With two major Outer Banks music festival coming up this week, the Outer Banks is the place to be for everything from bluegrass to blues.
Outer Banks Music Festival – Bluegrass Festival
Figuring there is a better chance of great weather in the spring rather than the fall, Cory Hemilright moved his Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival to May.
If the weather forecast we’re seeing for next week is any indication, it was a smart move.
It’s a four day festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park—and if there is a better outdoor setting to listen to bluegrass or any kind of music, it would be hard to imagine.
From the first Outer Banks music festival seven years ago until today, the lineup has been spectacular.
Evidently, Rhonda Vincent really likes the Outer Banks, because then she brings her band, The Rage, every year. They’re heading Thursday night. The rage may be one of the most talented bands around.
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers and Seldom Scene headline Friday evening with Town Mountain wrapping up the show on Saturday.
Wednesday things begin with a free shindig kick-off event at the Bluegrass Island Trading Company in Manteo.
Bring your instrument and jam.
Mustang Music Spring Jam
It the 8th Annual Mustang Spring Jam in Corolla and this may be the best yet, which would really be saying something.
Just to get all that talent in, this Outer Banks music festival has been expanded to two days. Well one-and-a-half, since Saturday the festival begins late afternoon.
Look for the Travers Brothership on the deck of Mike Dianna’s Grill Room on Saturday. They’re blues/rock with some scorching guitar work thrown in.
It’s music all day on Sunday with the kids from the Mustang Music Program kicking it off and headliner Ghost Light closing the show.
Ghost Light is amazing. A cross between Phish, Grateful Dead and any other jam band ever with a hefty dose of jazz thrown in.
Proceeds for Mustang Music festivals benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Music Program.