About The Speculations

Legendary. Benevolent. Rock’n’roll masters.

A self-proclaimed, medically-associated rock and roll band, The Speculations include three obstetricians, a surgical technologist and heath care administrator who donate their time and incredible musical skills to help raise money for non-profits doing good work across Eastern North Carolina. The Speculations are dedicated to raising awareness and making a difference in their community because “rock’n’roll benefits everyone.” They have performed to raise money for the Ayden Boys and Girls Club, cancer survivors and a plethora of other groups working in east.

About Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery

Unique. Bold. Local.

Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery dates back to 2012 and operates on a three-barrel, natural gas-powered brewing system and uses a rotation of four fermenters and three brite beer serving tanks. The space contains 2,000 square feet of brewing and taproom space, including a brew house floor, open seating for guests and a long bar. Additionally, a spacious outdoor patio and convenient on-site parking is provided. The brewer is a master of classic aleing techniques and has developed an eclectic mix of styles that appeal to a wide range of tastes.

About Mari's Hella Fat Food

Hella good food. A hella big heart.

Mari’s Hella Fat Food truck will be parking it for Rockin’ for a Free World.

Created after Mari got a delicious meal from a food truck in San Francisco, Calif. and fostering a deep love of cooking for, quite literally everyone she knew, Mari’s Hella Fat Food was born.

Mari’s Hella Fat Food is rockin’ some delicious culinary options – ranging from hot dogs with bangin’ bacon jam to Flava in Ya Ear (pulled pork sliders with tangy sauce and slaw). You can even get your own tots, with tator tots piled high with cheese, sour cream and bacon.

Mari’s Hella Fat Food is donating 15% of its sales during Rockin’ for a Free World.

Business Sponsors

Elaine Anderson - Century 21 The Realty Group

1420 E. Arlington Blvd. Suite B
Greenville, N.C.

Elaine Anderson, realtor at Century 21 The Realty Group, is lauded by her clients as being extremely knowledgeable about the housing markets in the communities in which she serves.

She listens and understands each client’s needs, desires and values.

Clients have called her “caring, professional and helpful,” from the beginning of the home buying process to the end, Anderson is there with her clients until the process is completed with the best results.

She has earned the Quality Service Pinnacle Producer award three years in a row. Her service areas span from Aurora to Ayden, Swansboro to Stantonsburg and all other areas in between.

For more information about Elaine Anderson at Century 21 The Realty Group, visit https://www.century21.com/CENTURY-21-The-Realty-Group-7511c/Elaine-Anderson-326107a

Aquaventure Winterville Aquatics Campus

214-A Beacon Drive
Winterville, N.C.

Aquaventure is a place for water lovers, water likers and water maybes. Keeping in mind everyone’s swimming needs, the pools are designed to offer a water experience for everyone – from the most skilled diver to competitive swimmer to the new swimmer.

Not only is the facility designed for everyone, Aquaventure’s programming is also catered to suit any swimming level. Offerings such as a traditional membership to Aquacademy to birthday party events to the Trident Swim Team, Aquaventure won’t leave you disappointed.

For more information about Aquaventure Winterville Aquatics Campus, visit http://aquaventurenc.com/.

Chef and the Farmer

120 W. Gordon St.
Kinston, N.C.

Chef and the Farmer was opened in 2006 by Vivian Howard and Ben Knight in hopes of “lighting a spark” in Kinston and to help former tobacco farmers transition to food farming.

Chef and the Farmer became a success, not only locally but also throughout the state and the nation. Chef and the Farmer earned acclaim for its thoughtful and creative use of regional ingredients, making each dish an ode to southern cuisine.

Vivian Howard also stars in PBS’s show “A Chef’s Life.”

For more information about Chef and the Farmer, visit www.vivianhoward.com/chef-the-farmer/.


310 W. 9th St.
Greenville, N.C.

Jefferson’s Florist has a bouquet for any occasion, from birthday to prom to “just because” it has exactly what you are looking for.

Jefferson’s Florist don’t stop with arrangements either, it also offers gift items, such as wine and gourmet; tabletop and entertaining; and children and baby item.

For more information about Jefferson’s Florist, visit https://www.jeffersonflorist.com/.

Robinson Jewelers

633 Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

Robinson Jewelers was founded in 1969 and has been family-owned ever since.

Robinson’s Jewelers provides an in-house jeweler who strives to restore and repair treasured pieces as well as stellar customer care.

Robinson’s Jewelers has a wide-variety of inventory, including engagement and fashion jewelry, watches, sterling silver and much more.

For more information, visit www.robinsonjewelers.com.


800 Thomas Langston Road
Greenville, N.C.

Lowe’s offers up merchandise for do-it-yourself home repair, home remodeling, a wide-array of appliances and gardening materials.

From patio furniture to plumbing materials, Lowe’s has it all. For more information, visit https://www.lowes.com/


Sampson Landscaping

Farmville, N.C.

Sampson Landscaping specializes in lawn care maintenance for residential and business facilities.

From grounds maintenance to special landscaping projects, such as grounds design with materials like pinestraw, mulch, river stone, flower and decorative foliage, Sampson Landscaping works diligently to satisfy its clients’ lawncare needs.

For more information, call 252-531-6952 or email Sampson Landscaping President Ben Sampson at BES0908@gmail.com.


The Rickhouse American Provisions & Spirits

710 Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

The Rickhouse American Provisions & Spirits is an American-styled bar and restaurant that specializes in hand-crafted dishes and boasts a bourbon collection of 40 plus bottles.

From prime rib to surf and turf to shared plates and greens, The Rickhouse has something for everyone.

For more information about The Rickhouse or to check out its menu, visit https://www.therickhousenc.com/

Schroko's Hair Studio

304 Evans St.
Greenville, N.C.

“Where guests are the canvas and art is created.”

Schroko’s Hair Studio has a wide-variety of services to offer. Its artists specialize in educating themselves on the most modern trends of the seasons and can tailor styles that complement its clients’ lifestyles.

All services include a luxurious shampoo experience. All cuts include blow dry style.

All color services include a fresh cut and blow dry style. Schroko’s also provides massage services. For more information, visit www.schrokoshairstudio.com.

Carolina Women's Physician

2414 Emerald Place
Greenville, N.C.

Carolina Women’s Physicians opened in 2003 with Dr. Jennifer Ferguson’s desire to provide women in Pitt County and surrounding counties with more choices involving their personal health care.

From adolescence through menopause, Carolina Women’s Physicians offers comprehensive gynecological and obstetric services and surgery.

For more information about Carolina Women’s Physicians, visit http://carolinawomens.com/index.html

The Painted Peacock

631 Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

The Painted Peacock offers a fun and creative way to paint your own pottery with friends and family.

Located in Arlington Village in Greenville, The Painted Peacock staff will guide your group through how to paint a piece of pottery or art board, no matter the skill level.

The studio also provides tools and instruction for children.

For more information, visit https://www.thepaintedpeacocknc.com/.

Cut-N-Up On Mane

3470 S. Main St.
Farmville, N.C.

Cut-N-Up On Mane in Farmville offers up a wonderful salon experience with stylists that love what they do and the community in which they work.

From color, ranging from bayalage to foil highlights to color corrections, Cut-N-Up On Mane can provide a style that is perfect for your lifestyle.

Cut-N-Up On Mane also offers up quality cuts for men and women, salon products and a fabulous customer experience.

For more information about Cut-N-Up On Mane or to take a look at some of its hair art, visit https://www.facebook.com/CutNUpOnMane/.

Phelps Chevrolet

3325 S. Memorial Dr.
Greenville, N.C.

Phelps Chevrolet offers a wide-array of brand new Chevrolet vehicles as well as an extensive inventory of pre-owned vehicles.

From countless pre-owned specials to new Bolts, Camaros and Colorados to Impalas, Malibus and Silverados, Phelps Chevrolet has something for your lifestyle and family.

Phelps Chevrolet also offers vehicle service specials along with tire-purchase options and parts orders.

For more information about Phelps Chevrolet, visit https://www.phelps-chevrolet.com/.

AR Workshop

809-A Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

AR Workshop is a boutique create-your-own studio that offers customized and trendy home décor projects.

The instructor-led workshop allows participants craft fail-proof masterpieces from raw materials for all skill levels.

AR Workshop offers various group event opportunities, from ladies’ night out to date nights to youth birthdays to private party and workshop rental.

For more information about AR Workshop, visit https://www.arworkshop.com/greenvillenc/.


Greenville, N.C.

The Lee Trevino Signature Course is the centerpiece of the Ironwood communities.

Boasting 200 acres of wooded terrain, the course is full of subtle details and provides a scenic vista of the Tar River, ponds and Eastern North Carolina wildlife.

The 18-hole par 72 courses span 7,102 yards from the back tees, 6,712 from the member tees and includes three other tee placements to accommodate all skill levels.

For more information, visit http://www.ironwoodgolf.com/

Carter Construction


Farmville, N.C.

“What we can’t fix, can’t be fixed.”

Are you working on a big project at your home or business and need to rent or hire out heavy equipment?

Carter Construction has you covered. From tractor rentals to jackhammers, Carter Construction can offer up its services.

For more information about heavy

Are you hoping to get some renovations or repairs done in your home? Give Carter Construction a call, with its staff of experienced carpenters and construction professionals, they will know just how to get the job done for a fair price.

For more information, call 252-717-5531.


600 Greenville Blvd SE
Greenville, N.C.

PetSmart has all of your pet needs. From foods to tick and flea treatments to toys, PetSmart can provide you with whatever you need for any type of pet.

Located on Greenville Boulevard, you can have your pet groomed or boarded. If you are without a pet and want to give an cat or dog a forever home, PetSmart also provides adoption events as well as a learning centers to teach you how to care for your new pet.

For more information, visit https://www.petsmart.com/store-locator/store/?storeID=0610.

WineShop at Home


Michelle Edwards, Independent Wine Consultant with WineShop At Home, works to bring together friends for a fun evening of wine tasting in the convenience of clients’ homes.

WineShop At Home also facilitates a fabulous wine club, featuring wine varieties crafted in Napa Valley using grapes chosen by WineShop At Home’s master winemaker.

For more information, visit www.wineshopathome.com/michelleedwards.

Ford + Shep

718 Dickinson Ave.
Greenville, N.C.

Ford + Shep opened recently in Uptown Greenville and is serving up eclectic dishes that display a passion for food.

The concept at Ford + Shep is designed around carefully curated ingredients used in a thoughtful and flavorful manner. With an ever-changing menu that reflects the chef’s travel, culture and zeal for experimentation, Ford + Shep will offer you a farm-to-table experience that is exciting and never humdrum.

For more information, visit https://www.fordandshep.com/


Plant and See

4064 Old Tar Road
Winterville, N.C.

Plant and See offers up beautiful plants and flowers, ranging from novice to master gardener.

Plant and See is a seven-acre garden center, which includes 17 greenhouses on site and another 16 greenhouses at the growing homestead.
Plant and See offers a wide-variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, trees, floral arrangements and hanging baskets.
For more information, visit http://www.plantandseenursery.com/


530 SE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, N.C.

From an array to message types to facials to spa packages, Refreshology has something that will help you relax, unwind and reach a new level of wellness.

Swedish, deep tissue and sports messages are available, as well as hot stone, ashiatsu and Thai massages.

Refreshology also offers specialized skincare treatments, such as microdermabrasion and osmosis facial infusion. Refreshology can cater to whatever suits your skincare needs.

For more information, visit https://www.refresh-ology.com/

Running Design

Greenville, N.C.

Running Design, owned by craftsman and artist Zachary Running, features custom and unique work created in Greenville, N.C.

Running Design offers custom made wall art, tables and decorative items made in Running’s own shop.

Running will make something specific to your needs, desires and décor.

For more information about Running Design, visit http://runningdesignshop.com/

Crystal Connection

422 E. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, N.C.

” … meaningful gifts with soulful purpose.”

Crystal Connection is a locally grown shop that has been “spreading peace love and meaningful gifts with a soulful purpose” for 28 years.

Crystal Connection is an independent, eclectic boutique that specializes in handmade jewelry, hip bohemian clothing and thoughtful and uplifting gifts as well as cheerful home accents and “hippie-inspired” décor.

Crystal Connection shops the world so you don’t have to, finding affordable, artistic pieces that nurture and transform the body, mind and soul.

For more information, visit https://www.crystalconnectionnc.com/

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

530-D SE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, N.C.

The Great Outdoor Provision Co. has all the items an outdoorsperson may need.

From footwear to clothing to kayaks to fishing supplies, Great Outdoor Provision Co. is your one-stop shop for anything you want to do in the great wilderness.

Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s team also promotes and participates in outdoor events from hiking to kayaking.

For more information about Great Outdoor Provision Co., visit https://greatoutdoorprovision.com/locations/greenville/

Plank Road Steak House

3689 E. Wilson St.
Farmville, N.C.

Plank Road Steak House offers up delicious food, weekend entertainment, a stocked bar and a friendly atmosphere.

Located in downtown Farmville, Plank Road boasts the rich history of the old North Carolina plank road, as well as an expansive menu prepared by an experienced chef.

It doesn’t stop there, Plank Road also features musical acts on the weekends and special menu items.

For more information, visit http://www.plankroadsteakhouse.com/

Young Living

Greenville, N.C.

Independent consultant for Young Living Lauren Price is available to talk with you about all your essential oil needs.

Young Living has pure essential oils and essential oil blends that will create a calming atmosphere. From relaxing scents such as lavender to energizing eucalyptus, Lauren with Young Living has you covered.

For more information, call 512-992-8713.

Trades of Hope


Compassionate entrepreneur for Trades of Hope Daria Mitsos offers beautiful fair trade items to the local market.

Trades of Hope is a certified fair trade business completely powered by women. Artisans from around the world are given employment to bring them out of sex trafficking, poverty, sweatshops and poor living condition.

Each purchase made through Trades of Hope empowers women world wide to create a sustainable lifestyle for themselves.

For more information, visit Daria’s Trades of Hope website.

633 Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

East Carolina Massage offers several massage modalities including reflexology, Swedish, deep tissue and prenatal massage, all of which focus on stress relief, pain management and injury therapy.

East Carolina Massage also offers sugar/salt scrubs, hot stone massage and esthetician services.

All of these services provided by East Carolina Massage goes to the organization’s mission of reducing pain and enhancing the quality of life of its clients.

For more information, visit http://eastcarolinamassage.abmp.com/


Bevello at Arlington Village

627 Red Banks Road
Greenville, N.C.

Bevello at Arlington Village features the most trendy women’s clothing and jewelry collections with a variety of featured brands.

Bevello’s brand line-up include Show Me Your Mumu, Free People, French Connection, Z Supply, Hudson, Kendra Scott, Gentle Fawn, Sanctuary, Tart and BCB Generation.

For more information about Bevello’s, visit www.bevello.com.

Backwater Jack's Tiki Bar & Grill


1052 E. Main St.
Washington, N.C.

“Everybody’s favorite tiki bar and grill in Washington, N.C.”

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill is located on the beautiful Washington waterfront.

It serves up seafood, burgers and sandwiches and boast a drink menu full of craft beer, wine and house drinks.

Backwater Jack’s hosts live bands every Friday and Saturday, and with outside seating available, delicious food and entertainment, how could you resist a visit to Washington’s favorite tiki bar?

For more information, visit www.backwaterjackstikibar.com/home.html .

The Scullery

431 Evans St.
Greenville, N.C.

The Scullery, located in Uptown Greenville, offers up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

A local favorite, it serves up fresh roasted coffee, homemade ice cream options, and food prepared from locally-sourced ingredients, so whether you are an ECU student or a patron in Uptown Greenville, The Scullery is a place where you’ll want to go.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/thescullerygreenville/.

The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions

414 Evans St.
Greenville, N.C.

“Equipping the path less traveled” in Greenville, North Carolina.

The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, located in Uptown Greenville, is a metaphysical shop that offers services and support for those who have chosen to take the path less traveled.

Sojourner focuses on metaphysical and spiritual arts, environmentalism, progressive politics, creative expression, global culture, natural living and family. It offers educational seminars, eco-friendly merchandise in an inclusive atmosphere.

For more information about The Sojourner Whole Provisions, visit https://thesojournersite.wordpress.com/


Elusive Specimens

Making art and jewelry out of nature’s beauty, Elusive Specimens is often seen in Uptown Greenville at the Umbrella Market and other events across Eastern North Carolina.

Elusive Specimens frame exotic butterflies, beetles, scorpions and tarantulas.

Elusive Specimens also specialize in making jewelry out of butterfly wings.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Elusivespecimens/.

419 Evans St.
Greenville, N.C.

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine features food prepared by chefs with exemplary culinary skills and knowledge of spices that make the dining a genuine and authentic experience.

The menu covers a broad spectrum of classical and contemporary tandoori, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes. The chicken samosa is a favorite and recognized as an “absolute taste sensation” with tender pieces of boneless chicken in a deep-fried chick pea batter.

The Kabab Sampler, a trio of kabobs from chicken to lamb to fish, are burgeoning with flavor and the vegetarian platter won’t disappoint either, featuring an assortment of veggies, fritters, samosa, aloo, tikki, cheese pakora and onion.

For more information, visit http://www.cinnamon419.com/

University Book Exchange/Pirate Wear

516 Cotanche St.
Greenville, N.C.

The University Book Exchange, located in Uptown Greenville, features men’s and women’s East Carolina University pirate wear, game day items and active wear.

From hats to shoes to shirts, your pirate heart will shine through with U.B.E.’s apparel. Whether you are a student right now or an alumni of ECU, U.B.E. has all you need.

For more information, visit https://www.piratewear.com/.

Inner Banks Outfitters

1050 E. Main St.
Washington, N.C.

Inner Banks Outfitters provides a range of services and products.

From selling and servicing stand-up paddle boards, bikes and kayaks to renting them, Inner Banks Outfitters is a perfect place to go for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Inner Banks Outfitters shop is full of accessories for any cyclist, kayaker and paddle boarder of all experience levels, including helmets, life preservers and sunscreen.

For more information, visit https://www.innerbanksoutfitters.com/.

Margie's Mudd Creations

Margie’s Mudd Creations offers up creative, beautiful and artistic pottery pieces.

From bowls to cups to lamps, each piece by Margie’s Mudd Creations is unique and thoughtful.

Margie’s Mudd Creations have participated in Piratefest and the Brookgreen Art Festival as vendors.



Designs on You

Designs on You are often at local craft venues selling trendy jewelry and boutique pieces.

Designs on You features both handmade pieces and inspired hand-selected items in an effort to bring the latest and best jewelry selections to the local market.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Designs-On-You-177784336784/

Happy Hummus in Greenville, N.C., makes its hummus with all-natural, organic ingredients and is lauded for its hummus’ texture and taste.

Happy Hummus features original, basil (seasonal) and rosemary flavors.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HappyHummus/


Individual Sponsors

Dr. Hale and Lee Stephenson
Jill Carraway
John and Kelly Hildebrandt
Becky Tyndall
Dr. Kelly Haven
Dr. Monica Horne
John Joyce
Kylee Wilkerson
Jed Hardee
Virginia Hayslip