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Fun Found Around Town ~ August 29 – September 4, 2019

Live Music Options

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

 

Thursday: August 29, 2019 

 

Charlie Duzan is the Open Mic Host at the Brown Pelican each Thursday. Fun and music start at 8 PM

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

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) offers the music of Steel County Express serving the fun sounds under the sails for your dining pleasure evening on the deck. Music plays from 6:30-9:30 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, August 30, 2019

Footloose on the Neuse featuring Adam Pitts, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) offers the music this evening, featuring the Core Sound on the deck from 6:30-9:30 PM

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 has been offering live m.usic each Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm. This week it is the rocking blues grooves courtesy of The Big Jim Kohler Blues Band on tap to entertain you on Friday.

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

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019

 

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 offers the live music selections of Wyldwood. Music plays 6:30-9:30 pm.

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes the fun music stylings of Sam Lewis & His Salty Trio sharing songs tonight from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Neuse River Ramblers will cap off the weekend. They will provide fun grooves from 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by The BiPolar Express who will offer an assist in rocking the night away. Music offered from 7:30 pm – 11 pm.

City Stage New Bern 901 Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes the rocking grooves of Bridge To Breakdown. Show starts at 8 pm and there is a $5.00 music charge.

Third Annual Pig-Pickin Labor Day Luau with The Bears Live, 6:00 p.m. at Attitudes Pub and Grill in River Bend. Call 252-633-2006.

 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

 

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 offers Jazz night with Andrea Owens under the sails this Sunday evening for dinner on the deck. Music plays from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by The Wannabees who will offer an assist in rocking the night away. Music offered from 6:30 pm – 10 pm.

New Bern Drum Circle, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park.

 

Monday, September 2, 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, September 3, 2019

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcomes Honky Tonk Tuesday with your hosts Michael Watkins and Charlie Duzan. Music starts at 7 pm. All country music lovers are welcome to come out and jam. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 hosts an open mic night each Wednesday. Tommy Duzan is your host. 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, August 29, 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, August 30, 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, August 31, 2019

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Mickey Milligan’s Billiards 3411 Trent Rd. (252) 637-3711 offers Music Trivia with DJ Krispy. Round One goes down 7-8:30 pm Round Two 8:30-10 pm. Come out for prizes and enjoy the fun.

 Wednesday, September 4, 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

 

Tuesday, September 3, 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., enccinemas.com

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

Our Stages

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St, (252) 634-9057  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

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Summer Movie Series: The Goonies, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

Friday, August 30, 2019

BBQ, Beer, and Brant Island Strings, 5:30 p.m. at The New Village Brewery and Taproom in Oriental. Presented by the Pamlico Community College Foundation. Call 252-249-1851 ext 3084.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Stanly – Spaight Dual, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the New Bern Academy. Call 252-639-3500.

Check Out Our Library!

 

 

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019 

Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium

 

Don’t Forget 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 Now’s Podcast for an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around the town: New Bern and Beyond Podcast Episode #124 August 22, 2019

by Tracey Stones