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The James Armstrong Band performing "It Takes Time" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/6/22. James Armstrong (gui...
01/16/2023
James Armstrong Band-It Takes Time-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-10/6/22

The James Armstrong Band performing "It Takes Time" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/6/22. James Armstrong (guitar and vocals), Travis Ried (guitar and vocals), Paul Brackens (bass), and James Carter (vocals and drums). James Armstrong stepped away from the stage to showcase his amazing band!

The James Armstrong Band performing "It Takes Time" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/6/22. James Armstrong (guitar and vocals), Travis Ried (guitar ...

The Billy Walton Band performing "Spanish Moon" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in Wil...
01/15/2023
Billy Walton Band-Spanish Moon-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-10/15/21

The Billy Walton Band performing "Spanish Moon" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/15/21.

The Billy Walton Band performing "Spanish Moon" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/15/21. Billy Walton...

Josh StarkeyFri.Jan.20th 2023 7pmThe Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC
01/14/2023

Josh Starkey
Fri.Jan.20th 2023 7pm
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

Mel Melton & The Wicked MojosSat.Jan.21st 2023 7pm$10 Door Cover
01/13/2023

Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos
Sat.Jan.21st 2023 7pm
$10 Door Cover

The Rusty Nail presents a Last Wednesday Jazz Event with Burning Bridges Jazz.Wed.Jan.25th 2023 6pmNo Cover
01/13/2023

The Rusty Nail presents a Last Wednesday Jazz Event with Burning Bridges Jazz.
Wed.Jan.25th 2023 6pm
No Cover

Motor City Josh & The Big Three Friday Jan. 27th 2023 7pmThe Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC$10 Door Cover
01/11/2023

Motor City Josh & The Big Three
Friday Jan. 27th 2023 7pm
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC
$10 Door Cover

Travis Ried (guitar and vocals), Paul Brackens (bass), and James Carter (vocals and drums) of the James Armstrong Band w...
01/08/2023
James Armstrong Band-Little Wing-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-10/6/22

Travis Ried (guitar and vocals), Paul Brackens (bass), and James Carter (vocals and drums) of the James Armstrong Band with a Little Wing rendition.
Sound by Tim Papa T Tyson

The James Armstrong Band performing "Little Wing" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/6/22. James Armstrong (guitar and vocals), Travis Ried (guitar an...

Josh StarkeyFri.Jan.20 2023 7pmNo Cover
01/04/2023

Josh Starkey
Fri.Jan.20 2023 7pm
No Cover

Shorty SlimFri.Jan.13th 2023 7pm$10 Door Cover !!
01/03/2023

Shorty Slim
Fri.Jan.13th 2023 7pm
$10 Door Cover !!

The Rusty Nail - Jan 2023
01/03/2023

The Rusty Nail - Jan 2023

CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM Tuesdays 8pm !The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC
01/03/2023

CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM
Tuesdays 8pm !
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

BUTTER !January Thursday's * 6-8 pmNo Cover
01/03/2023

BUTTER !
January Thursday's * 6-8 pm
No Cover

Rose Hill Resurrection Sat. Jan.7th 2023 7pm$5 Door Cover
01/03/2023

Rose Hill Resurrection
Sat. Jan.7th 2023 7pm
$5 Door Cover

Blue Sunday !!
12/31/2022

Blue Sunday !!

The Billy Walton Band performing "People Talking" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in W...
12/31/2022
Billy Walton Band-People Talking-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-10/15/21

The Billy Walton Band performing "People Talking" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/15/21.

The Billy Walton Band performing "People Talking" during the "2021 Boogie, Blues & Birthday Bash" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 10/15/21. Billy Walt...

Paul Nelson Band  returns in 2023 !
12/15/2022

Paul Nelson Band returns in 2023 !

Upcoming Paul Nelson Band shows:
Sat 01/07 - The Maine Blues Society Fundraiser - The Rack BBQ,Carrabassett Valley ME - 9pm
Sat 01/28 - Music Room Cape Cod, MA - 8pm
Fri 02/10 - BulletProof Music Studios, Hazlet, NJ - 8pm
Sat 02/11 - Madam's Organ Blues Bar, DC - 10pm
Tue 02/21 - Fanatics Pub, Lima, N& - 7pm
Fri 02/24 - Encore 201, Traverse City, MI - 8pm
Sat 02/25 - BLUEStage Jams - Napoleon - 7.30pm
Tue 02/28 - Token Lounge, Westland, MI - Opening for Wishbone Ash
Fri 03/17 - Jamey's House of Music, Landsdowne, PA 8pm
Sat 03/18 - Madam's Organ Blues Bar, DC, 10pm
Wed 03/22 - Leroy's Southern Kitchen-Bar, Punta Gorda, FL, 8pm
Thur 03/23 - The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL (TBC)
Fri 03/24 - Masaryk Winery, Brooksville, FL - 6pm
Sat 03/25 - Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland, FL - 8pm
Sun 03/26 - Jack's Seafood Bar and Grill, Naples FL - 1pm
Wed 03/29 - Leroy's Southern Kitchen-Bar, Punta Gorda, FL, 8pm
Thur 03/30 - Englewoods on Dearborn Restaurant & Bar, Englewood, FL -7pm
Fri 03/31 - Live at The Blue Door - Brunswick, GA - 8pm
Sun 04/02 - Earl's Hideaway Lounge, Sebastian - 1pm
Wed 04/05 - The Rusty Nail - Wilmington, NC - 8pm
Fri 04/15 - The District Center for the Arts, Taunton, MA 8pm
Sat 04/22 - The Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ - 7.30pm
Sat 05/05 - Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, IL 9.30pm
Fri 05/12 - The B. Bar - Ohmaha, NE - 6pm
Sat 05/13 - Leo & Leona's, Bangor, WI - 7.30pm
Sun 05/14 - Byron's In Pomeroy, Iowa - 5pm
Fri 05/19 - Mickey Finn's Brewery - Libertyvile, IL 9.30pm
Sat 05/20 - Red Rooster, Madison WI - 8pm
Sun 05/21 - Pops Place - Decatur, IL - 3pm
www.paulnelsonguitar.com

Big Head DogFri.Dec.30th 2022 7pm$10 Door Cover Charge"Big Head Dog has been rocking the Carolinas for nearly 20 years. ...
12/09/2022

Big Head Dog
Fri.Dec.30th 2022 7pm
$10 Door Cover Charge

"Big Head Dog has been rocking the Carolinas for nearly 20 years. Drummer Fred Miller and guitarist Paul T. Baker started playing together in their ECU college days. Singer/guitarist Chris Kelly joined the group and soon after saxophone/keyboardist Anthony DiBona and bass player Steven Jackson completed the band. And joining us for our first performance at the Rusty Nail is Oak island’s own Ronnie Weinstein on keyboards and vocals.

Since the beginning Big Head Dog has been thrilling audiences with their high energy, good-time dance boogie rock and roll shows and renditions of the best rock songs ever written. You won’t soon forget your night with Big Head Dog!"

Butter !Thu.Dec.29th 2022 6pm
12/08/2022

Butter !
Thu.Dec.29th 2022 6pm

Butter !
Thursdays in Dec. 2022 6pm

Rusty Nail Christmas PartyMusic w/ The ClamsFri.Dec.9th 2022  7pmNo Cover - Blanket Donations Requested .
12/07/2022

Rusty Nail Christmas Party
Music w/ The Clams
Fri.Dec.9th 2022 7pm
No Cover - Blanket Donations Requested .

Bill Lyerly Christmas Party Jam !Special Guest Dan DixonSat.Dec.10th 2022 7pm$10 Door Cover Charge
12/07/2022

Bill Lyerly
Christmas Party Jam !
Special Guest Dan Dixon
Sat.Dec.10th 2022 7pm
$10 Door Cover Charge

Jonathan RobinsonFri.Dec.16th 2022 7pm$5 Door Cover Charge
12/07/2022

Jonathan Robinson
Fri.Dec.16th 2022 7pm
$5 Door Cover Charge

Butter !Thursdays in Dec. 2022  6pm
12/07/2022

Butter !
Thursdays in Dec. 2022 6pm

Burning Bridges JazzTrio Edition !Wed.Dec.7th 2022 6pmThe Rusty Nail - Ilm, NC
12/05/2022

Burning Bridges Jazz
Trio Edition !
Wed.Dec.7th 2022 6pm
The Rusty Nail - Ilm, NC

George & Tammy starts Tonight !!Sunday Dec.4th 2022Look for your favorite venue in many scenes !!
12/04/2022
GEORGE & TAMMY Trailer (2022) Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon

George & Tammy starts Tonight !!
Sunday Dec.4th 2022
Look for your favorite venue in many scenes !!

GEORGE & TAMMY Trailer (2022) George and Tammy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, George Jones and Tammy Wynette Biopic Series© 2022 - Showtime

Terry "Harmonica" BeanFriday Dec.2nd 2022 7pmNo Cover Charge
12/02/2022

Terry "Harmonica" Bean
Friday Dec.2nd 2022 7pm
No Cover Charge

Blue Sunday w/The Rhythm BonesSunday Dec.4th 2022 3pm
12/01/2022

Blue Sunday w/The Rhythm Bones
Sunday Dec.4th 2022 3pm

This Sunday we are all in. 3-6 at The Rusty Nail with a pause at about 4:30 for the potluck buffet. Like Ray said, 'Tell your ma, tell your pa, gonna send you back to Arkansas' or um the Rusty Nail anyway.

Josh Starkey Friday Nov.25th 2022 7pm No Cover
11/25/2022

Josh Starkey
Friday Nov.25th 2022 7pm
No Cover

Happy Thanksgiving to All !!
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving to All !!

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1310 South 5th Avenue
Wilmington, NC
28401

Telephone

(910) 251-1888

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This Week!

Monday • 6/6 • Boardwalk Billy's 7pm
Wednesday • 6/8 • Liberty Tap Room 6pm
Saturday • 6/11 • Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Rusty Nail 9pm
Sunday • 6/12 • Biggers Market 12pm
I love playing this song and really enjoyed doing it for Hay Street Live. This is the lineup for the trio at next week’s blues festival in Wilmington with my good friend, Bill Caswell filling in for Joe Felice Music Page on bass.

The Rusty Nail


SCHEDULE
Cape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10, 11 & 12, 2022
The Rusty Nail - 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilm. NC 910-251-1888

Friday, June 10
6:00pm – Tent stage: JONATHAN ROBINSON & band (former Nashville sideman from rural NC plays blues & slide guitar tinged with rock, country and jam band overtones) $10 door.

9:00pm – Indoor stage: CHUCK COTTON & FRIENDS (longtime Greensboro NC drummer and his awesome entourage bring the deep stuff – soulful, dynamic, blues energy) $10 door.

Saturday, June 11
2:00pm – Tent stage: TWO PICKY GUYS (Port City acoustic blues), MEL MELTON & THE WICKED MOJOS (spicy Louisiana, Zydeco, & Cajun-flavored blues), HOUSE OF DUES (powerhouse blues funk) $40 door.

9:00pm – Indoor stage: RANDY MCQUAY (IBC Champion, touring soloist, and NC bluesman brings his band along for a raucous evening of original & classic blues) $10 door.

Sunday, June 12
12:00pm – Tent stage: CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM (Nearly all-day spontaneous blues from our talented local musicians) FREE!

7:00pm – Tent stage: BRETT JOHNSON w/TARSHA MURPHY & FRIENDS (Blues, soul, and R&B served up by a supreme ensemble of Wilmington artists) $5 door.

- All tickets available at the door, or call The Rusty Nail at 910-251-1888 for more info.
- Lawn chairs welcome at tent stage events, but NO coolers or pets please!
- Cash bar & beverages available, and food truck(s) will be on-site.
- Venue info available at The Rusty Nail / Call 910-251-1888
I can’t wait for this! Really honored to be a a part of this year’s lineup.

The Rusty Nail
Upcoming Shows

6/1 • The Grumpy Monk North Myrtle 6pm
6/3 • Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar 7pm
6/4 • PRIVATE EVENT
6/6 • Boardwalk Billy's NMB 7pm
6/8 • Liberty Tap Room Myrtle Beach 6pm
6/11 • Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Rusty Nail 9pm
6/12 • Biggers Market 12pm
6/16 • Ogden Tap Room 7pm
6/17 • Waterline Brewing Company 7pm
6/20 • Boardwalk Billy’s 7pm
6/22 • Del Webb at Riverlights (PRIVATE) 5pm
6/24 • Rooster & The Crow 6pm
6/25 • Outer Dunes Brewing 7pm
6/29 • Second Wind 7pm
6/30 • The Sailfish 6pm
The Billy Walton Band performing "Confusion" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 3/25/22. Billy Walton on guitar, William Paris on bass, Scott on drums, Eric Safka on keys, Tom Petraccaro on sax, and Bruce Krywinski on trumpet.
Sound by Tim Papa T Tyson (Sound Barrier Music)
Video by Sue Kropp
A Stolen Rune Recording
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uTJAJ-nHMk
Lot's of fun coming up!!! Tonight Josie Kelly's Public House
Fri Jamian's Food and Drink for the Tedeschi Trucks after show party

Next week we're out of town...
Mar
24 Bright Box in Wi******er VA
25 The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC
26 Get Right Promotions The Brickhouse Lounge in Myrtle Beach

See you there! please share if you know someone in those towns...
Well, Al is back from vacation, Dean has his land legs back, Dave T will play kit 3 of 7, Dave B has toured greater Greensboro and Jim has given up day drinking.

So yep, we are ready. Tomorrow we will be at The Rusty Nail (3pm start). Stop down - the blues can keep you warm.
Hey folks ... tonight's gig at The Rusty Nail has been pushed back to August 27th due to weather/heat issues. We are very disappointed but look forward to August!

Any venue looking for a last minute band for tonight? - LOL
Downtown keeps getting better and better. If you have never experienced The Rusty Nail, you are missing out. And now a food and music hall right across the street!
Our return to the Rusty Nail is coming -
Get your tickets!
Here - www.eventcreate.com/e/wwwtherhythmbonescom
or at The Rusty Nail
With David Toma, Dean Brennan, Jim Nelson, Al Payson, David Bolton
YES, we are playing tomorrow at The Rusty Nail . 3pm. A few precautions.
1-don't lick the bar
2-don't french kiss strangers
3-wash your hands
Jim Nelson, David Bolton, David Toma, Al Payson and Dean Brennan all 'gon be there
x

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