NC Whirligig Festival Entertainment

NC Whirligig Festival 2021 

Full Stage Schedule

Saturday, November 6


Whirligig Park Stage 
10:00 am – 10:30 am     DJ Bobby Skinner & line dancing                                                            

10:30 am-11:30am        Chatham Rabbits, bluegrass       

11;30 am – 12:00 pm     DJ Bobby Skinner & line dancing            

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm        Chatham Rabbits, bluegrass     

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm           DJ Bobby Skinner  & line dancing

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm        Greeting by Mayor Stevens & Art Contest Awards 

2:15 pm - 3:30pm          New Local, music variety

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm        DJ Bobby Skinner & line dancing

4:00 pm  - 5:00 pm        New Local, music variety                                                           


Greenlight Stage         (Near Courthouse on Nash Street) 
Sponsored by Greenlight Community Broadband 

10:00 am- 11:00 am      Lauren Light, alternative music

11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Street Revival, music variety 

12:30 pm- 1:00pm         Shimmy Shakers dance group      

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm          Street Revival, music variety

2:30 pm- 3:30 pm          Mount Moriah Community Church Praise Team     

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Dance Studio B, dance group    

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm          Mount Moriah Community Church Praise Team       


Community Stage       (Banker’s Plaza on Goldsboro St) 
Sponsored by Barton College and Wilson Tobs 

10:00 am          ACT! for Youth 

10:30 am          ProMusic Conservatory 

11:00 am          Miss Wilson & Miss Outstanding Teen 

11:30 am          Donell Best & Brennon Johnson Duo                              

12:00 noon       Singers Studio 

12:30 pm          Brand Performing Arts Center

1:00 pm            Science Kidz Show 

1:30 pm            Artistry in Motion 

2:30 pm            Tyvoris Finch, saxaphone

2:00 pm            Dance Studio B

3:00 pm            Sallie B. Howard School of Arts                                                  

4:30 pm            Caden Robinette  


Whirli-Kidz Stage        (on Barnes St) 
Sponsored by Wilson Arts 

11:00 am          Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

12:00 pm          The InterACTive Theatre of Jef

1:00 pm            Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

2:00 pm            The InterACTive Theatre of Jef

3:00 pm            Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

4:00 pm            The InterACTive Theatre of Jef​

Sunday, November 7

Whirligig Park Stage 
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm 14-K Gold Band

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Whirli-Run 5/10K and Cross-Country Run Awards

2:00 pm- 3:15pm     The TAMS         

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Parks & Recreation 100% , dance group             

3:45pm- 5:00 pm     The TAMS   


Greenlight Stage   (Near Courthouse on Nash Street)
Sponsored by Greenlight Community Broadband 

12:00 pm-1:30pm   The Will McBride Group  

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Michael Brown Trio                                                       

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Wendy Peterson and Unity 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bobby Peterson and Real Connection 


Community Stage (Banker’s Plaza on Goldsboro St)
Sponsored by Barton College and Wilson Tobs 

12:00 pm – 12:45  pm          Blindheart Music, country music 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm               Nic Stembridge, The Keyboard Teen 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm             Total Impact Ministries Outreach Praise Team 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm              The Honey Jacks (classic rock)                 


Whirli-Kidz Stage (on Barnes St) 
Sponsored by Wilson Arts 

12:30 pm    Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

1:45 pm      Whirli-Fariy,  Interactive Photo session  

2:00 pm      Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

2:45 pm      Whirli-Fariy, Interactive Photo session  

3:00 pm      Nick’s LIVE Kids Show

4:00 pm      Whirli-Fariy, Interactive Photo session  

Chain Reaction BMX Stunt Show   
Sponsored by Wilson Tourism Authority (located on Douglas Street) 


Saturday – Nov 6
11:00 am | 12:30 pm
2:00 pm |4:00 pm 

Sunday – Nov. 7
1:00 pm | 2:30 pm 
4:00 pm 

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The Tams

The Tams

Sunday, November 7, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Whirligig Park stage

The Tams are an American vocal group from Atlanta, Georgia, who enjoyed their greatest chart success in the 1960s, but continued to chart in the 1970s, and the 1980s. Still quite popular in theSoutheastern United States, they continue to record new music and perform at well-attended concerts. In 1999, they were featured performers with Jimmy Buffett on his CD, Beach House on the Moon, and also toured with him around the country. In recent years the group has been led by Albert "Little Red" Cottle Jr., the son of former member Albert Cottle.

The Honeyjacks

Community Stage  (Banker’s Plaza on Goldsboro St)

Sunday, Nov. 7 @ 4:00 pm 


The Honeyjacks hail from Washington, NC, and consists of four young men: Keane Warren (15, lead guitar), Matthew Perry (16, bass), Dylan Walcott (15, rhythm guitar), and Nathan Jenkins (17, drums. These talented, young musicians are on a mission to bring “good, old-fashioned” Classic Rock music to the people of Eastern North Carolina, and beyond. 

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The Will McBride Group

The Will McBride Group

Sunday, November 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Greenlight Stage

This band delivers energy and musicianship, with compelling original music and a great song selection from across the rock genres.

Openers for ZZ Top, Styx, Eddie Money, Leon Russell, The Temptations, Delbert McClinton, Aaron Neville, and more.  Imagine a funkier Steely Dan, a jazzier John Mayer, a more-vocal Santana, and an edgier Stevie get the picture. 

As the critics say, Will's “songwriting is extremely creative and clever” (Indie Music Digest), and music from the WMG “offers verve through juxtaposition-a real swagger” (Independent Weekly magazine), with an “impressive concoction of structure that felt natural but original” (  

Donell Best

Donell Best

Saturday, Nov. 6 @ 11:30 am

Community Stage (Bankers Plaza on Goldsboro St)

Donell Best is a student at Fike High School and an up and coming R&B artist who loves to sing and perform! He currently has two singles out “L.C.A.G” and “Seasons” and a major EP coming soon. Come see Donell perform and share his passion. 

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Lauren Light

Lauren Light

Saturday, November 6 @ 10 am, Greenlight stage

Pop Singer-Songwriter, Lauren Light is a force to be reckoned with.  The Berklee grad has played over 800 shows, in over 30 states across the US.  Playing a mix of Festivals, Colleges, music venues.  On stage, she artfully crafts the perfect blend of pop, and powerfully soulful vocals.

Chatham Rabbits

Chatham Rabbits

Saturday, November 6, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Whirligig Park Stage

In their marriage and in their music, Chatham Rabbits’ Austin and Sarah McCombie also blend their own histories into a shared musical experience. Sarah first took the stage as part of a trio known as the South Carolina Broadcasters, a band that harkened back to the old days of the Grand Ole Opry,bluegrass and AM radio country classics.

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Blind Heart

Blind Heart

Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Community Stage on Banker’s Plaza (on Goldsboro St)

With a mixture of Contemporary, R&B and Rock, Blind Heart Music has been a Christian band with a unique sound from day one, the members of Blind Heart Music have been singing, performing, and playing music as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s history, they have strived to touch the hearts of their fans with music, and bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the forefront of their ministry all the while recording new music. This will be an unplugged performance by Dave Munn.

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Total Impact

Total Impact Outreach Ministries Praise Team


Community Stage (Banker’s Plaza on Goldsboro St)

Sunday, November 7 – 2:00 pm


Total Impact Outreach Ministries Praise Team

As a Praise Team, we come united to lift up the name of Jesus. Praise is what we do for His Glory. Our mission is to touch hearts and change mindsets through the Ministry of Song.

Psalms 150:6, Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD!


Nic Stembridge

Nic Stembridge

Community Stage (Banker’s Plaza on Goldsboro Street)

Sunday, Nov. 6 @ 1:00 pm


Nic Stembridge is a 16-year-old musician from Washington, NC who plays classic rock and roll.  He travelled alongside Nannette Garrettte this summer showcasing his talents throughout eastern North Carolina. Nic has played music for many different audiences, including local restaurants in Washington and Greenville, the New Bern Mum Festival, and even Sawyers Fun Park! Nic’s musical catalog consists of bands such as The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He travels with his piano but plays a wide variety of instruments including the drums for his church’s praise team. Nic is growing his name in the music scene and looks to play more rock and roll for more people!