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FRIDAY, FEB. 2

The Staggered Rails

8 to 11 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

A Southern rock extravaganza will be at Ace’s beginning with The Staggered Rails.

FRIDAY, FEB. 2

Chris Hagan

7 to 9:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Chris Hagan is back by popular demand and food served by Adobo Joe food truck beginning at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 2

Tan and Halen

7 to 10 p.m.

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road, Wilson

Join local songwriters Halen Sykes and Tan Sanders for an evening of music. Sykes and Sanders have been writing music together going on 10 years now. Halen brings a psychedelic rock style, while Tan brings an alternative country style. 

SATURDAY, FEB. 3

Russ Varnell

8:30 p.m.

The Bullpen Bar

359 Blackwell St., Durham

If you like country and honky tonk music, you’ll love an evening with Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3

The Rocky Cross Band

8 to 11 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

The Rocky Cross Band plays a variety of music from Top 40 and classic country to Southern rock.

SUNDAY, FEB. 4

Shannon and The Stepbacks

5 to 7 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy bluegrass music and a pot luck dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. with friends at your community brewery.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

Russ Varnell

7 p.m.

Bluegrass Barn

111 Surless Road, Benson

Enjoy classic country and honky tonk style music from Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9

Russ Varnell

7 p.m.

Sugar Magnolia Cafe

219 S. White St., Wake Forest

Enjoy a night of classic country and honky tonk music from Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

Boys from Carolina

7:30 p.m.

Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

Spend an evening listening to bluegrass music from the Boys from Carolina with special guests the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers dancing for the first time at RA Fountain General Store. General admission $8.50; reserved seats $11. For more information or for tickets call 252-749-3228 or 4876 or www.rafountain.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

Russ Varnell

9:30 p.m.

County Line Bar

9527 N.C. 903, Ayden

Spend part of the weekend listening to classic country or honky tonk music from Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

The Mike Baker Band

8 to 11 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

Enjoy the show at Ace’s with the Mike Baker Band.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

Still Standin’

8 to 11 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

Learn how to play rock with Still Standin.’

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

Mark and John Dunn

7 to 9:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy music by the father and son team, Mark and John Bunn, and food by Cousins Maine Lobster beginning at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

Steven Stewart

9 p.m.

Pup’s Steakhouse

2801 Ward Blvd., Suite 3D

Steven Stewart will play solo at Pup’s.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

A Taste of Gospel Music

2 p.m.

DelMastro Auditorium, Wilson Community College

902 Herring Ave.

The Odelle W. Barnes Center for Community Services Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Beta Omega Chapter present a Taste of Gospel Music featuring the NCCU Gospel Choir. A $20 donation to benefit the O.W. Barnes Scholarship Program. For more information or tickets, call Altise Harris at 252-237-9122.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

Russ Varnell

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Gardner’s BBQ

1331 Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount

Have dinner and enjoy music from Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

Charlie Flowers and Dennis Harrell

7 to 9:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy music by two of Wilson’s own musicians, Charlie Flowers and Dennis Smiles, and food served by Everett’s Concessions.

Friday, Feb. 16

Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys

8 to 11 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

The band specializes in traditional bluegrass and gospel music.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Russ Varnell

7:30 p.m.

Elm City Community Building

100 American Legion Lane, Elm City

Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band will celebrate their 15th anniversary with special guest Shannon Baker and other surprise guests.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Tony Lefavi

7 to 10 p.m.

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road, Wilson

Join Tony Lefavi for an evening of music featuring covers ranging from Southern rock to country and more.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

Bill Myers Trio

5 to 7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Come and listen to some cool jazz on a Sunday afternoon from the Bill Myers Trio with food by SaYum food truck.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Annika Bovender

Ace’s Ale House

3710-B Peppermill Drive

The singer-songwriter’s sound includes the soulful elements of Adele, RnB qualities of Amy Winehouse and the current twist of ZZ Ward.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

Meredith Davis

7 to 10 p.m.

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road, Wilson

Meredith Davis plays a variety of covers and genres.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny

7:30 p.m.

Fountain General Store

6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain

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Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny will have a bluegrass CD release celebration. General admission $8.50; reserved seats $11. For more information or tickets call 252-749-3228 or 4876 or www.rafountain.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

Thorne Wiggs and Jessica Hudson

7 to 9:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

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Thorne Wiggs and Jessica Hudson are back by popular demand; Tacos Costa Grande food truck serves up their authentic Mexican menu.

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