Our 2020 NC Man Expo will have every bit of epic entertainment possible. Every inch of our event will be filled with vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, craft beverages, and so much more!

This year we will have escape rooms, gaming stations, numerous sports activities, live characters, live music, book signing from Sam Jones, and more!

Escape on Purpose Escape Rooms

Escape on Purpose is a fun, interactive entertainment activity. It is a real-life escape room game for groups of 2-10 people. While the goal is simple, the game is challenging: work as a team, testing your wits and skills to escape the room. You will work together by finding clues, solving puzzles and conquering challenges.

Sam Jones BBQ

Sam's grandfather, the late Pete Jones, opened the Legendary Skylight Inn at age 17 where Sam has been involved since a very early age. Skylight was founded in the summer of 1947 on fresh whole hogs being cooked over wood the same way many generations before Pete did it. Since that time, the Skylight Inn has become a standard in eastern NC barbecue. Known for its rich family history and unwavering dedication to cooking Barbecue, the Skylight Inn has stayed true to its roots.

Although Pete passed away in February 2006, his legacy and mark in Barbecue is still going strong. Skylight Inn BBQ is now operated by Pete’s son Bruce, nephew Jeff, and grandson Sam Jones who are very proud and dedicated to carrying on the legacy that Pete Jones left. The pits still smoke, and the fire burns brighter than ever.

Live Music

Saturday, June 13

Jeremy Burns

11 - 1 PM

Based in Wake Forest, NC, Jeremy walks the line between traditional and modern music.  Known for his powerful vocals and pure sound, you will usually find him on a stage, under the neon lights sharing his journey with an audience.

Jacob Vaughan

1 - 3 PM

A North Carolina country boy and is best known as a singer/songwriter specializing in Country music. Jacob has collaborated and performed with Confederate Railroad, Diamond Rio, Ray Fulcher (Luke Combs) and Jon Montgomery (Jukebox Rehab).

Jason Adamo

3 - 4 PM

Jason is known as a truly soulful singer with inspired lyrics and raspy falsetto. He recently received his first cut on a Major Label ("Beautiful Believer") on Brett Young's Big Machine Label Group debut LP, "Brett Young."

Sunday, June 14

Johnny Orr 

11 - 1 PM

Johnny Orr Band (JOB) is on its way to seeing its fame for renowned contemporary Country acts. Formed in 2007 by dynamic vocalist and main songwriter Johnny Orr, guitarist/vocalist Gino Latarulo and bassist/vocalist Jack Getz, later adding drummer Bill Eagen, dobro/slide Ricky Keen, and lead guitars Chad Lister. JOB has opened for Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Parmalee, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Jason Michael Carroll and more. 

Jason Adamo

1 - 2 PM

With the addition of Doug Casteen (lead guitar), Alex McKee (bass), Fabio Consani (harmonica, acoustic guitar), and David Littlejohn (keyboard), who all bring years of unique experiences and influences, The Jason Adamo Band (JAB) creates a brotherly vibe and puts a new spin on Adamo’s classic soul.

Shelby Merchant

2 - 4 PM

Shelby writes and represents music spun from a collective material of classic country, R&B, and Pop, which is woven into a tapestry of sound that is intimate, not intense; filled with an emotion of affection, not aggression.