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Fun Found Around Town March 21-27, 2019

Live Music Options

Simon Spalding
Simon Spalding will be live tonight onstage at City Stage!

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


Thursday: March 21, 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 Wyldwood Bluegrass Band will be offering the live music upstairs from 6-9 pm

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Simon Spalding. 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!!!

Temple Church  1500 Kingdom Way,  North Carolina Symphony-From Classical to B’Way   Share greats moments in music with Classical gems along with Broadway Hits. Tickets available at Ticket Master North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina History Center Red, Hot, and Blues Soul Radio Show


Friday, March 22, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Caffeinated Soul Boogie will be sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

The Garage 1209 Highway 70 E, is hosting their soft opening. They will be hosting live music with Tommy Duzan, Sr.  live starting at 7 pm.

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008  offers the music of Rick Huff with Mollie Hunter Belet who will be jamming this Friday with FREE music offered 7-10 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music on the Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Holden Dixon & The Straightlines will offer a fun night of alternative rock sounds. Admission $5.00. Music plays 8-11pm


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sara’s Big Apple Pizza, 1150 Broad Creek Rd., New Bern offers Big Jum Kohler solo  6-8 pm

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

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 welcome Buck Loy and Bruce Lynch Live! Free Music! 8-11 pm.

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

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes New Bern’s power rock trio The BiPolar Express. Music plays from 8-11 pm and admission is $5.00


Monday, March 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.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, March 21, 2019:

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


Saturday, March 23, 2019:

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


Wednesday, March 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


Saturday, March 23, 2019

23rd: Natural History Day, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Tryon Palace Gardens.

23rd: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation.


Tuesday, March 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., http://www.enccinemas.com/

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

Our Stages:

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

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.


New Bern Civic Theater

Offering Alladin – JR, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.


Other Groups and Activities:

Friday, March 22, 2019

Neuse River Bridge Run at Union Point Park.

Arbor Day Celebration, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.

4th Annual Craven Works Job Fair, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Temple Church. Presented by Craven 100 Alliance and Craven County Department of Economic Development. Call 252-633-5300.

“The Wright Stuff” – The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Annual Gala, 5:30 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-444-4348.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Battlefield Adventure Day, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New Bern Battlefield Park. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

8th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala, 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at the Flame Catering and Banquet Center. Presented by St. Paul Catholic School. Call 252-633-0100.

Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go Information Session, 6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Havelock, 324 Miller Blvd. Call 252-672-5921.


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.

Listen to New Bern and Beyond’s Podcast for an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around town!
Here’s our latest show from March 14, 2019:

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode, click here to see the show notes and listen to parts of the episode.

by Tracey Stones