Things are looking great for the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival this week. The music and fun kicks off on Wednesday and runs through Saturday at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo and if there is a better place to be outside and listen to some great music, it would be hard to find.

The weather is looking great for the upcoming week plenty of sunshine, daytime and daytime highs in the low to mid 70s. It may get a bit chilly at night, so bring a light jacket or sweater.

The music this year may be the best we’ve seen yet. Some performers from past years are coming back again—Rhonda Vincent and the Rage has been at every show since it started in 2012. There are very few performers who do bluegrass as well as Vincent and her band, although every once in a while they’ll throw a couple of curves into their music.

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver close the show on Wednesday, the opening night. The was on hand two years ago. 

Some of the new talent is really exciting. Billy Strings who will be on stage Friday at 5:30. Blazing fast guitar work, not afraid to take chances and lots and lots of energy.

Flatt Lonesome first came to the Outer Banks with backing up a country act. They should have been the headliner that night. It’s a group of young musicians with loads of talent that sound great.

For our visitors on the Outer Banks, don’t miss this one. Pick a day or multiple days and spend a some time listening to music in the great outdoors.

Don’t forget—Sunday it’s the Duck Jazz Festival. Another must see music event.

And speaking of must see events—the Last Dance Womanless Beauty Pageant is coming up November 4th at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head. Plan on being there…it will be a blast.