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Fun Found Around Town: April 4 – 10, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: April 4, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Chuck Philips tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar.

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, April 5, 2019

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

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

Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar 111 Williams Rd, welcomes live music by The Adam Hill Band. Live music starts at 9 pm

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008  offers the music of Big Jim Kohler Blues Band jamming with just the band 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 deck by The Switch this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday Sessions, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Bear Plaza. Presented by Swiss Bear, Inc. Call 252-288-9825.

#ENC Strong Community Celebration, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Creekside Park, 1821 Old Airport Rd. Live music starts at 3:15 with Marron Chaplin, Alisa Mike, 2nd Division Marine Brass Band, Bryan Mayer, Simon Spalding, and Big Jim Kohler Band will all perform

Harbour Sounds Performance, 2:30 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. Call 252-631-4117.

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

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 welcome Joe Brown and The Band Live! Free Music! 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322  will rock the deck with Suicide Blonde giving up the fun ’80s grooves. Free music 7:30-11 pm.

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Madame Z 

Monday, April 8, 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, April 9, 2019:

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcomes Honky Tonk Tuesday with your host Michael Watkins. Music starts at 7 pm. All country music lovers are welcome to come out and jam. All are welcome.

Wednesday, April 10, 20019:

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes. Big Jim Kohler & FriendsMusic plays 7-9 pm and music is free.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

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

Wednesday, April 10, 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, April 9, 2019 

9th: 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

Our Stages:

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

New Bern Civic Theater 414 Pollock St, 252-633-056

Other Groups and Activities:

Friday, April 5, 2019

First Friday: Developing First-Person Interpretation, 2:00 p.m. at the  North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Explorations: International Film Series – Sweet Bean (Japan 2016), 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Orringer Auditorium. Presented by Craven Community College Lifetime Learning Center. Call 252-633-2618.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Boots & Bowties, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Epiphany School of Global Studies, 2301 Trent Rd. Call 252-638-0122.

Save the 22 Annual Gala (Awareness for Veterans Suicide), 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Presented by For The Fighters.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Faces of Alzheimer’s Research with Dr. Carol Colton, 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of New Bern. Presented by the Rothermel Foundation.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 8th – May 10th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts at various locations. Presented by Craven County Recreation and Parks. Call 252-636-6606.


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.

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 28, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond Podcast #114

by Tracey Stones