Join in the fun with “New Bern Battle of the Bands”!

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 1pm – 9pm on the site of the Twin Rivers YMCA sports fields for the New Bern Battle of the Bands. 

The event will bring teens from across Craven County together to connect with their peers through music as part of Craven County’s 300th anniversary. Teen singers, songwriters, performers and garage bands will perform on stage throughout the day while youth serving organizations and non-profits will distribute literature and information about programs available. 

There are currently 5 confirmed bands (and more to come) with a headlining set by Awake the Fire to close out the main stage.

The YMCA pool will be open after hours just for teens with a special acoustic stage and DJ set on the pool deck.

This event is free to the public! Brought to you by the Twin Rivers YMCA, New Bern Parks and Recreation, New Bern-Craven County Public Library, New Bern Civic Theatre, Temple Baptist Student Ministries and PORT Human Services. Sponsored by BoJangles, Craven Community College, East Carolina Brace & Limb, Dun’Artie Salon & Day Spa, Wiley’s Flowers & Gifts, Alpha Graphics of New Bern and MD Custom Signs & Designs. Find us on facebook!

Submitted by: Justin LeWinter, Teen & Family Services Director, TWIN RIVERS YMCA


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Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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