Young Professionals Group Jam

The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce/Young Professionals Group will host the YPG River Jam on Friday at the New Bern Farmers Market.

It will be the third of the New Bern Chamber’s 2016 Summer Concert Series, with the gates opening at 5 p.m.

The Embers, with Craig Woolard, will play at 6 p.m. Spare Change will take the stage at 9 p.m.

Tickets $15 for the “rain or shine” event. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and a cash bar with beer and wine will be available.

The Embers are widely considered a musical marvel for “Beach Music” in the Carolinas, Virginias and the Gulf Coast region.

Spare Change, based in LaGrange, got its start in 2002 as a four-piece band. The music includes rock, country, beach, funk, rap and classic rock.

YPG River Jam is sponsored by Trent Cadillac-Buick-GMC and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Call Teresa Suhrie at the chamber at 637-3111 or email


Vintage automobiles on display

The Antique Automobile Club of America’s 2016 Southeastern Fall Meet will bring more than 260 vintage vehicles to downtown New Bern on Saturday.

The exhibit, the sixth time the nationwide club has brought one of its major shows to town, is free.

Vehicles will be displayed on sections of Broad, Middle, Pollock and Craven streets. The exhibit areas will be closed to vehicular traffic. The show will begin with vehicles entering the show field at 7 a.m. and it will end with the completion of judging at 3 p.m.

The event is hosted by New Bern’s First Capital chapter of the AACA.

The show will also have trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, mopeds, fire engines and other motorized vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

The show will also include a special automotive-education program for youth and the much-acclaimed Take-Apart-T demonstration featuring a team from the Triangle area who will disassembles and reassembles a 1917 Ford Model T in minutes. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Both events will take place at the intersection of Middle and Pollock streets.

Parrothead music

Changes in Latitudes, the country’s premier tribute band to Jimmy Buffett, Mayor of Margaritaville, will perform Friday, August 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Carteret Community Theatre. The band travels the country with beach balls and leis, dancing in conga lines in an ultimate beach party with good clean fun for all ages. For more information, call 252-497-8919 or go online to

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

The sights and sounds of 17th century maritime Beaufort will come alive for two days, Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 for the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Over one hundred pirate and militia reenactors will descend on the community and overrun the normally quiet community. Demonstrations will be held in sword fighting, cannon fire, and black powder weapons, as well as a mock trial and hanging. For more details on the all day events go to

Rock on the waterfront

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a classic rock concert from the group Freeway from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 on the Morehead City waterfront. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 252-726-5083 or go online