The Explorations in the Arts series is a unique mix of performances created with a recipe of live performance, stirred together with a pinch of Q&A and a dash of audience participation. We strive to bring artists to Craven County from throughout North Carolina that represent the very best in performance.

Four musicians of bluegrass group Molasses Creek

Molasses Creek

Concert - Folk/Americana
Friday, March 15, 2024

7:30 p.m. - Orringer Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $25/Students $15
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Our Favorite Ocracoke Musicians Return to New Bern!

For 30 years, Molasses Creek's high-energy performances and heartfelt songwriting has brought the love of their coastal home of Ocracoke Island to the stage. The band's elegant harmonies and arrangements, stellar songwriting, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the US, around the world, and most especially in Eastern NC.

Molasses Creek has recorded 15 albums, reaching the #4 and #5 spots on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts. Their latest releases, Catch the Wind, Waterbound, and People Get Ready have received acclaim from audiences across the country.

As to defining their style, nobody puts Molasses Creek in a box. However it's described, their style has manifested in a 30-year run of unpredictable and delightful musical choices. Each member contributes ideas and original music. They move between whimsical and sincere in a way that makes you believe that balancing both might be the key to life. The four members of Molasses Creek are: Gary Mitchell - Guitar/Vocals, Fiddler Dave Tweedie - Fiddle/Vocals, Kim France - Bass/Guitar/Vocals, Gerald Hampton - Mandolin/Bass/Guitar.

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Lifetime Learning Center
Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus

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