Fun Found Around Town July 25-31, 2019

Live Music Options

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


Thursday: July 25, 2019 


Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St (252) 633-2088 welcomes the music of Chuck Phillips for your dining pleasure. She will be performing from 6-9 upstairs in the piano bar.

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St offers the serenading sounds of the talented Alisa Mike. Music is served from 7-9 pm

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic is hosted by Charlie Duzan. Sign up starts at 7 pm Music starts at 8 pm. Pack up the gear bag and come jam!!! All are welcome to attend and participate.


Friday, July 26, 2019

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 classic rock n blues grooves courtesy of Third Degree Bern,  tap to entertain you.

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Pete Pawsey will be in town and sharing songs tonight from 7-10 pm.

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


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood (New Bern, NC) 3621 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd welcomes the sounds of Steel Country Express Band live 6-8 pm.

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd., (252) 633-2555 welcomes the music of Now or Never live from 6-8 pm. Come out and enjoy some original grooves with this fun-loving duo.

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes the fun grooves of Caffeinated Soul Boogie will be in town and sharing songs tonight from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Wyldwood will cap off the weekend. 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 Mommicked which will take place out on the deck from 7:30-11 pm

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes The Wannabees for a fun night of classic rock grooves. Music plays at 8 pm and they rock you until 12 am.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Tracey Stones Productions Presents Concerts in the Park for Fairfield Harbour residents and their friends. The fun happens this Sunday with Big Jim Kohler live at Red Sail Park 2-4:30 pm. Pack a snack and bring a donation for the live music.


Persimmons Restaurant offers Jazz night with John Van Dyke and Friends serving the sounds for dinner on the deck. Music plays from 5:30-7:30 pm.


Jackie Gore/History of Beach Music

Monday, July 29, 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 30, 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 31, 2019


The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 hosts an open mic night each Wednesday. All are welcome to play. Music starts at 7 pm and plays until 10 pm


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, July 25, 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, July 26, 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, July 27, 2019

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


Wednesday, July 31, 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, July 25, 2019

African American Lecture Series: “The Chicago Defender – A Beacon of Hope”, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Matilda Cullman Performance Hall  July 25, 2019 – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for The Tryon Palace Children’s Summer Movies Series Presents:  “Matilda,” the 1996 film adaptation of a work by Roald Dahl.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair  10 am until 4 pm. Enjoy all-day performances from the various cultural groups on hand inside the North Carolina History Center, with at least 1 per hour. Children can enjoy crafts and games throughout the Multicultural Fair. Call 252-639-3500.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab  2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

Jonkonnu Workshops Jonkonnu was a very special celebration for enslaved African Americans in North Carolina. What is Jonkonnu all about? In the late 1800s, people danced in masks and multi-colored costumes while playing drums and cowbells. Each year at Tryon Palace’s Candlelight, this colorful tradition is reenacted. This event takes place at the Palace from 1-3 pm.

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., Hello Dolly, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m.  Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.or visit

Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar



Saturday, July 27, 2019

Date Night Movies in the Park: Nights in Rodanthe, 8:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. 252-639-2901.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Death Café: Cups, Cake, & Conversation About Death, 5:30 p.m. at The Next Chapter Books & Art.



Check Out Our Library!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Far Out Flicks is a feature offered on Fridays throughout the summer season. Offering two movies each Friday. The first is at 10 am and the second one at 2:30 pm.



Monday, July 29, 2019

New Bern-Craven County Public Library presents Lunch with TEDTalks 12 pm in the Auditorium. Open to adults 18 and over.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019



Open a wormhole and zip to the delta quadrant of our library at 2:30 p.m. for the Children’s Summer Reading program Out of this World! Register to design and craft your own planet. If you like it, put some rings on it.


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 Now’s Podcast Episode 121 July 12, 2019

by Tracey Stones