Fun Found Around Town February 28 – March 6, 2019

Live Music Options

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


Thursday: February 28, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers dinner and music now on Thursdays in the piano bar. This week Nick Bailey returns and will be offering live music upstairs from 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 is hosted by Brian Mac. Sign up starts at 7 pm Music starts at 8 pm. Pack up the gear bag and come jam!!!


Friday, March 1, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 welcomes local stringer and singer, Ed Prophet sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

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

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Jupiter Jones 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 Dueling Pianos Music starts at 8 pm and there is a $5.00 music charge payable at the door.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142.  Free Music 7-10 pm featuring the classic covers offered by Rick Huff. Come out and support local music, local food, and cold local brew.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Steel County Express return to offer their pop and country music stylings. Free Music! 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 The BiPolar Express will roc the deck with the rock grooves you dig. Free music 7:30-11 pm.

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St (252) 639-3500  The Hunts are an Indie-Alternative Folk Band, comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Playing in the Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. Tickets are available at the Tryon Palace and online at the Palace website ($15.00)


Sunday, March 3, 2019:

Neuse River Ramblers Live, 2:30 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, 405 Avenue A. Call 252-631-4117. This a FREE CONCERT!


Monday, March 4, 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.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 

City Stage, 901 B  Pollock St, (252) 631-5122 welcomes Irish Music Sessions.  Free live music 7-9 pm


Wednesday, March 6, 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 28, 2019:

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


Saturday, March 1, 2019:

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


Wednesday, March 6, 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


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500  Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location: Tour begins and ends at the Waystation


On The Big Screen:

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd.,

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

Our Stages:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

New Bern Civic Theatre presents  Improv with Walk-In Bathtub, 7:30 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-634-9057

City Stage New Bern presents Madame Z Presents The Legendary Purina Chow

Other Groups and Activities:

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Thursday, February 28, 2019:

Empty Bowls New Bern at Temple Baptist Church, 1500 Kingdom Way, $25.00 CONTACT: Craven Arts Council  252-638-2577.


Saturday, March 2, 2019:

Carolina Coastal Railroaders Train Show 10 am – 5 pm at New Bern High School, 2400 Academic Dr. Call 252-638-8010


Sunday, March 3, 2019:

Carolina Coastal Railroaders Train Show 10 am – 4 pm at New Bern High School, 2400 Academic Dr. Call 252-638-8010


Monday, March 4, 2019:

Free Showing of “Legalize Equality”, 7:00 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Call 252-638-7800.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019:

Coastal Women’s Forum TRADEshare, 5:30 p.m. at The Flame Catering and Banquet Center.

Poetry Open Mic Night with featured Poet Gideon Young, 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Center. 311 Middle St. All are welcome to share. Presented by Nexus Poets. Call 252-617-0939.


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