big Screen:

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd.,

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., (252) 638-1820

On Our Stages:

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St., presents Miss Evers’ Boys is here for one last weekend. Two evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and a Sunday matinee at 2 pm. For tickets visit

Other Groups and Activities:

Friday, February 22, 2019

5th Annual Craven County Veterans Standdown, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Dayspring Christian Center. Call 252-514-4828 x 241.

22nd – 23rd: 4th Annual Indoor Triathlon, starts at 4:15 p.m. at Twin Rivers YMCA. Call 252-638-8799.

Saturday, February 23. 2019:

9th Annual Great Oyster Revival & Chili Cookoff, 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the PCC campus in Grantsboro. Presented by the Pamlico Community College Foundation. Call 252-249-1851, ext. 3084.


Don’t Forget To Check Out these Places:

For more Live  Music News, sign up an keep the beats with me, Tracey Stones, on my site,,

Also, be sure to visit like the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page created by Bob and Joanne Friedman.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games (252) 772-3742

Go skating at Rollerland (252) 633-3804

Solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room (919) 288-4764

Take flight with ParaFlight (703) 963-7389.

Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom (252) 637-2003.

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation (252) 639-2901.

Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter (252) 639-2901.

Craven County Recreation & Parks (252) 636-6606.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage, and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theater, movie screenings, and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! (252) 638-7800.

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour:

African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, and Churches & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour, and Walk to Remember Tour (based on Nicholas Sparks books)  (252) 637-0250

Bear Town Bears self-guided tour; New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park (252) 638-8558,

Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (252) 636-0716

Trolley Tour (252) 637-7316.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatian National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sun-dew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatian spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatian National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (252) 638-5628.

by Tracey Stones