ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month . It begins at 5pm and usually goes till 8pm–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.
New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the Trent Cadillac GMC “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring: Friday, June 14th- The Back Beat Friday, June 28th- Martin Davis Band featuring Jackie Gore Friday, July 19th- River Mist Band Friday, August 16th- Lewis and Clark Friday, August 30th- Adam Pitts Friday, September 13th- Joe Brown Band All Concerts begin at 6:30Pm in Union Point Park! Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash. Sorry, no coolers! For additional information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901.
Whether he is performing songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, or today, Jan’s passion for music of all genres is clear,. He can take your favorite covers and keep you rockin’ all night long, or draw you in with original music all his own.
Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser’s literary footsteps in the Governor’s Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire’s place within the household, and other 18th century news. Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged. There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 4:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden. Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here! Location: Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.) Event Price $15 Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: 252-639-3524
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 and begin Saturday April 6, 2019 and will run 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 – JUNE Saturday Sessions June 1: Bring a chair and sit a spell for Music Sessions! FOLKS Journal courtesy of Toyota New Bern are proud to present Local Favorite Band Sometimes Lions from 1pm-2:30pm. Swiss Bear is proud to present musician William Seymour from 3pm-5pm. June 8: Art session is from 1-5 in Bear Plaza includes jeweler Elisa Schulman, reiki master and massage therapist Catherine Ould, art demo by Claudina Madrid, intuitive...
Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor’s Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about the fabrics best suited for this southern colony with one of our on-site weavers. Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Waystation at 4:15 p.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged. Learn more about the morning Outlander tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” here! Location: Meet at the Waystation (Corner of George and Pollock St.) Event Price $15 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
June is Pride month and Madame Z’s Pollock Street Drag Family is in the mood to celebrate! It’s a dance party and a floor show you don’t want to miss. Come and discover what everyone is talking about. Everyone is welcome. Come and celebrate Love with us. Reservations go fast so get yours now. But no reservation is necessary, there is plenty of general admission availability at the door! Cover Charge $8 City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.
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!!
James, Freddie, and Billy are back in town for the weekend so it’s only right that they bring the music with them! Re-live the Limited Engagement experience with classic throwbacks to the 90’s and early 2000’s with a few surprises thrown in there!
Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-23. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. There are three events taking place throughout this week. All are free events, “Pollinator Garden Tours” are free with purchase of One-Day, Galleries, or Gardens Pass.
Tryon Palace Gardens, North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
The North Carolina Symphony Orchestra returns to Tryon Palace for its annual free concert on the picturesque South Lawn. This concert is presented in partnership with the New Bern series of the North Carolina Symphony. Gates open at 5 p.m., performance begins at 7:30 p.m. To enjoy music in this beautiful waterfront setting that borders the Trent River and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, Tryon Palace invites you to bring your own chairs, blankets, and dinner, but please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. In the event of rain, the back-up location is Temple Baptist Church (1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern, NC 28560)
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.
Join us for our first ever Ladies Night! We’ll have refreshments, giveaways, and special discount offers! Our store hours will be extended until 8 pm for this one night event! Grab a few of your girlfriends and come spend a special evening shopping around the mall!
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/
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!!
Come mingle with your contemporaries on the Kitchen Garden Patio. Join our Gardens Manager in the Kitchen Garden and explore the history of medicinal herbs. Learn how to prepare a delicious summer cocktail, from a professional mixologist, that will keep your Summer Solstice party energized through the longest day of the year. Alcohol will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $5 for Palace Contemporaries members and $10 for guests. Accompanying children 17 and under are free. Moonbeam Creations and Fairy Hair will also be there creating magical hair moments for both children and whimsical adults. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. 10 strands = $15 20 strands = $20 40 strands = $40 Tickets for the “Summer Solstice” can be purchased in advance online, by calling Chris Zolenski at (252)-639-3524, or in person at the North Carolina History Center. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the Metcalf Street gate from 6:00 to 6:45pm. Attendees must either be Palace Contemporaries Members or guests of a member. Learn how you can join the Palace Contemporaries (ages 18-39) HERE!
On Thursday, June 20, join us for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Tryon Palace with guest speaker, Eva M. Doyle. View Mrs. Doyle’s full biography at https://www.evamdoyle.com/biography/. Program Schedule: 7:00 p.m.: Present Flag, National Anthem (Lift Every Voice) 7:10 p.m.: Youth Image Theater Performance – PACE 7:20 p.m.: Youth-Performed Poetry – Y.E.L.L 7:30 p.m.: Lecture, Eva Doyle 8:15 p.m.: Q&A 8:30 p.m.: Reception About Juneteenth: Juneteenth was the oldest known observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. According to historical records, the celebration began on June 19, 1865, the day Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army rode into Galveston, Texas in final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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. 252.631.5122 City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.
The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and WRNS are pleased to announce Nashville Recording Artist Chris Lane as the HEADLINE PERFORMER at the #RockinontheRivers Kickoff Concert for the The Great Trent River Raft Race. Also joining him will be Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes. Special appearance by New Bern’s Own Bryan Mayer and the Bandit Flight Team. Join us Friday, June 21st where the Two Rivers Meet at Union Point Park. ONLINE tickets are on sale NOW visit www.newbernchamber.com Limited VIP $50 / Advanced tickets $20 each / Children 6 to 15 $10 / General Admission at the gate and the week of June 16 $25 (so get your tickets early). On Saturday The Great Trent River Raft Race is back again! Folk from all over the state will grab their paddle boards, jump on their kayaks, build paddle and pedal rafts and get together with friends for a fantastic weekend of fun on the water. Design It – Build It – Race It! Click here for more details https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/?fbclid=IwAR1ZckSZKG1WbzpkQGfb_sFM4YwrX48lNvdAn2ZnBchWKrBya8gLAV9IsMc
Save the date for the start of a weekend of workshops and unforgettable dancing with a night of fun, vending and performances by local and regional guest dancers. Confirmed performers: Queen of the Universe Dance Troupe, Apsara Dancers NC, Chudney Raks & Raks Royale, Lisa Zahiva & Troupe, Nadia, Kalaa Bellydance, Aaliyah Jenny C KarmaDance, Emily Beamon & The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers…more to be announced! Tickets and Show info coming soon! City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Membership Fee.
The Great Trent River Raft Race is back AGAIN! In the 70’s and early 80’s there was an event…an event that drew thousands to the shore of the Trent River to watch a spectacle like no other. Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race. A couple of decades later the race is back! June 2018 saw the successful return of the race to New Bern NC – Folks from all over the State grabbed their paddle boards, jumped on their kayaks, built paddle and pedal rafts and got together with friends for a fantastic day of fun on the water! The great news is…we’re back – AGAIN for 2019! Join the fun. Design It – Build It – Race It! https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/ THE WEEKEND KICKS OFF FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVERS The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and WRNS are pleased to announce Nashville Recording Artist Chris Lane as the HEADLINE PERFORMER at the #RockinontheRivers Kickoff Concert for the The Great Trent River Raft Race. Also joining him will be Nashville Recording Artist Walker Hayes. Special appearance by New Bern’s Own Bryan Mayer and the Bandit Flight Team. Join us Friday, June 21st where the Two Rivers Meet at Union Point Park. ONLINE tickets are on sale NOW visit www.newbernchamber.com
As part of the Great Trent River Raft Race, EOP will be there providing an epic water war and foam party!!!! Wear clothes that can get soaked and bring a towel….or two! The water war will run from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. NOTE: You WILL get drenched! We will have two foam parties, each for 30 minutes: 1:00-1:30 PM 3:00-3:30 PM We even may have some SLIME!!!! If you are willing to get slimed to raise money for Relay For Life of Carteret – Craven, let us know and we will tell you how you can sign up to take the challenge!!!! You may also nominate someone to get slimed — teacher, coach, boss, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.!!!! Basically anyone who you think would be hysterical to get slimed! More information on the entire Raft Race can be found at https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com