Musicians performing at Jubilee Music's Grand Opening.

Musicians performing at Jubilee Music’s Grand Opening.

Jubilee Music Store moved from their cramped quarters on the north end of Seagate North about six weeks ago. The new location, still in Seagate North in Kill Devil Hills is more than twice the size with a small stage for jams and an open mic they’re planning on having come fall.

But Jubilee Music never did have a Grand Opening.

That changed as of Sunday. And a grand Grand Opening it was.

As it turns out, it was more than just a Grand Opening. Ronnie Swain, the owner, found out in the middle of his move that his wife Nancy was in stage four cancer. So it became a Grand Opening and Fundraiser.

Music Everywhere

Jubilee Music is a musicians store, but the assumption is when anyone walks through the doors they are a musician.

That may be why musicians of every musical style were so anxious to come out and help Ronnie.

Ronnie plays bluegrass guitar really well. A few other instruments also, but his love is bluegrass so there were a couple or bluegrass bands on hand.

But there were also a couple of hard rock bands outside, wailing away.

Inside, everywhere you looked people were picking up instruments, trying them out and holding impromptu jam sessions. That is what Jubilee Music has always been all about. Playing music for the joy of the playing.

Adding to the day were the kids. Kids everywhere, and these kids were fascinated by the instruments, hear them, learn about them and touch them.

Outside where the bands were the loudest, there were hotdogs, soda and a silent auction.

In so many ways, it represented so much of what is best about the Outer Banks.

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