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25 Mar 2023
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For VUSIC OBX, the locally grown concert promoter that brought eight shows to Roanoke Island Festival Park last year, 2023 is look every bit as good if not better.

Five bands have already been signed, but according to owner Rebecca Meyers, that’s just halfway to the finish line. She told the Outer Banks Voice in an article published earlier this week that she’s hoping to have 10 signed for the summer. 

Like last year, it’s an eclectic mix of styles and genres, with a distinct nod to reggae, which is Meyers favorite style.

All the concerts are at RIFP, which is an amazing venue of music. Overlooking Roanoke Sound, the setting is a good as it gets. It’s a outdoor venue with a lot of room for families, lawn chairs and food and art vendors.

And it is the food and art vendors that are so much a part of making a VUSIC event so special. This isn’t some corporate image of what a good time should be. A VUSIC evening of music is all about the Outer Banks and how welcoming and open it is to experiences.

Meyers has said on a number of occasions that bands really enjoy the VUSIC way of putting  on a show—a style that includes at least a day of downtime enjoying Outer Banks hospitality courtesy of the promoter.

The formula seems to work well. The second headliner of the series is reggae band Rebelution, who was here last last year. And opening night for the series on June 20 is Lettuce & Steel Pulse with Makua Rothman. Steel Pulse opened for Rebelution last year.

It should be a great year of music at RIFP. The lineup for this year includes at least one Grateful Dead oriented band, Almost Dead (August 6) as well as country and reggae.

So much to look forward to for the summer. Be sure to make those Brindley Beach Vacations reservations right away.