On a perfect early fall night, Friday, October 21, the sounds of music and laughter could be heard from Red Sail Park as neighbors gathered together to enjoy the final Harbour Social of the season. Over 40 neighbors enjoyed each other’s company and delicious pot-luck food as they listened to the music of the Middle Class Blues, a band based here in the Harbour and comprised of David Gale, Curtis Thompson, Doug King, and Steve Robichaud. The band played a wide range of music including Beatles, Irish, Americana, and Rock and Roll. In fact, when the band played “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Pete Seeger, members of the audience rushed to the stage in order to sing and play along.
The Harbour Socials, which are held once a month on the third Friday of the month have grown in attendance as word has gotten out of how much fun they are. Anita English and Anne Niles have made these events happen with planning, organizing, and advertising; as well as revitalizing the event here in the Harbour. At the end of the evening, Harbour resident Joanne Doughty gave Anita an impromptu thank you for her great job.
The socials will resume again in 2023 with the first one being on April 21 which is the third Friday of the month. The socials plan to continue with great food and entertaining music so mark your calendars now.
Live music is something that New Bern is known for with many different venues providing music throughout the week. Live music can also be found in Fairfield Harbour at the Harbour Pointe Bar and Grille every Thursday night along with special events. The recent Follies helped showcase some of the fabulous talents that exist here. Upcoming events for Christmas are planned by the Fairfield Harbour Chorus and the Down East Dulcimers. An open music jam is held at the Community Center, on the 2nd Sunday of the month welcoming all musicians.
For all the latest music events in the Harbour, be sure and read the Beacon and the weekly POA newsletter.