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An Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. event

2022 Summer Music Series




8 Weeks of great music on the beautiful downtown Elizabeth City waterfront

Music on the Green at Mariners Wharf Park began thirteen years ago as a way to encourage locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful waterfront of Downtown Elizabeth City and its independent businesses while promoting the growing local music scene. Each year, the festival gets bigger and better!  We had to take 2020 off due to COVID, but the 2021 event returned with a bang, and the 2022 season promises to be even bigger and better! 

Beginning August 2nd and continuing for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings through September 20th, local and regional bands will perform at Mariners’ Wharf Park (106 S. Water Street, across from Cypress Creek Grill) from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, sit back and enjoy the music.  Each week the spotlight is on a different artist, a different genre of music.  We have some new and exciting performers this year! 

There will be food and drinks available on site at Music on the Green for your pleasure and purchase (provided by American Legion post 84), but we also encourage you to visit our downtown restaurants, bars, pubs and businesses prior to and after the concerts. 

It is only because of the overwhelming generosity of sponsors that this event will happen. THANK YOU! We encourage everyone to visit their businesses and help support them for supporting this wonderful event.

Bobby Plough
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August 2 The Band Ryder 

The Band Ryder is a Funk, rock, reggae musical ensemble with over 20 years of experience performing in northeastern NC, particularly the Outer Banks, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Island. They have opened for international recording artist The Manhattans. The band has an extensive original collection of songs from its OBX CD, as well as covers by artists such as Bob Marley and Santana. Band members are: CC Dozier, lead guitar and vocals; Nic Lister, bass guitar and vocals; Kwan Fagans, drums and vocals; Dalan Morring, keyboards and bass, guitar and vocals. Contact them at 252-333-9532.

August 9 Jazz by Connected

A popular and professional-level jazz sextet with smooth vocals. Connected has been performing in the Albemarle Area now for over ten years.  The group features trumpet, piano, drums, saxophone, bass, vocals, and guitar. Connected has performed in a variety of places.  We specialize in providing classy jazz entertainment, playing music that ranges from the "New Orleans" sound to more of the contemporary sounds of today! Ellard Forrester 252-339-7972

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August 16 The Bee Keepers

The Bee Keepers are a husband and wife singer/songwriter duo based out of Coastal Virginia. Their music resembles traditional American folk with an alternative vibe. Jake & Kelsie have been playing music together for years, and their individual music endeavors track back to childhood. Though they are comfortable playing in a variety of settings, they feel most at home playing their original tunes. In addition to performing, The Bee Keepers enjoy collaborating with other musicians on song writing and live performances. The Bee Keepers are proud to be part of the globally recognized Sofar Sounds Organization, as well as Big Daddy Booking Agency. Though they are based out of the Coastal Virginia Area, The Bee Keepers are a traveling group that can be heard anywhere on the east coast. Regardless of the setting or audience size, The Bee Keepers are passionate about connecting with others through their music! Contact them at or

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August 23 Permanent Vacation 

Permanent Vacation is a rock/alt. rock variety band of young musicians based out of Elizabeth City, N.C. PV is dedicated to keeping the best selections from the 90's-early 2000's on your mind and in your ears at all events! Contact them at


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August 30 Bobby Plough Y Los Gringos

Bobby Plough: Lead Vocals, acoustic guitar

Adam Nixon: Lead guitar, backing vocals

Lindsay Stevenson: Bass guitar, backing vocals

Toby Tate: Drums, backing vocals

Friday he will be performing from 8 to 8:30.

Bobby Plough is a naturally talented singer, songwriter and musician living in eastern North Carolina, whose experiences from around the world and from his own backyard provide the material for his music. His goal is to share his heritage and his life through his songs and performances, and he does just that. At first glimpse, he is a simple man. But his songs prove otherwise.

Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, his early influences included masters of Texas country sound Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Shake Russell, Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. North Carolina legends Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and James Taylor also had a major impact on his writing and performance style.

He writes and performs more and more originals these days. Even when he does play a cover or two, he puts his own style to it, so it often takes a minute for folks to recognize that he’s performing a cover. His songs are shaped by faith, family, the outdoors, surfing, the ocean, horses, country living, and, of course, the people he meets. Even with all that, his style has a consistency. The people who love his music are the ones who like to hear a story in a song.

If you ask what genre of music Bobby Plough plays, don’t expect a simple answer from this simple man. It’s best described as: Acoustic story-telling music; a little country, but then again not; with a dash of both Latin America and Americana, all wrapped up with an original Bobby Plough twist.

Website: 252-339-2449

Joel Taylor
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September 6 Vintage Cross

A Christian Rock Band out of Ahoskie NC that plays a good mix of music that will be fun for the whole family! Most of the songs we play have a good rock vibe with a couple of Vintage Cross originals.  Chuck Munford (252) 287-6150

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September 13 Brian & Gerald and Post-American Gothic

Brian & Gerald will open the set --Two guys who play music. 

Followed by Post-American Gothic 
Not too punk, not too pop, made for people who have their head in the clouds... Post-American Gothic is an alternative rock band from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Being influenced by pop-punk, prog-rock and R&B, the band focuses heavily on soulful vocals, catchy riffs, and conceptual songwriting. 

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September 20 PBNJ

PBNJ is a good time rock band playing many different styles of music ranging from Motown to rock, and reggae to pop. The members consist of local musicians Paul Langwell, Brandon Dail, Nick Simmons and Josh Quidley. Come check out PBNJ and help them spread the love!  Nick Simmons (252-455-5013)



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