Fun Found Around Town April 18-24, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: April 18, 2019

Harris Teeter (2019 S Glenburnie Rd, New Bern, NC) welcomes The Take Kindlies live from 4-6 pm. Stop by, grab a beer, shop for supper and groove all the way home.

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

The City Stage, 901B 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!!!

Half Time Pub & Grub 3325 Dr. M L King Jr Blvd (252) 672-8777 welcomes the acoustic sounds of Bryan Mayer who will be sharing songs from 8-11 pm.


Friday, April 19, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Ed Prophet will make you sing and dance from 7-10 pm

BrÜtopia  1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Kristie Lynn, sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

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

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Ryan Cain this Friday with FREE music offered 7-10 pm.

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


Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Big Jim Blues Band will make you sing and dance from 7-10 pm

BrÜtopia  1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Ryan Cain, sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 will host the NewBernNow  Earth Day Celebration  Afterparty featuring live music by the Carolina Swamp Dogs at 4 and The Neuse River Ramblers at 5:30. Holt Up will be the band in town starting at 8 pm and rocking till 11 pm.

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

Attitudes Pub & Grille 32 Shoreline Dr., (252) 633-2006 welcomes The Bears who will perform their Spring Fling for the River Bend neighborhood. Dinner at 6 pm and music and fun at 7 pm


Monday, April 22, 2019


The Brown Pelican  411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcome the week with a blues jam hosted by Big Jim Kohler Band. Music starts at 7 pm jam starts at 8 pm and music and fun last until 9 pm!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The Brown Pelican411 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 24, 20019:


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


Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:


Thursday, April 18, 2019

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


Saturday, April 20, 2019

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


Wednesday, April 24, 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

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth, 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 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:

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St, 252-633-056  is getting ready for their next production of Mama Mia coming up in May.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 is also getting ready for their next production which will be Little Women which kicks off on May 3, 2019

Other Groups and Activities:

Thursday, April 18, 2019

9th Annual Community Fabric Awards, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center. Presented by Craven Community College. Call 252-638-7351.

Twi-Light Easter Egg Hunt, approx. 7:45 p.m. at Glenburnie Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901.


Friday, April 19, 2019


St. John Passion Choral Performance, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church. Call 252-633-2109.


Saturday, April 20, 2019


EPIC 5K & 1 Mile Walk for Life, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Creekside Elementary School, 2790 Landscape Way. Call 252-638-4673.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the New Bern Yacht Club, 1206 Brice’s Creek Rd. Call 252-288-4856.

Easter Egg Drop, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Temple Church. Call 252-633-3330.

Horticultural Workshop, Garden Tour and Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Agricultural Building and Demonstration Gardens are located at 300 Industrial Dr. Sponsored by the Craven County Cooperative Extension and Facilitated by Craven County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Call 252-633-1477.

New Bern Earth Day Celebration, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the corners of Craven and S. Front Sts. Presented by and City of New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-259-6853.

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


Wednesday, April 24, 2019


NC Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education (STRIVE) Eastern Conference, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium. Presented by Craven Community College. Call 252-444-6003.

Denim & Diamonds Ladies Night Out Soiree, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Texas Steakhouse & Saloon. Presented by New Bern Housewives in the City.


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

Churches & Cemeteries Tour,

Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour,

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 April 11, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 115

by Tracey Stones