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Fun Found Around Town June 20-26, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: June 20, 2019

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. Chuck Phillips performs.

City Stage New Bern 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!!! This week is the last night Mac will be hosting the night of music. Please stop down and say thanks for organizing this fun night for the past year. Next week Charlie Duzan takes the reigns.


Friday, June 21, 2019Riverwalk - New Bern NC

Union Point Park New Bern Chamber of Commerce offers Rocking On The Rivers/Kickoff concert for the Great Trent River Raft Race!  This year’s concert welcomes Nashville country recording artist Chris Lane. Also sharing the stage for your entertainment will be Walker Hayes, Bryan Mayer and Bandit Flight Team. For Tickets New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Advance $20, $25 at the gate, Children 6 to 15 are $10. Gates open at 4:30 pm


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 Tommy Duzan, Sr. welcoming you to the weekend with fun classic rock and pop  grooves

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

The Brown Pelican  411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Cecil Gillikin 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 Machine Gun Band live this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood (New Bern, NC) welcomes Steel Country Express Band live from 6-8 pm

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes music on stage outside from 7-10 pm

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

Craven Arts Council / Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to present” At the Gallery: American Composer Finale,” performed by Ken Kennedy at 7 pm June 22nd. The final concert of the season will feature music from each of the composers in the 2017-2018 At the Gallery series Ticket Information.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of  Feral Cats 2 debut this weekend. They will provide the FREE blues grooves from 8-11 pm.

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

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Big Jim Kohler Blues Band. Music plays8 pm until 12 am.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Tracey Stones Productions Presents Music at the Pool.  Carolina Colours residents and visitors are welcome to join us this Sunday at the pool for live music provided by the talented blues band Big Jim Kohler. Music starts at 2 pm.


Monday, June 24, 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 25, 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.

The Garage 1209 Highway 70 East offers open mic night each Tuesday from 7-10 pm. Hosted by Tommy Duzan Sr., all are welcome to come out and jam.


Wednesday, June 26, 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 2013, 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 21, 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 22, 2019

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


Wednesday, June 26, 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

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019: 

Palace Contemporaries: Summer Solstice Garden Party, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace Kitchen Garden Patio. Call 252-639-3524.

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration with Guest Speaker Eva M. Doyle, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.


Saturday, June 22, 2019


“Intro to Apiculture” Pollinator Week Lecture, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

African American Heritage Walking Tour, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. 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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Great Trent River Raft Race, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-637-3111.

“Disneyland – Wings of Life” Movie, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Photo Exhibit on What “Home” Means at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by Habitat for Humanity Craven County NC. Call 252-633-9599.

“Wizard of OZ”, 7:00 p.m. Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. Presented by Bellydance Evolution.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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