Enjoy Live Shows & Performances on the Crystal Coast at the Morehead Center for the Performing Arts


Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly place to take in a live show on the Crystal Coast? We have the place for you! The Morehead Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Morehead City on the corner of 14th and Arendell streets. This 550-seat theater offers varied performances and shows throughout the year for every age and interest.

This Saturday, November 16 at 7:30p.m., enjoy the Legacy Motown Revue at the Morehead Center. The Legacy Motown RevueLegacy features four talented entertainers who dance, sing and transport the audience back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire and the Temptations. Directed by band leader Stan Tigall, who served as music director and pianist for Bill Pinckney's original Drifters, The Legacy entertains audiences with the classic Motown sound from Detroit, exciting choreography and impressive showmanship. This group has made devoted fans of everyone who sees and experiences their dynamic musical show. They are known to have the audience dancing in the aisles of the theater.

On Saturday, November 30 at 8p.m., kick off the holiday season with the whole family as The Embers bring The EmbersChristmas to the stage at the Morehead Center for this special holiday event. For decades The Embers have been making music by playing a mix of rhythm and blues and heart and soul, but in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and Alabama, the name that applies is Beach Music. Some believe that Beach Music is simply lyrics that are easy to sing with simple melodies and pretty harmonies that accompany them. Bobby Tomlinson, drummer and leader of the band, believes that Beach Music is music with a memory.

Tickets for each show are $15 and can be purchased online. The box office is only open the day of each show beginning at 10a.m.

We hope you're able to make a show this year at the Morehead Center. If you plan on going or have been to a show, we'd love to hear about it. Our comments section is always open.

The holidays are a lovely time to vacation on the Crystal Coast. Enjoy a holiday getaway and take full advantage of our beaches, coastal towns, and local events and festivals. There are some great seasonal discounts on Emerald Isle vacation rentals this time of year, so be sure to check them out. We hope to see you soon!