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Aug
31
Sat
The Saturday Sessions
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza

July 20

Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne,  3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 3

Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite,  sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 17

Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Ace and T Bone, 3pm-5pm,  NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

Stanly-Spaight Duel
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stanly-Spaight Duel @ New Bern Academy | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment of this fateful day.

Bridge to Breakdown
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Bridge to Breakdown @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Big things are coming from this group of lifelong friends dating back to their high school days. Bridge to Breakdown is one of the most unique acts to surface out of the North Carolina scene. The group takes direct inspiration from legendary acts such as Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine and more.

Cover Charge $5

This is a General Admission event.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

30 Second Rocks at BlackBeard’s
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
30 Second Rocks at BlackBeard's @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Resturant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music? Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue.

For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

Sep
1
Sun
Jazz Night with Andrea Owens Jazztet
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jazz Night with Andrea Owens Jazztet @ Persimmons | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come enjoy live jazz with a beautiful view of the Neuse River. It’s a great way to wrap up your weekend.

New Bern Drum Circle
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bern Drum Circle @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019.

The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Sep
3
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation

Event Price

$6 adults, $3 youth
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone:
252-639-3500
Irish Music Session
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irish Music Session @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Irish Music Session moves to City Stage in New Bern

The session tradition is a vital part of the Irish musical tradition. You never know exactly who will be there, or which tunes will be played, on a given evening. The New Bern Irish Music Session has been held monthly since 1998. The session includes such instruments as fiddle, guitar, mandolin, button accordion, and flute, playing Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and songs. Audience members are welcome to sing along and sit in.

The City Stage is at 901 B Pollock Street in downtown New Bern. A variety cocktails, beers, wines, appetizers and meals are available for purchase. The music will start 7:00, and will finish up around 9:00. There is no door charge, though donations for the musicians are always welcome.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Team Feud Trivia Night
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Team Feud Trivia Night @ Blackbeard's Triple Play | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.

Sep
4
Wed
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Big Jim Kohler and Friends!

With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim has created a killer sound that everyone will enjoy!
7:00pm – 9:00pm There is No Cover Charge
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Trivia Night
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Show off your knowledge in a number of categories. Bring a team or take on everyone by yourself. Fun and prizes from 7-8:30 pm.

Sep
5
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

30 Second Rocks!
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
30 Second Rocks! @ BrUtopia | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening!

7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged

Table reservations are recommended.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Live at Persimmons!
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Sons of Serendip
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
Sons of Serendip @ Orringer Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Karaoke with Diane Dees
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karaoke with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
6
Fri
First Friday: “Military Camp Life”
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: “Military Camp Life” @ Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Have you ever wondered what life was like in a military camp? What did soldiers do in their downtime? Join Interpretive Programs Coordinator Gary Riggs for a closer look at camp life. Event Price: $6, Foundation Members Free

Glowing Down at Lawson Creek
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Glowing Down at Lawson Creek @ Lawson Creek Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The EOP Experience comes back to New Bern for another GLOW DOWN! Last year was a huge success (see the picture above) and this year willl bring even more fun.

This intergenerational and interactive dance party, fun for all ages, will be the biggest party anywhere in eastern North Carolina. Wear your best GLOW IN THE DARK gear as our professional UV Black lights will make the entire dance floor “pop” while laser light beams, the exact same type used in most European nightclubs, flash over your head! (Don’t worry, this IS family friendly!) We will have music from ALL decades and genres! Bring the kids, bring the grandparents! There will be something for EVERYONE!

The foam machine will be back, as will an EPIC WATER WAR before it gets dark………

and NEW THIS YEAR…….A SPLASH ZONE during the dance party! This optional area will be for those with a sense of adventure who think a Glow in the dark DRENCH FEST at night sounds like a total blast! (Note: Splash Zone will not just be a splash or two….You WILL get completely drenched, as in sopping, in the splash zone!)

More details to come, but follow this site now and share the experience with family and friends. Tickets on sale soon and will be linked to this site once available!



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