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Great Music Is the Heart of ECC Beach Music & BBQ Festival
Three of beach music’s shining stars – two iconic bands and one relative newcomer – will headline the 5th Annual Beach Music & BBQ Festival at Edgecombe Community College on Saturday, June 1.
The stellar lineup includes the Band of Oz, the Embers, and Carolina Breakers. The festival, a fundraiser for the ECC Foundation, is set for noon to 6 p.m. on the Tarboro campus greenway.
Luke Vail, host of “Sunday on the Beach” on WNCT 107.9, will emcee. Vail started his all-request beach music radio show on Labor Day 1994. This year marks his first as the host of Edgecombe’s festival.
“I’m a retired teacher who taught U.S. history for 31 years, so I have a deep appreciation for the fact that this festival is a fundraiser for student scholarships. Raising money for scholarships and doing it with beach music just makes it that much better.”
The Band of Oz will open the show at 12 noon and play until 1:30 p.m. The Embers will take the stage from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Carolina Breakers will perform from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
“This is a super lineup of bands,” Vail says. “Each one brings something different to the table, but they are three of the most popular bands out there.”
The Embers and the Band of Oz have been performing for decades. Carolina Breakers, the youngest of the three groups, “is the hottest new band around,” Vail says. “Their current hit ‘Boardwalk Angel’ is one of the most requested songs on my Sunday afternoon radio show.”
A shag contest is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The past four festivals have raised nearly $30,000 for student scholarships, according to Karen Andrus, executive director of the ECC Foundation.
Having the festival on the Tarboro campus greenway provides plenty of room for crowds to enjoy the bands as well as food, beer, wine, and other vendors. In addition to traditional eastern North Carolina barbecue, chicken, fish, burgers, and hot dogs will be available.
“Beach music makes people think about going to the beach, being by the pool, grilling out, and spending time with family and friends,” Vail says. “I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be a lot of fun.”
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, rain or shine. Children’s tickets will be available at the gate – $5 for children from 6 to 12 years of age. Children under 6 receive free admission. Tickets are on sale at the college; in Rocky Mount at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry; and in Tarboro at the Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, The Heritage Bank, Providence Bank, Tarboro Savings Bank; and at www.etix.com.
For more information on the ECC Foundation’s 5th Annual Beach Music and BBQ Festival, contact Karen Andrus at (252) 823-5166, ext. 212, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anson County- Supporting Local Foods
There are many opportunities to stop by and pick up some local produce throughout Anson County! The Uptown Wadesboro Farmer’s Market located in the Uptown Square is open on Thursdays from 4-6pm. The Anson County Farmer’s Market located on Highway 52 South is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am- 1pm. In addition those who work or live in Anson, Stanly, Union, Richmond, Montgomery, or Chesterfield, SC counties have the option of ordering a subscription to Farm Fresh Ventures, a locally farmer owned cooperative. After paying a subscription fee, subscribers will pick up a box of produce weekly from May til mid-September. For more information, visit your local Cooperative Extension Office or farmfreshventures.com.
Cherisse Arielle Bethea, Contributor
Charlie Poole and his band-mates, The North Carolina Ramblers, will be celebrated this year in Eden, North Carolina for the 18th time as Piedmont Folk Legacies host the 18th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival at Governor Morehead Park this June 14th and 15th.
The festival will be a weekend celebration for the man who was a pioneer in musical history and a contributor to the foundation of what we now call country and bluegrass. Steven Stone of Vintage Guitar Magazine said it best in 2005, after the release of Charlie Poole’s three-disc box set, “While it may seem presumptuous to herald one man as ‘the roots of country music,’ Charlie Poole deserves these bragging rights as much as any single human being can.”
Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers ventured to New York City in 1925 to audition for Columbia records. They ended up recording four tracks and began their rise to fame. In 1931, Charlie Poole was scheduled to appear in a film but died of heart failure before he could make it to Hollywood, CA.
But his legacy lives on in country music and the melodic sounds of the banjo and string instruments played by the NEW North Carolina Ramblers, led by Kinney Rorrer.
Meet us at the Point..
2nd Annual “Bern Beach Blast”
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013 – Gates Open: 2:00 PM
Ticket Price: $20.00 (Kids 12 & Under “FREE” with Paid Adult
Contact Info: (252) 637-3111 or TSurhie@NewBernChamber.com
Organization: New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Bern Beach Blast” to be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Union Point Park in Downtown New Bern, NC.
In conjunction with the event’s Title Sponsor: “Weyerhaeuser” and Band Sponsors: Potash Corporation of Aurora, NC and Pepsi – Minges Bottling Group, four bands will provide entertainment this year.
DATE: THIRD SATURDAY IN JULY
We welcome you attend the North Carolina Peach
Festival held every year on the third Saturday in July in our Town. We
began the festivals in 1997 and each year it gets better than the year
before. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and the festivities take place in
the park. Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy the local live
entertainment. There are always lots of local peaches, peach ice cream
and peach desserts.
June 1- Lumber River State Park is offering a viewing of the BBC’s “Planet Earth”. The viewing will be located at the Princess Ann Access Area, at 7:30 pm. Bring the family, popcorn, drinks, and bug spray. Come and enjoy an installment of the renowned series. For more information please contact Ranger John Privette, at 910-628-4564.
June 1- Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Canoe Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Chalk Banks Access Area, at 10:00 am. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Rick Keenan, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
June 1- Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Kayak Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Chalk Banks Access Area, at 10:00 am. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Eric Siratt, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
June 2- Lumber River State Park is offering a Nature Hike. We will be meeting at Chalk Banks Access Area, at 2:00 pm. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike. For more information, please contact Ranger Eric Siratt, at 910-628-4564.
Sunset Kayak Trip
June 10- Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Sunset Evening Kayak Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Princess Ann Access, at 6:00 pm. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger John Privette, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
June 14- Lumber River State Park is offering a Nature Hike. We will be meeting at Chalk Banks Access Area, at 10:00 am. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike. For more information, please contact Ranger Rick Keenan, at 910-628-4564.
June 15- Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Canoe Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Princess Ann Access Area, at 1:30 pm. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Eric Siratt, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
SOUTHEASTERN AGRICULTURAL EVENTS CENTER TO HOST
CAROLINA CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION SHOW ON JUNE
8 & 9
Come out and be a part of one of the fastest growing equine sports in the world - Cutting.
During this 2 day event you will get to experience “the dance” between a very powerful cutting horse and a cow. The rider must select a single cow from the herd and separate it. Once separated, the rider will turn it all over to the horse. Watch as the horse reads and anticipates each and every move of the cow, preventing it from returning to the herd. You will be on the edge of your seat for the entire 2.5 minutes!
Carolina Cutting Horse Association will be having their first show of the season in the new Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center in Lumberton, NC on June 8-9, 2013. The show starts at 8 am and will go until the last horse competes.
This is a family friendly environment and concessions are available. Parking and admission are free. Come on out and help CCHA kick off a great start to our show season!
For more information about the event contact Lisa Johnson 919-625-1676 or Nicholas Johnson -919 625-1677 or email: email@example.com
The Southeastern Agricultural Events Center is located at 1027 Highway 74 East in Lumberton. More information about the center can be found at www.southeasternagcenter.com.
WHERE: Southeastern Agricultural Events Center 1027 US Highway 74 East, Lumberton, NC Facility Phone: 910 618-5699
WHEN: June 8 and 9 beginning at 8:00 AM daily.
COST: Free for spectators.
June 1947 saw the first of the Rhododendron Festivals, conceived and carried out by the Roan Mountain Citizens Club as a two-day celebration to memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous display of natural beauty on the North American continent.
This festival has continued uninterrupted for over sixty years.
The festival is held the third weekend of June. Originally the festival was held at the top of Roan Mountain.
In recent years the festival is held in Roan Mountain State Park, located at the foot of Roan Mountain and features handmade crafts, food, and a variety of traditional music, plus an array of old-time folkway demonstrations.Read More
This event is for anyone that would like to learn more about the children and families that Grandfather Home serves. The program is FREE, but we need to order lunch!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 5th.
For more information or to RSVP, call April Miller at 828-898-5465 or visit www.grandfatherhome.org
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.
Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!
Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!
Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!
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106 Pineola St Newland, NC.
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