Outer Banks Sounds to Host Musician Christmas Party

Posted By on December 15, 2012

Outer Banks Sounds, a collaboration between the Dare County Arts Council and 99.1 The Sound, continues its second season on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head.

The evening will begin at 6pm with a Christmas party for all Outer Banks musicians, featuring live music performances by local songwriter Christina Garey and local bands Mosquito Net and High Tide beginning at 7pm.

All local musicians, venue owners and music fans are invited to be part of this celebration of original Outer Banks music.

Outer Banks Sounds

Read on for the official press release.

Outer Banks Sounds is a live performance and CD compilation series that features the best local Outer Banks songwriters and performers.

All proceeds from sales of the Outer Banks Sounds CD will benefit the Community Music School. The school is a Dare County Arts Council initiative that brings quality, affordable music instruction to financially disadvantaged children in Dare County.

Showcases will be held every third Thursday from 7-10 pm, through May 2013 at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head.

At the end of the first season of Outer Banks Sounds, a song from each participating artist was included on the inaugural Outer Banks Sounds CD recording.  The second Outer Banks Sound recording is scheduled for release in the fall of 2013.  The first Outer Banks Sounds CD is currently available at the Dare County Arts Council gallery, Silver Bonsai, Radio Shack, Birthday Suits and Cloud Nine.

Local radio outlet 99.1 The Sound supports Outer Banks Sounds through on-air performances from local artists on Acoustic Lunch and radio promotion for both the live performances and the CD.

Dare County Arts Council is soliciting performers and retail partners for Outer Banks Sounds.  The following groups are encouraged to contact DCAC by sending an email to [email protected]:

–       Artists wishing to participate in the live performance series and recordings; –       Businesses wishing to carry the Outer Banks Sounds for sales; –       Music teachers wishing to participate in the Community Music School;  and –       Individual donors wishing to provide support for financially-disadvantaged music students

“This is a great opportunity to support established and up-and-coming musicians alike and help promote local artists of the Outer Banks. Thank you to WVOD, Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern and the Community Music School for making this Dare County Arts Council initiative possible,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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