Bookmark and Share


Explorations in The ARTS

The Explorations in The ARTS series is a unique mix of “informances,” created by a recipe of two parts live performance, one part artist interview, stirred together with a pinch of Q&A and a dash of audience participation. 

To purchase event tickets see below.  Series tickets for all three events will be available through November 20, 2019. Click on the box next to the series or the individual event that you wish to attend. Scroll down and click next.  Continue to select number of tickets, etc. clicking next with each step and again after you enter your payment information. QUESTIONS? Call (252) 633-2618.

All ticket prices include 6.75% North Carolina Sales Tax. No refunds - ALL SALES ARE FINAL - Once purchased, tickets for the Explorations in The ARTS are not refundable. However, the tickets are transferable. If you are unable to attend a particular event, you are welcome to share your tickets with another person.

Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Event Selection
Series tickes to three performance events:
Jon Shain & FJ Ventre - Blues - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Molasses Creek - Americana - Saturday, February 22, 2020
Cain Mill Road - Bluegrass - Friday, March 20, 2020
Orringer Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work and his evolved musical style – combining improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime.. Long-time collaborator FJ Ventre on bass will join Jon for this concert.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand, Ocracoke Island’s own Molasses Creek returns to the Explorations series this February. As phenomenal songwriters and interpreters of song, Molasses Creek concerts run the gamut from traditional to contemporary acoustic folk, from sweet ballads with ensnaring vocal harmonies, to truly hot instrumentals.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Billboard-charting artists Cane Mill Road rock the traditional bluegrass standards they grew up on, yet boldly tackle writing original music that often walks the lines between Bluegrass, Americana, Old-time and Folk. Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport and the eclectic mix of originals and standards they present at each of their shows.
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM


Charles Wethington, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
Jennifer Baer, Director, Lifetime Learning Center and Community Outreach
Christa Baker, Operations Coordinator
Jeanette Lee, Institutional Advancement Specialist

Contact Information

If you have any questions concerning
your gift to the Craven CC Foundation, please contact:

Craven Community College Foundation
800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-7351

Follow Us!

Craven Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age. Accessibility Services.

© Copyright 2014 · Privacy Statement

Circle of Light image