So the big music week is almost upon us with the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Wednesday through Saturday followed by the Duck Jazz Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

If, however, the dates just don’t work into the travel plans, have no fear, there is still a lot happening on the Outer Banks throughout the month of October.

Looking for some great music? and some good food as well? Check out the 1st Annual Mustang Rock and Roast in Corolla October 13 and 14…that’s a Saturday and Sunday. 

It’s what was the Mustang Music Festival reimagined, this time with an oyster roast on Saturday and a barbecue cookout on Sunday. Great fun, great music, great food—how can it get better.

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival has become the most attended event of the fall season on the Outer Banks and that’s happening the following Saturday, October 20. 

The event is a fantastic time with wonderful food from local chefs and restaurants, cooking demos, discussions of commercial fishing, crafts, and games. It’s perfect for the whole family.

There’s even more after these two events, but we’ll catch up on that later.

1st Annual Mustang Rock & Roast

Saturday Lineup:

Mustang Outreach Program student bands


Groove Fetish

Jahman Brahman

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, and Songs From The Road Band. 

North Carolina oyster roast with all the fixings: 2-5 p.m.

Saturday evening Headliner:

Big Something

Sunday Lineup:


The Vegabonds

The Get Right Band

The Mike Dillon Band and Formula 5

Pork barbecue cook off from 2-5pm.


Pink Talking Fish

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Festival Hours 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: The Jones Sisters

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM: 1:25 PM – 2:20 PM

1:25 PM – 2:20 PM: Dr. Tom Band featuring Leslie Buck

1:25 PM – 2:20 PM: No More Room Band

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM: The Main Event Band

Cooking Tent Schedule

11:00 a.m. Cooking demo with Sharon Peele Kennedy

12:30 p.m. Chef Cookoff with Randolph Sprinkle from Saltbox Café and Marcelo Ortega from Ortegaz

1:45 p.m. Mariculture in NC Q&A Session

3:00 p.m. WICKED TUNA Outer Banks Captains Q&A