New Bern Get Your Pink On presents New Bern Get Your Color On! The Annual Event that helps promote awareness, hope and a celebration of life for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors! Please join us for speakers, live music, education and other fun activities! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Popular local singer Alisa Mike will serenade you with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Vintage nights with Alisa are a wonderful trip back through time. She is a true artist and a voice you must hear! Table reservations are recommended because it’s always a full house! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Johnsmith is an artist so often under-recognized, yet possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released seven solo CD’s to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. With his faded jeans and infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across the country Admission: $16, $13 for Active Duty Military and Down East Folk Arts Society Members, $10 for full-time students. For more information call (252) 646-4657.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, Book by Kevin DelAguila, Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. March 23rd and 24th at 7:30 pm Admission: Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (252) 633-0567 or by ordering online at the link. Advance $14, Door $16, Students and Active Duty Military $10, Plus tax
GEM Productions brings us Eastern Carolina’s best. This month’s headliner, Underground District. Is a Punk and Rock n Roll band Influenced by the clash, the Gimme Gimmes, and The Ramones. They play good old fast paced rock n roll. From the Rolling Stones to the snotty east bay punk of NOFX. Additional Acts for the night will be announced. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Children ages 12 and under are invited to Tryon Palace’s Easter Egg Hunt, where thousands of eggs are waiting to be found. This popular event returns this year with three Egg Hunts held throughout the day for children ages 5-12. 11 am 12:30 pm 2:00 pm There will also be a special area on the Daves House Lawn for pre-K children to play, hunt for eggs, and meet the Easter Bunny. Age categories will be divided into 4 and under, 5-8, and 9-12. Each participant will receive a goody bag full of candy, toys, and more after the hunt! Space is limited and preregistration is strongly recommended for all tickets, including free tickets for the egg hunts held throughout the day. All tickets include a Gardens Pass that grants access to the Palace gardens any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Please refrain from bringing plastic grass in Easter baskets in order to help preserve the Tryon Palace grounds. Admission: Ages 12 and under free; $10 for adults, $4 for youth ages 13-17
Cy Coleman was a musical prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Steinway Hall before the age of nine. Despite early success in jazz and classical music, Coleman decided to build his career in popular music, teaming up with many of the day’s best songwriters. Early hits include “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet To Come.” Coleman would join the Broadway scenes in 1960 with “Wildcat,” starring at the time unknown Lucille Ball. His career and involvement in Broadway would last in his death in 2004. Notable songs from his catalog include “Hey Look Me Over,” “Big Spender,” “Where Am I Going,” and “The Colors of My Life.” Andrea Owens is a singing, songwriting, actress and fiber artist. A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, she studied dramatic arts and vocal performance at Emerson College in Boston and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Recently she was the Managing Director of Ratio Theatre Company, where she was also a member of the acting ensemble and was featured in the casts of Let’s Fly Away, Songs for a New World, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Side by Side by Sondheim. Most recently Andrea played the role of Abuela Claudia in New Bern Civic Theater’s production of In the Heights. Phil Owens studied guitar with Mick Goodrick of the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was a featured performer in many Boston area jazz clubs in the 1970’s. He was a frequent performer at the Central...
Get your awesome over the top 80’s costumes ready! 80’s Prom night is here! Come dressed as pop icons, characters, bands, anything 80;s will do. Or keep it simple and dress in the gaudiest prom attire you can find. Expect to meet some crazy 80’s characters along the way too. We’ll bring the best of the best to the stage and the audience will crown the King & Queen. Our DJ will feature an all 80’s soundtrack. You’ll hear an awesome mix of 80’s Pop, Club Hits, New Wave, Hairbands, Hip Hop & more. Admission: $8.00 or 12.00 per couple, Table reservations (252) 876-7007
Local Bands and Brews with Parker Millar every Tuesday night! An opportunity to support New Bern’s up and coming talent and enjoy tasty and unique craft beers from our local NC breweries! These events will feature performances from 4-5 bands weekly. The kitchen at Live will be offering up some delicious new menu items to enhance the experience. Come out and see what the excitement’s all about. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Jazz Trombone player Chris Schott and his Hot House Quartet will be playing jazz standards from The American Songbook. Chris and his band are incredibly talented members of the Cherry Point Marine Band. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Audiences are part of the show! Give us your suggestions and watch us create hilarious unscripted scenes right before your eyes! This month featuring Walk in Bathtub, New Bern’s own Improv Team! Come and explore the hilarious, unpredictable world of Improv comedy. Admission: $7
Come, celebrate 100 years of recorded music. It’s a Century of jazz, pop, and R & B. Hear your Favorites, Gershwin, Ellington and especially- Sinatra. Seating begins 45 minutes before each performance. Admission: Single Concert Tickets are $30, Membership Series Price is $80 for 4 concerts, or Patron Member Price is $95 for 4 concerts. Tickets are available for purchase at the Bank of the Arts, Fuller’s Music and at the door. You can also purchase tickets online at, http://cravenconcertsinc.org/online%20orders.html or by phone at (252) 637-1119.
The New Bern Historical Society is thrilled to announce the return of famed musician Livingston Taylor for their annual fundraising concert at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on April 12. This dynamic and personable performer’s career includes performance, songwriting, and teaching. He has many top-40 hits: “I Will Be in Love with You”, “I’ll Come Running”, “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman”, the last two recorded by his brother James. He has shared with stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull. As a professor at Berklee College of Music, he has mentored hot new talents including Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, and Charlie Puth. Livingston Taylor is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes brother James Taylor, sister Kate and brother Hugh. Described as “equal parts Mark Twain, college professor and musical icon – an icon who is a large part of America’s first music family,” Taylor was born in Boston and raised in North Carolina. New Bern is glad to welcome him back to his North Carolina heritage and the home of his ancestor who built the Isaac Taylor House downtown on Craven Street. Livingston Taylor has been described as “an airplane-flying, motorbike-riding, singing-guitar/piano-man, dead set on enriching the world he inhabits.” New Bern Historical Society’s Executive Director Mickey Miller looks forward to his show. “Liv Taylor has a special spark and an uncanny connection to his audiences. Folks have been asking us to bring...
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ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world. “Anne of Green Gables (Ashby Non-Musical)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. By Sylvia Ashby Based on the book by L. M. Montgomery April 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st at 7:30 pm April 15th and 22nd at 3:00 pm Admission: $13.00 in advance, $16.00 at door, $10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.
Galley Stores and Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant are excited to present an expansion of our popular Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Festival entitled Juice Joint: A Waterfront Celebration of Eastern North Carolina’s “spirited” past on Friday evening, April 20th, under the Juice on the Neuse tent overlooking the river. This 1920’s themed event is designed to highlight North Carolina liquors and craft beers while educating guests on the history of North Carolina spirits throughout the Prohibition Era. Several of the finest chefs from across the state will prepare dishes to complement the spirits and engage the palate. Guests are encouraged to find their inner flapper or gangster and dress in 1920’s inspired attire. Must be 21 to attend. Juice Joint will boast these exciting features: Cigar girls and cigar lounge area with seating Prizes for best 1920’s inspired dress Cocktail contest: vote for your favorite speakeasy cocktail created by the featured distilleries and breweries Live music Raffle with notable and unique items Humorous, unconventional history of Eastern North Carolina during Prohibition Admission: $50, however, ticket prices are ALL INCLUSIVE of cocktails, beer, and food. Must be 21 to attend.
Looking to shake off the winter blues? Visit New Bern for the weekend, and enjoy all our beautiful town has to offer. Friday, April 20th: Juice Joint: Galley Stores and Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant are excited to present an expansion of our popular Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Festival entitled Juice Joint: A Waterfront Celebration of Eastern North Carolina’s “spirited” past on Friday evening, April 20th, under the Juice on the Neuse tent overlooking the river. This 1920’s themed event is designed to highlight North Carolina liquors and craft beers while educating guests on the history of North Carolina spirits throughout the Prohibition Era. Several of the finest chefs from across the state will prepare dishes to complement the spirits and engage the palate. Guests are encouraged to find their inner flapper or gangster and dress in 1920’s inspired attire. Must be 21 to attend. Saturday, April 21st: Outlander at Tryon Palace: Tour 1: “Outlander at Tryon Palace” is part of the new series, Discovering Tryon Palace. Discovering Tryon Palace installments will take place on the third Saturday of every month, February – November, 2018. April 21st, 2018 – Tickets will go on sale online 3/19 at 9:00 a.m. Fans of the Outlander series can now follow Claire and Jamie’s footsteps in North Carolina as they visit Tryon Palace. An Outlander-themed tour on February 17 marks the first of a new specialized tour series, occurring on the third Saturday of every month, February – November, 2018. Participants will receive a specially-themed tour of...
Early College EAST’s NHS club is hosting it’s second annual Rainbow Run event! The run will begin at 8:00, taking place at Havelock City Park. All money raised through the Rainbow Run will be donated to the Disabled American Veterans, Havelock Chapter 26. Please come out for a good time, supporting a good cause! Admission: $25
Enjoy a day full of arts & crafts, costumed characters, dress up photos, educational information, fun, games, great food, inflatables, kid-friendly vendors, and so much more! The festival will also include entertainment provided by local performers, magicians, and dance groups. This event promises fun for the entire family! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
The annual wine and craft beer tasting Juice on the Neuse is back for its fifth year and better than ever! Taste dozens of wines and craft beers from all over the world while enjoying a beautiful riverfront view and a collection of savory hors d’oeuvres provided by Persimmons. The wines and craft beers being served under the tent at Juice on the Neuse will be available for purchase during the event. If you are unable to attend, Juice wines and craft beers will be available for purchase online. Must be 21 to attend. Admission: $35 (before 4/15), $40 (on and after 4/15), $75 Festival and Juice Joint. Must be 21 to attend.
In March 1971 Time Magazine featured a bright cover with the words “The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low,” above a portrait of James Taylor. The epitome of the singer/songwriter, Taylor’s career has spanned four decades, 17 studio albums, and near constant touring. He is the recipient of five Grammy Awards and is considered one of the best selling musicians in the world with over 100 million sales worldwide. Hits include “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “Country Road,” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.” James Taylor Preformed by The Heather Pierson Trio. The Heather Pierson Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, “Still She Will Fly.” It features the multi‐genre songwriting, instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. The title track was the #2 single on Folk radio in 2015. Heather Pierson (lead vocals, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer. With eight previous solo recordings, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice, and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight. Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, songwriter, and performer. Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful and engaging musical presence. Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz. Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers **All tickets purchased online...
For the past 38 years, The Sumner Group has sponsored and coordinated the ACC Barnstorming Tour. Over the years, the Tour has provided a rare up-close-and-personal look at such standout players as Michael Jordan, Len Bias, Dereck Whittenburg, Tyler Hansbrough, Nolan Smith, and Tyler Zeller to fans of all ages across the southeastern United States. This season promises to be another exciting year in Barnstorming history. The tour will consist of eight games over three weeks following the completion of the NCAA Final Four in April. This year’s tour will feature Duke’s Grayson Allen, North Carolina’s Joel Berry and Theo Pinson and N.C. State’s Allerik Freeman, Abdul Malik Abu, and Lennard Freeman. UNC legend Phil Ford, along with Duke legend Nolan Smith will coach the ACC players while Michael Norwood (former UNC player and New Bern resident) will coach the high school players. In addition to the basketball games, each stop will also consist of a 3-point contest and a dunk contest. Players will be available following the game for a limited autograph session with general admission ticket holders VIP ticket holders will enjoy reserved front row seating to the game, a post-game reception with the ACC All-Stars, and a photo/autograph session. A portion of the proceeds from each game will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House and Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain. Additional proceeds will also benefit each hosting high school. Admission: Tickets are $13.50 presale, $17 at the door and there...
Join us for Brews & Bites on the River to enjoy several tastings of craft brews, bites from area food trucks and demonstrations from MCAS Cherry Point. Enjoy live music and mingle with a festive crowd to celebrate MCAS Cherry Point. All proceeds benefit Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow in our effort to protect and grow MCAS Cherry Point, which continues to be our economic engine! Admission: $35 General Admission, $50 VIP. Tickets can be purchased online, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-brews-bites-on-the-river-tickets-43494979655#tickets
Welcome to the East Coast’s Premier Air Show – the 2018 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show! Call your family and friends and mark your calendars for eastern North Carolina’s biggest, baddest, fastest and loudest outdoor event May 4-6, 2018! The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point invites you to visit the Marine Corps’ largest air base for the 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, featuring the world’s top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. And for the first time ever, the Cherry Point show will feature two world-class jet aerobatic teams when the Canadian Snow Birds jet team joins the lineup! Beginning with a spectacular night show on Friday, May 4, the skies will light up with jet afterburners, jet-assisted takeoffs, wingtip pyrotechnics, sky-diving demonstrations, incredible speed demonstrations by the jet truck Shockwave, plus the crowd-pleasing “wall of flame,” all culminating with a massive fireworks display. Gates open Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will both have full day shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations. You and your family will get up close and personal to dozens of historic and modern aircraft displays, as well as a wide array of military vehicles and equipment. The show will offer children’s activities, an outdoor recreational show and much more. Admission and parking are FREE. The air show narrator will talk you through a Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration as air and ground Marine combat forces simulate...
Festival Grounds are open Friday, May 4th from 5:00 PM through 10:00 PM with rides, vendors, food and live music. Saturday, May 5th, the grounds are open 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM, with a parade to take place at 10:00 AM. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Mendelssohn’s romantic “Scottish” Symphony is inspired by the drama of Scottish history remembered among the ruins of ancient castles. Program: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Admission: Section A: $51, Section B: $45, Section B Senior: $34, Section C: $36, and Student: $11
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It is time to CELEBRATE while we light up the night! It’s a “Glow-Down” in Downtown! There will be an Extreme Laser Light Show & Glow Dance Party. The night will be bright at Union Point Park. Featuring Bounce Houses, Food Truck Rodeo, and Foam Pit! Grand Finale Laser Show is at 10:30 PM We would like to thank our Sponsors: Title Sponsor – Riverside Additional Sponsors: Bear Town Tent Rentals Our Media Partners are: ENC Media Group – Sun Journal and Curtis Media Group Admission: $5
The lyricist behind most of Simon and Garfunkel’s icon music, Paul Simon was hugely successful as a solo artist after the pair split in 1970. One of the first to bring folk music back into the mainstream, Simon has also explored numerous types of world music on his albums, including reggae, Latin, and mbube. Paul Simon has won sixteen Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Oscar nomination, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Notable songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Call Me Al,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “Mrs. Robinson.” John Van Dyke has been singing professionally for more than 27 years doing everything from R&B and classic rock to Broadway, although his first love is jazz. You know John from his work with New Bern Civic Theater, or perhaps from the Thursday night jazz jams at Christoph’s at the DoubleTree. Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers **All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call.
Come hear the Jazz style covering such artist as The Rippingtons, David Sandborn, and Grover Washington. Also, enjoy Duke Ellington’s “Take A Train” and the theme from M*A*S*H.” Tickets available at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle Street or by phone, (252) 638-2577. If you have any questions contact Community of Excellence (252) 626-8987. Admission: $25