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Fun Found Around Town March 8 -13, 2019

Live Music Options

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


Thursday: March 7, 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 Jason Addams, The Mad Fiddler  will be offering the 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 8, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 welcomes the regional stringer and singer, Justin Castellano will be sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008  offers the music of William Seymour will be offered 7-10 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Chocolate Chip and Company Band 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 The Adam Hill Band rocking the stage, $5.00 admission. Music starts at 8 pm!


Saturday, March 9, 2019

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

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Bryan Mayer will return to offer his pop and country music stylings. Free Music! 8-11 pm.

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


Sunday, March 10, 2019:

Benefit for Janet: Janet Montero of New Bern is well known for her gentle personality, contagious smile, and beautiful singing voice. Janet sings and plays with The Bears, Country Gold, and other local music groups.

Janet has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease from a condition called Anti GBM. It is a one-in-a-million autoimmune disease, which Janet could not have seen coming; nor was there any way she could have prevented it. To raise money to help Janet through this difficult time, several friends and musicians are organizing a “Benefit for Janet” on Sunday, March 10, at the Rhems Volunteer Fire Department. This event kicks off at 1 pm and carries on until 5 pm.


Monday, March 11, 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, March 13, 2019

City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122  Down East FolkArts Society presents  Becky Warren. Music starts at 7 pm. All are welcome. Tips and donations for the entertainer are accepted and appreciated.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, March 7, 2019:

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


Saturday, March 8, 2019:

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


Wednesday, March 13, 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:


Friday, March 8, 2019

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong

New Bern Civic Theatre and Tryon Palace invite you to RISE UP and singalong to the tunes from America’s favorite musical at HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SINGALONG. Don’t throw away your shot to participate in this FREE community event. Singalong begins at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved online. Registration is capped at 300 seats, so register soon! Light concessions and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is rated PG-13 for some adult language and situations. This event is a singalong to the music of Hamilton and is not an actual Hamilton performance. Singing experience is not required and costumes are encouraged!

REGISTER ONLINE AT https://www.tryonpalace.org/Hamiltunes!


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Garden Lecture Series – March starts at 10 am

This garden lecture will focus on heirloom vegetables best adapted to face the weather challenges of Eastern North Carolina with a sneak peek of the plants available at the Tryon Palace Spring Plant Sale. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Location: Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
Event Price: Free



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Gardens 2:00 pm Tryon Palace Greenhouse and Gardens Manager, Hadley Cheris will meet guests at the Waystation to discover what is popping up in the 16 acres of Tryon Palace Gardens. (Tour cancelled only in the event of thunder and lightning.) Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs. Location: Tours begin and end at the Waystation
Event Price: $6 or Free for Foundation Members


On The Big Screen:

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., http://www.enccinemas.com/

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., (252) 638-1820 http://www.beartowncinema.com/

Our Stages:

Friday March 8, 2019

RiverTowne Players at The Masonic Theater 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 

This is opening weekend for  Hairspray the Musical!!! Click on the picture below to get your tickets

Hairspray, shows will be live on stage the next two weekend with showtimes  Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m. and Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

Other Groups and Activities:


Friday, March 8, 2019: ARTWALK for March 2019 

Community Artists Gallery & Studios, Inc. Meet our artists, enjoy refreshments, find the perfect gift. Our theme for the month is “Mardi Gras Revelry,” so “laissez les bon temps rouler”!: we’ll have live music with Danny Batten & his Neuse River Ramblers, too! 5-8 pm

Craven Arts Council / Bank of the Arts If you missed the Empty Bowls event last week but still want to help fight hunger and support the arts? Bank of the Arts will be holding a silent auction from now until auction for unique large items donated to the cause, including this impressive cypress bowl with Lichtenberg fractals! Come by to see it in person and place your bid, or call Craven Arts Council. Bidding will end at 8 pm at the conclusion of Friday Artwalk.(252) 638-2577

Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call (252) 514-2553. Visit their website, then come taste their wine. http://www.nauticalwheelersnc.com/


Saturday, March 9, 2019:

Revitalize New Bern – Community Arts Workshop Join the 3rd meet-up for Revitalize New Bern! 1-4 pm at New Bern Arts & Wellness Center 919 Broad Street (252) 497-8928

Be a part of the dialogue, start new conversations and get creative with an interactive art activity. This free event is open to all community members of all ages and backgrounds. We do ask the children to be accompanied by an adult caregiver. “The New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, Promise Place and the Craven Arts Council are excited to invite local community members to attend a series of monthly educational workshops organized to develop a public art project which will symbolize our community’s beauty, diversity, and resilience. This is an open invitation to all community members including but not limited to artists and creatives of all skill levels, civic leaders, historians, parents, teachers, students, advocates, organizers, environmentalist, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, homeowners, and neighbors.

Revitalize New Bern is a community arts initiative catered to uplift and inspire the future civic development of coastline cities. Our goal is to acknowledge how history and immediate environmental concerns impact our community while providing creative solutions that impart awareness and stronger decision making.”

Attic-Basement-Closet (ABC) Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1225 Pinetree Dr. Presented by New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

Panther Prowl 5K and Panther Pounce Fun Run/Walk, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 800 College Ct. Presented by Craven Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Club.


Sunday, March 10, 2019:

New Bern CROP Hunger Walk honors the late Greg Smith, 2:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Benefiting Religious Community Services and Church World Service. Call 252-876-2309.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

16th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by Sound Rivers. Call 252-637-7972.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019:

Lunch & Learn: North Carolina First to Stand up to King George III – New Bern’s Role, 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.


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, NCMZ.live,

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