Plan your Trip

African American Music Trails takes you through the rural landscape of Eastern North Carolina where green tobacco fields and historic tobacco warehouses dot the landscape. As you travel through the region, experience the passion of the region’s gospel, blues, R&B, jazz, funk and hip hop that enrich North Carolina and help define American music for the world.

Regional Contacts for Visitor Information

Region-1Kinston

The Arts Center, Community Council for the Arts
400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, N.C.
252-527-2517
www.kinstoncca.com
Tues – Fri: 10 am – 6 pm; Sat: 10 am – 5 pm

Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce
301 N. Queen St., Kinston, N.C.
252-527-1131
kinstonchamber.com
Mon – Thurs 9 am –5 pm; Fri 9 am – 2 pm

VisitKinston
301 N. Queen St., Kinston, N.C.
252-560-2693
www.visitkinston.com
Mon – Thurs 9 am –5 pm; Fri 9 am – 2 pm


Region-2Goldsboro Area (Wayne County)

Arts Council of Wayne County
102 North John St., Goldsboro, N.C.
919-736-3300
www.ArtsInWayne.org
Mon – Wed: 9 am – 5 pm; Thurs and Fri, 9 am – 7 pm; Saturdays: 4 – 7 pm

Goldsboro/Wayne County Travel and Tourism/Visitor Center
308 North William St., Goldsboro, N.C.
866-440-2245
www.greatergoldsboro.com
Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5 pm


Region-3Wilson Area

Arts Council of Wilson County
124 Nash St, Wilson, N.C.
252-291-4329
www.wilsonarts.com
Tues – Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm

Wilson Visitors Center
209 Board Street, Wilson, N.C.
800-497-7398; 252-243-8440
www.wilson-nc.com
Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm


Region-4Rocky Mount, Princeville, Tarboro

Nash County Arts Council
100 E Washington St  Nashville, N.C.
252- 459-4734
www.nasharts.org
Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm

Rocky Mount/Nash County Visitors Bureau
100 Coast Line St., Rocky Mount, N.C.
1-800-849-6825; 252-972-5080
www.rockymounttravel.com

Edgecombe ARTS
130 Bridgers St., Tarboro, N.C.
252-823-4159
www.edgecombearts.org
Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm

Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
509 Trade St.,Tarboro, N.C.
252- 823-7241
www.tarboro-nc.com


Region-5Greenville Area

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
404 South Evans St., Greenville, N.C. 27858
252-551-6947
www.emergegallery.com
Tues – Fri 10 am – 9 pm; Sat, 10 am – 4 pm;
Sun, 1 pm – 4 pm

Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau
417 Cotanche Street,
Suite 100,
Greenville, N.C. 27858
800-537-5564;
252-329-4200
www.visitgreenvillenc.com
Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm


More Visitor Information

More visitor information about the region’s events, museums, and historic sites can be found on the official website for North Carolina, www.VISITNC.com or call toll free-1 (800) VISIT NC, 1 (800) 847-4862.

Festivals and Live Music
Throughout the year you can hear great music across the region. Explore our interactive calendar and map to find festivals, concerts, and much more.

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
www.ncdcr.gov
www.ncculture.com

N.C. Historic Sites
www.nchistoricsites.org

NCDOT Scenic Byways Program
www.ncdot.gov/~scenic

N.C. State Parks
ncparks.gov/Visit/main.php

N.C. Ferry System
1 (800) BY FERRY, 1 (800) 293-3779
www.ncferry.org

N.C. Bed & Breakfast and Inns Association
1 (800) 849-5392
www.ncbbi.org

Other Regional Activity

North Carolina Historical Markers driving tour
Edgecombe
Greene
Jones
Lenoir
Nash
Pitt
Wayne
Wilson