Author: Matt Artz

Independence Day (1996)

See Our Favorite July 4th Movies!

Independence Day Weekend is upon us, and whether you are enjoying the beach, a cookout, or just quality time with family and loved ones, you need look no further than our list of the...

Born in the USA

Hear Our Favorite July 4th Songs!

Independence Day Weekend is upon us, and whether you are enjoying the beach, a cookout, or just quality time with family and loved ones, you need look no further than our Spotify playlist of...

The author of the novel that inspired the film 'The Silver Linings Playbook' will be in Manteo on July 7.

Author Matthew Quick Outer Banks Book Signing Announced

The Outer Banks author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was recently made into an Academy Award winning movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, will be signing copies of his newest book this...

The T-800 is back in 'Terminator Genisys'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – July 1, 2015: ‘Terminator’ Is Back

He said he would “be back” and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is fulfilling that promise (again) in the big screen comeback of the Terminator, facing stiff competition in theaters this week against Magic Mike and...

'Finding Nemo'

Outer Banks Movies On The Sound Finds ‘Nemo’

The Outer Banks Children at Play Museum is once again presenting free outdoor screenings of some of your favorite family films every Friday night this summer as part the Movies on the Sound program, continuing...

July 4, 2006 at Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Outer Banks July 4th Events To Celebrate Independence Day 2015

It’s the Fourth of July and we have compiled a list of events going on around the Outer Banks where you can celebrate America’s birthday this Independence Day and watch a spectacular fireworks display...

'Happily Ever After Children's Show' is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

‘Happily Ever After’ Outer Banks Kids Show Playing Festival Park

Bright Star Touring Theatre brings “Happily Ever After” to the Outer Banks, at the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park July 8, 9, 10. The production is a hilarious rendition of some of...

Outer Vapes owners Christine and Ronnie Beasley with Sue Artz on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on June 24, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 50 – Outer Vapes Owners [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 50, featuring special guests Christine and Ronnie Beasley, owners of Outer Vapes Custom Vapors and Lounge in Kill Devil Hills...

Jefferson Starship - July 12 at Waterside Theatre

Jefferson Starship Landing On Outer Banks [Concert Preview]

Rock icons Jefferson Starship will be live in concert on the Outer Banks for the first time this summer at The Lost Colony‘s historic Waterside Theatre. Welcoming Jefferson Starship to its first ever area...

Outer Banks Summeritaville Concert, June 26, 2015 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)_0110

Outer Banks Summeritaville Concert Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Summeritaville Concert returned to Hatteras Island last night, with local favorites Jonny Waters and Company and SOULone live on stage at the spacious Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe....

Wicked Tuna Outer Banks flag

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Adds All-Female Reel Action

The upcoming second season of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (formerly Wicked Tuna: North vs. South) will feature some returning favorites as well as some new additions to the cast, including the first all-female boat...

A new threat has bite in 'Jurassic World'.

[Movie Review] Dinosaurs Rule ‘Jurassic World’

Genetically engineered dinosaurs live once again at the ultimate theme park for thrill seekers who have seen it all in the sequel Jurassic World, a fun ride that reminds viewers why we all fell...

The Marine Aircraft Wing Band will perform live in concert on July 4th at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo.

Outer Banks July 4th Concert Returns To Festival Park, Manteo

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will once again host their annual Outer Banks July 4th concert, featuring patriotic music performed live this year by the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, to be followed...

Man's best friend shows his bravery in the true story 'Max', filmed in North Carolina.

‘Max’ Brings Inspiring True Story To Life In Theaters [NC Film]

From MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment, and Picture 8 Productions, the a new family movie Max, filmed in and around Charlotte, Asheville, Kings Mountain, Elkin, Faith, Gastonia, and Cedar Mountain, North Carolina and inspired by a true story,...

'Salsa Cinderella' is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

‘Salsa Cinderella’ Kids Show Spices Up Festival Park, Outer Banks

Grey Seal Puppets brings Salsa Cinderella, this classic tale of love and footwear, with a spicy twist, July 1-3 to the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park.  All the familiar characters are re-imagined...

Filmed in North Carolina, 'Max' is the true story of a heroic dog.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – June 26, 2015: ‘Max’ Meets ‘Ted 2′

A foul mouthed teddy bear returns to the big screen and man’s best friend comes home from war in theaters this week, while emotions come to life at the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer...

Under the Dome Season 3 first look 01

Go Back ‘Under The Dome’ With Season 3 Preview [NC Film]

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the hit CBS drama Under the Dome returns for Season 3 beginning tonight, and we have a sneak peek at tonight’s two-hour event, featuring new episodes entitled “Move On” and “But...

'The LEGO Movie' Poster

Outer Banks Movies On The Sound Playing ‘Lego’

The Outer Banks Children at Play Museum is once again presenting free outdoor screenings of some of your favorite family films every Friday night this summer as part the Movies on the Sound program, continuing...

Village Realty

Village Realty Awards Scholarships To Outer Banks Students

 The second annual Village Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, have been presented to eight area high school seniors and one college student:   Amanda Gaskins – Ocracoke High School Caitlyn...

Masterminds official poster

‘Masterminds’ Full Trailer Is Stupid Rich [NC Film]

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the official full trailer for the new heist comedy Masterminds, starring Wilkesboro, NC native Zach...

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will host the 'Let Freedom Ring' concert on July 5, 2015.

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Patriotic Outer Banks Concert Announced

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church will hold their 8th Annual “Let Freedom Ring” musical presentation on Sunday, July 5.  Due to high demands in seating, the concert will be held in two presentations.  The First...

Bob Muller, President Outer Banks Community Foundation; Bill Coleman, CEO RIHA; Lorelei Costa, Executive Director OBCF; Shirley Hamblet, staff OBCF; Nancy Sugg, Director OBCF; Leslie Reed, staff OBCF; Jane Webster, Director OBCF; and Dorothy Hester, Director OBCF; recently got a tour of the new sound system at 'The Lost Colony', upgraded thanks to a donation from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

‘The Lost Colony’ Gets New Sound System From Community Foundation

The Lost Colony sounds better than ever this year, thanks to a generous donation recently received from the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Directors and staff from the Outer Banks Community Foundation (pictured below) were...

NC Aquarium Tyrannosaurus Trek on Roanoke Island, June 19, 2015 (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 49 – NC Aquarium, Tyrannosaurus Trek [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 49, on location at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, featuring the dinosaur exhibit “Tyrannosaurus Trek”.  Take a tour of...

Emotions come to life in 'Inside Out'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – June 19, 2015: Feeling ‘Inside Out’

The newest animated adventure from Disney and Pixar goes Inside Out in theaters this week.. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of June 18, 2015! Jurassic World (rated PG13) takes you to...

Ballyhoo returns to Kelly's in Nags Head in concert on July 26, 2015.

Kelly’s Brings Ballyhoo Back To Nags Head [Concert Preview]

National recording artists Ballyhoo! will be back on the Outer Banks this summer, live in concert at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head in July. A rock band with punk energy...

'Beauty and the Beast' kids show plays Roanoke Island Festival Park, June 24-26, 2015.

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Kids Show Playing Outer Banks, Manteo

The classic Beauty and the Beast children’s show will be presented by the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Opera on the Outer Banks, live on stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park this month. The kids show...

'Despicable Me 2' movie poster

Outer Banks Movies On The Sound Gets ‘Despicable’ Sequel

The Outer Banks Children at Play Museum will once again present free outdoor screenings of some of your favorite family films every Friday night this summer as part the Movies on the Sound program, continuing...

The Bonner Bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the Northern Outer Banks will soon be replaced with a new parallel bridge.

Outer Banks To Get New Bonner Bridge To Hatteras Island

It has been a long time coming (decades in fact), but a settlement agreement was finally reached this week that will allow the aging, unquestionably unsafe Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet to...

'OBXE TV' host Sue Artz takes a monster truck ride with Son-uva Digger driver Ryan Anderson at Grave Digger's Dungeon, Currituck, NC on June 6, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 48 – Son-uva Digger Driver Ryan Anderson (Part 2) [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 48, once again featuring special guest Ryan Anderson, driver the Son-uva Digger monster truck.  After discussing growing up the son...

Dare County Arts council presents a Painting Workshop on Wednesdays this summer.

Dare County Arts Council Presents Beginner Painting Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a weekly painting workshop with popular Outer Banks artist Catherine Hamill. Designed for beginner to intermediate artists ages 16 and up, this workshop will introduce you...