The North Carolina Visitor Center




Bern Beach Blast

Meet us at the Point…

for the

3rd Annual “Bern Summer Blast”


Location of Event:                  Union Point Park, Downtown New Bern


Date:                                                      Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Gates Open: 1:30 PM


Ticket Price:                                    $15.00 in advance & $20.00 at the gate--Kids 12 & Under “FREE” with Paid Adult


Contact Info:                                    (252) 637-3111 or                 


Organization:                                    New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce


The New Bern Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual “Bern Summer Blast” to be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Union Point Park in Downtown New Bern, NC.


In conjunction with the event’s Title Sponsor “Weyerhaeuser” and Band Sponsors “Trent Cadillac – Buick – GMC, Inc,” & “Pepsi – Minges Bottling Group” three bands will provide entertainment this year.


“Spare Change” will open the concert and play from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The band, based in LaGrange, NC, got their start in 2002 as a 4-piece band made up of a group of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, this band grew into what is today one of the most sought after bands in the market


“Emily Minor” is next up on the stage from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. North Carolina Emily Minor is the fresh new face of country music having first grabbed the attention of many as a top fifty finalist of the Fox hit series, American Idol. According to Emily: “My favorite place to be is on the road. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing familiar faces in the crowd singing your songs with you.”


Last, but certainly not least….and back by popular demand…. to round out the evening’s entertainment from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM:  “The Tams.” This legendary beach group has been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years.” Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and Untie Me”, The Tams have had 2 Gold Records and 1 Platinum Single. The Tams will, no doubt “bring the house down” as they conclude a great day of entertainment for those in attendance at Union Point Park.


Tickets for this “not to be missed” event are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the gate. Kids 12 & under FREE with a Paid adult admission. Gates Open at 1:30 PM. Rain or shine, the “show will go on” with the Sudan Shrine Auditorium as the rain location. Tickets are available from Mitchell Hardware and The New Bern Chamber of Commerce as well as online at: