Paddleboard race also scheduled

1. Beach Music Festival

The Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Western Ocean Regional Access next to the Islander hotel in Emerald Isle.

Scheduled performers include Sammy O’Banion at 11 a.m., Spare Change at 11:30 a.m., Too Much Sylvia at 12:30 p.m., Jim Quick and Coastline at 1:30 p.m., the Fantastic Shakers at 2:30 p.m., Hip Pocket at 3:30 p.m., and the Tams at 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Food trucks and vendors will be available.

For more information, go online to

2. Calico Creek Bluegrass Band

The Calico Creek Bluegrass Band is scheduled to perform a free concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., in downtown Morehead City.

The concert is part of the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series.

For more information, call 726-5083 or go online to

3. Paddleboard Race

The fifth annual Colonial Stand Up Outfitters Race for paddle boarding is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at the New Bern waterfront at 403 E. Front St., across from the Sudan Shrine Center.

The event features various race distances for all ages and abilities. A raffle will benefit the Coastal Federation to win a premium SIC MAUI Paddle Board.

Spectators are admitted free.

To register for the race, go online to

For more information, call Kate Lewis at 514-0404 or email

4. Joe Brown and the Band

Joe Brown and the Band is scheduled to perform from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mesh Sports Lounge at 2500 Trent Road, New Bern.

The music includes rhythm and blues, soul and gospel.

The show has no cover charge.

For more information, call 636-6374.

5. Richard Dobbs Spaight exhibit

The exhibit titled “Richard Dobbs Spaight: Legacy of a North Carolina Founding Father” is scheduled to open Saturday at the N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front St., New Bern.

The exhibit, in the Duffy Gallery, will be on display through Jan. 8. It focuses on the first native-born governor of North Carolina, his contributions to New Bern, the formation of the United States and his legacy in serving the Revolutionary cause during North Carolina’s early statehood.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 639-3500, email or go online to