First Soundside Live on the beach in Nags Head.

What a treat the first Soundside Live was. Originally it was going to be the inaugural event for the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head, but thanks to a really miserable winter, the site wasn’t ready in time.

So they moved it to the beach next to Jennette’s Pier, and wow (!) that was amazing. A beautiful setting, great weather and amazing music—it just doesn't get my better than that.

Music was provided by Roadkill Ghost Choir and Greensky Bluegrass. Roadkill is sort of a throw back to classic rock with complex composition and a very different sound. Greensky is a classic bluegrass band, but it’s like the musicians really wanted to be rock ’n’ roll stars so they have a really driving beat. Great stuff.

Perfect for the whole family and families were certainly out in force—it looked as though the age range was from infant to 80’s.

The surf was kind of rough, but that just added to the atmosphere . . . great music with the sound of crashing waves as a backdrop. Just past the surf zone a couple of kiteboarder were taking advantage of the northeast breeze and probably listening to the music at the same time.

It was all sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and with any luck it will become an annual event—although probably on the sound next year.