Author: Matt Artz

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana star in 'The Words'.

Weekend Movie Update – Sept. 7, 2012

The Words get Bradley Cooper in trouble in theaters this week, while the latest Rush speeds into The Pioneer Theatre. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of September 7, 2012! The...

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent Headlines Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival [Concert Preview]

Hailed by The Wallstreet Journal as the “New Queen of Bluegrass”, Rhonda Vincent will headline the first ever Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, coming next month to Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring three days of events and two...

Danielle Panabaker stars in 'Piranha 3DD'.

NC-Filmed 'Piranha 3DD' Surfaces on DVD

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2011, Dimension Fims’ bloody sequel Piranha 3DD arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, via Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can check out an official trailer for the horror...

Guttermouth

Guttermouth to Stir Up The Pit with New Threat [Concert Preview]

Summer may be windng down, but the Outer Banks music scene is heating up, with national surf-punk hellraisers Guttermouth set to invade Kill Devil Hills this month. Formed in 1988 in Huntington Beach, CA, the band is infamous for...

Pro Surfers Gabe Kling and Leah Dawson Win OBX Labor Day Cup

The Bud Light Lime Surf Series hit the east coast for the first time with its final contest of the 2012 tour, the innaugural OBX Labor Day Cup this past weekend at Jennette’s Pier in...

Legendary actor Michael Biehn was all smiles meeting hundreds of fans at the first ever "Blood at the Beach" Horror Convention in VA Beach in April 2012. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Iconic Actor Michael Biehn Directs 'The Victim' [OBXE Interview]

He’s played both hero and villain in some of the most memorable films of all time, but never a victim. When he wasn’t facing down the biggest badasses in movies in The Terminator (1984)...

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...

Leah Dawson at the 2012 Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup in Nags Head. (photo by Matt Artz for OBX Entertainment)

Labor Day Cup Brings Pro Surfers to Nags Head [Photo Gallery]

The Bud Light Lime Surf Series hit the east coast for the first time with its final contest of the 2012 tour, the innaugural OBX Labor Day Cup happening this weekend at Jennette’s Pier in...

'We're the Millers' co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston previously worked together in 'Horrible Bosses'.

[Now Filming] Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis Reunite in Wilmington

Warner Bros. Pictures released a statement this week officially announcing that filming of the new action comedy We’re the Millers is currently underway in Wilmington, North Carolina and revealing new plot details about the anticipated release...

Seven Ten Oil

Seven Ten Oil Make Their OBX Debut [Concert Preview]

Virginia Beach, VA headbangers Seven Ten Oil will make their Outer Banks debut this weekend at Longboard’s in Kitty Hawk. The hard rock four-piece opened for the legendary KISS at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater in...

Dash Rip Rock

Dash Rip Rock Returns to Kill Devil Hills [Concert Preview]

New Orleans legends Dash Rip Rock return to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills to turn up the volume and paint the town red live in concert tonight (August 31)! SPIN Magazine...

Now in theaters, Jaime Pressly and ‘The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’.

Kinston, NC Native Jaime Pressly Goes on a 'Big Balloon Adventure'

Kinston, North Carolina native Jaime Pressly returns to theaters in the new family film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, opening in theaters this week. Jaime Pressly (Not Another Teen Movie, Joe Dirt,...

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Friday Night Movies on the Sound Presents 'The Lorax'

The Children at Play Museum presents Friday Night Movies on the Sound, outside on the lawn near the old Windmill Point property next to Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head, with a screening of the animated hit Dr. Seuss’...

Natasha Calis stars in 'The Possession'.

Weekend Movie Update – August 31, 2012

Gangsters and demons possess theaters this week, while Disney’s latest live action family film arrives at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 31, 2012! The Odd Life...

Kitty Hawk, NC native Kim Diggs will drop in with the world's best pros on her home surf at the first ever Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup, September 1-3, 2012 at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. (photo courtesy of BLLSS)

Full Lineup of Pro Surfers Set for Nags Head Labor Day Cup

The full lineup of professional surfers confirmed to compete in the Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup this weekend in Nags Head was released today, as icons like world champion Sunny Garcia and big wave...

Perpetual Groove

Perpetual Groove Coming to Kill Devil Hills [Concert Preview]

The genre-bending sounds of Perpetual Groove are coming to Port O’ Call in September, promising a three hour live show. Formed in Savannah, GA in 2001, PGroove has a large catalog of original music that dips...

Proverbial

Proverbial Returns to The Pit [Concert Preview]

Proverbial and Kings of Belmont return to Kill Devil Hills this week to headline the Labor Day Weekend entertainment lineup at The Pit in Kill Devil Hills. The reigning four-time Richmond, VA battle of the bands champions, Proverbial...

Chloe Grace Moretz takes aim in ‘Hick’.

NC-Filmed Chloe Grace Moretz Drama 'Hick' Hits DVD

Filmed in North Carolina and Nevada in 2011, Hick starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, and Juliette Lewis hits DVD this month following a brief theatrical run earlier this year. Adapted from the critically...

Day at the Docks

Day at the Docks Celebrates Hatteras Island Watermen

Day at the Docks returns to Hatteras Island for four days of family friendly events celebrating the working traditions of the local waterfront. Day at the Docks started as a day-long confirmation of strength celebrating...

Southern Culture on the Skids was formed in 1983 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Southern Culture on the Skids Rocks Labor Day Weekend

 North Carolina music legends Southern Culture on the Skids return to the Outer Banks this Labor Day weekend live in concert at Port O’ Call in Kill Devil Hills. Formed in Chapel Hill, NC in...

Dolphin Tale

Friday Night Movies on the Sound Presents 'Dolphin Tale'

Outdoor family movie night continues this Friday in Nags Head! The Children at Play Museum presents Friday Night Movies on the Sound, outside on the lawn near the old Windmill Point property next to Pamlico Jack’s...

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star in 'Hit and Run'.

Weekend Movie Update – August 24, 2012

A real life husband-wife team hit the road in theaters this week, while the Total sci-fi remake plays with your mind at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of...

'The Apparition' stars Luke Pasqualino, Tom Felton, and NC native Julianna Guill.

NC Native Julianna Guill Haunts Theaters in 'The Apparition'

Winston-Salem, North Carolina native Julianna Guill returns to theaters this week in the new thriller The Apparition, from Warner Bros. Pictures. In the photo above, Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th, Crazy Stupid Love) plays “Lydia”, part...

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach is the oldest continuously run surf contest in America. (photo: ECSC)

[ECSC] VA Beach Hosts 50th East Coast Surfing Championships

America’s longest running professional surfing competition and the second oldest in the world, the East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as the country’s only six-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)...

Sunny Garcia

Top Surfers from Nags Head Labor Day Cup go to Hurley Pro

Excitement is building for the first ever Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup in Nags Head. Bud Light Lime and Hurley have announced a partnership for the Hurley Pro, an Association of...

Three-month-old Ozzie Artz of Kill Devil Hills starred as "Baby Virginia Dare" in the christening scene in 'The Lost Colony' on August 18, 2007. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Celebrate Virginia Dare's 425th Birthday this Saturday in Manteo

August 18, 2012 marks the 425th birthday of the Outer Banks’ most famous native and the first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, and there are numerous family friendly events planned to the celebrate...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Children at Play Hosts Outdoor Family Movie Night in Nags Head

The Outer Banks’ first outdoor family movie night kicks off this Friday in Nags Head! The Children at Play Museum presents Friday Night Movies on the Sound, outside on the lawn near the old Windmill Point property...

'ParaNorman' opens in theaters this Friday.

Weekend Movie Update – August 17, 2012

There’s something new for everyone in theaters this week, including an all-star action ensemble, Whitney Houston’s final performance, a magical family tale from Disney, and a creepy stop-motion adventure for all ages, while the latest...

Wright National Monument on December 17, 2003 - the 100th Anniversary of the First Flight. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Wright Memorial Hosts Family Fun for National Aviation Day

Admission to Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is free this Sunday, August 19, in celebration of Orville Wright’s 141st birthday, recognized throughout America as National Aviation Day. Sunday, August 19, 2012...

Donavon Frankenreiter on stage.

Donavon Frankenreiter Drops Into Kelly's

 Hawaii-based surfer/singer/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter returns to the Outer Banks this month live in concert at Kelly’s in Nags Head. Frankenreiter co-produced his most recent album Start Livin’, and he says the intimate new release is “basiclly a love...