Fun Found Around Town April 25 – May 1, 2019

New Bern NCLive Music Options

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

Thursday: April 25, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Jason Addams who will play tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar.

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!!!

Craven County Jaycee’s Fairgrounds presents the Spring Fair with live music being offered by The Big Jim Kohler Blues Band. Show starts at 7 pm and they rock your blues away until 10 pm.

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes The Big Jim Kohler Blues band who will make you sing and dance from 7-10 pm

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

Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar 111 Williams Rd, welcomes live music by Ravenz Bru. Live music starts at 9 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Bruce Lynch this Friday with FREE music offered 7-10 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by Jan Michael Fields Band this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

Masonic Temple and Theater 514 Hancock St.(252) 636-6803 welcomes Lewis n Clark. Music starts at 7:30 pm

Craven County Jaycee’s Fairgrounds welcomes the music of Joe Brown and The Band for a night of fun and funky music at the fair. Music starts at 7 pm and plays until 10 pm!

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine All Hands and Hearts- Smart Response will be raising money for Hurricane Relief for those in Craven and Pamlico Counties. The event starts at 5 pm and music will be offered by Big Jim Kohler Blues Band from 6-8. The event wraps up at 9 pm. Please come ready to give and help those in need!

Sara’s Big Apple  1150 Broad Creek Road, (252) 636-2555 welcomes the music of Charlie Duzan. He will be sharing songs from 6-8 pm 

Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood (New Bern, NC) welcomes the music of old-time country sounds of the Country Express Band offering sounds from 6-8 pm.

Broad Street Christian Church The last Saturday of the month is when the area jammers gather to share songs and more. The monthly open mic welcomes all who attend. Music plays 6:30 9 pm

Craven Arts Council / Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St, (252) 638-2577 Welcomes the Chapel Hil based duo Blue Cactus to offer the music of Willie Nelson. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm followed by the performance at 7 pm. www.cravenarts.org for tickets and more info.

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Marron Chaplin who will rock you from 7-10 pm

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes B&B Acoustic Duo sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 welcomes Paul Piccard live from 8-11 pm

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 welcomes the blues of The Carolina Swamp Dogs. Music starts at 8 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by The Monterio Experience this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

 

Monday, April 29, 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, April 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, May 1, 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, April 24, 2019

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E (252) 631-5142 30 Seconds Rocks 6:30 pm.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 TRIVIA NIGHT Fun starts at 7 pm.

Beer Army Burger Company 313 Pollock St., (252) 288-5814. TRIVIA NIGHT starts at 7 pm

 

At The Palace

Friday, April 26, 2019 

Special Events with Diana Gabaldon, Bestselling Author of “Outlander” at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3519.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Special Events with Diana Gabaldon, Bestselling Author of “Outlander” at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3519.

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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

 

On The Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., http://www.enccinemas.com/

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

 

Our Stages

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St, 252-633-056 is getting ready for their next production of Mama Mia coming up in May.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 is also getting ready for their next production which will be Little Women which kicks off next weekend with the opening slated for May 3, 2019, 7:30 pm.

 

Other Groups and Activities

Craven County Jaycees

 

Starting this Thursday, April 25 and running through May 5th: Craven County Fair at the Craven County Fairgrounds, 3700 Hwy 70 E. Presented by The Craven County Jaycee’s.

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

“Understanding Clinical Trials”, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. at CarolinaEast Medical Center – Auditorium. Call 252-633-8127

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Sessions, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Bear Plaza. Presented by Swiss Bear, Inc. Call 252-288-9825.

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

Medieval and Renaissance Dance, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, 405 Ave. A. Call 252-631-4117.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Exceptional Children’s Event, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Craven County Fair, 3700 Hwy 70 E. Presented by Craven County Jaycee’s.

Presentation by Lower Neuse Riverkeeper – Katy Langley, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Harrison Center. Presented by the Carolina Nature Coalition. Call 252-626-5100.

1st – 10th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts at various locations. Presented by Craven County Recreation and Parks. Call 252-636-6606.

 

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.

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.

Listen to New Bern and Beyond’s Podcast for an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around town! Here’s our latest show from April 11, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 115

by Tracey Stones

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