Fun Around Town This Week June 27 – July 3, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: June 27, 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

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St, (252) 514-0033 welcomes live music on the deck for your dining pleasure. Tonight Lewis & Clark will entertain diners. Music plays from 7:30-9:30

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 28, 2019


Union Point Park  The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department welcomes The Martin Davis Band for another installment of Footloose on the Neuse Concert Series. Music starts at 6:30 pm. Bring a chair, pack a blanket. Pets are welcome to attend on a leash. Please leave the coolers at home. Vendors will be on site

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 Big Jim Kohler Blues Band welcoming you to the weekend with fun classic rock and pop  grooves

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

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


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd., (252) 636-2555 welcomes the Will and Tony Show live from 6-8 pm in the back room. Come eat and enjoy live music from 6-8 pm.

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 will host a Summer Solstice Party with bands, vendors and more. The fun starts at noon and goes until midnight. There will be two entertainers on the bill. Local stringer Aaron Davenport and Crystal Coast original rocker, Kelsey Krumroy

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142  will be having fun and rocking out from 7-10 pm with James Margolis

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Big Jim Kohler Blues Band cap off the 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 Push Play will be in town to groove us this Saturday on the deck offering the dance 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 Simon Spalding Music plays 8 pm until 12 am.


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tracey Stones Productions Presents Music In The Park.  Fairfield Harbour residents and their friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon concert in the park at Red Sail Park featuring the talented Hank Barbee and the Dusty Trio. Music Starts at 2 pm and plays until 4:30 pm. All are invited to pack a snack and come out and dance.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd. (252) 636-2555 Welcomes Simon Spalding for an acoustic dinner set. Music plays at 6-8 pm.

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, July 5, 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, July 3, 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 27, 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 28, 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 29, 2019

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


Wednesday, July 3, 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 27, 2019

The Tryon Palace Children’s Summer Movies Series Presents: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive between 6 p.m. and showtime for an opportunity to meet Princess Belle! Seating is first come, first served.


Tuesday, July 2, 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,


RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., Call 252-633-3318 or visit Welcomes the production of ArtistoCats Kids


Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar

Thursday, June 27, 2019 

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month free education program “Mapping the Maze”, 3:00 p.m. at CarolinaEast Medical Center Auditorium. Presented by CarolinaEast Health System and the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter. Call 252-633-8154.


Friday, June 28- Saturday, June 29, 2019

2019 Bridgeton Blueberry Festival, Fri: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Vernon Blades Pak, 901 N. B. St. in Bridgeton.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

8th Annual New Bern Run for the Warriors, 7:30 a.m. at Union Point Park.

New Bern Colorfest, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 928 Queen St. Call 404-725-3053.


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.

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

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New Bern and Beyond Podcast #120, June 20, 2019


by Tracey Stones