MumFest 2017 kicks off in New Bern Friday

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - MumFest 2017 kicks off in downtown New Bern on Friday with a kickoff concert headlined by country music star Brett Young at Tryon Palace.

The concert gates will open at 4:30 p.m., with New Bern native Bryan Mayer set to take the stage at 5:15 p.m., followed by season four winner of NBC's The Voice Danielle Bradberry.

Brett Young will end the night, performing several chart topping songs featured on country radio.

Officials with Mumfest say there are still a very limited number of tickets available.

The annual event draws approximately 100,000 people to Eastern Carolina each fall.

Here's a look at the schedule of events:

Friday:
Kickoff Concert with Brett Young
5:15pm - 10pm
Gates open at 4:30pm at Tryon Palace

Opening acts Bryan Mayer and Danielle Bradbery will perform before Brett Young takes the stage at 8:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased locally at Mitchell Hardware, Fuller Music and at ASAP Photo in Greenville. They're also available online at www.mumfest.com. The concert is rain or shine!

Saturday:
Festival Hours: 10am - 6:30pm

AlphaGraphics Performance Area at Riverside Automotive Group Broad St & City of New Bern Craven St

-The Spin-Man presented by Island Essentials
Shows at: 10:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm
-Gary Shelton, Magician presented by Little Caesars
Shows at: 12pm, 5pm

Bank of the Arts live music at 317 Wells Fargo Middle St

11:00 am – New Bern Suzuki Strings
Noon – Encore
1:00 pm – Down East Dulcimers
2:00 pm – Strung Together
3:00 pm – Onslow Winds Jazz Ensemble

First Citizens Bank Performance Area at First Citizens Bank Parking Lot, 300 block Wells Fargo Middle St

-Imagine Circus
Shows at: 11am, 1:30pm & 3pm

Get Your Dance On! at 310 Riverside Automotive Group Broad Street, presented by Craven County

10:30 am – Dance Theatre
11:00 am – Get the Pointe
11:30 am – New Bern High School Drill Team
Noon – Wanda Kay’s School of Dance
1:00 pm – Down East Dance
1:30 pm – Margaret Fletcher Dance Studio
2:00 pm – Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps
2:30 pm – Twin Rivers Shag Club

Pepsi Place Performance Area at Wells Fargo Middle St & NC Education Lottery Pollock St

10:30 am – Gary Shelton, Magician presented by Little Caesars
-Alex Clark, Juggler
Shows at: 11:30am, 1pm & 4:30pm

CarolinaEast Union Point Park at South Front St and OneMain Financial East Front St

All Day:
-The MumFest Playhouse and Gaming Trailer
-Rock Climbing Wall presented by the US Army National Guard
-MumFest Boat and RV Show
-Purina Dare Devil Dog Team presented by CarolinaEast Therapaws (furapy at its best!)
Shows at: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm &4:30pm
-Galactic Warriors in the Gazebo, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

City of New Bern Craven Street

All Day: Big Trucks and Machines
-K-9 Demonstration by City of New Bern Police
Shows at: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
-Motorcycle Demonstration by City of New Bern Police
Shows at: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:30pm


Galley Store Point OneMain Financial East Front St

All Day:
-Michael’s Amusements
-NC Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association
-Got to Be NC Alley

Miller Lite Beer Garden live music at South Front St and City of New Bern Craven St, free admission, open to all but must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer

Music Lineup:
11:00 am – Justin Castellano
Noon to 6:00 pm – Televised Sports
12:30 pm – Joe Baes Band
2:00 pm – Caroline Dare
3:30 pm – SteelTown Cowboy Duo
5:30 pm – The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra

NC Education Lottery Pollock Street

All Day:
-Christ Church Pumpkin Patch
OneMain Financial East Front Street
-Silver Drummer Girl
Riverside Automotive Display and Hospitality Tent at Riverside Automotive Group Broad St and Wells Fargo Middle St

Tryon Palace

9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Fall Heritage Plant Sale
11:00 am – Fife and Drum Corps
Noon to 6:00 pm – Fall Garden Lovers Weekend
1:00 pm – Fife and Drum Corps

Sunday:
Festival Hours: 10am - 5pm

AlphaGraphics Performance Area at Riverside Automotive Group Broad St & City of New Bern Craven St

-The Spin-Man presented by Island Essentials
Shows at: 10:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm
-Gary Shelton, Magician presented by Little Caesars
Shows at: 12pm, 5pm

First Citizens Bank Performance Area at First Citizens Bank Parking Lot, 300 block Wells Fargo Middle St

-Imagine Circus
Shows at: Noon, 2pm & 4pm

Pepsi Place Performance Area at Wells Fargo Middle St & NC Education Lottery Pollock St

10:30 am – Gary Shelton, Magician presented by Little Caesars
-Alex Clark, Juggler
Shows at: 11:30am, 1pm & 3:30pm

CarolinaEast Union Point Park at South Front St and OneMain Financial East Front St

All Day:
-The MumFest Playhouse and Gaming Trailer
-Rock Climbing Wall presented by the US Army National Guard
-MumFest Boat and RV Show
-Purina Dare Devil Dog Team presented by CarolinaEast Therapaws (furapy at its best!)
Shows at: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
-Enchanted Princesses in the Gazebo, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

City of New Bern Craven Street

All Day: Big Trucks and Machines
-K-9 Demonstration by City of New Bern Police
Shows at: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
-Motorcycle Demonstration by City of New Bern Police
Shows at: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

Galley Store Point OneMain Financial East Front St

All Day:
-Michael’s Amusements
-Got to Be NC Alley
Miller Lite Beer Garden live music at South Front St and City of New Bern Craven St, free admission, open to all but must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer:
-Televised Sports, Noon to 5pm
-John Emil, Noon
-North Carolina Skya, 1:30pm
-Still Shakers, 3pm
NC Education Lottery Pollock Street
Christ Church Pumpkin Patch, 12pm to 5pm

OneMain Financial East Front Street
Silver Drummer Girl, All day

Riverside Automotive Display and Hospitality Tent at Riverside Automotive Group Broad St and Wells Fargo Middle St
All Day

Tryon Palace
Fall Garden Lovers Weekend, 12pm to 6pm
Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band on the South Lawn, 2pm

You can find details on accommodations, parking and tickets by visiting the MumFest website, linked under the "Related Links" column.

WITN is a proud sponsor of MumFest, you can count on us for full coverage of events throughout the week and we'll also have a booth set up at the festival. Be sure to stop by and say hello!