Music speaks to you in a way that words can’t. It brings back bittersweet memories, sets the tone for your day and inspires you. Your earbuds are an essential accessory wherever you go. You may still have old band posters stashed away in your house somewhere. And you’re at your happiest when you’re at a concert. Whether you make music, listen to it or both, one thing is for certain: you can’t imagine life without it.

The Red Room

Kinston, North Carolina

Kinston, NC already had the bones of a great music town, but with the arrival of The Red Room, it has become one of the state’s most eclectic music destinations. The Red Room hosts big-name performers and local bands alike. This concert venue boasts a welcoming interior, a cozy outdoor patio and a full bar to help you summon the courage for the popular “Krazy Karaoke” nights every Thursday. If you’re looking for a fun, laid-back place to enjoy a show with your fellow music lovers, check out The Red Room.

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Going to the symphony. Strumming along with your friends in a jam session. Dancing along to an 80s cover band’s live show. Singing your heart out in a community choral group. How do you express yourself? In eastern North Carolina, there is music everywhere. So roll your windows down, turn up the volume and sing along.

Beaufort County Traditional Music Association

Washington, North Carolina

Bring your instrument, or just bring yourself. If you have an interest and appreciation for traditional music, this is the place for you.

Located 4 minutes from downtown Washington, NC and 35 minutes from Belhaven, NC.

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Paramount Theatre

Goldsboro, North Carolina

This gem in the small-town community of Goldsboro hosts renowned musicians, plus theatrical productions and classic film screenings.

Located 2 minutes from downtown Goldsboro, NC and 45 minutes from Kenansville, NC.

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East Carolina University School of Music

Greenville, North Carolina

From operatic theatre to jazz ensembles, there’s something for every music lover to enjoy at ECU School of Music’s performances.

Located 5 minutes from uptown Greenville, NC and 1.25 hours from Ahoskie, NC.

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Christy’s Euro Pub

Greenville, North Carolina

This relaxing, no-frills dive is a great spot for kicking back to enjoy live music with friends.

Located 1 minute from uptown Greenville, NC and 45 minutes from Wilson, NC.

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