Author: Matt Artz

First Friday - July 1, 2016

First Friday Events Take Over Manteo on July 1

First Fridays on the downtown Manteo waterfront are always big events with numerous activities happening for the community and Outer Banks visitors, but this Friday is July 1, a mid-summer extravaganza that may just...

Archaeologists recently discovered two pieces of pottery that belonged to a medicine jar likely used by a member of The Lost Colony. (photo courtesy of National Park Service)

Archaeologists Find Pieces of Lost Colony Mystery

The mystery of what really happened to The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island is America’s original urban legend and may never be completely solved, but a small piece of the answer was recently uncovered...

Independence Day: Resurgence

Weekend Movie Update – June 24, 2016: ‘Independence Day’ Attacks

The angry aliens and a killer shark are back in theaters this week, while Matthew McConaughey fights the good fight in the real Civil War, and Dory swims into The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks...

The 440th Army Band will perform an Independence Day concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on July 4, 2016.

440th Army Band To Perform July 4th Concert At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The 440th United States Army Band will perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park, beginning at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.), for the annual July 4th Celebration, also featuring fireworks, provided by the Town...

'The Emperor's New Clothes' children's show will be live at Roanoke Island Festival Park on June 29-30 and July 1, 2016.

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ Kids Show Playing In Manteo

Grey Seal Puppets will present the classic tale The Emperor’s New Clothes in fun new children’s show live on stage at inside the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. What’s big...

Tidewater Comicon 2016 (photo by HalloweenDailyNews.com)_0109

Outer Banks Cosplay On Display At Tidewater Comicon [Interviews / Photo Gallery]

The annual Tidewater Comicon returned to Virginia Beach, VA in May with an epic lineup of celebrity guests and comic book royalty that descended onto the Virginia Beach Convention Center for what has quickly...

Olivia Munn is Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

[Movie Review] ‘Apocalypse’ Arrives As ‘X-Men’ Unite

The original mutant awakens after centuries buried beneath ancient ruins and decides to exterminate all of us humans who have not yet “evolved” and developed special abilities, so it’s up to a fledgling team...

Let Freedom Ring concert - July 3, 2016

Patriotic Concert To Let Freedom Ring

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will hold their 9th Annual “Let Freedom Ring” musical concert on Sunday, July 3 at 5pm.  Featured will be the 70-voice sanctuary choir, 16-piece orchestra and guest singers.  Musical Director,...

Last Fair Deal

Last Fair Deal Grateful Dead Tribute To Play Brewing Station [Concert Preview]

Virginia Beach’s Last Fair Deal will bring the experience of seeing the legendary Grateful Dead live in concert to the stage at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills this month.  Last Fair...

VillaNova

VillaNova Brings Rock To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Concert Preview]

South Carolina’s VillaNova will bring their funky hooks and modern rock sounds to Kelly’s this month, in concert for two nights in Nags Head. Villa*Nova turns rock ‘n’ roll upside down. Hailing from Columbia,...

Emily West

(UPDATE: CANCELLED) Island Opry Series Brings Emily West To Manteo

UPDATE 6/26/16: This event has been cancelled. The Island Opry Outer Banks concert series is bringing national recording artist and former America’s Got Talent contestant Emily West to the stage at Roanoke Island Festival...

Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival

Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival Coming To Nags Head

Grab your friends and family, and get ready for a seafood party Outer Banks-style at the inaugural Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival, set for Wednesday, July 6 from 5 to 8pm at the Soundside Event Site...

Old friends reunite in 'Finding Dory'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 17, 2016: ‘Dory’ Found

Dory can be found in theaters this week, while The Rock joins the CIA. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of June 17, 2016! From Disney and Pixar, the animated sequel...

Team Cap is ready for a fight in 'Captain America: Civil War'.

[Movie Review] ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Tears The Avengers Apart

Marvel’s highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War brings (almost) all of your favorite Avengers heroes together only to rip them apart as Cap argues with Iron Man over the fate of The Winter Soldier (remember...

See 'Seussical Jr.' live at Roanoke Island Festival Park June 22-24, 2016!

‘Seussical Jr.’ Children’s Show Playing Roanoke Island Festival Park

University of North Carolina Greensboro will bring their production of the Seussical Jr. children’s show to the Indoor Theatre stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park on June 22, 23, and 24 at 10:30am.  In addition, an afternoon...

World Turning Band

Fleetwood Mac Tribute To Play Manteo Father’s Day [Concert Preview]

The historic Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, will host the ultimate live tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Fleetwood Mac when World Turning...

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UNC CSI To Host Science Lecture On Sustainable Coastal Gardening

 The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable coastal gardening and as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month.  This series, held monthly, highlights research...

Roosevelt's Chair Series presents 'Dark of the Island' Outer Banks author Philip Gerard reading, remarks, and book signing at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo on June 16.

Roosevelt’s Chair Series Presents Author Philip Gerard In Manteo

You are invited to spend an evening with North Carolina author Philip Gerard, whose latest book Dark of the Island takes place on Hatteras Island and offers the reader two fast paced plots. The...

Soundside FunFair Carnival in Nags Head - June 11, 2016 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0058

Soundside FunFair Nags Head Carnival Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Soundside FunFair brought all the the fun and excitement of an old school carnival to the beautiful Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head for four nights this past weekend, June 9-12.  OBX...

Outer Banks Centre for Dance presents 'Alice In Wonderland' on June 16 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.

Outer Banks Centre For Dance Presents ‘Alice In Wonderland’

Outer Banks Centre for Dance will present their production of the classic Disney fantasy Alice In Wonderland live on stage at First Flight High School this week, with two performances starring local dancers. All...

Vera Farmiga is Lorraine Warren in 'The Conjuring 2'.

Weekend Movie Update – June 10, 2016: ‘Conjuring’ More Scares

The true adventures of real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren continue in theaters this week, while a gang of magicians return for another caper, Orcs wage Warcraft, and Alice goes Through the Looking Glass at...

Zoso will bring the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo in concert on Sept. 3, 2016.

Zoso Brings Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute To Roanoke Island Festival Park

Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute experience, will return to the Outer Banks this September, live in concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Taking to the stage in venues across the country,...

Legend An OBX Novel

‘Legend: An OBX Novel’ Sets Dark Mystery On The Outer Banks

Season 3 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV will return next week with a new episode featuring an interview with Joseph Waltenbaugh, author of Legend: An OBX Novel, a dark...

Certificate of Excellence- Trip Advisor

Roanoke Island Festival Park Receives TripAdvisor Award

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo recently learned it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor...

Soundside FunFair 2016 Nags Head Carnival

Soundside FunFair Carnival Rides Into Nags Head

The first Soundside FunFair event brings a family friendly carnival to Nags Head this weekend, to benefit the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County.  Everyone young and old is invited to come out...

Velveteen Rabbit Children's Show Bright Star Touring Company July 20, 21, 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Summer Children’s Shows Coming To Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will host new children’s shows live on stage each throughout the summer, starting in June.  All of the kids shows take place at 10:30am inside the air conditioned Indoor Theatre...

SIX filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina

History Channel’s SEAL Team ‘Six’ Reveals First Teaser Trailer [NC Film]

The History Channel has released a new official trailer for the upcoming miniseries Six, currently filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, and it looks great.  Following Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission was to eliminate...

Brew and Arts 2016 - Sundays June-August at Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Brewing Station Hosts Brew And Arts On Mondays All Summer

The popular Brew & Arts summer art show series benefiting Outer Banks Children at Play Museum returns to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills on Mondays this June through August. Kids and...

Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo Returns To Kelly’s, Nags Head [Concert Preview]

National recording artists Ballyhoo! will be back on the Outer Banks this month for what has become an annual local summer concert tradition, live on stage at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in...

Rock the Cape 2016 poster

Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island

Dare County Arts Council will host their fourth annual Rock The Cape Festival this month on Hatteras Island. The Rock The Cape Festival will return to Hatteras Island for its fourth year for three days of...