Archive for the ‘2015 Events’ Category

Andy & Kathryn Karg – Nov. 15, 2015

Andy & Kathryn Karg at 2:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 15

with a special Preview of The Nutcracker
Community Room at Swansboro Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC


“Paint Out” – Art Sale & Social – Oct. 17, 2015

“Paint Out” – Art Sale & Social – at 5:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 17

Emerald Isle Welcome Center/Visitor’s Center, 8401 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle NC
Phone: 252-393-2008

Sauce Boss – Oct. 15, 2015

Sauce Boss – Bill Wharton at 6:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 15
Community Room at Swansboro Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC


SwanFest 2015

SwanFest 2015

Emerald Fest 2015

Emerald Fest 2015

Music & Magic – Justin Castellano & Billy Collins – Mar. 29, 2015

Music & Magic – 2:00 pm Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015 – Community Room

Our last show of the season features two shows for the price of one! This show is family friendly. Kids under 12 get in for $5. Tickets available at the door.

Justin Castellano - Guitartist

Justin Castellano


First, enjoy extraordinary guitarist Justin Castellano.

“Justin Castellano has pushed the boundaries of every musical style, meshing them together. His style has technically been around for centuries; right underneath everyone’s nose, and he just happen to break the code of the musical enlightenment that every artist searches for, that freedom of your instrument and yet always searching to critique or correct.” Matthew Castellano

He’s enthralled audiences all around the area. If you haven’t heard him before, check out his online site:


Billy Collins, Magician

Billy Collins


Next, be mystified by mentalist Billy Collins.
This remarkable, award winning performer, writer, and producer charms and astounds audiences with interactive magic.  Do not miss out on a true magical extravaganza!

See more about the Warped Mind, Comedy Magic of Billy Collins at then come see this magical mentalist in person.


Exhibitor: Kreeker Kreations

Valentine’s Day – Blue Moon Jazz – Feb. 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Dinner with Jazz

Blue Moon Jazz – 6:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 – Community Room
Blue Moon Jazz

Blue Moon Jazz


Blue Moon Jazz, with Chris McNally (replacing Bob Tyson on sax), Tony Ray (keyboard), Glenwood Pointe (drums), and Carlo Rouse (acoustic/electric bass & more), has been performing jazz standards and modern jazz for the past ten years. Individually, however, the group’s experience spans decades. Blue Moon Jazz has performed in many local area events. New Bern’s popular jazz vocalist, John Van Dyke, will be joining them for a very special Valentine’s Day evening performance.

Dinner by Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant

Special pricing for this event: $20/each for Members; $25/each for Non-members

Exhibitor: JoyLin Photography

Bland Simpson – Jan. 18, 2015

Bland Simpson – 2 pm Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 – Assembly Room
Update Jan. 17: This event has been moved up the block to the Community Room (601 W Corbett Ave.)
Bland Simpson

Bland Simpson 
Photo: Ann Cary Simpson


Bland Simpson, Kenan Distinguished Professor at UNC – Chapel Hill and longtime pianist of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, has written such books about eastern Carolina as Into the Sound CountryGhost Ship of Diamond Shoals, and The Coasts of Carolina and collaborated on the musicals King Mackerel & The Blues Are RunningDiamond Studs, and Kudzu. He regularly covers N.C. rivers and waterways for UNC TV’s Our State. Look forward to an afternoon of stories and songs!