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Summer Serenade featuring Crystal Coast Quartet

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library - 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Friends of the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library presents the annual Summer Serenade concert, featuring the Crystal Coast Quartet. The Crystal Coast Quartet is a tightly-knit group of professional musicians and music teachers with degrees in music, who love to perform and share their love of music. The musicians have been featured performers all over the world, including Denmark, Germany, France, Canada, Croatia, and Slovenia. Bringing years of training from world renown music teachers, the Crystal Quartet features violinists, Bonny Morden and Andrea Tomich, violist, Holly Gutierrez, and cellist, Kimberly Zimmerman. The Crystal Coast Quartet is the premiere string quartet for Eastern North Carolina, consistently booked for weddings, music festivals, and many private events. The event is free and open to the public.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext 133
nrl@neuselibrary.org



Get Down Downtown

Washington, NC
Come hear the amazing sounds of Mother's Finest! This free concert will open at 5:00 pm. CAPS will take the stage at 5:30, then Mother's Finest will take the stage at 6:30. No coolers please, but there will be a beer, wine and food concession. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

Washington Harbor District Alliance, Beth Byrd Ex. Director, 252-946-3969, 102 East 2nd St., Suite 311A, Washington, NC 27889


Jason Coleman - The Piano Magic Of Floyd Cramer

Paramount Theater
Floyd Cramer was one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time. His distinctive touch at the piano, which he called the "slip note," was so unique it has become instantly identifiable. Jason Floyd Coleman is the son of Floyd's youngest daughter, Donna. Though Jason was only 12 year old when his grandfather passed away, the relationship they shared during their short time together fueled Jason's innate passion for music and formed a foundation upon which he is building his career.

Concert memberships may be purchased at a cost of $65., adult, $25., student up to age 18, or $140, family plan (2 adults and up to 3 children).



Paramount Theatre Box Office, online at
www.GoldsboroParamount.com, by calling 919-+583-8432, or from any board member or at the first concert.

Members are also entitled to free admission to concert venues in New Bern, Washington, and Henderson on a reciprocal basis.



Big James Barrett And Golden Jubilees Gospel Celebration

English Chapel FWB Church 101 Arthur St. Greenville, NC 27834
Featured on the program:

Evang. Mary Brown & The Spiritual Aires

Junior Consolators

The Vines Sisters

Gospel 5

....also performances by
Soul Survivors

Nate & The Anointed Angels


Food will be available

Free Admission / Generous Donations Accepted




252-757-1406 / 252-227-3342

252-717-3470



Music In The Streets

Washington, NC
Come listen to live local bands, shop in our boutiques and shoppes, dine at local eateries and stroll down Main Street.

August 21, 2014; September 19, 2014; October 17, 2014

Washington Harbor District Alliance, Beth Byrd Ex. Director, 252-946-3969, 102 East 2nd St., Washington, NC 27889


Emily Minor Headlines Alive at Five

at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street on the waterfront of Downtown Morehead City


Emily Minor Headlines Alive at Five

North Carolina native, Emily Minor will be the headlining act at the next Alive at Five Concert taking place on Friday, June 6th. Known as the fresh new face of country, Ms. Minor first grabbed attention when she was in the top fifty finalists of Fox’s hit series, American Idol. She’s currently living in Nashville where she’s writing and recording music.

Emily Minor’s self-titled EP is a lively collection of convincing stories, undeniable emotions and astounding vocals that is as honest and lovable as Ms. Minor is herself. Having written four out of the six recorded songs, Ms. Minor is quickly catching the interest of new listeners and impressing significant members of the music industry. Ms. Minor’s vibrant personality and ability to stay grounded and true to herself make it difficult not to fall in love with her music.

Ms. Minor said, “My favorite place to be is on the road. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing familiar faces in the crowd singing your songs with you.” Fans coming to the June Alive at Five concert can count on a high energy show filled with original songs as well as some of her classics from influential icons.

All of the Alive at Five concerts are free to the public take place from 5pm to 8pm at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street on the waterfront of Downtown Morehead City. Outside beverages are not allowed inside the designated area but beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The Alive at Five concerts are sponsored by R. A. Jeffrey’s and Bud Light, the Boathouse at Front Street Village, Collins, Inc. at Front Street Village, Crystal Coast Boats, Bob 93.3, WRNS 95.1, Wells Fargo, Twice the Ice, Potash Corp of Aurora, Chalk and Gibbs Insurance, Portside Marina, Sound Bank, Starling Marina, Trident Funding and the Town of Morehead City. The concerts are hosted by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) and their volunteers.

Future Alive at Five concerts will take place on June 19-Spare Change, July 3- Liquid Pleasure, July 17- Mikele Buck, August 1- Band of Oz, August 29- Jupiter Jones.

The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In conjunction with the City of Morehead, the DMCRA stages the Morehead City July 4th Fireworks program as well as the Christmas parade and the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information about Alive at Five or any other activities call 808-0440 or go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.



(252)808-0440 office

www.downtownmoreheadcity.com



Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm

Apr 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!


Jane Boahn 252-945-6153


SUNDAY NIGHT SING featuring Made By Mercy Trio

Mar 30, 2014 6:00pm

Westside FWB Church in Kinston 1205 Lynn Drive, Kinston, NC 28504
Come celebrate, praise, and fellowship with the Made By Mercy Trio! You'll be entertained and blessed by this talented Southern Gospel group.

Westside Church
(252) 522-4505



Gullfest

Apr 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaufort County Community College, Washington, N.C.
A spring festival to raise money for Student Government Association activities featuring bands, children's games, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, a car show and food and fun for the entire family

Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at theresae@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6217


Jacksonville High School Musical

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---

Jacksonville
JHS 51st annual musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". $8 advanced $10 at door

910-989-2048


The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host Bluegrass Jams

In the pavilion at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro


Bluegrass in the Village
Waynesborough Park
801 US Hwy 117 S.
Goldsboro, NC
www.NCBluegrass.org


First Saturdays April - October
Noon-3pm

The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host Bluegrass Jams in the pavilion at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro, open for anyone who would like to pick, sing, or listen on the first Saturday of the spring and summer months, April-October. Bring the kids and a lawn chair and have a great time!


www.NCBluegrass.org



LCPS All-County Chorus Concert

Mar 8, 2014 2 p.m.

Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center, 2601 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC
The LCPS All-County Chorus, comprised of elementary and middle school students from across the Lenoir County Public Schools system, will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.

Patrick Holmes, 252-527-1109, Lenoir County Public Schools


ShamRock! For Local Music Festival

Mar 16, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.

downtown Beaufort
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.

This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.

Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.


Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.


Dare Day Festival

Jun 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.

There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.


The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.


Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.

Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629



4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014 --

Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm

Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.

Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044


Nash Arts Denim & Diamonds Gala Presents: A Night of Bluegrass & Barbeque

Mar 21, 2014 6-11PM

100 E. Washington Street, Nashville, NC 27856
Fundraiser. Art by local artists, silent auction, dinner catered by Doug Sauls BBQ & Seafood, Entertainment by The Grass Cats.

Shelly Gray 252-459-4734


Curtis Wright Live at Nash Arts Center

Mar 8, 2014 8PM

100 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856
Live music, Country. Curtis Wright is a former member of the Super Grit Cowboy Band and Pure Prairie League.

Shelly Gray 252-459-4734


Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

Mar 1, 2014 2-6PM

Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC
A free family event with parade of "krewes", New Orleans food and drink, jazz, dancing and games for the kids. Dust off your beads, put on your mask and get ready to "let the good times roll" on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.

Ann Goellner, 252 504-2988


Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Mar 7, 2014 7:30pm (Arrive Early)

Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro
Paramount Performing Arts Series

Friday, March 7th, 2014 - 7:30pm (Arrive Early)

What's your favorite Beatles song? When asked this question, people don't just tell you the name of the song. They tell you a story associated with that song – about a first love, a first kiss or a touching story about a parent or the loss of a loved one. Simply put, The Beatles music is the soundtrack to our lives. Yesterday and Today gets to the heart of that. This show takes the incredible music of The Beatles and personalizes it with the stories and perspectives of audience members. The show becomes a therapeutic musical session with laughter and tears and personal stories that connect the audience, band and performers in a way that no other show can.

The performance consists of 2 1/2 to 3 hours of music, depending on the veracity of audience interaction. The set list contains songs chosen by audience members prior to the show and again at intermission. Audience members' stories will be told throughout an evening that captures the importance of The Beatles music and how it touches all of us individually. Yesterday and Today is a unique Beatles tribute show. The Yesterday and Today cast does not dress as The Beatles, nor attempt to execute "Liverpudlian" accents. The concentration is on presenting the music in a personal, giving, exciting, and well-executed manner.

As audience members come into the theatre, they are invited to go to the Song Request table. To make requests, people fill out a card giving their names, the songs they are requesting and the reason they have chosen those songs. The band then organizes the requests into that night's set list. The show is then led by interacting with the audience members, drawing out more of the stories with the songs, driving the show's narrative. An incredibly electric atmosphere is created where audience members feel as important to the show as the band. It is important to emphasize that because every Yesterday and Today performance is driven by its unique audience; each performance is different, making this a show that has a long shelf-life in theaters.

"Foot-stomping, clapping in unison, singing along and outright screaming from the audience, especially during the all-out panic that erupted when a little ditty named "Revolution" was played!" -- David Williams, Omaha City Weekly

Tickets: $22/Adults, $20/Students/Seniors 65+/Military

Tickets for this and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.


The King & I

Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Martin County Auditorium Located at Riverside High School in Williamston NC
Thursday - Saturday Evenings, March 20, 21 & 22 - Curtain 7:30 pm
Live theatrical performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I. There will be a live orchestra.

Andy Weaver, 252-799-8400 or 252-792-3660


Oklahoma

Mar 14, 2013 n/a

Mar 15, 2013 n/a

Mar 16, 2013 n/a

Martin County Auditorium located at Riverside High School in Williamston



The Musical "Oklahoma" with live orchastra

Andy Weaver
252-799-8400