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Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2014

[Contest] Win Tickets To The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival!

We have tickets to give away to the opening day of the 3rd annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival on Thursday, September 25, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo! To enter our drawing for two tickets to Day One of the 2014 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, all you have to do is watch this week’s […]

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Sue Artz with Outer Bluegrass Festival spokesperson Debbie Evans on the set of the OBX Entertainmetn original series 'OBXE TV' on September 10, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 28 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Fesitval Preview [Video]

The 28th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Debbie Evans, official spokesperson for the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival! Will discuss the history of the concert festival, preview this year’s event, and give us some exclusive scoop on who is reuniting for one time […]

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The Outer Banks premiere screening of the Nat Geo series 'Wicked Tuna- North vs. South' on August 14, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0031

‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “Ice Ice Tuna” Recap

(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.) The fifth episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was titled “Ice Ice Tuna”, Fishin’ Frenzy pulled in a bluefin that was […]

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Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will be live in concert at the 4th Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC on Friday, September 25, 2015!

Lorrie Morgan And Pam Tillis Coming To Outer Banks In 2015! [Exclusive]

Country music icons Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will bring their Grits and Glamour Tour to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo during the 5th Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival on Friday, September 25, 2015! OBXentertainment.com got the exclusive announcement directly from Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival promoter Cory Hemilright that Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis […]

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[Local Buzz] OBX Entertainment Welcomes OBXjetpak!

We would like to officially welcome OBXjetpak to the OBXentertainment.com Family! Thrill seekers have been coming to the Outer Banks to learn how to fly ever since the Wright Brothers first took off from here over 100 years ago, but the newest craze is unlike anything we have ever seen before, a unique blast off into the […]

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'A Haunting in Connecticut' costume designer Lance Culpepper will be a celebrity guest judge at the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on October 26, 2014 at Kelly's in Nags Head, NC.

OBX Halloween Parade of Costumes Announces ‘A Haunting’ Celebrity Judge!

OBXentertainment.com is excited to announce that A Haunting costume designer and The Lost Colony associate producer Lance Culpepper will be a celebrity guest judge of our Costume Contest at the first annual OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES, a free family-friendly event for kids and adults of all ages, coming to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Sunday, […]

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'Dolphin Tale 2' swims into theaters.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 12, 2014: Another ‘Dolphin Tale’

It’s back to the water with Dolphin Tale 2 in theaters this week, while nature’s wrath takes you Into the Storm at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of September 12, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, Mother Nature flexes her muscle, taking viewers Into the Storm (rated PG13), starting tonight (Friday) for a […]

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The First Flight Rotary Oink N' Oyster Roast fundraiser returns to Longboards in Kitty Hawk on October 11, 2014.

Chow Down At Annual Oink N’ Oyster Roast Fundraiser

The annual Oink N’ Oyster Roast fundraiser for the First Flight Rotary Club returns to Kitty Hawk this October. First Flight Rotary sponsors the community benefit which offers steamed oysters and North Carolina style barbeque and all the sides. The First Flight Marching Band will be entertaining and volunteering with the Rotarians. Funds raised are […]

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The Country Showdown talent search comes to Kelly's in Nags Head on Sept. 13, 2014.

Country Showdown Talent Search Coming to Kelly’s, Nags Head

America’s largest country music talent search returns to Kelly’s in Nags Head this weekend! Dixie 105.7 is bringing the 2014 Country Showdown to Kelly’s on the outer Banks. Dixie is giving you a chance to get in on America’s largest country music talent search! The Showdown has helped put musicians the likes of Garth Brooks, […]

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Artrageous - September 27, 2014 at the Dare County Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills

Dare County Arts Council Hosts 25th Annual Artrageous Event

The annual Artrageous fundraiser for the Dare County Arts Council is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary this month, with a full day of family-friendly fun happening in Kill Devil Hills. The 25th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza is an annual community-wide celebration of the arts, sponsored by Dare County Arts Council. Artrageous features creative hands-on art […]

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Sue Artz with Wanchese Woods owner Bud Elkins and his nephew David on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on September 1, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 27 – Wanchese Woods Haunt Owner Bud Elkins [Video]

The 27th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring special guest Bud Elkins, owner of the Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail! Bud will talk about what inspired him to open the Outer Banks’ scariest Halloween attraction in the heart of Wanchese last year and preview what brave […]

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The Outer Banks premiere screening of the Nat Geo series 'Wicked Tuna- North vs. South' on August 14, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0054

‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “We’re Not In Gloucester Anymore” Recap

(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.) The fourth episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was titled “We’re Not in Gloucester Anymore”, and that was the quote of […]

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The movie adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novle 'The Choice' will be filmed in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Nicholas Sparks To Make ‘The Choice’ In North Carolina [NC Film]

A second Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation will be filmed in North Carolina this year, following The Longest Ride earlier this summer, as a director has been named and production dates announced for The Choice. The film adaptation of Sparks’ novel The Choice will also be shot in Wilmington and Wrighsville Beach, North Carolina, with production to begin […]

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Mayla Dianna creates her own masterpiece on the Mustang Music Festival community art project.

Mustang Outreach Students Seeking Funds For Fall Music Program

Students of the Community Music School worked tirelessly throughout the summer to master their instruments, songwriting techniques, and performance skills in preparation for a series of upcoming performances, including two sets at this year’s Mustang Music Festival. Two of the program’s bands will take to the main stage along with several award-winning, world-class musicians while […]

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Chris Pratt goes to space with 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 5, 2014: ‘Guardians’ Arrive At Pioneer

For the first time in almost three years since launching our weekly Outer Banks movie updates, there are no new releases opening locally this week, while Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy arrives at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of Sept. 5, 2014!  Premiering tonight (Friday) at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for […]

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Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2014

Ricky Skaggs Headlines 2014 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]

The 3rd Annual Outer Bluegrass Festival is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park this month, featuring another all-star lineup of talent headlined by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder! Skaggs will be the final performer on Saturday night, Sept. 27, following sets by The Moore Brothers, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Russell Moore, The Boxcars, The Roys, and many more.  […]

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Outer Banks Children at Play Museum

Outer Banks Children At Play Museum Receives $15,000 PNC Grow Up Great Grant

The Children at Play Museum in Kitty Hawk will now be open to the public for free on Sundays during the off-season, thanks to a $15,000 Grow Up Great Grant from PNC Bank. The Outer Banks Children At Play Museum in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina announces the award of $15,000.00 from PNC for a Grow […]

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'The Lost Colony' presents 'PsychoPath' for Halloween 2013.

The Lost Colony Announces Auditions For PsychoPath Haunted Attraction

The Lost Colony may have closed for the season, but the work continues around the Waterside Theatre as staff and crew make plans for the upcoming October event that is guaranteed to scare everyone who dares to enter the haunted attraction.  PSYCHOPATH is an innovative, interactive and terrifying new attraction from the creative team behind […]

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‘OBXE TV’ Episode 26 – Outer Banks Pro Surfing Contest [Video]

The 26th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, featuring an on location report from the 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro surfing contest! Our youth reporter Ozzie takes viewers to the event, where you can watch highlights of the Semi-Final and Final heats, and watch this year’s […]

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The Outer Banks premiere screening of the Nat Geo series 'Wicked Tuna- North vs. South' on August 14, 2014. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)-0033

‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ – “Bluefin or Bust” Recap

(WARNING: SPOILERS ahead! We advise you to not read this recap before watching the most recent episode of Wicked Tuna: North vs South.) The third episode of the National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, was titled “Bluefin or Bust”, because that’s the scenario that faced Capt. Dave […]

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Win a FREE half-day with Outer Banks Fishing Charters at the 1st Annual OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES, October 26, 2014 at Kelly's in Nags Head, NC!

Outer Banks Fishing Charters Donates Costume Contest Prize To OBXE Halloween Parade!

OBXentertainment.com is excited to announce that Outer Banks Fishing Charters has graciously donated a free half-day fishing trip to be one of the prizes awarded to the winners in the Family/Group cateogry of our Costume Contest at the first annual OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES, a free family-friendly event for kids and adults of all […]

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Outer Banks Pro 2014 Surf Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro surfing contest concluded today at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, with Virginia Beach’s Michael Dunphy taking the top prize as this year’s champion, one week after also winning the East Coast Surfing Championship (ECSC) in Virginia Beach. We missed most of the best swell action on Wednesday and Thursday, […]

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'As Above So Below' poster

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Aug. 29, 2014: Horror ‘Below’

A former Bond goes bad in theaters this week, and while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 29, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, is the return of everyone’s favorite pizza-loving action hero reptiles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (rated PG13), […]

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The 2014 Outer Banks Pro surfing contest returns to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 27-Sept. 1!

Outer Banks Pro 2014 Results – Update 1 [Surf]

The 2014 WRV Outer Banks Pro is happening now at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, as the Men’s Quater Finals started this morning (Friday) at 8am! First time, this year’s contest will be an official ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) WQS (World Qualifying Series) 2-Star rated event, which means more of the most talented professional […]

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