Fun Found Around Town May 9 – 15, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: May 9, 2019

Lewis N Clark

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

City Stage New Bern, 901B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Alisa Mike. Music is offered from 7-9 pm

Persimmons Restaurant, 100 Pollock St. (252) 514-0033 offers the sounds of Lewis & Clark on the deck of the restaurant from 7:30-9:30 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, May 10, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Ryan Cain jamming your favorite southern rock, country and blues tunes from 7-10 pm, Serving the food will be Smokin’ Joes BBQ.

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

Dayton Vesper Piano Concert, 7:00 p.m. at the Craven Arts Council Bank of the Arts. Call 252-638-2577.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of the Mad Fiddler, Jason Addams 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 TrainWreck this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St, (252) 631-5122 welcomes The Bryan Mayer Band. Doors open at 5 pm. Music starts at 8 pm $5.00 charge at the door.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd, (252) 636-2555 offers the fun sounds of Rubich and Cain sharing songs from 6-8 pm. Come enjoy some pizza, have a cold beer and enjoy the music of this talented duo.

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Marron Chaplin jamming your favorite rock tunes from 7-10 pm. Serving the food will be La Cocina Del Coqui

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes William Seymour sharing songs from 7-10 pm. GiGi Snack Shack food truck will be on site serving snacks from 5 pm to 9 pm

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Now or Never an original act from the Crystal Coast featuring Tiffany Elaine, Fernando Rivera and Steve Mehan. They will provide the FREE original grooves from 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by The Wannabees this Saturday on the deck rocking the classics we all love from 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

River Bend Baptist Church will offer a Mother’s Day Concert performed by the Fairfield Harbour Chorus The performance time is 3-5 pm.


Monday, May 13, 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, May 14, 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, May 15, 2019:

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, May 9, 2019

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019

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

Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 14, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Gardens, 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,   Mama Mia!, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-634-9057.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., Little Women the Musical, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar

Thursday, May 9, 2019

MOTHER LAND New Dances by Wendy Osserman and Danielle Madrid, 7:30 p.m. in Stanly Hall.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Free Diabetes Foot Screening, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Express Lab of CarolinaEast Internal Medicine New Bern Office, 2604 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Call 252-633-8154.

ArtWalk – New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts and numerous locations in Downtown and around New Bern. 252-638-2577.

Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

3rd Annual Night Out with The Arts, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Garden Lecture Series, 10:00 a.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Annual Blessing of The Fleet, 10:30 a.m. at the New Bern Grand Marina.

MOTHER LAND New Dances by Wendy Osserman and Danielle Madrid, 7:30 p.m. in the Old Theater, Oriental.

Matt White and Friends Comedy Showcase, 8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Call 252-631-5122.

2019 Neuse River Artists Studio Tour. Call 252-571-8562.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Viewing of Academy Award Nominated Documentary, “End Game”, 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at CarolinaEast Medical Center Auditorium. Call 252-633-8154.


Tuesday May 14, 2019

Free Workshop: Five Questions for a Better Garden, 6:30 p.m. at River Bend Town Hall. Presented by the River Bend Community Organic Garden and Education Center. Call 252-634-3192.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Coastal Women’s Forum Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jill Thompson, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.

”Wild About Girls Night Out” Networking Social, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings. Presented by New Bern Housewives in the City.

Small Business Disaster Planning & Resource event: “Building Resilience Capacity for Natural Disasters”, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center (Bosch AMC) Room 102, Craven Community College. Call 252-638-1166.

May 1st – 10th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts is now in its last leg with games wrapping up this week 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

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 25, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 116

by Tracey Stones