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Fun Found Around Town June 13-19, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: June 13, 2019

Alisa Mike on stage at City Stage each Thursday 7-9 pm


Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers music in the Piano Bar on the second floor from 6-9 pm.

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 will serve the music of Strung Together on the back deck 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, June 14, 2019

Union Point Park welcomes The BackBeat to perform for the next Footloose on the Neuse. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Trent Cadilac GMC Buick and Riverside Camping World. Music plays from 6:30-9:30 pm. All are welcome to pack the family up, bring a chair, bring the dogs, on a leash and please keep the coolers at home. There will be food and beverage vendors on site to serve you.

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 has been offering live music each Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm. This week it is Ryan Cain welcoming you to the weekend with fun country grooves

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

Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar 111 Williams Rd. welcomes, the fittingly named band The Upsetters...this is a band features Big Jim Kohler and the most scamming rhythm makers ever to hit the scene, Upsetters, James Ford and Freddie Scungio. Music starts at 9 pm.

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

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers the fun music of the talented Jan Michael Fields Band live this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Crema Brew 914 Broad St., (252) 288-538; welcomes Riverside Players this Saturday morning for a fun set of music to start the day, Music is offered from 10-11 am.

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd., (252) 636-2555 welcomes the music of Nick Bailey live from 6-8 pm

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Big Jim Kohler Blues Band on stage outside from 7-10 pm

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 Ryan Cain will be having fun and rocking out from 7-10 pm.

Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar111 Williams Road makes room for Limited Engagement. Music plays from 9 pm until midnight.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of  Steel County Express They will provide the FREE unoriginal grooves from 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by Chocolate Chip and Company Band 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, June 16, 2019

Tracey Stones Productions Presents Music in the Park. Fairfield Harbour residents and visitors are welcome to join us this Sunday in Red Sail Park for live music provided by the talented duo, Rubich & Cain. Music starts at 2 pm. Pack a snack and bring a tip for the band!


Monday, June 17, 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, June 18, 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.

North Carolina Symphony Performance, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Rain back-up location: Temple Baptist Church. Call 252-639-3500.


Wednesday, June 19, 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, June 13, 2019

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

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Karaoke with Diane Dees 8 PM – 12 AM


Friday, June 14, 2019

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 offers Karaoke Friday Nights at City Stage!

Attitudes Pub & Grille 32 Shoreline Dr., River Bend (252) 633-2006 Karaoke with Diane Dees 8 pm – 12 am


Saturday, June 15, 2019

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


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 TRIVIA NIGHT! The 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

Thursday, June 13, 2019: 

Palace Pours: Painting at the Palace, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace Gardens. Call 252-639-3524.

Saturday, June 15, 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, June 18, 2019

18th – 23rd: Tryon Palace Celebrates National Pollinator Week at the Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

North Carolina Symphony Performance, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Rain back-up location: Temple Baptist Church. Call 252-639-3500.

On The Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., enccinemas.com

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

Our Stages

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St,  www.newberncivictheatre.org


RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., Call 252-633-3318 or visit www.RiverTownePlayers.org


Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar

Friday, June 14, 2019 

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Free Horticultural Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Craven Cooperative Extension’s Agricultural Building and Demonstration Gardens are located at 300 Industrial Dr. Call 252-633-1477.

Hurricane Preparedness Expo to Help Residents and Businesses, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at West New Bern Recreation Center. Hosted by the City of New Bern and WITN 7.

New Bern Pride with Madame Z and the Pollock Street Family, 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. at City Stage. Call 252-631-5122.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

“Man’s Best Friend” with Guest Speaker Dr. Danielle Rose of Dogs for Better Lives, 11:00 a.m. at McCarthy Court Apartments, Common Room, 1325 McCarthy Blvd. Presented by the New Bern Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Email Cynthia Koran.


NC Pre-Kindergarten Program and Head Start Program, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Graham Barden Elementary School in Havelock. Call 252-244-3225 (Pre-Kindergarten) or 252-223-1680 (Head Start). Presented by Craven County Schools and Coastal Community Action, Inc.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

PIE Spring Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-514-6321.

African American Heritage and Cultural Center Launch and Juneteenth, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Old New Bern Fireman’s Museum, 408 Hancock St.


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.

New Bern Farmer’s Market is open for business Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Stop, shop and enjoy the day meeting our vendors.

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

New Bern Now’s Podsquad

New Bern Now's Podsquad

Listen to New Bern and Beyond’s Podcast for an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around town!

NewBernNow Pod Cast New Bern and Beyond Episode 119 June 6, 2019 

by Tracey Stones