Author: Matt Artz

Summeritaville Outer Banks Concert in Rodanthe - June 26, 2015

Outer Banks Summeritaville Concert Features Jonny Waters, SOULone

Our friend Jonny Waters will headline the 3rd Annual Summeritaville Concert at the Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe in June, with SOULone also set to perform. Read on for the official announcement, and...

The Lost Colony 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

‘The Lost Colony’ 78th Season Opens on Outer Banks

Actors, directors, designers, technicians, dancers and singers are in the final days of rehearsal for Paul Green’s The Lost Colony opening for its 78th season on May 29. Each year, the symphonic drama is...

Soundside fire on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, taken from west of Wanchese on May 18 at approximately 5pm. (photo by Frankie Powers)

Soundside Fire on Alligator River Refuge Reaches 100 Acres

At approximately 4:30 pm yesterday, smoke was reported on the sound shore north of Point Peter Road and south of Callahan’s Creek on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.  Refuge and NC Forest Service personnel...

National Park Service summer programs on the Outer Banks take kids to the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

National Park Service Announces Outer Banks Summer Programs

Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational...

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Watch ‘Under The Dome’ Season 3 Sneak Peek Preview [NC Film]

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, an official 60-second preview of Season of 3 of the hit CBS drama Under the Dome has arrived online today. CBS has announced that Season 3 of Under the Dome will...

Zoso will bring the music of Led Zeppelin to Roanoke Island Festival Park on Sept. 5, 2015.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Zoso To Rock Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Led Zepplin tribute band Zoso will bring the sounds of the classic rock band to the Outer Banks for the first time this summer, live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in...

Mustang Music Festival, Corolla, NC

Outer Banks Mustang Music Festival 2015 Lineup Revealed

Keller Williams and Rusted Root will headline a great lineup of stellar musicians just announced for the 2015 Mustang Music Festival at the Whalehead in Corolla this October. Read on for the official announcement...

Island Art Show - May 25, 2015

Hatteras Island Art Show Benefits Announced

The first Hatteras Island Art Show of 2015 is coming to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center on Memorial Day. All are welcome to this community event, free of charge, so you can save your money...

Vacation poster

Griswolds ‘Vacation’ Through NC in First Trailer [NC Film]

With scenes filmed partially in Charlotte, North Carolina last year, the first official red band (restricted) trailer for the upcoming reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation has arrived online. Featuring the return of Chevy Chase...

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Tidewater Comicon Brings Super Fun to Virginia Beach [Video / Photo Gallery]

The region’s biggest event of its kind returned to Virginia Beach this past weekend, as Tidewater Comicon took over the Virginia Beach Convention Center with two days of super powered fun for all ages....

Sponsors Grizelle Fearing of Mollie A. Fearing and Associates and Mark Ballog of Lucky 12 Tavern are pictured with the Best in Show painting by Fay Davis Edwards, and the People’s Choice Award painting by Jason Schultz.

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Opens, Winners Announced

Dare County Arts Council was filled to capacity with nearly 200 artists and art lovers on Sunday, May 3rd to celebrate the opening of the 18th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. Sponsored by...

Tom Hardy is Mad Max in the sequel 'Fury Road'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – May 15, 2015: ‘Mad Max’ Back In Action

Mad Max returns to the wastelands to face an army of Pitch Perfect girls in theaters this week, while the Age of Ultron continues at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update...

Christine Dakin will perform in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park on May 22, 2015.

Dancer Christine Dakin To Screen Film, Perform On Outer Banks

Professional dancer Christine Dakin will screen her film La Voz del Cuerpo – The Body Speaks on the Outer Banks this month in Manteo, sponsored by the Bryan Cultural Series. A talk and dance...

'Paper Towns', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina

‘Paper Towns’ Reveals New TV Spot [NC Film]

Filmed partially in and around Concord and Charlotte, North Carolina, a new TV spot for the romantic drama Paper Towns has come online. From 20th Century Fox, Paper Towns is based on the novel by The...

Shallowbag Shag Outer Banks Beach Music Festival 2014 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0133

Outer Banks Shallowbag Beach Music Festival Returns [Concert Preview]

The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival comes to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Memorial Day Monday, May 25, featuring headliners The Band of Oz and Steamboat Funktion, joining...

Sue Artz with Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director Kim Sawyer at OBX Entertainment Studios on May 1, 2015 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 45 – Roanoke Island Festival Park Director Kim Sawyer [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 45, featuring special guest Kim Sawyer, executive director of Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.  Returning for her second appearance...

AJ Tata will sign his novel 'Foreign and Domestic', which is set on the Outer Banks, at 'The Lost Colony' Dare Night performance on June 5.

A.J. Tata Outer Banks Book Signing To Kick Off ‘Lost Colony’ Season

Author A.J. Tata will help kick off the The Lost Colony‘s 2015 season with a local signing of his new novel Foreign and Domestic, which is set on the Outer Banks! The Lost Colony...

Mustang Spring Jam 2015 poster

Mustang Spring Jam 2015 Brings 7 Bands To Corolla [Concert Preview]

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room will once again host their annual Mustang Spring Jam concert fundraiser this month in Corolla, to help save the wild horses. The 4th Annual Mustang Spring Jam features a great...

Outer Banks Soundside Live Concert - May 7, 2015, Nags Head (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0046

Outer Banks Soundside Live Concert Comes To Beach [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Soundside Live concert, originally scheduled as a ticketed event presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau that was to take place at the as-yet-unfinished Outer Banks Event Site, was relocated to the south...

Reese Witherspoon is in 'Hot Pursuit' of Sofia Vergara in theaters.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – May 8, 2015: In ‘Hot Pursuit’

Reese Witherspoon is in Hot Pursuit of Sopfia Vergara in theaters this week, while the Age of Ultron continues at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of May...

Sue Artz with her sons, Jasper and Ozzie, on Mother's Day 2013 at the the Point Harbor Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Patch. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2015 on the Outer Banks

This Sunday is all about Mom, and the first thing you can do to make it special is to treat her to an awesome dinner out at one of our favorite Outer Banks restaurants...

Mark Ruffalo is The Hulk in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

[Movie Review] ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Is Beyond Epic

The Avengers are back on the big screen for Disney’s latest all-star superhero adventure set in the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but more than the Age of Ultron, this sequel is the...

McHorney's Odditorium unveiling

Historical McHorney’s Odditorium Unveiling In Currituck

Historic McHorney’s Odditorium and Cabinet of Curiosities will hold its unveiling celebration this weekend in Barco, Currituck. Live entertainment includes music by national recording artists Danka and local band Soul House Revival, plus performances...

Freedmen's Colony sketch by James Taylor, 1867.

Outer Banks Freedmen’s Colony 152nd Anniversary Commemorated

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, thousands of African-American slaves risked punishment, family separation, and even their lives to reach the freedom waiting for them on Roanoke Island.  The story of the Freedmen’s Colony...

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 9, 2015 at Alligator River Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate Migratory Bird Day At Alligator River Refuge

You are invited to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an open air tram tour this Saturday, May 9, from 9am to 12pm.   You can hop on...

Outer Banks KidsFest - May 8, 2015 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks KidsFest Returns To Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will once again host the annual all age Outer Banks KidsFest event this Friday, presented by the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County. This exciting, free event...

Star Wars 501st Legion Carolina Garrison at Jockey's Ridge, Nags Head (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0004

May The 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day Hits Outer Banks [Video / Photo Gallery]

May the Fourth be with you! For fans of the Star Wars movie franchise, the date of May 4 each year has been adopted as the official holiday celebrating all things that we love...

Sue Artz with Outer Banks Brewing Station owners Aubrey Davis and Eric Reece on the set of 'OBXE TV' on April 30, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 44 – Outer Banks Brewing Station Owners [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 44, featuring special guests Aubrey Davis and Eric Reece, owners of the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills. ...

Kill Devil Derby Brigade, May 2, 2015 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0016

Kill Devil Derby Brigade Roller Girls Win At Home [Video / Photo Gallery]

Roller derby night returned to the Outer Banks when the Kill Devil Derby Brigade‘s home team, Blackbeard’s Revenge, claimed a hard fought victory over the Riptide Wreckers at a recent event at home at...

Relay for Life at Roanoke Island Festival Park, May 2, 2015 (photo by Patty Beasley for OBXentertainment.com)

Outer Banks Relay For Life 2015 Raises Over $10,000 [Photo Gallery]

The annual Outer Banks Relay For Life fundraiser returned to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Saturday, May 2, with live entertainment and events happening throughout the day. The Relay For Life of...