We want to be sure to be a little ahead of the curve on announcing the 7th Annual Mustang Music Spring Jam coming up Sunday May 20.

Taking place in Corolla at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, the Spring Jam is always a good time and this year looks as good as any that there has been.

The headliner this year is the Marcus King Band from Greenville, SC. For anyone wondering whatever happened to the southern rock of the 1970s—here’s the answer. Maybe a little more jazz than 45 years ago—although some of those original bands took their sound into some interesting place—but there’s still that soulful voice, amazing guitar work with a driving beat and tight arrangement. 

 As is always the case with a Mike Dianna production, there’s a full range of musical styles on display. Two reggae bands will be featured—loacal group Sensi Trails and Of Good Nature from Charlotte, NC. 

One of the more interesting bands may be Fireside Collective from Asheville. They’re kind of bluegrass—certainly that’s their roots and instruments, but they take the music where very few bluegrass musicians dare to go.

A nice feature to the Mustang Festivals is the use of multiple stages so there is always music happening—nonstop for the entire nine hours from 1:00-10:00 p.m.

It’s a great way to spend a spring day. And proceeds benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Music Outreach Program.