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An Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. event

2023 Summer Music Series




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

Music on the Green at Mariners Wharf Park began fourteen 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!  The 2023 season promises to be even bigger and better than previous years! 

Beginning August 1st and continuing for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings through September 19th, 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.

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August 1 Space Walkers 

Developed in Elizabeth City, Space Walkers is an alternative band of individuals looking to create music that resonates with people’s souls. The team is made up of Frontman Seth Luton, Drummer Evan Nowarah, and Bassist Zoe Ennis. Our sound is for the broken, for the damaged, for the healing. It doesn’t matter your walk of life, our goal is to create music that helps you feel seen and know you’re not alone.

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August 8 The Band Ryder with CC Dozier 

The Band Ryder with CC 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, guitar, vocals, percussions, DaQuan Fagens, drums; Dalan Mouring, bass & vocals.

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August 15 Joel Taylor Live with Band 

Joel Taylor: A captivating solo artist hailing from Northeastern NC, known for his mesmerizing performances and soulful vocals. With a diverse collection of songs spanning across genres, Joel brings his unique style and heartfelt passion to every stage he performs on. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence captivate audiences, creating an unforgettable musical experience.  Joel will be playing with his band for this event. His band is a band of musicians, songwriters and audio engineers bringing urban lyricism and poetry into a unique blend of hip-hop, jazz, rock, reggae and various music genres of today, yesterday and tomorrow


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August 22 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, NC. 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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August 29 Bobby Plough y los Gringos

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

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September 5 A Ghost in this Place

Featuring members of Post American Gothic and Rplica Youth - A Ghost in This Place pulls musical inspiration from many sources. When asked to describe their sound, vocalist Gerald Trotman replied, “I dunno, it’s all our favorites in a folk duo thing.”  When Luke was asked he simply replied, “it's all just music man.” Then disappeared to purchase another new instrument. 

With Luke Mayberry and Gerald Trotman switching up drums, banjo, guitar and bass, these two friends have a natural chemistry and groove that is inviting to all audiences. 


Local to Elizabeth City, A Ghost in This Place is excited to perform on September 5th at Music on the Green! 

September 12 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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September 19 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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