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Saturday
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Sunday
9:30am-5pm

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MUMFEST ENTERTAINMENT

MUMFEST Entertainment

New this year...

 

MUMFEST Kickoff Concert

On the South Lawn at Tryon Palace. Friday, October 9th.  Gates open 5:30 p.m.  Check back as more details are confirmed!

 

The Yo-Yo Guy

John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy!

John has performed his unique high energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and four Guinness World Records. He has been featured on David Letterman, the Discovery Channels Time Warp, Comedy Central, the Guinness World Record show, Fetch the Ruff Ruffman on PBS and even has his own Topps trading card! The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yo's, a unicycle and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!

This is a great show for all ages!!  Don't miss it!

Down to Earth Aerial Acrobatics

Amanda Durnell of Raleigh is someone to look up to. Way up. She is part of Down to Earth Aerials who, along with her protege Rebecca Vick, will be performing daily in Union Point Park. The duo have been performing both locally and regionally and love entertaining and interacting with people. One of the most popular featured acts is a blindfolded aerial hoop duo on a moving, spinning apparatus.

 

The performances specialize in aerial hoop, static trapeze, and aerial acrobatics on fabric suspended 16 to 30 feet high on their portable indoor or outdoor rig. You will be mesmerized and amazed as you watch them gracefully glide, and climb on the fabric with stunning, intricate choreography.

Pictures.

 

Favorites

Bank of the Arts (317 Middle Street) will feature music on Saturday.

ENCORE, is a Show Choir composed of students from Craven Community College. These singing ambassardors represent the college in performances throughout the county. Directed by Chauncy Stevenson, the choir is made up of music majors as well as students from various degree programs. From Mozart to Motown, the choirs diverse musical repertoire is sure to entertain as well as inspire. Highlighted performances include the yearly Christmas Concert, Spring Concert and MUMFEST, all held in beautiful downtown New Bern.  Performance 12:00

New Bern Suzuki Strings is a group of talented violinists taught by NC Suzuki Association President, Rachel Harmatuk Pino. Rachel founded New Bern Suzuki Strings in 2007 and audiences have enjoyed the wide variety of music performed at many events around New Bern. Students of all ages will present a fun mix of Folk, Classical and Pop music. Come support and enjoy these hardworking students!  Performance 1:30

Down East Dulcimers will join Thursday Morn' to perform well known Bluegrass tunes that will have you tapping your toes and singing along. The bands' instruments include lap and hammered dulcimers, guitar, dobro, banjammer, fiddles, cajon drum and more.

Performance 2:00

Alex Clark...a comedian who just happens to juggle.

Whether he's juggling meat cleavers or flinging jokes, Alex leaves the crowd gasping for air in both awe and laughter. Finishing his show atop a 10 foot ladder, Alex is a comedian that stands above the rest. Live performing is where it starts at the corner of MIddle and Broads Streets daily.

For a sneak peak  Click here

 

Willy the Hillbilly

Willy the Hillbilly will join us at MUMFEST for two days, compliments of Pepsi MInges Bottling Group. 

Festival-goers will have fun meeting Willy the Hillbilly in person, shaking his hand and posing with him for photo ops! For those old enough to remember the 1960's and would enjoy jogging their memory with a 1966 Willy the Hillbilly commercial, go to Willy the Hillbilly.

 

 

 

Mumfest offers a diversity of entertainment for the old and young alike.

Adding to the merriment, crowd pleasing performers include dance troupes, college and local choruses, roving street performers, magicians and clowns that interact with festival guests.

 

Check back often as we schedule our lineup of entertainment.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

   

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2015 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Joe Alcoke Auto and Truck Center

The Swiss Bear

Sun Journal

WITN, MyTV, MeTV

MUMFEST Kickoff Concert

Bojangles'

Coastal Beverage Co.

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New Bern Rotary Club

The Bernie Bear

Pepsi Minges Bottling Group

Wells Fargo

The Bear 97.9

Bigfish fm 92.7

ESPN New Bern 103.9 FM & 1490 AM
WNOS NewsTalk 97.1 FM & 1450 AM
ViaMark Advertising
Beasley Broadcasting Group
107.9 WNCT
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99.5 the X WXNR
101.9 Kiss FM WIKS
106.5 WSFL

Beach Boogie & Blues WNCT

Inner Banks Media
Thunder Country 96.3
94.1 WNBU Talk of the Town
Digity Media
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Your Country 95.1 WRNS

The Neuse Bear

Bojangles'

CarolinaEast Health System

Hampton Inn

Island Essential Tent & Event Rentals

SpringHill Suites Marriott

Brochure

CenturyLink

Trolley

Little Caesars Pizza

City of New Bern

Boat Show

New Bern Grand Marina

The Trent Bear

A.G. Salem & Associates

Computer Services, LLC

Courtyard Marriott Riverfront New Bern

First Citizens Bank

Piggly Wiggly Stores

the little bank

University of Mount Olive

The Local Bear

BB&T

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Coldwell Banker-Willis Smith Co.

Duke Energy Progress

Galley Stores

Morgan's Tavern & Grill

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law

The Country Biscuit


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