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

Music on the Green at Mariners Wharf Park began ten 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!  This year will be no exception!  

Beginning August 6th and continuing for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings through September 24th, 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.

August 6 Bobby Plough & Friends 

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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August 13 Home Bru

Anchored around the husband/wife duo of Matt and Chelsea Brunoehler, this ever-evolving musical group blooms where they are planted. Since the Coast Guard regularly moves the Brunoehlers, they have made a life of enjoying the venues and other musicians with whom they partner in the many places they have lived and made music. You can often find them playing at local restaurants here in Elizabeth City. They have developed a substantial following since their launch in March of 2016. In their own words, “We play. We sing. (We rock) We try to be good neighbors, friends and citizens.” Band members: Matt Brunoehler (vocals, guitar), Chelsea Brunoehler (vocals, bass); Evan Coombs (vocals, banjo). 910-381-6140;

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August 20 Remedy

Remedy is a local OBX band playing originals and covers like Toadies, Live, U2, Collective Soul and Foo Fighters. Band members include Erick Henry, Susan Henry, Brian Kent, Kevin Shinn, Erick Henry (252) 599-0792

August 27 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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September 3 Joel Taylor Live w/ Band

Originating in North Carolina, Joel Taylor and 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.

September 10 ClusterGoat

ClusterGoat is a duo consisting of Chuck Hodges and Adam Nixon, play entertaining songs old and new. Their music focuses on sharp lyrics, classic harmonies, and strong melodies. With stellar musicianship and an attitude for fun, you’ll always have a good time with ClusterGoat. Let the goat cluster! Adam Nixon (252) 337-4249.

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September 17 Go Figure?

The largest band of our mix, Go Figure, has twelve members, an eclectic mix of personalities and styles. A couple are musicians by trade; the rest have day jobs and do music on the side as a hobby.  The band consists of George and Blair Jackson, Mike Goodman, Shea Foreman, Frank and Susan Hiner, Michael Cox, Molly Miller, Phyllis Bosomworth, Douglas Jackson, Joe Peel, and Billy Caudle.  “A little all over the place” is how they describe their style. Various members take turns with lead vocals. They mix in some instrumentals. They perform a little sixties stuff and a little from the seventies. They’re proud to feature four horn players in their group. George or Blair Jackson (252-333-4702)

September 24 PBNJ

 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)