In the region August 2019

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Saturday, Aug. 3

Greenville Comic Con

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Greenville Convention Center

303 Greenville Blvd.

Meet comic book creators, artists, writers and vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or www.greenvillenccomiccon.com.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11

Southern Bridal Show and Expo

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

N.C. State Fairgrounds


Meet more than 150 Triangle wedding experts as you plan your wedding. Also enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxedos. Pre-register and purchase tickets on line to receive a discount. Admission: $10 per person at the door (cash only) or $8 advance purchase. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. Click on our website for advance tickets and to register at www.foreverbridal.net.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

8 p.m.

PNC Arena


The tour is in conjunction with the release of The Backstreet Boys’ album “DNA.” Purchase tickets at pncarena.com or at the PNC Arena Box Office. Visit Ticketmaster for pricing.

Thursday, Aug. 22 to Sunday, Aug. 25

Watermelon Festival

Hours vary by day

324 Sylvania St.


The 34th annual event includes music, carnival rides, car show, community events, parade, food vendors and watermelon eating contest. Bands for Watermelon Jam on Saturday, Aug. 24, are Justin West Band, Parmalee and 38 Special. For a complete schedule and info on Watermelon Jam tickets, visit www.watermelonfest.com.

Friday, Aug. 23

Elvis in Hawaii

7:30 p.m.

Paramount Theatre


Stephen Freeman is back again with Echos of a Legend Showband for the United Way benefit concert. VIP tickets include a pre-show luau reception and meet and greet. Opening acts start at 6:30. For tickets visits goldsboroparamount.com or call 919-583-8432.

Friday, Aug. 30, to Sunday Sept. 1

American Ninja Warrior Competition

2550 N. Church. St.

Rocky Mount

This is a family event with top and upcoming warriors competing. Children and adults compete. Includes food trucks, games and bands. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Friday, Sept. 27

The Malpass Brothers

7:30 p.m.

The Dunn Center

N.C. Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount

The North Carolina brothers play traditional country music. Visit www.dunncenter.com or call 252-985-5197.