All good things must come to an end and that goes for summer on the Outer Banks as well as almost everything else in life. But, if the summer season is coming to an end, it is certainly going out in style with some outstanding music.

It’s really all about musical tastes…Classical or Rock.

In this case, however, there may not be a need to choose.

The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series is bringing the Surf and Sounds Chamber Music back for the third time.

We had a chance to see them last year and this quintet is amazing, playing a full range of classical music from different periods. The concerts are free and there are four of them beginning Tuesday August 22, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores.

That’s followed by an outdoor concert at the Duck Amphitheater at 6:30, and trump to Cape Hatteras Secondary School, and a final performance on Friday at the Dare County Arts Council on Friday evening.

Personal choice for where to see a performance? It has to be the Duck Amphitheater on Wednesday.

Unfortunately that’s the same day as the Summer Send-off…Say Goodbye to Summer Party at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

It’s a whole day of music, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending seven hours later. The headliner is JJ Grey and Mofro. This is a rock band with a big sound—trumpets, trombones and some really tight arrangements. For classic rock fans, think Chicago, only really updated.

Decisions, decisions, decisions…maybe do both. Wednesday at the Summer Send-off and take in the Sir and Sound Chamber Music another day.