List of Carteret County live music venues were local bands play frequently in NC. Consider this a live article as we find more places that have this type of entertainment. Additionally, if you are a member of a band or owner of a venue that caters to local music please use the comment form at the end of this article to give us information on the establishment name, address, phone number, and other information locals and tourist can use and we will add it to this article.
Furthermore, this article WILL NOT list local festivals like the NC Seafood Festival and Beaufort Music Festival where live music is very much a part of the scene. This article focuses in on places that have ongoing bands weekly that tourist can use when they are visiting the county. Please consider sharing this article on social media like Twitter and Facebook so that others can discover this information and submit their information about local music.
Morehead City NC
Located on the waterfront in downtown Morehead City and is one of the largest most trafficked bars in the city known for live music and dancing throughout the summer months.
Also located along the waterfront in Morehead City, Southern Salt has a deck that attracts decent crows and good live entertainment in the busy Spring, Summer, and Fall months. This venue is more for the crowd that wants to sit, relax, and enjoy a coastal atmosphere and listen while Jacks Bar is primarily for dancing and more active.
Off The Hook
Located on the waterfront in Morehead City between Southern Salt and Jacks Bar is Off The Hook which is a restaurant that also has a full featured bar and deck where local bands play (along with some travelling bands). Off the Hook is the new name for Chefs 105 for those that haven’t visited the area in a few years.
Shipwrecks Bar and Grill
As the name suggests, Shipwrecks Bar and Grill is known to be a great place to play pool and has local area bands play during the busy tourism season. It also features a small outside deck. This venue is located on Arendell St near Golden Corral, Taco Bell, and Hampton Inn. This establishment serves mostly a local crowd given it’s location.
Floyd’s 1921 is a fine dining restaurant that recently has built in a outside sitting area and open air bar where they have local artist come in for entertainment. This establishment is located at the very end of Bridges St near the Morehead City Yacht Basin.
Please use the comment form below to alert us to others places tourist and locals can go to hear local bands play.
Dock house Restaurant
Located along the boardwalk and waterfront in Beaufort NC is the Dock house Restaurant which contains a good restaurant, small bar, and outside venue for live musicians to play. Local and traveling artist have been playing this venue for several decades.
Queen Ann’s Revenge
Queen Ann’s Revenge is also located along the boardwalk and waterfront in Beaufort NC and serves patrons with a restaurant and outside seating where you can enjoy the local scenery and listen to live music.
Cru Wine Bar, Coffee Shop, and Wine Store
A very trendy bar where local artist play during the tourist season and sometimes during the off season. This establishment is on Turner St in Beaufort NC.
Atlantic Beach NC
Crystal Coast Brewing Company
Thank you to the Crystal Coast Brewing Company social media team alerting us to the fact that they have local artist playing live music at their establishment. Their location is 219 W. Fort Macon Blvd. Their number is (252) 296-2841 and we encourage you to call them to find out who is playing and when.
Located on the boardwalk in Atlantic Beach NC, the Tacklebox Tavern is a heavily trafficked bar that frequently has local music artist playing in the tourism season.
Idle Hour Biergarten
Small local favor establishment with outside seating and custom beers located along the circle in Atlantic Beach NC.
Emerald Isle NC
The only venue that we know which offers live music in Emerald Isle NC is the Emerald Club which is a bar and local dance place and is located in central Emerald Isle along Hwy 58.
Again, we suspect there are smaller establishments and new venues opening up all the time where patrons can discover live music in Carteret County NC and encourage you to use the comment form below to alert us to what we missed so that we can add it to this live article. And, if you are a local band and want to use this page to let us know where you will be playing weekly, we strongly encourage you to make contact with us.
This section is reserved for news information locally as it relates to music and the county. If you have news information about a local band or special venue, please contact us.
October 5, 2019: Bryan Mayer (solo) will play at Southern Salt Seafood Company starting at 9:30 p.m. Address 710 Evans St.
October 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and on October 5 at 12:00 p.m. Canaan James at Southern Salt.
October 6 at 1:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Tyler Davis will be live at Southern Salt.
Atlantic Beach for October 4-9 2019
October 4, 2019: Angela Baker will play at Captain Q’s Seafood.
Full Moon Oyster Bar: Oct 4 at 6:30 p.m. live music by Chris Bellamy and on Oct 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Werewolves will play.
Idle Hour Biertgarten: October 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. music by Robert McDuffy.
Memories Beach Club: October 4 at 8 p.m. DJ Bill Moore and October 5 at 8 p.m. DJ Dick Hamrick.
Tipsy Turtle Tavern: October 4 at 8 p.m. pig pickin’ with Eddie Long and Don Cox.