Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Ruth Wyand one of the talented Outer Banks Musicians appearing at local venues.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on the Outer Banks. Proof positive of that is the all the live music scheduled this weekend, and actually right on through the winter.

There is not as much to do as there is in the summer, but for anyone coming thinking about a getaway or a romantic Valentine’s Day visit, there is plenty to do on on the Outer Banks.

This is just an overview, and with a little looking and a little research, there is no doubt more entertainment can be found.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head has set the standard for years for entertainment on the Outer Banks. With the largest bar and stage area around Mike Kelly does a great job of brining in some really good groups. Weekends are always live music and there’s something happening almost every other night. Plus free chile on Fridays.

New this year, the Outer Banks Brewing Station Kill Devil Hills is staying open in January. In the past Eric and Aubrey took off for parts unknown for the month, but this year, there’s live music all weekend and some of the best beer on the Outer Banks.

Two places in Kitty Hawk are worth checking out. Ocean Boulevard has live music every Friday night. Good place to go for wine by the glass, killer martinis and an outstanding kitchen. For couples looking for a special place to go on Valentine’s Day—OB would fit the bill.

Trio has become almost everyone’s favorite place to go for a glass of wine or a schooner of beer. Over 24 wines by the glass, 25-30 beers on tap and live music Thursday through Saturday—hard to argue with that.