Bluegrass Festival Brings Top Pickers to Outer Banks [Event Preview]

OBX Entertainment is excited and proud to announce our official sponsorship of the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, coming to Manteo this fall with three days of live music and events, bringing some of the top bluegrass musicians in the world to Festival Park!

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The innaugural two-day concert is scheduled for October 5-6, 2012 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo featuring many of today’s biggest bluegrass stars, including Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, The Whiskey Rebellion, Drifting Sands, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Cumberland River Band, and many more.

You can watch the official promo video in the player below and then scroll down to check out the full lineup of bands and showtimes!

Friday, October 5th

11:00am  Drymill Road

12:30pm  Banjo Island

1:30pm  Drifting Sands

2:30pm  Stoney Creek

3:30pm The Hickory Project

5:00pm Nu-Blu

6:30pm  Stacy Grubb & Clay Hess

8:00pm The Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion will be live in concert at the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival.

The Whiskey Rebellion will be live in concert at the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival.

Saturday, October 6th

11:00am Gary “Biscuit” Davis

11:30am Cumberland River Band

1:00pm The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

2:45pm The Hillbilly Gypsies

3:15pm Nothin’ Fancy

 5:00pm Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

6:30pm Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

In addition, the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills will host the official after-paries, featuring encore performances by Drymill Road on Friday, Oct. 5, and Cumberland River Band on Saturday night, Oct. 6. There will be no cover fee for festival attendees, and plenty of outdoor space will be available behind the Brewing Station open to all for a bluegrass jam. Showtime both nights is 10pm.

Stacy Grubb will be live in concert at the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival.

Stacy Grubb will be live in concert at the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival.

Festival events wrap up on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a screening of the classic film O Brother, Where Art Thou? at The Pioneer Theatre in Manteo at 5pm, followed by a free bonfire jam session on the beach in front of the Comfort Inn South in Nags Head at 7pm Sunday evening.

For ticket information visit BluegrassIsland.com, and look for band profiles on many of the performers listed above coming soon to OBXentertainment.com, as we countdown the days until the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival!

Rhonda Vincent headlines to the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Oct. 5-6 at Festival Park in Manteo.

Rhonda Vincent headlines to the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Oct. 5-6 at Festival Park in Manteo.

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