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Night Of Elegance Ball

4-H Center 100 North Clover Way, Columbia, NC 27925
Formal Event!!!

Tickets: $25.00 per person
No Tickets will be sold at the door!
You must have your tickets to attend!
Pictures will be taken at 5:00 p.m.
*Must be 30 and up!!*
*Dress To Impress*

NOT PERMITTED: Timberlands, tennis shoes, and No Caps

DJ: D Nice will be rendering the music

Sponsored By: Committee from the Heart

Contact: Augustine Norman @ 252-793-5904 or 252-217-8367

Gospel Music Concert

First Baptist Church - Morehead City, 810 Bridges Street, Morehead City
Generation III will be playing a variety of gospel music and Sapony Creek will be playing blue grass gospel. The admission is free but a love offering will be received.

For more information go to or contact the church office at 726.4142.

Git' Down Downtown Concert

Downtown Washington, NC
Git’ Down Downtown Concert
September 12, 2015
5:30 to 9:00 PM
Festival Park, 119 East Water Street, Washington, NC
Come enjoy a night of country music in downtown Washington on the Pamlico River. Washington Harbor District Alliance is proud to present Emily Minor and Jonny Waters & Company.
North Carolina native, ECU graduate, top fifty finalist of Fox’s hit series, American Idol, Emily Minor, is the fresh new face of country music. Jonny Waters & Company are a multi-talented group of musicians from the Inner and Outer Banks of North Carolina. Winners of the OBX Entertainment 2012 Band of the Year award.
$13.00 per adult
$10.00 per student with student identification
$15.00 at the gate
Tickets available online at and at the Washington Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce at 102 Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC and Little Shoppes of Washington at 127 West Main Street, Washington, NC
Blanket, chairs welcome, sorry on coolers. Beer and wine will be available on site along with food vendors.

102 East 2nd Street, Suite 311A

Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival

to be held at Isaac Taylor Garden
On July 24th and 25th, downtown New Bern will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of local art as the Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival showcases some of the state’s finest creative minds for a two-day marathon of local love. Combining live music, visual art, fine crafts, food, beer and much more, BMAF serves as an opportunity for local creators to make their voices heard and enrich an already blossoming community of artists.

From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25, the Isaac Taylor Garden will be home to three excellent North Carolina acts each night, ranging from rockabilly and dance-pop to Southern-tinged garage rock and nasty funk. Friday’s acts include New Bern’s own rockabilly duo, The Take Kindlies, Carrboro’s soulful R&B/folk quartet, Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic, and Raleigh’s solo dance pop wunderkind T0W3RS. Saturday night brings the garage rock of Raleigh’s Thick Modine along with Wilmington’s 7-piece hip-hop/jazz crew Temple5 and Raleigh’s funky Chit Nasty Band closing out the evening. Single-day passes for the event are $15 while a 2-day weekend pass is $25. The Isaac Taylor Garden will also house live visual art from Greenville’s Rodrigo Pacheco, local beers on tap and excellent eats from local chefs.

However, these locally focused events aren’t the only things to soak in on Bernaroo weekend. From 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday, BMAF is hosting a free block party where folks of all ages can see local music at various venues about town, visit festival curated art galleries, roam through the vendor’s circle to help thriving local creators, and much more. Theater troupes, dancers, yoga and more helps to bring festivalgoers into an immersive experience that showcases some of the city’s most vibrant pockets.

Leading up the event, the festival will be showcasing several North Carolina acts at venues all about town for Bernaroo Presents shows. The first Bernaroo Presents event takes place this Friday, May 29th with a solo set from Matt Phillips at Aperitivo at Lawson’s Landing. Matt Phillips will showcase his delicate yet dynamic folk songs amidst one of New Bern’s finest Italian eateries, making for a gorgeous summer evening. Then, on July 10th, Carrboro’s The Color Exchange will be bringing their expansive indie rock to Mickey Milligan’s. The Color Exchange is a swiftly rising act that’s found themselves performing at TED Conferences in Chapel Hill and being showcased on NPR for their infectious melodies and careening pop songs.

For more information on the festival:
To purchase tickets in advance:
To get involved with Bernaroo as a sponsor or a venue to host artists contact

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


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 or 252-940-6217

Jacksonville High School Musical

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

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


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

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 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 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


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